β€’Cam- 2 Years Oldβ€’

I know I’m overdue on an update on Cam, but life with kids and in ministry is always busy and when I have down time I want to spend it with Tim and the kiddos.

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But this is an update on our TWO YEAR OLD little boy! Did I really just say that? How it possible that 2 years have already flown by with him?

He’s our little ball of energy and I’m sure most 2 year olds are! Cam is our “Mr. Personality” as I like to call him. When he walks into a room, rides in a grocery cart, or sees anyone he tells them “Heyyy!” Or “Byeee!” with a huge smile across his sweet face. He loves people and playing with all the big kids! He’s also quick to give high fives and fist bumps to anyone who’s willing to receive them. He loves to make us laugh and is the king on making his little sister laugh when no one else can.

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He also ALL BOY! He’s rough and likes to wrestle with me and his Daddy. He loves all things cars, trucks, trains, and anything else with wheels! He loves to “race” and “run” around the house and down the hallway with us!

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He is learning so much and is SO smart! He’s smarter than we give him credit for too. He knows all his primary colors and recognizes the difference between letters and numbers. He can say his name but refuses to the majority of the time. He also says it with a British accent so that’s pretty funny!

He still has a deep love for Toy Story and I’m guessing he always will at this point. Ha! Cam also enjoys watching Cars, Planes, Mickey Mouse, and Winnie the Pooh currently.

As far as his growth, this kid is going to be so tall and have ginormous feet!! His head circumference was greater than 99% at his 2 year checkup. He has LOTS of brains!! And he was in the 90-something percentiles for weight and height. He wears a 10-10.5 size shoe! You guys..we cannot keep the boy in shoes! He wears 2T-3T clothes now.

We are so thankful that God blessed us with silly and sweet son of ours!

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Cam- {10 Months}

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Of course I’m late on posting my blog again for you folks. But what else can you expect from a busy, on-the-go 10 month old?! And boy, am I a busy boy!!

I am on the move and have to busy moving and going somewhere!! I also have {7} teeth now!! I am going to town on some food these days! I am talking A LOT these past few weeks. And when I talk, I talk with my hands for the most part. I guess I picked it up from Daddy and Mommy and how they talk with their hands when they are not holding me.

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This month I learned a lot about softball because we spent 2 days cheering on the girls at the AHSSA championship games! I cheered and clapped and cheered and clapped and in between all of that I took naps even with the noisy fans going on and on! Mom and Dad said I was MVP again. I’m looking forward to being the girls ball boy next year. πŸ™‚

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Mother’s Day also happened this month and Dad and I got Mommy some chacos she was wanting and some pretty sweet cards. I picked my card out for Mommy and I kinda got it for me too because it has Mickey Mouse on it and he is my favorite these days. I love watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

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Some of my favorite foods this month are: strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, spaghetti, and chicken. Things I enjoy doing: reading books. climbing stairs, crawling, standing, playing with the youth group {especially the girls}, watching sports live or on TV, and still watching Toy Story 3.

Well, only a little longer until I turn {1} YEAR OLD! Do not tell Mommy though because she’s liable to break into tears about that subject. πŸ˜‰

Grace & Peace- Cam

{Cam- 9 Months}

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Time is flying these days or at least that’s what Mom and Dad are saying a lot. I listen to them most of the time. The rest of the time I’m not listening to them I am hearing them but still choose to do the thing I want to do but am not necessarily supposed to be doing. I am trying to learn my boundaries around this place and see what buttons I can push, literally.

I am still hearing “no-no” a lot. I am pulling up and standing more and more each day. I am still a fan of opening drawers and pulling things off shelves. I can crawl at a super fast speed if I am in a hurry to get somewhere. I am standing for a few more seconds without holding onto anything. Mom says I am just getting way too big for her liking. But I’m like, ” Mom, c’mon I can’t stay little forever!”

I can make all kinds of sounds, but I am still not saying “Mama”. You could say that I’m saving that one up for a special occasion. (Maybe I will say it to Mom on Mother’s Day as her gift.) I have also started dancing when I hear some music I like. It’s actually more like bouncing up and down, but I got some moves! πŸ™‚

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This month I experienced my 2nd Resurrection Sunday, this being the first outside of the womb. It was a good weekend celebrating Jesus’ life! I had fun at MVBC’s Easter egg hunt. I liked playing with all the plastic eggs I found and seeing the other kids running around and playing.

I have also been going to baseball and softball games to see some different friends of ours from Curry. I love being outside so much so this has been a lot of fun!!

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Ready for swim class!

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Part of our planted garden! I just love being outside!

Lastly, Mom signed me up for a water babies swim class and it was awesome! Two days per week Mom and I got in the water to learn some fun stuff! I learned different cues on how I am supposed to enter the water. I learned how to kick right after I hit the water, splash, and how to close my eyes and mouth when I go underwater!! My teacher said I was an excellent student and I made the parents proud!

Until next time…

{Cam- 8 Months}

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Can you believe that I am 2/3rds of a year old?!? Mom and Dad certainly cannot begin to fathom that these days. I keep telling them that is what I do..I just grow, grow, grow! Sue me! πŸ™‚

I have been able to do a lot of new things these days! I can clap my hands to say “yay!” and when Mom and Dad sing “pat-a-cake”. Mom thinks it is so cool that I have been watching her do it for 7 months now and I can do it myself without being told to clap. I crawl around on my belly and get where I want to go. I also move at lightning speed in my walker these days!

Also, I can say “hey!” and “Dada” and I have even put those two words together. Mom is “patiently” waiting for me to say her name. Looks like she will have to wait just a little longer for that to happen.

I mentioned in my last blog that I would fill you guys in on my trip to Disney. Well, as you all may know I love watching Toy Story 3 in the car while we ride places. (It is supposedly the ONLY way I ride calmly.) I really love Woody and I laugh and smile when he is on the iPad screen. And I got to MEET WOODY in the Magic Kingdom! How cool is that?! Mom and Dad were afraid that I might get scared and cry when I met him, but nope..not me! I told him to “Reach for the sky!” and he did. We gave each other high-fives and he touched my face. We even took a picture together to remember the moment. It was really cool to finally meet him!

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Dad ran a 1/2 marathon the morning of the day we went to Magic Kingdom. He is my hero! He ran 13.1 miles in 3:04..talk about a stud! Mom and Dad said I was the real MVP of the trip, though! I handled Disney and Universal Studios like a boss!

The day after we got back from Disney it snowed like 7 inches at my house! How “cool” is that?! I loved being out in the snow. I liked that cold, wet stuff hitting my face as it was falling from the sky. Dad built a snow man and Mom made snow cream! The snow stuck around for a few days and it was fun while it lasted.

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This month Dad had 2 big events going on for the youth..D-Now and Acts 1:8 Missions weekend. It was fun to see our friends from Abbeville and get to hear some of Dad’s close friends preach.

In other news, Mom says I’m rarely still these days. What can I say..I like to move, woman! I’m also being told “no-no” with a shaking finger a lot, too. I’m a curious boy and like to pull everything down to my level and open drawers and cabinets so I can inspect it. πŸ™‚ Mom has to do a lot of “redirecting my attention” now. I’m just trying to spice up her job as Mom a little.

See ya when I’m 3/4ths of a year old!

Cam- {6 & 7 Months}

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Man, have I been busy or what?! Sorry for not updating you like I was supposed to last month but the parents have kept me super busy here lately with so many activities and fun things to do. Plus, I have gotten my 2 bottom teeth and we all know how much work that takes, right?

Christmas came and it was a lot of fun tearing into gifts and eating tissue and wrapping paper. I would get kinda upset every time Mom would take a piece away from my mouth because I was more concerned about it than the toy/book/clothing that was in it, but I recovered. I have had so many good times already playing with and wearing all my new things everyone got me. I sure am loved by some pretty special folks!

Next on the agenda was the youth winter trip! We had a great time together on that trip in Woodland, GA! Mom and I skipped the Six Flags part of the trip though. They say I’m too little to ride and Mom’s heart and blood pressure cannot handle the rides anymore. So we came home a few hours earlier than everyone else. Dad made it back in time to give Mom a New Year’s kiss, though! As for me…I rang in the new year by sleeping. πŸ™‚

The whole month of January is kind of a blur! Lots of church activities going on and it has only gotten busier since then. As far as the church nursery though, I give all the ladies a hard time on Sunday mornings. I somewhat refuse to nap for them and scream and cry instead. Mom has had to come put me to sleep for them a couple of times or just take me with her wherever she goes. You could say I am attached to her or a Momma’s boy, but she doesn’t mind one little bit. πŸ™‚

Mom and Dad usually keep me in the service each Sunday through the music and then take me to the nursery. I love listening to the music and looking around at everyone. They all say I’m very curious and attentive and I guess those are good things. In the weeks and months to come, I will hopefully stay in the service longer and longer to hear Bro. John preach the good Word! The only reason I don’t stay in longer right now is because I like to “help” Bro. John preach. πŸ˜‰

February has been a good month for me too! I just got back from Disney World this week and I had a blast! I will have to tell you all about it in my next update, though. The week has been the best week ever, basically. It is very unlikely I will ever get a repeat of this week. We came home from Disney World and the next day it snowed about 8 inches! I laughed the whole time we were outside because the snow kept getting me in the face while it was falling!

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Dad and Mom bought me a new carseat and it has been a lot better riding places with them thus far. I can see out the window and out the back glass of the car now. It makes riding more enjoyable as I can see where we are going and I’m not trying to sit up the whole time because I’m already sitting up! The ride to Disney was a lot better than anticipated, but says it is because she praying during my MOTN feedings for me to ride better. πŸ™‚

Some things I am doing now: scooting on my belly in circles and backwards, grabbing all things, sitting up for longer periods of time, and making jungle noises. It sounds like I say “bye-bye” these days, but I don’t think I can claim it as word just yet. My favorite sounds to make are “ba”, “ah”, and squeals!

Things I love: playing with Daddy and Mommy, reading books, playing in the tub, rolling away from Mom and Dad as they try to change my diaper or dress me, watching Toy Story 3 in the car, jumping in my exersaucer, and being in the walker.

Hopefully next month’s update won’t be quite as late, but it is another busy month for us Mathii. πŸ™‚

P.S.- If you want to keep up with me more often, I have an Instagram account with the username: cammathis.

P.P.S- My mom is photographing her first wedding next weekend, so if you are needing a photographer you should check her out because she takes all of my pics. πŸ™‚

{Cam-5 Months}

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I am 5 whole months old! Mom and Dad are starting to wig out a bit because that means I am almost 1/2 year old. Crazy people. Crazy stuff.

My fifth month did not disappoint like the rest of my months in this ole’ world. It was quite eventful as it kicked off 5 days worth of traveling for Thanksgiving week. I made the parents question all kinds of things those 5 days..like ever getting in the car again or having another child. (Ha!) I mentioned in my last post that I truly hate the car seat. And it’s true that I do and I REALLY let them know my feelings on that blasted thing called the car seat. I screamed and screamed and cried and cried most of all of rides in the car that week. What can I say, I like to be home.

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Happy Turkey Day!
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I have to keep my eye on this guy.

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I sure do love my cousin Alexis. And MiMi too!

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Me and Huckabee are tight.

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Me and my two namesakes. They are something else.

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I got a lesson on the piano from Pap.

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Gram likes to sing to me.

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When the riding got bad, I decided to do some driving. (Not really.)

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Five generations strong of the Little’s. (Dad, MiMi, MamMaw, Me, and PawPaw)

I was happy to see family that week, but I was a completely different (and normal again) baby once we arrived back home. But because my crazy parents did all that traveling it really messed up the schedule Mom had me on and I decided to stop sleeping through the night. (Muahahaha!…My evil plan of revenge on them!) I also decided that every time they “thought” it was nap time to throw a grand fit. (Once again..muahahaha!) The parents loved it..not! Getting up one to three times a night for a few weeks was great. I had lots of play time in the bed.

Speaking of beds…my parents decided to not let me sleep in my beloved swing anymore after they caught my legs dangling off the end of it in the middle of the night. Needless to say, this definitely didn’t help my sleeping arrangements. (I also was going through the 4 month sleep regression.) Lots of changes this month. Mom and Dad decided to lay the law down on sleeping on my back/side by placing me in the pack-n-play, but that typically only last a few hours at the most and then I sneak into bed with them because they love their sleep so much and cuddling with me. Word on the street is though that Dad is going to REALLY lay the law down on that and put me back to sleep in the pack-n-play every time I wake up this month. (We shall see how that goes.)

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Me and my BFF, Issac, having some play time. He’s a lot of fun

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I get around pretty good in this thing until I get stuck in a corner.

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Mom thinks I am just the cutest child ever. (And it’s true!)

I got my first cold this month and shared it with Mom. How thoughtful of me, right? I guess I inherited her sinus issues. I have really grown to hate that darn suction bulb. When I see it coming my way, I roll away from her as fast as I can. By the way, I am doing a LOT of rolling over these days. You won’t find me in the same place if you leave the room for 30 seconds. I am learning to pick my legs up and scoot around on my belly. Lifting up this belly of mine is driving kinda hard to do, but when you weigh 18.10 lbs you would find it hard to do too.

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The parents’ friend Ashley took some nice pictures of me for the Christmas card.

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Me and Uncle Ethan..he thinks it’s fun to put his hat on me and I don’t mind.

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Me and my stud of a dad (Mom dresses us nicely)

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I make some pretty cute faces these days.

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Our first Jasper Christmas parade (C’mon Dad..even I can look at the camera!)

I have really grown this month. I went from 17.2 to 18.10 and I’m over 27 inches now. My legs are proving to look like Mom’s..long. I am in size 3 diapers now or medium in cloth diapers. And I am in mostly 9 months clothes now. I am a growing boy for sure.

Things I love at the moment: pat-a-cake, Toy Story, my walker, Mom doing crazy dances, playing and sometimes pulling on Dad’s beard, sweet potatoes, biting shoulders, and of course bath time.

Things I don’t like so much: car seat (given), the evil suction bulb,Β sour peas (Mom calls them sweet peas, but there’s nothing sweet about them), avocado, and being left alone in the room.

See you when I hit the 1/2 year mark, Lord willing.

 

Grace and Peace- Cam

{Cam- 4 Months}

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What’s up 4 months?? Sorry to be fashionably late with my blog post, but I am busy man these days. I’m excited to be 4 months old now, though (closer to 5 months now). I am starting to really let my personality shine these days. And I have to say that I have a pretty awesome one at that! I smile and laugh a lot but I’m starting to become a little more stingy with those things. If you want a smile or laugh out of me you have to work for it.
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This month was another big one, but month 5 is going to be the biggest yet due to Thanksgiving and Christmas. (More on that next blog)
I am now 17.2 lbs and 25.75 inches long with my head measuring 45 cm. If you’re wondering what that means for me..it means I am one big ole’ boy and I’m proud of it! I am in the 80th percentile for weight, 60th percentile for height, and 95th percentile for my head measurement! The doctor has re-measured my head after the nurse did the initial measurement at my last two appointments. They say I have a “Mathis head”, but Mom says that I have a lot of brains and am the next genius! πŸ™‚
Some things that happened this past month are: me dressing up as a duck for the fall festival, going on my first trip with Dad and the youth for missions weekend, Gram and Pap visiting, PawPaw and Candi visiting, MawMaw and Grandpa Russell visiting too, and eating rice cereal, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and apples for the first time! I told you it was a big month!
These pictures document those things mentioned above.
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Silly Dad wearing my costume because it was too hot to keep on!
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Staying occupied while Mom took pictures of the youth working
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Meet Mr. Chuck..we have the same hairstyle! πŸ™‚
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Those youth girls sure are good at making me smile. πŸ™‚
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Gram and Pap sharing some love with me!
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Silly PawPaw was trying to get me to say his name. πŸ™‚
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I felt so comfortable with Candi, I spit up on every outfit she had. πŸ™‚
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MawMaw got to meet me for the first time!
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I may look like I don’t like sweet potatoes, but I LOVE them and I’m just sleepy here.
Some things that I love lately are: playing pat-a-cake, Mom running with me in the stroller, being outside, playing with Mom and Dad, taking a bath, and being in just my diaper.
Some things I dislike: THE CAR SEAT, THE CAR SEAT, and THE CAR SEAT!
Did I mention that I don’t like the car seat? If not, I really don’t like my car seat. Like I said earlier, I will mention more above traveling for the holidays in my next blog.
I pushed Mom on the verge of tears when we traveled alone to Abbeville for missions weekend. Needless to say, she asked someone to ride back with us to Jasper. I was happy to have Cara as my backseat buddy. Thanks again, Cara!
Well, see you guys on the blogosphere soon!
Grace & Peace-Cam

{Cam-Three Months}

I am now 3 months old! Whoa time is flying by and it especially has this month with how busy Mom and Dad have made me. This has been a good and fun month for me.
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We have made trips to Birmingham, been to Curry volleyball and football games, had visitors every week, and took a trip to MiMi and Poppa’s house in Eufaula.
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We stopped by AUM to see Uncle Ethan for a few minutes.
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Pap has came to visit a couple of times because he has been working in town. Poppa and NaeNae came to visit one weekend, too! They brought Dad a new grill so we had a fun time grilling and watching football together that weekend.
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Aunt Teara rocking me to sleep.
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Me and Alexis playing on the floor.
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Pap is having a good time with me.
My time in Eufaula was great! I got to meet my Uncle Tyler, Aunt Sam, and cousin Alexis. Alexis wasn’t too sure about me at first but she warned up to me and has a lot to teach me. We had a lot of fun hanging out and talking with everyone. I think everyone got a turn putting me to sleep for a nap. They all seemed okay to cuddle with me for a little while.
You may be wondering if I have become a better traveler for Mom and Dad. The answer that question is that it has gotten a little better but I’m a much better traveler at night because I get to sleep for the ride. πŸ™‚ And I really like my sleep!
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Tummy timing it like a boss.
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Dad taught me how to stick my tongue out.
I learned to roll over this month but have only done it twice. (I want to make it a big deal so I make sure there is enough time in between these big ordeals.) Oh and it probably doesn’t help matters that my parents started shouting and screaming the first time I did it either. They sure are some silly people. I also found my hands and like to put them in my mouth and suck on my fists. Mom sure watches me like a hawk and swoops in to grab my yummy hands out of mouth every stinkin’ time! Β What am I going to do with this woman?!
Speaking of Mom..she sure can get weepy every time I do something new these days. She keeps making comments about “stay little”, “stop growing up”, and “you’re too small to be doing this”. C’mon woman..a guy has got to grow and move onto other things!!
I can now sit in my Bumbo seat. I like to sit in there and look around the room. It gives me a whole new perspective of the room. Also, I only like to sit for just a little while because I would rather stand up. When people try to sit me in their laps I like to straighten my legs to where I can stand and to let them know I don’t want to sit right then. Also, I’ve been teething for a little while and it is my top incisors. I know, I know you people think that it’s “too early” for me to have teeth and you keep telling my parents that I’m “making room for another baby”. BUT let me tell you something..I have got to grow up sometime (which is what I keep telling Mom) and there ain’t gonna be no other baby around here for while if I have anything to do with it. I’m all Mom can handle for a while. πŸ™‚
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In other news, I think I’m allowed to say that I’m sleeping through the night since I have done it for a week straight now. I usually go to sleep betweenΒ 8:30-9:30Β and Mom “dreamfeeds” me around 10 orΒ 10:30Β and I sleep untilΒ 6:30(sometimes 6 and other times 7). I made the parentals pretty proud on that one! Because of how well I’m sleeping at night I usually wake up in super great moods but I cannot speak about the 2% of the times when I don’t wake up in a good mood. πŸ™‚
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Some things that I enjoy these days are: play time with Mom and Dad, bath time (I’m learning to splash Mommy and it’s a lot of fun), looking at myself in the mirror, looking out windows, being outside, and pulling people’s hair and Dad’s beard.
Some things I don’t enjoy quite as much: being left alone, put on the floor without anyone to play with, that dreadful car seat, and being without my Mommy. (Yes, I am a “Momma’s boy”. And Mom seems to be okay with that.)
Well I gotta go and do some more growing up before next month!
Grace and Peace- Cam
P.S.- I bought a house. It’s the one we have been living in since moving to Jasper but we closed on it this past Monday. Finally homeowners!!
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Nearing the End..37 Weeks

Yesterday officially marked us at 37 weeks! Wow! This pregnancy has flown by in the grand view of things, but has really slowed down for me since May. Being out of my internship with not much to keep me busy has dragged things along. I feel like the more people ask us how much longer the longer it takes to go by. Ha! We have been blessed to make it this far in the pregnancy without any major complications or setbacks.

At 37 weeks Cam should be about 6.5 pounds (give or take) and close to 20 inches long (again, give or take). We should have a better idea of his weight come Thursday this week. The doctor wants to check my amniotic fluid and Cam’s weight to make sure my blood pressure isn’t affecting his growth. At my doctor’s appointment last week, everything went well except it had to be around 100 degrees in there because their a/c was broken! What worse place for an a/c to break than a doctor’s office full of pregnant women in the summer time?! πŸ™‚ I had another non-stress test and again it was so great to listen to his heart rate for so long. We are pretty sure Cam gets scared when I laugh because his heart rate always jumps up at first then goes back down after he realizes what the sound is. πŸ™‚

My blood pressure has been consistently running high and I’m doing all I can to stay sitting most of the day. I cannot imagine how high it would be if I was actually active. I check my blood pressure throughout the day and take extra doses of medication to try to knock it down some, but the extra doses of meds are starting to not work anymore. With all that said, I have known since before I was pregnant with my heart condition and blood pressure issues that the doctors wouldn’t let me go the full 40 weeks due to the strain it would put on me and the baby. So with another ultrasound, non-stress test, and regular check-up, I have a really long doctor’s appointment this week and we should be given a date that they will induce me.

It is absolutely crazy to think about, almost unfathomable, how out little man could be here ANY DAY now!! We are so ready to see him and hold him. I cannot wait to steal his first kiss and love on him! I’ve been trying to tell him that he can come out and play any time now. πŸ™‚ He has been head down for a while now and things are progressing well for him to get this show on the road and come into the world. We ask that you pray for a safe delivery and healthy baby and mom.

Again, thank you for your prayers for us during this time of transition and getting prepared to move to a new place. We are officially in a contract for our new home and the home inspection should be happening in the next couple of days. Pending the inspection we should be good to go and get things moving along in closing on the house. We are hoping and praying that it moves along faster than other closings because there is no one living in the home and it would make it easier on us to move in as quickly as possible.

We are excited and thrilled about all of these things happening in our lives and trying to remain excited about them without becoming overwhelmed of everything happening at once. πŸ™‚