Monday, December 24, 2007

Sleep On Buddy! - Week of Dec. 17th

It was quite a busy week for Cameron! He had his 4-month checkup at the doctor's office on Wednesday. Jane and Grandma Mary Ellen both took Cam for the occasion. The big boy weighed in at 12.5 lbs, 22.5 inches long. His doctor was very pleased with his growth! Unfortunately for Cameron, he had to have some immunization shots, but the nurse completed them very quickly and covered them with cute snoopy soccer band aids. Then, on Thursday, the home health nurse arrived for his RSV vaccine shot. He was such a trooper and Chris and Jane were very proud.

Cameron's latest achievement is his smile:) He's been smiling quite a bit.

On Saturday, Chris, Jane and Cam had a big evening. Steve & Andrea Ringler stopped over to babysit Cameron while Chris and Jane had a night out for dinner! It proved to be a perfect night for all. Not only did Chris and Jane have a scrumptious dinner and Cam got to know his extended family, but on this night, Cameron slept the most ever in his crib! Thanks so much to Steve & Andrea for this most wonderful Christmas present, in more ways than one!!

Sunday night continued the sleeping trend, so Cam may have reached a turning point. The doctor told Jane that Cameron should be sleeping at least 6 hours straight through each night based on his weight. Jane told the doctor that Cam didn't get the memo on that one. But, it looks like he just received it a little late. Whatever the case, Cameron's parents are most grateful.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Mom on Biz Trip - Week of Dec. 10th

It was a challenging week at the Weatherford household (at least the first half). Jane flew to Florida early Monday morning for a business conference. Luckily for Chris (and Cameron), Grandma Mary Ellen came into town to watch little Cam. It really wasn't as bad as Chris' nightmares would have lead him to believe. Jane was back by Wednesday to restore the much needed stability to the household....Cam was very happy to see her again.

Aunty Amanda stopped in to visit Cameron on Wednesday. She had not seen the little man since he was in the hospital. Cam has come a long way since those first days. She could not believe how big he was now.

Jane took a much needed vacation day on Thursday to make up some quality time with Cameron.

Cameron has been growing like a weed lately. He has been sleeping a lot longer now too. He still isn't sleeping through the night yet but hopefully this will change soon.

Ronda stopped by Sunday evening (right now matter fact) to try to get our family Christmas pictures. Cam isn't really cooperating but hopefully we can get some good pictures to send out to everyone.

(Thanks again to Mary Ellen for all your help this week. We couldn't have done it without you!)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Don't Go Mom! - Week of Dec. 3rd

It's been another busy week at the Weatherford household. Cameron seems to be changing every day.... except for his sleeping habits:)

This week, Cam had another visit from the Early On program. The program is designed to track his development progress, since he was born a little early. Shannon, his occupational therapist, views Cam's development as if he was born on his actual due date, Oct. 25th. So, according to Shannon, Cameron is only about 7 weeks old developmentally and well ahead of the game!

On Thursday, Cam had a visit from 'Big Sis' Lauren who relayed the exciting news about being accepted into Colorado State University. Congrats Lauren- Jane, Chris & Cam are so proud of you!!

Chris had a big weekend attending the Lions game on Sunday with Cam's godfather, Chris Alford and friends. It was a great game, except for that unfortunate score at the end. Cam's dad hopes to take his son to a game one day when they can watch the Lions win together. Hopefully, this isn't too much to wish for. While the boys were at the game, Cam had a visit from his godmother, Joanne. She brought over lunch for Jane and stayed to hang out with her godson.

Jane will be gone for 3 days next week for a business conference- it will be her first time far away from her boys. Thank goodness for Grandma Mary Ellen who will be staying with Cam and Chris. More to come next week...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Nocturnal Baby - Week of Nov. 26th

After careful consideration, Chris and Jane have decided that Cameron is nocturnal. He has been sleeping for about three hours at a time but when he does wake up he thinks he has to stay up for the rest of the night. His parents have hidden the books about owls, bats and possums but somehow he has still managed to learn their secrets.

This week, Cam's cousin Anne has begun watching him during the day while Jane works out of the house. Anne's parents, Aunt Joyce and Uncle Joe, are a little jealous knowing that Anne is watching his daily development.

Speaking of development, Cameron is getting much stronger. He has learned to push himself off of his parents' chest, thereby looking like he is going to perform a backflip. The trick is to catch him before he has a chance to nail this quadruple inverted backflip.

Cameron wants everyone to know it was his Grandma Mary Ellen's birthday this last Saturday, Dec. 1st. Happy birthday Grandma!