November 29, 2009

She rolled!!

Well, yesterday Camryn turned three months old, and today she just turned!! It was a little scary actually, because I had her on the kitchen table attempting to get enough light to take some pictures, and she just rolled from her tummy to her back! I had thought it may be coming, because the last few times on her tummy, she seemed to want to go on her side, but today she went right over, and quickly! So, I'm going to be giving her some more tummy time tomorrow to see if I can confirm this roll!

Here's a picture, just seconds before the elusive roll was witnessed! :)

November 27, 2009

Where does the time go?

It's been a few weeks since I've updated, it's amazing how fast the time goes! I've taken a renewed interest in my camera lately so I have quite a few pictures to post, but first let me get to what is new with the kids:

Camryn - We had her follow up appointment with the pediatrician on November 16th, and he also agrees with the milk protein allergy theory. Since I last posted, there has been no blood showing up in her diapers, so that's definitely a step in the right direction. She weighed 10 pounds 12 ounces at her appointment, so she's still gaining weight albeit even more slowly than Connor, who was a half pound lighter at birth, and over 12 pounds at 3 months old. Camryn is three months tomorrow, but I'm fairly certain she hasn't broken the 12 pound mark yet! I'm planning on taking her in to get weighed on Monday.  A few days ago I foolishly thought I should try something  that 'may contain milk' and the next day she barely slept, spit up a ton, and pooped like crazy! So, it'll be a long time before I try that again!

In other news, Camryn is starting to grab at things, loves playing with my fingers, and has let out a few tiny chuckles! She's trying to roll from back to tummy, and if she's sitting fairly upright will attempt to get into a sitting position. She's really turned into a little person - I see more of her personality every day, and I can tell this little angel is going to be a troublemaker!

Connor - Ah, my big boy Connor. He's having a rough go lately. I think he may FINALLY be getting his last set of molars. I thought he was a little sick, like we all were, but he's sticking his fingers in his mouth again, and his cheeks are red. He finally got rid of the soother a few weeks back too, which is a huge relief to me, I hated that thing! It was an accident really, we couldn't find it so he just had to go without! He asked about it for three days I think, and hasn't mentioned it since! Derek actually jokingly tried to stick Camryn's in his mouth and he threw it away, and said, "I'm not a baby!!" He's also not napping any more, though to be honest I think he still needs it because he gets so ornery in the afternoons. Tonight he fell asleep in Derek's lap at about 5 o'clock. It was really sweet, but then he absolutely did not want to be in bed at bedtime, he fought us for almost two hours! So, we won't be letting that happen again!

He really does love being a big brother, he's quite gentle with Camryn for the most part, and loves to give her hugs and kisses. He's going through a very rebellious phase though, and I'm not sure if it's just his age, or if he's upset about having to share the attention. He's started hitting when angry, and kicking, and saying "NO!" quite emphatically to pretty much anything we ask of him. He does things he knows he shouldn't do, and when you tell him to stop, he will say, "I don't want to!" and carry on with even more tenacity.  When he goes to his room for a time out,(he never stayed put in a chair) he will scream, throw toys, and hit the door, but, when he calms down, we ask him what he learned, and he will always say in the sweetest voice, "No hitting, sorry for hitting mommy." And it just melts my heart - until the next time, anyway! I try to do one-on-one things with him as much as possible during the day, but I need to do more. Thankfully Camryn is finally able to amuse herself for short periods of time, so hopefully I can give a little more to my firstborn. He's got a tough role to play, and I want to be there for him, every step of the way.


November 5, 2009

Where do I start?!?!

Well, it has been a long time since I have posted. I think I need to designate a specific evening for blogging before all other things, so at least I can ensure one update per week! Life has kept us busy the past few weeks.

Camryn seems to be having some health issues. Over the past three weeks she has spit up blood, and had some blood show up in her stools. We've had her to three separate ER's, and the current diagnosis is that she is allergic to the cow's milk protein that is in my breast milk. So, I have been completely dairy free for about 9 days now. The thing is, she seems to be getting worse, nor better, so we aren't sure what to think! The last Dr at the Stollery Hospital has referred us to a pediatrician to investigate things further, but we don't get to see him until the 16th of November, so until then we are supposed to just wait, unless we start seeing new symptoms, which we haven't- it's just that the old symptoms are showing up more often. She's still healthy and happy(aside from when she's cranky!) so we are just biding our time until the appointment.

Camryn had her two month shots on Tuesday, and she screamed like crazy during them! Connor came along and was not impressed with the nurse for hurting his little sister! She was also weighed and measured, and her stats are:

Weight: 10lbs 5oz
Height: 22.25oz

She's in the 50th percentile for both height and weight, but despite being half a pound heavier than Connor at birth, she weighs a few ounces less than he did at two months. I'm not sure if she is just going to be a very slow gainer, as Connor is, or if this is something related to her health issues.  Once again, we'll just have to wait and see!

In other news, this was Connor's first year of Trick Or Treating for Halloween, and he had a blast! We went with his cousins Courtney and Jacob in Fort Saskatchewan, and then popped in at Oma and Opa's house for a special treat at the end of the night. After every house Connor would say, "Now what house are we going to?" And he actually tried to walk in to a few houses if they had a pet! He didn't nap that day so by the end of the night he was having trouble even walking down the steps of people's houses! He still asks if we can go again! Thankfully  he doesn't know how long a year is, because he seems okay when we tell him we will go again next year!

Today I attempted raking the leaves with Cami in the Snugli, and Connor helping.  It was +17 today so we just couldn't stay inside!! Connor took off into the back yard and drove his quad, but Camryn fell asleep, so I managed to get half the fron done while raking with one hand! I made a decent pile just as Derek came home from work, so he snapped a few photos!

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