Friday, August 31, 2007
As mentioned before, Kenna has been working on sitting upright. She's able to sit up for longer periods of time without immediately toppling over, and she's even getting brave enough to reach for her toys while sitting up. We're still using her bebe pod on occasion, which aids in teaching kids to sit up, and she's realized a new found interest in using it again. She's still not crawling yet, but we've noticed movement that leads us to believe that it may begin sometime soon. We're also doing our best to make sure she's as comfortable as possible as her baby chompers make their way in. That's all for now, hope everyone has a terrific Labor Day weekend! Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
On a side note, Makenna is doing really well as she continues to perfect her ability to sit up on her own. There's still an occasional tip-over, but she's taking those with ease. She's still not able to get into position to sit up on her own, but when placed like that, she can stay that way for a while. In this picture, she's just chillin' while watching one of her favorite tv shows. What a big girl! Happy Hump Day!
Monday, August 27, 2007
It was bound to happen sooner or later, but the little one had a rough night. Our guess is that her teeth are bothering her since everything else seemed ok. We put her down at her regular bed-time because she was showing her tell-tale signs. All went according to plan, including her final bits of fussiness right before crashing out. But everytime it seemed like she'd finally stay down, she'd immediately wake back up crying.
We both took turns trying to comfort her and calm her down, and each time would be a replay of the time before. We decided to keep her up a little bit longer and tire her out that way. She was soooo tired and it was evident in her eyes, but she kept fighting it. I'm not sure what time she ended up going down for the night, but I will say that Enz is a real trooper for sticking it out with Kenna. We'll see how things progress from here as the next set of teeth come in. Wish us luck!
Kenna just keeps on impressing us with her latest antics. Right now, she's really working on sitting up on her own, and can stay up for quite a while. She's learned to balance herself, but we're always keeping an eye on her because one time she got a little cocky, and did a face plant! Poor thing! Must not have hurt because she just pushed herself up off her face, and just rolled over onto her back. She's gotten the hang of rolling over from front to back and vice versa, so much so, that we never find her in the same spot we leave her when she goes down. She's all over the place, especially in her crib! Once she starts crawling, and we're thinking it may be soon, she'll be tough to keep in one place! The curiosity in this kid is enough to keep us entertained for hours!
Friday, August 24, 2007
As of late, Makenna has become more aware of what we do when we're eating at the table. She is still not eating solid foods yet, but that time is coming just around the bend. Enz always feels bad when we're eating in front of her because she's taken a great interest in watching us. She stares so intently, almost as if she knows exactly what we're eating and how it tastes. I can see why that makes Enz feel bad, but Kenna only has a couple of more weeks before we start her on the rice cereal. Let the games begin! I'm sure that'll be fun seeing what kind of mess this little girl will make (both on the floor and in her diapers)! Whatever hits the floor becomes free game, so Marino will probably be like Makenna's little shadow, just waiting for anything to fall!
Happy Friday & have a great weekend!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Little Kenna is taking the whole tooth cutting like a champion, and hasn't shown us a major change in attitude as her baby pearly whites come in. She's going to look soooo different with teeth, but I'm sure she'll only get cuter!
Monday, August 20, 2007
As if we didn't already have our hands full with little Makenna! HA! Enz & I have done it again, and this afternoon, we found out just how far along Enz is with this pregnancy. The whole waiting game has been eating us alive, and today the doctor confirmed that we were right around the 14 week mark, already well into the second trimester! Can you believe it?
The day that Enz took the test, she was on the tail end of week 12, just finishing off the first trimester. The first 3 months is always pretty worrisome, and so, being where we're at now has relieved us for the most part. Don't get us wrong though, we're still trying to get over the initial shock! Doing the math, we've found that the kids will be only 11 months apart! Who'd a-thunk it? It'll be interesting just to see how these kids will grow up so close in age, so we're preparing ourselves to be taken to the limit! Will we stop at two? Hmmm....
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Our little "fashionista" had a fairly mellow weekend, nothing too exciting. Grandma came by to watch her for a little while, and the rest of the weekend was spent relaxing. When we took her to church, she started up with that funny thing that kids do-she just sat there and stared at the woman sitting behind us, no expression, no emotion, just a purely blank stare! Hehehe, I wonder how uncomfortable that made the lady feel? Enza could barely keep her composure and almost lost it, but she was able to maintain. Whew!
Kenna's coming into her own with her jumper. Although she hasn't quite mastered the coordination in her legs, she knows that she's supposed to bounce when we put her in it. She can get a few jumps off, maybe two or three, and she still learning to bend her knees with each bounce. She'll pick it up soon, especially now that she enjoys being in the jumper!
Friday, August 17, 2007
The little squirt is finding her groove as she continues to get her "roll" on! It's almost no use putting her down on her blanket because a minute later, she'll be over by the couch, or rolling by the dog's bed! As she starts to get mobile, Enz & I are continuously trying to find ways to keep her "contained!" We knew this was coming, so we're doing our best to just "roll" with it! Happy Friday!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
This short video clip was taken just before putting her down for the night, and even then she was still full of spunk. A sign that the times are a-changing? I think so... We're not quite sure where she picked this fake laugh up from, but its a crack up to watch how she acts when the camera comes out. That's our little cheeseball!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
What a fun weekend Kenna had! Not only did she get to tell the rest of the world that she was going to be a big sister, she spent a lot of time with family! Grandma Lou was so proud to parade her around at the birthday party for the twins. She had a blast as she was passed around from auntie to uncle, and from cousin to friend, then back to mommy & daddy again. She even had the opportunity to jump around on the bouncer they rented for the party, even though it was only on the outside, and even though she had to stay in my arms. The look on her face was priceless and she probably didn't understand what was really going on!
The party gave her a fun chance to be around one side of her humongous family. It also served as a break for Enz & myself, as we were able to once again share a meal with one another while Makenna was off in the hands of another relative. Of course opportunities like that will be few & far between as we anxiously await the arrival of our second bundle.
As we continued to share our news with everyone, its funny to see how they all have the exact same reaction. Talk about unexpected news! I guess everyone was assuming that we would wait a bit longer before having another one. To tell you the truth, we really were going to wait, but this was the hand we were dealt, so we're going to ride it out. Don't get me wrong, we're the two happiest people in the world, but much like everyone else, we're still in shock! As if we didn't already have enough on our plate.....
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
First & foremost, today is Kenna's 5 month birthday! Woo-hoo! Where has the time gone?!
As funny as it is to hear Kenna when she's trying to talk, she's got an even funnier little sound that she's recently discovered. We don't know where she got it from, but we do know that she used to make this sound as she would reach the end of a bottle while eating. Nevertheless, she does it all the time, and even does it on command. Who knows what she'll be doing next?! Enjoy!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
This weekend was a nice & relaxing one for the Camero family. We didn't do much, so to speak, and pretty much just chilled. We did spend some time with the Arbolantes on Saturday to let the kids hang out and have some fun. Then on Sunday, we had some of the family over to visit us and spend some q-t with little Kenna. All in all, a much needed relaxing weekend. Back to the grind...
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
When I got home, I could tell Enz needed a break, and Kenna looked exhausted. Why wouldn't she be? She hadn't caught a decent nap all day, and I'm sure the crying and fussiness made matters worse. She calmed down just a bit when she saw me, but whenever I'd leave the room, the water works would start again! I guess we can attribute it to yet another developmental stage?
Kenna's also realized that she can turn anywhere and anytime. Even when she's down for a nap in her crib, we'll find that she's turned over onto her belly. Then she'll get frustrated because she can't return to her back! That, in turn (no pun intended), will make her even more cranky! What a vicious cycle... Oh well, it's the middle of the week, so time to get over the hump. Hopefully this mood swing is just temporary and the rest of the week is downhill...