Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This is what you look like after an exciting Sunday of playing with your entire family
Caleb has decided that his biggest motivation for moving on his own is to mess with his brother and sister's stuff. He particularly loves paper and Uno cards. We have not yet heard "Caleb took my ..." but I am guessing that it is not far off. That is how well he is doing.
We are working on getting him to stay up on his hands and knees and getting him to roll to the left. If we put something on this left side, he rolls to his right and scootches to get it. He gets points for ingenuity, but his cooperation is not too strong.
Caleb is loving solid foods. I have been giving him the Gerber puffs - little snacks that he can feed himself that dissolve very quickly. He now recongnizes the container and is always ready to eat whenever you put him in his high chair.
On Monday, I took Caleb to the pediatrician for an ear infection (his second). He was pretty fussy and kept grabbing at his left ear. He is on amoxicillin and is feeling much better. He had a nasty runny nose last Monday through Wednesday, but is now back to feeling good.
Caleb went to the pediatrician for his 9 month check on Wednesday. As hard as it is to believe, Caleb is now 9 months old. The doctor was happy with how well he is doing. His head circumference is at the 70% percentile, his length is at the 25% percentile and his weight is still not on the chart. The pediatrician is not worried though. We will take Caleb back in a month for another weight check and for another round of vaccines. We decided to postpone his vaccinations so Caleb could get over his cold and ear infection, instead of adding to his misery.
On Saturday, I took Caleb shopping with me to Costco. He is very outgoing, so he smiles at everyone we see. It was like he was running for office - we had a ball. When we got to the check out, the store was selling paper balloons to raise money for the DeVos Children's Hospital. Last year, about this time, I bought four balloons with tears in my eyes, hoping that I would be able to do it again when I had four healthy children. On Saturday, I got to do it (again with tears in my eyes, but with a big smile on my face). Each day, I think about how lucky we are to still have Caleb, but comparing where we were last year at this time and where we are now really put things into perspective!