Monday, June 30, 2014

Fedoras

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine in Little Rock because Scott went on an annual golf trip with some of his guy friends and I didn't want to be home alone. Campbell had fun at his Pops and Gamma's house! While we were visiting, Campbell received his first apple present! He's been watching Mickey on my iPhone while out running errands and Pops thought Campbell needed an upgrade. So after lunch at Local Lime, we popped in the apple store and left with a mini iPad just for the little peanut. Spoiled rotten that little boy is! He sure is lucky! We've downloaded many Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes and those work like a charm. The three hour drive back home was a piece. of. cake. and Campbell didn't make a peep because he was glued to Mickey and the gang for a whole hour until he passed out and slept the rest of the way! Thanks Dad!!! Best Pops Ever!
The girls enjoyed their little weekend getaway as well. Many hours are spent looking out of this window. I mean, they all look identical from behind. It's kind of crazy!! Love these three.
Of course I got to see my sweet nephew, Landon, while I was in town. He spent the night at Pops and Gamma's house on Saturday night and we had a great time! Landon and Campbell both have fedoras so, naturally, we had to get a photo!! After lunch on Sunday, we were driving home and out of nowhere Landon said "I'm telling you right now, when I'm a father, I am NOT changing diapers." Ha! He's a mess.
Landon looked so adorable on Sunday, I asked him if I could take some pictures of him and he happily obliged. My goodness he's SO cute. I bet all of the girls at school just love him! Or if they don't yet because they're too young, I'm certain they will here shortly. He's not only cute but so sweet and outgoing and super athletic as well! It's acceptable to brag like crazy on your nephew, right? I love this kid. He is so special to me.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Three Months Old

Campbell turned 3 months old today!

Weight: I'm going to guess Campbell is in the 12 pound range.

Height: I tried measuring Campbell myself and I got him at around 21.5 inches.

Sleep: Campbell sleeps anywhere from 7 to 9 hours at night. His naps average around an hour and a half. He has gotten so good at sleeping in his crib! I used to have to hold him during his naps but now he loves laying in his own bed. He sleeps on his side with his arm over his face. Of course I think it's adorable.

Eat: I'm still exclusively breastfeeding Campbell and he eats 6-7 times a day. I always give him one bottle a day, sometimes two. When he has a bottle, he drinks 4 ounces of milk. Campbell eats every 2 1/2-3 hours. It takes him longer to eat when he has a bottle vs nursing-- 30 minutes with a bottle, 15 max when nursing.

Clothes: Campbell is finally in 0-3 month clothes. He has a few newborn items that he can still wear but for the most part he wears 0-3 months. Most of his clothes are from Baby Gap. I just love their stuff so much! I'm also really big into Kickee Pants. The days where we don't leave the house, he lounges in Kickee Pants Coveralls and always looks so cute! I'm obsessed with shopping for Campbell. It's so much fun getting him dressed every day! :)
Diapers: Pampers Size 1

Likes: Baths, TV, his bouncy chair, laying on his changing pad, cuddling with Mommy, his activity mat, and sitting up like a big boy.

Dislikes: There isn't much that makes Campbell mad these days. He's so much more easy going than he used to be. The only time he gets fussy or cries is when he's tired, which signals to me that it's time for a nap!

Milestones: So many milestones this month! The biggest one is that Campbell started rolling over which was so exciting to us! He also bats at/reaches for the toys dangling over his activity mat and bouncer. Campbell has started putting his hand in his mouth and he gives the sweetest open mouth kisses! Recently, Campbell has started turning his head and following me around the house. He kicks his little legs all the time especially when the Mickey Mouse Hot Dog song comes on TV. He loves that song! Campbell smiles and coos at us all the time which just melts our hearts.
Month Three: The last 4 weeks have been so much fun! Campbell has started developing a little personality and is getting much more active. He's such a sweet, precious baby and I love the way he looks at me! I know each month is going to get more and more fun and it seems like time is flying by now!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How Babywise Changed My Life

I could have titled this post many different things. How My Fussy Baby Got Happy Overnight. Diary Of A Clueless Mom. Schedules Work and We're Proof. Babywise--Do It Now. I could go on and on. I settled upon How Babywise Changed My Life because that is truth, plain and simple.
We started Campbell on Babywise almost a month ago. I came to a breaking point after 2 days of non stop crying, no sleep and countless plea's to God to please show me some grace and make my baby happy. After I (finally) managed to get Campbell down one evening, I sat in my bath and sobbed to my husband, managing to only say through my tears that I was failing. Failing as a Mom and failing Campbell......and he didn't deserve that. The problem was, I didn't know what to do about it. I prayed and prayed for God to make Campbell a "smiley, happy baby" and also kept asking him why he gave me such a hard one.
So I'm sitting in my bath sobbing, feeling like a failure, wondering why I'd wanted a baby so badly to begin with (just being honest), and not sure how much longer I could survive. I told Scott I felt like we really needed to get Campbell on a schedule but I had no idea how to go about doing it. We had Babywise laying around our house so Scott picked up the book and started reading it. I would have done it myself but I was so dang sleep deprived and exhausted that I literally couldn't understand a word I was reading when I'd tried. Scott read the book that night, shared the concept with me, told me what to do and how to do it, and that was that.
I noticed a difference in Campbell immediately. My extremely fussy baby suddenly got happy. Then he started sleeping longer at night. Less than 48 hours later, I got the smiley, happy baby I'd been praying for. Not only was Campbell suddenly happy, his reflux also got better. I think it's because he literally just snacked all day long because my solution to stop the crying was to nurse him.
I instantly felt like I got my life back. No more bouncing my baby, no more rocking him to sleep for an hour, no more setting him in the crib while holding my breath and tip toeing out of his room praying he doesn't wake up.
So how does Babywise work? It's actually super simple. Eat. Wake. Sleep. Campbell starts his day at the same time every day---7:30. I usually have to wake him up myself. It may vary by 10 minutes or so but no matter what, we start at the same time every day. The second he wakes up I feed him. After he's done eating, we have our activity time. It can be anything from me just holding and talking to him, setting him on his play mat, or him hanging out in his bouncy chair watching TV while I take care of household chores or get dressed. After he's been awake for around an hour, I head upstairs and get him ready for his nap. I lay him on his changing pad, swaddle him, give him a paci, then sit in the glider and rock him for maybe 5 minutes. He closes his eyes almost immediately, I stand up, lay him in his crib, and walk away. Bam. Done. I start the process all over again once it's been 2 1/2-3 hours since he last ate. Sometimes he wakes up on his own or sometimes I have to wake him up.
The last 2 nights, Campbell slept from 10:15-7:15. If you had told me 5 weeks ago that I would be saying that today, I never would have believed you. We did it! We finally did it. I don't feel like a failure anymore. Campbell was fussy because he was tired. His naps and wake times were all over the place. It makes me sad that my ignorance was making my baby so unhappy. #newmotherproblems. Thankfully, my sweet little boy is very forgiving and doesn't hold it against me. He's just happy that I finally figured it out. And now, I get so many smiles in one day that I can't even count them. Babywise may not work for everyone but it has done miracles for us.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Relax

We had a fun weekend! It's the first weekend where I felt like I was able to relax and enjoy myself a little bit, instead of being anxious about Campbell and his schedule and his sleep. I feel pretty confident in his nighttime sleep these days....in the fact that he does it now. Before I was always so worried about anything that may throw it off but now I think the little peanut has it down.
We're only using the Aden + Anais swaddle these days and we're leaving one arm out. Campbell likes to suck on his hand and I think he likes it better not being super constricted. Love these swaddles!!!
Scott and I didn't do much on Friday night. On Saturday I got to go to the pool for a few hours and it was soooo awesome! Later that day we went to Brad and Jaclyns for dinner and Campbell did so great! Normally I'm having to bounce him the whole time to keep him from crying. This time he just sat in my lap and watched everyone. Then I took him upstairs and rocked him in Emmy's glider for maybe 5 minutes, laid him down, and he slept until I woke him up to go home. Life these days. It's so easy I could shed a tear. Well.....compared to what it used to be. I'll elaborate more later in the week but Babywise has been my saving grace.
I got out of the house for a little bit today. Even though it was pouring down rain on me the whole time I was out it was still so great. I've told myself I've got to get out on my own more often. I don't do it very much and I really need to. It's just nice to get some space. Although I always laugh at myself because after I'm gone for about an hour I really start to miss Campbell!!!! He's just the sweetest! I don't know what I ever did without him.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rollin'

Now that Campbell has learned how to roll over, we can't get him to stop! The second I lay him on his tummy, he's up and over! I. Love. It. He loves it too! Since we celebrated such a big milestone this week, I felt it necessary for Scott to document it with the good camera. He took some photos earlier today of Campbell in action and they turned out so sweet and adorable!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tea & Curtains

Campbell rolled over again today which was really exciting because that means yesterday wasn't a fluke! He's grown so much this week in so many ways. It's crazy how fast things can happen in just a few days.
This is random but I've been going to McAlisters and buying gallons of tea and I love it so much. Scott tried to be cheap and googled to see how we could make McAlisters tea ourselves. I tried to tell him it wouldn't taste nearly as good but he was determined to figure it out. A couple of failed attempts later, he gave up and doesn't give me grief about the delicious $5 gallons of tea anymore. Yum. You just can't beat McAlisters tea!!
I'm so excited that it's almost the weekend. I hope we get a little sunshine. I could use a couple of hours at the pool. I have never been so pale in the summer as I am now. Boo.
I'm going to hop off and help Scott hang some curtains. We ordered these beautiful curtains from Restoration Hardware back in February and they finally came in. They're for our bedroom. The curtains we have in there now don't block the sun enough for me and it annoys me every single morning. I like it to be as dark as possible. It makes morning times much more pleasant. I have a feeling my charcoal, velvet, blackout curtains will do the trick!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rolling Over

We had a little bit of a big day around here!
Campbell celebrated his 12 week birthday by rolling over!! Yay Campbell!! He's been rocking back and forth a lot lately and when we were doing tummy time I thought it may be coming so I started recording him and just so happened to catch it on camera! I would share it with y'all but it comes attached with a super loud cheer from yours truly so I've decided to spare you. Scott was watching when it happened and I'm so glad. Such a fun day!
Campbell has been a little wiggle worm lately. It sometimes stresses me out to watch him on the monitor because he is all over the place in his crib. There have been quite a few days when I go to wake him in the morning and he's done a complete 180 and his feet are in the exact same spot that I laid his head down the last time I saw him. It cracks me up....and also makes me wonder how in the world he manages to do that...swaddled! 
My baby boy is getting so big and is quickly turning into my bestest little buddy.
Campbell is trying to figure out how to laugh and it's really cute. He really wants to make the noise but just doesn't quite know how to do it. I can't wait for him to laugh. I know it will just make my heart melt!!!! On Sunday night Campbell started sticking his hand in his mouth so that's new too. Exciting stuff around the Johnson house y'all! :)
I love this. It captures their relationship perfectly. Daddy + Madison 4 Ever.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Landon

My favorite nephew, Landon, is in town for the summer and I got to see him this past weekend for the first time since Christmas. Landon lives in Tampa but spends his summers here in Arkansas and we always look forward to him coming! I could not believe how big he has gotten in the last few months. He's huge! His eyebrows got bushy, he has hair on his legs, and I swear his foot is almost as big as mine is!!! I said to him "Landon stand right there and let me get a picture of how big you've gotten" and this is what he did. Ha!
I love this kid. He is the biggest mess with the sweetest little heart.
Landon got to meet Campbell for the first time over the weekend. He was so excited to get a boy cousin because he has 2 other cousins on his Mom's side but they're both girls. He was definitely due for a boy cousin!!
Campbell is going to love Landon and think he's so cool. Landon is 9 years older than Campbell and I know he's going to be such a sweet big cousin to him. My dream has always been for Landon to go to school at the UofA. I'm pretty sure my family will encourage that pretty hard!! I hope, if Landon does go to the UofA, he'll take summer classes and live with us while he does! Or at least come visit all the time while he's in school.....even if it's just to get a free dinner! Nothing would thrill me more. I've always, always dreamed that and I hope it comes true!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sixty

We had a fun and busy weekend in Little Rock. We left our house with a carload full of baby stuff! Campbell did great on the ride down and slept the whole way. We arrived in Little Rock just in time for dinner.
I love this picture of Campbell and his Pops! Campbell does't know it yet but he is going to love his Pops. He's fun.
My parents recently moved into a new house and they have this big window in the front that the girls love looking out of. Mom bought some poufs so they can see out of the window better and they love them! Any time we left the house they were looking out of the window and when we pulled back up they were still there!
One of the reasons we went to Little Rock for the weekend was to celebrate my Uncle Rex's 60th birthday. There was a big party for him at the Chenal Country Club so Scott and I left Campbell with my Grammy and had a much needed little date night where I allowed myself to indulge in a little red wine + a glass of champagne!
My parents new house is just a few feet from the club so I knew if my Grammy needed me I could be back home in just a few seconds. I left her with very specific instructions about his schedule and told her he was supposed to have a bottle at 9:30, then his bath and he should be in bed for the night by 10:30. I was having such a nice relaxing time at the party and was gone for a little over 3 hours but was anxious to get back because I missed my baby! I was hoping I could see Campbell before he was put down for the night so Scott and I left early to head home. When we walked into the door I saw this.
Grammy was beaming and said "well he's been so sweet and has just slept this whole time." Oh. Okay then. Don't worry about the specific instructions I left you! Haha. I appreciate my Grammy watching him and she's been so very helpful to me since he's been born so it's okay that she totally ignored my instructions. I was worried I was going to be up with him a lot that night but he did great even though he went to bed about an hour and a half later than he usually does!
It was a fun evening and it was nice to get dressed up and get out for a little bit. I really missed my peanut though! It's so funny because I always want a little break and then when I get one, I miss my baby. I'm glad Scott and I had the opportunity to get away for an evening. We need to try to do that more often!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fathers Day 2014

What a great Fathers Day! I'm so glad I was able to spend it with my father. My Dad is the best there is and I love him so much. He's my friend, my mentor and someone whom I have the utmost respect for. My Dad has worked so hard to provide for his family and because of that has given us more than we could ever ask for, even if it meant sacrificing something for himself. My Dad not only loves me but he loves my Mom and that is something that I have always been so very grateful for, especially as I've gotten older. I'm so blessed and honored to be his daughter.

It was also a great Father's Day because it was Scott's first Father's Day! Scott has truly amazed me at how great of a father he is to Campbell. I had no doubts he would be a wonderful father but he has gone above and beyond what I expected. Scott comes home from a long day at work and then continues to work by helping me out with Campbell or take over house duties. He lets me sleep in on the weekends, take long baths, and escape the house whenever I need a break. Campbell LOVES his Daddy. I know one day they will be best friends and that makes my heart so happy.

I'm so very grateful for these two men in my life....and the new little man in my life who makes my heart so happy I feel as if it could burst!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

'Through The Night'

Should we give out a little woo hoo that it's almost the weekend? I'm very much looking forward to mine! My people and I are going down to Little Rock to visit my parents. I'm so excited about going but really hoping it doesn't mess up Campbell's new routine. It shouldn't since I am so meticulous about Campbell's schedule and I know I won't be getting off of it. I'm just worried that him being in a new place/environment will throw him off. Please, little peanut, don't let it throw you off! I really don't want to go back to our old ways.
I plan on doing a more detailed Baby Wise post for you guys to let you know how everything is going but I want to give it a few more weeks to make sure we're solid. So far though it has just been amazing. The night before last Campbell slept for 7 hours--10:30-5:30!! It's the longest he's ever slept. However, last night he woke up twice. Ever since we've started Baby Wise he usually just wakes up once. Waking up twice is considered a bad night now. Baby sleep patterns are just so unpredictable. You can do the exact same thing day after day and one night he may sleep 7 hours and the next he may only go for 4. I put Campbell to bed around 10:30 and he usually wakes up between 3:00-5:00. We're up for 30 minutes, I lay him back down, then Scott and I have to wake Campbell up at 7:30 to get our day started. It's a huge improvement from where we used to be. I can completely function and feel like a normal person, who gets good sleep, like this. Although I'm very much looking forward to him sleeping through the night. I've found that the term "sleeping through the night" has a different definition for every parent. Some consider 11:30-5:00 sleeping through the night and others 7:00-7:00 is sleeping through the night. For me, sleeping through the night would be 10:00-7:00 or 10:30-7:30. Same bedtime as me. I'm hoping that Campbell can get there by the time he's 5 months old. That's the goal. Anything better than that would be a very exciting bonus. The long term goal is 7:00-7:00. That seems so unimaginable to me right now though! One day....hopefully! Some babies never can seem to get there until they're toddlers. Hopefully Campbell will be capable of doing it before the year is up.
In other news, I got my hair cut today. We took off quite a bit and it feels pretty good. There's nothing like a fresh new haircut is there? Until tomorrow....

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Swaddles

I have to kick today's post off with this precious picture of Madison.
Sometimes I could just eat her up with those big brown eyes! This is her with her Christmas Tree. It ties with Razorback frisbee as favorite toy ever. Christmas Tree may actually be winning as favorite toy these days. It's always in her mouth and she always wants you to throw it.
Campbell's trying out a new swaddle today. It's this easy swaddle by Aden + Anais and so far I'm really liking it! I love all things Aden + Anais. The fabric they use is so soft and comfortable and their products are really cool to me. (I'm 100% guilty of buying baby items based off of looks). For the longest time we actually swaddled Campbell. Like, wrapped him up in blankets and swaddled him. I got pretty good at it but I wish I had started using easy swaddles from the very beginning. It's so much....easier!!! And no matter how tight I could get that swaddle, Campbell always managed to bust his arms out of it somehow. Up until now we've been using this swaddle by Woombie. We LOVE it. The only reason I'm trying something different is because Campbell is on his way to getting too big for the woombie and I thought I'd mix it up this time with a different type of swaddle to see what I think about it. I may still order the bamboo woombie in the next size up and switch between that and this new one. I know it sounds silly but new swaddles excite me. Actually, buying anything new for Campbell is so fun and exciting. I'd much rather buy stuff for him than me!
I need to pick my house up before the little peanut wakes up from his nap. Until tomorrow....

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sunny Side

Hey all! I hope every one's week is off to a good start. Mine isn't so bad. The little peanut isn't napping great still. He refuses to go down without a fight! But he's a happy little boy which is all I wish for these days. I'll gladly take happy baby over bad napper.
These are my absolute favorite pajamas that Campbell has. They're Kickee Pants and he looks SOOOO cute in them! These will be one of those clothing items that I think I'll keep forever. I was always in love with Kickee Pants before Campbell was born and now that he's here I love them even more. I just ordered 2 new 'coveralls' for him this week. I like him to lounge around the house in those. They're so comfortable and super cute too. Win, win. If you haven't invested in some Kickee Pants....what are you waiting for? I wish they made adult pajamas....
Not a whole lot going on with these nuggets! Ivy and Madison are still as sweet as ever! They're really enjoying Campbell's new Baby Wise schedule. It's a lot more calm around here, the crying has been cut by about 90% and sleep isn't as interrupted as it used to be. They're appreciating that life isn't as chaotic these days.
Campbell and his Daddy are twinks today!! Also, I believe it's time to retire those newborn grey sweatpants. They look like long shorts. Also number 2, I've found the silver lining to Campbell's reflux (which has gotten SO much better lately). Campbell tends to spit up on his clothes a lot because of the reflux. At first it drove me crazy. Now, I'm getting okay with it. Because we go through about 2-3 outfit changes a day typically (even just a little spit up bothers me....I don't won't him to be wet/uncomfortable) but since we change clothes so often we get a lot of wear out of our outfits!! You know how people say not to spend money on baby clothes because they don't wear them very much before they outgrow them? Not the case here folks! #LookingOnTheBrightSide

Friday, June 6, 2014

Snuggles

Sometimes it seems like I spend my whole day doing this.
Campbell isn't a great napper and a lot of the time I resort to letting him sleep on top of me......for 1 1/2 to 2 hours......multiple times a day. Sometimes I love it and can't get enough. Sometimes I can't stop thinking about all of the things I need to do. Mostly, I try to tell myself that my to-do list isn't that important, everything can wait, and instead of worrying about it, I need to just treasure the moment. Because I know in the blink of an eye, he'll be graduating from high school and I'll long for the days when I got to cuddle with my baby boy. Campbell always looks so happy and peaceful when he's napping in my arms. I just stare at him and can't ever seem to get over how precious he is and how cute he is! And that I made him!!!! Do I want him to get better about napping in his crib? Of course. Does it bug me that whenever it's Scott's turn to put him to sleep, he goes down in his crib and sleeps for 2 hours without so much as a twitch? Umm....more than you know. But I love my Campbell snuggles. So if it takes us a few more weeks to get him to nap in his crib then so be it. I'm just glad he doesn't wake up every time I kiss his cheeks otherwise he'd never get any sleep!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Happy Dance

What is happening? Campbell slept 6 hours and 40 minutes last night! Ahh!!!!! That's the second time this week. 10:15-5:00. It's beyond exciting and enough to make me do a happy dance at 5 am. I'm also chilling out and able to sleep great myself without worrying about what's going on with Campbell in his room. I just love getting to sleep. It's so nice. Keep it up peanut!!!!
Since we had such a good day on Tuesday, I woke up yesterday morning with full blown anxiety because I knew it would be a bad day. Because that's the way it works here. Happy Campbell one day, fussy Campbell the next day....and the next day after that too usually. Campbell is so awesome in the morning but once about 3:00 hits, he turns into Oscar the Grouch for the rest of the day. However, yesterday he was a happy baby all day. Two days in a row?! Yes!! Today is bound to be horrible. I'm psyching myself up for it already. OR....maybe Baby Wise is working? I will say no more for fear my words will bite me in the behind. I'll give a Baby Wise update in a few weeks to let you all know how it's going. So far, so good.
As far as switching Campbell from the Rock-N-Play to the crib----piece of cake. I had major anxiety about it and was so worried he wouldn't sleep. I woke up last Thursday, folded the Rock-N-Play up, tucked it away, and told myself it was gone for good no matter what. Thursday was pretty tough with the naps (and Campbell isn't a good napper anyway which made it extra hard) but that evening he slept great in his crib!! After that it was like nothing ever happened. I love having him in his crib now.
I took the girls bye bye with me to the Chick Fil A drive through today. When I got up to the window the sweet lady went on and on about Madison and Ivy. She handed me my food then said "You have a great day. Mine has been made now after seeing those sweet faces." So sweet! Her comment, in turn, made my day. Love my girls.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

House & Baby

Today has been a good day! Campbell woke up feeling like his normal self and I'm so, so glad. My heart was breaking for my pitiful baby yesterday. I woke up feeling like my normal self too since Campbell slept for 6 hours and 42 minutes last night!!!!!! Whaaat?! I know it's just because the shots wore him out and we probably won't get that long of a sleep again for a while but still. Super duper exciting. I said a prayer before I went to bed last night that the Lord would help me sleep better. Campbell has been sleeping longer but I haven't. I wake up in the middle of the night and stare at the monitor until I see some movement. Then if I don't see anything I run upstairs to check on him. I'm tired of being paranoid. I prayed that the Lord would give me peace and even though I did wake up and checked the monitor a few times, I was only up for maybe 2 minutes and was able to quickly go back to sleep. I'm thankful for answered prayers and that the Lord helped me calm down. I pray I'll continue to get better about that.
The first good picture of all of my babies! I love this photo!!! Except we're missing Gracie....
Also, I have felt like super woman today! (It's amazing what sleep can do for you). I have been able to manage my baby and my house. Scott has 100% taken over household duties since Campbell has been born. It's his way he feels like he can really contribute and I have been so grateful for him doing that. I would have a messy house, no clean clothes and be hungry if it weren't for him! However, today I was able to take care of Campbell and cook dinner for the first time in 10 weeks. It felt so empowering!! Hahaha!!! I didn't realize how much I missed cooking. I'm not saying this will be a new thing, but life is definitely starting to get easier. Really hoping I didn't just jinx myself by saying that.....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Two Month Doctor Visit

Today we took Campbell in for his two month checkup. He also had to get his first set of shots. Insert major anxiety from yours truly. I've been dreading that so bad. I gave him some Tylenol before we left the house in hopes it would help him feel better before he got the chance to feel too bad.
The poor baby got poked in both legs and when he did he jerked and arched his back then his face turned bright red and he cried so hard no noise came out. I quickly picked him up and began nursing him and he calmed down almost instantly. I'd heard that nursing immediately after shots helps to comfort them and I'm so glad I read that because it truly helped him so much. We hardly had any crying because of it. I thought he would just nurse for a few minutes but Campbell decided he'd just go on ahead and have his lunch while we were there! Scott was like "this is starting to get awkward...we've been in here a really long time" but I didn't care. He wasn't crying anymore and that's all that mattered to me!!
Campbell now weighs 10 pounds, 8 ounces (7th percentile....still such a tiny little peanut) and is 21.3 inches long (1%). The doctor wanted to remeasure him because he didn't think that seemed right since that would mean he hasn't grown in length at all within the last month but he forgot to remeasure so I guess we won't ever really know. I can tell he's longer though. I mean, of course he is.
My poor baby has been pretty pitiful all day. He's slept a lot but when he's awake he lets out these little whimpers and it's breaking my heart. Campbell fell asleep on the way home from the doctor so I just kept him in his car seat to nap. He woke up at 3:00 and I literally haven't put him down since. My baby just needs to cuddle his Mommy extra close today. I just put him down for bed and I'm praying he wakes up feeling much better tomorrow. If not, I have nowhere to go and nothing to do. If he needs to spend a day in my arms again then I am just fine with that.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Emerson Turns One!

My best friends baby girl, Emerson, turned one on Friday and we celebrated her birthday with a fun party yesterday afternoon!!
This year has gone by so, so fast!! I know this sounds so cliche but it literally seems like yesterday that she was born. I'll never forget the moment that I saw her for the first time. I had been at the hospital all day waiting on the little sweet pea to arrive. When I was finally able to see her, my eyes just filled with tears. I had been anxious to meet that baby girl for months and months and suddenly, there she was! The most perfect little girl. So peaceful, so beautiful.
It's been so fun to watch Emmy grow over the last year. She's so adorable and so sweet! Her funny quirks make me laugh, her milestones make me proud and her smile is contagious! I can't wait to continue to watch her over the years to come. I know she will grow into a beautiful little lady with a sweet heart and a kind spirit.
Happy Birthday Emmy Grace! We love you so very much!!