Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cameron: Two Months.

Stats: 11 lb. 11 oz. weight. 23 inches long. 15 1/4 inches head circumference. In the 50th percentile in all three categories!
Size 1 diapers, 0-3 months clothes.

Firsts: First trip to Auburn, first Valentine's Day, first birthday party, first trip to daddy's work, 

Milestones: Rolling over: Mommy left you on her bed on your tummy napping and later heard you crying... Came back upstairs to find you on your back! (You must have been very angry to throw yourself over like that (; We were excited!) Getting better with your head control! 

Food & Sleep: You are such a good eater and sleeper. For most of this past month you were on a strict every two hour eating schedule and then a 6 hour stretch at night. This past week you have been incredible stretching to 3 hours in the day and going sometimes 7 hours at night! You have been sleeping a lot until the last few days. We have been fighting daytime naps, but we are so thankful you are continuing to sleep well at night! 

Our days: We pretty much go with the flow of the day. You sleep well in your carseat and in the car so for now you are pretty easy going! (I'm so thankful for that!) Right now you are fighting naps so I'm trying to have you home by one for a good nap in your crib!

Favorites: Mommy loves when you talk to us with your coo's! Daddy loves when you smile at him

Nicknames: Cam, CamMan, Buddy

Photos of your second month:

Enjoyed watching Auburn beat Alabama on tv! War Eagle to that! Finally taking to the paci!

Went to see daddy at work! Got crafty and made Valentine's for my grandparents!

Met my great grandmother on her birthday! This is our four generation picture!

Had fun with my cousin Caroline in Auburn one weekend!

Mom made me have a Valentine's day photo shoot!!

I'm starting to smile and talk to my toys!

Loved spending the day with my cousin Tucker!

Went to Parker's first birthday party!

I really cannot believe how much my love for you has grown. I didn't think it was possible. But my heart literally wanted to jump on to the table when you were getting your two month shots! As I drove home from the doctor I really couldn't get over the love I was feeling for you. I love you my CamMan. Every moment... feeding you, making you smile, picking you up when you're crying, snuggling in my bed in the morning, running errands, going on walks, showing you off, everything.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Be my Valentine.

You know Valentines is the biggest holiday in all things blogs! Can't help it... you know deep down all girls love them a mushy-gushy day to celebrate! Last year was wonderful, we celebrated our first Valentines as a married couple... well it get's even better than that! This year I got to have TWO lovies to love on :)

First off, I got to spend my whole day with this little guy.

How can you not love all of that? Let me just tell you, he was a wonderful little Valentine. We had a great day of chilling and napping..

He may have gotten pretty spoiled from the family. Lots and lots of goodies!

Love my little man so much :)

Next, there's this guy. Love him, lots.

We waited till Monday to do some celebrating. {Matthew's bball team was in the middle of the end of the year tournament- so obviously a man scheduled that.} Yeah, so since he wasn't getting home till after 7 pm we decided to hold off.
It was worth the wait.

My sweet boy got me flowers, from the florist! He brought me a super sweet card and some chocolate. We took Cameron to Matthew's parents {free babysitter!!} and headed to PF Changs! We had a giftcard so it was delishhh and cheap! He also told me I can go get a manicure :) I'm very excited for that!

Matthew got some yummy heart brownies! I have such a chocolate lover on my hands!
So another Valentines has been recorded in the book. Such a fun time of year!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Transition from me to mommy.

Linking up today...

Transitioning from just plain ole me to mommy to my sweet Cameron was a roller coaster of a ride that I never could have imagined. It's been the hardest most wonderful thing I've ever been through {which I'm still going through!}

Rewind to the hospital. What I remember most: a crying baby, a husband with a headache, and a mommy that was sleepy, recovering, and overwhelmed. It takes a few days for your milk to come in... c'mon God, couldn't you have hooked us up and made the transition a little easier? So poor baby Cameron is just a fighting for every drop of colustrum he could get. Yes, I know his stomach was teeny tiny at that point, but hello eating equals comfort. He just wanted to happily hang out with his mommy. Well he did pretty well during the day but as soon as mom and dad were ready to climb in bed and get those wonderful two hours of sleep... Cameron wanted to make some noise. Nothing like screaming baby at 2 am. Thankfully we survived.

I assumed home would be different.

Home wasn't different. Thankfully though, my milk came in the morning after we got home from the hospital! I could now fill up this little baby of mine. But little man still thought nighttime was daytime and vise versa. He was waking up at 2 am eating well then wanting to stay up and play for 2 to 3 hours. Not okay- when did I sign up for this? was running through my head!

We eventually began to figure it all out. My doctor told me to be sure to wake him  up every two hours in the beginning so he could figure out when night time was! This helped a lot. It's really hard to make yourself wake them, but it was for the best. Once he figured it all out he has been a great night time sleeper.

Let's just say it's been quite the adjustment.

The biggies:

Hormones- Don't even get me started about this! I've always been pretty steady headed. Could go with the flow, adapt when needed... well so long to that for a few weeks after having a baby. I had moments of complete craziness! One minute I'm smiling and eating up this being a mommy gig... then I'm all tears for 30 minutes. I didn't notice it much in the hospital- too much going on! But when I got home, wow was I in for it. I've never been so emotional in my whole life. Don't worry... it eventually fades, and I got back to my happy self!

Breastfeeding- I knew coming into this, that this would be challenging. I was actually pleasantly surprised with how well Cameron did. I am using the shield but he latches on great. Sure I'm sensitive, but totally worth it. And no, I'm not one of those moms that thinks breastfeeding is the best bonding me and this baby boy will ever get. The main reason I stick with it because financially it is what's best for us. I know the convenience of formula would be wonderful. Everyday it gets a little easier :)

Schedules- I am a schedule person. I loveeee them. I want to know what's coming and when. Well I'm slowly learning to throw that out the window with this child of mine. Anytime I think I've figured the little guy out he throws me for a loop. Right now we are just rolling with the punches. When he's hungry he eats, when he's sleepy he sleeps. We're going with the flow. I'm reminding myself, he's only six weeks ya know.

Growth spurts- If you are going through a growth spurt with your little one... throw everything you know out the window. With this comes unexplainable fussiness, extreme hunger like 24/7... and our little guy fights sleeping like nobodies business. Basically for these few days we are just hanging on for dear life! But once a little time passes things get back to normal, just remember that. So far we've hit big ones around 2-3 weeks and right now at 6 weeks.

Fussiness- So it's said that every evening babies release all this energy they have stored up from all the stimulation they've had through the day. They release this by acting slightly cray cray. We've noticed that Cameron follows suit with this. He's just not very content in the evenings. Thankfully I read that this peaks at 6 weeks and it's downhill from there :) {Yes I am that mom who takes pictures of my child crying!}

Let's just say this is ALL a work in progress. We learn more about our little guy everyday! It's been a wonderful six weeks!