11 months old!

My little girl is 11 months today. Unbelievable.

The difference in Cameron at 10 months and 11 months is incredible. She has transformed from a little baby to a little human being. It was hard for me to really understand the concept of how children her age learn and how fast they learn. I’ve seen kids her age before and the things they can do but obviously never experienced the development first hand. For Cameron, this month she began to really “understand” what we’re saying. She is putting together actions and objects with words. She is trying so very very hard to verbalize everything she sees. She is anticipating what comes next. I never imagined watching a child develop would be so amazing. I feel so blessed to be able to see this. I am so thankful that God gave us this special little girl.

This has been a great month for her physical development as well. She is so close to walking, or running in her case. She is letting go and taking just a few steps but hasn’t figured out that she can keep going yet. Everyone tells me that once she starts she’s going to be into everything, but I am just so excited about this milestone. I am looking forward to the day she walks across the room for the first time. I know she’s going to be so proud of herself. I’m so proud of her. She’s such a good kid.

I put her on the scale and she now weighs 19.5 lbs. Her 5th tooth just broke through today. She’s got a bit more hair now too.

Her diet has completely changed. She now detests the idea of being fed baby food. She wants what we’re having. She’s pretty adventurous with tasting things and seems to like a lot… as long as it’s what big girls eat. She’s not a baby anymore. Her current favorites? sweet potato, cheese, noodles with marinara and cheese, yogurt, apples and bananas (we discovered tonight!). After she turns one we get to start the transition to sippy cups exclusively. I’ve been talking to people about going cold turkey or just weaning her off gradually. Maybe we’ll start the transition this month and see how she does. I’m very much looking forward to not having to wash bottles anymore..or for a while at least. ๐Ÿ™‚

She’s still a huge fan of the cat and dogs. The new puppy, Chloe, is absolutely obsessed and in love with Cameron. She thinks it’s her job to be either next to her or have her eyes on her at all times (guess that’s the Border Collie way…). When we go on walks she stays right next to the stroller and gets very upset if she gets even 3 feet away from her. It hasn’t been easy for me to transition into having another dog in the house because I’m still mourning Max and Sam, but if there was ever a dog that was a perfect fit for us.. she’s it. She’s such a good dog. I haven’t put new pics of her up lately so here ya go. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, I did not pose them like this. This is literally how Chloe is anytime Cameron is around. ย She’s a protector. I’m so glad.

And because I can’t leave out the big girl on her 11 month birthday…..

Here’s a bunch of recent pictures. In case you’re wondering, I was trying very hard to find the perfect picture for her birthday party invitation. That’s why there are so many. We really don’t romp around in the grass to often yet but I know that day will come.

Thanks for reading!

“Fisherman’s Face”

Standing up all by her big girl self!

One Comment

  1. MiMi December 7, 2010

    My co-workers at Amex have decided that Cameron is our “mascot”! She’s absolutely adorable and we love watching her grow!
    Love,
    Mom (MiMi)

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