Friday, October 15, 2010

Kamdyn is already 6 months



Ok, I am sooo behind on blogging. Too much to do and to little time...
Kamdyn 6 mo stats:
lenght:28 1/8 inches-95%
weight:19 lbs 1 oz-95%
head circ:16 7/8-70%
She did awesome with her shots, barely cried at all! I was so proud of her, what a tough girl.
She is growing well but too fast!! I want her to slow down a little bit cuz she is my last and I am trying to enjoy all of it! She now rolls over and sits up on her own. She is busy reaching for things everywhere and doesnt hold still for very long now unless she is tired. Then she lays her head on my chest and sucks her thumb. It is so precious...I love those moments. Not real excited about the thumb sucking, but I guess we will just deal with that because she is such a good baby otherwise. She hardly ever crys and is always smiling. She has an adorable smile, she cracks me up all the time. Not yet sleeping through the night consistantly. We had her sleeping through until about 4 in the morning, then we went hunting and totally disrupted that. She now wakes at about 1 and again at 4, gotta work on breaking that soon! No teeth yet, I know all babys grow at their own rate, but Chase and Macey already had teeth at 7 months and Kamdyn has not gotten 1 yet, kinda hoping she gets them soon, I love baby tooth smiles!
Well thats all for Kamdyn right now...I will try and keep better track now! hahahahahaha

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kamdyn- 2 months old


2 months have gone by so fast... already Kamdyn is starting to hold her head up pretty good, and she is cooing and smiling. I love her smiles and when she talks to me...its so wonderful to hear that little voice and know she is happy. She has been fussy for the last month or so and I believe its been colic, but who really knows? It does seem to be getting better thank god.
Kamdyn loves bath time and will just sit there looking at me or her brother or sister and wiggle around in the warm water. She loves to be naked, its so funny..as soon as I take her to the changing table she gets a smile on her face. We sit there at the changing table for 10-15 minutes just talking and letting her air out!
Today was her 2 month check up...so she got her first set of shots. She cried so hard and her whole head turned a reddish-purple (it gets that way when she is really mad!). Then as soon as the shots were done I held her for a bit, put her in the carseat and she conked out. She slept for the next 6 hours or so, only waking up to eat for a few minutes and then falling back asleep.
So here are her 2 month stats:
height:23 1/4-75%
weight:14 lbs 7 oz-100%
head circ:15 cm-26%
chubby baby with a little head I guess!! :)

Coloring competition


Macey loves art...so about a month ago she comes home with a picture to color for a coloring contest that all the schools in Klamath County are participating in. Its a picture of a Western Tanager (bird). She asks Curtis and I what color is this bird?? Curtis and I have no idea so we tell her to get on the internet and pop up pictures of this type of bird to find out, which she does and starts to color. She comes to us about 15-20 minutes later and shows us this bird which she has colored great...but it has a gum wrapper glued to it. Really...a gum wrapper! So we ask her why she has done that, she says that the rules say to make it unique and add glitter or whatever else she wants to, so she added the wrapper and tried to make it a nest! We tell her to take off the gum wrapper and go outside to get pine needles and maybe a pine cone or something like that to add to it. Well its been snowing of course so we tell her to let the needles, branches, etc. dry and we will help her glue it the next day, because we dont want her to put a ton of glue on it. She walks away...15-20 minutes later again she comes back up to us and tells us that the pine needles are not sticking and she put on a lot of glue, but they still wont stick!! Wow...we were so upset with her for not listening to us, so we got in a long conversation about her listening skills etc...I wont bore you with the details but there was some yelling going on. So after all is done, Mace and I are sitting in the kitchen talking and she gets upset again and says I should just throw away the picture because she has ruined it...I tell her no that its not ruined and we will fix it. Well Curtis hears this conversation and comes into the kitchen, grabs the paper and rips it, crinkles it up and throws it in the garbage! Wow the crying really started then, he says to her "well didnt you just tell your mom to throw it away?" she says "yes, but I knew she wouldnt!"...uh oh! Little later Macey decides she will just ask her teacher for a new one. The next day she comes home from school and tells us the teacher has no more, they only give enough for each kid.
Well, luckily Curtis was feeling terrible about throwing away the picture so he took it out of the garbage without telling anyone the night before...so we tape it and try to smooth the wrinkles out of it, glue the pine needles and sticks to it so she can turn it in.
Today she comes home with a gardening gift basket and a ribbon for 3rd place in the 3rd-5th grade category!!! We will never forget this coloring contest!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Macey Kaelene- May 3rd, 2001


My first born is nine years old...I cant believe that 9 years ago today my beautiful little girl was brought into our world. I still remember hearing "Its a girl" from Dr. Dahle and hearing her cry...she has been such an easy girl since then. She just has a great temperment and doesnt complain a whole lot. She always wants to do the right thing and help people out. I dont know how many times a teacher, parent of a friend, or coach has come up to me to say what a wonderful girl I have and how she helped out in one way or another, or how she is such a talker!! OMG that girl can tell a story like nobodys business, and the details she gives to all her stories make them VERY long...I love when I get to hear a good Macey story, too often I am too busy and have to many things going on, but when I really listen to her I find she has a lot of great things to say. She is so much like her Dad that way because he can tell a story too!! She helps me so much every day to take care of things that need to be done around the house or to help with her brother or sister, I truely dont know what I would do without her. I love this day so that we can celebrate her for being the wonderful, beautiful, kind girl she is, inside and out.

I hate running behind...but I always am.

Today did not start out good. I don't like to yell at my kids ever, but sometimes I get so frusterated that I do. The morning starts out fine at first, Im in a good mood but as time ticks along it gets busier and busier and we start running late...Macey can't find her uniform top for softball because her room is a disaster area, I need to wash it today because she has a game tonight, Chase doesnt want to get up because he is a sleepy head, so I have to spend alot of time convincing him to wake up and get dressed school, and to top it all off Kamdyn is bawling. See, she is kinda getting used to nursing to go to sleep so when she is tired there is nothing I can do except nurse her and I dont want to get in that habit!! So I let her cry and it breaks my heart!!! I got through the morning though, with a little yelling... :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time flys



Wow...its been a long time since my last post and sadly I have very little to report! I've just been hanging out at home with Kamdyn and taking care of my beautiful kiddos. Curtis left on Sunday for San Antonio, Tx. His school is 5 weeks but he left 4 days early so he could drive there, so all together I think he will be gone for close to 6 weeks. Im a single mom now and finding it kinda difficult with all 3 kids and all the things we have going on...but we will make it through! :)

Macey is in softball this year, she has played t-ball, but now its on to softball so I am excited for her. Practice two days a week and starting this saturday until June 9th she has 15 games! Busy busy. I havn't gotten to sit at a practice and watch her play yet because of Kamdyn so im looking forward to game time. She has not gotten back into swimming yet because we just dont have the time. I'm sure she will be disappointed about it, especially when the meets start, but it just isnt possible this year. She is doing great in school, the teacher loves her and has nothing negative to say about her. Mace is excited that she gets letter grades next year in the 4th grade! She helps me alot with Kamdyn and Chase, I'm lucky she is here with Curtis being gone.

Chase is playing tball again this year, last year was his first year and he did really well. He is naturally athletic and sports seem to come easily to him, what a lucky boy. His practice's are also 2 days a week, but of course opposite of Macey!! So we are busy Monday through Thursday with their practices. I think 10 games for him. He is struggling a little with his dad being gone...he is definatly pushing me. Its frusterating because I have seen so much progress in him since Kamdyn was born, he was growing up and helping a lot and taking on responsibilities. Now we seem to be sliding backward alittle, so we will see how it pans out in the end! Im sure it will just take a few days to adjust and it will go back to normal. :)

Kamdyn is getting so alert, opening her eyes a lot and looking around. She scowls alot too..haha. She just always has her brow furrowed like she has a lot to think about, its just her way and I think its cute. She smiled for the first time a couple days ago. I was tickling her thighs and she was smiling away, then we had to go get Mace from school so put her in her carseat with a new toy and she was smiling away at that too. So nice to see her in a good mood...I love it. I think she must have colic or something because she is really fussy at night for about 1-3 hours depending on her sleep schedule. She is also fussy at other times during the day...I cant quite figure her out yet. She screams and gets all red faced and crunches up her legs so im sure that its her tummy hurting her, but I dont know whats causing it. I eat such a bland diet now...no dairy and no chocolate cuz I know those hurt her tummy. I dont know what else could be causing her to hurt so bad. She was having issues going potty, but that seems to be getting better now too so im at a loss. I guess I just hope its colic and will end here in 6 weeks or so!! Please!!??

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chase Walker- March 26th, 2005


Chase is 5! Wow how time has flown by...we knew we were having a boy and we were so excited that we would have little boy to add to our family. He was the perfect addition...and I still believe he is. Since day 1 he has been stubborn and strong willed...he always wants it to be his way and he always wants to get in the last word (so much like his daddy!). Wow, this kid has put major spice in our life and I love it. I wouldn't change a thing about him. He makes me laugh daily over his silliness, this kid loves life and it is infectious to everyone around him. Even when he is doing something wrong or is in trouble, you just take one look at him and cant help but not be mad at him...really, its pretty impossible to stay mad! What a lucky boy he is to have that trait because he can cause alot of trouble!! But the most amazing thing about him is that he is so caring toward others...I dont know how many times a day I see him just staring at his baby sister and talking to her. Honestly I was worried about how he would be with a younger sister..he was the baby for almost 5 years, but already it has brought out a softer side to him...he doesnt like it when she cries and tries to help her stop crying...and wow the patience that boy has is unbelievable when it comes to her. I am so proud of him and what a great little boy he is turning out to be...I cant wait to see whats next!!