Before I share the latest with our little Cal, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all your sweet messages, prayers and encouragement after my last post. The purpose of this blog is to be a sort of journal for me, but also to share with all of you an honest portrayal of our family’s journey. It isn’t all roses and happiness. It’s real life. It’s our life. If I only blogged about the good things, the positive things, I would be lying. So I appreciate you reading the good and the bad! And for not panicking thinking I’m sinking into a deep, dark depression! I promise I’m ok! Life is just tough sometimes, we grieve, then it’s business as usual. Even when I’m sad, my little sweet pea Elena always keeps me smiling!
Phew! Now that I got that out of the way, I can share how my other little sweet pea, Cal is growing! It’s hard to believe he’s been in our family for two months. I can barely remember life without him. He’s started to chill out a bit, which is good news for everyone. We’re finally getting into a good groove with a *mostly* consistent napping routine and only waking me up once at night, which has greatly improved my brain function! Sleep deprivation is the devil, seriously.
As I mentioned in my last post, Calvin is really starting to smile. Though, he is really hesitant to give up his “scowl”. Even his doctor commented on it at his two month appointment yesterday! He is loving his “gym”. He will smile at himself in the mirror and bat at the rings. It keeps him pretty entertained. Every now and then, he and Elena will talk to each other. He will start cooing, Elena will chime in and they’ll go back and forth for a bit. She still laughs any time he sneezes or burps or passes gas. She loves when we have Cal give her kisses. Sometimes he’s screaming, but she never seems to mind.
As for me, I’m learning to juggle the two of them. The stressful moments are becoming less frequent but that’s not to say it isn’t any busier! These two will keep me on the go for next, oh, forever! Chad has been great about getting me out of the house and holding down the fort on his own. This has been really nice and I’m so thankful I can leave him with both without thinking twice. He’s a pro dad! 🙂
Our little Cal is a growing boy. He weighed in at nearly 13lbs yesterday and has grown over two inches in two months. I can hardly wait for chunky baby thighs! He’s doing great and we’re loving watching him grow.