Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Caleb is 2 months old!

Our sweet Caleb is 2 months old today! He weighs in at a whopping 14 pounds 10 ounces, and is 25 inches long. He is the first baby we have had that is really cubby, and man do I love all his little rolls! He has the sweetest, chubbiest cheeks ever! See!

Caleb loves bathtime and has since his first one. He didn't get a bath until he was about 10 days old because I didn't want to wash away his amazing baby smell! Now he gets one every other day, and he would probably stay in the water in his bath seat for an hour if I let him! He wiggles his little arms and legs around in delight! He sometimes takes a bath with Noah in the tub also, but not the twins because they splash too much and get too excited with him in there, and they don't quite realize yet to be careful around him. Here Micah and Levi are being very gentle and sweet with Caleb, but two toddlers, a newborn and water don't mix well!

At 2 months old, Caleb is getting really vocal. He makes all sort of cooing sounds, which of course I find adorable! It is amazing that in only 2 short months he has gone from being able to only cry (ok, and scream) to making all of these sweet noises to express his happiness! All that talking I have been doing to him is finally paying off now that he contributes to the conversation! I love that no matter how many babies I have, watching a new little person grow and change and learn NEVER gets old! He is also about the smiliest baby I have ever seen! I remember it being harder to make our other boys smile at this age, but Caleb is EASY to make smile! All you have to do is give him a big grin and he returns the toothless favor almost everytime! I love it!

When it comes to sleep, Caleb sleeps pretty well, I think! I have adjusted my idea of what "well" is this time around! Having done Babywise with the other boys, this time around I felt I wanted to be more laid back and just enjoy the newborn phase instead of trying to control it! During the day Caleb usually takes naps that last about an hour at a time. He is usually nursed to sleep, or falls asleep in the sling, or while being rocked. Sometimes even by his Daddy!

He never falls asleep in a swing, as he doesn't really like it. When it comes to nightime sleep he sleeps for a good stretch from about 7pm to 1 am, and has been doing that since about 5 weeks, except for when he had RSV. During that time he was waking up 6-8 times a night, but who could blame him? Poor baby! He is all better now, thank goodness! Anyway, I really should sleep during that stretch every night, but I usually end up going to bed around 10:30, so I miss out on half the sleeping time! Oh, well! After that he usually goes about 3 hours between feedings, but sometimes less. Hopefully in the next month he will start waking up only once a night! I really don't mind feeding him at all at night, as I usually just put him in bed with me and then fall asleep while nursing...it makes for much less disruptive sleep that way!

Caleb had his first stroll around the block just last week in a stroller. He had been around the block a few times before, but he was in my sling. This time he rode like a big boy in the stroller next to his big brother Micah. He didn't cry at all, and seemed to enjoy himself!

Here is sweet big brother Noah, who loves holding Caleb, talking to him, showing him how to play with his toys, and teaching him how to be a boy! Noah is an awesome big brother, and I love him to pieces!

So, there you have it! Not only have we survived our second month of 4 boys under 4, but we are loving it! The laundry isn't done, the house is a mess, and I can usually be found in my pajamas at noon, but I know I am gonna miss this someday, so I am not missing a minute of it now!


  1. There are very few mommies as good as you and that's why God blessed you with all these wonderful boys. We need godly men to be raised up and godly parents to do it. ☺

  2. Oh, Di. It's so fun to see you and your boys! Keep up the blog posts.

  3. I love this blog Di... It is really cute! Miss you guys!