Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Joy of My Boy

The Joy Of My Boy:
A look back at the first of many years with my little man.
On September 5th 2008 I became:
Your Mommy
Your Caregiver
Your Playmate
Your Best Friend
Your Personal Butt Wiper
Whole
On September 5th 2008 You became:
My World
My Heart
The thing I look forward to seeing
My reason to wake up in the morning
My little Oogie Boogie
Those sleepless nights checking to see if you were still breathing.
The multitudes of dirty diapers.
The hundreds of dollars spent on diapers and formula.
The loads of laundry to wash off the spit up and "accidents"
Were all worth it and more when I saw you:
Roll over the first time
Sit up on your own
Drag yourself around the house :)
Look at me and recognize me
Reach for me
Cry for me
Pull yourself up and look to me because you were so proud
Give your puppy kisses
Things I taught you:
To crawl
To wave
To laugh
To play
To blow raspberries
Things you taught me:
To be 100% Selfless
To be a night owl
To always "point it downward"
To be someone I didn't know existed inside me
That a smile can make anything better.
How is it that you can send me into peals of laughter with your growl?
How do you melt my heart with your giggle?
How do you make a full out scream look cute?
How do I deal with my baby growing up?
How do I put into words just how much you mean to me, and how you have changed my life?
I want to thank you,
For blessing me with your presence
For the sloppy, slobbery kisses that I love so much
For snuggling into my chest when you are upset, tired or don't feel very good
For making "mama" your first word
For spending your days with me enjoying simple things like hide and seek and tickling
For being the absolute miracle that you are and giving me a purpose
For showing me how wonderful the world can be when you see it through your child's eyes.
Happy Birthday, I Love You
My Cameron, My Son
You will not always be a baby, But you will always be MY baby.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What a week.....

I have had one whirlwind of a week. I drove up to Midland on Friday to be with my friend Mauria who was expecting her baby. We walked around the mall to try to get her contractions going, because the hospital kept telling her she wasn't "really" in labor. But she was! I knew she was! Keith drove up Friday night to be there when the baby was born, as Mike and Mauria asked Keith and I to be Kaylee's godparents. Saturday we all went to lunch for Mauria's "last meal" before she was put in the hospital. We then went to do more walking which caused the contrax to increase. Mauria was admitted and Kaylee was born at 8:50am Sunday August 9th, 2009.

Melissa was supposed to go in Tuesday to have her c-section but the hospital told her that she couldn't have the c-section yet, they pushed it off until next Wednesday, so it looks like I will have to make another trip up to Midland next week to see little Ashton born.

On top of that, an old friend of our's dad passed away this weekend. He was a pilot and his plane crashed over the weekend. It was a huge surprise and a very tragic loss. So today, Melissa and I went to the viewing and paid our respects. I wish I could have done more.

Cameron has learned to bite....Not my favorite thing in the world. Today he was mad at me and went to bite my foot. I quickly moved it out of the way and his mouth hit the floor. His tooth which has been getting close got a more aggresive push.....

Keith was sent to California yesterday for business. He will be back in a few days.

And this afternoon after all this, I was driving home from Midland when I remembered. Today is Keith and my 3rd wedding anniversary. How can I forget my own anniversary? There was just so many things going on. And Keith being a couple thousand miles away.... Ho-Hum. Pity party.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

11 Months old!!!

Yesterday my little boy turned 11 months old.... I have only a few short weeks until his 1st birthday. (which his party is on the same day!!) I just sent out the invitations so let me know if y'all don't get one in the next week or so.

He is getting so big! He is standing and pulling up on the furniture and walking around on the furniture. He walks with me as long as I am holding his hands. I can't believe that it won't be long now and he will be walking on his own. He loves to eat anything we will give him and he is so silly! He blows raspberries and laughs at himself. He loves to crawl all over Molly and chase her around the room. My little boy is growing up so fast!!!!!

Mommy on the other hand has been very busy.... I have spent the last week or so either in Midland or in bed. My friend Mauria is currently fighting off the labor of Keith and my little goddaughter Kaylee. Melissa looks like she will be going in on Tuesday for her c-section. My best guess is, we will have 2 new babies by Thursday at the latest....

On Friday Mauria and I went to go see "The Ugly Truth" and I was taking a bite of popcorn when my molar shattered. Yuk!! I went to the dentist on Monday and found out that either I would have to have a root canal and a crown OR just yank the dang thing out. Well, since the cost of the root canal and crown was ridiculous and the pulling was only $20. I went with yanking. OUCH! I am still recovering.

My weight loss has stalled at about 35 lbs right now. Between my gym closing, being on the road in Midland, and the tooth issue, I have been having trouble getting together. But as soon as this is all over, I will be hitting the gym again and getting back up on that horse!!!

We are also having issues with our rental house at the moment. We love the house but the landlord has gotten very intent on selling it and has been showing it frequently. We will keep everyone updated on whether or not we will have to move again. If we do we will DEFINITELY find a house that has at least a year lease and is not currently for sale! We want a stable place to raise our family!

I am just in a talkative mood today! We took Cameron to the Renaissance festival a few weeks ago and he was a hit with the ladies. What a flirt he was. The queen couldn't get enough of him! I will post pictures of that soon.

We are doing a Cat in the Hat/Dr. Seuss theme for the birthday party. Cameron absolutely loves everything to do with them. Unfortunately we only have the lorax and green eggs and ham and a Cat in the Hat stuffed animal. We haven't been able to find anything else! I can't believe how difficult it is to find any of it. I have even looked on craigslist and found a couple of items on ebay (A halloween costume too! He will be Cat in the Hat for Halloween!!) Whenever he sees the Cat in the Hat he either says "Cat" or "Kitty" It is really too cute.

Well I am sorry it has taken me so long to update but hopefully this overly long post will make up for that! Hope everyone has a good day. Cameron and I will be coming into Midland this weekend to be there when Kaylee and Ashton are born! Let us know if you want to see us!

Erin