Cameryn Olivia: Month Eight

26 Sep

My little girl turned eight months last week.  Before I know it another month will be gone, so before I forget all the changes that are happening now, let me write them down.

Cameryn has become so mobile.  It is crazy.  She not only stands, crawls and rolls, but now she is pulling herself up and climbing on everything.  She loves trying to get upright and she’ll do whatever she needs to do to get there.  There is nothing that gets in her way when she crawls, as she’ll just find a way to get over it!  This makes my job especially hard since I don’t want her falling and hitting her head.  I basically just follow her around all day long.

She is also ‘talking’ up a storm.  She loves saying, a, ba, da, ma, na, hi,ha and her most recent is the p’s for pa!  It is so cute hearing her say dada and mama.  I don’t think she knows that she is saying them but it is cute nonetheless.  Her favorite thing to say is ‘anana’.  She says that ‘word’ the most!  Smile 

Cameryn has also learned a little about cause and effect and she loves looking at Keith, Quincy or myself and yelling loudly.  She then waits for whoever she is yelling at to look at her.  If you don’t she keeps doing it until you finally look at her and then erupts in giggles and smiles! 

Cameryn really is such a sweet little girl and loves nothing more than to be snuggled with her dad and mom…but, she definitely knows what she wants and nothing will keep her from getting it.  If she starts crying for something, I usually just do what she wants since she is still so little, but I think she knows that if she cries mama will give in and do whatever she wants.

Cameryn has grown to LOVE Quincy.  We really couldn’t have asked for a better dog to be around a baby.  He is so careful around her and knows she is off limits and that he needs to be extra gentle around her.  Most times he doesn’t even like to look at her, but every so often I catch him trying to sneak her kisses.

Cameryn is starting to experience separation anxiety.  She doesn’t like being around anyone unless I’m right there with her.  I started realizing when I would leave her in the swing and go into the kitchen (we have an open floor plan so they are basically the same room) she would cry, when she never have done that before.  A few days later I got an email baby update, saying babies at this age start showing signs of separation anxiety.

The cutest and best thing Cameryn has started doing is giving kisses!  She will even make a little kiss noise.  This melts my heart!  I can’t tell you how much I love getting her little kisses!  It is so sweet and she gets so excited when she does it.  My cheeks are usually pretty wet after a kiss or two but she is trying!  Smile

Solid foods have been going okay.  Cameryn somewhere decided she didn’t like anything on her baby spoons (she just likes playing with them) and getting her to even try anything off them is a real feat.  If she by chance decides to try out the food on the spoon, I cheer for her for literally 5 minutes!  She did eat some homemade cinnamon apple sauce off my adult spoon the other day, so I was really happy with that.  She continues to love her puffs the most.  In addition to her puffs, she likes peas, small bits of avocado, green beans, steamed carrots, steamed apples.  Anything that is super soft and cut into super small pieces she loves.  She still doesn’t have any teeth, so I’m a little hesitant to give her a lot of different solids.  I did spend four hours in the kitchen on Friday making her a bunch of delicious homemade baby food.  I make carrots, garlic broccoli, cinnamon applesauce and pears.  Everything is pureed.  I’m hoping at some point she decides to eat from a spoon again…

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Dislikes:  Diaper changes- it is so hard to change a squirmy eight month old, going anywhere in her car seat unless it’s for a walk outside, not getting her way, pureed foods, taking naps, getting dressed being even a foot away from mom, her big girl crib in her room and the smaller one in our room, sleeping by herself, sitting still to get her picture taken, headbands

Likes:  Moving around, being held, sleeping next to Mom, avocados, peas, Quincy, playing with toys, looking into mirrors, taking baths, watching Baby Einstein movies, finger painting, coloring, playing on the iPad, smiling and laughing, when Daddy gets home from work, waking Mommy up in the morning

Cameryn weighs in just under 17lbs!  I’m not sure of her height but she was 26 inches back in July so I’m thinking maybe she is around 28-29, although that is just a guess!  She is in all 9 month clothing, although some of it is still a bit big.

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*Note, I’m not a mean mom, she cried for about 5 seconds when I took these. She looked so cute in the hat I grabbed the camera and when I was ready to take the picture she started crying! She was fine 5 seconds later and back to her smiles!  Smile

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Every stage so far has been my very favorite!  I keep saying this is my favorite month and then the next month I say it again!  I am loving eight months as  Cameryn can now interact and it is so much fun!  My only wish is that the days would slow down just a bit!

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2 Responses to “Cameryn Olivia: Month Eight”

  1. sweetlyvegan October 6, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    She is adorbs!!! And looking soo much like you! She is right on track for clothing!!! Hayden just turned 5 months on the 2nd and she is already snug in 6m clothing and I just washed and hung up all of her 6-9m clothes as those fit her a little better! She is also 16 pounds already not sure how long going in for that next week! We moved into a new house too about 3 weeks ago! Crazy how much has changed!!! Looks like you have been super busy with everything going on in your life too! Congrats on the new place!! I cant wait to see the finished product! I miss blogging and I miss you!! xoxoxo

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 9, 2012 at 7:26 am #

      I think it took Cameryn a couple months to go from 16 to 17lbs. I think she may have just hit 17lbs! I always get so sad packing up all her cute clothing she wont wear again and try and take pictures of her in the cute items I haven’t snapped any photos of her in yet too! 🙂
      Moving with a baby is so much work! We officially finished moving yesterday afternoon and don’t know what we were thinking doing it on our own, we should have hired movers! I can’t wait to see pics of your new pad! We still have a loooong way to go on our place, we don’t even have a kitchen sink! But by early November it should be put together pretty well! I need to get back to blogging once we settle in our new place a bit and I miss you too! Maybe we’ll get pregnant at the same time for baby number two and can be pregnant pals round two, not for a while though! 🙂

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