Saturday, January 19, 2008

Him's a Pretty Puppy

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Monday was shot day for Caleb. I think this ended up being harder on David and I than Caleb however it wasn't a cake walk for him either. Bless his poor little legs, he ended up getting one oral vaccination and 3 shots in his thighs (one shot in his right thigh and two in the left). He did great with the oral vaccination and didn't spit up any of it. He did cry some with the shots but I think he got more upset and even held his breath when the Dr. used the tongue depressor to check his throat. I thought the nurse was great with him and was a lot more compassionate than most people had told me they would be and I didn't feel like she just jabbed the needle in like others had told me they would.

He didn't run a fever but around 2:00pm his legs must have been a bit sore and he was pretty fussy for a few hours. I felt so bad for him and just made sure to give him Tylenol and put a warm washcloth on his legs to help with the soreness. I think he totally worked the soreness out in the muscles in his legs since he is constantly moving and he didn't have any trouble the next day. It was so sad seeing him with the band-aids on his legs but he didn't even flinch when I took them off. I just waited and let them soak while he was taking his bath and took them off after they had loosened up.

David and I are still amazed at how long he is and are curious if he will end up being taller than us or if he is going to peak out after a few years. He is currently 24 1/2 inches long (90th percentile), weights 11 lbs. 3 oz. and his head is 15 3/4 (50th percentile).

Thursday, January 3, 2008

What's His Name?

His birth certificate says Caleb Nathan Winberry but in the very first week of life he was dubbed as "Little Tea Kettle" or "Momma's Little Tea Kettle" by my mom and I. This is because when he gets revved up to cry he sounds like my Grandma's tea kettle as the water gets hot. Who would have known that this would be the first of many nicknames to come.

Since then he has also been called "Little Puppy Dog" (again because of the way he sounds when he gets ready to cry), "Momma's Little Boy", "Champ" (not sure where this one came from but I seem to call him this quite a bit) , "Momma's Little Champ", "Hungry, Hungry Hippo", "Chunky Monkey, "Hey Buddy" by his Daddy and last but not least "Caleb".

Caleb: (Hebrew) dog: faithful. (Arabic) bold, brave. Bible: one of the twelve spies sent by Moses. An Israelite who joined Moses from Egypt to live long enough to enter the Promised Land.

Nathan: (Hebrew) a short form of Nathaniel. Gift from God. Bible: a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Some of the events of last year include:

1. We decided to enter the world of car payments and bought a new car. This was huge for me as this was my first new car in 11 years and my first automatic.

2. My step-sister, Jenni, got married

3. David went skiing in February with a group of guys from church

4. I started a new job and have been blessed with a great Manager and Director

5. In March David and I found out we were pregnant!

6. My younger brother celebrated the birth of his daughter Makenna

7. David and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary with a trip to Mexico (Riviera Maya)

8. My grandmother celebrated her 93rd birthday

9. We celebrated the life and mourned the loss of David's grandfather, Herbert Thalbert "Bud" Winberry

10. Caleb Nathan Winberry was born!

What an awesome and wonderful God we serve. He truly has blessed David and I more than we can imagine or deserve. I can't wait to see what the new year has in store for us and what wonderful memories we will make this year.