Friday, September 30, 2011

Conversations with Kaden

Sometimes during the day Kaden & I have deep conversations. I invite you to listen in. ;-)

I love this face!!

I don't know if this is normal or not, but sometimes I like to pick up my camera & just start snapping away. With a face like this looking back at you, it's hard not to just smile!!

Did I go overboard?? Maybe!! (and this isn't even all of them! :)) But I love this face so much!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My 3 favorite kids!

See these kiddos? They're probably my 3 favorite kids in the whole, wide world! (The littlest one definitely is!!) ;)
 These are my bff Carrie's kids. I love them! Before I had my own baby, they were my babies! Unfortunately, right after K was born, Carrie & her family had to move to Dallas. I pray daily that it's a temporary move!! (hint, hint) :o) Anyway, last weekend they were down. I hadn't had a chance to get pictures of all three of our kids together. 
 It wasn't the best photo shoot. They aren't the most cooperative children, and it was lunch time!! But, we managed a couple. Those are two VERY handsome little boys!!
I can't wait to watch these kids grow up together!!

Fair Time

It's fair time here in Fort Bend County. I'm typically not a fan of the local fair, but I haven't been in years & Micah had never been, so last Friday we decided to head out to the fair for a coupe hours just to walk around. 
 We took Daisy with us, and while we were there, we ran into some kids from the church. So, we hung out with them for a while. 
 Micah is quite the ladies man! ;)
 We had to document Kaden's first trip to the county fair! I can tell you one thing, after walking around & seeing all the kids, he will NOT be hanging out there with his friends. (unless Micah & I are right behind him!!) Kids these days are scary!!
 Kaden was very entertained by all the lights & sounds. I carried him in "the pouch" for several hours, and he never got fussy! He was very content. 
 We watched the girl ride a few rides. And laughed at them as they were screaming their heads off!!
 Look how happy that sweet boy is! He loves being outside, and there was so much going on for him to watch. 
 As you can see, the night at the fair wore him out! He passed out as we were walking out of the fair. There was so much excitement he couldn't take it anymore. 
The county fair is not one of my favorite places, but I did have fun with our little family & the kiddos we hung out with! I think it'll be fun to take Kaden when he's a little older to see the animals & ride some of the kiddy rides!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Play Time

Kaden is getting to a really fun age. He's starting to really interact with the world around him. He responds to faces & familiar voices. He plays with toys. He's on the move. He rolls to get where he wants to go. I put him under his play mat the other day, and turned my back for a minute. When I looked back he was about 3 feet away from his mat. He's not crawling, but he just rolls. It won't be long before we have a crawler on our hands. Anyway, he's figured out how to make himself bounce/rock. By kicking his feet, he can make his bouncy set bounce or his car seat rock. It's so funny to watch him. He's so intense. This video doesn't do it justice, but I love to watch him when he starts kicking away.

Wordless Wednesday

1st Foods

Last week we went to Kaden's 4 month appt. Dr. gave us the go ahead to start baby food. We started with plain rice cereal. Kaden was NOT a fan! I can't say that I blame him. Not only was he not use to the texture, but the cereal doesn't have much flavor. 
 We tried plain cereal for a few days, and then started with foods. We've experimented with apples, carrots & green beans. So far he likes all of them!
 As you can see from the pics, when we first started, he got more on his face, bib & hands than in his mouth. But, he's doing much better now. Before he couldn't figure out what to do with his tongue. He would stick it out, and out would come the food. But, he's getting the hang of it now.
 Eating is messy, but it's so much fun! It's fun to watch him make all the silly faces when he tastes something new & when he's trying hard to figure out this new eating thing. 
 I can't believe we are already in this new stage of Kaden's life! He's growing so quickly!!
We love our little man and the new stage of life we're in with him. It's been so fun watching him grow!! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

4 Months

 Look at my handsome 4 month old!! Can you believe how big he is getting?!?
Stats: As of Monday's check-up, he's 15lbs 1oz and 25in long. He's in the 50th percentile for his weight & length and the 75th percentile for his head. Ok, so he has a slightly big head (inherited from his father). All that means is he's going to be extra smart!!
Sleeping Habits: Kaden has been sleeping through the night for a while now. Shortly after he turned 3 months, we moved him from the pack-n-play in our room to his crib in his room. He adjusted just fine, however I had a harder time. I woke up for several nights to go check on him. Paranoid?...maybe!!
Eating Habits: Still nursing exclusively. He eats every 3-4 hours. Sometimes I can stretch him 5. At his 4 month appt, his doctor gave us the ok to start food. We've tried cereal, and he wasn't a big fan. I gave him applesauce and he did a little better. I think he's still getting use to the spoon & texture. 
New Tricks: He's found his hands & toes, and he LOVES them. They're his new favorite toys!! He learned to roll from his back to his front. It took him lots of practice, but he finally got it. He's little smiles have turned into full fledge giggles. That's my new favorite trick!!
Dr. Visits: We went to the Dr. for his 4 month check-up. He's growing right on track. Dr. says we couldn't ask for a more perfect, healthy baby. We're very blessed! We go back in 2 months for his 6 month check-up.
General Observations: We've always had fun with our little guy, but I do believe he's entering into that really fun age! He's interacting more. He laughs out loud. He reaches out to try to grab things, and does hold them if he can get his hands on them. He laughs at silly faces. He plays with his hands. He tries to put his feet in his mouth. I think he's discovered his tongue and spitting. 
Look at that smile! LOVE IT!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Roomie Reunion

Labor Day weekend we headed to College Station for Micah's annual Roommate Reunion. This is our 3rd year to spend a night in CS with Micah's college roommates. We always watch an Aggie Football game, and then head to our friend Paul's farm to stay the night. 
 This was Kaden's first Aggie football game. (We're trying to brainwash him early!).  I wasn't sure how he was going to do, but I was pretty impressed. He made it through the 1st half perfectly. Around half time, he started to get a little restless. I can't say that I blame him. The 1st quarter was so long, and we were packed in like sardines!!
 At half time, him and I walked down to get some fresh air and stretch out. We found a bench to sit on, and he was perfectly content. The second half went a lot faster! We were so proud of our little Aggie this weekend! We can't wait to train him up the Aggie way!
It's been fun to see how our group has changed each year. First there were few spouses, and more fiances. Now we're almost all married, and there's 2 babies (only 1 made the pic.) Next year, there will be 4 babies. I wish we would have started the group picture sooner. But, I think it'll be fun to see how our group grows over the years!

4 Months

Kaden is 4 months old today. He continues to grow before our very eyes. We're going to the dr on Monday morning, so I'm going to save the official 4 month post for Monday morning. I just wanted everyone to be able to enjoy this smile!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Love this face!

OK, that first one just makes me smile. I like to try to imagine what he's thinking. Probably something like, "why does my mom have that dumb camera out again??" But, can you blame me? I just love this face!!

When I look at him, I don't even think of the all the misery & pain I went through for 9 months. It's amazing how quickly you forget that part & fall in love.  We thank God every day for him!!!