Have you ever seen the end of first Terminator movie, when they're trying to kill the Terminator and he just won't die? You know how they blow his legs off, but then he just keeps dragging himself around the floor on his elbows? That's totally what Caleb looks like when he "crawls". He doesn't really use his legs, just drags his little self around the house like a paraplegic. It's unconventional, but it thrills me that he is on the move, even if he does look like the "Toominator", as Jonah says. (He obviously doesn't know who we're talking about.)
We had a chaotically fun Christmas; Daniel and I agreed it was our best ever now that we have two kiddos. Jonah got his heart's desire, a new combine, and Caleb has eaten probably two total pounds of wrapping paper in the last month. Gross. The child wants nothing to do with baby food, but give him a piece of paper and he'll suck that baby down. Speaking of eating, we've made major progress on that front. For months, Caleb would barely let us feed him baby food. The doctor thought he probably had an aversion to having things put in his mouth, which made sense given all the meds he takes and the times he's had to be on a breathing tube in the hospital. I was afraid he was going to be only drinking formula for the rest of his life! Then lo and behold he discovered finger foods, and suddenly he's a pig. He'll eat ANYTHING, as long as he can pick it up himself. So he's gaining weight and staying chunky. See evidence below.
Things are pretty calm in the Kinnaird house... relatively speaking. Two things we are looking forward to in the next month or so are Caleb's first birthday (WOW) on January 27. This will be a huge celebration for us! The other thing we are looking forward to is Caleb's next cardiac appointment on February 9. We are hoping and praying that his overall heart function has improved, because it has been weak since his last surgery. We are really hopeful for good news. It would be amazing to have an entire appointment with only positive news. We haven't had one of those in ages, so pray with us, if you would, that Caleb's heart will grow stronger and stronger in these next few weeks.
I hope you're having a happy new year! I've got to go break up an altercation involving accidental hair-pulling. :)