Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Valentine's night we realized that Caleb was probably strong enough to try out his "Bebepod" (aka Bumbo Chair, we just have a different brand). He LOVES it. He's obviously too little to really sit up by himself but the chair helps support him. He looks like a little man. When you first set him in it, he tries to find his center of balance so he kinda bobs around and looks a bit like a chicken or a weeble (sp?). I wish there was a way to post video clips on here because it is pretty entertaining to watch.
The chair is going to be a BIG help in corralling Caleb without having to put him in the swing or pack-n-play. For example, I was working in the kitchen and instead of leaving him in the other room, I could put him in the chair on the kitchen floor. It was great to watch his eyes get bigger and bigger as he took in life from that vantage point. I think it was the first time he really noticed the dogs. His eyes kept following Samson back and forth across the kitchen. The chair is also the ideal place to keep him still while trying to put on a hat. I realized we have a basket full of hats that he's never worn. This is partly because hardly any of them fit since he has a big ol' melon head (it is in proportion to his body, though). I found this cute blue one and thought it would match his outfit nicely. I think this is maybe one of the cutest pictures we have of him so far:
A new habit has begun...the "don't go #2 for a day then let it all out the next day" adventure. Twice this week, Caleb didn't have a dirty diaper for a day. The books say this is common around this age but he's usually a 2-3 dirties a day kinda guy. So when he didn't poop for a day, we knew we were in for it the next day. And, sure enough, we went through three outfits in the course of about 90 minutes. In fact, the second blowout of the day came three minutes after I took the picture in the blue hat. It was such a disaster that it would have taken an entire container of wipes, so I just took him in the bathroom and put him in the tub. Notice the "who me?!?" look in the picture below. This was after the impromptu sponge bath.
The weather is finally warming up a bit which means he's not stuck in fleece all day. However, I loved this outfit that my cousins Jill and Mary gave us at a baby shower last summer and was afraid he would outgrow it (it's 3-6 mo.) before it got warm enough to wear it. Plus he looks super-cool in the layered look with the white longsleeve onesie underneath it. I like the blue and brown together and the little monkey is perfect for my "little monkey".
Another new favorite is the Baby Einstein video series. Our TV is elevated enough that he can't really see it unless you put him on the table in his bouncy seat. But once you get him situated, he stares and talks at the screen and pumps his legs up and down like he wants to jump out of there and get closer to it. He also gets to watch the videos at the babysitter's house and they have a really big screen TV so he really likes to watch them over there. You can't really tell what he's doing in this picture, but trust me, he's watching Baby Beethoven. As a side note, can you even imagine how filthy rich the inventor of the Baby Einstein stuff is?!? Seriously, just filming toys and putting music behind it and...voila: you're a millionaire!
Funny story about peeing (or tinkling, as my mom would say)...One night this week, Aaron was changing Caleb's diaper. He says to me, "I almost hate to say this because I know as soon as I do that it will happen but, when is the last time Caleb sprayed either one of us?". And, honest to goodness, he didn't finish the sentence before Caleb started spraying all over the place. HA!!! The other funny potty story was when we were giving him a bath on Saturday and I was singing the ABCs to keep Caleb entertained. Aaron decided to educate us by singing the alphabet in German. So he gets to LMNO (or however you say it in German) and no sooner does he say "Peh" then Caleb "pehs" all over the place. I keep telling you guys he's a genius baby!
Friday night Caleb got to meet a special member of our extended family when my Aunt Debbie came in town. Her plane was delayed so Caleb was up later than usual but was very well behaved and was actually quite a show-off, grinning and gurgling all over the place. Aunt Debbie had just visited her grandbaby #4 so she showed off some cute pictures of Ada.
Saturday night Caleb got to hang out with Grandma and Aunt Mo when Aaron and I went to dinner with our Sunday School class. He had a great time and certainly kept those ladies entertained. We stayed home from church because we all had the sniffles so Sunday was a pj day.
Sorry this post is so delayed. I will try to do better next week or post mid-week so it doesn't take an act of Congress to write this thing.
Have a good one~
Posted by Emily, Aaron, Caleb, and Harper at 7:00 PM