Just as I suspected...I'm 9 days late on Caleb's monthly update! Whoopsie! October has been crazy busy for us! It's been a great month! I love being a mama! It is such a joy! There have been a few times this month when I was taken back and SO HAPPY to realize, Josh and I really know how to care for Caleb now. WHOAAA. Ha! We have really learned him in the past 3 months and now know his different cries, we know when he's tired or hungry or achey. We know when he's bored and just wants some attention. We know when he's in a silly mood or feeling off. It's pretty awesome and has made everything so enjoyable!
Caleb Joshua ::
Height: 24 inches
Doctor appointment: No doctor apt at 3 months, however we did take him in and he was A Okay!
Nicknames: Changes every single day, and it’s always hilarious and relevant to life that day. I call him Cale-chub most of the time, and sweets!! Josh is still sticking with my boy and little bro (LOL).
Eating: He has become a very efficient eater!! WOO! He eats for about 5 minutes on each side and is done! I’m so thankful we are past the 45 minutes a side stage!
Sleeping: This child is a phenomennalll night time sleeper. I am soooo grateful. He’ll sleep at least 8 hours…last night he slept around 12 hours! I am trying to get him to bed a little earlier than his normal 10:30-11 PM bedtime because we are just too tired for that. Last night he basically went to sleep around 7:30…he woke up and fed for a few minutes around 8:30, and that was it! That was AMAZING! He’s been doing good the last few days with his nap schedule. Usually will sleep for 30 minutes every hour and a half to 2 hours! A couple days ago he only napped once the WHOLE day…that was rough!! :/
Diapers: Since he’s finally getting into a good eating routine I was told he wouldn’t have a BM every day…and could go as long as 6 days without one! That has definitely been the case! We are still in disposable…Caleb’s Moose Factory Gookum (grandma in Cree) just brought us back a huge case of disposable diapers…so I figure when we are out of those, we will start cloth!
Clothing: He is in 3 months, but some of it is getting snug…we will have to move to 3-6 months very soon! Every brand is different too! I am really liking his little GAP sweat suits and feel like we are getting a lot of wear out of those this cooler time of year!
Social: At home, with Josh and me, Caleb is super social and happy but he has definitely gotten a bit of stranger danger this month. I think the more he’s realizing who Josh and I are the more he wants to be safely with us. We had a bunch of people over last Friday to celebrate Josh’s birthday and nobody could hold Caleb or he would scream his head off. Nooooo. I’m not getting too worried about it, I think it’s just a phase. Since that night several people have held him and he would do okay sometimes and not so okay other times.
New this month: There has been about 3 different times where he laughed. It was AMAZING!!! The most perfect cute laugh ever! He does the motor boat with his lips all the time and spits out bubbles. I think he may be starting teething, he’s SUPER drooly and was “off” for about 5 days (the reason I took him to the doctor). They said he was fine, just most likely beginning teething! Yikes! He has officially grown out of his bassinet…but poor baby has to stay in it for another week until we move to the new house and set up his crib.
Likes: He still loves his bath and has started to kick like crazy in it! Playing with his family—he LOVES attention. Josh says, “he likes going to sleep on his own terms!” ha! He likes sticking his hands in his mouth. He loves when I sing…one of his 3 laughs was when I was singing…I don’t know whether to be flattered or hurt! I’ve started just singing my sentences to him instead of talking
Dislikes: Sometimes he dislikes going in his bassinet for a nap, other times he’s okay with it. Being put down when he wants to be held by Josh or me.
Mama: Doing good! The 5 days that Caleb was ‘off’ I was definitely off too! It broke my mama heart to see him upset and not his happy self. Teething is so gonna be my enemy! I feel like I’ve definitely gotten the hang of things, but still learning and growing every day. Really excited to move into the new house sometime in the next couple weeks and REALLY excited to set up Caleb’s nursery! I feel like it’s been a little chaotic since Caleb was born because we didn’t want to take the time and FULLY organize life in this house just to pick up and move…so it’ll be nice to settle for good in that house!
Daddy: Joshua is the bomb. Caleb loves his daddy. Just today Josh walked out and it was the first time Caleb saw him today…Caleb looked at him then shrieked with excitement! It melted our hearts…oh my goodness! Last night Josh spoke a message on Psalm 46. It was a beautiful message with an overwhelming response! He really felt the Lord put it on his heart, and He clearly did, because it really blessed and moved our congregation! Every time Josh comes out of his office to get coffee or whatever he always gets sucked in by Caleb’s cuteness and takes time to kiss him and pick him up. I love this. I think the fact that he is so consistent with loving his son like this will make such an impact.
Fun things we did: Caleb celebrated his first Canadian Thanksgiving! He looked super dapper and handsome in his bowtie shirt and khaki’s. Don’t you American’s worry…we will celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of November as well! We’ll be the only ones…but we still will! J We celebrated Josh’s birthday with a party at our house on the 17th!
What we're looking forward to: We are looking forward to moving! Also, looking forward to teething being over (and it’s only just begun!!!).
(can you tell he LOVES selfies with his mama?? ;-) )
(first time in the bumbo chair...he doesn't really like it...he tries to get out of it :) )
(Caleb got dressed for his Aunt Erin's birthday!)
(can't ALL be about Caleb... :) .... Josh celebrated his birthday, along with our friends Zach and mike!)
(I should have probably waited until the 4 month update to show this...because technically he just learned this a few days ago...but it's just so cute i can't wait...he screams and shrieks in a high pitch squeal and talks now! soooo adorable!)
(Caleb's Moose Factory Auntie Debs bought him this chair and he loves it)