Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This morning I felt like I was having an out of body experience.
I can't even explain it really.
All I know is that I was really happy, humble, and grateful all at once.

The morning hours are some of my favorite times with Kameron.
He's well rested, so happy, and just loves life.
This morning when everyone had gone to work I finished up the dishes while he babbled away in his high chair and then we migrated on over to the family room to play with his toys.
After many attempts to crawl and opening and closing the gator's mouth 5,694 times he started to get tired.
When he gets tired he buries his face into my leg and whines.
It's part pitiful and part hysterical.
So I picked him up, sat down on the couch, and held him.
He then plopped that thumb of his in his mouth, snuggled on into my chest, and was...(wait for it)...still.
I was in pure shock.
He NEVER cuddles like that anymore.
He has become far too interested in the world to be inhibited by snuggles.
Once the shock wore off I was in pure heaven.
I never wanted it to end.
While we were snuggling Mindy Gledhill's chorus to her song "Hourglass"was on repeat in my head.

"When you reach for the stars,
don't forget who you are.
And please don't turn around and grow up way too fast.
See the sand in my grasp?
 From the first to the last, every grain becomes a memory of the past.
Oh, life's an hourglass.
Life's an hourglass."

It was quite literally one of my favorite moments in my entire life.
After about 10 mins he was about to lose it and was begging to be put to sleep.
So then I got to nurse my sweet babe to dreamland and all the while thank my Father in Heaven for sending me such a perfect little human to love.

Kameron Mark really is my favorite little dude.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kameron's Half Birthday!

K, but seriously.
How in the world is my baby 6 months old?!?
The first month of his life I thought was never going to end (:\) and now it's just flying!

Kameron has turned into quite the active one!
He just wants to bounce, wiggle, roll, and stand.
And he's pretty strong!  So my days of being able to multi task while holding him are long gone.  If only he knew what was awaiting him when he tries to leap off of my lap!

He has gone from his little baby laughs to real laughing!
It's seriously my favorite thing in the entire world.
Speaking of laughing...he's ticklish on his feet, inner thighs, and his ribcage.

We have some nasty teething pain going on every few days...but those little buggers have not arrived yet!  I have a feeling we're in for a long haul...

Kameron definitely loves his thumb.  He's started taking a binky though, which is new!  He hasn't really been a fan of them, but when his mouth hurts he loves it and sometimes it's the only thing that calms him down.

He still loves his bouncy chair and has figured out that the seat turns 360 degrees giving him a whole new perspective about one of his favorite toys!

We have started going to a music class.  It's for kids ages newborn-5.  For 45 minutes we sing, play instruments, dance, and chant.  Kameron loves it!  His favorite parts are the welcome song, the sticks, and dancing!  His least favorite part is when the sticks get put away.  Haha

He's also started swimming lessons!  He absolutely loves water!  He was kicking and just wanting to do everything the teacher was having them do!  He was about ready for me to let go of him so he could head out.  Sorry, Kam.  Mama's not quite ready for that!  The teacher told me after that he was a real water baby and would probably be a really great swimmer with how he was responding to the baby exercises.  Who knows if she tells that to everyone, but Alex was pretty pleased since he played water sports. :)

His days of being able to sleep in public long and hard are over.  He gets so distracted by everything that he has a hard time falling asleep and then staying asleep.

His latest obsession is my water bottle.  He wants it over ANY toy.  He doesn't understand why he can't have it all the time so my sweet baby turns into a banshee when he can't lift it up since it's so full.

We've also started to get the hang of sitting up.  He does really well until he flaps his arms or tries to grab something.  Then he just tumbles.  We're working on it...
The problem is he just wants to stand all the time so it's difficult getting him to even want to practice sitting!

He's tried rice cereal, avocados, apples, sweet potatoes, squash, and bananas.
He hasn't hated any of them, but he definitely prefers avocados and apples.

He finally is starting to actually have more hair than just a little fuzz!
It's kind of exciting and kind of sad.
Since birth he's just had this little fuzz head and now it's actually sprouting people hairs!

He was in 9 month clothing before he was 5.5 months.
Still a chunk.
We have our appointment this week so I'm not sure how long he is or how much he weighs, but I can assure you it's a lot. (My lower back can testify.)

We recently got a high chair to put in the eating/kitchen area.  It's been a dream!
He likes sitting in it since he can play with some toys, but also be up with all the action.
He also likes it since it doesn't squish his chunky legs...unlike the Bumbo. :)

Overall, he's just the best little guy.
He's set the bar pretty dang high for his siblings to follow.
I'm in love with his gummy smile, his laugh, his squishy legs, his kissy cheeks, his baby blue eyes, and his pokey little toes.
Happy 6 months, Kameron Mark!
We love you, cub!