Monday, October 29, 2012

this weekend we...

1. Sat around and watched the weather channel- both of our families are in the path of Sandy.  Kirby's mom is expecting 1-2inches of snow and the school district we taught at in Maryland already cancelled school for tomorrow!
2. Played with this smilin' (but sick) baby
3. Tried rice cereal again- I wouldn't say he "liked" it but he ate several more bites than the first time.  Progress. 
4. Our family of 3 Dad carved our first pumpkin

Sunday, October 28, 2012

roll over, roll over

He surprises us everyday!  Last Wednesday night (10/24), Kaden finally did what we kept saying was going to happen any day.... he rolled over from his back to his belly!

I saw him start to do it, so I pushed him back over (come on... I didn't want to miss the photo/video opportunity and plus dad wasn't home, so I wanted to be sure I got it on video for him) and ran to get all the electronics.  When I came back, he was already trying to roll over again.  I barely had time to click on the video camera, so I missed the very beginning (okay... almost the whole thing).

I was so proud, so of course I wanted to see him do it again and again!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

first time with rice cereal

Mr. Kaden... you gave us some good laughs the first time you tried rice cereal!  You couldn't tell us what you thought of the whole experience, but your face sure did tell us!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

another trip to the ER...

Since moving to the south, my husband has made it a habit of getting injured while doing some of his favorite hobbies.  A few years ago he broke some ribs surfing.  Not much later he broke his collar bone and arm longboarding.  So, last Tuesday I wasn't surprised hearing him walk through the house in his wetsuit, telling me not to worry, but he needs to go to the ER to get his face stitched up.  After trying to get covered up by a wave, his surfboard snapped back and gashed his face from the corner of his nose (he said he felt it "flapping").  I wanted to take him to the ER, but he said no since Kaden was sleeping and didn't want to disturb him.  He drove himself with a wadded up piece of toilet paper soaking up the blood.  When I asked later, he admitted to being light-headed while driving to the hospital from losing blood earlier.  The gash went almost all the way through to the inside.  Luckily, no nerve damage.  Seven stitches later, he was good as new.  Well, almost.  At least the ER doctor did a great job lining things back up!
Stitch Removal 101: who needs a doctor when a pair of scissors and tweezers will do?  (hmmm... I think he's done this before)...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


He'll hate us for this post one day, but we just had to...

We laughed and laughed!  It didn't phase him at all though.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Meeting Uncle Steve and Aunt Barb

Uncle Steve and Aunt Barb were in town last week for a little getaway.  Friday night, we met up with them for pizza at their place.  They got to meet our little man and we all hung out together.  We are so happy Kaden was able to meet more family.


Monday, October 22, 2012

picture catch up

Okay... I'm going to be that Mom! 
Here are a bunch of pictures that were just too cute to leave out this month.
"I'm a model.   You know what I mean.  And I do my little turn on the catwalk"
Kaden and his towel friend "Toofy"
Here are a couple several shots that we liked from our mini photo shoot on his 4 month birthday.
I can't just pick one, sorry!

Fist pumping

visiting mom's school for the first time
sportin' a cute Halloween outfit for school

"What? ...I'm just practicing this thing you guys call standing."

making Halloween gifts for family

Sunday, October 21, 2012

4 months

Are you kidding me... 4 months old!  You are growing so quickly Kaden!

We think his eyelid is starting to look better.  Even the ladies at daycare think so too.  Yay :)

We aren't exactly sure about weight gain because we haven't been to the doctor, but Kirby held him and weighed him and we are thinking around 14lbs. 

Well most of this month, the little booger didn't like to sleep at daycare, so he was running on about 1-2 hours of sleep when we picked him up everyday.  The past week or so though, thankfully, he's started to do better.  He'll usually take one short (30-45 minutes) and one long (1-2 hour) nap.  When he gets home though, he struggles to take another nap before bedtime.  He's usually up from 3ish until 8ish!  Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated. ;)

Night time is good, but it could be better.  I realized he was keeping himself awake because he was getting cold, so we started dressing him warmer.  I think we solved that problem.  He also seemed to wake up and stay awake because of the nightlight in his room, so we took that out.  After both of those changes, he seems to be sleeping longer stretches... not just consistently.  Sometimes he's hungry and sometimes I think he's just getting up by habit.  We plan on talking to the doctor about the sleep habits (at home and daycare) at his 4 month appointment at the end of the month.

He was fitting snug into a few 0-3 months for most of this month, but recently, I packed them up to give away.  No more 0-3.  As most mother's know, it really depends on the brand.  He's ranging from 3months (some being big) to 6 months (some of those fitting just right).

He's still in the size 1 diapers.  I have a feeling it won't be long until his little thighs will be needing the size 2's though.

Oh yes... lots of them!

Drinking mama's milk, and we plan on trying some cereal after his 4 month appointment.  Actually, this month has been tough in the eating department.  I'll be happy to hear if he has gained weight, because he created some bad habits.  He was/is eating a few short/small meals... but not eating more often.  Since I am nursing him in the evenings and at night, I'm not sure how much he's drinking, but after estimating, we think he's getting the minimum amount for his age.  Plus... several times a week, he'd spit up so much at daycare, they'd have to change his clothes. So we'll see what the doctor says.

*still loves talking and eye contact!

*playing peek-a-boo

*"Wheels on the Bus"- this has been our secret weapon the past few days.  For some reason, (probably my awesome singing voice) he calms down instantly when I start singing "Wheels on the Bus".  Other songs work okay, but that one works all the time.

I had to stop and think about this one.  Things have really settled down and other than being too tired or hungry, nothing really gets him upset.  He is such a happy baby.

things to remember
Oh my... there are so many to remember!  (Maybe if I did a better job blogging on a more regular basis, this section wouldn't be so full.)

Our big boy rolled over from his belly to back! (Sept. 30)  Dad ran out to get us something to eat and the little guy surprised Mama.  I quickly grabbed the camera, Ipad, phone, video camera to be sure to capture it when he did it again.  And he did... 5 more times after that. 

*click to enlarge*

It won't be long til he's rolling form back to belly, too.  He's been working on it... making it to his side several times.  He's got all the right motions... just needs to put it all together at the right time.  He's very nosey observant, so I have a feeling it won't be long. 


About a month ago, we asked the ladies at daycare to do tummy time with Kaden. With the lack of sleep he was getting at daycare, he was coming home and crashing... giving us only the weekends to work on tummy time. Since then, he's really improved. 
Now with better head control, he's been pushing his head and chest up while laying on the floor, playing in his bumbo, and very recently started playing in his jumper! 


This month he started to have different types of "talking".  He has a mad/angry talk.  He does it when he's mostly in bed.

Grabbing... Reaching... Holding everything he can!



Saturday, October 20, 2012

family beach pics

Here are the last of the beach pictures from our family's visit a few weeks ago. (Mr. Kaden seemed to be the star of the show)


He was just about done at this point ;)