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.



The Hunt Family said...

great update Lori. Camryn is GORGEOUS and looks just like her mommy. I used to think Connor looked like you, but now that he is older I only see Derek in him. Connor's behavior is just like Zoey's was when Colin came home.

Colin is 9 months now and it is amazing how close they have become (although we still have hitting sometimes)

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