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Friday, July 22, 2011

A Week of Constant Progression

So much has happened in one week; where do I begin???  Let's start with the fact that by the time you read this Jenesis will officially be 6 months old. Half way to the Big 1. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?????
Last week I was all excited and bragging about her turning over from back to stomach. Well let me tell you, little Buttercup has been busy!! 

Her bassinet has 3 stages. Sunday Aaron had to move the mattress down to stage 2 because Little Missy was trying to pull up!! You know what that means; next she'll be trying to climb out. So, lowering the mattress makes that endeavor challenging for her.



Sunday afternon we went to dinner for my brother's birthday and now that she has mastered balancing and can sit up on her own she used the restaurant high chair for the first time. We received this neat little cover as a baby shower gift. She's not too fond of the high chair yet.
Gotta tell you; snagging pics of her is not always easy. She has the nerve to act camera shy. Does she NOT know who her Momma is? (30+ year reigning "Picture Queen").

Since she refuses to take a bottle we are introducing her to the sippy cup. As you can see from the picture below this is going to take some getting used to. She has opted to use it for soothe her aching gums!!

Here she is getting the hang of it. I will admit most of the water got on her and the couch, but we'll keep trying until we get it right!

Last, but definitely not least Little Jenie got her first BooBoo. It is nearly impossible to get a good grasp and clip those fingernails. Unfortunately this is the result of a very bad scratch.  


Aaron and I have it bad. We video tape her with the regular video camera and as we watch that footage we use our camera to tape her watching herself (that's what you're hearing in the background as you watch this video). Here is a little insight on "frustrated Jen". She is successfully rolling back to stomach and stomach to back (this video doesn't prove that, but it's a fact) click play and enjoy!!!
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

She's Turning . . . .

Buttercup or "Jenie in a bottle" as her Daddy calls her is progressing right on target. The infant growth chart indicates at 5 months she should be turning over and she's been caught  on video doing just that.

click "play" to catch her in action.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Countdown to 40

Ok  Family!  Mama Campbell is on a mission. It is officially 81 days to 40 and I have been slacking. I have some baby weight, food weight and "I got it from my Mama" weight that I'd like to get rid of before the
 Big 4-0.

It goes without saying that this will require some SERIOUS changes and QUICK. So, how about a few accountability partners? I have prayed and asked God to assist me with changing my eating habits, resisting temptation and being more diligent about my exercise regimen. Now, I'm reaching out to you and asking you to pray with me that I'll remain strong, steadfast and dedicated to my goal! 

Please  NOTE: I do not respond well at all to negative feedback, so if you can't offer positive reinforcement or tactfully assist don't join the journey. (I am not a Jillian Michaels fan) 
                
Please feel free to ask me how the transformation is coming;  I'd love to know your on my team and want to see me succeed.

I have two incentives: One is the dress below which is a size 10 and I'd like to wear it while on my birthday trip to Las Vegas.
The 2nd incentive is a 10K Sunday, September 25th. I want to run the entire 10K.

I'll keep you posted on both . . . .let the games begin.  I love and appreciate your prayers and support.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Amaya and Yaphet ~ A Stamp of Love

Last week Campbell Castle had the pleasure of hosting our cousins Amaya (8) and Yaphet (4). It provided great insight on why parents have numerous kids. The various stages of life offer totally different enjoyment, and you keep having kids to relive those moments.

Jenesis ~ 5months ~ totally dependent on us. I can steal all her kisses with no refusal whatsoever. In exchange for attention, regular feedings and diaper changes you get many gummy smiles.

Yaphet ~ 4 years old ~ swiftly gaining his independence; has learned how to voice his opinon, he gives you high fives and at night requests for you and only you to read him his bedtime story . . talk about feeling special!!!!

Amaya ~ 8 years old ~ has the independence thing down to a science; she's approaching her teenage years faster than anyone can imagine.  Her Daddy's love of her shows in her confidence and self assurance.

Each stage provides its own level of interest, entertainment and humor. The experience was so good for all of us. I loved every minute of it. They are such mannerable, obedient children. They get along well and were so dang blasted considerate of one another. It was almost scary. They're the kind of kids that make you have 10 and then realize . . .all kids are NOT like them. . . LOL

One very special thing stood out; each night Amaya prayed "God, please help me be a good girl". I thought to myself, what a simple and awesome prayer. I definitely can use  help being a good girl  every now and then.

Amaya and Yaphet, thank you for leaving your great big stamp of love at Campbell Castle!