Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Days

I can't believe Caleb is already 5 weeks old! He has done so great and been so healthy! He is getting so big and really starting to show some personality. Here are a few of his happy moments from the past week.

And I would be a really bad mom if I didn't post that today is our "oldest child's" birthday. Charlie is 8 years old today! He does so great with Caleb and has been a wonderful dog! Happy Birthday Charlie!

Round one of Christmas gatherings

Well, Christmas is a week away and we have already been to two parties! We have a few more to go, which is good because I think Caleb has a Christmas outfit for every day of the week! Here he is at our "Thanksmas" celebration with my mom's side of the family. We get together for some wonderful food and fellowship every year halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas since those actual days are so busy. We had a great time-and the C-man slept through the whole thing!

One of my outfits from Aunt Donna

Here I am with Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Jimmy and Jason and cousins Chris, Val and StacyThen on his one month birthday we went to Rocky and Nena's house for the company Christmas party. All of the work staff got to meet him for the first time, and he slept through pretty much the whole party once again. Which was great, because he wasn't upset, but then he was ready to party all night once we got home!

I'm one month old today! Check out my outfit-I look like one of Santa's elves!

Having a chat with Uncle Blake

Monday, December 15, 2008

The past month

This past month has been so wonderful! Our little man Caleb was born on November 13th, weighing in at 7 lbs, 13 oz and measuring 20 inches long. Doug and I are so blessed to have him in our lives now and we are having a great time getting to know him and his crazy ways! We had so many sweet visitors at the hospital-family and friends that loved Caleb so much before he was even born! Especially his grandparents and uncles, who were so awesome to hang out at the hospital all day awaiting his arrival. Rocky, Nena, GJ, and Papa Jim are completely smitten. They have all tried at least once to sneak him out the door or go hide with him when it was time to leave during their visits. It is great to watch how natural they are with him-like it was just yesterday that they had us. God has truly blessed us with our son and we can't wait to share his life with everyone!

He has been to the pediatrician a few times already and has gained about a pound and a half since he was born. He already looks so different-although no one can really tell who he actually looks like! He just looks like Caleb. But he is healthy and most of the time happy, so we are thrilled!

I will post some pictures soon-probably in the form of a slideshow since he is already a month old. And I will update this blog as often as I can-we are gettting into a better routine, so I will be able to do so more regularly!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Belated Blogging...

So this is my first attempt at blogging! I realize that I am posting for the first time the day before our little man turns one month old, but give me a break! I'm just figuring him out-the blog comes second! But hopefully you will enjoy the stories and pictures we share as much as we are enjoying Caleb in our lives! Thanks to cousin Sarah for her help in getting this thing started!