Oh Caleb, how much I love you. Today Caleb is 9 months old. He weighs 18 lbs 6 oz and is 29 inches long. Caleb is still on the thin side which is attributed a lot to his now active little body. I don't worry though because he is quite the eater. I haven't seen him refuse any food in months. He is a jabbery boy. It seems like he has gone through phases of sounds. Starting with "mama" then "baba" then tongue clucking then"gaga" and now "nanan." My favorite thing about him is that he is a friend to everyone. He will smile for people and let them hold him. His huge eyes are always the icebreaker. People will always tell us how big and beautiful his eyes are.
Time for stories:
1. A few mornings ago Derrick and I were about to say our morning prayers together before Derrick left for work. We set Caleb down in the middle of the living room floor and we knelt over the couch holding hands. After about half a minute we feel this little hand reach between our arms and put his hand on ours. I started laughing out loud (I know, not very reverent) and Derrick, who was the one praying, ended the prayer pretty quickly because we were both laughing. How was he able to come between us and stand up by the couch without us noticing?
2. On Sunday night we went to our "adopted parent's" house to have dinner and chat. Before we left I was holding Caleb and he just started putting his forehead on my face. It was like he was cuddling into me. He kept brushing his face on mine. So cute and oh so lovable!
Caleb is very good at taking things out of their place whether it be the clothes in his drawers or hamper, or the remotes from the entertainment center, or the newspapers from the recycling bag:
I feel so blessed to have him and I feel like I love him more everyday.