S: Hayden James Kent
BC: Made with Love by: Mommy & Daddy
1: To the World You may be One person but to US you are our WORLD
2: 6 Week | 8 Weeks | 12 weeks | 15 weeks
3: We Loved You Before We Met You | 28 weeks | 32 weeks | 32 Weeks | 9-10-10
6: The Lion's Den... (your nursery)
8: Showered with
12: Its Baby Time!
13: On September 9th, we went into the hospital to start the process of meeting you. We were both so excited to meet you, we could barely wait. At around 4:00 pm on September 10th , you little heart started acting like it was stressed. So our | dr. decided that we would have a c-section to get you here safely. Mommy & Daddy were both very nervous but we couldn't wait to hold you in our arms.
14: And then there was Three....
15: First Family Portrait | 7 pounds 10 ounces 20.5 inches | September 10, 2010 5:33 pm
16: Our Little Boy | Daddy was so proud of you! He couldn't stop smiling | I love you!
17: Love at First | Sight
18: Uncle Andrew & Aunt Elizabeth | Aunt Beverly
19: Great Grandma Kaidouh | Grandma Kent & Grandma Burnett | Grandad Kent & Grandad Burnett
22: Special Visitors
23: True Love
24: Letter From Mommy | Welcome to the World Hayden. Ive waiting for this moment for the past 9 months and you couldn't be anymore perfect. You are everything I imagined and even more. Since the second you were born, all I want to do is hold you. I never knew I could love someone like I love you. I would do anything for you. I could stare at you all day long and I have been since you were born. Your hands, feet, cheeks, chin, and everything about you is so perfect. When I look into your eyes, I see our future. You are so loved by everyone but especially me and your daddy. Always remember that me and daddy are there for you. We will ALWAYS be there for you and if you ever need anything please come to us. We love you more than you will ever know., I cannot wait to see you grow and make many memories with you.
25: Letter from Daddy | Hayden, From the minute you came into this world, I knew my life would never be the same. I got to hold you first & see your beautiful face and hear the most amazing cry. Then your mommy held you and smiled and I knew it was over for me. You stole my heart. I thank god everyday for you and mommy. When I held you on my chest last night, I just watched you and cherished every minute, knowing that you are my son . I cant imagine my life before you. You are so awesome. I cant wait to watch you grow up and change. I love you so much. I always tell Mommy she was my missing puzzle piece in my life but Hayden, you are the missing puzzle piece in our family From Now On, It's Me, You, & Mommy against the world.
26: Daddy reading you his first book, he bough you. "The Night You Were Born" | First pair of Nike
27: Heading Home | After only 36 hours, we got to take our sweet boy home. We were so excited to have you home with us. | You look so tiny in your carseat
29: With every day that passes, we fall more in love with you. You have brought us all so much joy.
32: Happy One Week! | September 10th | September 11th | September 12th
33: September 13th | September 14th | September 15th | September 16th | September 17th
35: September 20- October 9
36: Hayden's First Doctors Appt.- 9/13/10 | First Outing: We went to the Mall of Georgia for lunch. 9/15/10 | Hayden's First Month FIRSTS | First Bath at Home: 9/19/10 | "Holding" your bottle ---> 9/20/10 | 9/10-10/9
37: Watching daddy at work 9/27/10 | First bath in the tub 10/4/10 | First Time <----- Grasping a Toy 10/7/10
38: ONE | Month | October 2010
39: How has one month already passed? I could hold you every minute of everyday. I wish I didn't have to ever put you down or share you with anyone. I love letting you sleep with us in bed and waking up in the middle of the night and spending time together. You sleep so good for a newborn. We have to wake you up every 4 hours to make sure your getting enough milk. Daddy loves snuggling you when he gets home from work and taking afternoon naps with you. You have the cutest dreams. When you are dreaming, you giggle, laugh, pout and smile. We could watch you sleep for hours. You love to snuggle with Dusty and he loves to give you kisses. Everyone loves you so much and can't believe how beautiful you are. Everyone tells us, you are the most pretty baby they have ever seen. We have NEVER felt love like we feel when we see you. You are the puzzle piece that fits perfectly in our family. We love you more than you will ever know.
40: Our Little Pumpkin
41: Before Halloween, we went to a pumpkin farm with Aunt Beverly, Uncle Brian, & Brayden. We had so much fun. | Your first trip down the slide. | <---Brayden and Daddy playing in the corn pit
42: We took our first family vacation to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. We rented a small townhouse in Cape San Blas. It was such a relax week just enjoying our small family. We sat out by the beach, read, played in the pool and snuggled in bed. We both loved getting to know you better and having our own time as a family without any distractions.
45: Silly Faces & Hayden's First Smile caught on Camera
46: Hayden's First Halloween
48: TWO | Months | November 2010
49: Happy 2 months Pumpkin! Your smile could brighten any room you step into. Now that you've started smiling all the time, me and Daddy love to try to make you smile. You love when Daddy shakes your legs or makes silly noises to you. You started playing with your activity mat and even kicking your little toys on your mat. I think you may be a soccer player since you have such strong little legs. Your favorite song is the Itsy Bitty Spider and your favorite toy is your light & Music cube. You are starting to be aware of your surrounding and love to see the colors and shapes on Baby Einsteins. You've started to sleep through the night some days (from 12-7) but we usually wake you up to make sure your tummy is always full. Mommy is loving buying you new winter clothes like hats, gloves and jackets. You have such a sweet personality and you never cry. We love you so much. Please just stay little.
50: Matthew's Bar Mitzvah
51: Your First Time wearing a tuxedo
53: Our Family Fall Pictures. November 21, 2010 Hayden is 2 month and 11 days.
54: Hayden with baby Landon. | Cute little toes with his little elephant | Cute fat cheeks! | Tummy Time.
55: Visting Great Grandma in S.C. | Sleeping with Daddy. Just love you boys so much! | Hayden with his two best friends, Dusty & Bailey.
56: THREE | Months | December 2010 | Happy
57: Happy 3 Month little man. I cannot believe how big you are getting. You finally moved up to your 3 month clothes and your personality is growing as fast as you. You've started becoming more aware and more interactive with your environment. You love "petting" dusty and "playing" with your toys. We started doing our Gymobree class and you love it. You always get a HUGE smile on your face when Ms. Liz sings songs or brings out the Gymbo puppet. You are starting to move already and I just cant wait until you start crawling & walking. You have been working on rolling belly to back and your getting pretty good at it. Mommy is loving buying all your winter clothes and everyone cant believe that you leave hats on all the time. We cant wait for your first Christmas! I love your smile and how you can turn a bad day into something great. You LOVE when daddy gets home from work, you light up as soon as he walks in the door. We love you so much Hayden and can't wait to watch you grow into a strong confident young man. We see so many great things in your future and we are just so thankful to have you in our lives. We love you always and forever.
60: My First Plane Ride | All ready for take off with Daddy.
61: Hayden took his very first plane ride to see his great grandma & grandpa for an early Christmas. He was a wonderful flier. He sat quietly throughout the whole flight and every one commented on how wonderful he was. You loved siting in your own seat too.
64: What a precious bundle of joy you are Cute from head to toe You melt my heart with your sweetness Everywhere you go You're my special gift this Christmas Descended from heaven above The most perfect little angel
65: Daddy showing you all the presents Santa had brought you
66: Merry Christmas
68: It's a White Christmas
69: Uncle Andrew made you your own first snowman & He was just your size | On Christmas day late in the evening we got our very first white Christmas in many years. It was your first time seeing snow and you weren't to sure about it.
72: FOUR | Months | January 2011
73: What a month of changes this has been. You are changing by the day. One of the biggest milestone is that you played with your first toy, a mirror snail. I was so proud of you I couldn't stop crying. You also are a solid food machine. You love all kinds of solid foods. Your favorites right now are carrots, bananas, & apples. You least favorite was green beans. You make the most funny faces when you eat your green beans. You also are sitting unsupported like a little champ. You look so tiny sitting up. You also had some awesome sleeping victories this month. You moved to your own crib and you did amazing. It only took 3 days for you to get sleeping in your crib down. You also had your very first 12 hour sleeping night and since then you have been sleeping 12 hours every night. You continue to amaze us and we are so excited for many more months & years with you. You are so amazing and we love everything about you.
75: This was the first big snow we have ever gotten. We were snowed in for 5 days. We spent lots of time watching movies and playing with the snow. You didn't mind the snow but it got a little cold for you after awhile.
76: Hayden's first time eating a solid. He had rice cereal. He liked it but thought it was more fun to play in it 1-8-11
77: Green Beans were your least favorite | You LOVED carrots | Your such a messy eater | You finished all your apples! Yummy | Not so sure about Avocado | Your such a big boy feeding yourself
78: My Blue Jean Boy | 4.5 months and sitting like a pro
80: A Boy and his TOYS | One of Hayden's favorite toys, his V-Tech Laptop | Hayden loves anything with lights and sound
81: Hayden has really started to like playing with his toys this month. He loves his snail, piano and anything that lights up and makes noise | Hayden's first time playing with a toy on his own. He loved the lights and mirror of his snail. | Hayden's loves his cow so much
82: FIVE | Months | February 2011
83: What an amazing 5 months this has been. You are becoming such a little man. You keep amazing us with each and everyday. You are getting stronger on your arms(in the "pushup" position) and I know you will be crawling before we know it. You have really started to show interest in your toys and I love watching you find your favorite toy. I just can't believe how much you have grown in these past 5 months. You found your best friend, Landon and you guys just love spending time together. You got your first ear infection on your 5 month birthday and although you definitely weren't feel well, I enjoyed the extra snuggles. You love laughing at the dogs, but especially Bailey. You love sucking your toes and giggling. You are starting to enjoy going to gymboree. You love the bubbles, balls, & maracas, which are you FAVORITE! You are starting to look more like you mommy, which I LOVE! You are the sunshine in our life and we couldnt imagine life without you. ....We love you to the moon and back....
84: Catch Air with the Shawver Circus
85: We had a fun day going to Catch Air with the Shawers. Hayden loved the ball pit and also loved the light floor
86: happy first valentine's day
89: Landon joined us for our gymboree class one day. He loved it just as much as Hayden does!!
90: Rub-a-dub-dub... | You love your bath time. The more bubbles, the better.
91: My little man in his tub.
92: M Y Little A r t i s t
93: Hayden's favorite art project is painting. He LOVES rubbing his hands in the messy paint.
94: You love your feet | In Jail? Silly Boy
95: Snuggling with your puppy | Such a strong boy
96: This was the first time Hayden had been in the pool since he was a little baby. He LOVED the water. He was like a fish out of water. We stayed at Bogan Park until Hayden was almost falling asleep because he loved it so much
97: Little Bitty Toes In The Water