Saturday, July 13, 2013

dear caleb // week two

Dear Caleb,

Happy two weeks, little one!  You are growing like a weed and sleeping "like a baby".  At your two week appointment this week you weighed 9 lbs 8oz....a weight gain of a whole pound in just one week!!  Though you struggle with some gas issues, you have a great handle on this whole nursing thing - which makes mommy so happy and relieved!

This week has been a busy one with lots of trips out.  On Monday, you had your first restaurant visit to IHOP so that mommy and daddy could enjoy some yummy pancakes!  Tuesday, you and mommy ventured out on our first trip alone - we both had Dr. appointments and we visited Avery & Amelia {and Heather} for lunch.  It was a successful first trip alone, but we were exhausted when we got home!

On Wednesday we visited Sweetwater to have lunch with daddy so he could show you off to all his co-workers - he loves you so much and can't wait to share you with everyone!  Then, on Thursday we took another family trip to go blueberry picking!  Unfortunately, it was too hot for you, so you and mommy spent most of the time hanging out at the car while daddy picked 10 lbs of blueberries!  We can't wait to give you your first taste of blueberries this winter!

Your umbilical cord finally fell off this week - which meant your first bath!  Though mommy didn't quite know how to keep you warm the whole time, you seemed to really enjoy the water.  You kicked your legs in the water and enjoyed mommy dumping water on your belly.

We also decided to make the switch from disposable to cloth diapers this week and you have far less wardrobe changes because of it!  You look especially cute in the ones mommy made this spring!  Though we have more laundry, we're thankful to not be buying crazy expensive diapers that you go through so quickly!

You continue to show us little bits of your big personality.  It's so fun to watch you take in the world around you.  You're able to recognize mommy and daddy's voices and you're beginning to make eye contact with us when we're talking to you.  Maggie has been getting a little less timid around you and today the two of you had a little moment while you were playing on the floor.  Maggie laid her head next to yours and the two of you just stared at one another.  I'm sure you guys will be the best of friends in a few months - can't wait! 

This week you're definitely growing - lots of eating and sleeping - but we're not complaining, it makes for some great cuddle time with mommy!  You have wanted to cuddle all week and hate to be laid on your back.  You prefer to sleep on your side or tummy - especially on mommy or daddy's chest.   All this time on your tummy has made you quite the pro at holding up your head.  You'd never know you were just two weeks old!

Keep growing little one!

love you always,
mommy & daddy

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