Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Caleb - 6 months

My sweet little Caleb - he's grown up so fast!!! He turned 6 months old and is growing and learning new tricks it seems almost daily these days!!!
Unfortunately, when you are learning new "tricks", it comes along with a few tears. This picture was after he tried to pull himself up to standing in his crib - he fell and face-planted into his crib!!! (He's figured it out now, so it's time to lower the crib all the way down!!!)
He is officially crawling now - it's always so fun and sad at the same time. It makes him look so big...yet he's still so little!! He reminds me of Callie - crawling so early and yet still looks so small!!

He's loving this new accessibility to all kinds of fun toys - which means more work for us!! Time to pay attention to the things that are laying around and within reach now!

How about that bubble? :) He's enjoying food, although not as ravenous as Josiah was. He eats his food three times a day, and has tried sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, green beans (his fave so far I think!), peas, applesauce, and carrots. Tonight he tried puffs for the first time and he actually was able to pick it up and get it to his mouth!! I was impressed!

At his appointment, he was 26 1/4 inches long and weighed 15 lbs. 13 oz. I'd have to look and see what the other kids were. I know he's bigger than Callie was, but I think still the smallest of the boys.
He is still so so happy. He's getting more and more of a voice these days - whether happy or mad (rare, but it does happen!) He takes 2 good naps a day (1 1/2 to 2 hours), and then 1 last catnap (30 min) in the late afternoon. I don't think it will be long before he drops that one...we'll see. He wakes up at 7 am and goes to bed at 7 pm...and sleeps all night long! Hip hip hooray! I had been getting him up to nurse one last time at 10 pm up until this last week, but now that he's figured out the food thing, he's able to go 12 hours - hooray!!
We're so glad that he's part of our family - we can't imagine life without him!!!


The Stein Family said...

I can't believe how strong he is! Pulling himself up and crawling...Matthew as a way to go before he's doing all that, and he'll be sure to keep me on my toes when he gets there! Love Little Caleb's smile!

Courtney said...

he DOES look so small to be moving around! he's so CUTE!!

Jenn said...

crawling! wow! go caleb, go!

anthonyandbeth said...

he is the cutest! can't wait to see him moving all over next weekend. :)