Hayden is a Big Surpriser.
Everyday he amazes Brian and I with all his tricks.
Hayden's first big trick was to roll. Hayden rolled from his belly to his back at less than 4 weeks old. It wasn't his strength and determination that flipped his body over, it was his stubbornness (which he gets from his dad, and maybe just a little from me).
At Hayden's 2 week appointment the doctor told us to have Hayden do "Tummy Time". So immediately we went home and put Hayden on his belly. HE HATED IT! He cried and cried. On February 12th I put Hayden on his stomach for some "Tummy Time". Instead of crying he started to grunt. All of a sudden Hayden was on his back. He was stubborn enough to get off his belly. I didn't think he could do it again, but he did! He pushed himself onto his back. It was amazing! I had him do it at least 8 times because I couldn't believe my eyes and each time he did it he had a little smile of satisfaction and a look of "you can't make me do something I don't want to do".
Hayden's second trick, which suckers his parents into being his slave, is his gigantic SMILE. About a week ago Hayden started to smile when we tickled his lips and cheeks. Now he is starting to smile when we talk and goo-goo over him.
I just think he has the most adorable smile in the world (but I am bias, I'm his mother).
For Hayden's next trick he will reenact a story. (Story told by Brian K. Quigley).
Hayden is so cheery in the morning. He loves to look, move, and tell silent stories. He will start to move so energetically that it looks like he is trying to tell us something important. Brian just recently started narrating Hayden's actions.
He reminds me of Ariel on The Little Mermaid when she looses her voice and communicates through actions. He will be a terrific teammate for Charades when he gets older!
His most recent trick has been to use his little chicken legs.
Hayden loves to stand and look all around. I'm amazed at how strong his little legs are.