Friday, July 31, 2009

It's already July 31?!?!?!?!?!

Where has the summer gone??? Well life has gotten much easier as of late. Calvin is growing so fast. His last check-up was for his four month shots (that's right he's now four months old!) and he measured 26 1/2 in. long and 16.7 lbs. He is in the 92nd percentile for his height!!! He's a big boy! His head is still pretty small in circumference-only the 15th percentile. The doc is keeping his eye on it. Also, there was a concern that the back of the left side of his head was too flat and he might have had to get a catscan and get a helmet made for his head to help shape it. It looks like that is not a concern anymore. Thank you Lord! That was a little scary hearing those words at the time. At the end of his visit the doc lifted him up and said "Well, you're just a big boy with a little head!" and Calvin smiled real big at him. It was too funny! He did well with his shots and although I could tell he didn't feel very good for a few days afterwards he handled them pretty well. He's a tough little guy.

He is such a happy boy now. He smiles and tries to giggle (though it sounds more like little grunts at this point) and coos. He is especially happy in the morning and we bring him into the bed and have family time. He talks and smiles and pinches our noses and it is just the best way to wake up and greet the day. It makes being a parent feel so good. I love him so much. More and more as time goes on.

He is sitting up in his toy "exersaucer" now and he spins the little chicken rattle and looks at himself in the mirror and grabs at it. You can tell he is such a smart boy and he is developing soooo quickly. He can watch me from afar while he sits in it and will track me as I do the dishes and walk around the room.

We've had many adventures since I last posted. We went up to Dan's family cabin up north on Jehnsen Lake twice now. It's a big deal because he is the 5th or 6th generation of first born sons to go up and fish. You should have seen the bass he was catching....lots of keepers ;) Also, we went blueberry picking and even made it down to the beach with his little baby tent.

It has been a great summer thus far. I love being a mom. It's like everyday is exciting watching him master rolling over and pushing up while on his tummy, or catching on to me playing peek-a-boo with him. I am trying to enjoy it as much as possible before I go back to work full time Sept. 1st. I have mixed feelings about going back to work. But I have great people caring for him. Dan will be able to work from home quite a bit and watch him and then on some afternoons, my mom and Dan's mom will watch him. I think it will be good. It will help us to keep meeting our financial goals and get out of debt much quicker, which is also important for Calvin's future. AND I get the summers off which is awesome, plus Christmas and spring break.

So the future is bright my friends. I am so thankful to God for all the blessings in my life. I am truly living life to the fullest right now.