Happy 1st Birthday, Cameron
She’s one! We made it through a full year. It has been the best year ever for us! We never dreamed our lives would be so different. I can’t even imagine what I used to do with my time, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
We went to the doctor the day after her birthday and her statistics are:
Weight: 19 lbs 10 ounce & Length: 30 inches
7 teeth! (I think we’re in the process of getting a few more)
She had 3 vaccinations: MMR, Pneumococcal and Varicella. Ouch! Poor baby. That was rough. Thankfully, we had no side effects.
She also had her blood drawn for a complete blood count to make sure she is not anemic (routine at 1 yr) and all came back perfect. We are so thankful for her good health!
What can Cameron do now?
Talking: She’s a very verbal baby. She loves to point to just about anything and try to say what it is. Words she can say or attempts to say: Mama, Dada, Cat, Dog, Bow Wow Wow, Bye, That (sounds like Dat), Ball which sounds like what she says for Book and bottle too, Baby (only occasionally will she say this one), oh and let’s not forget her new favorite, “No!” She thinks this one is especially fun to say to the dogs and to mommy and daddy.
Walking: She was around 10.5-11 months when she took her first steps. Between then and now she gradually increased the number of steps she took but she wasn’t interested in doing it unless someone was right there to catch her. I wouldn’t actually say she started really walking until December 19th. Now she is EVERYWHERE. She wants to walk all the time and is starting to really hate being held when at new places. She’s doing really well with stopping enough to catch her balance when she goes to fast and turning around. She is also doing well at standing up from sitting down without holding on to anything.
Eating: We are beyond proud of Cameron when it comes to her eating. She will literally eat just about anything. All that she cares about is that it’s on her plate and ready to be devoured. The night of her birthday, Brian’s mom took us out to Mexican food. This little girl ate almost an entire enchilada plus some of my quesadilla and Brian’s burrito. The hardest thing is making sure what we’re eating is appropriate for a 1 year old to eat. Because Brian has a mild peanut allergy, the doctor wants us to avoid peanuts for another few years. She loves fruits and vegetables (especially tomatoes) and definitely enjoys anything with cheese on it. She is on organic whole milk completely now instead of formula and seems to love it. She’s down to 3-4 bottles / day. We’re in the process of switching to sippy cups but getting a bit of resistance. Seems Miss Cameron has no problem drinking from cups if there is water or juice in them but all of a sudden cannot operate them if there is milk inside. 😉 Silly baby. We’re going to have to quit cold turkey I’m afraid. Might make for a rough week but at least it will be over and done with.
Everyone that meets our girl says how sweet and happy she is. She’s a goofball much of the time too. She loves to play tricks on us. Her laughter is contagious. She is quite a ham. One of my favorite things to do with her is go grocery shopping or Wal-mart/Target shopping. By the way, I’m sure my enjoyment will come to an end in the next year when it comes to this activity, but for right now it’s such a blast. She perks up and enjoys “riding” even if she’s sleepy or in a bad mood. She pays attention to everything that’s happening around her and waits for a person to come up to her and smile or talk to her. When they do (as long as they’re not the scary type) she hams it up and gives a big toothy grin and giggles at them. Then when they look away she coos and talks and waits for them to look at her again and when they do she smiles again and laughs again. It’s so funny.
Kick Kick Kick!
Playing with my new cars!
In my new chair! Thanks Mimi & Indie!
Sweet baby is a big girl now.
Let’s see. Other things Cameron is doing now. She’s learned to stack her blocks and clap for herself. She also enjoys sitting objects up-right. She’s not in the play pen much anymore except for time-outs but she still loves to throw out all of the toys. Before she was walking everywhere she would do laps around the coffee table. She loves to put objects in the drawers and close them and then open and take them back out again. She is chewing on EVERYTHING! We have teeth marks on her crib and coffee table.
So far she’s left the Christmas tree alone. I figured she’d want to take everything off of it but maybe that comes next year.
<3 my love.
Weee! Oh that’s another word she says when doing something fun.
Focused on the playground!
And this last picture. Mini-Brian for sure.
He said so himself.