Monday, April 28, 2008

One Month Old

Caleb turned one month old on Saturday! He had his one month appointment this morning and here's what's new with him:
  • He weighs 10 pounds 13 ounces (3 pounds in a month isn't bad!)
  • He is 22 1/4 inches long (almost 3 inches in one month)
  • His hair is starting to thin out on top (boo hoo)
  • He takes a bottle every so often
  • He smiled (while awake) for the first time today. It was funny, too. He stopped crying for just a second to smile and then started crying again!
  • He holds his head up very well for his age
  • He likes to be on his tummy
  • He really enjoys white noise. His favorites are running bath water, washer and dryer, and the dishwasher
  • He did develop baby acne pretty bad, just like his big sister. Doc said we could put hydrocortisone cream on it and it would be gone in a week. We'll be testing that for sure!

Now here are some pictures I took of him this morning after his bath. The chair he's in decided not to show up very well, but I think it made for some neat pictures.

I Love My Kids

Special Daddy Time

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Go Figure

I just had to mention how clear Caleb's skin has been, didn't I? Monday morning I made an appointment for his first portraits, and by Monday evening his face had tiny red bumps all over! I haven't decided if we're going to keep the appointment or not. But isn't that just like a man!

Monday, April 21, 2008

By Request

Pictures of Caleb's room!

This is all I'm going to show you since the changing table isn't that exciting and the other half of the room is a tad cluttered. But this is the important stuff. It turned out nice, I think.


Caleb took a bottle the other night without a problem!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Do They Look Alike?

I can't believe it's taken me so long to do this. I tried to find the closest matches as far as pose is concerned. I don't think they look much alike at all. What do you think?

Laura Anne

Laura Anne (sorry her face is a little dark)

Laura Anne Caleb
Laura Anne
The two main differences between them at this point is 1)Obviously, the hair! and 2)Laura Anne had baby acne at this age. Caleb's skin is clear as can be. They both have their own distinct features, that's for sure.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Proud big sister
Caleb is sleeping on the afghan I made for him! I finished it while my mom was in town.
I don't know how I caught this face! He didn't look like that when I snapped the picture! :o) It is amusing, though.
He's just staring at Laura Anne. How sweet!
Trying out the black and white. He's adorable!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Two Weeks Old

Caleb had his two week check-up today. He now weighs 8 pounds 9 ounces! That means he has gained a whole pound since being home! He's doing really well. I am beginning to notice a schedule. He has an awake time each morning, sleeps most of the afternoon and has another good awake time in the evening before we all settle in for bed. During the night, he wakes 2-3 times (usually) to eat and then he goes right back to sleep.
So far, life with two isn't as difficult as I thought it would be. But then again, Mom has only been gone 24 hours. We are just beginning! I have yet to venture out to Target or the post office by myself with both kiddos. Don't know when I'll be brave enough for that! :o)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Never Too Young...

...for quality reading with Daddy!

Big sis wanted to join in the funThere is no shortage of kisses here!

Guy Smiley

Caleb smiles all the time when he's sleeping. He has a great sense of humor! Either that, or maybe he's laughing at the picture of his Uncle Garrett that I showed him. ;o)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Just Because

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One Week Old

Well, Caleb is now a week old. I can't believe it has already been a week and at the same time, it feels like it has been longer. Time is funny that way. We are settling in nicely. My mom is here helping out which has been wonderful. At least I'm getting a feel for what life will be like with two. I think I can sum it up with one word, too: multitasking! For example, I'm typing this post one-handed while Caleb is eating his dinner. :o)

Real quick, I'd like to tell the story of Caleb's birth for those that are interested. It all happened pretty fast so it won't take up too much time. It started when I woke up last Wednesday morning. I was having crampy contractions again; nothing too painful. They were coming often, but not on a predictable schedule. I didn't want to call my midwife yet because I already had an appointment at 4:30 that afternoon. I was determined to make it to my appointment! Around 1:30 in the afternoon, Laura Anne fell asleep for her nap and I laid down myself to rest and start timing the contractions. It was around that time that they began to be pretty uncomfortable. Enough so, that I was not able to fall asleep through them. And they were still not on a regular schedule. I called my midwife to tell her what was going on. She said that because the contractions weren't regular and weren't lasting 45 seconds, she didn't think I needed to come to the hospital.

Fast forward a little to 3 PM. Chris called to say he was on his way home. My contractions were getting stronger and stronger but not unbearable. By the time he got home, I couldn't do much of anything. I knew something was up. We got in the car and I told Chris that we needed to go to the hospital instead of my appointment. As we were driving to the hospital Chris was timing my contractions and found that they were 2 minutes apart and 40-45 seconds long. Our friend, Ellen met us at the hospital and took Laura Anne for us. Chris got me in a wheelchair and we went up to Labor and Delivery. They put me in triage to see how things were progressing. I was 7 centimeters dilated! They admitted me right away. I walked down the hall to a room and sat in a chair while the nurse prepared the bed. At this point, it was around 4:30.

Once I got in bed they put the belts on me to monitor contractions and the baby's heart. Contractions were getting really intense. My midwife came in a little after 5 and checked me again. I was fully dilated and could feel the baby moving down with each contraction. Before I knew it, it was time to start pushing. My body took over and with 3 contractions, Caleb was out! Like I said, it all happened so fast it took me a while to process everything. I think I'm still trying to convince myself that Caleb really is here; that I really did give birth just a short week ago. Anyway, it was an incredible experience and I wouldn't change a thing.

When we were discharged from the hospital on Friday, Caleb weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. At his check up Monday, he was almost back up to his birth weight already, so he's definitely eating well!

Laura Anne is so in love with Caleb and she loves to help out. She calls him "little fella" which we find adorable. The two of them definitely keep me on my toes!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cheat Cheat Never Beat

Something suspicious is going on. I put Caleb's birth information on the expectnet website for the game we played a while ago. Would you believe that someone actually guessed all the right information down to the minute? Yeah, me neither. I didn't realize until too late that I could have locked in all the answers so no one could change theirs. Oh well. Steve and Jen, I'm sorry but you lose. ;o)

The credit goes to my youngest brother, Garrett, for guessing closest. He had the correct day and was approximately 4 hours off with the time. Pops was in second and my older brother, Brandon, was in 3rd.

Garrett, for your prize, you get to spend some quality time with us when we come down in June for your graduation! Congratulations!

Thanks for playing, everyone! Wasn't it fun?!