Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New place!

New blog...come on over


Saturday, December 06, 2008

Grammy nomination

I know haven't posted in FOREVER but I must say this. We just found out that Shawn has been nominated for a GRAMMY! A friggin GRAMMY!!!!!!!!!! We are beside ourselves!!! I am so proud of him...!!!

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Growing Pains
Mary J. Blige

Back Of My Lac'
J. Holiday
[Capitol Records]

First Love
[Def Jam]

Year Of The Gentleman
[Def Jam/Compound]

Jazmine Sullivan
[J Records]

Friday, November 07, 2008

New pictures of me!! 3 months old!

First Election night!

Watching My Friends Tigger & Pooh

Mommy & Me at the Wedding

I was the ring bearer and Aunt Julianna pulled me in a wagon!!! I was so scared!

Right before the wedding. I was little nervous and saying my prayers

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's been ages since I've blogged...oh the daily duties of a mommy. I figure that while the little Monkey is napping now would be the perfect time to try and drop all of my adoring blog fans a line :-D. Phoenix is doing great! He's a little long thing. He's 10 lbs and 23 3/4 inches long! He's the average length of a 14 week old! He's almost half my height LOL. He's absolutely adorable and I could eat him with a little blue spoon (??). He's still incredibly alert and talkative already. He loves to people watch and sit like a big boy (see pictures in album). Phoenix is getting better with the sleeping at night thing. He's only getting up about once a night now and then at 6 AM, which is great because he's a morning baby and he has a morning daddy so they go downstairs and hang out while I sleep a little bit longer and when he comes back to me he's in the best mood! He also loves to be outside, we call him our little sun baby. I'm still loving being his mommy! It's great. Sometimes it can be a little tiring but I'm lucky to have a lot of help! I have a great baby-daddy who will sit up with me at 2:30 in the morning while I feed him, I have a great mom and dad and sisters and brothers and Phoenix gets to spend the night with them every Friday, I have a great housekeeper that takes care of all that other stuff for me, and best of all I have the most perfect little baby who makes all the sleepless nights, stretch marks, tender boobs, and wrinkly clothes worth it!

We are moving (again) this weekend. We decided to go back to Howard County to be closer to my family. The house is great! It has lots of space and a huge yard, which will be great when its time to plan the Monksters 1st birthday. The house is about 5 minutes from my parents and very, very close to some of my favorite shopping destinations. What could be better? Oh I know! To live IN the mall :-D.

Whenever you need a daily dose of sweet deliciousness check out my photo album, I update it often with pictures and some videos of Phoenix.

Monday, September 01, 2008

shameless plug

New CD buying alert:

Go and buy Karina Pasian's album "First Love"
Why? Well duh! Shawn has TWO songs on the album...The title track "First Love" and on the international version of the album he has "Cry"

Please and Thank you :-D

Friday, August 29, 2008

the time is just flying

My Baby's 4 weeks old today. It honestly does seem like just yesterday I was screaming my head off and begging for someone to get me a gun (I'm a little dramatic). But it's been a great 4 weeks. Phoenix is changing everyday and as much as makes me happy to see him growing sometimes I get a little sad knowing he won't be like this forever, so sometimes I literally will just sit and stare at him. He's a great baby. He can be a little testy at times. He hates being stripped down to only a diaper and loves to be held, bounced, and rocked at pretty much all times. Thus making sleeping and showering two things I don't really understand anymore. But he still has this quiet zen like quality to him. He went to his first movie last week. Sisterhood of the traveling pants and he did great! I never wanted to be one of those moms who's like chained to the house because of a baby so in his short little 4 week life Phoenix has made it to several restaurant outings, several shopping trips, the movies, the pool, school orientation, church twice, and a birthday party. He's really awesome when we go out. He's never fussy and sleeps most of the time. He also is starting to develop a liking to being outside. Shawn loves to go jogging in the morning and he took him with him yesterday and Shawn said he was just a laughing and smiling the whole time. And because of the run (I believe) he was in the BEST mood yesterday even allowing us to undress him for the doctor without going berserk! He also loves to go outside on the porch and sit in his little chair with his Dad. I'm not what you would call an "outside kind of girl" so the outside outings are his times to bond with Daddy. He has an abundance of nieces and nephews that love him to pieces! Every time I'm with my family arguments are breaking out over who held him last and for how long.

Also in these 4 weeks Phoenix has undergone one major life change....A name change....I know you're like "What in the world?" See when we found out we were having a boy Shawn and I decided we wanted to honor our dads by using their names, (Alexander for Shawn's dad and Scott for my dad) well the other day Shawn and I were talking about how his 2nd middle name should have been Troy (my Dad's first name) because of his Greek heritage (now he will end up with 3 Greek names) and Troy was also the site of the great victory Alexander had over Asia, plus we liked how it sounded. So now he will be Phoenix Alexander Troy Campbell....I know we must be awful parents to change his name at this stage and then saddle him with such a mouthful!

Well it seems like my little Monkey (one of his several nicknames, I also call him Fin, Fin-Fin, Finni-Fin-Fin, Butter, Butters, and Butter Ball)seems to be stirring so I must tend to him....

And check out my photo album because that's where I post all the new pictures

Saturday, August 09, 2008

More pictures of Baby Phoenix

Phoenix Alexander Scott Campbell

He's here!!!

UPDATE: My mom also wanted me to add in here that once I reached 6 cm I asked to go home every 10 minutes. I do remembering looking at my mom and Shawn at different times and begging and pleading with them to just take me home for a few minute. At one point I even said if I didn't start pushing in 10 minutes I was done and that they would have to figure out how to get him out.

Introducing Phoenix Alexander Scott Campbell. Phoenix was born on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 10:40 AM after several long hours of labor. I went in on Thursday for a schedule doctors appointment and when my doctor checked his heart rate it was reading at 120, then she checked again and it jumped back to 140. My doctor was uncomfortable with that so she sent me up to L&D to be monitored. I got to L&D at 2:15 and they strapped me to the fetal monitor and did an ultrasound. At 5 my doctor came in and said that his heart rate was great and everything looked great but she was nervous about sending me home because if something happened we wouldn't know until too late. So she decided to induce me. I had a total mix of emotions. I was very excited because I was finally going to be able to meet him, but I was scared and felt a little unprepared. So I was admitted at 6 PM. Shawn, my mom, 2 of my sisters and my dad (who was in and out of the room because he said he couldn't watch me go through the pain and didn't stay for the actual delivery) stayed in the room with me. It was a loooooong night. Part of my birth plan was to go totally natural, but man oh man was I in for a shock! The pain was way more then I could possibly ever, ever, imagine or describe. So I asked for Demerol. Before giving it to me they decided to check me and I was already 6 cm, so I decided not to get it. About 2 hours later I asked for it again but it was too late, so then I asked for a gun....They didn't have one, so I did I made it all the way to the end all on my own. But by 10:20 Friday morning I was ready to push. I opted for a mirror to see the whole thing which was great because as soon as I saw his head it was like I become super women and didn't want to stop pushing until he was totally out. 20 minutes later they laid him on my chest and he looked right at me and held my fingers. It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced in my entire life. In fact remembering it now is bringing tears to my eyes. As bad as the pain was I have to say that I honestly do not remember how bad it actually was. I know it was bad, but I can't remember it. Which means next time (4 - 5 years down the road) I could go natural again! Going without the drugs was the best thing for me.

Phoenix weighed 8 lbs 1.4 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long and has red hair!! Everyone was amazed that this long baby was in my little 5 foot self! Everything with Phoenix was great except he was a little jaundiced. They put him in the bilibed and then they had to put him in the actual incubator with lights above him, but luckily he was able to stay in the room with Shawn and I the entire time. They discharged us on Sunday but we literally had to go back every day to have his levels checked.

So now our little red headed white baby <---?? no idea how that happened, is home with us and he's utterly amazing. He's a pretty zen baby and eats really well (and yes the boobs are totally working. He loves to curl up on our chest and just lay there. And he's incredibly alert, which he was as right at birth as well. And I swear he smiles all the time, although some may say it's just gas.