Tuesday, June 28, 2011

He's Getting Too Big!!!

My little bug is getting way too big!  Ok, I know he's 5 months in a couple of days, but we finally had to break down and start putting him into his 3-6 month clothing.  He's just growing like a little weed!  In addition to that, he's also been developing several new skills. 

First, he has found his feet and LOVES playing with them! 
Hayden also likes to grab one foot with one hand while chewing on his other hand.  It's hilarious!
No pictures, but Hayden also found his ears.  It's so cute when he plays with them--he looks like a baby dumbo!  Ha ha.

One of Hayden's favorite new things to do is to do back-bends over his boppy.  Here's what I mean:

Look at that arch!

Hayden's view.  I wonder if he just really enjoys looking outside...upside-down...
My boy also is working very hard at learning how to sit up.  For now, he's practicing in his boppy. 
Sorry for the blurry photo!
 On Saturday afternoon, I caught Paul and Hayden relaxing together.  It was so cute that I made Paul pose for me so that I could take a picture.  Of course Paul wouldn't just hold still, so I got him mid-smile.  Pretty funny.
Ok, now I have a "mommy" question to pose to all of you parents out there.  We ALWAYS swaddle Hayden when he goes to sleep.  It calms him down and keeps him from knocking his binkie out of his mouth.  Now that it's getting hot here in Idaho, (and with no AC :( ) he gets too hot if we swaddle him during the day for naps.  Do you guys have any suggestions as to how to train Hayden to sleep without being swaddled?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Developments.

Hayden is growing up so fast and it's so much fun for Paul and I to see it.  At Hayden's 4 month appointment, the doctor mentioned that, if we wanted to, we could start giving Hayden rice cereal.  I went straight to Walgreens and bought little bowls, spoons and cereal.  Here's a tip for new parents:  never try something new on your baby if he's in a bad mood!  Hayden' did not enjoy his first exposure to rice.  Here are some pictures from today when Paul and I fed him his rice.  It was only his 3rd time and he LOVED it.  I even made him seconds!
And the plane goes into the hanger....

It's a success!

So yeah, the kid loves his cereal.  YESSSSS.

Another development...Hayden keeps trying to roll over.  He's done it before (like a month ago), but I'm beginning to think that it was an accident.  He hasn't done it since.  Baby boy likes to roll onto his side and then just hangs out there.  Usually he finds his fist, sticks it in his mouth, and sucks on it...just chillin on his side.  Here are some pictures:

He looks so long!  Hayden contorts his body but doesn't every quite make it to his belly.

See, there are those fingers.

Cute boy :)

Pretty soon this little boy will be rolling over like crazy!