Tuesday, March 3, 2009

8 Weeks (already?!?!?)

My sweet honey! I can't believe you are already 8 weeks old!! You are growing like a weed!

A few things I want to remember about this time in your life...

1.) You have pretty much doubled in weight since you were born, which means mommy's arm muscles are growing quickly!
2.) Lately you have started talking to mommy, making eye contact and smiling at me(oh my gosh, could life get any better!!)
3.) My love for you keeps growing and deepening more than I ever thought possible!
4.) When you sleep, you dream, and you've broken out into hysterical laughter a couple times now, it's so funny(still hoping to get this on video)!
5.) You are still sleeping like a champ, but I have noticed that you are a mover in your sleep! When I come in to get you up in the morning, you are no longer snuggled in your sleep positioner and you've kicked off your blanket.
6.) You love to take walks with me, run errands with me, and especially fall alseep in your carseat.
7.) You still love your baths (thank goodness!) and mommy has learned (the hard way, twice)to not take you out of the tub until you have pee pee'd!
8.) You often sleep with a concerned look on your face, I'm not sure what you are dreaming about but it must be pretty serious!
9.) You are now eating up to 8 oz. per feeding, and going 5-6 hours in between feedings! (Guess that's why you have gained so much weight!)
10.) We are a few days away from starting your cloth diapers and I must admit, I'm a little nervous! We'll see how it goes (I'll be sure to blog when I hit that point in time!)
11.) You are so fidgety that it takes me almost 30 minutes just to trim and file your nails, and that's trying to do it while your sleeping! I can't imagine trying to do it while you're awake!
12.) You love to take a nap anywhere mommy puts you (i.e. your boppy, the sofa, mommy & daddy's bed, your little recliner vibrating chair, your crib, or on mommy or daddy's chest - my personal favorite!)
13.) You hate dirty diapers and won't stop moving until you are changed
14.) You sometimes grunt when you eat, sleep or are having your awake time too!
15.) You are great with anyone holding you. You don't seem to mind at all!

You are more loveable than anything I could ever have imagined, and I can't wait to watch you continue to grow up in to a little man! I want you to know that I love you, and love being your mommy. I pray for you each and every day. I pray that you will grow up to know the Lord personally. I pray that you will grow up to be a man who honors women. I pray that you will grow up to put God 1st, Others 2nd, and Yourself 3rd.

Caleb, you are loved. You are precious. You are a child of the Living God. You are beautiful. You are such a blessing! I love you and am so proud to be your mommy! Keep growing, laughing and smiling, my sweet little man!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!


Carrie and Ross said...

What a cutie!! You should stash him in the cubicle at work so we can play with him during the day. Maybe will take some stress out of all our lives with his cooing and precious facial expressions!!

Diana said...

Oh, such a beautiful baby. So sweet.
Time moves on so fast doesn't it.
Cherish every moment.