Monday, December 24, 2007

Twas The Night Before Christmas....

The stockings are hung, the gifts are under the tree and cookies and milk have been left for Santa and a carrot left for Rudolph. I can't believe that this is Caleb's first Christmas! It's amazing to think how Christmas will be different from here on out. It will be neat to see what family traditions that we develop that Caleb will look back on when he is older. I remember some of the ones we had at Christmas time: leaving cookies and milk for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph, leaving the lights plugged in on the Christmas tree all night long on Christmas Eve (David and I both grew up doing this and started it as our own family tradition when we got married), opening your stocking first on Christmas morning before opening your presents, and opening one gift on Christmas Eve (we only did this one when we were younger). I let Santa know not to get real crazy with gifts this year for Caleb since he is so little but Santa did tell me that he would be bringing him some Dr. Seuss books and a couple of Sleepers.

We thought it would be neat to have Caleb's first Christmas morning at our house so my Mom and David's parents are spending the night so that we can wake up and have Christmas here before we are off on our various stops for the day. I think I have finished everything for the night and am off to bed so Santa can come. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

An Apple a Day Keeps the Dr. Away

Today was our first trip to the pediatrician outside of our routine check-up. I finally decided to break down and go ahead and call the Dr. and see if we needed to come in or not. I figured most of my concerns were just new mom jitters but Caleb has been hoarse for the last 3 days and very restless and irritable. Come to find out he does have a virus and his throat is red and sore. Poor baby, it definitely makes me not feel as bad to hold him today and try to console him. Unfortunately there isn't much we can do other than give him Tylenol and be patient as he cries. We also found out he now weights 9 lbs. 8 oz. !

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Say Cheese!

We had our first family pictures taken yesterday! I will admit it was a little challenging trying to schedule around a baby's schedule or lack there of. I knew that the morning would work better for Caleb but trying to pinpoint the exact moment when he wouldn't be sleeping but would be in a good mood was a bit of a challenge. He did great for the first 10-15 minutes and then decided that he had had enough of the paparazzi and was finished with smiling and decided to let us know it. We tried to console him but after a few minutes decided that we had plenty of pictures and that we better call it a wrap. We ended up with some great pictures of Daddy and Caleb but can't say as much for Mommy, yes Mom I know you don't like the "wad" of hair in front tucked behind my ear and I can't say that I think it looks all that great either. Oh well I guess it's not always all about me.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Starting Our Family and Blog

November 10th, 2007
Caleb Nathan Winberry
Weight: 6 Pounds 14.9 Ounces
Length: 21 Inches

We knew that God has always blessed us with what we needed and mostly what we wanted, but we had no idea what a blessing was until Caleb Nathan was born. You always hear everyone tell you that you won't understand until you have your own children. We now know. Thank you God for blessing our lives with this beautiful son.