Monday, June 28, 2010

{Flashback Monday} June 2009 : Week 5

I have been following a very good friend's(who is a wonderful photographer) blog for quite some time and recently she has started doing a Flashback Monday post where she goes back a year from the day's date and edits archived pictures. Thanks Jude for the inspiration! Since I have soooo many pictures that were left as RAW files and never were edited(not even converted from RAW to jPEG files) I thought what a great idea to get to go back through some I looked over.

So you can imagine my delight when I went back(a few days before the 5th week last year) and found some of my Papa Nelson who passed away on May 14th of this year. We were all over at Grandma's eating and I almost always have my camera in tow. I snapped a few shots last year and almost deleted them because they weren't what I thought were good enough to keep. So so glad I did.

He was the type of person who loved watching people have a good time and getting out and riding the country and town to see all of the happenings of the day. He was a goodhearted and warm person who often joked with us grandkids and his great grandkids and had a memory as sharp as a tack! If I had known that a year from this date he wouldn't be with us I would've filled my camera up with pictures of us together. I miss him so so much! Love you Papa.



This picture is of my daughter and niece. Karli had just lost another tooth in this picture.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

{2 Months Old}

Camden turned two months old on Saturday(6.26.10). I can't believe it's been two months already. Every day he's changing whether it's how he looks, a new face he makes or new sounds he tries to make.

Some things I'd like to note about him are his likes and dislikes.

  • Studying people's faces
  • Watching tv(especially bright cartoons like Chuggington or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
  • Being outside
  • Being held/rocked
  • Riding in the car
  • Vibrating in his bouncy
  • Laughing and smiling at the two deer heads on our wall
  • Sitting with his Sissy
  • Taking a bath
  • Having someone laugh and talk to him
  • Getting his diaper changed(yeah)
  • Being tickled
  • Laying on his back
  • Being in his crib unless he's just gotten out of the bath
  • Being ignored
  • Darkness
  • Lots of commotion
  • Getting his clothes put on
  • Waiting on getting fed


{Little One}

That's how he looks right here anyway. He's growing so fast. Who told him to do that? ;) I just love him so much!

{Little One}

{A New Member}

Of our family was born on April 26, 2010. Here's a little of Camden's Birth Story..

Monday, April 26, 2010 I had a drs. appt. at 2:00p.m. My best friend, Amanda went with me. I saw Dr. Edmondson and his assistant(intern I think). He listened to Cam's heartbeat and he also stripped my membranes for the 2nd time. I began cramping immediately. We left the appt. and went on our way. On the way home I cramped a lot. When I got home I was overwhelmingly tired and layed on the bed for several hours; still cramping. I remember getting on my knees, crouching over some pillows because the contractions were so uncomfortable(also I though it would help him move down ;) ). Around 7 something that afternoon the contractions started getting stronger and closer together(maybe every 2-3minutes). At about 8:03p.m. I sat down in the recliner with a notepad to time the contractions, as I went to let the chair out I felt a pop and then a gush of water. I ran to the bathroom! I immediately started praying that we would make it to the hospital and that I could deal with the contractions. I knew I was in for it!!!! and boy was I right!

I called my momma and asked her to come to the house to help me get everything into the car because my water had just broke. Our windows were still up and I had several things to put in the car. I also called my SIL who had my daughter and told her to bring her home so that I could see her before I went into the hospital. They all arrived within 10 minutes and my contractions were no longer bearable.

We soon got on our way to the hospital at 8:40 something. When we got there we took the stairs up to the 2nd floor(scared of elevators, closed in spaces), also didn't want it to get stuck and my have no way to get pain meds! Got to the 2nd floor and the I told the lady why I was there and she had me sign some papers. After I screamed a few times in pain she ushered me into a room. I was in the room in the bed at 9:03p.m. I barely got changed before I was on the bed screaming for my epidural. They stuck me 4 times trying to get my IV in and the head nurse started getting aggravated with me because I wouldn't stop moving and screaming. I kept wanting something to drink and my epidural and the nurse said I couldn't until I had my IV in and so I had to be still.

The anesthesiologist came in a few minutes(seemed like hours) later and administered my epidural. I had some crazy reaction to the epidural and thought I was gonna pass out. I thought I was gone then. I freaked my best friend out during the process and I think the nurse too.

Seemed a few minutes later I was pushing. I was 4-5cm. when I got there, then a few minutes later I told them to check me again cause I felt the urge to push, I was then 5-6cm. After the epidural I was complete! Dr. Edmondson let the nurse take over until they could see Camden's head. I pushed probably 7 minutes.

Camden Rhys was born at 10:22p.m. at 8lbs. 12.5oz. and 20in. long. His apgar was 9/9.