Sunday, October 31, 2010

October...

Before I get to Halloween...
I've got to get some pictures up of October.

I just downloaded the card from my camera and I have tons of pictures...

Consider this post as a picture overload/non edited/just want to share some cute ones type of post.

Got it. :)


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It is amazing the difference 10 days makes...

Above: October 10, 2010
(And, yes I think that is a smile. :)


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October 26, 2010

He is getting big...

At his last appointment he was 8lbs 15oz. and gaining more than an oz a day.
He is already bigger than his brother was at 3 months old!
The week before we moved to Texarkana Zenock weighed 10 lbs... barely!
Not sure what we were thinking driving half way across the country with a 3 mth old baby!

Kamden currently wears the clothes Zenock wore at three months.
Zenock wore preemie clothes for the first 2 months. Kamden wasn't able to wear the preemie clothes even the day he was born. :)

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At home with my boys...

This was the day we visited the dentist. My little Zenock is obsessed with toothbrushes. We have to hide them or he will carry them around all day everywhere with him. Kinda gross... I know. We for sure don't let him use it to brush his teeth though!

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I think that is another smile on both faces. :)
I love these two boys.
Zenock is already such a great big brother. He is so sweet to always make sure Kamden has his binky or toys to play with... (i.e. notice the pile of toys next to Kamden).


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Zenock gives Kamden lots and lots of kisses.
I'm sure one day I'll have to remind him of how much he loves his brother...
Those days can wait for now.



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My sweet helper with shiny clean teeth from the dentist...


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This is pretty much how we sleep.... every night.... still. :)

I wouldn't trade it. I'll take a few more nights. Nothing is sweeter and more fun than cuddling and sleeping with your baby right next to you.


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Kamden has been so mellow... (We are still crossing our fingers and hoping this continues!)
He sleeps a lot of his day away in positions like this.... Totally relaxed. :)



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Zenock is still obsessed with Buzz. His Aunt Kelly bought him a Buzz costume for his Birthday. He wears it a lot! So naturally, when we asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween - He told us "BUZZ Lightyear."

No other alternatives were to be considered. :)

The night before his Halloween party at school he was pretty excited and restless... I heard him stirring in his room and playing a bit. When I finally heard the silence and snores I went in to check on him and saw this...

It makes me smile. :)


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His Halloween party at school was pretty cute.
They put on a little program for the Moms... made us cookies during school time.... sang and played games. Lots of fun!

Taking pictures of the program with my camera, recording the program with my camera, taking pictures with my phone to send to JC, clapping/cheering Zenock on all while juggling Kamden was something to be seen. I'm sure we'll figure it out sometime...

For now just loving life with my boys!

Bring on the holidays!!! :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kamden...

My baby turned a month old on Tuesday...

It goes way too fast.

Thought I would share a few of my favorite newborn pictures of Kamden.
These were taken at a week old.
(Tuesday the 5th of October.)

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I love how they turned out.

But, seriously I think any picture of a baby is precious. :)


SO... now my problem is figuring out which one/one's to print...
recommendations???


**My Mom made the blue/white blanket for Kamden. It is awesome. I love it. I love her. She has talent. :)
She has certainly spoiled this baby with blankets... I think this was number 6 or 7... not to mention the one's we still use that she made for Zenock! THANKS MOM!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I am so behind and have so much to catch up on.

That would be the ultimate goal for the remainder of this week... but, we'll see.
The rest of our week is pretty much already booked and planned for us.
Lots of fun holiday activities. :)

I feel like it should still be June... somehow July-October have gone by WAY too fast and here we are almost to the BIG holidays.
I should be preparing... and actually doing things.
But in reality all I am doing is thinking about things and letting them stir around while I sit and stare at my sweet baby all day long....

WE can't get enough of him.
I love to just stare, smell, and cuddle him.
Babies seem to have that affect on me.

My Mom spent the last ten days with me - taking care of me and my boys, making me delicious food (She made the best pumpkin dessert... a new favorite!), shopping, and keeping me entertained with stories from home.
We love when Grandma comes to stay. :)

While she was here we took a break to take family pictures and stop by the pumpkin patch before all the pumpkins disappeared. We had every intention on making it to the BIG awesome pumpkin patch, but there just isn't enough time.

Sometimes, I wonder if going to the big awesome places is really needed. After hitting up the pumpkin patch down the street and seeing Zenock's excitement. I think sometimes the little things/little places can be just as fun or exciting... especially to a three year old.

No need to out do yourself... something I need to remember!


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Not sure if he was praying... but, apparently picking a pumpkin takes some serious attention and consideration.

I thought for sure he would head straight for the big one... You know the one that costs a fortune.




But, he found just the right one.



The perfect pumpkin!

Hope you are all having a Happy Fall! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hospital Pictures

The hospital we were at has a professional photographer come and take pictures while you are there.
(Not that we were in any way prepared or dressed for professional pictures...)

They are super expensive, but turned out way cute.
So while they are online I thought I would share them with those who haven't seen them.

You can see them here
and the password is: 0928kamdenlarson

Check them out while you can... they will remove them from their website on the 20th. :)

More pictures coming soon; including newborn photos.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Two Weeks...

We've had a great first two weeks with Kamden. It has literally flown by.

He is so sweet, mellow, a great sleeper/eater, and very calm... (knock on wood!)
None of which - besides sweet - would I use to describe Zenock now or as a baby. :)


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NOW... Let's back up about two weeks.

I was scheduled to be induced on the 28th of September...
We were supposed to be at the hospital at 5:30 that morning.

About a quarter to 4 I made my regularly scheduled trip to the bathroom. :)
As I was getting back into bed and checking my alarm which was to go off in 5 minutes my water decided to break on it's own.

Awesome timing right!?!
I couldn't have planned it any better.

I woke JC up and we put everything in the car and woke Zenock up, who was beyond excited that he got to go to Mason's house that early in the morning!

Our drive was pretty intense... there was thick thick fog outside. Not easy to navigate your way when you are driving through back country roads and no street lights!

My contractions didn't really start until after we were at the hospital and checked in.
By the time all the paperwork was filled out and my IV was in, it was around 6-6:30am.
I was dilated to a five and my contractions were pretty regular.

Zenock was a fast labor/delivery, I was nervous about what this one would be like.

By a quarter after seven I was in PAIN!
I had already told them I wanted an epidural, but the anesthesiologist was making his rounds and would get to me when he got there.

Literally, I felt like I was dying.
I've always felt like I had a pretty high tolerance for pain...
this was worse than pain.
I just don't understand the whole natural thing... really, I don't. I have lots of friends who have done it and my respect for them is through the roof, but seriously friends... take the dang epidural!

JC can tell you his version of the story... but it's not pretty.
Pretty sure my hands were purple from gripping the bedrail... and I may or may not have hit him when he said something like, "At least you can get an epidural and it's not the 1800's."
I was contracting by myself and they didn't give me any pitocin, so I turned to JC and said something like, "What do you think I'm doing..."

At this point my contractions were ongoing, back to back.
If I could have cried, I would have, but I couldn't.

I finally told the nurse around 7:30 that the baby was coming...
(They hadn't checked me since I got there.)

Sure enough I was at a TEN!
The anesthesiologist made it in to give me a shot of the epidural... not the real thing.

Our sweet Kamden was born at 7:45 am.

So worth the pain.
BUT, you can believe that I will be asking for my epidural next time as soon as I walk in the door. :)


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Brothers meeting for the first time.

Zenock was so cute with Kamden and just wanted to give him lots of kisses.
We had Kamden give Zenock a little present at the hospital. He was so excited!

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Zenock absolutely loves his baby brother and loves to show him off or tell anyone about him.
Yesterday, he told the cookie lady in the deli and the check out lady at the grocery store.
He has already been great to share his toys... piling them on top of Kamden.
He has no problem that there is a new baby in the house, except for when JC isn't giving him the attention.


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Fast forward two weeks...


My baby is already getting bigger and I just want to slow it all down.
I now know all too well how fast they grow.

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We love this little boy. He is so much fun to cuddle with.

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Today was my first official day home... by myself.

We've made it to afternoon naptime....

We had a rough start to our day...
It's amazing how much can change in 4 years. :)

Last night we went to bed at 10. I woke up at 10:30. 11. 12. 1. 4. and 6.
Six was when Zenock decided to get up and JC left for work a little after.
Zenock decided to throw his best tantrum ever that his Dad was leaving... waking up Kamden.
Got the boys settled down and JC walked back in grabbing some papers he forgot.
Zenock started crying again...
Calmed him down, we had breakfast, fed Kamden.
Dressed Zenock for school and made him watch Handy Manny.
Jumped in the shower, got dressed...
Flew out the door with wet hair (never would have allowed this of myself two years ago.) barely making it to preschool in time.

Came home, got ready, fed/bathed/dressed Kamden, vaccuumed and got in the car to go back and pick up Kamden.

Lunch. naptime.

That's been our day. :)
It's crazy how fast time goes by or how little time there is to accomplish anything with two kids!

We are off to the dentist this afternoon... hoping all goes well.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Instant Love.


He's here...

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Kamden Brent Larson

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

7 lbs. 7 oz. 19 inches

Complete with chubby cheeks and lots of dark dark hair... (in back.)

We are completely in love with this little boy.

Thanks for all the well, congrats, and good luck wishes!

More later...

Right now we just can't get enough!