Whew! Month Six was a doozie around here. Kaden was sick for three out of the four weeks. His doctor diagnosed bronchiolitis - TWICE! All I know is that he had an intermittent fever, a terrible cough, and a horribly stuffy nose. The most troubling part, he sounded like a life-long, three-pack-a-day smoker. He struggled for every breath and wheezed after every exhale. Needless to say, he got little to no sleep; this made for one cranky little boy (and one not so pleasant Mama). The two of us slept in the guest room most nights so that Dad could get at least a little bit of rest. While being up every other hour was exhausting, snuggling with my little man made up for every minute of lost slumber. The good news is that he is feeling much better! This means Mama is feeling much better too - there is nothing more heartbreaking than not being able to soothe or help your little one when he is feeling rotten. Kaden is now back in his crib and sleeping soundly from 7pm until 7am. I couldn't be happier that my happy and carefree little guy is back to his old self...but I do miss our middle of the night snuggle sessions.
We don't have too many updates from this month as most of it was spent at home snuggling on the couch and trying to get our little one well. Oh, and the pacifier is back. He had completely given it up before getting sick, now it is a staple during naps and at bedtime. I guess there could be worse crutches...
Even through he was sick, he still managed to look super cute. As miserable as he felt, he kept trying to show us his sweet little smile.
One oh so beautiful day, during the one week that Kaden was feeling well, we decided to make our first trip down to the beach. Kaden loved watching the waves roll in and the seagulls flying overhead. He is not, however, a fan of the sun and didn't seem too sure about the sand. I dipped his toes in the Pacific, but ice water is probably warmer. Until he is ready for a wetsuit, I think we are relegated to the land.
A few other highlights of the month:
1. Kaden started a music class. The teacher, Miss Beth, is as kooky as they come but the kids all adore her. Kaden is having a great time and gets more into it each week. The theme is Spring has Sprung and the class consists of eight little ones and their moms (and/or nannies - ah, California) singing along and playing toy instruments.
2. Having finally figured out how to roll from his stomach to his back, Kaden now seems most comfortable sleeping on his belly. It definitely cuts down on the number of trips I have to make into his room in the middle of the night when he decides that he is no longer comfortable with his sleeping position.
3. Kaden has found his toes and is obsessed with them. It is funny though, he is only interested in them when they are uncovered. It is as if he doesn't know where they've gone once he has on footed pajamas or socks. I've tried to snap a few photos, but he is usually either on the changing table or in his stroller when the photo op comes around. I'll get one sooner or later.