Monday, March 26, 2007

A Fun Day

Well, today was a fun day. We went to a play group this morning and Caden had fun. He did his ever-so-popular screeching noise when he was playing with balls and he made one baby cry! But all is well! There are some cute pictures of him playing and sucking everything in sight.

We gave Caden his first sippy cup today, or atleast tried to. Caden either chewed it or sucked the bottom. He isn't quite smart enough yet to know how to use it. :) But Mommy and Daddy are very proud none the less!

We went to the pool today too and we were there for 1 hour. It was a lot of fun. The pool there is great for babies, and we even had a hot tub soak (briefly b/c it is really hot and we don't want to overheat Caden) until Daddy cut his knee while in the hot tub and we had to leave. But he's OK. :) And don't mind the bathing suit shots... Yes, I know they aren't the most flattering photos... :)

So right now we are trying to get Caden to go to bed. Bedtime is not my favourite time. Caden wants to be rocked to sleep and he is getting too big to be carried. So we have to let him cry a bit. But every day gets easier...

I also put up a few pictures of Felix (our crazy cat that anyone can have if they want him!) playing in Caden's toys. He stayed in the exersaucer for over 1 hour licking himself!!!

It's 8:40 and Caden is asleep!!! We let him cry a bit but I was in his room and was humming to his CD and that comforted him enough that he could go to sleep. I hope it's a good night. Last night he was up until Jeff and I went to bed and he woke up at 2:00 for a sip of a bottle... We'll see how tonight goes. :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Look at That Belly!

Well, today I weighed Caden at a Mom's group I went to and he weighs 18 lbs 5.5 ounces! He is getting BIG. Don't you love the picture of his big belly? *grin* I hope it doesn't show anything... If it does I will delete it. Jeff took that picture yesterday and the one of him lying in the tub was taken tonight. Caden LOVES his baths so I bath him every day if I have the time. It depends, though.
Caden is very fussy right now. He doesn't want to go to bed but he doesn't want to play either. He wants Mommy to carry him but Mommy is trying to cook supper and type a quick message here. I am trying to make cabbage rolls for when Jeff gets home from work but they aren't as easy to make as I thought. Especially with a baby who wants you to hold him all the time. He isn't usually like this at night. Oh well... And can you see how well Caden can sit? I put pillows behind him to be safe but he can sit and play for a long time. Tonight he sat for about 30 minutes without falling. He is a big boy- big in the belly too!

Friday, March 16, 2007

He's Doing Better!

Well, Caden just got back from the Dr. with Daddy. He has been seing the Dr. about every 2 weeks since Christmas when he was eating poorly, and now she doesn't need to see him again until 9 months! It was nice that Jeff took him- I was exhausted and needed a nap. Now Jeff is sleeping! Caden got up at 3:30 this morning and then again at 6:00 and he was hard to settle. It must be because he is teething.

Anyway- back to the Dr.! Caden weighed 17 lbs 5 ounces last week. Now he weighs 17 lbs 15 ounces! I think Jeff said he is now in the 50-75th percentile for weight. He was just in the 50th before. So I am happy! The new lactose free formula is obviously working, and I thank God for that. It is stressful when your baby won't eat and is losing weight. I hope he stays good on the formula.

KinderMusik (Caden's music program) wasn't so good today, though. Caden was the ONLY baby who has homework! He is SO SO SO busy while he's there that he doesn't want to do what he is supposed to do. He is too busy looking at the other babies, rolling around and fussing that he doesn't get much out of it. And if he wants something and can't have it (like a paper to put in my booklet that he couldn't destroy) he will SCREAM and cry. But when I tell my family they say: "Well, we know he is yours, that's for sure!"... How nice of them. I guess this is my payback for being an awful child! Caden isn't awful, he's just selfish! *smiles* Bye for now!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Busy Day

It has been such a busy day today. Jeff and I think we will try to sell our condo and get a bigger place, so I thought I would start cleaning today. It was a bigger job than I thought. I have rearranged the living room and the baby's room, moving the computer in to Caden's room and taking the spare bed out to make more room. Caden loves it because he has the entire floor to play on now.
I think Caden is teething because he is drooling buckets- literally. I have changed him atleast 3 times today and that is no easy task because he will not stay still. And he has been spitting up a lot too- it is probably related to the drooling/teething thing. He goes back to the Dr. tomorrow for a check-up due to his lactose intolerance... He has been doing great so I am happy about that.
Caden has had a busy day too. He helped Mommy with all her work, had a bath in his big boy tub (since he can sit a little we have put his tub to a sitting position and he loves it. He kicks his little feet and splashes- it is so cute!) and he helped Mommy with the laundry before reading a story and going to bed. There are some pictures of him in the tub tonight and stealing the folded laundry! There is also a cute one of him with the remote control that was taken a few days ago. He got mad when I took it away- I guess that is what boys do!
It is 9:00 and Jeff will be home from work soon so I should get him something to eat (he forgot his lunch). Caden has been asleep for about 20 minutes. He is probably as tired as I am. What a day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Caden's Family and Friends :)

Well, that is a lot of photos, isn't it?! :) I will put separate ones up later of Caden with his grandparents and great-grandmas!

The first few pictures were taken at Christmas time when Caden was about 3 1/2 months old. They are pictures of Caden and Andrew- his BEST firend! :) Andrew was born in July.

Then there is a picture of Caden's "Auntie" Nicole. :) And his other "Aunt" Betty! There is a picture of my sisters and I, another picture of my sister, Holly, and then there is one of Jeff and little Caden. The next photo is Caden and my older sister, Meredith. This one was taken when Caden was only a few days old and Meredith came out from NB to help. There is a picture of Tarena, my brother-in-law's girlfriend, who was Caden's first babysitter! Caden was about 7 weeks in that photo. The next is a picture of Jeff's very good friend Garth. He came out from BC to visit and Caden liked him very much! :) And the last 2 pictures are of Caden's "Aunt" Cheryl :) and his real Aunt Kim! The one of Kim was taken the first day Caden came home from the hospital, and the one with Cheryl was only a few days after that! Few: that is a mouthful! That's all for now!

Monday, March 12, 2007

What a Beautiful Day :)

Jeff and I had a really nice time in Banff. :) We went to the hot springs and we stayed there for about an hour and then we got hot chocolate and went window shopping. It was a really nice relaxing day and we both really needed it. Caden did well with Grammie and Grampie Jones- he really took a liking to Grammie and that was nice because I didn't have to worry at all. He even napped! I couldn't believe it... :)

It is such a nice day today- I didn't even need a coat when I went outside. Jeff and I took pictures of Caden at the playground here in our neighborhood. It is SO hard to get him to smile because he is too busy looking at everything else. Mommy and Daddy just aren't as interesting as they used to be. He loved the walk- he fell asleep and I was able to put him in his crib right when we got home. He slept for about an hour and now he is back to his busy self. He is rolling around under my chair as I am trying to type!

Well, that is all I will write for now because Caden wants a bottle... Talk to you all later!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Shots...

Well, Caden survived his needles but he has been very very very clingy and cranky since we've been home. I took him for a walk (it has been around 12 degrees here!) and he fell asleep so now he is in his crib. He got 3 needles in his legs. Atleast he doesn't need any more needles until he is 12 months old.

Caden weighed 17lbs, 5 ounces. He is slowly gaining... He is in the 75th percentile for height (he is 27 inches) and he is in the 50th for weight. And his head is in the 90th percentile! Hopefully he will be smart like his Daddy.

So now I am trying to decide whether or not I will go back to work. I really don't want to go back at all but with Jeff in school I am probably going to have to work. And if I don't work so many hours a month I will lose my nursing registration and I don't want all my hard work to go down the drain. Today I got an e-mail from a nursing home here (5 minutes from our place) and they offered me part-time work or even just a .36 position or something like that. So I left a message to hear more. I don't want to have to drive all the way into the city like I did before. An 8 hour shift was actually a 10 hour shift. I really want to be here for Caden, though. But if I work nights (which is what I was offered) then I will work from 2330-0730, or something similar to that, so Caden will be sleeping. It will just be in the day for 5-6 hours that Caden will need someone and if that someone can be Jeff then I would consider going back to work... A lot to think about...

Well, I just heard back from the Administrator at the Nursing Home. They offered me a position that is a .36 (I would work Thursday-Sunday night and have Monday-Thursday off and then I would work Friday-Sunday. I don't know the schedule from there). I would be off at 7 am. The good thing is that the only day that would pose as a problem would be Friday morning while I need to sleep, and even then Jeff might be able to just take an afternoon class. We'll see. I really liked working on a Medical Unit, but it just isn't the same here as it is in NB. I would go back to 4NW in Fredericton in a heartbeat. I just don't think a Nursing Home would be just right for me either, but it is close... I just want to do what works best for all of us. And 4NW had a lot of older adults anyway! :)

Enough of that! I will try to put up some pictures I took today. :) Caden has 3 Snoopy snickers on his legs where he has his shots. :)

Happy 6 Month Birthday, Caden! :)

Well, Caden is exactly 6 months old today. Where has the time gone? It is SO hard to believe that Caden is 6 months old already! I remember when he was just born and I would cry at times because I was so overwhelmed. I would hope for Caden to get bigger, but now I want him to stay just as he is. He loves his Mommy and Daddy, he is adorable and pretty easy to take care of *smiles*. Soon he'll be off on his own!!! OK, I won't get carried away!

To celebrate Caden's 6 month "birthday", we are going to get his shots in a couple of hours. Poor little guy. I am going to take some pictures and this Friday we are going to get Jeff's family to take pictures of the 3 of us and I will post them. I also hope to take our camera to the pool this Saturday. Caden is SO cute in his Finding Nemo water diapers!

gh nrdbbb bxsdbn: Those words are from Caden! He is on the floor beside me going back and forth from the bottom of the couch to the laptop. And right now he is giving my leg kisses! I know! He is incredibly busy! Just wait until he can crawl!!!!

Jeff and I are going to Banff this Friday (to the hot springs) and I can't wait. I just hope Caden will be good for his grandparents. Yesterday I was at a Mom's group and I put Caden in the nursery. He was good for about an hour, but still I was the ONLY Mom who had to retrieve her inconsolable child! He might cry the entire time we are gone, but I hope he won't. All I know is that it will be good for Jeff and I to take a trip for the afternoon. He is on his March break and he relly needs some time to relax. Well, we had better go and get breakfast. Caden isn't happy that his cereal is 10 minutes late!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Rolling Over

Caden is a pro at rolling over! Here are some pictures of him playing around on the floor. In the first picture, Jeff had his foot on Caden and he was making Caden laugh. But this shot looks like he has the fear of death in his eyes! We teach our child poker, he fears his father... Doesn't look good, eh?! :) Just kidding! Caden in on the floor right now laughing hysterically at Jeff and screaming in delight. He loves his Daddy! We don't let him play in his big toys after 7pm and we have been able to put Caden to bed every night by 8:00 or 8:30. Last night he got up at midnight for a bottle but other than that it was a good night, and he slept until 7:00 this morning. We went to a play group today and Caden did better this week than last. He played for about 10 minutes and then he wanted his Mom. The play group is right at his nap time so it isn't the best time to go, but I want him to be around other babies. This Friday we start our KinderMusik program and I know Caden will LOVE it! We went to one class and Caden was all smiles... I'll tell you more about the class once we go on Friday!