Thursday, February 26, 2009


Well the weather stopped us from going to Sioux City for my appointment this morning. The roads were teribble and pure ice so we just decided to reschedule for Monday.
This afternoon we did make it to Paullina for Camden's dentist appointment. He was a little unsure about opening his mouth at first but then he did fine and let the dentist do his thing. The first time he went to the dentist he did the same thing. I am sure it is overwhelming for a little one with the bright lights, big chair, and all the instruments they use. The dentist never put any instruments in his mouth because he didn't want to scare him since he was doing so good. He thought maybe he had the start of a little cavity but didn't think it was anything and there was no need to put a filling in. Overall his teeth looked good though and the dentist told him to keep brushing his teeth! He actually likes to brush his teeth. After he was done he told me I like the dentist. Well I am glad he does! The dentist we go to is so kid friendly and is really good with Camden.
Well I am off work til Monday so I am not sure what we are going to do this weekend. Brad has to work all weekend so I am sure Camden and I will find something to do. Hopefully the weather clears up a little. This weather put a damper on me getting excited and ready for Spring!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gma and Gpa Stevens spoiled Camden last weekend when he stayed with them! They bought him a hockey set, just what he wanted! He loves playing with his dad and says he always win:)

ENT appointment

Camden has to get his ears checked every 6 months with the ENT doc because he has tubes in his ears. I was very nervous going today even though he has not had any problems but I was nervous the tubes would be out and we would have to do them again. His first set of tubes were when he was about 9 months old and we have had to replace them 2 times after that because they had fallen out. Ever since then he has been a very healthy boy...they do wonders!! The downfall is though when they fall out he tends to get some fluid in his ears right away and that is why we have to replace them and do it again. Last June is the last time he had them replaced and we decided to do tonsils and adenoids to see if that would help with the fluid when they fell out. But overall he has been so healthy other the last 3 years other than a few runny noses or a few colds. (knock on wood) I really can't complain because his first year of life he was sick all the time!!
Today the doc said his right tube had fallen out and was just laying in his ear canal so he took it out and the other tube was still in. He said his ears were not red or did not look infected but he wanted to do a tympanogram to see if he had any fluid in his ears and the ear with the tube that had fallen out showed a perfect line on the machine....WHEW!!! The other ear showed that the tube was open and still working! Tubes don't get rid of infections they help prevent them until a child can grow out of them. So the news we got today was great and we are hoping he is just outgrowing them.
So that is one appointment down for us this week and two more to go. I have doctor appointment on thursday morning and Camden has dentist appointment thursday afternoon! Hopefully both of those go good!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I think this is a better picture of my belly than the first one.....I think the first one made my belly look smaller than it actually is!
Ok this is for Jamie...I do not like seeing myself pregnant in pictures! This is the best I could's a little blurry and Camden was taking the pic...HA! I think my stomach looks kind of funny when I see it in a picture. I will have Brad take a pic when I hit the 7 month mark...Maybe!!!

6 Months

As of last Friday I am 6 months along....woohoo! It's kind of going fast. We have about 14 weeks left until c-section day. The c-section will be scheduled sometime for the first week in June.
When we stopped at my Gma Beadle's this weekend she always predicts what the sex of the baby is. Well she said that I am all in the tummy and out front but she is stumped and not sure what we will be having! I was shocked because Gma always is right! Yep I am getting pretty big in the's going to be a big baby for sure! I am still getting some fluid and I swell up pretty easily!(I am just like my mom when she was pregnant) I still don't think my doc will let me go all the way to my due date....he might but I just have a feeling since I am getting so much fluid alot earlier than I did with Camden. Who knows though, we will have to wait and see!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Friday we headed back to the big town of Swea City! We did the normal of stopping by and visiting everyone. We stopped and visited the grandparents and my mom and dad. Camden loves to go back home to see everyone but it does get tiring when we do it all in an afternoon. Friday night we headed to my dad's for supper and just to relax for the night. My dad always makes us a good supper... this time being pork chops....YUM!!! Camden had fun wrestling, attempting to play video games and probably annoying the boys:) He sure looks up to his uncles and can't wait to see them when we go home! Saturday morning we woke up to snow on the ground, icey roads, and wind.....not good!!! We headed out mid morning and the roads were pretty much 100% ice covered until we hit estherville and then they got alot better. We dropped Camden off with Paul and Connie for the night and we headed back to Primghar. Camden was so excited to stay with Gma and Gpa! He always has a good time when he is with them:) Saturday night we went out and went to Brad's christmas party. It was nice to catch up with everyone because some of them we don't see as often as others. Today we met Paul and Connie in Spencer to pick up Camden and did some shopping. We are painting and putting new carpet in the baby's room so we had to get that picked out and let me tell you it's not easy to pick that stuff. I can't imagine how I am going to pick all that when it comes time to redo the inside of our house! I finally think I found a color I like to paint Camden's room too. We are going to eventually be redoing his room to have a sports theme but I probably won't get around to that until after the baby is here.
After we got home from Spencer today we had a birthday party of our friend's kids to go to! Camden loved the birthday party because a few of his buddies were there to run around with. I think it's going to be an early bedtime tonight for Cam, ok maybe me too:)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Geez......the things he says!

Camden absolutely loves Sunday school and can't wait to go back each Wednesday night! He has learned alot from going and everynight usually tells me about the lesson they learned about. I know if he is telling the right lesson because I teach the same lesson to the older kids. He enjoys the music time and of course the play time also at sunday school. Tonight we were getting our coats on and ready to go home and one of Camden's teacher came up to me laughing and told me what Camden said to her tonight. He told her that he had a girlfriend and she is HOT!!! Gosh the things that come out of his mouth sometimes! I guess the things he says sometimes could be worse and that could get him in trouble so I guess it's not so bad, but it is just the point that it came out of a almost 4 year olds mouth!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Boring Weekend.....

This weekend went by so fast and we did absolutely nothing. Brad had to work all weekend so Camden and I just hung out at home. I think the only time we left the house this weekend was to run uptown and go to Sheldon to get supper Friday night! Yeah I was craving Subway!
For Valentine's Day we obviously couldn't do anything because Brad had to work. I ended up renting a movie to watch by myself Saturday night. Neither one of us are big fans of Valentine's day and most years if Brad is off work we just go out to eat. It was nice though to get flowers and a nice gift from Brad and Camden!:)
Tomorrow is back to work, hopefully the week goes fast!
Have a good week:)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Today Camden and I ran up to ProGo because I needed to get a few things and wanted to get a movie. Camden got a treat and a bug juice and he put it on the counter for me to pay for it and the guy checking us out said hi to Camden. Camden sorta of looked down and didn't say anything. He usually at least says hi but can be very shy at times. After we checked out we were walking out and Camden told me he couldn't say hi to that guy because he didn't know him and he was a stranger. I am glad he has learned about that and he understands what a stranger is. The guy checking us out was just being friendly and it would of been ok for Camden to say hi to him but Camden chose not to because he didn't know him. Gosh he probably thought Camden was a brat for not saying hi! There have been many people that say hi to him that we don't know when we are getting groceries, shopping, etc. Ya know like the older people or Grandma type people! Most people are just being friendly but sometimes you just never know! I think it would be ok for Camden to say hi to people if they say hi to him,but only if mom and dad are around. Trying to explain that to him may get him a little confused about who are strangers and who is not so I am just going to leave it alone and let him think that about strangers because he obviously did the right thing:)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's going to be interesting.....

Starting today every Thursday I will be watching our friends, Mike and Anne, little girl Tristyn. Camden was so excited because he thought it was going to be someone to play with today. Tristyn is 6 weeks old and is such a good baby and so stinkin cute! Camden did very well around her and was very gentle with her. I was in the kitchen making lunch and I could hear Camden talking to Tristyn in her was so cute! He was saying hi Tristyn, it's ok Tristyn, etc. All of sudden he yells "mom something gross is coming out of Tristyn's mouth." Well it happened to be that she was just spitting up! But he was so concerned about it and asking me if she was ok. That was the good side of Camden with Tristyn but there were times when he got a little jealous. When I was holding or feeding her at times he wanted me do to something for him or play with him. Yeah so it will be interesting to see what he is like when our baby gets here considering that baby will be with us everyday and not just one day a week. The cutest part was how gentle he is with babies! He thought she was actually going to be able to go "play" in his room and do the things he does. He had to show her his toys and his valentine's he got, etc. He was a little bummed that she didn't play more:)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A kiss?? No Mom!!

Camden celebrated Valentine's day at school today and he was so excited when I woke him up this morning to go to school. A couple night ago we made over 50 valentine's for preschool and daycare. He was having a hard time waiting to give them to everyone today and he kept saying he was going to give one to his girlfriend too. We were in Walmart this past weekend and we were buying candy for the Valentine's and he came across a big heart that was full of candy and he wanted to give that to his girlfriend, well we never did end up buying it! When I picked him up from school today I asked him how his party was and he had to show me all the valentine's and then I asked him if he gave his girlfriend a kiss and he said "Mom I can't kiss her because I will get in trouble!" HAHA I guess at least he knows better. He got enough candy today to last for awhile. He has a daycare valentine party on Friday so he will have his fair share of candy from there too! I don't think I need to get him any candy for Valentine's day considering he will have plenty!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

King's Pointe Waterpark

camden being a fish
The slide was way to much fun.....I think he went down that about 50 times!

Saturday was such a nice day that we thought we would head down to King's Pointe indoor waterpark. This was our first time at this waterpark and Camden had fun. It has been awhile since he has been swimming so at first he didn't want to go to far out into the water. That changed after awhile, I ended up putting a life jacket on him because he kept wanting to go out deeper. He loved swimming and is already asking to go again! He is going to take swimming lessons this summer to learn some more of the basics of swimming.

Hockey Game

We headed to Sioux Friday afternoon and did some shopping, enjoyed supper at the Golden Corral, and went to the Sioux City Musketeers hockey game. Even though the Musketeers couldn't pull off the win it was tons of fun and Camden loved it! He did very well through the game but did get a little tired toward the end. I don't blame him though because he is normally sleeping in bed by 8:00! Camden thought the coolest part was when the hockey players were right in front of us fighting for the puck. He asked "why do they fight like that?" We were in the front row so he was able to see all that! He loved it when they scored and the music came on and the lights went off! Overall it was a goodtime and I am sure we will do it more often now.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Here is a fun survey to do. THere are alot of surveys going around on Facebook and I was bored so I thought I would do a couple!
Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! Just copy and paste it in a new note for yourself!
1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Kind of...not really...HA! We were going to try anyway after our wedding!
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? No I found out 3 days before my wedding
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I was excited but stressed because my wedding was 3 days away
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I was back in Swea getting ready for the wedding and realized I was a couple days late.....took pregnancy test and called my aunt who is a nurse and she got me into doc an hr later...I wanted to confirm the positive pregnancy test so i couldn't wait to go to the doctor!
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Brad, Lisa, and Leah
9. DUE DATE? March 29th, 2005
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Caramello Candy Bars, Pickles and Ice chips
12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?I got annoyed very easily by alot of stuff
15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? Just put it this way I gained ALOT!!! I gained alot of fluid
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Sure did, 3 of them
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? with about 2 months left I gained alot of fluid, high blood pressure, protein in urine,spent nights in hospital!
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? Got induced..started contractions at 10:00 that morning and was pushing by 9 that night...ended up having csection and was born at 11:27
27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Camden Paul Stevens
28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 3...will turn 4 in March

Here is another Survey I got from Facebook
25 things about myself

1. I am a mother of a 3 almost 4 year old.
2. This coming July Brad and I will be married for 5 years and together for 9!
3. I am excited to go somewhere for our 5 year, not sure where we are going yet!
4. I am expecting another baby the first of June and this will be my last one!
5. I work at Baum Harmon Hospital
6. I get annoyed by dumb people
7.I love summer
8.I enjoy going for walks with my family
9.I love to swim
10.I like to eat bananas and strawberries together
11. I have 4 siblings, Brandon, Brandi, Brock, Brett
12.I am a huge fan of the packers and Hawkeyes
13. I love going to packers and Iowa games
14. I plan on going back to school someday
15. I LOVE to shop...I could go shopping everyday!
16. I like my job and my hours....I only work 3-4 hours in the morning and I am home most days by noon....Unless I get busy
17. Since I only work a few hours a day I am home alot with Camden and I absolutley love it!
18. Somedays I miss living closer to my family but I don't think I would ever move back to's not like we are that far apart
19. I like living in Primghar and we have met some great friends. We have some goodtimes:)
20. I have a one year old dog, Bandit...He is lazy and sleeps all day!
21. I love going home to watch Oz and Brett play sports.....Baseball would be my favorite!
22. I love playing sports especially softball
23. I enjoy taking Cam places that I know he will enjoy...waterparks, packer game, etc! I can't wait to take him to Florida in a couple years.
24. I can't stand a messy, cluttered house. For the most part my house is always clean!
25. I am glad this survey is's kind of hard to think of 25 things!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

4 day weekend...woohoo!!

Can ya tell I am ready to have a long weekend? Well I am!! I took Friday off so I could get some stuff done in the next few days. Tomorrow I am going to try and get caught up on Oz and Brett's sports scrapbooks because I am really behind! The sad things is I have not even started Camden's scrapbook. I have everything for it but just haven't started it. I have all the pics of him tagged so I know what they are from and every paper I mark with the date, etc so I know what it is. I will get it done someday:) Friday I am going to get some stuff done around the house in the morning and then Friday afternoon we are heading to Sioux City to shop, go out to eat, and head to the Sioux City Musketeers hockey game. We are taking Camden with us and he is really excited to go to the hockey game since this will be his first one he has been too. I guess it will be my first one also. I do not know alot about hockey so maybe I will learn a thing or two. Brad wants Camden to get involved in hockey in Sioux Center at there Wellness Center. I think he will obviously need to learn to skate first so maybe this next winter or next he will get skating lessons. After he learns to skate and if he likes it then he can join the wellness hockey league once he is 5 or 6. He loves to play sports so I am sure he will like hockey!
Sounds like the weekend weather forcast is supose to be nice with temps in the 40' might feel like a heat wave and I am sure Spring fever will set in!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Camden and his farm
Rebounding for dad...... Nice face Cam!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Camden's joke of the day:)

This morning I was making breakfast and Camden came up to me and said he had a joke to tell me. I said ok tell me the joke and it went like this
Camden-What is a snail called on a ship?
Me-I have no idea.
Camden-Mom it's called a snailor....and he is just dying laughing!
I have no idea where he got that but I am guessing from daycare or off a cartoon! It was kind of funny though especially when he was laughing so hard about it:)

Our weekend has kind of been a busy one. Yesterday Brad took Camden ice fishing with one of his friends and his little boy. Camden had fun but got a little impatient after awhile. They did end up catching some fish. Once they got home we were headed to Everly to watch NSK play BB. The girls have been having a very good season. I believe they are ranked 9th and are undefeated,16-0. It was close throughout the whole game. CCE was up 57-56 with 5 seconds left and one of our girls rebounded the ball after a missed free throw by CCE and whipped it down court to another girl and she shot it with one second left, game over NSK 58 CCE 57! Wow I was so fricking nervous! It was a great birthday present for Paul to win the game last night and stay undefeated!
Tonight is obviously Super Bowl! I am actually not that excited this year for it. There are alot of super bowl parties going on tonight but we are going to one of Brad's coworkers for the game. I am going for the Cardinals as I HATE the Steelers. Yep I will probably still wear some Packers attire today:)