Caleb is still adjusting to his new baby sister. He really is trying. Heâ€™s watching and learningâ€¦. maybe a bit too much. Caleb sees Mommy burping Caris. Caleb tries tooâ€¦ only Caleb can be a little rough with his burping technique. Caleb sees Mommy wiping Carisâ€™ mouth after being nursed. Caleb goes up to Caris and tries to do this too. Oh dear. Caleb, your sister doesnâ€™t want her whole face covered with the spit cloth. Caleb sees Mommy rocking the car seat back and forth to settle Caris. Caleb tries toâ€¦ You can already picture it, right? So, yesâ€¦ my helpful big boy scares this Mommy when heâ€™s around baby Caris.
We bought Caleb a baby doll. Someone gave us the idea that, if we could teach Caleb to be gentle with the doll, then he could be gentle with Caris. Not so. Then, we thoughtâ€¦ maybe Mommy could hand Caleb the doll when he gets jealous that Caris is nursing. So, instead of trying to pull Caris out of Mommyâ€™s arms, Caleb could hold a â€œbaby" of his own. That didnâ€™t work either. Well, I guess Caris now has her first doll.
Caris, enjoy those rare moments when your brother leaves you alone.
This may be a tough transition time for Caleb, but heâ€™s still going strong with learning & playing. Heâ€™s still our innovative boy.
(Caleb knows his colors and shapesâ€¦ lots of them at least.)
(Caleb loves playing in the sand.)
(Yes, Caleb put those chairs together himself, climbed up, smiled at me, and said, â€œOo, ooâ€â€¦ aka Choo-choo as in a choo-choo train.)
(Caleb got up onto the chair all by himself, pulled the laptop to the edge of the table, and figured out how to open it.)
And with age, Caleb has become even more of a risk-taker. He loves to jump off of things like the couch. He still likes to climb everything. And his falls seem to be getting bigger as he gets older.
Here are some pictures after he fell right after his Gymboree class this past Tuesday. Calebâ€™s first â€œfat lip.â€ He split his lip open and was bleeding everywhere. It looked far worse than what it really was.
But as always, our son recovers quickly.
Soon, weâ€™ll be celebrating Calebâ€™s 2nd birthday. Can you believe it?