Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Caleb at One Month...

Good morning dear friends...oh, I have missed writing and visiting with each of you, but as you can well imagine, I have been far too occupied with this little boy at present ~ I am cherishing each moment and treasuring them in my heart...  {{smiles}}  

I know you are all very eager to see how sweet Master Caleb has grown since my last post...on Sunday he celebrated his one month milestone...how time does fly!

Unlike most novelties, this one has yet to wear off...Caleb is even more adorable and cuddly than before and what a joy it is to have him start interacting with us...
His first smiles have been met with joy and delight from us all and he has been praised for holding up his head and ''talking'' to us in his precious baby way...

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Yesterday little Caleb was the centre of attention yet again and my camera shutter went clickety-click for a good twenty minutes or so while I attempted to capture him and his gorgeous blue eyes before he wanted something more to fill his tummy...



 



It is so wonderfully special seeing Caleb's little personality unfold...he is so gentle and calm and quite unlike the other girls when they were babies.  He seldom cries and fusses only occasionally when he is in genuine discomfort.  Being such a big baby, Caleb spends more than half his day filling his not-so-little tummy and the rest of the time he is content to lie sleeping in our arms.  He is not too partial to his cot, beautifully decorated as it may be - he prefers the arms of his mom and sisters and daddy in the evenings - we have discovered he relaxes and often falls alseep when we sway gently to soft music, preferably instrumental.  This suits us very well for we love music dearly and it would appear sweet Caleb has a love for it as well...


^ "I call this my roar!"


 ^ My, what big eyes you have...


 It is incredible to see such a small baby boy lift himself up and look about as if he were already two months old...  He had not one ounce of fat on him at birth and has only now developed a double-chin and some gorgeous fat rolls around his thighs.  Oh, but he is growing and getting heavier every day - our arms are a testament to that!  {{smiles}}
 
Caleb is quite advanced and strong and moved past the newborn stage by the end of those first ten days!  Now the fun really starts...there is not a moment that he is not wanted by any one of us and I would be lying if I said we weren't fighting over whose turn it is for a cuddle...
He is the sweetest gift and a beautiful miracle...not a day goes by that I don't look upon his precious, perfectly formed face and praise Jesus for the gift of life...my little brother whom I love so dearly  I feel as if my heart might burst.



I would also like to extend sincerest thanks on behalf of our family for the wonderful blessings of prayers, cards, gifts, words of encouragement and concern that showered us before, during and after baby Caleb's entrance to the world...even now you all continue to be a precious blessing to us!

My dear mother made very slow progress after her difficult C-section, but praise the Lord, she is beginning to heal properly at last!  It has been an extremely frightening, painful road for us as a family and it is such a relief to see her making steady progress now and starting to feel a little bit more back to normal...  

She carried Caleb just over 40 weeks and only when he was weighed a few hours after birth did we realise what a big boy our small mother was carrying...where she put him all that time no one can tell!  Oh, I admire her so much and pray that someday should the Lord see fit, I might display as much strength and courage as she has through the births of each of her children...

I am hoping that in the next few weeks we will have some family photographs taken...{{smiles}}



Enjoy this last beautiful day of the month of May, dear readers...I hope to resume regular writing and visiting very soon, but in the meanwhile, please know that I think of each of you every day - how special to have so many dear friends to share with and be inspired by!

With much love and blessings,
Kelly-Anne

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Dear Kelly-Anne,

What a joyous post to find in my newsfeed! Caleb is quite the handsome little guy, isn't he?!?! Oh I love seeing his little face ♥ It is such a joy and pleasure to be able to see him grow through your lovely posts.

I know your dear mother had a difficult time with the delivery of Caleb, but I am SO incredibly happy to hear that she is doing better and getting back to herself. What a picture of the love of a mother! She is truly a treasure and I'm sure you and your family are thankful to see her getting back to normal. :)

Thinking of you and your sweet family, dear friend! Sending my love and thoughts to you all ♥ Enjoy this last day of May, my friend! And may June be a beautiful and blessed month for you and your family!

Mildred said...

What darling photos of precious Caleb. I like his "roar" picture best of all! It is wonderful to read that your Mom is beginning to feel better. Wishing each of you a very nice week. xoxo

Sarah said...

Caleb is so adorable! He does look very alert for only being a month old. I am so happy to hear that your mom is on the road to recovery! May the LORD bless and keep you and your family!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Kelly-Anne, what a joy to see all the photos of precious Caleb (and some of the "captions" you've added - hehe!). What a darling baby boy and brother, and I know you all love cuddling and holding this precious gift from God! I am so glad that your dear mom is beginning to feel better and starting to heal well. I continue to pray for her. That was indeed a lot of "baby" to carry full term. Thank you for sharing with us all, and you know your entire family is loved dearly and being upheld in prayer! Big hugs and love!! xoxo

Cecilia Bramhall said...

He is oh so adorable! I am glad to hear your mother is finely freely more like herself and healing. His roar picture is too cute! Thanks for sharing. Much love,
Cecilia

Margie said...

Awww, Caleb's cuteness is off the charts! I'm glad to hear that your mother is on the mend. I look forward to seeing the family photos.

Karen said...

He is very strong and alert for one month! And look at that smile already! He is darling. I know you are enjoying each stage.

Paige said...

It's so fun to see all his facial expressions! One month old already? Wow, time flies! :)
Glad to hear that your mother is recovering. <3
Have a lovely week, friend!

God's Grace Overflows said...

These photos of your sweet baby brother are just a delight to see. He's growing rather quickly it seems. :) I'm glad to hear your mama is doing better. I sure have been lifting her up in prayer.
Helping your mama and snuggling with your brother and being with your family should always be number one! Enjoy every precious moment, for it goes fast!
Thinking of you....
Amy

mari said...

Welcome Caleb! my sweet Kelly-Anne...what joy to see the beautiful photos of your precious brother. As a mother of three, I know the discomfort our bodies go through when we carry such a precious gift inside our womb. Our Lord fills us with so much strength as the days get longer and the cargo heavier.

But once that precious bundle awakens, we forget all the pain and discomfort and focus completely in the precious face of our little one.

May Our Lord continue to shower your mother with comfort during her time of recovery. And may He continue to give you, as the oldest sister, the strength to continue to help within the family.

Your job is quite hard, but from reading your words, you are enjoy every single moment :0)

blessings to you and your family....

mari

Daniela said...

I've never seen such a wonderful and joyous Angel, my lovely Kelly-Anne, you're so very blessed and I praise the Lord for this Gift you've received !

Hope you're having a lovely week I'm sending my dearest love to you,
thinking of you with so much sweetness

xox - Dany

Alex said...

I am happy to hear your Mom has turned a corner in her healing process, that's great.
It certainly takes a while to get over giving birth.
As for little Caleb, well he has *personality* - you can see it! (Well done to the 'photographer'who captured it perfectly!)
This post is so beautiful, Kelly-Anne.

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my goodness....your baby brother is the cutest! Oh how I would love to snuggle him and get some sweet baby kisses on those chunky little cheeks. He is so precious. I'm sure he loves all the attention from his big sisters too. Enjoy every moment with him because as you well know, they grow up so fast! I am so happy to hear your mother is doing better. I have been absent from blogging for a month! I did manage to put up a post tonight though. I hope to have more time over the summer to blog. Have a lovely rest of the week.

Hugs and Prayers,

Vicky

Camille said...

What a precious post full of love! What a beautiful little man the Lord has blessed you all with. I can imagine the challenge it is to get a chance to hold him with all those willing hands to help! You captured wonderful images of your little brother, Kelly-Anne. These are precious, precious days. Hugs, Camille

Olivia Bell said...

Dearest Kelly-Anne, little Caleb is so adorable and sweet, and very cuddly! {{smiles}} What a joy to hear about your mother's recovery, truly an answered prayer! How delightful it would be to be able to cuddly sweet Caleb...

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a precious smile-filled post! Each picture just made me want to hug and kiss him too! I can imagine he is quite enamored with all the attention he is getting, what a precious family he has been born into! So glad to hear your mother is feeling better too... this was a difficult time for her, but hopefully she will be able to get on her feet soon! I know that you are such a big help to her! Praying the Lord continues to bless all of your sweet family!!

Anonymous said...

Hello dear friend! What a precious post....Caleb is darling and so full of sunshine :) What a lovely time of life for you, being a daughter at home who is glorifying God in loving and caring for her family. These are such blessings! Your mom is in our thoughts and prayers as she recovers~ have a wonderful week, Kelly~Anne....
Lots of hugs,
Love Ashleigh♥

Sam (Kom) said...

So lovely to see pics of Caleb, he is so cute!!!! So glad to hear Mum is starting to heal now and is on the mend. Both my boys were big babies and long!!! Sending love and healing to her and look forward to more updates ��������

Mrs A. said...

Caleb really is an adorable little boy. I can see from reading your lovely post how you all dote on him. hugs Mrs A.(from across the pond)