7 (and then some) Months!

Dear Cameron,

Timeliness is not my gift right now. I’m always a little late. And with the ‘quarantine’ I’m a little out of practice, undisciplined, with being on-time. But here we are, half way to 8 months old.

Can I just say you are a tiny bundle of energy? But you’re also a bit discontent. Unless I’m holding you. I think it’s just a phase. You’re bringing in teeth like it’s your job and I think you’re just a mama’s boy. A Hard core mama Fan.

You are so eager. So smart. So ambitious. So energetic. Pretty darn happy (as long as I’m within arms reach) and you are in a huge hurry to keep up with the bigs. It’s almost like you think you’re big and you try and keep up anyway. Which led to an awful tumble down the stairs. Low and behold this mama cried longer and harder than you did. By a lot. I was ready to call the ambulance, rush you to the ER or call the on-call Ped all at the same time- and before I could even make a decision you were already as happy as a clam. In fact, it was such a mild-slow motion tumble (and thankfully only 5 stairs) you didn’t even get a single bump, bruise or mark on any part of your body. True mama style, I have a hard time forgiving myself. All this to say, please- slow down cause I’m having a hard time keeping up with you!

You are insanely funny. Which doesn’t surprise me. Your two big bro’s are seriously goofy too. I have a feeling our home will be comedy show central. Thank you for making me laugh so often!

You are such a gift, even when we’re plagued with sleepless days and sleepless nights. I’m often humbled by your sweet little presence and reminding me, and you, that we’ll get through this- together!

I love you Cameron. So very much!

Love you always,

The Mama

Cameron’s Likes: bath time. If he even remotely hears the water turn on he’s dashing (ok speed crawling) to the bathroom. But he’s wild and moving constantly that baths are- well super stressful and we all drown a little. He loves food. Forget purées. Forget baby food. He would be jacked if I just handed him a 1/4 of a PB&J or better yet, a full on turkey sandwich. But homeboy forgets he’s still learning to chew. A vital part of learning to eat. He loves to look at the world upside down. He loves chasing his brothers from room to room. He loves to be held and tickled.

Cameron’s Dislikes: wardrobe changes, bedtime, car seats, baby cereal. I have also discovered he really is not a fan of the bike trailer either! Little dude screams the whole bike ride. So, my apologies if we ride by your house- he’s not quiet- but you know, exercise and other bro’s are important too.

Nicknames: Homeboy, Cam, Bubby, Bubba, Bubs.

Don’t worry, during naps I carefully monitor him- we’re a fan of blankets.

Weight: So you know, I really only ever know when I got to the Ped. And as most know that’s not an every month affair, so I don’t know. But when I plopped him on our home scale it was just shy of 21 pounds. And he seems taller – so who really knows! We are done with 6-9m clothing and pretty much exclusively in 9m and 9-12m clothing sizes.

Milestones:

  • Crawling on hands and knees 75% of the time.
  • Pulling himself up to play on his knees and also to stand alongside furniture and peoples legs.
  • Can go from sitting to crawling and back to sitting position.
  • Still crushing solids like a pro! And excellent eater (so far!)
  • 2 bottom teeth are fully in and as of today (7.5m) he has one top tooth cutting (currently snuggling you during a nap cause this darn tooth is really causing some grief).
  • Sleep- hahahah, what’s sleep. But you try! It’s worth noting the effort. You do about 1/2 the night in your crib (sorta) and the other half next to me in bed.
  • Working hard at the pincer grasp and feeding yourself well. You still miss a lot and struggle with the slippery foods, but you do great!
  • If given the opportunity you’re attempting to start cruising along furniture and waking if we hold your hands and show you the first few steps. So please- for my sake, slow down baby! There’s no rush to grow up!

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