Friday, July 29, 2011


It has been a very busy week for us in the Floyd household. It seems like this week flew by so fast just because there was so much going on. It was a awesome week filled with great visitors and fun trips out.

Monday was a relaxed day. We hung out at the house and played. Camden kept himself occupied in his little lamb swing which he absolutely loves....and if you wont take my word for it, check the video below

The busyness started with Tuesday. A friend of mine came over to take some pictures of Camden and Grandmom and GG were there to watch. A-Dorable! I think Camden could be a male model...he is really really really ridiculously good looking.

GG said he looked like a chippendale...then she asked where she could put the money...

Go find Whitley Photography on Facebook, like her page and check out her pictures. Jenn is awesome!!!

Wednesday was my PP check up. Everything went great. I'm cleared to go back to everything I was doing before. This means I can finally start training for this half marathon I signed up for in October. Eek! On Wednesday we also got to go visit with Auntie Amber and Mrs. Laura and Thursday we got to have lunch with the old API crew. <3

Last night while I was eating dinner, I swore Camden said "Mama". Jeremy and I actually looked at each other like, "did that just really happen??"....but we figured it was just a silly combination of the noises that came out of his mouth when he was cooing. Regardless, it was awesome, and it made me smile :)

I'm going to preface the next paragraph by saying that I am not bragging, I am only stating the events over the past few days:
There has been a lot of sleep going on in our house...mainly by Camden. He has slept through the night for the majority of the days this past week. Last night he went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 7am. He did not wake up once during the night. ME, on the other hand, I was pretty much up from 4am-6am waiting for him to wake up...didn't happen. I know I have jinxed myself in the past by saying how great he has been doing at night. The difference this time around is that I don't expect it to last. I have a talk with him every night thanking him for the night before. I say something along the lines of..."I just wanted to thank you for last night. I hope that you had a great nights sleep. I don't expect you to sleep through the night, but I really appreciate when you do." Then in the morning I tell him how proud mommy and daddy are of him for how great he is sleeping. Maybe he understands and maybe he doesn't.

Today we are going to visit and have a play date with our cousins Erin, Eoin and Bridgie! Then tonight, Jeremy and I are getting a much needed night out <3

Happy Friday!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fool me once...

Camden has gotten pretty good at doing the exact opposite of the things I think and say. For example, he started sleeping for longer periods of time during the night and it was great! People would ask how he's doing with his sleeping at night and I would sing his praises. "He's doing great...I'm getting great sleep and so is he." A night or two later he would wake up more often and stay up longer during the night. I'm pretty sure these were the nights where I woke up in a panic thinking I had suffocated our child in our bed.....he doesn't even sleep in our room.

The other day I was so pumped because I had become a pro at changing diapers. At this point I was singing my own praises. That same day we had gone through three different outfits before lunchtime because he peed all over them. So much for me being a pro.

I've gotten to the point where I don't like talking about the good things he does because I feel like I'm jinxing myself. Even when I start thinking positive about the way I put him down at night...I try and take that thought back.

Tonight he went to bed at 9pm. I have no thoughts about it, and if you ask me tomorrow how it went, I probably wont tell you. I've decided I'm going to prepare myself for the worst and hope for the best....this way I can't be disappointed.

As the great George W. Bush once said, "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again"

Monday, July 18, 2011

Say goodbye to your little friend

Yesterday we said goodbye to our cat Newman. He was not getting the attention that he deserved with the baby in the house and that was not fair for him. It also wasn't fair for Camden to hear the nasty names I would call Newman when he would misbehave. I would have hated to hear Camden's first words if the cat were to have stayed in the house.

We had rescued Newman about two years ago when he was just a stray baby. We have given him a good home for the past two years and it was now time for him to move on. Thankfully it wasn't a move to the streets or the SPCA. Our good friend Cooper helped us out big time...I now have my sanity back.

Enough about Newman, Camden has been doing pretty well at night. We had a 6 hour stretch of sleep the other night. It hasn't happened since, but it was so glorious. We also take a nap together in the morning. He is my cuddle buddy <3

He has finally conquered the smile and now we are working on the "ooo"ing and "ahhh"ing. He has grown out of a bunch of his newborn clothes and we just upgraded from the newborn diapers. Our little man is getting so big.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Friday was Camden's one month birthday! Doctor's appointment went well....he is already 9lbs 14oz. Yowzer!!! Camden also got to meet Mr. Cooper. Too bad he was being cranky pants...Camden that is.

We had a little cookout on Saturday and Camden got to play with some of his future friends. We had a little photo shoot with the babies...and let me tell you...I have never laughed so hard.

Friday was a big day for Camden, but it was also a big day for me too. Remember those pants from week 32 that I had to put away until further notice? WELL they are back out again and in the rotation :) It feels good again to get back into things I USED to wear.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Parents are SO weird...

I can say this now, being a parent, because it is so true. Every day, when I see Camden, I think about what body part of his I can put in my mouth. I look at his little toes and I just want to nibble on them. I see his tiny hands and I just want to kiss all over them. I look at those chubby little cheeks and I just want to pinch them. What is wrong with us?! And I say us because I know I’m not the only one who feels this way…I’ve heard Jeremy say and do the same weird things to our son…and I’ve also seen him lick Camden’s’ head.
Before you have kids and you hold someone else’s child, the second they cry you want to hand them back. The good thing about other people’s children is that you CAN give them back. Thinking about throw up and baby poop is scary. Don’t even ask me to change your child’s diaper. All of that changes when the child is yours. When Camden cries I want to figure out what is wrong, when he poops I want to change him, and when he pees I just hope that he doesn’t “fire hose” me.  I could watch him sleep for hours.
I drive more cautiously. I cringe when I watch the news. I feel selfish when I have to “pump and dump”.  I no longer have the fears and concerns for myself that I used to have before Camden was born. Now my fears and concerns are for him.
When we were younger and our parents said “when you have kids you’ll understand,” we laughed in their faces…little did we know what it was like to have kids. I now know what Barb meant when she made that comment and I’m already saying that to Camden…like he understands.
Parents are so weird…but being a parent is so cool.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Celebrating Independence

Happy Birthday America!

Yesterday we celebrated the 4th with good food and good friends! Tried to put Camden in the pool but it was kind of hard to do so without a baby bathing suit and swim diapers...we really weren't prepared. 

On the 3rd of July, Jeremy and I celebrated our Independence from the little guy. Camden was able to spend the day with Floyd's who were in town for the weekend. Jeremy and I were able to spend the day with some friends and not have to worry about him every minute. It was nice to have a day to ourselves AND Camden slept for like 4 1/2 hours at a time that night. I'm not sure what they did, but they can babysit anytime they want! :)

Camden has been sleeping in his crib now for the past week...He seems to be doing good and mommy and daddy are getting better sleep. We also made it through the night without the "swaddle" :)

Our little boy is growing up so fast <3