And the teeth just keep on coming…

Caris is getting at least 2 more teeth right now.  The bottom lateral incisors are right under the gum skin.  This now explains why our daughter has become of waterfall of drool.  How come our kids get their teeth so early?  Caris isn’t even 7 months old yet.  (We’ll post pictures of her new teeth when they become more visible.)

At least Caleb is done with his teething for now.  20 pearly whites.  So, why is Caleb still Mr. Drooly?  We haven’t a clue. 


Crying Caleb

We need to have at least a couple pictures like this on our blog for memory’s sake.  Caleb still has a hearty cry.  These pictures were taken just a few days ago.  Caleb was mad at mommy for turning off his TV after one short episode of Boz.  He wanted more.  He obviously didn’t get what he wanted.



This shows a good view of Caleb’s teeth.  He has all of them now.  We didn’t even notice that he had gotten his last set of upper molars until right before his dentist appointment mid-June, and by then, they were already 1/2 way out.  Way to go, Caleb… you got all your teeth before you even turned 2!

Toothless Grin No More

So, I thought Caris was going to get her first teeth a while back when she started drooling at 3 months.  She decided to take her time.  But, they’re here now!  Her first 2 bottom teeth pushed their way into mouth world on Thursday.  You still can’t really see them well…   Honestly, I’m going to miss her big toothless grin.  I feel like Caris is growing up so fast.  Caleb’s first year didn’t feel like it went by this fast.  Caris will soon be 6 months.  Oh my.

I took some pictures to commemorate our daughter’s beautiful toothless smile.





I’ve got to include some of these other pictures.  Caris is so cute.





Pictures of Caris

We really need to take more pictures of Caris.  She doesn’t do as much as Caleb yet, so it’s easy to overlook the picture-taking thing… especially when you have a son like Caleb who demands all your attention.




And, yes, our daughter is drooling heaps.  Not quite as bad as her brother yet.  It started about a month ago.  At a little over 3 months, Caleb already had his 1st 2 bottom teeth.  It looks like Caris isn’t too far behind.


My, How I’ve Grown

[Caleb just celebrated his 8 month birthday on Wednesday, 3/27.  Happy birthday, baby boy!]


I’ve got 8 teeth now.  Can you see them when I smile big?



I can brush my own teeth now… kind of.



I’ve really excelled in my music class.  This is how we play those jingle bell things.



I’m getting faster, but I still crawl like I’m a soldier.



I like to pull myself up on anything I can. 



I’m fine tuning my pincer grasp.  I’ve gotten much better at eating cheerios, except for those few slippery ones that just don’t want to stay in my mouth.



I’ve learned some new tricks along the way.



I’ve even learned how to shake my head no. 


[We love you so much, baby Caleb!  It’s so fun watching you learn new things.]

I got all my incisors, better to eat my food with

Caleb officially has 8 teeth now. His bottom side incisors came in next. His top central incisor truly came in dead last out of all 8, but it’s here now.

It’s been a rough, fussy week for Caleb. He’s had it tough with these 6 teeth coming in… and having a cold/flu, constipation, etc… Please pray he starts sleeping well again. This mommy wants to enjoy sleep again.

Here’s a picture of my not-so-happy Caleb. Unfortunately, this has been his face of the week.

Caleb’s first carousel ride.

Caleb’s already pulling up. He started doing that before he was even crawling. Here’s a pic of him standing.


More pics to come.

7, 8, 15, 21, 6, 7, 2

Yvonne had posted earlier that Caleb was popping out teeth 3-6 on his top.  After that Yvonne told me that teeth number 7 and 8, the next 2 on the bottom don’t usually come out until 15-21 months.  That’s when the molars and canines come out around the same time too.  So we’re thinking another 5 months or so of good non-teething for our son.

So you know those lower teeth that aren’t suppose to show up until 15 months?  Well they’re here.  And yes.  That’s 6 teeth coming out at one time.  From 2 teeth to 8 teeth in 2 weeks.  No wonder he’s drooling so much.

So besides the teething, Caleb is also sick (as is the rest of the family).  He’s been sick since Wednesday.  He’s got a cold and can’t breathe through his nose well.  He’s been eating much less than he normally does since he’s been sick.

Not only is he teething and sick, but he’s also constipated.  Last night before we put our son to bed, we took his temperature.  As the thermometer was up his butt, Yvonne could feel the poop right on the edge.  So we helped him along.  Helped him along to about 7 inches of poop coming out.  Now for some of you, 7 inches of poop may not seem like much.   But you have to realize that my son is only 28 inches long.  That’s 1/4 his length.  Imagine Shaq dropping a 2 foot deuce.

Anything else besides teething, illness and constipation?  Yup!  He’s just started to crawl as well.  Well he’s not really crawling in your normal baby sense.  But he definitely scoots across the ground.

So what does this all add up to?  Well, Caleb since the beginning of the year has been sleeping extremely well for night time and for nap times as well.  It’s quite an amazing turn around that he’s had since his non-sleeping days, which lasted for his first 6 months. 

Since Wednesday, his sleeping has been pretty bad.  It might be just the sickness messing with his sleep, but it could be and can be everything else that’s going on.  He’s slept some nights waking up only twice, and then some nights waking up every hour.  His naps have gone back to 30 minutes, rather than the 2 hours he had been getting consistently the previous month.

We know Caleb is going through a lot of stuff, but he needs sleep.  He gets sleep, then mommy and daddy get sleep.  If he doesn’t sleep, mommy doesn’t sleep and that doesn’t help anyone.

Please pray that Caleb will get healthy soon and return to his good sleeping patterns.  Please pray that these short naps don’t become a habit, and he’ll return to his long napping again.

Tooth #2

That’s right… tooth #2 has arrived. Now, tooth #1 officially has a neighbor. 18 more to go.

Sleeping, New Tooth and New Home

If you haven’t heard, Caleb hasn’t been sleeping well. It’s not that he doesn’t sleep. It’s just that he doesn’t like to sleep. Yvonne’s got his sleep cycle down, but knowing his sleep cycle doesn’t mean he actually stays asleep. For daytime naps, Caleb’s schedule goes like this:

0 min – Falls asleep
25 min – Stirs awake.

It’s at this point where intervention is almost always needed. First off you need to be holding him. Secondly, adult intervention is required usually in the form of bouncing up and down, sticking a finger in his mouth, or a combination of the two. If all doesn’t go well, he’s awake after his 25 minute nap. If all does go well, Caleb passes this moment back into slumber land. This process continues:

45 min – Stirs awake.
1 hour 45 min – Stirs awake.

According to, babies at four months of age need 12-15 hours of sleep a day. Now if Caleb only goes down for 25 minute naps at a time, he doesn’t get enough sleep. And when he doesn’t get enough sleep, he gets grumpy until he finally crashes before his normal bedtime.

It’s not easy getting him asleep and keeping him asleep. But Caleb is getting enough sleep now (most days), but it’s hard work. We’ve even had to trick him into thinking we’re still holding. That’s what it’s come down to.

Caleb + Pillows

Nighttime sleeping is a different matter though. This whole sleep cycle is different for some reason. He can actually stay asleep pass that 25 minute barrier. Problem is he’s developing too fast. He talks, he rolls, he’s teething. All this complicates his sleep, which complicates our sleep.

Caleb popped his first tooth a few weeks ago, and this morning we can see his second tooth about to pop out. No wonder he keeps waking so often during the night. I wish I could get a good picture of it.

You probably didn’t notice, but has a new home. It’s on a new server that is. Hopefully it’s much more reliable and much faster. Cause all know the real reason why you’re here. It’s not to read stories. It’s to see pictures of Caleb.

Sitting Caleb Playing Caleb + Tommy Headphones Bumbo Naked Funny suit

First Tooth

So after 2 months of nearly nonstop drenching drool and animal-like gnawing, our son has cut his first tooth. So many people told me he’s too young to be teething. After a month of these symptoms with no tooth as proof, I started wondering myself if I was just poorly assessing Caleb. But, lo and behold, the first rough tooth top of his bottom right incisor has definitely erupted.