Today marks the very first week of life for little Camden. And in that week, all of our hearts have continued to grow bigger and fatter with love for the littlest addition to our family. Much huggies and smooches, Camden from Mimi.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
So first thing this morning, after discovering one foot of snow outside, I was wondering how the night went with Daddy and Mommy and Camden. Their very first night at home! Then I recieved a text message,"....don't call house phone. rough night. I'll call you later. need to sleep." Now I know how it went. So while we're all waiting for them to catch up on their sleep I'll leave you with some photos I think you'll like.....
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Well, our little Camden has been born! He was born at 2:06pm, February 19. He weighs 8 lbs, 6 oz and is 20 inches long. McKenna and Dave's very own Butterball. His full name is Camden Van Winton Berg. Let me explain....they kept his name very secret until we met him yesterday afternoon. On the day that they found out they were having a boy, Dave came up with the name Camden immediately. They both loved it! Van is short for Vancouver, the city he was concieved in. And Winton is in honor of McKenna's beloved, paternal grandfather. It is also McKenna's brother's middle name. So there you have it!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. The biggest part of your baby's body is his head but his still-pliable skull will give it the flexibility necessary to squeeze through the birth canal. Many parents are surprised by how long and sharp their newborn's nails are from the get-go. Clipping them right away (ask a nurse for help) can prevent your baby from scratching his face.
Well, we made it to the due date today! Yippee. McKenna is feeling excited and anxious to meet her little one. Dave is soooo ready to see his son! The rest of us are taking numbers now on who gets to hold him first. Bags and cameras are packed and are ready to go to the hospital no matter the time of day or night.
"Lights!" "Camera!" and......c'mon, Baby...."ACTION!"
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
Kenna will see the doctor this coming Friday. And her due date is next Tuesday!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old.
No news on the baby front, folks. All is normal and AOK!
Monday, February 1, 2010
A little bit of excitement over the weekend here. THERE IS NO BABY HERE. (yet). However, let me tell you what did happen. Saturday, McKenna and Dave were busy at home cleaning, organizing, and doing a little home repair. All day long. (Can you say, "Nesting"?) Eventually, they made their way over to our house where they have their trailer stored. Along with all the cleaning at home, they organized their camping equipment that they needed to put into their trailer. Kenna came inside to the house to visit a bit but she was so uncomfortable either standing or sitting. She claimed that her low back was aching. Rubbing it or trying to stretch the muscles was not working at all. In fact, she became nauseous. Cold towel around the back of her neck...the whole schpiel. After an hour or so, she thought that she would be ok to go home. "Call us if you need anything!!" At 10:30pm, she called asking what it felt like when your water breaks.....I explained to her but also told her that if there were ANY questions or doubts, to head over to the hospital. And they did just that!
No, her water didn't break but the staff checked her out and guess what? She was having contractions every 3 minutes and she was dialated to a 1. McKenna says that now she knows what a contraction feels like. (Yeah, and they get
worse more uncomfortable!)
She sees the OB today for her regular check up and I'll report any and all new information here today for all of you!