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  • Camden's 8 & 9 Month Update

    I failed at uploading an 8 month update >.< The holidays where INSANE and I never found the time to sit down and write. This update is going to be a combo of 8 & 9 months. 

    Weight: 21.8 lbs

    Length: 30 inches

    Diaper size: 5

    Clothing size: 12-18 months

    Health: We have been pretty lucky so far. Camden had a little cold for a couple days but thats it. 

    Sleep: Our once nearly perfect sleeper is deep into the “8-10 month sleep regression” part of his life. (YAAYYYY! *Sarcasm*) We don’t stick to much of a nap schedule anymore, but we pay attention to when he shows signs of getting sleepy- so in his case, red eyebrows lol. Some days he will nap twice a day for 1 1/2 hours each, and others we are lucky if we get ONE 45 minute the whole day. As a parent, you learn that these naps are KEY to getting things done so this is not a great situation.

    Although his naps have been 70% crap, he still sleeps through the night peacefully and wakes up around his usual time, 6:30-7:30. 

    Diet: 

    Over the last 2 months, Camden has been introduced to a ton of different foods. He’s a huge fan of scrambled eggs, apples, bananas, pears, chicken, potatoes, squash and pasta. As you know we had wanted to practice baby led weaning but sometimes, well… most of the time, things rarely go according to plan with a baby. I ended up making him homemade purees to introduce him to the tastes of different foods. Then, we started giving him puffs and yogurt drops to learn how to use his pinchers to pick up pieces of food and put them in his mouth. He also learned how to manipulate pieces of food in his mouth and swallow. Now, Camden can feed himself and loves it! He prefers to do things himself! 

    Loves: I have a weird kid. He is OBSESSED with The Gilmore Girl’s theme song. He will literally stop what he is doing to listen to it. If he is mid-meltdown and hears it, he will stop crying instantly. Its too funny! 

    He enjoys being around people. He loves to show off his new skills and show how he can clap. 

    He loves eating which is not a surprise since he’s a Moy! He loves puzzles, his lightsabers, his play table, anything that squeaks, mommy and daddy’s phones (so we have to sanitize them every day), Emily and her fluffy tail, books, vintage cartoons, flowers, being outside, swings and playing!

    Dislikes: 

    The kid HATES tuna. Like so much he rubbed it all over his hair so he didn’t have to put it in his mouth. So gross. 

    He gets super upset when we aren’t in the same room. He will play and ignore us but as soon as we leave he loses it! I guess he just loves us soooo much! :p

    This is really weird but he gets crazy if his legs are covered. Every morning I bring him into bed with me to snuggle and for him to have his first bottle- I plop him next to me with all the pillows and bundle him up under the covers with me. He gets so pissed and kicks off the covers EVEN if its cold! Its definitely a Moy thing because Phil can’t stand his legs being hot. 

    Milestones: 

    Over the last 2 months, he has hit so many milestones which makes me one proud mama! With all these milestones came a great deal of disrupted sleep and crankiness but it was so worth it! Camden now has 4 teeth! Sometimes I miss that gummy smile but I can’t tell you how much I love his new little chiclet smile!

    He can now crawl like a pro, go from crawling to sitting upright, pull himself up (sometimes with his teeth which is weird), and walk around by hold on to the edges of furniture. I can’t believe how fast he became mobile and as exhausting as it is to chase after him constantly, I love that he can go from point A to point B all by himself. I can direct him to follow me which saves my back tremendously. 

    I don’t know if this is considered a milestone but he has become so independent! He can play for HOURS by himself. I can tell he already has a wild imagination!  

    Speech: Camden babbles non-stop! I think he legit thinks he’s having conversations with us. I babble back sometimes to amuse him. He can say da-da, ma-ma and ba-ba (for bottle). Once his vocabulary is more developed, I know he is going to be a little chatter box like his mama! 

    Baby Gear Love: 

    Happy Baby Organics Puffs - These have been great for learning how to pick up pieces of food, chew and swallow. Also, these are my secret weapon for getting Camden to sit happy in shopping carts and car rides. 

    Happy Baby Organics Yogis-  Like the puffs these are great for learning how to pick up pieces of food, chew and swallow. These have more sugar so we do not give Camden as many. 

    Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Table- Camden loves this! Its super interactive and diverse. There is a learning option, singing option and even a learn Spanish option. It gets him dancing and learning the concept of pushing buttons to make sounds. 

    Enjoying the warm winter we have been having! 

    Swing Swin with Bunny! 

    One of our favrite things to do is go grocery shopping together. He usually behaves better than all the other shoppers which makes me laugh... every time! 

    Took Camden to the Boat Parade of Lights in Old Town. Out friend took this lovely photo of us. Daddy had to work but we missed him! 

    Mall Santa lol


    Reading Cam The Night Before Christmas  on Christmas Eve

    Merry Christmas from the mountians! 

    Happy New Year from the Moys! This is the best photo we could get of all 4 of us!

    Valentine's Day Romper from Sunshine Baby Clothing! Thank you!

  • Camden's 6 Month Update | Happy Half Birthday

    Weight: 20 lbs

    Length: 29.5 inches

    Diaper size: 4

    Clothing size: 9 - 12 months

    Health: Healthy and happy! 

    Sleep: Our little guy is still a super sleeper but I have noticed a few hiccups in his sleep schedule that coincide with meeting milestones in his development. Camden has been working hard on rolling over and sitting up and both developmental peeks have resulted in fussy nights. They only last for a few nights, thank goodness! The worst was just a few nights ago. Camden started rolling over from back to tummy in his crib, and he would get stuck. He hadn’t figured out how flip over on his back, and got crazy frustrated. A few times, I would go into his nursery and help him (after waiting about 10 minutes for him to try and nail it himself), but eventually he found comfort in sleeping on his belly. 

    Diet: We started introducing Camden to a few solids foods this month. He has been showing interest in what we are eating so we thought we would give him the chance to explore. We have given him sweet potato and banana… both of which ended up everywhere except for in his mouth. I love watching him play with his food and figuring out what he is supposed to do with it. A few times, small pieces found their way to his mouth but he was NOT having it and spit them out. I think he is just nosey about what we are eating and wants to be apart of it, but not quite ready. 

    Loves: Being held, being social, parks, coffee dates, walks, being tickled, being read to, bath time, Emily (♥), grandma and grandpa, sucking his thumb, Alkaline Trio (got that from Phil), girls (not thrilled, but whatever), other babies, nap time.

    Dislikes: The kid HATES being alone. I mean, I get it, Mom and Dad are pretty cool but he definitely has separation anxiety. So, I am working on teaching him that being independent is ok, and Mom and Dad are always near by. 

    Milestones: Camden has hit so many milestones this month. He can roll over, he can sit up on his own and he has started saying “da-da”. 

    He is such a wiggle worm and we literally can’t take our eyes off him even for a minute, he will end up on the other side of the room. I think it may be time to get a baby jail.. I mean, play yard for him. :p

    Speech: If he is not sleeping or eating, he is talking. He talks to his hands, to his feet, to his toys, to Emily, to Mommy and Daddy. He is just full of stories. He has been saying “da-da” a lot lately which is SOOOOOOO cute!!!!!! He has the sweetest little voice, I can’t get enough of it. 

    ♥HALF BIRTHDAY PHOTOSHOOT!♥

    DIY pipe-cleaner crown (tutorial). Onesie: Whistle & Flute | Skeleton Bear: Caters 

    THANK YOU Mermapillar for the Panda Pillow! 

    Snug as a Bug Clothes outfit. THANK YOU! We are so happy it finally fits him! 

    Printing memories using my Polaroid Zip Printer! (THANKS, Polaroid

    We love out kitty care package from Whistle & Flute!! THANK YOU!

    New Lily Jade diaper bag! WE HEART THIS BAG! Read my full review THANK YOU Lily Jade!! 

    Pretty baby is ready for Halloween! Skeleton PJs: OshKosh

    Camden LOVES Chesty! Pants: Zara | Top: Likely Baby

    Family days are the best days! Hat: Target

    Chilly fall days! One-piece sweat outfit: Carters | Hat & Shoes: Marshalls 

    First time sitting up for more than 3 seconds! GO CAM!!! Pj's and socks: Carters 

    Playing with sweet potato 

    Meeting his great grandma!

  • Camden's 5 Month Update + Welcome to the World, Cousin Parker Mitchell Yates!

    Weight: 17.5 lbs

    Length: 28.5 inches

    Diaper size: 3

    Clothing size: 6 - 9 months

    Health: Health is all good. Camden had his shots a couple of weeks ago and took them like a champ! He cried, of course but I think mommy and daddy cuddles soothed him back to being happy and giggly. 

    Sleep: He has been sleeping well for the most part. There was about a week where he would fuss like crazy when putting him down and would cry until one of us came in to hug him. Although there are no visible teeth poking through yet, I know his gums are bothering him. All the cuddles he wants and needs! 

    We are gearing up to start nap training him in his crib, again… should be fun.. 

    Last month, we started weaning him off of being swaddled by freeing one arm.  It did not bother him one bit. We took the other arm out and it took him a few nights to get used to it. Glad he grew out of the startle reflex phase!

    Diet: Diet is the same. Breastmilk, formula and diluted apple juice to help to poos. We let him play around with a soft cooked sweet potato. He loved mushing it around in his fingers. Cute to watch, not cute to clean. We are going to start baby-led weaning next month. I am super excited! BRING ON THE MESS, CAM!! Note to self- buy a splat matt! 

    Loves: When we sing Itsy Bitsy Spider, picnics in the park, apple juice, cheek kisses, bath time (WOW, right?!?), lavender lotion, people watching, Emily, getting his photo taken, music, tickles and his jumperoo.

    Dislikes: Well, we can no longer complain about Camden hating bath time! He absolutely LOVES it now! Thanks to a recommendation from a mom friend, we bought a different bath, that is more like a cushion. He just loves it. He kicks, splashes and giggles the whole time. What a difference! Still hates sitting still, the car and not being the center of attention. 

    Milestones: SOOOO much has changed in the last month. I swear this baby is turning into a proper little boy! He is working on sitting up and can do it on his own for a few minutes at a time before face-planting into the carpet. He is still using his arms between his legs to balance but I have a feeling he won’t be needed them for much longer. He also is just about ready to roll over from back to belly. He squirms and twists but hasn’t quite made it on his own yet. He has started to grab EVERYTHING!!!!!!! Especially table clothes with plates of hot food on them… no bueno! 

    Speech: He chit chats away all day long. He even started this high-pitched squeal that is quite ear piercing. 

    Baby Gear Love:

    Leachco Safer Bather Infant Bath Pad

    Earth’s Best Diapers 

    Proper Boy! Cardigan: H&M | Hat: Target | Jeans: Target | Docs: Dr. Marten Store 

    Punk Rocker! Shirt: DIY | Harem Pants: Rad Lads Apparel 

    Farm Boy! Hat: Target | Pants & Vest:Beautiful Idiot Clothing THANK YOU!! 

    THANK YOU to our friends in the UK, for sending Camden this beautiful pair of baby blue Moccs - MoccStars

    THANK YOU to our friends on the other side of the world, in Australia, for the care package of rad batman leggings and dribble bib! Mickey Rose  | Shirt from American Apparel. 

    ♡Camden met his G. Uncle Rick, Uncle Chad & Aunt Maria for the first time.

    WELCOME TO THE WORLD Parker Mitchell Yates!!! Camden and his cousin are almost exactly 5 months apart! 

  • 31 & 32 Week Pregnancy Update Plus Gifts from Living Royal Sock Company and Stitched Up Apparel Baby Boutique

    How far along? 32 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: 130lbs 

    Maternity clothes: I cracked! I had to buy larger maternity pantaloons to house these big old hips and actual maternity shirts, my non maternity shirts made me feel like a stuffed sausage. I also had to buy a belly support band.. so basically a bra for my belly. Humph! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Its been ok. I upped my pillow game and now use 3 big pillows. Poor Phil has little to no room left in our bed. Emily has been super clingy lately and forces herself on me every night. She will stand on me and hover until I make room for her to lay directly on my belly. She is such a weirdo. I think she likes baby boys kicks and he likes the vibrations from her purrs. 

    Best moment this week:  Having dinner with family at the mall and laughing for hours because we are all just so ridiculous. Also, we found a pediatrician very close to our house! 

    Miss anything? I miss being comfortable and not having random Braxton hicks contractions which make me instinctually grab my nether regions. -_- 

    Movement: This dude is crazy active! No complaints tho! I love it. 

    Food cravings: a glass of wine and oysters. 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: My back is increasingly sore. But only in one spot, under my right shoulder blade. I've also started crying a lot.  Not because I am sad or anything, its just a weird reaction I have to certain things. I cried in H&R Block during taxes because the old man who was doing our taxes was SO adorable. He reminded me of someone. 

    Belly button in or out? FLAT and if I eat Pho it pushes out a little…. I can see having a convex bully button in my near future! 

    Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring is off, wedding ring is still on. Puffy fingers are mad cute… 

    Happy or moody most of the time: Overwhelmed but happy and excited...

    Looking forward to: Dim freaking sum this weekend!!!! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    32 Weeks

    THANK YOU Living Royal for the adorable socks! Will be adding a few pairs to my hospital bag! They have a HUGE selection of cute socks! Take a look! >here<

    Another lovely package came for "BABY C" (hint hint). How freaking cute is this arrow legging/hat set from Stitched Up Apparel??! This might be little man's going home outfit?! Check out this UK brand's website for some crazy cute baby goodies!! >here<