Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The things daddies will do

to get their babies to smile. This video makes me laugh (and has a guest appearance by Happy). Campbell also wants to say a great big Happy Birthday to Miss Camryn who was born today. We can't wait to meet you Camy!


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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Campbell's Top 5 for the Week of August 17th

We do a lot of singing at our house. Sometimes I sing classic kids' songs, sometimes more recent hits, we sprinkle in a few show tunes and then there are the songs that I just make up. Z always says that I know all the songs, so he just makes stuff up when he sings to Campbell. I have noticed that there are certain songs that Campbell loves and then there are the songs that make her start screaming as soon as I hit that first (off-key) note. So, I decided to start an entry that I'll come back to every so often. Here are Campbell's favorite songs this week.

5. The "Eat your Vegetables or no Sweet Treat" song that Steph's kids made up for their "cottage musical". You'll have to ask Steph to sing this one for you because that is all I know.
4. My Favorite Things
3. How Much is that Doggie in the Window- 2 notes about this song- 1) Z had NEVER heard it before I sang it to Campbell. What rock has he been under? 2) Did you know there are 3 verses to the song? I never did, but here they are. (Oh wow, when I looked that up, I actually found 4 verses. You learn something new every day!)
2. Day-O- Yes, by Harry Belafonte. And yes, from Beetlejuice. I started singing it because I named the elephant on her bouncy seat Harry Elefonte. We also listen to this one on iTunes and she starts to grin right when it comes on.
1. Abba Dabba Honeymoon- I had not heard this song before I heard my mom singing it to Campbell Well she loved it, so I learned it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2 months!

I can't believe Campbell is 2 months old already! (actually, 2 months and 6 days). Each time she has a weekly or monthly "birthday" I think back to where I was at that time when she was born. It's funny that the memory of the contractions and the recovery have already faded so much. I guess this is how people go on to have more than one child. Ha!

Daddy did a photo shoot with Campbell to document the occasion. Per usual, he took about 30 pictures of 2 poses. Silly Daddy. :) Here is one of our favorites:


As fun as that was, her 2 month appointment on Friday was no fun at all. It was time for her first round of shots. Boo. Daddy had to help the nurse by holding down her hands and Mommy helped by turning around and facing the corner so that I wouldn't jump in front of the needle screaming "Nooooooooooooo" like a Secret Service agent in front of a bullet. Campbell was angrier than she has ever been. I think she was also a little hurt because she looked at me like "What are you doing to me? I've been a good baby. I smile and splash in the bath tub. I'm good times. I don't deserve this!"

She cried so hard after the injection that it took a few seconds for her to take in a breath and in the meantime, her face turned bright red. She wasn't having any of the soothing methods that we tried, so we just packed her up and took her out to the car. Luckily, she wasn't screaming anymore. She passed out in the car and slept the whole way home.

We had lots of visitors over the weekend, but I'll save that for the next post!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Special Message

Our wonderful friend recently moved to Atlanta for her new job. We are so proud of her, but we really miss her a lot. Campbell heard that today was a special day for Ebony so she wanted to send her a message.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Playtime with Daddy

I'm catching up on video uploading tonight while Campbell is asleep. Here is one of her on her play mat that Zach took a few weeks ago. This is when she really started "talking" while playing. I just love her cute little voice.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Campbell at the Bat

In the past, Campbell wasn't really a fan of her bouncy seat. I tried to put her in it when she was about 2 weeks old and she immediately cried. The swing was the only place she was willing to hang out while Mommy got dressed, brushed teeth, made dinner, etc. Yesterday I decided to try her in it again, thinking that maybe the bouncy seat was like wine and got better with age.

I put her in it in the bathroom and got in the shower. I assumed that as soon as I had shampoo in my hair, she would start screaming. About every 15 seconds, I would wipe the door off and check on her. She seemed to be looking at the animals that were suspended in front of her (an elephant, giraffe and monkey). All of a sudden, I heard a high pitched squeal so I had to open the door to see what was wrong. She was grinning at the elephant and batting it to make it move.

I had been trying to get her to bat things on her playmat for a while by taking her hand and hitting the dangling toys with it, but she always just looked at me like I was insane. Well, she finally figured out why I had been doing that. She had a look on her face like "Hey, I can make these move all by myself. I am all-powerful!"

For the rest of the shower, she screeched and squealed at the animals, batted them and grinned. I was actually able to get dressed and brush my teeth while she stayed in there. As soon as I went for the video camera to record her adorableness, she decided that time to play with her bouncy seat friends was over and time to give mommy a blank stare had begun. I'll catch her playing with them soon and promise to share when I do.