At 4 months, we got a new baby! Cadence is super responsive now. She interacts with us a lot more when we are making faces at her. All that tummy time practice has paid off and she is rolling now–from her back to her tummy. We’ve upgraded her to a Pack N Play next to our bed and retired her snuggle nest and bassinet. I find myself constantly rotating out her clothes. She is growing fast and we’re already putting her in 6-12 month outfits.
Danny and I finally went on a date without Cadence. On June 24, 2018, our cousin Tony and his 10-year-old daughter Meagan came over to babysit. For two hours during lunch, Danny and I feasted at Gen Korean BBQ. They tell you not to talk about your baby when you go on dates… for us, we just didn’t talk at all. This is usually the case when we our stuffing our faces at all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ.
A week later, we celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary (July 1, 2018) in Colorado Springs. We were spending the July 4th holiday with my family at the Great Wolf Lodge. The hotel is a water park resort for kids. My nephews had a blast! And we took Cadence into the swimming pool for the first time. She didn’t cry, so we assumed she enjoyed herself. After 30 minutes in the pool, she immediately fell asleep. She was so exhausted!
While my parents helped watch Cadence, Danny and I went to the Broadmoor Hotel, where we went on one of our first dates. I can say it was romantic to retrace our footsteps and fall in love with each other all over again. Four years really isn’t that long ago so all the memories are still with us. We’ll have to do it again in four-ty years.
Also this month, we tried feeding Cadence rice cereal. It was a hit! Haha! Clearly, she’s not ready for solids yet.
However, she is enjoying her bouncy activity center and her ‘aquatic friends’ playmat. She’s able to grab and bat at her toys.
Other highlights included her first birthday party–for her cousin Kara’s 3rd birthday at Scooter’s Jungle (she could not play on anything) and her first visit to Universal Studios to see Lao Lao (grandma).
At Universal Studios, my mom watched Cadence while we waited in line for two hours for the Harry Potter ride. When we finally got on the ride, it broke on us (repeatedly) while we dangled 100 feet from the ground (guesstimate) in the dark. Around this time, Cadence was wailing and my mom was frantically texting us to return. Alas, we could not get off the ride. 20 minutes later, the ride finally resumed and finished with no explanation as to what happened. We ran to my mom to find Cadence making a big scene in the Harry Potter restaurant. That’s our girl.