September 1, 2016

Colorado Trip Take Two

     The first week of August we loaded up and drove to Colorado with my side of the family. This was Cambree's second time to go to Colorado, she was 5 weeks old the first time! We borrowed my cousins RV and literally looked like the Griswalds! We left super early Sunday morning and arrived in Northern Colorado just in time for dinner. Our plan was to head to my grandparents and stay the night there then head to their cabin in Red Feathers. We were able to enjoy cell service free time in the mountains with fresh air a cool breeze and lots of animal sitings. We had so much fun with my cousins. Growing up is such a weird and special thing! The boys are total goofballs and we laughed all day everyday. 

My grandparents have two cabins in the mountains just north of Fort Collins. One of them they are completely renovating and it was super cool to see. I wish we lived closed so we could help. This trip made me fall in love with colorado and I am counting the days until we head back up. We saw a momma moose and baby moose while visiting the new cabin. The guys saw two bull moose while fishing. The guys spent their time fishing and being guys while the girls enjoyed the deck and taking turns snuggling Cambree.

The weather was perfect and the best break from Texas's 110 degree weather. the girls went into town and shopped one day and spent time in cute downtown FOCO. We went white water rafting and it was so much fun.

Cambree did great, as always. She enjoyed meeting her new cousins, aunt and uncle,  and grandparents. We were able to see the Helzers and Cam got a glimpse at farm life at the Helzer farm. Leaving the farm really made me wish we visited more often or that Texas was closer to Colorado!

August 30, 2016

Cambree Weeks 9-13

Nicknames: baby girl, itty bitty, Cammy

Weight: She was 11 pounds even at her 2 month checkup (we actually made it to the doctor when she was 10 weeks old) At her 2 month the Dr said she was doing great and he had no concerns about anything. She is in the 1st percentile for height at 21 inches, 37th percentile for weight at 11 pounds, and that sweet head of hers is coming in at 76th percentile, 39 1/2 inches.

Clothes: She is still able to fit in most 0-3 months, but is quickly becoming too long for those pjs. She fits in some 3-6 months sizes depending on the brand. Some of my favorite PJs are about to be too small and I am so not looking forward to taking out more tiny clothes and putting them away.

Diapers: She is in size 1 diapers still, we haven't had any issues with them

Likes: Cambree loves to be talked to. She enjoys eye contact at all times and being the center of attention. She is starting to like her toys, we have a cow rattle on her carseat and she will kick and smile at it. She loves her daddy and gives him the biggest smiles. She seems to enjoy when the dogs give her drive by licks while she is in her swing. She likes to be close to Mama and the Ergo and Solly wrap have been life savers.

Dislikes: Still hating getting out of the bath. She is not a fan of being constipated, but really who is? She does not like it when she is overly tired and she will let you know it.

Schedule: Well, I am thinking about implementing some type of sleep schedule, but I haven't totally committed. I am not ready to move her to her bedroom, but know I would benefit from the much needed sleep. She is still waking up about 2-3 times a night. She mostly dream feeds with each wake up and then around 8:30 wakes up and is alert. She has slept through the night entirely only twice, but those nights were glorious. I am thinking about skimming through some of the different baby schedule books, but I am hesitant because I know I don't want to implement a super strict regimen.

Milestones: She started babbling and "talking" back to us at 9 weeks and 6 days old. She took three flights to and from Cabo, Mexico and did so good! She slept almost all of each of the three flights and was pretty happy when awake. She slept through customs both times as well. We put her in the Ergo and she was as snug as a bug. She has completed her first RV trip to northern Colorado! She met her other grandparents and great aunt and uncle in Colorado.

Other Milestones: We will get back from Colorado and then a week later head to Garner State Park in south Texas. We are super excited to camp in our own camper as well as float in the beautiful Frio River. Cammy is ready to try floating in the clear water also.

Looking forward to: Garner state park!