Caleb is my little buddy. We do almost everything together. Now that I’m feeling fully recovered from labor, I’m up for going out with him and having “adventures”. We like running errands, such as making returns, going to the post office, or getting odds and ends at Target or Costco. Sometimes I use his Ergo carrier, other times I put his carseat into the stroller and we go cruisin’.
It’s a lot of work loading and unloading Caleb, and we usually have to stop and nurse in the car somewhere before we are done with the trip, but it is a fun way to spend the morning or afternoon. I’m trying to switch gears from thinking about how quickly I accomplished these things “before”. There is no “before”, we are in “now” and slow trips are the new normal. Caleb is always happy in the Ergo and usually falls asleep after he’s spent some time taking everything in, wide-eyed. He’s not loving his carseat these days, but in the stroller we can look at each other and chat while we walk, and he stays content.
We’re just starting out with his jumper from Popsie and Nannie, which I can tell is going to be a big hit as he gets a little bigger. I’m awaiting a Bumbo-like floor seat (one with bigger thigh openings for my chunky monkey). I think he will really like sitting up in that and watching me work around the apartment.
Caleb still enjoys bath time (although it is usually quite a serious matter) and he loves to talk and interact with Andrew and me. Every time he breaks into his big grin it melts my heart, especially when he pushes his tongue in and out of his smiling little mouth while he coos and grunts.
Caleb has had a few 7-8 hour stretches at night so we are moving toward a full night of uninterrupted sleep for me. I am excited for this transition but also sad to be saying goodbye to the middle-of-the-night feedings. They were a special time to bond with Monkey and I will never have them back.
Thanks to a Wunderlist reminder on my phone, I am endeavoring to pray for Caleb, specifically his salvation, at least once every day. It is humbling to know that his little soul rests in our Savior’s hands. I am excited to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with him as he gets a older and can begin to comprehend these precious truths.
Being a mom to Caleb Mark is an absolute joy that I am so grateful for!