We had Church pictures this weekend, so he was dressed for the occasion.
How is my baby six months old already?! You know what that means, in no time he will be walking and turning one…make the time slow down! I realize I have said that with every child’s birthday, but it continues to hold true. I just want to press pause and stay in these moments and savor each memory.
Caden is our calm, content, easy going number four. Lots of dark hair, big brown eyes and topping the growth charts. Only six pounds to go until he catches up to Grace. Gone are the nights of sleeping through and the days are now filled with lots of moving, rolling and sitting.
He is now getting at the age where he shows preference to mom and is a little hesitant of new people. He is always smiling and loves to laugh at all the crazy ridiculous things his brothers and sister do, which only encourages them all the more. They dote on him and love him dearly, with a sister who tries to squeeze him to pieces with her loving bear hugs.
I have been asked several times how we came to the name Caden. Going into labor we didn’t have a specific boy name picked out just a few in our top three. It wasn’t until a few hours after he was born that Caden was the name. When looking at boy names we kept circling around a few leaning towards the non-traditional.
Caden sounded strong and we also liked how it fit with the other children’s names. We knew the middle name was going to be Joseph, so we also liked how it flowed with that. My hang up was finding a saint connection, since all of our kids have first names that are tied to a saint or are biblical. So I consulted with Sancta Nomina to see if Kate would have any knowledge of a saint connection, because if there was one surely she would know.
We discovered St. Cathan of Bute, also referred to as Cadan. He was a sixth-century Irish monk and said to be one of the first Irish missionaries to the Isle of Bute. He is usually mentioned in connection with his nephew St. Blane.
This little man is a Caden through and through, it fits him perfectly. Here’s to hoping the next six months don’t race by so quickly.