Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Meet Boo, Part Deux

These are too cute not to post; the first was taken a second before Cam tried yet again to stuff Boo's snout into his mouth. The second is Cam wrestling with Boo, legs in the air and all!

Cam's cold is much better; he's not as snuffly and the little cough he had is gone. He woke up twice last night (2am and 4:30am) but both times he went back to sleep after a cuddle, no food.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Meet Boo, the blue dog

I found this adorable dog/blanket on eBay for Cam, and we've since named him Boo. Cam has tried valiantly to get Boo's snout into his mouth since his arrival 2 weeks ago. He's not been successful yet, but give him time :)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Checkin' out the highchair

Grammie and Grampie very kindly gave Cam his first highchair for Christmas, and we decided to get it out and let him spend a little time in it for a few weeks before we start trying to feed him in it.

When I first got it out of the box, I thought the 5-point harness was a silly idea but thank goodness it was there b/c it kept the Caminator upright!

For such a big kid he looks so small in the highchair!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

How the tide has turned...

Cam is finally taking to a bottle! Whenever he eats he tries to grab it and feed himself. A vast difference from when we started trying to give him a bottle and he would refuse to eat - thank goodness! Perhaps soon Mommy can take an afternoon and head up to go riding with Carla in San Jose... :)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Daycare Day 5

Despite not eating and barely sleeping at daycare yesterday, Cam did fantastically sleeping last night; from 10:30pm to 5:45am. We weren't able to get him back to sleep at 5:45am, but we're both pretty pysched at the 7.25hrs of sleep that we both got! Hopefully this trend will continue :)

Update: today Cam ate 4oz of formula at daycare! They were so excited they called us but I was resting on the couch (Cam's cold has migrated to me) and Kevin was working. We were both very proud and relieved he finally ate there! Of course, after several days of him NOT eating, we only sent 4oz with him, figuring we'd feed him the typical 8oz when he got home that day...doh!

The many faces of Cam

Daddy got some great shots of Cam this morning in his jumping gym, from impishly happy (see left), to cranky b/c he couldn't get the toys on the gym in his mouth b/c they were attached, to just goofy (see below).

Nice range of emotions for 60 seconds :)

Cam's take on The Hulk.

"You won't like me when I'm angry."

Cam's impersonation of a frog.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mad Dog's newest model

Cam's modeling an MDD wearable for Winter 2008/2009 :)

Daycare still sucks; only 2 half hour naps (instead of a 2hr nap) and a half ounce of formula. He gets home tired and hungry, but remarkably NOT cranky - go figure!

The Caminator has a cold

The daycare strikes its first blow; Cam has his first cold. Poor little guy is pretty congested, but no fever. Those bulb things are hard to use when the bulbee is trying to grab it constantly! It also doesn't help that his routine is totally messed up b/c he's not eating or sleeping at daycare :(

After much talking this morning, we decided to have Cam go spend a half day there in the hopes that he'll continue to get used to it, perhaps even eat a little while there, then I'll go get him and have him take a good nap when he gets home. If he's feeling ok this afternoon I'll get the camera out; we got a cute new stuffed doggie that he likes to wrestle with. Its pretty funny but he is a funny kid!! (not biased at ALL :) )

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cam's trying out a new look…

Shades up or shades down…help him decide, vote now! :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Daddy denied!

Kevin and Cam were high-fiving in the kitchen...at least until I got the camera and recorded this dis to daddy ;)

Sunshiny Friday :)

We're having gorgeous Friday here in sunny California, so Cam was hanging outside with mommy while she checked on her newly planted roses bushes. Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Daycare: Day 2

Cam survived another day at daycare. He totally skipped his lunchtime nap, and fell asleep at 2:45 for 25 mins, waking up when I was putting him into his carseat. He also refused to eat while there but he inhaled 4 oz of formula when we got home. Right now he's coming unglued with Kevin due to being super-duper overtired, and hopefully we'll get him down for a nap sometime very soon here. Poor little guy, this is going to take some getting used to for him (and us!!)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

First day at STARS Daycare

Cam is home from his first day at daycare. Well, first half day :) The drop-off went ok, well, no hysterical weeping from mommy at least. Well, not in front of anyone!

He's pretty tuckered out - he woke up at 5:30am this morning and only took a 45 minute nap at 8:30am, then did only a 30 minute nap instead of his usual 2 hours at lunchtime! Just a bit (!!!) off his routine, but after a long late afternoon nap, he's doing well so far tonight. We're going to give him a bath and hang out for a little while. We both missed the little guy today! Photos tomorrow :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Mister Twister

The last 2 nights when Kevin has gone in to get Cam for his 10:30pm bottle, he's found Cam sleeping at a 90° angle to where he started. This wouldn't be a problem if he *fit* on the width of the crib, but he doesn't!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Warning: another cute photo of Cam sleeping :)

I just can't help myself from taking photos while he's sleeping - he's so darn cute! (and quiet :) )

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Finders keepers

We found a cute baby in a pile of laundry today. He was so friendly and happy, we think we'll keep him :)

so far, no adverse effects from the shots yesterday, with the exception he is a bit tired.

Friday, January 11, 2008

4 month checkup - awesome!

We saw Dr. Nave this morning and Cam is doing great. 19lbs, 26.5" long (but we think the nurse was being lazy b/c she just laid him on the measuring guide and didn't stretch him out. We think he's closer to 27"+). Still in the 98th percentile for everything :) He got 4 more shots - boosters of the last batch - and didn't cry for the first two in his right leg but did not like the two in his left leg. He probably knew what was coming and protested. Overall, he did fantastic and is now home resting :)

Four Month Stats

Thursday, January 10, 2008

After the party...

Cam fell asleep in daddy's arms, except for when mommy woke him up with the flash on the camera (it couldn't be helped, he looked freakin' adorable!). He's now sleeping peacefully and mommy and daddy are going to try to stay awake until 10:30 when we wake him up for his nightcap. Sleep well, all...we love ya!

Happy 4 Month-day!

Cam-a-lam-a-ding-dong turned 4 months old today! :) He celebrated by having a dancing party in his bouncy chair in his new puppy dog jammies - size 9 months.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

How *you* doin'?

Cameron practices his "Joey Tribianni" look :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jumpin' Jiminy Crickets!

Its insane how much Cam likes to be bounced on our laps or knees, so we decided to get him a jumper toy so he can bounce around to his heart's content :) Trying to upload a little mp4 video here; be sure to let me know if it works!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Baby legs :)

Cam is pretty big for his age - we're guessing about 20lbs and 27" long (we'll find out for sure at his checkup this coming Friday), so he's been in 6-9 month sized baby clothes for a while and is just about to go into 9 month sizes. These cute pants have a cuff at the bottom but we have to roll the pants up to his knees to find his feet! Either Cam is too short for the average 6-9 month size or manufacturers have no idea that babies have pretty short legs!! :)

Cam fell asleep on his own!

Cam was in his crib while I was putting away laundry and tidying up his room, when I popped out to the living room to chat w/Kevin about the dogs. Cam was happily chattering away to his ice cream truck and after about 5 minutes, I realized it was very quiet in there, so I called out to Cam "aaah ooooh" but he didn't say anything back. BECAUSE HE WAS ASLEEP IN HIS CRIB!!! This has never happened before! Curtain was open, room was bright, but he was zonked out, without mom and dad walking him around or any yelling at all :) Woohooo!!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

7 hours last night!

Just a quick post to share Cam slept 7 hours last night - woohoo!! After our trip to SJ on Dec. 20, he reverted from the 2 nights of 8 hours he did to getting up twice a night and we've been slowly working our way back to this - 7 hours!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! Happy 5th of January to everyone :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Mobile Mania

Cam isn't *quite* as visually stimulated as he was when he was born; he used to stare at stuff and freak himself out. Now he can check things out - lately he's loved to stare at Charlie and Chance if we're all out in the back yard or at ceiling lights (don't ask). So I decided it was time to get him a mobile. :)

I fell in love with this Tiny Love one with cute farm animals - Cam is ok with it; he actually likes the sound that these little disks make on each of the arms that slide back and forth as the mobile moves around. His crib is turning into a playpen, though! He'll wake up from a nap and turn his head to stare at his ice cream truck (thanks favourite cousin Chris!) or his dino and just smile away at them. He's also getting quite adept at turning himself; we'll lay him down the length of the crib for his nap and when he wakes up, he'll manage to turn himself 90° so that he's lying the width of the crib. Weird kid! But we'll keep him :)

(We've got some video of him trying to get his knees under him while on his tummy that is pretty funny - we'll try to upload it this weekend since we'll be home hiding from the rain!)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year :)

Happy New Year to everyone! We had a very low-key evening last night; unfortunately Kevin started feeling blechy at lunchtime and got progressively worse as the afternoon and night wore on. Just a bit of the flu, so he took it easy today and Cam and I had a "Mommy and Me" day.

Cam was in rare form, though; he refused to go down for his morning nap around 9am, and by 10:30, after being up for 3.25 hrs, was heading into meltdown territory. He fell asleep when I fed him at 10:45am and then proceeded to sleep until 2pm! He woke up quite happy at 2pm, and we had a fun 2 hours, until he started to get sleepy again around 4pm and again refused to go down for a nap, so by bathtime at 5:30, he was pretty cranky. He fell asleep while eating after his bath, so we'll see how long he's down for this evening. This is pretty odd that he won't go down for a nap and I hope its not a trend we'll be following in the New Year!

We hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve!