While showing Kaleb pictures on the computer (something he requests often) I noticed we didn't post a couple of things yet. Rather than making a post for each, I stuffed them all together.
Since we traveled for Christmas we only brought one gift for each of the boys and their stockings. The gifts stayed at home so we wouldn't have to lug them there and back. Kaleb came back to a ton of presents to open.
Yeah he made out like a bandit. Everything you see was clearance buys that we stashed away for months. Yay for inexpensive awesomeness. Lots of new board games and legos.
These are a few shots from one day that Abuela and Grandpa took him out. They went to some festival in the Keys and Kaleb had a blast.
He loves bounce houses with a passion
His first time trying rock climbing, apparently he didn't make it much further than this because he wasn't sure what to do next.
First time here again, he loved it.
Kaleb and jumping/bouncing just go together
Next up a lot of pictures from our trip to Disney at the beginning of the month.
Both boys were happy to wake up at the hotel on Saturday morning
It was pretty foggy both mornings, but cleared up to be beautiful days
Kaleb was really out of it and was being easily pushed into sensory overload. Turns out it was because he was already coming down with a cold and we didn't know it at the time. We had to use all the stuff we bring for him "just in case" the whole time. His nice new stroller to hide in, his chewey tube to munch on and his noise cancelling headphones.
Cas didn't need a stroller, he was happily carried around the parks
We said hello to some of Kaleb's favorite characters
Rode some of his favorite rides
Of course said hello to Mickey
Kaleb loved showing his baby brother his favorite rides
The only time he spoke to others was to introduce his "baby brother"
Kaleb's first time meeting Ariel, he was so starstruck.
I always love how many rides we can all do together
Kaleb definitely has some old favorites. This time around he rode two new rides. Star Tours and Thunder Mountain! This is a brave little boy.
We had a great time and took it slow. Mommy hurt and Kaleb was pretty out of it. We had plenty of downtime and watched some shows. Cas was very cozy relaxing with Mommy while his big brother did some big boy rides with Daddy.
I can't believe I've already had my little man a whole three months. I still haven't been updating like I would like to, I've been in a lot of pain and have been exhausted. Seems like a new Dr. may be pinpointing what the issue is finally, more news on that when I see them again for official diagnosis.
Kaleb has been doing really well. He's been saying more words and longer sentences everyday it's very exciting. He just recently did the evaluation for Occupational Therapy (O.T.) that we had requested during his last I.E.P. meeting. He did end up being far behind in fine motor activities related to writing, so he is now doing 30 minutes of O.T. every week. The poor kid basically has a full time job. Every week he does 11 hours of the LEAP program at school, 1 hour of speech therapy, 30 minutes of occupational therapy and 20 hours of applied behavior analysis therapy. He's lucky to have great teachers and therapists he likes a lot and he's made amazing progress.
Castiel is doing really well too. He's not nearly as busy as his big brother though. Now that I've been back at work for two weeks, he's been joining his daddy for drop off and pick up at Kaleb's school. Thank goodness for babywearing! He's getting so big now! Just like Kaleb he's in exactly the standard size clothing for his age. He seems to have Kaleb's same build so far and their growth charts match up pretty well for this age. His head control is great already and just like Kaleb he's been very alert from day one.
Only notable differences between Kaleb and Castiel as babies are that Kaleb was harder to get to sleep, he always had to be swinging, vibrating or swaddled. Castiel doesn't need any of that to go to sleep. Castiel does occasionally get very grumpy laying down. Pretty sure he has reflux, he spits up like crazy. I remember Kaleb spitting up three times or so his entire infancy, Cas will spit up about 6-8 times a day. Cas also hates to be swaddled for the most part and he gets very hot very easily. He is now sometimes sleeping through the night already, at most he'll wake up twice during the night. It's not hard to handle since I'm cosleeping with him though. I wake up when I feel him shifting around, do a quick diaper change, feed him and he's asleep all over again.
Here I leave you with a quick collage of my little boys. Kaleb is on the left and Cas on the right <3
After visiting Tia Miry, we got to visit Aunt Michelle. We spent a week with them and the boys got to spend a lot of time with their big cousins! Kaleb had a blast with them and by the time we left he knew how to play Lego Marvel Avengers on the PS4. We also got to visit some museums and monuments in DC, here are only a few of the ridiculous amounts of pictures we took.
We spent Christmas with Tia Miry and Uncle Moe. It was a lot of fun because Kaleb got to see his Cousin Nathan again and we got to meet little Evan for the first time. Kaleb is only 6 months older than Nathan and Evan is only 2 months older than Castiel. Are we good planners or what? ;)
This trip was a lot of fun, I haven't spent Christmas with my sister is many many years, we both got to meet our new babies and Kaleb, Cas and I all saw snow for the first time ever. The trip ended with a birthday celebration for Tia Miry!