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  • Camden's 10 & 11 Month Update

    Weight: 23.5lbs

    Length: 32 inches

    Diaper size: 5

    Clothing size: 12-18 months

    Health: I don’t want to jinx it, but Camden has been extremely lucky with his health. Nothing more than a mini cold when he was a newborn. 

    Sleep: Cam is still taking 2 naps a day. His first nap is almost always a guarantee, while his second nap sometimes gets skipped (his decision, not ours). Occasionally he will take micro naps in his stroller or the car, which I don’t love, but sleep is sleep. Sometimes when he wakes up from a nap he is anxious and upset. He will scream and cry and can take up to 20 minutes to calm him down. I asked his doctor about it and she thought it might be because of bad dreams. I hate seeing him so upset so I started brining him a cracker and a sippy cup of water after his naps. For some reason this cured his nap terrors!   

    He is still sleeping through the night but for about a week he was waking up at 5:30am for cuddles. 

    Diet: The kid loves his food! Especially blueberries! He could eat all the blueberries in the world and still want more. They are his absolute favorite (which is funny because I craved blueberries while I was pregnant and ate them all the time)! He also loves grapes, bread, waffles, scrambled eggs, fruit smoothies, pasta, tuna sandwiches, crackers and yogurt. He gets picky with veggies so we try and hide them in pasta and smoothies. I’ve noticed that textures sometimes bother him… just like his daddy! 

    Loves: We recently learned how much Camden loves the water! While visiting family in Florida, we took Cam to the beach for the first time! He was not scared of the water or the waves at all. He actually crawled into the waves with a huge smile on his face. He was totally in his element! We also went swimming in a pool for the first time. He loves that too! The water was cold but my little fish-baby didn’t mind, he was busy splashing and kicking! We have a rec center and a water park down the street so we will be spending all summer in the water! 

    Dislikes: He’s been in an anti-stroller phase the last few weeks. He prefers to be carried. I loooove carrying him but he is SO heavy!!! So thank goodness for our Ergo carrier and our Sakura Bloom ring sling! 

    Milestones: He’s a pro-crawler at this point and is so quick, I can barely keep up. He has been practicing standing on his own and even took a couple steps today! He wants to walk so bad and his determination is SO sweet. He is def an Aries!  

    He can eat like a big boy and since he has SIX TEETH (he worked hard for those teeth), he can actually chew his food. We have felt more comfortable giving a more of a variety of food now, instead of purely soft bites. 

    His independence makes me really proud. Each month that passes the more and more he becomes content with toys (or garbage like bottles, boxes etc.) and less dependent on me having to sit right next to him. As much as I LOVE feeling needed its nice to see my little guy self sooth, play and dance on his own. It also allows me to get things done! 

    Cam is also aware of so much more these days! He points to things he wants, waves to friends and claps when he he feels proud. 

    Speech: He talks literally all day long and I LOVE it! What is he talking about?? No clue, but there will be a ma-ma, da-da or ba-ba every couple of minutes. He is starting to mimic tones and syllables with babbles which is super cute! 

    Baby Gear Love: 

    Lotus Travel Crib (this SAVED us while traveling! It’s super easy to set up and its small enough to travel with!) 

    Camden's first snow storm! 

    Baby models for Sunshine Baby Clothing! Thank you for the adorable rompers! 

    Gung Hay Fat Choy! Celebrating The Chinese New Year!

    Camden sent Valentine's (via email) to his "fans". Over 150 emails were sent to lovley ladies all over the world. <3 

    Little Valentine's gifts for my babe

    Like mother like son! haha! 

    A friend hand-made this bear rug for Camden and gave it to us for our shower. He LOVES it! 

    Started using a new line of dye and changed my color a bit. Arctic Fox Hair Color is a vegan and cruelty free brand that also donates 15% of their proceeds to help animals! You can achieve this color by mixing mostly WRATH, some PURPLE RAIN and a little bit of POISON. Diluted with ARCTIC MIST. My color has lasted for almost a month now! Its still vibrant and feels super healthy. I HIGHLY recommend this brand! BUY HERE<<

    +Momcore+ if I was a shirt, this would be it!  (top and teething necklace by Dotted J 

    "That Hair Though" top by Friday Apparel 

    "My Hairdo is Called: I Have Kids" top by The Trendy Pair

    ++Florida Vacation Photos++

    First plane ride! 

    Hello from Ft. Myers Beach! 

    Loving the water! Crawling through the waves! 

    Beach hangs with his cousin Parker and Uncle Stevie!

    A sweet family photo <3

    Great Grandma and Grandpa <3 We love them so so much! 

    Good looking boys! Sakura Bloom ring sling.

    Hi Dino! 

    What is going on back there??

    Little fish baby!

  • Camden's 1 Month Update

    1 Month 

    Weight: 8.5lbs

    Length: 22.2

    Diaper size: Newborn

    Clothing size: Newborn

    Health: Camden is packing on the pounds and is in perfect health. All of the estrogen still in his system has caused baby acne and hair loss. But thats OK. His skin will clear up and his hair will grow back.. So Patrick Stewart won’t be his doppelganger forever LOL >.< All babies have gas, but Camden seems exceptionally gassy to where it is a little painful. We pump his legs and give him little tummy massages to help.

    Sleep: This kid loves to sleep, and will sleep ANYWHERE! His favorite cat nap spots are- the stroller/car seat (LOVES car rides, he passes right out), in his ring sling, in his bouncer and in his swing. The first few weeks Camden slept in our room so I could feed him every couple of hours but he grew to HATE his bassinet so we opted to try letting him sleep in his nursery. This was a much more successful sleeping arrangement for all, and by 4 weeks old, he only woke up twice during the night for feedings. 

    Diet: Camden latched right away so we have began our breastfeeding journey. My milk came in a few days after we brought him home. Its been a painful process but we are thankful for the ability. 

    Loves: Sleeping, ceiling fans, going on walks, the garden center at Home Depot, music, cheek tickles.

    Dislikes: Baths, his bassinet, tummy time.

    Milestones: Can lift his head up for a few minutes at a time, can sleep for 6 hours straight at night. 

    Speech: Not much going on in the speech department. He mostly makes sucking noises and burps lol

    Baby Gear Love:

    Halo sleep sack

    Conner sound machine

    Sakura Bloom ring sling

    Boppy

    aden + anais swaddle blankets

    THANK YOU SungAsaBugClothes for the adorabe mint teepee outfit, made with organic cotton! 


    THANK YOU Likely Baby Story for the adorable shirts and onesie! We can't wait for them to for Camden! 

    Gorgeous collection of handmade candles for the house from @woodscreekcandles. So insanely fragrant and perfect! *baby toes, coconut lime verbena, blooming plumeria, fresh picked stargazer lily, lilacs in full bloom, rose pedal, Aruba coconut, strawberries and cream and orange chiffon cake* http://www.woodscreekcandles.flyingcart.com/ Perfect for covering up baby the smell of baby poop that takes over!

    A couple of days old. Hat/Bib: H&M | Leggings: Target | Hoodie: Carters

    Newborn shoot SW themed, Obv. 

    Baby C cozy in his Sakura Bloom ring sling with daddy.

    2 week appointment 

    Mama loves you SOOOO much! 

  • The "Can't Live Without" List - Surviving the First 2 Months of Parenthood

    Being a parent is not a piece of cake! It can be overwhelming, tiring, frustrating and HARD (but don't forget about wonderful and amazing)! How could such a tiny, cute mini human be so loud, demanding and bossy!!? Phil and I spent the first two months of Camden's life figuring out ways to make our new life with a baby as fun and relaxing as possible for him as well as us! This is my "Can't live without" list! 

    Boppy 

    Makes nursing comfortable for you and baby. You can also use it for propping your baby up at 2 months, tummy time at 6 months and support for when your little learns to sit up. 

    Sakura Bloom Baby Sling 

    We are huuuuge fans of baby wearing! The Sakura Bloom ring sling is so perfect! Easy to use, not bulky and even looks rad on dad! <3 

    ergo baby Original Carrier 

    Another way to wear your baby. Camden loves his ergo carrier!

    Conair Sound Machine 

    Camden was born with music playing so naturally soothing background noise puts him right to sleep. Even when he wakes up during his sleep cycles, this sound machine keeps him relaxed makes it easy for him to fall right back into a deep comfy sleep.

    HALO SleepSack Swaddle

    Phil and I are terrible swaddlers! Have a couple of these on hand so baby can sleep safely and comfortably.

    aden + anais swaddle blankets 

    Favorite band of swaddle blankets. The quality is wonderful and the fabric is soft and airy! Not just for swaddling (which we suck at) but can also be used as burp cloths, nursing and stroller covers, portable cot sheets, stroller and car seat liners, tummy time blankets and change table covers.

    Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard Bottles

    Reduces Colic, Spit-Up, Burping & Gas

    Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump Starter Set

    Free through insurance!! Best pump! So easy to use and not super noisy!

    Woods Creek Candles

    To mask the farts and poops that will flood your house! Woods Creek Candles are my favorite. They are super scented and lovely.

    Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'N Swing

    A GODSENT!! I can put this child in his swing and he will sleep for hours! Phil and I can enjoy peaceful dinners together, watch movies, clean the house, make dinner, shower… all those things you never thought you would be able to do with a new baby!


    Bribble Bibs/Bandana Bibs 

    Traditional bibs DO NOT GO WITH OUTFITS! Ew! They look so messy! But these do! No more spit-up covered clothes!

    This is in no way a "parenting post". These are little tips and tricks that work for our family.