Friday, October 19, 2012

the three month mark

I can't believe he is now three months old.... how is this possible! Fall is fastly approaching and I am ecstatic to start our new tradition as a family of three. We are going to be taking him to a pumpkin patch so he (I) will pick out his first pumpkin to carve. Then we (I) will roast the pumpkin seeds for a yummy treat. I know he doesn't understand what these holidays are all about YET, but he will see these memories forever in his scrapbook.
Now these are the fun little facts about him this past month...
 He LOVES to eat and drinks about 6 to 7 bottles a day, each time about 4 ounces.
This boy has a poker face so you can never tell when he is going number two and luckily for this momma it is only once a day.
This past month he found his thumb (10/12/12) and is not to sure if he should chew his thumb or suck on his thumb.
Bath time is now splash time. As soon he gets in the tub, his legs start kicking like crazy and water goes everywhere. He lights up with the biggest smile!
Now when he sleeps he will only go to bed if he is sleeping on his left side. (like momma, like baby)
Our boy is solid! weighing at 14 pounds and 25 inches long.
Clothing is about 3-6 month and that is mostly because he is so long and his cloth diapers give him a big butt!
His tummy aches are not as bad as they use to be, using the gas drops has helped tremendously.
The snuggie is the BEST thing I have ever bought him. It is a security blanket from aden + anais, and his favorite thing ever. He sleeps with them, tries to eat them and plays hind and seek with them. For now on every baby shower I go to they will receive these blankets from me. 
His sleep is so random at night. Some nights he will sleep from 8pm till 6am, and other nights he is up every two hours (like last night). 
Tummy time is always a fun time! He does it three times a day for about 15 minutes each time, holding his head up like a champ. He is still not rolling over but I have a feeling like it will be soon enough.

 As you can see in these photos, he has changed so much. And we are sooooo blessed with him. He is such a good baby!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


welcome to the gable family blog!
i am so very excited to start this little blog to keep all of our family and friends updated on our day to day life. as little caleb james is growing up so quickly this will also be a nice way for me to "journal" about his changes. i promise to do my best in updating this a couple times of week, if i start to slack then i give you permission to yell at me. 

now onto what has been happening with us. 
two weeks ago we made the decision for me to become a SAHM (stay at home momma). this is exciting and scary all at the same time, money will become a little tighter without my extra income but also worth it in the end. staying home with caleb james is truly like working for my dream job. we spend our days doing tummy time, working on sitting up, reading books and going for walks. i love helping him learn and grow and wouldn't change this for anything! 

gable (this is what i call jeff) has been working hard at work and should be settling down with his traveling very soon. we still get our date nights when we go see the usf bulls get there butts kicked in football. the games are getting harder to sit through but with this being our 6th season it feels like home to have that being our main date nights. 

we can't wait for the holidays to start up. this being our first year in our dream home we will be getting trick or treaters during halloween, hosting some fun parties around thanksgiving, and hanging christmas lights outside. we will also be celebrating all of these fun things with caleb james, i know he wont remember any of it but it is still really exciting to start our family traditions with our little family. 

i think that is all for right now, remember to check in and see what fun things we are doing.