Monday, May 23, 2011

Caleb - 9 months

Happy-happy 9 months and growing, sweet Caleb!!!!
(Ashley, thank you for the picture!!!)
Son, soooo much is happening in your sweet life right now! Mommy is having a hard time keeping up! :)
-you have your first tooth! (bottom left) Daddy saw it first!! ;)
-you are sitting all by yourself; great posture, too!
-you are standing!!! You just started standing overnight! It's so fun!!! You need support, for now, but I'm sure you'll be standing on your own in no time!
-you are drinking from a sippy cup! I just need to help you learn to hold it yourself...maybe that can be a good challenge for us for this month!
-you LOVE to clap your hands {with a big ole smile on your face!! :)}!!!
-you enjoy JUMPING in your Johnny Jump Up or in our laps! :) Those legs are "goin' to town"!
-you have the most contagious smile and laugh! Always smiling and laughing, which makes Mommy so happy!
-you weigh 21 lbs 12 oz...50th percentile
-your height is 28.25 inches...50th percentile
-your head circumference is 18.25 inches...75th percentile
-you are interacting with big brother with lots of laughs and sharing toys; with Mommy and Daddy with LOTS of slobbery kisses and laughs, and you are enJOYing your Aunt Tami's fun visit with us! She's been a huge help in encouraging your STANDING!!! You can blame her when you're pooped for naps and bedtime! ;) Ha!! It's a good thing!!
-Oh! You're learning how to play with some fun toys, enjoying anything that makes sounds and lights up!
The last three months have been really rough for you (and Mommy!), sweet boy! You've basically had an ongoing ear infection...single or double, depending on the week! We've been to the pediatrician's office just about EVERY week for the past three months with you, and they've gotten to know us on a first name basis! Ha! You've been on antibiotic after antibiotic, poor guy...your body just stopped responding to them.

Well, no more, Lord willing!! You got tubes this morning! That's right! Daddy & Mommy loaded you up early-early, took you to the hospital, and you have what Mommy's been ready for you to have for weeks!! Tubes! Lord willing, you will not have any more ear infections, you'll feel better and better, and Mommy will be much more light hearted {ie, not worrying} about your sweet ears! I PRAISE-PRAISE-PRAISE our Lord for allowing for everything to go so smoothly this morning, and you are already showing signs of recovery and feeling better!! YOU are a BRAVE, STRONG patient!!! YAY!!!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!!! I praise You, Father!! My heart is rejoicing and singing to YOU!

Happy 9 months, sweet boy!
XOXOXO Daddy & Mommy

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I LOVE the pictures of you and your boys at the park!

I hope Caleb's tubes keep him from getting anymore ear infections.