I really wanted to write this post when Camden turned 2 years old, but here we are 2 months later. I had all these thoughts and emotions and started to put them into words, but it never came about. This little thing called life just got in the way. Once the holidays started to approach, I knew I would never get it done. So, now I have some catching up to do!
For some reason I was quite emotional with Camden's second birthday. I think I cried off and on for a month before he actually turned two. Most were happy tears, but I must admit that some were shed due to sadness and fear. I couldn't believe that two years had already gone by. I thought the first year went by fast...well the second flew by in the blink of an eye. I look back on those first few days of Cam's life, and I'm amazed at how far we've come. Well, really how far I've come. I thought my life was over back then. I thought my life was going to be miserable. Hah! I couldn't have been more wrong! We are in such a great place right now. We have our bad days of course, but I'd like to meet a family who hasn't. This boy has brought our family so much joy and love. I could not have imagined how great our lives would be back then. That's why there were many happy tears.
Now for the sad. Camden has taught me patience like no other. I've learned to accept that he will do things in his own time. I've actually enjoyed having him as a baby longer. We are not the pushy type of family. With that said, I may have thrown myself a tiny pity party when he turned two. I started thinking of all the things he isn't doing. I have a 2 year old who isn't walking. Hell, he's not anywhere close to walking. He can't stand on his own. He is barely cruising. He only has about 5 words that he verbalizes. Blah blah blah. I could go on forever. I think the walking thing bothered me the most. I remember when he turned a year old that it didn't bother me that he couldn't walk. I kept saying he'll walk when he turns two. Now I say that I hope he walks when he turns 3. It's really not that big of a deal. I know that. He'll walk when he's ready. It just kind of gets to me sometimes. I'm over it now.
Other than my big emotional breakdown over his birthday, everything has been good here the past couple of months. We spent Thanksgiving at the deer lease up in the Texas panhandle which was different for sure. It was nice to switch it up for a change, and the boys had a great time. We went to Fredericksburg the first week of December because they always have a fabulous parade and celebration going on that we try not to miss. Apparently everyone had the same idea because it was crazy crowded. Nonetheless, we had a blast! Cam had his neurodevelopmental therapy evaluation last month and it went better than expected! I'll write more about that in another post because it's too much to explain. We've taken a break from therapy over the holidays, but we are ready to jump back in. At Cam's 2 year check up we finally got some good news. He has reached 20 pounds! Woot woot! I never thought I would be so excited to have a 20 pound two year old. Lol. He's still not gaining a lot, but we're not worried. He's just a tiny squirt. Christmas didn't go exactly as planned because poor Cam decided to be sick. I wasn't able to get many pics because I was trying to take care of Camden. All of that did not bother Carter. He was happy as a tick opening his presents! Then the new year came and I got the flu. Man, was I miserable! I finally feel better and now it's time to get my booty in gear!
Camden has an ENT and cardiology appt this month and hopefully we'll get some good news. I'm trying to keep him in a little bubble so he doesn't get too sick. It's been a yucky winter so far! So many of his friends have been hospitalized already, and we are praying there aren't any others.
Sorry for the quick update, and I promise to blog more often so I don't try and cram everything into one post!
We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and are having a good start to the new year!