Thursday, October 21, 2010


The little sugar dumpling is SIX MONTHS OLD today!!!! Look how far he's come since DAY ONE...

From THAT to THIS in only 6 months...where did the time go?!?!?!

P.S.- I'm taking votes on which one(s) you like best!

#1 (lol!)














Wednesday, October 20, 2010

He's Growing Up So Fast!

I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since I last wrote about my little honey bun. I feel like the days are speeding by and so is he! He moves more and more and does something new just about every day....I can't keep up! So basically, I'll do a little run-through of what's been going on the past couple weeks...

10/17/10: Kaleb's FIRST little tooth started coming in! ...and mommy's nipples haven't been the same since! lol

10/14/10: We went to Atlanta for the first time since Kaleb's been born and he got to meet someone who's been dying to see him since he's been born--Auntie Dennette! As my mom's twin sister & someone who used to breast feed me herself, Auntie is Mommy #2 and I can't tell you how good it felt to finally introduce her to my little man. I couldn't keep her away from him! They played and sang & he even got a crawling lesson in there too. There is no substitute for family and I truly believe that in due time he will meet everyone else who I hold dear in my heart yet haven't connected with lately.

10/9/10: Not even 6 months old and he's already reading the paper. What can I say...I guess all that in-utero Mozart worked like a charm! (Btw, there's really not much sound except for a few background phrases from me and it's a long 10-minute video but if you're craving some Kaleb cuddle time it's definitely worth it...just move up real close to the screen and I promise you can almost smell his sweet little breaths!)

10/2/10: One of the greatest joys about having Kaleb is watching Travis with our son. I never get tired of watching them play and interact with each other. So on this particular Saturday morning as I played with Kaleb in bed and he opened his mouth and CLEARLY yelled out "DAAAAAAAAD!" as Travis halfway slept I wasn't even jealous that his first real word was not about me. Trav whipped his head around, smiling ear to ear, and beamed "Yes..." as Kaleb knowingly giggled back and reached out for him. My heart melts for moments like these...

9/26/10: Now, this may come as a surprise to those of you who know us know us, but we finally took Kaleb to church. It was a Catholic Church and it's about a 10 minute stroll down the street we live on so we decided to give it a try. I have to say that for all my continuous gripes about church, it was extremely enlightening and refreshing to go. The priest got me thinking (again) when, after meeting Kaleb following the service, he remarked as he looked at him, "Oh, peaceful soul...". I thought the whole way home about just how peaceful and perfect this little soul really is. No, we're not the most religious people in the world, but there's something about bringing a new life into the world that brings to mind the pure genius--if nothing else--in the creation of body and soul together as one. Of course Trav and I had something to do with this creation but there is without a doubt a much grander design behind it all.
FYI, we didn't burn up that time so we've been attending (sporadically) since then...

9/23/10: The FIRST day of Kaleb's FIRST Fall! We took our (semi-) daily stroll around the neighborhood and took in the sights. He was in his usual "un-phased" mood lol.

9/16/10: Mommy turned a FABULOUS 27 YEARS OLD! Kaleb decided to take me out for a day at the museum while Daddy was at work. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect date. Later on my guys took me out to dinner where Kaleb continued to be a perfect gentleman...

9/7/10: Of course Kaleb gets sicker during the long Labor Day weekend and we didn't get in to the doctor's until Tuesday morning (and after the previous post where I boasted about my maternal capabilities, I fell apart watching him sniffle, sneeze and ultimately gag & vomit all the mucus--and milk--he was swallowing). The verdict: COLD is on it's way out the door; ear infection has set in. The remedy: the pink stuff, a.k.a. amoxicillin. According to my mom, "They should hand you a bottle of it when you leave the hospital with the new born baby!" AMEN! Kaleb wasn't too thrilled about the taste, preferring to projectile spit it whenever possible, but 10 days later the ear infection was FINITO ;-)