Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Caleb learns to roll over

Nigel and I practiced with Caleb for weeks to help him roll over. Finally one night he did it like a pro. This video is a few weeks old. Caleb now rolls around all over the place and is sitting up by himself. I'm also happy to say that the bald spot on the back of his head is finally filling in nicely!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cause for concern?

This is how my son sleeps. The blanket draped so gently over his face is his most favorite thing in the world. At first we were hesitant to let him sleep with it, but it seemed to help soothe him. Could it be the little tags that he loves to suck on, or the smell of the fabric as he clings to it, or the fact that he uses it to block out any and all light like a vampire.
Every night we have to go into his room to remove the blanket from his face after he's fallen asleep. Sometimes we have to wrestle it from his little fingers as he desperately tries to pull it back up over his face.
I'm seeing a flash forward of Caleb at 16 with blankets over his bedroom windows creating a cave like atmosphere. The funny thing is this is exactly how I sleep.

To all of Caleb's grandparents, aunts and uncles we know what your thinking and don't worry we won't let him suffocate.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring Fever

We all have thoroughly been enjoying the good weather. Nigel and I have been taking Caleb on lots of walks. He continues to amaze us everyday. He is growing and is more and more interested in his surroundings. We're enjoying him every day.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Trouble with Teeth

Caleb is cutting his first tooth. I can’t believe it. He’s growing so fast. It’s been a painful experience for all of us and this is just the first one. He has been a bit more cranky, and running a low temperature. His cheeks are all red and he has been pretty miserable some days. We’ve been trying teething rings and Motrin. I’m hoping he starts to feel better soon.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Starting Solids

Last month I decided to take Caleb to the next step and introduce solids. You are supposed to start with a rice cereal mixed with formula; so this is what I did. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I kept hearing that starting solids might help Caleb sleep through the night. I also was really excited to start something new. We didn’t have his high chair available so we decided to use the bumbo chair.
Mistake number 1.
At that time Caleb was pretty good at holding his head up on his own, but he hadn’t quite mastered it. I had the bright idea to feed him right before his nap.
Mistake number 2.
I shoveled it in his mouth without letting him slowly get a taste for this new sensation.
Mistake number 3.
The entire episode was a disaster and I felt awful afterwards. I thought I might have possibly turned him off to solids for good and I would have the only 1 year old that was still on formula. He was so frantic through the whole thing, but I just kept on going.

I’m back on the blog wagon

It’s been a while since my last update. Life has just been crazy and blogging has taken a backseat to…well, everything else. I had a couple of friends and family members ask me if I was going to update the blog anytime soon which made me glad to know that people do read it. More than that it made me realize how much I enjoy writing it. It’s a bit of an outlet for me and I miss it; so I am going to do my best to take some time out of my busy schedule to update my blog on a regular basis. So check back often and feel free to send me a reminder if it’s been a while!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Music To My Ears

This is what I’ve been waiting for.

FINALLY!! Over the past few weeks Caleb has begun to smile, laugh out loud and attempt to grab things. He recognizes us and is becoming his own little person. It’s no secret the first 3 months were really difficult for me, but now I am thoroughly enjoying being a mom. We’re in a good routine which helps us both. Every night Nigel and I play with him for about an hour. It’s fun family time as well as stimulates Caleb and gets him tired and ready to sleep. We read to him and give him tummy time. He’s growing and soon we’ll be starting solids. Life is good.