Sunday, December 30, 2012

Caleb 3 Months

 Happy 3 months Caleb!

Although you can't tell from these photos he is still such a smiley guy. He's had a bit of a cold lately and I took these pics a little too late in the day for optimal smiles and light, sorry Caleb.

He is such an easy going baby. We've got a routine going and it makes life super easy for all of us. He now sleeps 10-12 hours most nights. It has been wonderful. 

He still doesn't seem too interested in toys but it's obvious that his love for books is growing. He smiles big when I show him the pictures when I am reading to Archie and he is next to us, he will fuss a bit if I forget. It only takes me reading to him to calm him during his evening grumps.

He is still a very chatty boy. He makes lots of different sounds and will carry on conversations with anyone who will talk with him.



 So this is one of your very first onsie's.  It's 0-3 months and now you are wearing a 12 month shirt and 6-9 month pants.

Archie is always running around him and he is ever watchful of his big brother.

We took him to the doctor on his 3 month b-day (he had a cold and we wanted to make sure he didn't have an ear infection or anything else). He weighed in at 18lbs 11oz (fully clothed).

Sunday, December 23, 2012

GIF


So my beautiful sister graduated and I got to take some graduation pictures for her. I wasn't planning on making a GIF when I shot the photos but when I saw her hair blowing in the wind I decided I needed to learn how. So after watching an animation tutorial and doing some other research I figured it out. It is so easy to do. Isn't my sister gorgeous? I'll be putting up more photos on my facebook page soon so be sure to check them out and like the page too!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Here are this weeks photos to remember.
 
 Archie picked out Jacob's tie this morning. He doesn't wear this one every Sunday. 

 I got Caleb to smile just not to look at the camera. He is cooing at me here. 
 Someone had to have mouse in the photos. 


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Caleb 2 Months



I've said it now hundreds of times but I cannot believe how big this little boy is. He even has neck rolls in the back (see photo below). It's mostly good that he is so big. It's easy to see that he is growing well and I didn't have to worry as much when he couldn't eat during his hospital stay but my arms and back are killing me.

He coos often and will smile as he gazes into your eyes. Watch out though, if he does this to you it will completely steal your heart. He is such a lazy boy. It has always been difficult to get him to nurse thoroughly. He will only bear weight on his legs for a moment. So for now we think he will be bit slower to reach the physical milestones and a bit faster with the verbal ones.

We are still bottle feeding him most of the time (I pump). He drinks 7-10 ounces 5-6 times in 24hrs. The bottles will dribble a bit of milk and so we always tuck a burp cloth under his chin before feeding him to catch the dribbles. When he feels that burp cloth he either wiggles in excitement and smiles/giggles or completely stops fussing and roots around for the bottle.

He has been sleeping 7-8 hours most nights waking to eat (it usually only takes 20 minutes for him to be fed 9 ounces and changed twice) and then he goes back down for 3-4 hours. He has recently slept through the night from 8ish to 7ish. It was amazing. I get to rock him to sleep every nap and at night. Caleb and I love it. He also loves his swaddle sack and I am worried there will be trouble soon since he is so wide it almost won't Velcro and yes he's in the largest size.

He has discovered himself in the mirror and will coo and babble while staring at himself for an hour at a time without fussing. He still loves the fan and his mobile will fascinate him too. He loves to be read to; it cures his evening fussiness like magic.

He is such a happy baby.

 
His length is mostly in his torso. That shirt is labeled size 6-9 months and we almost couldn't button it up.

 He is such a big little thing!

 The neck rolls on the back of his neck.

 Note the Buddha belly hanging over his jeans.

We love this little guy like crazy. I is so fun to watch him grow.

2 month stats:
Weight: 15lbs 9oz... 98th percentile
Length: 24.25 inches... 96th percentile

 ...and of course we had to get a couple with big brother...

 Their faces say it all.

 Archie, kiss Caleb! *head butt*... close enough. Sorry Caleb.