October 8, 2009

Snow already.

When we were out shopping yesterday, I picked Connor up a new pair of winter boots. He  picked them out, actually, and was very excited to wear them, but I told him he didn't need to wear them yet, as there was no snow. Well, wasn't he excited this morning to find a layer of snow on the ground when he woke up! He ran over to the deck and said, "Snow?? It's winter time, I need my boots!!!!" And it was all I could do to get some breakfast in him before he had to head outside. It was quite windy though, so he came in pretty quickly!!

Thankfully, most of the snow has melted, but the forecast is much the same for the next two weeks, so I am sure Connor will have many more chances to get out in the snow!

Another weigh in.

Yesterday was a good day! Despite the fact that Camryn threw up what seemed to be twice her body weight first thing yesterday morning, she was much happier than the day before, and actually slept pretty much all morning, so I decided to be brave and head out with both kids by myself for the first time! It was a quick trip to Superstore to get some fall clothes for the kids. (Superstore is one of the few places where the pants have adjustable waistbands, which is a necessity if I am to get pants that fit Connor in both length and width). I put Camryn in my sling, and Connor in the cart, and it went really well! Both kids stayed happy and well behaved the whole time! (Of course, Camryn was asleep, and I promised Connor a toy!) We picked out some clothes, got Connor some moon sand, and then headed home!

Back in Gibbons I thought I should stop and get Camryn weighed again, as it had been just over two weeks. Since my wee ones are slow gainers, I get a bit obsessive of their weight gain at first. Camryn weighed in at 9 pounds 9.5 ounces, which is up 10 ounces from her last weigh in, 16 days ago. Most kids will gain an ounce a day or more at this age, so it seems like she will be just like her brother - in the weight gain department at least!

All in all, it was a good day!  And here's a couple of Camryn's latest pictures, in one of her new sleepers:

October 6, 2009

Not all babies are the same...

I am constantly amazed at how much Camryn cries. Today she literally cried more than she slept, and it just breaks my heart that I can't fix her. Sometimes I think she just has a hard time falling asleep, because she always cries when she is tired. She will go from smiling and happy, to crying in almost an instant, and I know she's tired because in the moments she is calm her eyes will droop closed. I wonder if I just need to try getting her to sleep sooner, but, she doesn't give much warning before the crying to let me know she is tired. Her back arches and her legs flail around too, and, she farts like a champion, so maybe it is colic like the Dr. said, though the gas drops don't seem to do anything. Connor wasn't nearly this bad as a newborn, so this is a whole new ball game to me.

And speaking of Connor, I feel bad for him too because he never gets any attention during the day, I am always holding Camryn, or feeding Camryn. It's no wonder he's starting to act out. I get so frustrated with him, and then I just feel terrible because I know he'd be a million times happier if I could just give him more one-on-one time. I hope that Camryn gets through this stage soon so that our household can find it's balance again.

October 2, 2009

First Smiles!

Camryn has started smiling recently, and we finally got a couple on camera. She's still pretty shy with her smiles, and since most of her awake time is spent crying, they are still pretty rare. Hoping to see more of them soon!

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