Sunday, July 15, 2007

Week 32 - pulling up (almost)

Caleb is getting more and more mobile but still not crawling. This week he has really begun trying to pull up on things (us, the couch, his big toys, etc.). He still needs a little push on the diaper to get him up, but he's getting closer to doing it all on his own. I think he enjoys the whole new perspective found from being on the outside of the Exersaucer or holding on while standing next to the activity table. He's also getting more comfortable with balancing while kneeling. It seems he likes it because if he does fall back down, there's 1/2 as far to fall.

He has begun lunging for some things too. I will put a toy just out of his reach and he will usually grab for it. Sometimes he manages to brace himself with his arms as he goes toward it but other times he just does a faceplant. (He's a little gun shy after the faceplants but you can usually get him fired up enough about a toy to get him to try again). In this photo, he's about to lunge for Lilah. Notice Lilah's look of concern and her "ready to bolt at a moment's notice" body position.

Caleb got to spend some fun time with my dad (G-Dad, as he calls himself) this week while I had a planning meeting for my 10 year HS reunion, which will be next summer. Marilyn and Heather both brought kiddos so they were sad not to meet Caleb but he was having way too much fun with G-Dad. My parents also babysat tonight while we went to dinner with friends Nick and Laura at Red Rock Canyon. Yummy again this time!

Yesterday (Sat.), Caleb and I headed to OKC to celebrate my friend Ashley's birthday. He slept most of the way there and all the way back. We went to Cheesecake Factory (!!!!!!) for lunch then Caleb and I stopped by my sister's house to say hi to Aunt Mo for awhile before returning to Tulsa. Ashley and her husband have new residents in their backyard pool, a mama duck and two ducklings. As we left for lunch, Kyle was on a mission to relocate the ducks to a pond at a nearby golf course. We decided it would almost be worth skipping the Cheesecake Factory to watch Kyle attempt this. Notice I said almost :) I can't remember if I posted it on here but WE ARE GETTING A CHEESECAKE FACTORY IN TULSA!! Everyone chuckled when I said I emailed C.F. about once a quarter to ask when they were coming to town...well, you can thank me when you are enjoying heavenly cheesecake this holiday season.

After a bizarre night that included a prank phone call, Caleb waking up, and another random call on my cell phone (all between 1:30 and 3:00am), we slept in and didn't make it to church. Caleb had fun hanging in his pjs until noon and really enjoyed his biter biscuit. He now has 2 top teeth in with a 3rd almost there and another close behind so I thought the biscuit might provide some relief. Pretty soon the biscuit was all over his face, hands, sleeves, and highchair but he was having fun.

He is getting more and more vocal (and more and more loud- as the other patrons of the restaurant yesterday can attest to). It is as if he is trying to say something, not just jabbering. We have it on video, as well as his new found excitement for the "ABCs song" and "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" that his little play-n-learn pup sings. He's very musically inclined, you know!! I really need to find a better way to post video, so I'll work on that and get some on here soon.

Nothing too exciting coming up this week. It's kinda the calm before the storm of heading out of town for several trips.

Have a great one!!


Heather said...

Ha! I love the picture of him lunging towards Lilah! How exciting to see him pull up I'm sure! Just wait...enjoy this time where he's still 'put'.....when he's all over the place you will wish for a moment of only being able to pull up!! I do wish we could have met him, you will have to bring him along next time!

Kimberly said...

So fun that you guys are planning the reunion!!! Wish I lived in town to be of any assistance! It is so hard to believe it is getting time for our 10 year reunion!!
I'm sure Caleb gets his musical talent from his mama!

Jed & Carrie Sowell said...

I'm SO excited about our reunion! You'll have to let me in on some details! :-) You're little man is growing SO fast!! I'm with Heather - enjoy when they can stay in one place. Pretty soon you'll be hunting for him as he explores!!