Sunday, October 31, 2010

tummy expert

Look at how proud C is on his tummy! He stayed like this for so long, I couldn't believe my eyes.

Happy Halloweenie

We went to visit gramps today for some candy (for us grownup folk) for Caleb's first Halloween. We didn't dress him up in costume b/c we really didn't see the point to that being he is so little and just going to one place. Grampa filled up the basket and then some and Caleb enjoyed spending time with him.

Friday, October 29, 2010

11 weeks

My happy baby boy at 11 weeks

First laugh

I clearly heard Caleb's first laugh yesterday! It was precious. So it goes like this, mama and Caleb are doing baby squats (I'm holding Caleb in my arms and squatting in front of the couch using it as support), I count out loud with each squat, up and down up and down we go, Caleb closes his eyes on the way down and gives me his big gummy smile, he's building up to a laugh and then he lets one loose. I keep going, my eyes are watering because I just witnessed this first, my legs are getting tired. I grab the video and we go again. I'm counting, around 8 he does it again, but this time it wasn't as loud, but I still could hear it on video if I listen carefully. Now I'm ready to pass out from squats but it was all worth it. I'm going to try again today.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

jammy day

Today was a lazy day spent playing in our jammies, no shower, or makeup, nor did I even bother to brush my hair. I did however brush my teeth. Caleb and I enjoyed some books together as we sat on the floor after our naps. I love days like these.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Daddy was trying so hard to read a story to Caleb, but he just wasn't having it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

10 weeks

10 weeks had flown by. I've had 10 weeks of the most intense love I have ever felt, 10 fingers and 10 toes to kiss, 10 weeks of the most beautiful face to gaze and kiss, 10 weeks of being a mother, the most precious time of my life.

We had a visitor this week, Clay who was born a day before Caleb who came to us the night we checked into the hospital. There is a funny story that goes with this that entails getting chased by a nurse.

Bradley reunion

On Saturday we got together with our group from our natural birthing class series, it was wonderful to see everyone again. We brought all our babies and it was so neat to see them all kicking away sucking on their little hands. We all had our babies within 2 months of each other the most of us within 2 weeks of one another. We have become quite a tight knit group and have hung out with our babies before the reunion. It was a joy to see our instructor, Jen, again. The last time we saw her was when she came to visit us at the hospital. The babies were all perfect and so well behaved, it was just an awesome time.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Our attempt at capturing Caleb next to his pumpkin last night=fail

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ahhh fall

Here we are enjoying my fave time of year at the farm. We walked around enjoying the sites, watching pumpkins being shot out of a canon, we chose a lil' pumpkin for our little punkin', and posed for a picture. All in all it was a wonderful day.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Finally, they fit again!

I am in a super duper happy mood today. After months of not being able to wear my wedding rings, they fit again! YIPEEEEE!!!!!!!! Can you tell how excited I am? It's like a long lost friend coming back into my life. Now I did have to push down a tad to get them on, but not that much SO, I'm hoping that I will be able to get them off at night (big smile).

Also today is our first date night alone. My MIL is coming over to watch Caleb and B and I are going to the movies to see, life as we know it. Then we are going to come home, scoop C up and bring him out to dinner with us.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Not red

For some reason it looks as though C has red hair in every picture, when in fact it is a light golden brown. I just needed to clarify that!

WE SURVIVED! Oh and Caleb is 9 weeks today

Caleb fared a lot better than I did during his shots yesterday. By the time the nurse was finished, he was just barely whimpering, looking around bright eyed like nothing happened, and I had mascara srteaked all down my face, snot coming out of my nose, crying in hysterics. Oh Lord, the doctor had to come take a peek at this site and have a laugh because we were just talking about how I can't let him "cry it out", and now he can see why. Caleb did so great and is such a trooper. He weighs 14 pounds, which is in the 93rd percentile and is 25 inches long, 100th percentile. B is so proud of his son, I just keep wondering how tall this kid will be if B is 6'6, yowza.

Caleb has been enjoying his new friend, his hand, and is sucking on it all the time. It's so cute, but what isn't that my son does?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2 months

My son is 2 months old today! Here he is showing off his latest modeling skills.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

heart ache

The heart ache has started for me and it is unbearable at times, it takes my breath away. What am I be talking about? Leaving this sweet boy in the hands of another while I go back to work. I know there are so many moms out there that struggle with this every day like my 2 fave blog gals, dearbaby and georgiegirl. I have read over and over how difficult it is and I have 27 days until I have to hand over the love of my life to my care provider and trust that she will care for him as much as I do. I dread each day as it comes to a close because I know that it is one day closer to the inevitable.

My days are spent playing, dancing, nursing, and nurturing this little boy and there is no better or harder job out there. It brings me such fulfillment to spend every waking hour with him and seeing him grow and change every day and knowing that I am responsible for him. Nothing gives me more comfort than the soft touch of his little hands as he reaches out for me when he's crying as I pick him up, knowing that his tears will be wiped away by my hands. My eyes are welling up as I write this and my heart is breaking into two pieces.

I know it is not possible for me to stay at home in the slightest way and I just have to accept that fact knowing that I am doing what I can to help support my family. Who knows maybe I will enjoy some grown up time and feel more refreshed when I come home to be with him. I just have to wish for that feeling as the daunting day draws near. For now, we will still get to experience the bond of being together every part of the day and nothing will take those moments away.

Monday, October 11, 2010

shots, oh crap!

We have the dreaded 2 month baby doctor visit with our first round of shots. We chose to do Dr. Sear's alternate shot schedule which is no more than 2 shots per visit, so we will go more often but that is what we have researched and feel very comfortable with. BUT, this mama is dreading seeing my babe in distress screaming and experiencing any possible side effects of the vaccines. I do not know how to handle it. So I am looking for some thoughts and hugs as I dread the day, Thursday, in which will be the hardest thing I have done with my baby so far. How did you deal?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

7 & 8 weeks

Here is our little monkey man 7 weeks and 8 weeks...

sunny days

Daddy and C on a walk...

I was at Target shopping like I always do looking at the baby section and I came upon these cute little shades and wondered if Caleb would like them since we've been having an Indian summer this past week...well see for yourself


Well time is just flying by in the R household and we have been so busy getting caught up on naps, keeping the house in order with the baby, and just surviving that unfortunately blogging has not been a top priority. But alas here are some recent pics. Caleb and I suffered through our first colds together and here is how pathetic I am in having to document every little thing that I took a pic of Caleb's first cold.

Caleb and Babcia

I love how Caleb is sitting with his feet crossed in his "lazy boy lounger"

Friday, October 8, 2010


I promise I will update this weekend, holy moly has time gotten away from me! We have been sick with colds this week suffering together.