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!
Anyway, tonight for dinner I made Sausage Zucchini Lasagna(it has pesto in it). This picture doesn't do it justice. I found the recipe here, and thought I'd give it a try. It was actually pretty darn good. It is very cheesy, and by that I mean rich, but melt in your mouth good! So if you are feeling in the mood for some goodness, try it out.
It does take a little longer to make than regular lasagna, but don't let that change your mind. It makes a ton and I cannot wait to eat it for leftovers tomorrow. Yum!!!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This is very frustrating to me. Since living in Arizona the past two years, nothing but unlucky, deliberate things have happened to our cars(ie..tires slashed, door getting keyed...). I just don't understand how someone can really do something like this to someone else's property. Oh the nerve!
I guess I should be grateful they didn't write a nasty word, just a squiggle.
I thought it was so cute, a typical guy position when lounging on the couch. Not thinking it would last, I snapped a photo. No joke twenty minutes later I looked over and he was still sitting there, not moving a muscle, just chillin.
Doesn't he looked relaxed. I wondered how long this could possibly go on!
It was probably a total of 45 minutes until I got my menu and grocery list complete and this is what I saw!
He is such a good baby. Even when he isn't feeling the best he is totally content on his own and me not entertaining. I just hope this lasts forever:)
Friday, November 9, 2007
Needless to say they didn't turn out!
As you can tell by this photo I didn't finish the grass. Why you ask...if you look close you will see that my flowers were starting to fall over, so I stopped to take this picture. Shortly after this photo all but one flower fell over. Oh well, it was an honest attempt at being a good neighbor, maybe next time I'll have success.
Anyone have any other cute ideas to take to my neighbors?
Thursday, November 8, 2007
So today Dan was wearing this shirt and Camden was staring at it and batting at Chad's face. It was pretty funny. So this post is for you Uncle Cracker...holla!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
So there you have it people! You know your a mom when...you would rather have people hear you singing the same silly song over and over so your kid doesn't continue screaming, and you can finish whatever you started. It was really a pathetic site.
The next new thing he has discovered is his feet. He cannot get enough of them. He is constantly grabbing them and playing with them. It is rather nice, I don't need to find a toy for him because these two are always attached.
This was what he was found doing during his diaper change tonight. If he keeps this up we won't need a pacifier anymore either, his foot will do.
This problem is not only with my neighbor. I went to Wal-Mart and what did I hear playing over the loud speaker...Christmas Music! This gives me serious anxiety! This year has FLOWN by, I cannot believe I am expected to be thinking about Christmas already.
I know, I know. This picture is a little blurry, but you get the point. The have their icicle Christmas lights hanging people. I really need to have a talk with them.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
has a booger nose in the morning?
Camden was up quite a few times last night not feeling very well. So this morning when I went to get him from his crib, this is what I found! He had so many nasty boogers crusted to his face, but he was gladly smiling. How could I not take a picture?
It was pretty sad not seeing our typically happy boy today. He has been throwing up and crying most of the day! I have felt totally helpless and mega tired. But nonetheless more in love with this kid.
P.S. Happy not so 29th birthday Mom(shh..don't tell, she turned 50 today)!
Friday, November 2, 2007