Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy 11 months Kaden!

Dear Kaden,

How is it possible that you are almost a YEAR old? 1 year. It's just so hard to believe it has all gone by so fast. It seems like just yesterday your daddy and I were washing our hands at the ginormous sanitizing sink before going into the NICU to see your sweet little face. I have been thinking about those first few days so much lately. How fragile and vulnerable you seemed. I laugh when I remember how many times I called the nurse in the middle of the night the first night you stayed in our hospital room. I'm sure she thought I was a bit nutty, or maybe she is so used to it with first time new mommies, but I remember not being concerned what she thought, I just wanted to make sure you were alright.

This month, you have truly come into your own. You are talking SO much, you have at least a dozen different smiles, and you are truly one feisty little boy! You learned how to smack your lips when you eat this month, and I have to say it is the cutest thing I have ever heard! You also say mama and dada very clearly now, and tat for cat. Simon is your best friend, all I have to do is say his name, and you get a big smile on your face and you look for him. You perfected your wave and also your clap this month!

This was the month we decided we had to give sleep training a try, even though I was sure it would be traumatizing for both you and I. It was a difficult first couple of days, but you started sleeping for MUCH longer periods of time, and you could see such a difference in you in the mornings. You are now sleeping through the night! Just over the past week, you have gotten so comfy with going to sleep on your own, that you wave goodbye to me when I kiss you good night, and you have chat it up with yourself for about 5-10 minutes after I turn off the lights and have left the room!

I have to keep this a little short, as I am writing you this letter while you are sleeping in the backseat of the car! You are not very excited to be waking up in your carseat, so I am going to go free you.

I love watching you grow!

I love you nugget!!!!!!
your mommy

here is a video of you playing with your best friend Simon

and this is an amazing video that my nephews and niece put together for my birthday...I had to share it because they are just the most amazing kids!!!!

1 comment:

  1. omg, i don't know what i love more : the slapping/pounding sound kaden's hands make when he's prancing around going .45 crawling to see simon, or lil jake being all like "can i go play now" baaahahahahaha! this blog rules. so do you, miss jenny. i adore you and all the things that make your world so special. you have such a light about you and it shines so bright that i can see it all the way over here in new york city. thank you for sharing your life with all of us. you are beautiful. and OMG! kaden is almost a year old!!!! WOW! so special. thank you for being you.