Saturday, March 30, 2013

3 Months / 2 and a half

The past 3 months have to had been the fastest in my life. I seriously cannot believe that our girl is 3 months old! She is getting so BIG and  we are falling more and more in love with her each day! The house truly is sweeter with a baby girl around. Camille weighed 10lbs 11oz at her 2 month check up (which was about a week after she turned 2 months), but we have not had a weight check since then. We graduated her up to 3-6 month clothes on her 3 month "birthday". She can still sit into many of her 0-3 month clothes, but some are too short. She is LONG.
She can roll over from belly to back and does so pretty much any time we have tummy time. She goo's all the time and is very smiley. She is awake and alert most of the day besides a morning nap and an afternoon nap. Thankfully, she takes an afternoon nap the same time as her big brother most days - which mommy really appreciates! Camille still loves to be snuggled and held close and tight. She loves her activity mat and concentrates so hard to get her hand up and bop all of her toys. She is really good at it - better than I remember Anderson being at her age. She is a great nurser - eating every 3 ours during the day, and then doing a long stretch from midnight until anywhere from 4-6am! I cannot believe that I regularly get a 5 or 6 hour stretch! Anderson didn't let me sleep that long until he was like 10 months old! It is an incredible, unexpected blessing! And since I am such a night owl, it really is only waking me up once a night. We love our soft, sweet, snuggle bunny girl! Her sweet goo's and happy shrieks bring a new joy to our house. Seeing her brother love on her multiplies it by 10! Being a family of four is better than we could have imagined!
"I love to roll over"
 I think she looks so big in this one!

Not so thrilled to be getting her picture taken

This one made me laugh... looks like she is gabbing to a friend
Happy girl!

They love each other so much!

Anderson is 2 and a half now! I am AMAZED at how he has grown and matured since his second birthday. His vocabulary and ability to carry on a conversation blow me away daily. Just tonight he was making a joke calling everything at dinner a cookie - we had breakfast and he was calling the sausage a "meat cookie". Then he told Jon his Eggs were all gone and when Jon acted surprised he said "I am just jokin daddy" haha. He is such a little nut. He loves to help me cook. Literally EVERY time I am in the kitchen he pulls a dinning room chair in to be my sous chef. He does a pretty good job too. Anderson is also such a big helper. He is very neat and tidy and picks up is toys so well. One day when picking him up from Sunday School, his teacher said "Anderson is such a good cleaner. He is the only kid that helped clean up and he picked up all the crayons by himself"! So proud of our little man. He has been all about mommy lately, wanting me to hold him - I think this is because of how my time is now divided between two kiddos, but he has been really sweet about it and never acts jealous. He loves pretend play, cooking me breakfast with pretend toys, (he always makes me eggs and coffee). He loves me to play cars and make them have conversations with each other. He LOVES to play games. Uno Moo and Silly Faces are his two favorite "board games" - we play them each at least 3 times a day. He also loves to play domino's and he can totally match them! I was impressed when he picked it up so quickly. One thing that makes me laugh is how much he STILL loves his little push "popper". I really think of it as a baby toy, but he still plays with it daily. I think it is in correlation with his cleaning obsession, because when he is finished playing with it he often parks it with my vacuum - haha. Anderson is seriously the easiest, best toddler that I can imagine. We are so blessed to have such a bright, loving son. Our hearts are overflowing every day!
Here is our silly boy. He has the funniest little personality; keeps us laughing!
Oh yeah, I cannot forget to mention that Anderson peed on the potty for the first time. He sat on the potty one night for 45 minutes because he wanted a "prize" so bad. He cried when he had to get off to go to bed, so the next morning he wanted to get right back on the potty and sat there for another 15 minutes before finally going. He got a small Hot Wheels and was thrilled. Then he had 2 accidents and much to my dismay told me now that he had his prize he didn't want to go to the potty again! My mom tried to get him to go at her house and he said "Ganna, Andersin not do dat stuff" and laughed. So we are back to square 1! Here is the proud boy when he actually had potty success! (Sorry to those of you that may not be interested in seeing toddler pee) 


Sunday, March 3, 2013


Yes, that is right, my 2.5 year old is now officially "Paci-Free". Amen!

It is kind of a funny story.

Anderson bit a HUGE hole in his last paci. I am talking massive dangling piece hole. He didn't so much mind the hole seeing as he mostly chewed his paci anyway. Before bed I literally had to cut the dangling hole off of the paci, so we explained to Anderson that tonight (Friday) would be his last night with his paci, that tomorrow we would throw it away and go get him a small something new to take in bed with him instead. The next day he woke up and I asked him if he remembered what we were going to do today.

He said "frow ayay andersin's paci" I told him that was correct and asked if he was excited, to which he replied "no, andersin's sad".

We let him have his paci for the "last nap" and when he woke up we started getting everything ready to head out, dispose of the paci, and get this new small thing. Once we were almost ready I asked Anderson where we were going to throw away his paci. He said "Andersin aw-yeady did". I said "you already did?" And he replied "yes! See yight here mommy" and sure enough there was his paci in the garbage. I cracked up!

I had surely been dreading this day for a LONG time, and had done everything possible to avoid it... And here my big boy had thrown his beloved paci away all on his own. We began the night with a few tears, but once they subsided he never woke up once. We have now had a successful, tear-free nap and bedtime! I feel like I need one of those "That was easy" buttons. So much dreading over something so anti-climatic. I would be lying if I said I didn't shed a few tear over my big boy laying in is big bed with no paci - where did my tiny baby boy go? But alas, I know that my desire is for him to GROW into a man who loves Jesus and does not suck a paci, so I had a peace about it and was able to pull it together - haha!

Now onto potty training.... AHHH

One of our last paci pictures: