Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cameron: Four Months Old

Dear Cameron,

You are four months old today! Momma is SO sorry, but she didn't get your three month photos done! I'm going to work on finding some photos I can substitute for them.

We tried a whole bunch of new things since your two month check-in. Some things have worked out...others not-so-much.

 

 


 
 Weight:

Birth: 6lbs 14oz
Two Weeks: 6lbs 4.5oz
One Month: 8lbs 1 oz
Two Months: 11lbs
Three Months: 13lbs
Four Months: 15lbs


 

 
 Height:
Birth: 19 1/2 inches
Two Weeks: 19 3/4 inches

You haven't been measured since your two week checkup at the doctor's. You should be going here soon, however because we will have insurance soon!

 
 

You love sitting up, so we tried to sit you in the Bumbo for the first time! You loved it for about two minutes but then you wanted back in Momma's arms! I don't really mind though!



Since your two month check-in we have been experimenting with how much you drink. We temporarily tried fast nipples and 6oz of formula with the big bottles, but you got really gassy and over hydrated, so we have backed you back down to 5oz bottles with medium nipples. You have about 6-8 bottles a day, sometimes more sometimes less.

 
 
 

 
You love naps! You will nap just about anywhere, but your favorite place is in your bassinet. You like to stick one leg out just like Momma and Sissy!





You are currently still wearing 3-6 month onsies, 3 month onsies/shirts, 3mo pants, and 3-6 month sleepers! You are now in size 2 diapers and seem to be holding steady here.


 
 
We took you and your sister to the pumpkin patch (her second time, your first) and we had a good time! It was a little cold so we didn't stay long, but we did manage to snag an adorable picture of the two of us!

You giggle and jabber ALL.DAY.LONG. now! It is so cute! And Momma is really happy because it is very easy to make you belly laugh and I just love doing it! You are a very happy baby.

Your favorite things right now are:

Your blanket (one specific one you seem to be attached to)
Your sister
Eating
Drooling
Your swing
Looking at your toys
Watching football and hockey
Bathtime (most of the time)

 

 


 

 


You rolled over from your back to your belly this month! Usually babies learn belly to back first, but not you! We honestly haven't done much tummy time with you, so maybe that's it. We will work on it!

 


 
 
 
 
We love you Boogie! We are so very happy to have you here!
 
 
 



Grow big and strong little buddy,



Momma
 

 

 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Stuffz

I thought I was going to get a bunch of blogging done tonight but it's 3am and I'm just now getting around to writing a post. So, this will be short and sweet.

It looks like I have had some coding issues with my header and a few other things, so I made a few changes. I readjusted my header, moved my social media buttons, redid my about me photo, updated my about me page, fixed my button and grab button code, and added a signature (which is my ACTUAL signature - kinda cool!)

So, tell me what you think! Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get an update post on Natalie and Cam's three month update post up, but I'm not sure if there will be much else! I want to post about a bunch of things that have happened since Cam was born, like:

Natalie's second birthday and party
Natalie's one and only time in her kiddie pool this summer
Fun at the park and mini golfing with the girl
The One Republic Concert the BFF and I went to
The kid's first trip to the fair
Florida State opening game in Pittsburgh
Natalie's first Jets game
Natalie's first Devils game (and Daddy's birthday)
52 in 52 update


I hope to also talk a little about my recent re-adventure into running in preparation for my 5k in December! I am hoping to re-start my Waist Watcher Wednesday posts when I can get back into blogging actively, so be on the lookout for that!

In the meantime, here's more pictures of the kiddos!


 


 





Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cameron: Two Months Old

Dear Cameron,

Another month (almost two!) just flew on by!

Remember last month that I said you weren't eating like they wanted you to? Well, you sure changed that little (or should I say big) man! You are eating like it is your job! And you have started to do so many things already, I just can't believe that you are growing up so fast!



 

Weight:

Birth: 6lbs 14oz
Two Weeks: 6lbs 4.5oz
One Month: 8lbs 1 oz
Two Months:


 Height:
Birth: 19 1/2 inches
Two Weeks: 19 3/4 inches
Two Months:

 


Last month you were drinking 4-5 oz every three hours. Now you are eating a full 5 oz every 2-3 hours! You are still a  little piggypants, and I'm totally ok with that! You are a growing boy!

 
 


You are currently wearing 3-6 month onsies, 3 month onsies/shirts, newborn/3mo pants, and 3-6 month sleepers! You are currently still in size 1 diapers, but I don't think that will last for long. We will probably move you up after this box.



 


You have started to smile, and I've heard some coos from you, so you are finding your voice! I swear I heard you say "Momma" the other day but it was probably just a fluke!

Your favorite things right now are:

Blankets
Your sister
Eating
Your swing





Momma and Daddy love you like crazy, and sister especially loves you! She is pretty much obsessed with you, and there are times when you look at her that I swear you already love her too!

 


 
 
 

 

 



Grow big and strong little buddy,



Momma

Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's Quiet around here...

On the blog that is!

In my life, however, it has been anything but quiet. We've had busted lips and cradle cap, lazy Saturdays and late nights. There've been frustrating times, but also joyous times. Hectic, and slow.

New sleep schedules and work schedules are taking some time to get adjusted to, and both Daddy and I have been pretty much exhausted on a daily basis. I know that once we get in the groove of the new things, that life will go back to some sort of normal, but for right now, this small update is the best I can do.

The baby is good, the toddler is good, and we are surviving. No doctor's appointments for a while, because we have to wait 90 days with Mike's new job before we can get insurance. Cam still hasn't gotten any of his immunizations, and it makes me a little nervous. Our financial situation is tight. Really tight. But we're trying to make the best of it. We will be ok.

So, thanks for sticking around, and I promise to at least keep these small updates coming!

In the meantime, here's cute photos of the kiddos.



 


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cameron: One Month Old

Dear Cameron,

I can't believe it's been a month already! If there is one thing that I remember about your big sister being born, it's that it is crazy how fast time goes by! You are doing amazing, and besides a little teeny concern about your weight gain, you are completely healthy!

After you were born we had your first checkup with your pediatrician, who is amazing. He was concerned that you hadn't gained enough and there was a screening that came back inconclusive for a vitamin from your hospital stay. So, we had to go draw some more blood, and you were a trooper! You barely cried at all. Luckily, at your last appointment the doctor said that your screen came back normal and you don't have a vitamin deficiency, which is definitely apparent lately with how much you have been eating!!




When you were born you weighed 6lbs 14oz. At your first appointment you weighed 6lbs 4.5oz. Two weeks later you weighed 6 lbs 9oz. At your "one month" appointment, you weighed 8lbs 1oz.



You were 19 1/2 inches when you were born. At your first appointment you were 19 3/4 inches long. We haven't measured you since then, but I wouldn't be surprised if you are already longer!



When you came home from the hospital you were drinking approximately 3 oz of formula at a time, every four hours. Now, you are drinking 4-5 oz at a time, and you are eating about every three hours! You are a little piggypants, and you snort just like one! It is so cute! And you are just like your sister in that you do not like to burp! You will finish a whole bottle and never burp! I find that just crazy!




You are currently wearing newborn and 0-3 month onsies and sleepers and newborn diapers. We will probably be moving you to size 1s this month! You are growing so quickly!



Other than your vitamin thing, you just have a little bit of congestion in your nose, much like your sister did when she was little. I think you also may be having some trouble swallowing all of your bottle because it seems to get worse for a little bit after you eat. The doctor doesn't seem to be concerned, however, so we are not worried about it!



Momma and Daddy love you like crazy, and sister does too! We are enjoying your snuggles so much!


 
 



Grow big and strong little buddy,



Momma

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Husband Rocks: Vol. 25: Stepping Away






No husband is perfect and it doesn’t really matter. What matters is how I set myself up to think about him. If I focus on his failures, his annoyances, or ways in which I’ve felt hurt by him, then I will interact with him as a hurt and frustrated and disappointed wife. That makes for miserable living for me and my husband and those around us. But if I focus on his strengths, his potential, and the ways in which I feel blessed by him, then I will interact with him as a forgiving, blessed, and contented wife. And there’s no greater need a man has than to feel respected by his wife. If he feels like all he does is hurt, disappoint, and frustrate, then the same atmosphere and the same actions will be perpetuated. But if he feels that his wife can be happy and responsive regardless of his shortcomings, he feels respected and empowered. Then a positive atmosphere is perpetuated and actions, once destructive, can improve in an environment that is rich for cultivation and growth into deepened respect and intimacy."


 
 
 

By now, all of you probably know that I have a newborn and a two year old. Any of you who have children of your own you will be able to relate to me when I say that I have had zero time lately. I barely have time to write this post! And I haven't really gotten a lot of interest from this linkup, so that has made me come to the decision to step away from this link up for a while. Not forever, just a few months or so. I love giving my husband props for the things that he does for me and this family, and that will continue, and I still may post about him from time to time, but for right now I need to downsize.

I will still be posting but it will be more of a whenever I can kind of thing. It's all I can handle right now, at least until Cam is a little bit older and needing me a little less. I want to take full advantage of his snuggles while I can!

Thanks for understanding everyone, and thanks to those who have co-hosted and linked up in the past! I appreciate it so much!
 
 

 
 

Friday, August 9, 2013

52 in 52 Update: August


We're at the halfway point, and I am not doing well. I last updated on July 12, 2013. You can view the full list here.

1. Blog at least twice a week. I didn't accomplish this.

2. My Hubby Rocks posts each Sunday. I'm taking a pause on this link up for a few months, read why here.

3. 52 in 52 updates once a month (6/12 )

4. Post Desire to Inspire posts once a month. Also taking a break from this, see number 2.

5. "Little Miss Natalie" posts twice a month. Here and here. (5/12)

13. Lose all baby weight (starting weight: 210) (current weight: 214)  I am going to be starting my weight loss program on September 1st. My bestie's husband made me a workout plan, and I am officially swearing off soda again, because I have gained two pounds since I was weighed at my post partum appointment.

6. Rename all photos, organize, and delete duplicates. Still in progress.

24. Get a meal planning system going. We have been doing really well with eating at home, but still don't have an actual schedule yet. We haven't had the money to go grocery shopping all in one trip, so are having to go every few days and eat cheap.

30. Update baby book monthly. I haven't really been doing this much. But not much has changed.

38. Montly update shots of Cameron. Month one is done. See it here.


45. Have a set bedtime and wakeup time and stick to it, even on weekends. I've downloaded an app that is supposed to help me with this. I started using it this week, so we will see how it goes.

49. Read 25 books. (2/25) Read: Fifty Shades Darker. Currently: (still waiting on) Fifty Shades Freed.

That's it for now! September is going to be the month of gym time! I hope I can fit it in to my already hectic schedule. I'm going to be looking to my hubby for help with this!

 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Little Miss Natalie



Hey little girl! You are growing up too fast, so slow it down ok?! Here's what you've been up to lately:


Some of your new tricks:

When you're on Daddy's shoulders, you take his hat, put it on, and then take it off and go "yeeehaw!"

When you swing you love to repeat "Weee! Weee!" over and over!



You run around in circles going "woohoo! yay! woohoo! yay!"

You turn your bike over and pretend to "fix" it (I honestly don't know where this one came from!)

You learned how to work your sit and spin toy, which you had been trying to work for months!



You like to take your monkey and "stow" him in the back of your tricycle or inside your Minnie mouse car.

Speaking of tricycle, you love riding it! We even got you a helmet and knee/elbow pads and you love them too!

 


You are such a little fish! You love to swim, and you love the pool that you got for your birthday!



You like to roar like a dinosaur! Then when Momma roars back at you, you scream like you're scared and drop like you're dead! You are so funny!

You like to pretend to sneeze! You go "achooo!" and then rub your nose!

You also bow whenever you dance at the end and go "thank you"

You got a new Bubble Guppies microphone and you have been singing into it non-stop! You say "1,2....here go!" (here we go) then you sing and at the end go "yay!"

You love slides!




Current words/phrases:

Here we go!
::gasp:: oh no!
all done/all gone
Oh googoo! (Oh Toodles! from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
Nigh nigh (Night night)
Oh hey Momma
pop tart
juice
more
move
Hey Dad
Hewwo (Hello)
oh....sorry
He's cute! (Mostly about your brother)
I cute!
mhmmm! or uhhh huh!
I love you
Happy
Oops!
I got it/I get it
Yeah I'm ok
It's ok (again, mostly to your brother when he is crying)
Butterfly
Monkey
Eeeeew
Ow!
Bless you!
A Goal!!
Book
Gotta go!
Outside
Feet
Socks
Shoes
Eyes
Dizzy
Nooooo ::unrecognizable jabber:: Ok? (mocking your Nana when she tells you to do or not to do something)
Ahoo! (Woohoo/Yahoo)
hat
Bubble Puppy
Bubble Guppies (you also love to sing the song)
hug
thank you
buhbye!
see you guys

You also love to shout "yyyyyyyes!" when we ask you a question, but you also say no and understand what it means. I love it when you go "uuuuuum...YES!"

 Your Current Favorites

TV Shows:

Bubble Guppies
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Sofia the First

Foods:

Mac n Cheese
Hot dogs
Chicken Nuggets
French Fries
Carrots
Corn on the Cob
Pizza

Toys:

Microphone
Molly Doll
Slide
Tricycle
Sit and Spin
Rock with Me Elmo
Fisher Price Star Stacker
Magna Doodle
Bouncy Balls (big ones AND little ones!)
Leap Pad

People:

Momma and Daddy
Baby Brother
Nana
Mawmaw and Pawpaw
Nathan

Places:

The Pool
The Park
Chic Fil-a



Dislikes:

Naptime
When baby brother cries
When anyone tries to do anything for you - you want to do it all yourself!

Things that Momma and Daddy are loving right now:

Your laugh
Your ponytail! Also, your curls now that your hair is getting long!



How good you are with your baby brother





Your love for swimming and your pool



Your love of reading

 


The way you mimic Momma and Daddy, and even Nana!



That you sleep in the silliest, and cutest of positions!






Momma and Daddy love you more and more every day beautiful girl!

Row Merrily my Beauty,


Momma
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