Hello you kind folks, Cam Mathis here. I am officially 2 months old and that means my parents have survived two months of parenting.
This month has been an exciting one to say the least. Mom and Dad took me on a couple of trips this past month and I decided to switch things up a bit on this whole car seat situation. Our first trip was to Auburn for Dad’s intern reunion. What the parents thought was going to be a 3.5 hour trip turned into a 5 hour trip there.
I don’t know what it is about my car seat sometimes, but it just makes me sweat like crazy sometimes and I decide to let Mom and Dad know by screaming, turning red all over, kicking my legs, flailing my arms, and soaking my onesie in sweat. (You know..your basic temper tantrum.) Mom starts freaking out when this happens and makes Dad pull the car over and as soon as she pulls me out I stop crying…to let them know that the car seat is the problem, of course.
Our time in Auburn was great, though! I was able to meet a lot of Mom and Dad’s friends and people who prayed for me and Mom during her pregnancy. We stayed with the Hill’s and I got to meet them and my new friend, Promise. I was also able to meet the “Pope” AKA Bro. Al, Mrs. Kem, Craig, Kelly, and many other people.
The next trip we took was my first time to Gram and Pap’s house. Mom and Dad decided to sneak this trip up on me. We left around 9 PM when I was asleep to travel this time. Since I was so sleepy I didn’t have the energy to put a fight with the car seat. J We had a good time playing together and I got to meet a lot of Mom’s family for the first time like my great aunts, great-grandmother, and a lot of cousins. I was especially excited to meet my little cousin by 5 weeks, Huckabee. I have a lot to share with Huck come Thanksgiving about this ole’ world we are living in. 🙂
Me and Gram with Huck and Aunt E
Just me and Huck here. 🙂
We also had some visitors last weekend for a few days. It was great to see and spend time with the Butler’s, especially Lenora and Emery. Mom and Dad told me that they are a couple of my choices for a future wife…I don’t know why they are trying to marry me off so soon!
I am eating and gaining weight like a champ these days. I’m still in size one diapers (update: I’m in size 2 diapers as of yesterday) for a little while longer and wearing some 3-6 month clothes and 6 month clothes. My 3 month clothes are getting quite snug and my sleepers in this size seem to be shrinking in the length department.
At my 2 month check-up I weighed 13 lbs and 4 oz and 23 ¼ inches long. My head circumference is what stood out the most to Dr. Hyland, which was 41 cm! I’m average height, above average weight, and WAY above average head circumference..so much so that Doc decided to double-check my head. What can I say..I have a lot of brains like my Mom. 🙂 Oh, and I got those dreadful shots I told you about last time. The first 5-10 minutes after the shots were the worst, but after that I was back to acting like the champ that I am again.
When I’m old enough I might hurt Mom for this picture after I had my shots..just kidding, Mom 🙂
Some of my favorite things are taking baths (I took 3 baths before 1:30 PM one day because I had some MAJOR blowout diapers), looking out windows, finding lights and ceiling fans, and swinging in my swing. I sometimes let Mom put me in my swing and I go sleep on my own without having to be rocked. (I do this a lot at nighttime.)
Speaking of sleep, Mom is afraid for me share this news due to jinxing myself..but the past couple of nights they have put me down to sleep and I have slept to 4:45 AM. I’ve done this to help my parents out some because I see that they’ve been struggling some due to my growth spurt I went through last week and they’ve been pretty good to me, especially Mom since she’s my source of food. 🙂
I have also been doing a lot more smiling, talking (cooing), and showing my personality (the good and the bad). I’m loving spending my days with Mom and seeing Dad at lunch and hanging out when he gets home from work. The youth group from church all seem to really take to me and I especially like those youth girls. (I’m looking at you Taylor, Kylee, Macie, Josie, Karlee, Karoline, Reanna, Pav, and Laycee. 🙂
I can’t wait to see what this next month holds for me. Until then..grace and peace to ya!