Getting a normal picture with Dan is nearly impossible.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Getting a normal picture with Dan is nearly impossible.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I am pretty sure Uncle Cracker felt bad Camden's toy wasn't getting played with(since Cam was asleep), so he took the honors.
My Mom was kind enough to share her drink of choice with Cam. That's what Grandma's are for, eh?
Don't ask about the sweatband! This picture was just too cute to pass up.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I am pretty sure Camden enjoyed the wrapping paper more than the Air Jordan's that his Dad bought him.
We decided, what better gift to open Christmas morning than Camden...so we packed him up and plan on saving him for later.
Here is our first Christmas together as a family of three, thanks to the self timing camera sitting on the floor. We tried putting our Christmas loot in front of us but it is kinda hard to see.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Who am I to think the warning on the back didn't pertain to me?
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
We ate dinner first and then we were off to win tickets. The first "game" I played was the Jumpin' Jackpot. A light spins around this contraption and when it reaches the bottom you have to jump as if you were playing jump rope. Sounds stupid, but it was sooo fun and I have to brag because I rocked at this! I made it look easy so Dan decided to give it a try...much to his dismay he...well, let's just say jumping rope isn't his forte.
But he is good at whatever this game was called! He scored us a ton of tickets on this one!
Watch out people, you don't wanna get on this couples bad side. They will tear you apart.
After playing hard all night we went and cashed in ALL our tickets! We ended up getting somewhere around 1400 tickets, and out of everything we could've "bought", my dear sweet husband picked this...(dun dun dun)
A stupid plastic toy that blows air in your face! WOW, I love him!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I never posted a picture of him when he turned 5 months, so here it is.
The lucky guy got 6 shots in the legs and one oral vaccine, which he handled pretty well. Once he started to cry I shoved the binky in his mouth and he was fine. I have probably created my own monster with that plug because he would do fine without it, but it really comes in handy for the noise pollution.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
What I was trying to capture was his new friend that came to town, Mr. Tooth!
It is so weird to think that my "new" baby has a tooth already. It finally broke through the skin last week and we can't stop looking at it. It is my favorite when he gives me a big smile and his tooth shows. He is getting so big!
Monday, December 10, 2007
As Dan and I were decorating I found out that he has NEVER decorated a gingerbread house before! Can you believe that? I think his turned out pretty darn good for a first timer!
Please note the beautiful icicles he decorated on his roof...oh how I miss breaking icicles off Nanny's roof and eating them!
Monday, December 3, 2007
The first nap went great! I kept him up a little longer than he wanted, made sure he was fed and had a clean diaper before he fell asleep. Me being the naive little person I am, thought the second one would be that easy! I don't think so!!! As I sit here typing, he is lying in his crib SCREAMING and has been for the past 53 minutes. The longer he screams, the more I keep telling myself he is getting to the "tired cry phase", and will be out any minute. But at the same time a little bird sitting on my shoulder keeps telling me to go pick the poor kid up, he is not tired. How long do I let this go on for?
Oh the joys of motherhood! I wouldn't trade it for anything.
He is now gagging he is screaming so hard(yes he is a little bit of a drama queen, but I love him).
Sunday, December 2, 2007
It was nice because the three of them pretty much entertained one another. But I think I am good with just having friends come over. Because when it comes down to it...one mouth to feed, one bath to give, one butt to change...that is overwhelming enough for me. Whenever I am feeling crazy and thinking I want another kid...I will just borrow these two because they are angels and Camden loves them.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Good idea Dan! YUMMY!!!
Please note the festive ice cream cups! We made them last year on a date. Aren't we cute?!?!
So here he is "opening" his mail before I ripped into it like a 4 year old on Christmas morning.
Shot down! Inside the package was another wrapped package with instructions to open December 1.
So I called my mom to tell her I got the package and to thank her for the surprise, whatever it may be. But she quickly reminded me that the package was for Camden and not me. I told her how I tried to let him open it earlier and he just sucked on it. She gave me instructions to let him start sucking on it now and hopefully he will have it open by December 1. I really hope he mysteriously learns how to unwrap and I get a sneak peak before the 1st.
Friday, November 23, 2007
If you can't tell he LOVED it! I stuck a banana in it and he went to town for a good twenty minutes. I love that I didn't have to mash it up or spoon feed him. I just popped it in and BAM, he was totally content!
After he had successfully eaten the banana he licked his fingers clean(or began chewing on them, either one)!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I insisted we take a picture of how beautiful our turkey turned out.We ate soooo much and still had way too many leftovers. I think I cooked for 10 instead of 2.
After taking a nice long nap we headed across the street to the school yard. The weather was perfect and it was nice to just hang out.
This past year I have been able to sit back and really be grateful for the simple things in life. It is amazing how your perspective changes once you welcome an infant into your home. I have so much to be grateful for and I'm glad I took the time to ponder my blessings today.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
We brought a cake to his work and made everyone(including the golfers eating lunch) sing to him! He was very embarrassed but deep down I'm sure he loved it! He managed to blow all 32 candles out the first time.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Dan called me from work the other day and I put the phone up to Camden's ear to see what he would do. Dan started talking to him and Camden got the biggest grin on his face. He kept trying to turn towards the phone to look at it because he recognized his dad's voice. I thought it was pretty sweet. He loves his dad!
Today is Dan's birthday! So this post is all about him. Since he turns 32 years OLD today, I think it will be fun to write 32 tidbits about him.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tonight I have all my windows open and have been enjoying the slight breeze. We didn't even need to turn the AC on ALL day today. Yay, I love this weather!
I stuck these two love birds next to each other on the Love Sac and they had a blast. Camden was mesmerized by Tessa's bright pink bow and kept trying to grab it and put it in his mouth. Tessa fell in love with Camden's blue eyes and kept wanting to grab them. I decided I had better give them something other than one another to play with before one of them accidentally got hurt. I gave them this green frog to play with while I went to get another toy. When I came back I noticed all they needed was one to share. Tessa would play with it for a minute and put it in her mouth before sharing it with Camden.
She did not want him to feel left out by any means, so she would promptly give him a taste of the toy as well. They were having so much fun I decided one toy was good enough. Why not let them swap spit? It will eventually be happening during their dating years, so why not get them used to one another's germs now?!
Thanks a bunch Tiffani for letting her come over, we had a ball!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I give up on what to do with this barfing child of mine. He has got it coming out of both ends now, it is starting to get old.
Monday, November 12, 2007
First of all neither Camden or I had the best night's sleep, seeing how he would wake up moaning off and on. And second of all, the crying started at 6 in the am! You hear mothers talk about their children that would cry for hours at a time, day in and day out, for months. My heart goes out to you mothers. I am not fit to be one of those saints. Camden cried for 5 hours straight and nothing I did or said would console him. Talk about emotionally exhausting for both of us. I seriously didn't think it would ever stop, or that I would be sane once it did.
Today was the start of the second day that he has had nothing but pedialyte to drink. I felt abusive. I knew he was fine and he wouldn't starve to death. But at the same time I didn't think it was fine for me to deprive him of food and nutrition. But being the obedient person I am, I listened to the doctors advice and gave him 1 teaspoon of pedialyte every ten minutes for over three hours! Talk about clock watching! Talk about torture!! Talk about teasing the poor kid!!! Ten minutes is a LONG time when you can hear your child's tummy rumbling. This was very hard for me. We finally made it past three hours and I felt good about giving him 2 teaspoons...then 3... you get the point. Every time I got to increase the amount I felt like having a party. I was seriously so proud of him for making it this long and not throwing up anything!!! If they made a bumper sticker that read, "Proud Parent of a Non-Thrower-Upper", you bet your booty it I'd slap that baby on the back of my car.
So to end the night he received..........drum roll please..........two ounces to hold him over until morning. Do you think he will last the whole night???
When he finally started drooling again tonight I wanted to cry. It was so monumental I had to take a picture to document. Up until I took this picture, his lips were dry and mouth getting the same. I am so glad to see life filtering back into him!
Now that this day is over and Camden is fast asleep and resting comfortable; I can't help but think how silly this whole thing was. As I finish typing this post I want to erase it so nobody can read and see what a mess I was! But at the same time, he is bound to get sick again some other time in his life. And seeing your child sick, and feeling totally helpless is heartbreaking, but not the end of the world.
So here's to hoping tomorrow is even better than today!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Normally he will take a 6-8oz bottle every three hours. Yesterday he had 3 bottles total, and threw up every last ounce. He wasn't acting overly hungry, but instead he would just play with the bottle in his mouth. I wasn't too worried until he woke up this morning and hardly had any urine in his diaper. Trying not to overreact I feed him his usual bowl of rice cereal followed by a 6oz bottle. Not even 5 minutes after that, everything he just ate was down the front of me, him, and the couch. So to make this long story shorter...he was allowed a 1/2oz of pedialyte every twenty minutes so long as he kept it down for an hour and a half. Well...the poor kid couldn't even keep that much down. How in the world do you console your starving 5 month old and try to explain why you aren't feeding him? It is draining!
Trying to come up with ways to distract him, or stop the crying. I thought I'd let him soak in the tub. Evidently he was so hungry he thought he could eat his bathtub.
He sat like this sucking on the tub for at least ten minutes. I had to peel the poor kid off, he was starving!!! I know he will be fine, hopefully sooner than later. But I never realized having a sick kid could be this hard. He is normally a pretty happy guy, but he just hasn't been himself lately.
He is now tucked away and fast asleep! Here's to hoping tomorrow is a better day!