Friday, February 18, 2011

Four (and a half) months


They grow WAY too fast...

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We had Kamden's check-up yesterday.
At four months his stats are:
16.7 lbs (95th percentile!)
28 inches long (75th percentile!)

The Dr said he is the size of most 6 or 7 month olds.
I really wanted him to stay little as long as possible.

He is such a chunk.
My back has been hurting constantly the last couple of weeks... After a day of shopping/running errands last week, I felt as if I'd been working out all day. My back was feeling very strained. I was telling JC something must be wrong with me... I'm a wimp. JC asked what I had been doing and we quickly figured it out... It HAD to be, because I was carrying Kamden and his car seat around all day and hoisting them up over my head into shopping carts, strollers, the car, etc.
I know it can't be because of a good workout -- I haven't set foot on a treadmill or ran around the block in over a year. haha.

Who has time as a Mom to work out... I refuse to wake-up before six-thirty/seven when my boys wake up.


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Kamden never stops eating. He is ALWAYS hungry. I can feed him and two minutes later he will be stuffing his hands in his mouth wanting more.

We started him on rice cereal a week ago and he loves it! He is doing SO well eating.

I try to give it to him twice a day... Morning and Night.

Just wish it would help him sleep better at night.
He is an awful sleeper, because he is constantly wanting to eat at night.
He wakes up starving.

Our current schedule waking up at night goes like this...
Bed: Between 7-8
First wake: 10
Second: 12:30
Third: 2:30
Fourth: 4:30
Time to get up: 6-7:00

AWFUL.

I'm always tired...

We are working on it. Reading "Healthy Sleep Habits" and trying to get this schedule to stop.
Hopefully, sooner than later.


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These are some of our favorite jammies from when Zenock was a baby...
He wore them at 9 and 10 months.

I was a little worried about buying clothes for Kamden, because he and Zenock were born in opposite seasons. I haven't had to buy much. He caught right up to Zenock.
Right now he wears anything from 6-12 mths.

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Kamden loves his bath time. He kicks, splashes, and smiles.

Nothing is sweeter than a babies smile.

I can be up all night with him and SO tired and frustrated the next morning. BUT, as soon as I walk into his room and lean over his crib and see his big smile... My heart just melts (as does the frustration.)

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Kamden is such a happy and content baby. All he does is smile and talk to us. He loves when we play with him. He started laughing around 2 1/2 months... He is WAY ticklish!

He loves when Zenock plays with him. Zenock can get him laughing harder than either JC or I.
These two already show protective signs of one another. Kamden will start to cry if we try to discipline Zenock. Kamden had a little cough a week or so ago and we needed to give him some breathing treatments. The home healthcare guy was at our house showing me what to do... when Zenock started freaking out...

"Oh No! You are going to hurt my Kamden... Please! Please! Don't hurt my Kamden!"

It was seriously so sweet.

Zenock refers to Kamden as "Chunk" or "The Kamdenator."

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We pulled out the jumperoo and bounce chair the other day for Kamden.

He plays really well with toys.

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He thought he was so big being able to stand up and bounce on his own.
(I think he is such a mini JC. They look so much alike.)

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Love chubby/happy babies. =)

A few other things we love about our sweet baby...

He lets out the biggest sigh after he sneezes.
He hates sleeping or laying on his tummy for more than 2 minutes.
We love when he raises his eyebrows at us.
He has these cute little shy moments (especially when eating) and will try and duck and bury his head and hide. Funny.
When we tell him he is so big, he will raise his eyebrows at us and gets this excited grin and try's so hard to stand up taller.
When we put him in his car seat he try's to sit up and won't lay back. (I never remember Zenock trying this!)

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We hooked this duck onto his car seat awhile back. It makes me laugh out loud every time I hear him pull it in the car. He loves playing with it... The other night when we got home from dinner with friends we found him like this.

I wish this baby stage would last forever.

Loving life with a four month old!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's 2011

We had a simple fun little Valentine's Day.

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We spent the morning with friends chatting, playing, and eating lots of yummy salads and treats.

We then delivered some treats to my Visiting Teachers and Zenock's teachers.


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Totally cheesy I know. BUT, that's what it is all about. :)

We spent the afternoon running errands...
(they seem to never end.)

When JC got home he took Zenock on a quick trip to the store while I blew up a hundred balloons and laid out a few treats for the boys.

Zenock was so excited for the balloons, his new candy land game, and new movie.

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Kamden got this cute little monkey and book. The book is a new favorite. We have already read/sang it a hundred times. It is a little love song/book.

I love Sandra Boynton - the author. Her books are always our favorite.

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My boys surprised me with yellow roses... and a treat. My favorite. :)



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After dinner we spent the evening playing candy land and enjoying the night.

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Last week, we sent some personalized Valentine's to our Grandma's and Grandpa's...
Thought we would share a few.


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Hope you had a happy day.

Love,
Us.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

private

FIRST...

Thank you. Thank you for your comments. My hair is getting cut.
(Sorry JC.)

SECOND...

We've made the decision and would like to go private sometime within the next month.
(If I can find enough time to do so.)

I really don't want to... I love all the connections I've made with old friends.
BUT, I would like to be a little more personal with my blog.

WE would LOVE to have you join us. Even if we don't know you.
(We love meeting new friends! AND, keeping in touch with old.)
You are welcome to keep reading.


Just leave us an e-mail where we can invite you.

Thanks.

The Larson Family

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The great debate...

I need your help!

(Especially all you beauticians out there!)

I have this huge issue...

with

My hair. :)

It drives me crazy! The thought of what to do with it drives me crazy. It is seriously ridiculous the battle of thoughts that go through my head daily about what to do.

"Cut or don't cut. Long or short."

If it was even remotely appropriate I would don a Demi Moore G.I. Jane look... if only...

One day I will be dead set on cutting with phone in hand ready to make the apt.
The next day I will be totally committed to growing it out more.

My "source" who I usually go to (aka: my husband) is totally biased about long hair. He tells me all the time not to cut it. He refers to short hair as "mushroom" hair.
It's aggravating!!!

Just the word mushroom makes me cringe.
(BUT, I always said long hair was cone headed on me... which makes me cringe too.)

I WAS always a short hair person... all growing up. Until, the Summer I met JC and for some reason I let it grow out. Since I've been married I have gone back and forth.

Now the battle is killing me... The decision needs to be made once and for all.

Help me please. :)

If you prefer... submit an anonymous comment/opinion/suggestion.
If you have any cute suggestions with pictures, feel free to e-mail them to me...
carinlarson@hotmail.com


Yes, I'm doing this and I know it is totally lame/sad....
Trust me, I wouldn't be asking if I wasn't sick to death of the thought process.

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My pros/cons:

My hair is curly... really curly. ALL, but the top layer.
Long hair is easier when all I have to do is put it in a pony tail... which is pretty much how it ends up every day. Esp. when you have kids/babies that pull on it.
Long hair takes longer to blow dry and even longer to straighten.
Short hair costs more... cutting it every 6 weeks.
There is always remorse a few weeks after I cut my hair. (hate that feeling!)
I love short hair for Summer... esp. when it is humid (like Alabama!)

The list goes on... Ahhh! I hate it. I'm done.

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Tips, Ideas, Comments, Opinions, Suggestions, or maybe a completely different option...

ALL are welcome! :)