Monday, January 28, 2008

One month!

My mother is currently trying to console a sleepy, yet crying, little Caleb. And she is happy. I wonder if it is just built into grandparents not to ever get frustrated with crying. In fact, I think she thinks its cute. Too bad she is leaving after this week.

Caleb went to the doctor for his one month check up this week. He weighed in at 11 pounds 5 ounces and measured 22.5 inches. He's pretty huge. He also made the switch to size one diapers today (which was slightly traumatic for me-- he's growing up so fast!). It's incredible to watch him grow. He's catching up to Lillian (the Doran's little girl, she's six months old and absolutely adorable) and wearing 3 month clothing.

My mother and I head to Pittsburgh this weekend. Hopefully my sister Shayla will go into labor soon (not too soon... we want to be there for it!) and I can meet my new niece or nephew while I am there. I don't envy her though... the last few weeks were the worst. But it's all worth it in the end.

Well, it has been so far at least.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


My parents and little sister came into town for the Martin Luther King Day long weekend. I like to think that even if we didn't have Caleb they would still have come to visit, but I'm not going to fool myself :) Shayla was able to come and stay with us when she came into Philly for her boards. Here are a few of the pictures we were able to capture.

Caleb and Grandpa Farr. He doesn't sleep that well for me...

Katie napping with Caleb.

Shayla and Caleb. Caleb is bonding with his cousin... via the womb.

Visits are so much fun. Can't wait to go visit Shayla and Tracy's new little ones soon!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Week Three

So its been three weeks that we have managed to keep Caleb (and ourselves) alive and well. Despite the fever I endured last week, we have all managed to stay happy and relatively well rested. Pete started back to school this week and is trying hard to get right back into the swing of things. It's hard for him to leave Caleb everyday, but considering the alternative (dropping out of medical school and living on the street), Caleb and I are glad that he's off being studious.

Our ward has been great bringing us dinners-- which is amazing, since Caleb has decided that being held is a must, which in turn makes cooking difficult. My mom comes to stay with us this weekend, so it will be great to have Nana here. Caleb will undoubtedly be the most spoiled three week old around.

I am adjusting to life as a mother pretty well. I have not left the house in days, can't remember if I showered recently and have no idea what today's date is-- let alone what day of the week it is. Mostly I stare at Caleb all day, change diapers and feed him CONSTANTLY. But I love it. This whole staying at home thing is fabulous. We'll see how long this lasts. He's started to focus on things and he loves to stare at lights. It's pretty incredible to watch him figure things out. He's pretty much a genius.

I also have never watched so much TV in all my life. I can now, however, solve any crime, thanks to my training from "Law and Order" which must have been on since the beginning of TV. I haven't seen the same episode yet and I swear, TNT runs about 5 shows a day.

Someday I will have something to write about other than Caleb... I'll work on getting a life of my own :) The library here lets you download audio books, so Caleb and I are going to become well "read". At this point, anything has to be better than "Law and Order" and "ER".

Well, the kid wants to be fed. Hope everyone is doing well. Take care!