Monday, September 7, 2015

Caleb catch up

We all cannot believe that it's been 4 months already with this little guy. He's grown quite a bit since the last checkup with him practically gaining nearly a pound a week! This visit he weighed in at 17.8lbs putting him in the 89percentile, not too bad.

With this visit came more vaccinations, he did great with the shots initially, but a fever took him for several hours and he also had vomitting spells. Super scary, since he wouldn't take any liquid infant tylenol and was becoming very pale. We were terrified, and called the advice nurse and ended up taking Caleb to the emergency room to get him checked out to rule out anything super serious. After being there for a couple hours, he was cleared to go. We didn't sleep much that night, but the next day he didn't reject the tylenol and was better by the evening.

Rewinding a couple weeks, we spent 2.5 weeks down at Ba Noi's house (grandma's). As Patty and I have 3 weeks overlapping between our baby-bonding time, we decided to take a road trip down south. We stayed a night in Cambria on the way down and had a great time. It was Caleb's first time at the beach! I think he liked it.

From Cambria we went to Ba Noi's house where she was greet by Caleb's bright smile and cackling laughter. She made all of our favorite foods and was able to watch him on a couple of nights so that Momma and Ba could go out to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. We had a nice dinner and watched a movie as well, it was a great celebration. 

We had gone to the beach a few more times while our stay at Ba Noi's and the weather was very accomodating. Caleb and momma loved it immensely. The sound of crashing waves, smell of the saltwater, it doesn't get much better than that for a vacation.

From there we drove dowm to La Jolla to our wedding ceremony site and took a picture, we're trying to make it a tradition to take a picture every year there. On our way back home, we stayed a night in Santa Barbara and a night in Monterey. It was great being able to split up the drive home into 3 legs. It really pains me putting Caleb in a car seat for hours on end.

Patty goes back to work tomorrow and I will be taking care of Caleb, it's definitely going to be interesting how that goes. I'm trying to think of things to do with him besides strolling him to the park, feeding him, putting him down for naps and stuff. RIght now, the park will be the main activity. I mean, it's not like i can take him to the casino, shooting range or hunting excursions. It'll be interesting how this next week will pan out.

This is the time that we can never get back, and we are making every effort to milk it for all it's worth.