Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Guess what Cam was for Halloween...

I saw this while I was pregnant and for some crazy reason bought the 3-6 month size; mother's instincts? Cam barely fit into it but he made a fantastic miniature version of my horse, Leah, including her bum leg :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Daddy and Cam playing with mirrors

Cam has discovered mirrors and loves to stare at himself. He does have a limit and when he's had enough, the yelling starts :)

Kevin was trying out the baby carrier (Cam is getting awfully heavy to carry around all the time in our arms) and Cam spotted himself in the mirror. THEN he spotted daddy in the mirror and lots of cooing ensued. Pretty darn cute; wish I'd had the video feature on!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Just for Auntie Trina :)

I swore up and down Cam would never sleep in bed with us. I was wrong! Here he is lounging around. For some reason, he does sleep extra peacefully when in bed with us; doesn't thrash around as much as he does in his crib (he's trying hard to suck on his thumb but doesn't a) realize his hands are his and, b) know how to keep his thumb out without his fingers poking his eye! Ah, the travails of infant-hood :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The first smile!!

Everyone tells you that its gas, but I'm positive Cam has been smiling at us since he was about 3 weeks took forever to get a photo of it b/c he hated the flash on the camera, but Auntie Trina finally caught his grin digitally while she was visiting. And he's smiling at mommy in this picture (for once! he smiled at daddy first)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Auntie Trina visits

Cam's Auntie Trina from Vermont came to visit us for almost a week. Unfortunately her trip out was pretty miserable (her flight was delayed and she missed her connection in Newark to San Jose, then had to stay overnight in Newark along with tons of other displaced travellers) and she arrived in the middle of our first rain storm of the winter on October 12, but it was all uphill from there. :)

Mostly she hung out with all of us, getting to know her new nephew (and giving mom and dad a much needed break - she even changed diapers!), as well as cooking some fabulous meals for everyone. A big thanks to Sue Shaw, Trina's mother-in-law, for sharing her fantastic meatloaf recipe - a new family staple!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

4 week checkup; a-ok!

We met with our new pediatrican, Dr. Nave, in Templeton (only 10 minutes from the house, much closer than mom's HMO up in San Jose) today for Cam's 4 week checkup. It went pretty well; Cam didn't like being naked in the cold room to get weighed but once he got re-dressed he did great. Cam's weight gain was awesome: 13lb 7 ounces. Since he lost 11 ounces the first day he was born, he regained that, plus almost 4lbs on his birth weight in 4 weeks! Totally explained why he didn't fit into newborn clothing anymore. His length increased almost 2" to 23-3/4". Both Kevin and I are hoping he'll eventually be a tall guy.

Four Week Old Stats
13lb 7oz

Kevin's sister-in-law saw Dr. Nave at a St. Rose event (their kids both attend this school) and mentioned Cam was a new client; at first Dr. Nave didn't know who she was talking about but then she realized MA was talking about "the big baby" she'd seen that week :)