Sunday, January 31, 2010

Look! Over there!

<--------------- To the left! You'll find Campbell's "6-month" (they were really taken at 7 months, but hey, turns out when you have a kid in June, their half birthday is in December, which is a very busy month) pictures on Allen Doberenz's blog. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

C'mon get Happy

I think you've met Happy before. He's our youngest (and goofiest) dachshund. We were originally fostering him for the rescue organization through which we got Beau, but when it came time to give him up I couldn't, so now he's ours (and Zach says I'm never allowed to foster again). He came with the name, and even though I hated it, I didn't change it because we were fostering him. He didn't really know his name when we got him but by the time we decided to keep him, he did and I didn't want to make him learn a new name. Not to mention, it really does fit him. He's always happy. See:

In addition to being happy and goofy, he is also Campbell's most willing 4-legged playmate. He always wants to give her kisses and lets her grab his fur with all her might and hold on for dear life  pet him gently. We took this video a few weeks ago (you can tell by the fact that the Packers/ Cards playoff game is on in the background), but I think it pretty accurately portrays their interaction (and yes, he kisses her on the mouth. We try to keep it from happening, but he's fast y'all, and she thinks it is hilarious.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Flashback Friday with Feet!

Campbell's sweet little toes at our anatomy scan on 1/26/09. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Campbell Hope is 7 months old

and 4 days, but I'm getting better! She can sit up with no support for as long as she cares to, is working on her pincer grasp, babbles dada, baba, mama and lots of ooooohs and ahhhhs and yah yah yahs. She wants to crawl, but hasn't been able to make it up onto all 4s yet. She loves eating, the cat (and sometimes tries to eat the cat), going for walks, the remote control and watching football (she generally cheers for the red team). She has eaten rice cereal, sweet potatoes, bananas, avocado, carrots, apples, oatmeal, peas, pears, prunes, puffs (sweet potato flavored) and mum mums. Barley cereal and green beans are next on our list.

I pity the fool who isn't 7 months old!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Perhaps a hospital switcheroo

I've already told you guys that Campbell didn't like apples the first time we tried them. I thought it was odd since Z and I are both apple fans, but I guess she's allowed to not like things that we like (other than football!) She has grown to at least tolerate them so I felt a little better about that. On Friday we started peas. I was uncertain about those because Z and I both hate peas, but it was on the list that I'm following and we had some in the house.

When I was getting ready to feed her, I caught a whiff of the pureed peas and though "there's no way she'll eat this." To my shock, she LOVED them. In fact, she loved them so much that, had she not looked just like Zach for the first 3 months of her life, I would have suspected that the hospital sent us home with the wrong kid. She kept grunting for more and actually started banging the tray. It was too funny. Here is a little taste:

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Campbell has decided that she now wants to help me feed her. I think that is so sweet and shows how big she's gotten which makes me sad remembering what she was like as a newborn. It also drives me crazy because her idea of helping is grabbing the bowl of the spoon when I'm trying to put it in her mouth. This just ends up with food on her hands which, in turn, ends up with food everywhere.

One morning this week I added a little too much liquid to her oatmeal and that, combined with her being oh so helpful = huge mess. There was oatmeal on her eyelashes and in her hair. Oh well, she still looks cute, even covered in food.



Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Friend

Our friends recently had a little boy, A, and sent us a video of him sleeping. I showed Campbell the picture of her newest buddy and she was quite intrigued.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Year in Review

I stole this idea from Paige because I just thought it was so clever and cute. Her post is better because you get 12 pictures of her little cutie, but hey, Campbell wasn't born until June, so these will have to do!


We found out that Campbell was a she in January.


Zach was hard at work on the nursery (or taking a beer break!)


My 26 week belly.


Nursery paint and flooring is complete! (and we still took pictures of Happy and Beau- just kidding, sort of)


Campbell's cousin, Nathan is born and you can't really tell that I'm ridiculously pregnant. :)


The main event!


"Watching" fireworks in the sling on July 4th.


Playing on her activity gym (I think this was one of the first time she wore jeans).


Trying out the Bumbo for the first time.


Our sweet cheeks pumpkin.


It's finally cool enough to be outside in Texas. ;-)


I start solid foods with a lollipop. I celebrate my first Christmas with a wrapped lollipop!

Friday, January 1, 2010

We've found something she won't eat!

So far, Campbell has scarfed down everything we’ve given her. She’s loved rice cereal (and really, who would like that? Yuck!), sweet potatoes, bananas, avocado and carrots.  Today I was really excited to start apples with her. I bought Organic Fuji apples from Costco and they smelled sooooo good while they were steaming. I pureed them while she and Zach were at Target and sat her down when they got home.

She hated them! She wouldn’t open her mouth to take a bite and when I did actually get her to eat some, she made the most sour face I’ve ever seen, like she had just eaten a lemon. I kept trying and then even tried mixing it with cereal and no dice. Zach suggested I add some sugar or Splenda! I told him no, that it tasted just fine.

The pediatrician said they need to be exposed to something 10 times before you can really say that they don’t like it. That is a good thing because I made 7 apples for her! I hope that she comes around and decides that she likes them, but I guess we’ll see.