My Cade

AGE: 3 months

Oh Cade, you are my sweet, smiley, snorty, good sleeper little guy. You are such a blessing.

Schedule: I wish I had noted Amelie’s schedule at different phases because it’s hard to remember…even though in the moment you think you’ll never forget. Right now, Cade has a great schedule. He usually wakes between 6ish-7ish and wants to go down for his first nap fairly soon afterwards. I usually keep him awake out of necessity because I’m trying to get Amelie fed, dressed and ready for wherever. As soon as we’re in the car, he’s asleep! Blows my mind. If we’re at home, I swaddle him and put him in the swing. And he falls asleep. Blows my mind! It’s absolutely perfect because then I can focus on Amelie for the morning. He likes to feed every three hours with a some awake time but not much. He spends much of his awake time spitting up. 😀 He is so smiley and sweet. I’ll catch him smiling away at me because he thinks I’m talking to him when I’m really talking with Amelie. Poor guy! He is so ridiculously adorable.

Amelie goes to sleep around 2pm and if both kids are napping simultaneously (which happens fairly regularly), it’s so delicious that I can hardly stand it. I start to drool!

In the late afternoons and evenings, Cade has his fussy time. Sometimes I end up feeding him every hour because neither of us can figure out what he wants. My milk supply is crap by evening and we both find that frustrating. Hubs bounces him on the ball and sometimes it takes a few tries to get him to bed. Now Cade’s fussiness is a joke compared to Amelie’s “witching hour”. Amelie would howl and sob and scream and it was all sorts of sad/painful/awful/exhausting. Cade doesn’t even full out cry – he just fusses! Blows my mind!

Anyway, I feel bad but Hubs and I are both zapped of patience by that time. We’ve finally gotten Amelie to sleep and frankly, we want to rest! Cade is such a great baby and he should be allowed this tiny bit of attention but I get crabby. But when night time rolls around…Cade is a dream baby! Whenever we get him to sleep (usually around 10) he sleeps. ALL. NIGHT. LONG. All night! Blows my mind!

Guess who is still waking us sometimes up to 3x/night? Yep. Amelie. She’s the one keeping us sleep deprived…

Talents: Laughing! Oh Cade, your laugh is just about the cutest, squeakiest thing ever. I haven’t been able to catch it on video yet. He’s laughed a handful of times and mostly it’s because of Amelie. He thinks she’s awesome and hilarious! I do too!

Cade does “baby” things that Amelie never did. He has a fairly predictable schedule of awake and sleepy time! He likes mobiles! He coos when I talk to him! I can sit and hold him (instead of pacing)! I can put him on the floor to hang out for a while! All of this (you guessed it) blows my mind!

It’s hard not to fill this post up with comparisons to Amelie. I’m sorry, I just can’t help myself. The contrast continues to amaze me. Cade loves being a baby and I love it too. Cade, thank you. You’ve given me a gift. I’ve never had much confidence in myself but especially when it comes to this Mothering stuff, it was stripped pretty bare for a while.

But now, on most days, I think I’m a pretty good Mommy and it’s because I have two delightful kids making me feel that way.

Gotta go, the Mommy tears are coming and I can’t see what I’m typing anymore.


12 thoughts on “My Cade

  1. Love your Cade. What a nice blog. You have adorable children. You are an adorable Mom. You both did an amazing job with Amelie. Very tough time. Enjoy the difference! Hugs. Lv Mamp

    • Thank you, your words mean a lot. I have sweet littles and a wonderful Oma that loves them (and me) so much. Life is good. *sniffles*

  2. Cade – you darling little boy, I can’t wait to meet you! In the meantime, I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that your mom or dad get that adorable laugh on video :-)

    • I can’t wait for you to meet him too. Amelie has only strung a few words together, one being “Auntie Tai”! Cute, cute, cute!

    • Andrea, I can honestly say that I am. I was scared out of my mind but I couldn’t have written a better story for this time of my life. I’m thankful to hear I’m not alone in these feelings. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Enjoy every moment the time goes so fast!! I don’t know where all of my time went because my baby is going to be 4 here in a couple of weeks and I think back and its all a blur. Love your post and seeing your little beautiful children grow up!!!

    • You are Super Mom! I’m amazed by you. Your babies grew into beautiful, sweet and kind little girls – good work, Mama!

  4. I loved your post and am so happy to hear he is such a dream boat….Amelie too – for some crazy reason, we all end up with the exact right kiddios for our families. Enjoy it all – this is what life is all about!!! Love you all!

  5. Cade, I am so so thankful for the wonderful baby you are. And Amelie, I am so thankful for the amazing child you have become, no matter how difficult those early days were.

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