Thursday, October 28, 2010

Update: Two Month Letter

We went to our doctors appointment the other day. Here is how he measures...

Height: 23 inches (50th Percentile)
Weight: 12lbs 4.5 ounces (50-75th Percentile)
Head: 38.5 cm (25th Percentile).

My boy has a tiny head! :) But it's cute.

Camden, and his adorable cousins...

Comparing baby K's head to Camden's, she is in the 75th Percentile I think! And she is four days older... Camden has some catching up to do! Like I told him, he now has no excuse to not hold his head up!! :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Two Months: A Letter

Dear Camden,

How is it that you are two months old already? These two months have just FLOWN by. Mom has to go back to work in the next two weeks, and she isn't looking forward to spending all that time away from you and missing your sweet snuggles all day long.

This month you have kept me on my toes to say the least. At the beginning of the month you were still eating about every three hours but I couldn't hardly get you to increase your intake. You weren't sleeping that well either. That is when I decided to start making you wait much longer for your meals, and guess what? You weren't so fond of that. You would give all of your I'm hungry cues in an effort to make Mommy give in. But, after the time was up you would eat 5 ounces (or more!) and then you would proceed to sleep for a much longer stretch. Success!! There have been a few 5 and even 7 hour stretches of sleep!

Now you are able to eat, play, sleep and then return to eating during the day all while waiting for your meals without much of an issue. You have settled into a much easier pattern of eat/play/sleep when awake, you spend a lot of your play time now on your back playing with your toys in your activity gym. Speaking of being on your back, you are much more tolerant of that now. You still prefer sleeping on your stomach to any other position, but you will sleep for short stretches on your back if you are swaddled tightly. And boy, do you ever fight that swaddle. Sometimes you will spend up to an hour kicking your feet and wrestling your little hands out. You have managed before to kick the velcro off and expose your midsection where the swaddle meets. Such a strong little boy!
this shot is of you with your little hands wrestled out of your swaddle. :)

Now when you play on your play gym/activity mat, you definitely see yourself in the mirror. Sometimes you can't quit looking at your handsome face! You will talk and coo to yourself, all while batting your toys. You were my cute cross-eyed baby for a better part of the beginning of the month when trying to focus on things. Your eyes seem to be much better now!

Such a little night owl you are! Your bedtimes still tend to be around 11 or so. Mommy has tried and tried to make it earlier in the evening, and you have gone to bed earlier before, but it never seems to fail that you rule to roost and change it up the next night, making mommy wait until later for bedtime. Silly boy!

Your little neck is getting so much stronger and during your awake times and in the evening your favorite thing to do is sit straight up and look around. You are such a little talker now, cooing and smiling when you have a full belly you really tell us how great you feel!

You began smiling when awake and not just when you are dreaming. OHMYGOSH talk about melt Mommy's heart. So adorable!!

You moved up from Newborn diapers to size one at about 6 weeks. We did everything we could to use the last of those Newborn diapers we had, but after many leakage issues and explosions we gave that one up pretty quickly! You are wearing 0-3 month clothes comfortably. You outgrew Newborn clothes by six weeks or so, but we made sure to stuff you in each of your outfits at least once before moving up the size.

Lately, if I leave you for a bit I have noticed you hearing my voice and finding me with your pretty blue eyes and then realizing that I am not holding you. Once this happens you begin to cry for your Mom. Such a Momma's boy you are!

We are definitely enjoying our time together little one, running errands, snuggling, or going to appointments. Mommy loves when others see such a precious little baby and can't help but oohh and aaahh over such a sweet baby boy. You always seem to be comfortably quiet on our outings!

Starting November 15th you will begin daycare through my work. Mommy is so devastated to have to leave you in the care of others, but she is so glad that you will be nearby and can visit anytime she wants. We will see how you handle the change!

Well, Mister, we have thoroughly enjoyed this month with you, and are looking forward to the next ones to come!

Love you,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Some pictures of Camden while sleeping. :)

After a walk with Mommy, Daddy and Big Sister

Father/Son Naptime

And I absolutely love when you smile/giggle in your sleep....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


When I was younger, I never really had a nickname. I didn't get a nickname that stuck until I was 16 or so and got my first job as a car-hop at Sonic. One of the managers there decided that my curly hair reminded him of a poodle, thus, the nickname stuck. Friends and co-workers would call me "Poodle" and I would quickly respond. Others would over hear it and ask if I felt that was rude or making fun of me, but I knew where it came from and what was meant by it and never took any offense to the nickname. Moving on from that job, the nickname sorta disappeared. Once I was no longer surrounded by the people using the nickname, I have since reverted back to the usual "Courtney". Now, if someone were to call me Poodle, I would be taken aback, as I just am not used to it anymore.

Before Camden was born, Chris and I discussed if we would affectionately call Camden by a nickname. We threw different examples out there, references to animals, to foods, to movies. For example, I suggested Cub, like a bear, and Chris suggested Cambo (in reference to Rambo...Lord help us, Chris knows I hate this one and purposely uses it just to steam my clams).

But since we have brought him home, we have used a variety of names to refer to him. One of my favorites is "The Mister", I also frequently use "Love Monkey" or "Monkey" and Chris calls him "Little Man" and in reference to Pearl being the big sister we call him "Little Brother". We haven't noticed one nickname in particular sticking, and I don't know if he will be called by a nickname as he gets older. Will one particular nickname stick as he gets older and will he become accustomed to it? Who knows.

For now, he is just sweet little boy who grins at me no matter what nickname I call him.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Reality TV

So I was discussing with a friend the other day the types of TV we watch. Of course, due to my reality loving TV husband, it seems that is the majority of what we watch.

While listing the names of shows we fit in, I realized there really isn't much that we miss out on. It is almost sad in a way, and since I am home with the Mister until November it seems that my reality TV addiction is growing.

We seriously watch some form of reality TV just about every night besides Saturday. Ridiculous!

Here are a few favorites:
*Amazing Race
*Big People/Little World
*Biggest Loser
*Teen Mom
*Top Model (this is allllll me)
*Real World (eh, I don't really care for this one)

One show that I really enjoy is Teen Mom and Sixteen and Pregnant. It's something about watching a horrible train wreck and not being able to look away.

Well, I just wanted to write about something random. :)

More updates on the Mister later!

Thursday, October 7, 2010



I miss you. Please come back soon!

And if you wouldn't mind, tell the sandman to have a heyday with my little one.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I have been slacking on blogging lately. Whoops! Been busy taking care of a little man, what can I say?

No new news, really. But here goes...

We are refinancing our house to an awesome rate and close Monday. Everyone should check into that! Rates are fabulous.

Camden is six weeks old now! Time is flying. If it weren't for the sleepless nights I would want him to stay this way FOREVER.

I go back to work November 8th. Boo. The only positive I can find in this is that it is Daylight Savings the night before and we fall back. I feel like I am going to need it!

Its starting to feel like fall! I don't mind fall, I just don't care for what follows. Loving this weather though!!

That's all for now, maybe something of substance will come at a later date!