I love his laugh! It sure brightens my day and makes me smile. I was playing with him and he was just craking up, I dont know why he thought it was so funny, but apparently it was! And he looks naked, but he isnt! Just likes to hang out in his diaper for a bit after a bath.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
All I have to say today is "Ahh!!!" I feel like Im going to rip my hair out. Cameron is a little wild thing. I have been chasing him around all morning trying to keep him out of mischief and things he shouldnt be into. I am not swaddling him anymore for naps and now that he can sit up on his own and pull up to standing all he wants to do in the crib are those two things. So I spend a half hour or more trying to get him to go to sleep and stop playing. The frustrating things is that he is super tired, so you would think he would just zonk out, but no, he fights and fights to the end. Today he kept getting mad and hitting his head on his crib and then he screams and I feel bad but I have to let him cry himself to sleep. I feel like a bad mom! The last few days have felt like a constant battle to get anything done while he is awake, and then trying to get him to sleep.
Diaper Change: Mission Impossible
On another subject that ties in with my frustration is the diaper change... I dread changing diapers now, especially messy ones. He refuses to lay down so he wiggles and fights to get up and roll over and everything in between. So I end up holding him half in the air by one ankle and trying to wipe his mess off while he is screaming in the background. I know most people would question my strength, thinking how could he be stronger than me to wiggle away. Let me tell you, I have never met a stronger baby than him, he is amazingly strong for his size. So diaper changes, or clothing changes, are low on my fun-o-meter and very very high on my frustration- meter!
What was I thinking when I said I wanted him to crawl and roll and pull up!?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Cameron is crawling! For about the past month he has been scooting and getting on his knees but never crawled on his hands and knees. On the 23rd he crawled across the living room, long term crawl for the first time! I was so excited. Every since then he has been going all over the place. So now he can pull up to standing, get into sitting from tummy and crawl. All of this happened withing the last month or so. I am loving watching him learn more and more. He also starting saying "mum" for me and "dada" for Bret. He understands a lot more even though he cant talk, I will ask him to hand me something and he will hand it to me and he knows when I say "up" it means I am going to pick him up or help him stand up. And lots more! We had to lower his mattress in his crib because he is pulling up in his crib now too. This morning we woke up to his mobile music playing and I went in and he was on his hands and knees pushing the buttons. It was so funny because he has never done that before. (I had another video of him crawling, pulling up and getting into sitting but it was too long and wouldnt download on the post)
I have been giving Cameron a lot more food rather than just baby food. One of his new favorites is grilled cheese. I make it a different way for him, I toast a peice of wheat bread and then right when it pops out of the toaster I put a peice of Kraft Singles on it and let it melt then cut it in little squares. He loves it! He can feed himself now, except for his baby food, he cant use a spoon yet. He also ate macaroni and cheese and spaghettios. I always give him a little of what we are eating, of course unless its not something he should have. He loves his food and loves to make a mess with it too!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We went to the Super Mall first and went to Childrens Place, as mommies we are always on the prowl for good deals on kids clothes. I got Cameron a few new shirts and a pair of pants. Then we went to Southcenter Mall to shop for ourselves. We both found a pair of jeans that fit us, which is quite a novelty, its hard to find a good pair of jeans! I got a pair of khakis and some comfy Aeropostale sweats. Finally I can stop wearing my maternity yoga pants! We looked through lots of stores and had a fun time. We decided to go by Old Navy on our way home and that was my gold mine. They had a ton of clothes on sale. I got 10 shirts that acutally fit me well and are cute, and two sweater jackets to wear over shirts or tank tops. I have been wearing my pre-pregnancy clothes and they dont fit me amazingly and arent really any type of style, they are just plain old t-shirts. I feel like myself again! I used to have lots of cute clothes and I looked nice daily, but I have been in a bit of a frump with my style since I had Cameron.
I am so glad that Courtney called me last night and asked me to go with her. I had a lot of fun chatting, shopping and being babyless for a day. But, by the time it was all over I was ready to get back to my baby Cameron and Bret. I miss them when Im gone too long:)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
On another note, I have been busy saying "No, No, No" for the last few days. Cameron is now a lot more mobile than he has ever been and he has started climbing and pulling up on things. He trys to climb the stairs, the coffee table, his toys... not to mention he is obsessed with the fireplace and he loves to pull the cover off the bottom to expose the cables and that makes me nervous! I have to follow him around whereever he goes to be sure he doesnt get into things he shouldnt or fall and hurt himself. I hope that as he gets more stable and figures out what he shouldnt get into it will be easier for me too. I need to do some baby proofing now, thats for sure. I am still in awe at the way that one morning he woke up and was just able to do way more than the night before. Amazing. He also all of a sudden figured out how to feed himself. So that has been really fun. He loves toast broken up into pieces and gerber crunchies(they are like baby cheetos). I am really proud of him for all he is learning and how smart he is getting.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Anyway, back to my birthday... Bret is working nights now so we couldnt really go out tonight so we are going to go to dinner at the Melting Pot tomorrow. It is my favorite restaurant and its a real treat when we decide to spend the money to go. Since we werent doing anything today my good friend Sheila came over and foiled my hair for me for my birthday. On this subject, I havent had my hair colored in 6 months!! For me that is an eternity. I have either been working in a salon or in beauty school and have been getting my hair cuts and color for free or really cheap for the last 5 years. I havent been able to suck it up and go pay the money to get it done. Sheila and I went to beauty school together and then the ATS together too and we both worked for Gene Juarez. She just had a baby in mid December so I havent wanted to ask her to do the color, but finally its done and I feel human again!
After we did my color we went to the Super Mall to do some shopping. I got a few really nice sweaters from Bananna Republic that were originally $55 and I got them for $13! Good deal, right? Normally the stuff on clearance isnt so amazing, but these are really cute. Then I got a few shirts from Old Navy too. I am always on the hunt for a shirt that can hide my baby belly:)
We wanted to go to Olive Garden for dinner but when we got there it was 45 minute wait, anyone who has a baby knows that that is not going to work so well. Not to mention, we had two babies. So we gave up on Olive Garden (I really am still craving it!) and headed over to Azteca and had dinner there. I think I ate way too many chips and salsa...
Anyhow, my birthday was a lot of fun and I am so glad I am blonde again! Now Im just looking forward to the Melting Pot tomorrow night, yum!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I think this picture is so funny! He looks like he is modeling on it:)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Since Cameron now has two teeth I have been brushing his teeth/gums with a toothbrush instead of a finger brush. He doesnt like it when I do it that much, except that he loves to suck off the fruity flavored toothpaste. But, he does love to do it himself, stubborn already! I think its super cute to watch him try to brush his teeth/gums on his own. I think he mostly chews on it but he gets some brushing movement in there.
As I have posted in the past he is really close to crawling, he gets on his hands and knees and rocks. He has even crawled forward a tad bit a few times, but usually ends up crawling backward. Just two days ago he started doing this army crawl type thing to move forward. Now he can go in circles, crawl backward and army scoot forward. I think its cute that he figured out this way to do it, but I sure hope he firgures out crawling on his hands and knees forward soon because I couldnt imagine that this would be the most comfy way of getting around.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
1. I was in the 7th grade
2. It was my first year in middle school
3. I had just come into young womens
4. I had a crush on Chris Dutton and Tony Cao
5. I loved walking hom from school in the rain!
Five things on today's list of things to do:
1. Get my haircut
2. Clean the pantry
3. Take down holiday decorations
4. Vacuum downstairs
5. Go to the Mall with Bret and Cameron
Five snacks I like:
1. Anything chocolate
2. Ice cream
3. Cheeze Its
4. Warm Pretzels with Cheese dip (Auntie Annes or Pretzel Wetzel, yum!)
5. Even though its not really under the snack catagory, I love fruit!
Five things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1.Pay tithing and fast offerings
2. Pay off my house and car
3. Re-Decorate my home the way I really want it to look
4. Put some away for my kids college
5. Invest the rest
Five places I have lived:
1. Provo, UT (Breifly as a baby)
2. Tukwila, WA
3. Burien, WA
4. Federal Way, WA
5. Orting, WA
Five jobs I have had:
1. Cashier/Waitress/Busser at The Daily Perk
2. Sees Candy Guest Service Rep (I filled the boxes behind the counter)
3. Guest Service Rep and Bridal Coordinator at Gene Juarez Salon
4. Front Desk Manager at Gene Juarez Salon
5. Hair Stylist at Gene Juarez Salon
I tag Andrea, Courtney, Diane, Amelia, Megan, Jody and Nicky.