Friday, September 26, 2008

Camden's 9 month Well Baby VIsit

Went great. He is now 18lbs 10 oz (15%) 28 1/2 inches (50%) and 46cm for his head (60%)!
His new pedi is awesome, we discussed selectively vaccinating, and what table foods to start.
I am looking forward to that since we got the big OK today.
Took us 3 months to get in with this Pedi because he is in such high demand in the natural parenting community in our area, and he was work ever minute of the wait!

Operation VBAC!

Since I decided we are taking the VBAC route for this new baby, I have decided to also go with a Midwife. I am interviewing two practices of midwives in the state this week, one affiliated with Danbury Hospital, and one affiliated with Yale. I am really bummed out that the birth centers in CT will not do VBAC because of stupid laws. UGH!
Wish us luck, I am hoping to find a great midwife next week!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Look out! Another Elwood on the way!

Enter your guess for baby #2 that will be joining us in late May!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Booth Park

How do I climb all the way up there?



Not looking at the camera


A mommy/camden moment caught... I didn't know this was taken but I love it


We just went down the slide!!!

I Love Money

Totally random and off topic, but I stayed up last night from 10:30-11:30 to watch I love Money and really... there is no reason to watch it anymore. I know next week is the finale, but seriously, the people who are still left should not have made it till the end, and do not deserve to win anything let alone $250,000.

Just my little reality TV vent for the week.

I can't wait for Thursday! (Ugly Betty & Gray's Anatomy) are back in Business!!!! I have been waiting long enough!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Country Fair!

We went to the Orange Country Fair yesterday with Will's Dad and his Girlfriend Liz, better known as Grama Poopsie. We had a lot of fun, since we probably won't be able to make it up to The Big E before it ends, this was the next best thing.

Camden and Grandpa on the bus shuttle

Daddy and Camden with a Goat

The Donkey
(He was my favorite)

Camden petting the sheep

Checking out the horses!

Another picture of Camden and Grandpa on the shuttle

When we first got there... matching outfits

Mommy goat... and baby goat...


Baby chicks just hatched!

Chicks hatching

Friday, September 19, 2008

More of Camden Outside...

Yesterday I took the camera out for Family play time again...

He wasn't really feelin' this picture LOL

Silly faces

Lookin' at me doing the .... strike a pose face...

I love that look!

Great picture of us!

I look like Grandpa Elwood here!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Playing in the yard!

How cute is that face? LOL (Mom I don't want to sit in this thing, I want to get all grass stained!)

His GQ picture

I love the laugh!

Fenway striking a pose!

Camden checking out the puppies playing in the back of the yard.

He loves being outside, we had a good time today.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Barack The Vote

Earlier today I went to my Alma mater to help register high school seniors, who will be 18 by November 4th to vote and we had a great turn out. 10 seniors in less than 2 hours, which is a lot considering there are less than 18 seniors in the school who will be 18 years old by that date.
I loved what I heard though, so many of the kids talking about Barack Obama, saying they are going to vote for him, so much support in young kids. "If I was 18 I would vote for Barack Obama!"
I love it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thanks Paula Deen!

Well, I made a really good, 100% from scratch meal for dinner tonight, and for those who know me well enough, they know that I think hamburger helper is tough! LOL
I made fried chicken (boneless) mashed potato's and cheddar biscuits!
Will is full and actually thought it was good. LOL I got compliments!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Gym

I broke down and joined the gym. I have been trying to get back to the body I feel comfortable in since Camden was born, but it hasn't happened yet. So I joined the gym on Wednesday. If anyone wants to go I am a "black card" member so I can bring unlimited guests!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Camden and Jake

The other day Will, myself, my sister Dawn, and her boyfriend Sean all got together at her house to let Camden and Jake play for a little bit. These are just a couple pictures that came out of it.

Camden standing on his own, with no one holding onto him!!!

Still standing on his own!!!!!

Bad picture of Will, but I think it is a super cute picture of Camden

Camden trying to get Jake

Camden ignoring Jake and trying to get Sean LOL

LOL!!!! We didn't do it! We swear!! I have a feeling we all have years of
these faces ahead of us as they get older!!!

Camden and Dawn

Double trouble!!

I love this picture of me and Jake. Camden is just looking like... HEY!
You are MY MOMMY!


For anyone who is interested in helping, ICAN of CT is trying to put together a fund raiser that would run from September to probably about January of 2009.
We are looking for local business owners, crafty moms, WAHM businesses, or anyone really, who would be willing to donate new items for our raffle fundraiser.
Everyone would receive a receipt for taxes at the end of the year. :)
Please contact me if you are at all interested, everything is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Halloween Costume

We picked up Camden's Halloween Costume today.... he is going to be a turtle. We found the cutest costume ever at The Children's Place, and instead of those cheaply made, crappy, thin costumes that you find in those halloween stores in the mall, this one is warm, thick, and nicely made!

I will post some more pictures of it later on once I have some time to upload pictures onto the computer...

We also got a Barack Obama sign for the front lawn! I am pretty excited. I hope some idiot doesn't steal it though. I went through hell to try and get one.

Monday, September 8, 2008

We are in trouble!

Camden stood up, by himself, without holding on to anything....
for an entire MINUTE by himself today...

He will be 9 months old on Thursday!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We survived Hanna

But my comforter didn't... We ended up putting it in front of the garage door to try and keep water from coming in when something happened to our drains in the drive way....
Small clip of Will getting pissed off that I was filming him last night while Richie and him were trying to pump out the driveway...

On a nicer note, today was opening season.. Mommy, Daddy, and Camden all had matching jersey's on, but like always Mommy had to be the camera person.
Patriots won.. 17 - 10 but KC make a cheap play against Tom Brady and it may have ended his season. I hate it when people play dirty like that. That doesn't make you win, or play better... it just makes you look like a douche bag..

Anyways... We redid the living room today.. rearranged things, and put the computer out here so we can redo the office/spare bedroom.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Meeting with Christopher Shays

My meeting was today, and what a meeting it was!!!!!!!!!!
I arrived early because I was anticipating way more traffic than there was on I-95. I got there right as him and his aid were arriving back from The Republican National Convention. (On a side note, he requested to meet at his home because of time issues)
I sat down and spoke with his aid for a good half hour before Chris came out and we spoke, he picked my brain a ton and basically agreed with me that something needs to be done to reduce c-section rates around the country, and promote more awareness of what is really happening. Ladies... our voice has been HEARD!
His aid is now to start investigating if there are any bills in congress or legislation similar to this, if there is nothing, he wants to work on getting something done!
Just a funny side note... His aid... I graduated high school with. LOL!

So I need everyones help on exactly what we need to propose in a bill, and ideas I can give Congressman Shays since he is willing to help.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Cup!

Today Camden used his sippy cup for the real "first time"
We have tried to use it before on occasion but he couldn't really figure out how to get the liquid inside into his mouth... He went to town today!

I am so excited, but sad.... my little boy is growing up!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who voted for my friend Carissa and her scholarship!
She was called today and notified that she WON!!!!!!

I am glad that the scholarship went to someone who truly deserved it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Big Boy Teeth

I got a couple good pictures where you can really see all Camden's bottom teeth today. I thought I would share... plus he looks so downright cute even though he is a mess from just eating. LOL