Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby Boy

My sweet baby boy is growing up. Today is Caleb Robert's birthday, and he is 2.

It's hard to even begin to express how I feel about my sweet Caleb. I am so in love with him and have to keep myself from eating him up at times. He is pure sweetness.

Now he definitely has his persnickety side. He is very stubborn and strong willed. But he has been my most cuddly child by far. He loves to snuggle and would let me hold him all night if I could.

Caleb also has the best poochie lip ever. As soon as he is reprimanded, he puts on a face that looks like you just ran over his puppy. Then he holds his arms out and runs to cuddle. I love his sensitivity and the fact that he feels safe and secure -- even in discipline -- with his parents.

Caleb reminds me of God's loving sovereignty. The timing of his birth was simply miraculous. You can read about it here. Robbie was born on my maternal grandfather's birthday, and Caleb shares a birthday with my paternal grandfather who is now in heaven.

Caleb's birth was fast! We didn't even call the doctor until 10 p.m. when I was pretty sure that labor was underway. The doc told me to head to his office first, which is 25 minutes away, and Caleb was born at 11:47. More about that

Dear Caleb, I love you more than you could possibly know or understand right now. You were a great gift and continue to give me more joy than I can stand! You do not replace your big brother Robbie, but you have given me the gift of being able to snuggle and smooch on my roly poly boy. And I am so grateful. We love you Ca-Ro and know that you will be a great big brother too.

To make sure that I fully grasped the fact that my baby is growing up, Bob decided to cut off all of his hair Sunday night. Boo. Caleb has a head full of thick hair, which we have trimmed many times. But after seeing our Christmas card pictures, Bob decided that Caleb's hair had to go.

We sat him down in front of Thomas (he absolutely LOVES Thomas right now) and he barely moved through the whole process.

I'm still getting used to it.

He looks so old.

We will celebrate his birthday this weekend in a big way. It's a surprise to the kids, but I really think they are going to have a blast!



Care said...

He's adorable! I love his new hairdo. Glad you didn't tell us the surprise, just in case the kids read your blog;)

Anonymous said...

Caleb looks like such a big boy with his hair cut! Maybe now Bob will fix his like that. :) jg

Kelly said...

Aaahhhh...He is such a doll. Happy Birthday Caleb.

Anonymous said...

I know Daddy Paul is so excited to share birthdays with Ca-Ro.....I love that NAME!

3 Peanuts said...

Happy birthday to your cutie. He has such an awesome birth date!

Anonymous said...

Marmee loves you, Sweet Boy, and Pop and I pray daily for you - that you will know, love, and serve God one day.

Clare said...

awww, he looks so cute with his first big hair cut! bob is brave, i never did bradley's he was a wild man about hair cuts:)