It’s time for another update on this crazy kid Caleb’s life!
Nothing new here–Caleb is sticking around the 40th percentile for weight, and he still has a gigantic head. In fact, his head is almost the same size as his 16-month-old cousin. Yikes. We’re hoping he lengthens a bit soon–he’s got quite the potbelly going on right now!
Likes & Dislikes
Caleb continues to be a chatty kid. His teachers tell me that he “talks” all day long (and at a very loud volume, I might add). He hasn’t uttered any real words just yet, but he’s finally discovered “muh-muh” and “nah-nah”–very close to “mama” but not quite. So suffice it to say that talking is one of his favorite activities at the moment.
We experienced our first Fourth of July celebration with the little one…and he’s not a fan of fireworks (yet). They were a bit too loud and close for his liking!
Eating & Sleeping
The pediatrician gave us the green light to feed Caleb almost any food (except honey). I asked her about baby-led weaning, and she expressed some concerns with regard to choking hazards and the limited opportunity to introduce him to spoons. So, we’re kind of doing our own thing with solid foods these days. For daycare, I provide soft foods (e.g., avocado, oats + sunflower seed butter, sweet potatoes, yogurt + berries), which are spoon fed to him. At home, we’re a bit more adventurous; he’ll feed himself peas, noodles, scrambled eggs, and even turkey meatballs. There’s no doubt that this kid loves to eat!
Caleb is getting into a more acceptable routine when it comes to sleeping. He sleeps from about 7:30PM to 10:30PM, wakes for a snack as soon as I slip under the covers (that figures, doesn’t it?), then sleeps until about 5AM. I’ll take it!
-Our little muchacho is becoming more mobile by the day. He’s not crawling yet, but he rolls over and scoots small distances. Baby-proofing will have to happen this month, I suppose…
-We had another bout with a stomach bug this month, and it was much, much worse this time. I say that because Caleb barfed all over me one night, and I ended up with the virus the next morning. We were both out of commission for most of the work week. Gotta love those daycare germs, right?
-Caleb’s hair color changes by the day, it seems. Will it be brown or blond? It even looks a bit red in the above photo. His eyes remain the same color as his daddy’s–slate blue.