Nobody warned me about how quickly babies grow up! Ok, that's a lie, but you can't really understand how true it is until you realize your baby is growing up! Our little guy is now 10 months and cuter than ever!
Hayden's favorite things currently are his walker, strings (yes, plain old strings- he's obsessed), pointing at EVERYTHING, lots of cute baby babbles, and French fries. He's a generally happy guy, but cutting four top teeth at the same time makes him pretty needy sometimes! He is doing the GI Joe scoot across the floor, and refuses to get up him knees unless he is trying to climb up into my lap. He is also eating lots more solids and I believe that's a big reason why he is sleeping so well at night! He usually only wakes once in the early morning to eat a few minutes and then back to sleep. Mommy loves getting a good night's sleep!
The beginning of October brought my birthday with it, so we celebrated by breakfast at the airport where Hayden loved watching the planes take off and land. We also bummed around the mall and had supper at the Cheesecake Factory! Unfortunately, Im still going dairy-free for Hayden's sake, so no cheesecake for me! I enjoyed watching Daddy eat his, though! :)
Mid-October we took a fun trip to the pumpkin patch. Hayden was fascinated by the animals, but only at a distance. He did NOT like the little goat licking his hand!
The end of October, Daddy had his second hand surgery for the injury to his finger. He had an accident while doing some woodworking and lost just the tip of his middle finger. Fortunately, it did not get the bone, so it should heal up pretty well! He had several surgeries to hopefully graft some skin to the injured area. He's now doing some physical therapy to get his hand moving and functional again. We are just thankful it wasn't worse!
October went way too fast, and November is following the same pattern, apparently. I can't believe we are halfway through already! We are excited that Daddy's parents are coming to stay with us for a few weeks soon! We'll be able to spend Thanksgiving together and maybe do something special for Hayden's 1st birthday!
Me? Well, this month I've just been doing the everyday activities of a stay-at-home mom and wife and loving it! I'm so grateful to God and my husband that its possible for me to spend my days caring for our son and watching him grow and learn. I get to take Hayden to our community center for playgroup every week where I can hang out with some other moms while the kids play. I also have been loving Hayden's more predictable daily routine lately (he's been taking better naps), since I've been able to get a little more crafting in!
So that's it for October! Until next time...
Welcome! My name is Marie, and I have been married for 5 years now. We have one beautiful son, Isaac, waiting for us in Heaven and another son, Hayden, here with us! I hope to share with you more about our journey- where we have been and where we are going.