Hayden and Layla's Place

Hands! May 26, 2009

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Hayden has developed a funny trait recently…………….It started when we were on vacation.  He would get sand on his hands and just look at us with this look of horror and hold his hands out awkwardly.  Now it’s expanded to having anything on his hands.  Could be food, dirt, and most recently chalk.   He will pick up one chalk, get the tiniest bit of chalk on his hands and run to either Kara or I to wipe it off his hands!

I think the reason this is funny is because he is a really tough kid.  He constantly bumps his head, cuts his knees, whatever, and it rarely bothers him.  He will fall over, have blood pouring out of his knees, but all he is worried about is a little bit of dirt on his hands.  We have to brush it off, then he inspects makes sure we have done an appropriate job, and then carries on with his business!


Development January 2, 2008

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This has been a big development month for Hayden.  I think we’ve seen the most development in the last three weeks versus any other time in his short life.   He has really starting to use his hands.  He can hold things now and pulls on things.  He can recognise and react to mine and Kara’s voices.  He has started to laugh and he smiles just all the time.  He is a really happy baby! (well normally – I think he is just starting to teethe so that is probably challenging for him!).  He is also starting to master the roll over – of course this type of development means we have to keep more of an eye on him as he can get up to more mischief!!!!


Thumb sucking and swimming October 4, 2007

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Hayden had a couple of fun developments today.  This morning I was giving him a bath and he was really kicking his legs about as though he was enjoying the splashing and wanted to swim!  I kept splashing water on his belly and arms to keep them warm, and that would start him off — he’d just start swimming his little legs around!  It was so much fun watching him!  He really enjoys bath time.  The other development happened as he was awakening from his nap.  I heard him on the baby monitor making some noises so I went up to get him.  When I went up there he seemed really interested in his hands, so I let him lay there a while so he could study them.  He brought his hand up to his face and it was obvious he was trying to get his thumb in his mouth.  He managed to get it in there for a few seconds of sucking, and he had all of his fingers open like he did the first time he sucked his thumb.  It was so sweet.  He tried a few more times to work out how to suck his thumb but didn’t quite connect.  He sucked part of his hand for a while but it was obvious that wasn’t what he was after.   It’s cool because he is starting to become aware of himself!

Today at lunchtime we had a lovely visit with Grandma and Grandpa Hammond and Daddy.  Mom came over at lunchtime because she hadn’t seen Hayden in so long, and Jim happened to be in the area for a meeting so he popped in too (he had also been missing Hayden).  Both of them had colds so they were sad that they couldn’t hold him today.  Then John decided to come home for lunch, too.  So we had a nice visit with all of them which was unusual for a weekday.  Made it feel like the weekend!  Now we are just waiting for our friend Scott to arrive from England, as he is on an American holiday and will be with us until Monday when he heads over to New York.  We can’t wait to see him!


Ears August 12, 2007

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Hayden is obviously very little and doesn’t do that much yet.  Somehow this morning he managed to reach and grab my ear!!!!  Ok so there is a lot to grab but it just cracked me up!! What a comedian.  This was the first time he has grabbed anything and he chooses my ear!