Cayden's first year

Thursday, April 27, 2006

My growing boy!


I just thought this was a cute picture. I was trying so hard to take a picture of us together and he obviously had other plans. He wanted to eat the camera instead. This was snapped right before he got a hold of it and insisted on tasting it. You name it and it wants it in his mouth and he even gets upset now when you take some things away! Spoiled already!

He rolled over from his back to his tummy yesterday for the first time. He has really been struggling with it, but finally figured out how to make it over. AND...he is already trying so hard to crawl. You should see him just push his little booty in the air and then ends up going backwards instead of forwards. It is just beginning.

FREEBIRDS!


I forgot to post his Freebird's picture. Such a little boy with such a big appetite. I think somebody's eyes must be bigger than their belly.

Uncle Cloud

Don't they look cute together? Cloud finally came in to the states and met Cayden for the first time. They had a great day together. We met in College Station and Cayden got to eat his first Freebird's burrito! Then we walked around the A&M campus and had a great visit with Cloud. We don't really get to catch up much while on the phone long distance, but hopefully Cloud will come to the states more often now that he is rich and can afford to! We miss him so much but I know he is doing what is always wanted to do in Mexico. Thanks for coming to see us Cloud!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Funny Story

Okay, first I have to warn you. This is not the most appropriate subject to talk about on a blog, but it's about a baby and the only things baby really do well are sleep, eat, and poop. Well, Cayden hasn't been going to the bathroom very well and we think that his formula has made him constipated. Now that he isn't on breastmilk anymore, the formula has become harder for him to digest. Well, the other night he was straining so hard his little face would turn red and he would make this weird grunting sound. I knew what he was trying to do and he looked like he was in so much pain so I took him to the diaper changer, took off his diaper, and took his temperature rectally. Funny, he doesn't mind that at all, but the second you try to put that thermometer under his arm, he screams. Well, I thought by taking his temperature rectally, it would help things down there, but nothing happened when I took it out. So I picked him up to go put him in a warm bath and the second I did that, about 3 days worth of poop came out and went everywhere. On the furniture, on him, on the carpet..everywhere. You would think it was so gross, but we just laughed and laughed about it and I felt better because I knew he felt better. Okay, enough of the gross stories this morning. Just thought that you guys would appreciate that. Maybe you just had to be here.

Mornings at the Walker house

Lee and I love morning time for very different reasons. Lee is not a morning person AT ALL, but he loves to get up with Cayden in the morning (like 6:30 am), feed him, and let Cayden fall back asleep on his chest. It's their little bonding time together and Lee loves to feel him snuggled up tight on his chest. I love mornings because I get to sleep in! I would post a picture of it, but I don't think that everyone wants to see Lee is his night time wear (underwear) asleep on the couch with Cayden. It's such a cute site to wake up and see Cayden asleep with his daddy, both of them looking perfectly comfortable with each other.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Finally - an Update!





Sorry to all of you who have been asking why I haven't updated lately (especially Christy!). Hello, I'm a new mother. I'm supposed to be busy so I have a valid excuse. Actually, I have been working on his scrapbook and been trying to get caught up on that before I did anything else.

Cayden is doing excellent. We had about 2 weeks of not sleeping through the night. And when I say that, I mean up 5-6 times a night, 20 minutes at a time, just crying. When we finally figured out that he was teething, he was past it and sleeping again. Lately, he has been especially wonderful. He doesn't cry except when he takes a nap (I'm gonna hate posting this because he will probably turn into a little devil now).

I've been putting him on his tummy like crazy and he is now rolling over from his tummy to his back. I guess since he is a bigger kid than normal that it makes it a little harder. He just had his 4 month pediatrican appointment and weighed 15 lbs, 12 oz and was 25.25 inches tall. 75th percentile. What a little chunky butt!

He also chews on his toes all the time. It's such an uncomfortable position to be in, but he doesn't fuss

We also had pictures done in the Azaleas during the Azalea Trail here in Tyler and they turned out wonderful. Here's the link to look at his pictures:
http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery.asp?userid=poohphoto&gallery_id=355509

We also went for our first boat ride with Nana and Papa B! The life jacket that he has to have one is very constraining so I didn't think he would last 5 minutes in it, but he LOVED the boat ride, even with the wind blowing in his face. We got some great pictures of that too, but mom has them all.

Parent Commitment Service was March 26th at Green Acres and Cayden did wondeful! It was supposed to be his nap time when we went on stage, but I think he was too interested in looking at all the new sites that he didn't act fussy at all. He looked exhausted though. They have large movies screens so the audience can get a good few of the babies and he was just zoned out when they zoomed in on him, but he didn't cry like a lot of the other babies. I wouldn't have minded though. That's what babies do!

I hope this updates everyone for a while. I promise to be more timely in my updates!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Yuck!

Okay, so this isn't the sweetest post that I have done so far, but it is kinda funny so I thought I would share it. We were playing "Super Cayden" (like Superman where he flies through the air) and I was lying on the ground and he was above me and all of a sudden he decides to throw up. It's a good thing I moved my head or he would have spit up all in my mouth, but I didn't move it quick enough and I had it all across my cheek, covered in my hair, and in the back of my neck. He didn't just spit up a little bit, half the bottle came up. I must have been playing a little too much with him, but I now completely smell like spit up. And it's really gross when it gets in your hair. Yucky..Oh well, it's just part of being a mommy.

Friday, March 10, 2006

What an AMAZING week!

When Cayden was only 2 months old, it seemed like weeks before anything exciting would ever happen, but this week has been full of new things for him. For starters, he sleeps through the night now. It started last Thursday and he has been consistent every night, waking between 7 and 8 each morning. And he's grabbing things like crazy! He just acts like it isn't that big of a deal to grab the toy in front on him now. He just gets that looks in his eyes like "I want that" and just reaches his arms out and grabs the thing. He will even hold his bottle. It has to be half empty so it isn't very heavy, but he can sometimes hold it for the rest of the feeding. Then, he started rolling over on his side. He just throws his legs in the air and twists his little body on his side. He loves to do this in his crib. The view is much better to look at the bumper his Nana B made him. And finally, he is trying to sit up! My little Cayden that was just a newborn a couple of months ago is just dying to sit up. If you prop him up, he acts like he is doing a sit up and will raise his head to sit up. There is one toy that is a ball and he loves to sit up and play with it. We won't be playing on our backs much longer. Sometimes he starts his little fussy noises when he can't sit up enough to his liking. I cannot believe how much he is growing. What an amazing week!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Nap Time


Lee took this while Cayden and I were napping. I don't usually let him nap with me, but we were playing on the bed and we both just got tired so we just laid there and went to sleepy time in no time. Of course, the flash from this picture woke me up so I didn't get to enjoy the nap as much as Cayden, but I love this picture of us and thought I would share it with you all.


Our North Carolina grandmother, Grandma Marie, came to visit us this week. She held Cayden the ENTIRE time. It was so cute to see them together and gave me a nice break. I barely held that boy all day long. Here is Cayden and Marie enjoying themselves at feeding time, but I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, Marie or Cayden. It was a big day for Cayden and by 8:00 he let us know he had had enough play time and was ready to be in his bed. Thanks for coming to see us Marie!

Gangeddy


We have so much fun with Minx and Gangeddy! I love capturing that cute smile, but you should have seen the faces gangeddy was making at Cayden to make him laugh. The things we do to make babies laugh....I wonder if Cayden is thinking in his mind "these people are crazy with their goofy faces." One of his favorites is making a rasberry with your mouth. That is a guaranteed smile no matter who you are.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006



1 day old



1 month old



2 months old




3 months old

Finally - something new happened!



Look at that picture! He's grabbing the parrot! I'm so proud right now. What happened in his mind to have arms just flapping about wildly one day to him looking at an object and actually reaching his arms out to touch it the very next day? I swear he has been staring at that toy for 2 months and you could just tell he wanted it, but didn't know how to get his arms there and he has finally done it! This is no random thing either, he's been doing this all day long. Yea!!!!