Saturday, February 28, 2009

Campbell goes vertical!!

Campbell sat on her own, played with her toys, then promptly fell over... all on my watch! I guess I was so excited I forgot it was my job to make sure she didn't face plant. Oh and don't worry, there was an audience there to make note of my new mom mistake. It just happened that Campbell's grandma, Aunt Cheryle, and Nathan were all over just in time to witness Campbell's new trick. But, it gets better, Jon captured the entire scene with the camera.

Sitting for the first time:

I picked her up too fast for Jon to catch a picture of her face first on the floor:

Campbell seems to be a very forgiving baby. She quickly recovered and continued playing. If you look really close you can see the red mark on her forehead!

Campbell also got to meet her aunt Cheryle. She sure does love meeting new people, especially family members!

This past month has been a busy one. Campbell has started to enjoy a little solid food. I'm not in too big of a hurry for her to be eating "big kid" food. So far she really likes sweet potatoes, but is not too sure about avocado.

Our weekends have definitely changed since having Campbell. As someone who used to hate staying at home on Friday and Saturday night, and wanted to be on the go all the time, I am really surprised at how much I love staying at home. There is never a dull moment around our house!

Basketball season has come to an end. I think Campbell is going to miss cheerleading practice and the games.
Here is Campbell with some of my favorite ladies!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentines day!!

Campbell turned four months this week which meant she had her four month check up. She is turning into a pretty chubby baby. She weighed in at 14.7 pounds, that is the 76% percentile! She is also 24 and half inches tall, (65% percentile). She is growing so fast she is about to exceed the weight limit on her bassinet. That means she has to start sleeping in her crib, in her own room. I am not sure I am ready for that. Everyday she seems to gain a little more independence. While it is really exciting to watch her start to make decisions, a part of me is really sad that our baby is growing up so fast. She has even started to insist on holding her own bottle.

The doctor also gave us the go ahead to try some solid foods. Judging by how things have been going I am sure Campbell is really going to enjoy food. Before Campbell was sick she was the best sleeping baby in town. When she was sick she would wake up often throughout the night. This has continued even though she is feeling better. We talked to the doctor about this and she urged us to not encourage bad habits, and let her learn to put her self back to sleep (as long as nothing is wrong.) Fortunately Jon didn't sell me out because I have been picking her up right away and letting her sleep in our bed after she wakes up! I am sure a time will come when I will really want her to sleep in her own bed all night, but for right now I am choosing to ignore the doctor's advice, hopefully I don't regret this decision! But really, who could say no to this cute little face!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Baby's First Cold

Campbell has a cold, and it's a whopper! That's right, another milestone. It started out as a runny nose, then a cough, then a fever. Friday night I checked her temperature.. 102!! Jon wasn't home yet so I called my mom to ask what to do, fought off the urge to rush her to the emergency room, and gave her some Tylenol. Within 30 minutes it had gone down. The next morning we woke to a screaming baby. This never happens, Campbell always wakes up happy. Her fever had returned and did not respond to Tylenol.

Jon called her doctor who was familiar with this cold since I had already called about it earlier in the week. They gave us an appointment at 2:45, (it was 9:00)!! We spent most of the day holding her and trying to get her to eat. We both knew something was wrong, our happy smiley baby was miserable.

The doctor looked at Campbell for a few minutes and told us we needed to take her to the emergency room. My eyes filled with tears as she listed the tests she would need; a chest x-ray, her blood drawn, an antibiotic shot, a breathing treatment, and possibly a urine sample.
After spending the day at the hospital we were sent home with a pneumonia diagnosis, antibiotics, and an inhaler. Fortunately her oxygen levels were ok so they did not have to admit her. We both took a sick day on Monday so we could stay home with her. She still has a runny nose but her cough is gone.
It took a while but our happy baby is back!