Sunday, September 23, 2007
This picture is complements of Tiffani! Please note: I would never put that outfit on to go out! I was wearing a skirt and heels upon arrival, and had to borrow the pants and flip flops:)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
There were so many little things that felt so BIG and were weighing me down with worry and guilt. Dan reassured me that everything was fine. He told me I would feel "that" feeling other women described, and I would tell the same story they did about child birth in ten years from now. Well today part of that story is coming out. I have felt "that" feeling, I am overwhelmed with joy to finally have Camden here with us. It is a feeling that cannot be described. My mom always said that she would do anything for us and wanted us to be happy. I thought she just had to say that cause she was our mom! But today I have a little glimpse on how she really must have felt and still feels for each of us. I would do anything for Camden, and thinking about something bad happening to him makes me cringe! Even after a day of crying non stop, barfing all over me, pooping 15 times, not napping...I would still do anything for this kid.
Seriously, how could I ever be mad at a face like this?
This was one night where he just wouldn't fall asleep. He cried and cried and cried until I went in his room. He had rolled over onto his back and was just starring at me! How could I not pick him up and hold him?
Despite all of the pictures where he is sporting a serious face, this is what I get to see most of the day! He is a pretty happy boy. And nobody can get him to laugh like his dad does, it must be a guy thing!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
On November 19, 1975 Bonnie W. arrived at this same hospital and gave birth to her son Daniel at 5:34pm. This same year marks the first year that fathers were allowed to accompany their wives into the delivery room at Mesa Lutheran.
In 2003 Mesa Lutheran changed it's name to Banner Mesa due to a change in ownership. Since then, this hospital runs with 258 beds.
It was in one of those 258 beds that I was admitted to on June 12, 2007 when I arrived with Dan at 1:00pm. Later that evening at exactly 7:50pm, Camden Daniel was brought into this world. WARNING....THE NEXT PICTURE IS NOT FOR ANYONE WITH A WEAK STOMACH
You might be wondering why in the heck I am posting about this. It is because today this very hospital took care of it's last patient. They closed their doors and opened a bigger and more advanced hospital up the road. No more history making for our family inside those walls. Farewell Banner Mesa!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
My friend gave me this website where they will print your blog and make it into a book. I am totally gonna do this for a family journal. So if you are wondering why I am "back posting", that is why. When my book is printed, I want it like a journal!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Yes this shirt is for 6 month children, but Cam is quite the chunk and probably won't wear it for much longer. Oh wait, isn't that how BYU supporters wear their shirts anyway(outdated and way too small? He'll fit right in).
Dan just loves it when I bust out the camera at places like this. He is probably embarrassed to take me there in the first place and then I make him pose for a picture. The things he does for love!
Dan wouldn't let me ask the waitress to take our picture as a family, so instead we get one with mom and one with dad.
For starters I began cleaning out my closet. As I was stacking my maternity clothes in a pile to store, I just about had an anxiety attack. No, not because I am sad to put them away. But because I couldn't believe ADOT didn't make me put a flashing sign on my rear that read "wide load". I guess they assumed it was pretty obvious and therefore unnecessary.
And second of all... I was saving these clothes and leaving a possibility for it(pregnancy) to happen again. This is just beyond me right now!!!
I should have taken a before shot of my closet so you can really appreciate how good it looks now. Let's just hope those painful memories fade.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Oh and by the way, the fun package was from Leslie. She sent Camden this cute shirt and hat! Her husband is a huge BYU freak also!
Monday, September 10, 2007
As soon as I lather him with soap, he is kicking and splashing all over the place; but once I stop he just sits there with a big ol' grin. He loves to just chill.
Being in the tub relaxes him and is perfect for bedtime. He has figured out after the tub comes a bottle, and then it's off to counting sheep. A lot of times he would rather skip the bottle and just hit the sack! He is such a good baby!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
So today I learned if I stick him in the basket with me, he stays entertained, and I get my chores done. He thought this was so much fun, he laughed and smiled the entire time. I think it might be a new ritual of ours. It works out well for the both of us!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
When I came home from work last Friday I was drilling Dan with 100 questions about their day, to be sure I didn't miss out on anything. He assured me their day was uneventful and they "just hung out". A few hours later he non-shalontly(is that a word) tells me that Camden must have rolled over while talking a nap. The reasoning behind this being, when Dan went to get him out of his crib he was lying on his back. On the surface I was so excited that my boy did this; but deep down I was disappointed it was on "Dan's time".
I know, I know, I am such a brat! Why does everything have to be a competition? It didn't seem like such a big deal until writing it out in this blog, now I sound like a total jerk. Oh well, this is how I really felt about the situation, as selfish as it sounds I am gonna continue writing.
Needles to say, I was on Camden's case about this whole rolling over bit. Every day I had him out on his play mat, strength training if you will:) And it finally paid off for me! Tonight he rolled over while I was watching him(remember Dan didn't catch him in the act), right after I took him out of the tub. So does this mean I win???
Monday, September 3, 2007
I guess this is pretty important...I'll LET him be late today!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Lately I have gotten so used to people commenting on how small Cam is whenever we go out anywhere...but not tonight, my boy is all grown up! While waiting to be seated there were two brand spankin' new babies that were the talk of the town! In my eyes Camden is still tiny, but tonight I learned differently. It is crazy how fast they grow. So I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a little snuggle time with my tiny boy!
Funny side note...When Dan and I were first married he had to tell me the "game day rules". They are as follows:
No interruptions during the game(this includes talking, vacuuming, asking questions, trying to annoy him).
I am not allowed to make up "busy" chores for him during the game just because I don't want him sitting around.
But I am allowed to place a basket of clean laundry next to him because he is willing to fold them during the game(phew).
Back to the original story....Knowing Dan is such a huge fan, I am sure he has dreamt about the day when he could sit down and watch the BYU game with his son. So I being the wonderful wife I am, searched high and low for a BYU shirt or hat for Camden. Much to my dismay, I couldn't find one in time. So the blue shirt he is wearing is as close as I could get. Don't worry the search is not over, I will find one before this season ends.
Never fear, I didn't break a rule. It was halftime during this picture!
Can't you just tell how much fun Camden is having?????