Monday, September 2, 2013

A month long Mama!

Maybe someday in the future I'll blog about more than Kameron.
I see that more in the far distant future rather than the near distant future. :)
He kind of is my whole day, every day.  And you blog about what you think about and do and well...I think about Kameron when he's asleep and when he's awake I'm with him so....

Kam Kam is now a whole month old!
I feel like it went by fast, but also slow at the same time.
I think it's more the days are sometimes slow, but the weeks go by quickly.

In the last two weeks he's definitely matured a lot!
Sometimes it's hard to see when you're with him day in and day out, but when I look back on older pictures or read his 2 week blog, I realize how much he's changed already!

I also realize how much I've changed as well.
I too am maturing in this new role of mine.
It's still not easy by any means, but it's getting easiER.

*I'm more used to my slower paced, newborn mama life.
*I don't get QUITE as anxious every time he cries.
*And sometimes I laugh.'s true.  Sometimes his face is so sad that it's funny.
MUCH better than when I would feel empty inside when his face would do that.
*I've mastered the fast, 3 min shower.
*I'm not as hard on my post partum body.  I need to remember it took 9 months to get like that...I shouldn't expect it to morph back overnight.
*That being said though...I'm anxious for my doctor to clear me exercising for real!
*I still value relationships and LOVE visitors!!

Kameron now:
*Has learned to love the bath.  Well...maybe I shouldn't use "love."  He tolerates it now!  Which is much better than the crying he used to do.
*Very light sleeper.  Which is slightly annoying.  It seems any change in noise or touch stirs him.  Sometimes it wakes him up...sometimes it doesn't.  I just hold my breath until I know.  I downloaded a white noise app on my old iPod touch to see if that will help him not hear every little thing going on!  Today's our first hopefully we'll see some results!
*Loves to wiggle!  Sometimes he'll just lay across my lap for 30 minutes just moving away.
*Super strong!  He is almost a master at holding his neck up.  He still bobbles, but he's getting so strong!
*When laying on his tummy he can pick up his head and flip it over to the other side.  Sometimes he's not so successful when he has the binky in his mouth.  So he gets half way, is face down in the blanket, and starts moving his face side to side really fast and grunts.  It's quite entertaining.

*ALMOST smiling at us.  He kind of gets a half grin and makes this super cute squeal.
*Can follow our face with his eyes!  He still goes cross eyed from time to time, but his focus has really improved!
*Still just prefers to be cuddled over anything.  Most of the time I'm ok with, but when I'm trying to get things done it presents a challenge.
*We tried pretty much every swaddle blanket/accessory/item out there, but he would bust out of them all until thankfully my sister found us the Woombie!  It's amazing.  Some nights he doesn't even fight us on being put in it!  (Some nights he screams. :)

He still is just the sweetest thing and it's fun to see his personality starting to shine through more and more.  I'm trying to treasure this time, but I'm also so anxious for him to grow and learn so I can see what he will be like!

And if any one would like to come visit...feel free!  I LOVE VISITORS!
I love adult conversations. :) Kameron isn't much for conversing.
But I'm so thankful Heavenly Father has answered my prayers and is making motherhood more meaningful and joyful each and every day.
(Don't worry, I've already cried today when he kept waking up after a 10 min 5 times...and then kept getting more and more overtired and crying crying crying...)
BUT...we're good. :)

It's crazy how much you can love a tiny little person.
And I sure do love my tiny man.
And my big man. :) Alex is still #1, even though some days I'm sure it doesn't feel like it.
I love those few minutes before we drift off to sleep more so than ever before since some days that's the most interaction we have with each other.

And in parting...this is Daphne, Chloe, and Kam.
Alex's two cousins had babies this summer too and they were all together yesterday for Daphne's blessing!
And remember how Kam is the youngest...but the biggest!  Haha.
Love that little tank!

Oh...and Kameron's getting blessed this Sunday!
Family is coming in!!  This will be the first time my daddy and my sister, Karly, will have seen Kam! 
I'm so excited to be around family for this special time.


KARLY! said...

can't wait to squish him! the aunties and ga-ga are going to have to be on laela duty cause boo boo gets JEALOUS! haha

Lori said...

So, so, so excited to see you! Sure love this mama/GaGa thing!

krista said...

If my cold doesn't go away soon, heads are going to start rolling. GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! I NEEEEED to hold him!