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Cameryn Olivia: 16 Weeks

9 May

Every week I wonder how many more of these I’ll do until I start doing a monthly update and I decided to do them for one whole year, mainly for my own personal reasons.  I think they are going to be great to look back on and they will also serve as a fun reference if Keith and I are blessed with a baby number two!  Also, since we don’t live by any of our family, I think it is a nice way to update everyone all at once!

So today my little girl turns 16 weeks!  Next week she is exactly four months!  To think that in another four months she’ll be eating solids, sitting by herself and crawling is mind blowing!

Here are the new developments of the past week:

  • Cameryn has no problems going from her back to her sides, but she still can’t get all the way to her belly.  I think her belly is literally getting in the way. 
  • With trying to flip from back to belly comes frustration, it is so hard not to just flip her.  I usually let her try until she is on the brink of a major melt down before I flip her.  While frustrated, she has been letting out the loudest moans, grunts and cries.  They are something that is new and I think she might enjoy letting these noises out.
  • Speaking of noises, at night during her feeding, if she pulls off for even a second, she makes what we call itty bitty baby bitch barks.  They are these shrill shrieks that she does until she gets latched back on.  Or she makes them if I don’t feed her within 1 second of her starting to cry.  Such a little drama queen. 
  • Smiles have become an all the time thing.  They take over her whole body and her face gets all scrunched together and her head goes to the side.  It it so cute!  Probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
  • I think she had her first giggle a couple nights ago.  While changing her diaper and getting her in her pajamas, she let out this deep giggle that lasted for about five seconds.  Usually when she smiles she’ll make a little noise, but nothing like the full blown laugh I heard.  I haven’t heard it since and am hoping more are coming!  Smile
  • She is putting more and more items into her mouth, including her hands again.  I’ve made sure to wipe her hands with warm water a lot and also make sure all her toys have been wiped down (I’m a bit of a germ freak).

That’s about it for this week!  Here are the weekly photos!




Mid Week Eats and Workout Update

9 May

For those who like reading my blog for my daily eats and workout posts, I apologize that I haven’t been doing a good job keeping up!  I’m determined to post them so starting now I’m going to try to take 15 minutes each day to do so!



So with that being said, here are my eats from the past two days:


  • Breakfast: Coffee, Ezekiel English muffin with spinach, egg and salsa
  • Am Snack: Scoop of almond butter
  • Lunch:Citrus Smoothie
  • PM Snack:  a few potato chips
  • Dinner:  leftover spicy chicken dog pasta (with more spinach added in)


  • Breakfast:  Coffee, Ezekiel English muffin with spinach, egg, salsa + 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • Am Snack: Clif Mojo Bar
  • Lunch:  Citrus Smoothie
  • PM Snack:  Flax drink and a scoop of Better N Peanut Butter
  • Dinner:  Shrimp Mexican salad (shrimp sautéed in garlic, pepper, crushed red pepper and cumin), with avocado, red bell pepper and a homemade salsa dressing (salsa, olive oil and a splash of balsamic)

*reused breakfast picture






So far this week I’ve got in two workouts.

  • Monday- Cardio and core
  • Tuesday- Rest (dog walk)
  • Wednesday- Cardio and core

Here is what the rest of my workouts look like for the week.

  • Thursday- Intervals and strength (legs, triceps and chest)
  • Friday- Plyometric workout
  • Saturday- Intervals and strength (back, biceps and shoulders)
  • Sunday- Rest day (I’m taking my first Mother’s off to spend snuggling my baby all day long! Smile  )


So there it is!  I know I’ve gotten some emails wanting me to keep up on my eats and workout posts and I have no problem doing it!  Smile


See you all later this evening with a weekly update on the baby!  I can’t believe she is already 16 weeks!  Tomorrow’s post is going to be the workout of the week, so make sure you stop back to check out a fun upper body circuit workout I have in store for you guys!


Question:  What core exercise are you loving at the moment?