Monday, March 19, 2007

Week 15- Can Hardly Believe It

I don't know why but 15 weeks old sounds so old! That - combined with the fact that we switched to Size 3 diapers yesterday and that we visited a friend and her tiny 3 week old - is making me realize how big Caleb is getting. It is so exciting but sad too. More and more of my favorite of his outfits are going into the bin of outgrown clothes. We already need a new bin :(

It was a good week. I had to stop by work on Wednesday and Friday so Caleb got to come with. He was quite the little smiling flirt on Wednesday but more sleepy/cranky on Friday. I took him by the classroom he'll be in next fall and showed him around. I'm sure he'll remember it come August when school starts (yeah right).

We went on walks 4 days last week. It feels so good to get out and about. I have found, however, that there's a delicate balance between keeping Caleb warm and out of the wind but not too toasty. Several days we left his pants at home but had a blanket to cover up just in case. And, I learned on the internet that you're not supposed to put sunscreen on babies under 6 months old. So I got out a really cute little fisherman's hat (thanks cousins Jill and Mary) to keep his little face shaded.

You've already seen the pictures of Caleb and Miss America at the airport. The big event of the weekend was a Homecoming Gala Dinner and Revue on Friday night. It was definitely "adults only" so Caleb stayed home with all four grandparents. Yep, that's right. My parents had agreed that they wouldn't attend the Gala so they could babysit and then Aaron's parents ended up being in town so all 4 watched him. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall! At one point, they took him on a walk around the neighborhood- 4 grandparents, one Caleb, our two dogs, and Aaron's parents lab. Wouldn't that have been a sight to see!

Caleb discovered his tongue over the weekend. It started as a kind of buzzing "mmmppp" sound then evolved to a "bluuuuhhh" then an outright tongue sticking out. It is pretty hilarious, especially when you can get him to copy you, ie Aaron and me making ridiculous sounds in the camera to try to get Caleb to follow (see video below).
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Saturday was St. Patrick's Day and I didn't have a stitch of green in my closet to wear but Caleb had a totally perfect little outfit. We went to dinner Saturday evening with Aaron's parents and the Thorntons (Aaron's sister and fam). Caleb enjoyed the time with his cousins Addie and Jake.

Here's another video of Caleb's sweet silly faces. Pardon the semi-crazy camera work and my yucky didn't-know-I-was-on-camera outfit.

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I can't remember if I've bragged in the last month or so about how well Caleb had been sleeping but he isn't anymore. For the last week, regardless of if I go in and feed him a bit more right before I go to bed, he'll wake up between 3:30 and 5:00. And it's not a "put the paci in his mouth and he'll drift right back to sleep" thing either. It's a "change the diaper, rock him, feed him" thing. My new bad habit is to fall asleep in the rocker after he falls asleep. I really do think about getting up and putting him in the crib for about a millisecond then shut my eyes and drift off to sleep. This morning, my alarm in the bedroom is what woke me up. It is starting to take its toll at the end of the day, for sure.

I love the outfit in this next picture. It's also the one at the top of this post. I was very proud of myself for putting it together as it didn't actually come as a set. We added the long sleeve because it was cold when we headed to church Sunday morning and it really made the outfit. He was definitely the coolest kid in the "6 weeks to crawling" room of the nursery. This was of Dad and Caleb watching the b-ball tournament on TV.

Busy week this week as our babysitter is out of town for Spring Break but I am working. Poor Caleb is getting bounced all over town but was a good sport today. A big "thanks" to my parents for helping out with Caleb-coverage this week.

Bit of sad news: My Uncle Robbie (my dad's brother) passed away from ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease on Saturday morning. Though it was not unexpected, it is never easy to deal with a loss like that. Prayers for Dad and his siblings and for Robbie's wife and children.

Happy Spring Break to everyone, though it looks like it is going to rain all week here~


Ethel said...

I found myself working my tonque the whole time I was watching the videos: ) I'm happy that you all are enjoying Caleb. In the last picture on this posting he really favors Aaron. I look forward to seeing you guys soon.

Ethel said...

Looks like I invented a new way to spell tongue, ooops

Heather said...

I love lil' Caleb's smiles!! And size 3 diapers?!?!? BIG BOY!!!! Ellee is still in size 4's and she's 2!!! Emily-I got those shirts made by a lady on ebay...she was SO dirt cheap it wasn't funny!! Aaron-I think everytime I need a good laugh I will come to the page and listen to you trying to get Caleb to make the noises! :) I haven't laughed that hard all day!!!!