Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the worst blogger on the block

So I think I officially get some sort of award for the worst blogger.  However, when I started this blog, I knew I would not keep updating it as often as I should. But here I am now, so get excited! Caleb is officially on the move! He has learned to crawl and you know what that means. No rest for this mama! He wasted no time in finding things he shouldnt, like outlets and powercords. Thats my son! :) Caleb had his first head injury yesterday and I felt like the worst mom in the world.  He was just crawling along and all I hear is a loud thup followed by very very loud crying. Would it be acceptable to wrap him in bubble wrap? If we could all through through life in bubble wrap... :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Countdown.. 5 months till 12!

Caleb is 7 months old. 7 months old! I know,  it sounds like a joke right? He now officially has more months behind him than ahead until his first birthday. He is really starting to move around alot. He finally decided to roll from his tummy to back outside of his crib. He does things in his crib like rolling and scooting from end to end which he wont do anywhere else. Good thing we have the video monitor or I would never get to see these things!

We took Caleb to his very first Cardinals game yesterday. He made it three innings and then fell asleep on the walk back to the car, which is something I have never seen happen, so I cant even imagine how tired the poor little guy was. 

 In other news, I officially have a cloth diaper addiction. I am constantly seeking new diapers on the internet. I have to stop, but Im not ready to. Yesterday at Cotton Babies I won a free diaper.. so that just fueled my craziness!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I havent blogged in a while so I thought I would update on the happenings around here. First off, cloth diapering is going great. I love doing it and can definitely deal with the little bit of extra work. We installed a "poop sprayer" aka bidet on the toilet, so no more fishing poop out of the sink!

P90X is going pretty well. I hate it as much as ever, but I am determined to finish it this time. I am on my 4th week, and only 8 more to go. I dont know if I have lost any weight, as I do not own a scale, but I feel better everyday that I do it.

Now on to the most important. CALEB! He is becoming very vocal lately. He does this scream/coughing thing all the time. He thinks its hilarious. I cannot wait for summer so we can go swimming. I think he is going to love the water because he loves playing in the bathtub and gets pretty angry sometimes when it is time to get out. He finally rolled over from his belly to his back, once. Otherwise he still think he is able to fly. Richard is so anxious for him to start crawling.. I am not as excited because once he is on the move it is going to get crazy around here!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Today Richard, Caleb and I went to the park. Caleb had a great time swinging and sliding, and I have to admit that I had fun swinging too. It has been years since I had been on a swing and it was a little scary going as high as I used to! It was such a great family day and I look forward to so many more.

Caleb has finally outgrown his baby car seat. He was pretty squished in there for about the past month, but I have been putting off getting him a bigger one. However, once we started cloth diapers, he was just not fitting in there anymore. Too much junk in his trunk :) He seems to really love all the room and he looks like such a little man in it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here's to you CLOTH DIAPERS!

Well my good friend Megan has got me hooked. Im addicted. Im in love with cloth diapers. At first I really liked the idea, but then I started thinking about how it would be to actually have to spray poop out of my son's diapers and decided that cloth diapering probably wasn't for us. I was wrong. A few months later I gave it a try and really like it, even after the horrible fail last night of Caleb waking completely soaked practically head to toe in pee. He was pretty unhappy to say the least, but I have a feeling that tonight will be much better because I am packing that thing with liners. I am sure we will have a few more CD fails, but I am more than willing to deal because 1.) How much money we will save eventually (there is a bit of an investment in the beginning) 2.) I can use these for all my kids and 3.) Caleb's chubby little legs couldn't look cuter sticking out of the colorful diapers.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

6 month update

Caleb had his 6 month checkup today and 13 hours later, the verdict is in. He's a chunker! He weighs 19 lbs 10 oz (75th-90th percentile) and he is 27 and 5/8 inches long (90th percentile). He had to get 3 shots also, and he was very unhappy about it. He didnt start crying until the 2nd one, but then things got pretty crazy. The pediatrician said he could now eat Cherrios and other easily dissolvable foods, as well as most any other foods that are cut up really small.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today my baby is half a year old! I cant believe in 6 short months we will be celebrating his 1 year birthday. He is really starting to develop his personality. He is such a happy little guy and he is always smiling. He is even beginning to get the hang of napping, which makes for a very happy mom and baby. I really enjoy the time I get to spend at home with him. I am really grateful that I am able to be a stay at home mom and see my little man grow and learn new things each day. He absolutely loves loves loves his jumperoo and will spend a half hour sometimes just jumping away.

In other news, I recently started P90X.. again. I know it will not be any easier this time, but at least I am prepared for how demanding it will be. I am incredibly sore from only 2 days, but it feels good. I hope to go longer than 2 months this time and actually complete the program. I will update for those interested!

Here are some recent pictures