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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Landon at 1 month

On December 14th Landon turned 1 month old.  He is sleeping very well, and often times has to be woken to eat.  Despite his desire to sleep, we have had to wake him every four hours at night to eat and help him gain weight.  Hopefully soon the doc will give the ok to let him sleep longer stretches at night!

Landon's eyes are blue, but they have been tagged by Aunt Aly as a 'lighter blue' than Caleb's were as a baby (his eventually turned dark brown), so her vote is that Landon's are going to stay blue or some other light color, perhaps taking Papa Joe's hazel eye genes??  

Anxious for the smiles to begin.... So far they only come while his is asleep or immediately preceding spit ups, but they are still so cute!

Oh my goodness, can you believe it has already been a whole month??

Friday, December 23, 2011


Caleb has given me a great gift now two days in a row - SLEEP!  For any parent this is awesome, and even more for the parent of a newborn who is only getting 5 hrs a day!  Yesterday Caleb slept in until 8:30, which he has never done before, and then today he broke that record by sleeping till 9:30!!  Must be all the busyness of having so much family in town visiting (he is having so much fun!) ... whatever it is, I like it!

Yesterday Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Joey tried to decorate a gingerbread house with Caleb.  Caleb has pretty much never had candy, and I want to keep it that ways long as possible - he's only a year old and I figure he has plenty of time to eat candy later when he is older... So I thought we would just not tell him that the decorations were edible. Well, he saw small colorful objects and the first thing he did was put one in his mouth. He ended up eating a few candies, some from the bowl and others he took off of the house, and didn't really do any decorating himself.  Oh well, it was fun to try!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

17 months and Caleb's trip to the E.R.

Thankfully we made it 16 months before Caleb had any serious injuries, but a week after Landon was born Caleb fell on the corner of a plastic toy bin and split open the skin between his eyes, requiring a stitch to fix it.  Of course he landed on a vein so it was a bloody mess, freaking out a mom even more than just any old boo-boo.  It is amazing how quickly children heal and sure good that they forget things.  

The day of the accident, boogers and all...
A few days later it was already looking so much better

I would say Caleb is doing fairly well adjusting to the addition of Landon to our family.  Of course he has his difficult moments,  but judging by the large number of kisses Caleb gives Landon each day I'd say he definitely loves his little brother.  He gets very excited to go look at him sleeping in his bassinet or swing, and he puckers his lips and makes a kissing sound with his eyebrows raised to tell us he wants to give him kisses.  And once Caleb is out of his crib in the morning the first thing he does is run either to Landon's bassinet or swing to see him - so darn cute. 

Caleb's favorite things:
- LOVES Signing Time videos and The Laurie Berkner Band (a musical DVD - he marches with just ONE foot to tell us he wants to watch it, as one of his favorites is the 'We are the Dinosaurs' song.)
- Obsessed with Peanut Butter
- Cuties (Mandarins)

Gaining speed on his attempts at words:
- Blue = 'boo'
- Tools = 'toos'
- Knife (part of his plastic cooking set) = 'ni'
- Mandarins (Cuties) = 'ala ala ala' (I know it sounds like a stretch, but I call these 'mandarinas' (Spanish) so I think he hears all the syllables and tries to mimic.  He consistently makes the same sound for them every time
- Down (to get down from hi-chair, crib, couch, etc) = 'dow!!'

Communicating quite well with noises and gestures, and some signs:
- Hearing something (points to ear) - trains, sirens
- Making the sound of sirens for fire trucks, etc.
- Swings arm and says 'baa' for playing baseball outside

I know there are more that I can't remember right now... Will have to add them on later. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meet Baby Landon!

He's here!!  
Landon Abram Williams, born November 14th, 6 lbs. 15 oz, 18.5 inches... 

Caleb is pretty excited about his baby brother....he wants to give him kisses every time he walks by him  :)
Loves to be swaddled
Leaving the hospital with our new (very little) bundle

Welcome Baby Landon!  We love you very much!!