The Shaeffer Family

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March = Busy, Busy Busy!!!! March 24, 2009

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It’s been a long time since my last update. This month has been really busy. So I’m going to do my best to fill you in on all of the fun!

Orlando

On March 1st Michael and I went to Orlando to go to the Youth Pastor’s Summit. Michael’s parents came down to visit and while we were in Orlando they stayed with Cameron. It was very hard leaving him but it was good to have some time just the two of us. It was good for Cameron to have some time with his grandparents since he doesn’t get to see them often. We were only gone from Sunday to Wednesday, but by the time Wednesday got here I was dying to be with my baby again. It’s funny how much your life changes when you have a baby. Before Cameron I would have wanted to stay in Orlando as long as possible, but now Michael and I were both dying to get home.

Quilting

While Michael’s parents were here, his mom taught me how to quilt. She had given us a quilt that she made for Christmas and since then I have been wanting to try it. I don’t have a sewing machine so I am doing it all by hand. It is SO FUN!!! I”ve never enjoyed sewing before, but this is different. So far I have just been getting fabric that looks like a quilt top and quilting that. However I’ve done some research and I think I can make my own quilt top. It’s going to take awhile doing it by hand but I think it will be fun. Hopefully I’ll get a sewing machine everntually though – that will make things much easier.

Michael’s Trip to Mexico

Michael went on a mission trip to Mexico from the 14th – 20th.  My mom flew down to spend some time with Cameron and I so we wouldn’t be by ourselves all week. We had a GREAT time. It’s been a LONG time since my mom and I have had time just the two of us. We did a lot of shopping, and we completely reorganized my apartment. We have always worked well together on home projects and since we moved to Texas when I was 8 months pregnant and then had a newborn my apartment was just thrown together. We worked hard all week and now it’s like a whole new place. My mom had some good quality time with Cameron. She left both Cameron and I feeling completely SPOILED!

Michael had a wonderful time on his trip. He came back excited and telling me all about the wonderful opportunities that our students had to serve. I wish that I could have gone as well. Maybe I’ll get to go in a few years when Cameron is older.

Cameron

Cameron has changed so much in the past month. I am sad to say that I was obviously a little premature in stating that his sleep routine was now a habit. Ever since we came home from Orlando he has been waking up at least once in the middle of the night. I think part of this is because he is officially teething. He is drooling like crazy and I can see the little white spots under his gums. I also tried introducing rice cereal. I know it’s a little early for solids, however because of his acid reflux the doctor said that solids may stop the excessive spitting up. However, it seemed that every time I gave him the cereal he wouldn’t “go to the bathroom” for about 2 days. ( I realize babies don’t go to the bathroom, however it’s better than writing poop) He didn’t act like his stomach was hurting but it still concerned me. I have struggled with knowing what to do on this matter. Do I give him the rice ceral and help him sleep better and stop spitting up, even though it might be hurting his stomach? Or do I stop giving it to him and he doesn’t sleep as well and continues to spit up? So my final decision was to put it off at least 2 more weeks and observe him more closely and see if he” goes to the bathroom” more often. If it turns out that his bathroom schedule is the same while off of the rice cereal you better bet I am starting that stuff again IMMEDIATELTY!!!!!

Cameron is also rolling all over the place. I can’t keep him on his mat on the floor anymore. I’m going to have to upgrade to a bigger blanket. He is laughing ALL of the time. He is such a happy baby. My favorite thing is that he has started really playing with toys. It’s so fun to watch him playwith his rattles and teethers – he is growing SO FAST!!!! 

I think that is about everything that has been going on. I can’t believe that in less than a week my baby will be 5 months. It’s going by so fast. Hopefully I’ll update a little sooner next time! 🙂

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One Response to “March = Busy, Busy Busy!!!!”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Wow, busy, busy, busy…glad you guys are having a great time though and you had some quality time together as well as with your family. It’s funny, our babies are the same age more or less…mine’s just in my tummy. Last Friday was my 20 week mark or 5 months 🙂


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