Sunday, January 26, 2014

Camden Lately

I'm afraid of being one of those mothers that I swore I'd never be.  You know, the ones that when you ask how old their little one is and they reply with "36 months" instead of just saying they are "3"?  

Since Camden passed the 12 month/one year milestone and I don't have any more of those monthly stickers to slap on his little Buddah belly, his little monthly "birthday" posts have stopped, and I've missed reflecting on his growth and change.  I'm sure you've missed it too.  {Insert crickets chirping}

Here are some things that my little man cub has been up to lately.

- He has turned into quite the little Porky Pig, as evidenced by his gigantic baby belly.  Seriously, it's amazing to me that I was ever seriously worried about him adjusting and adapting to finger foods.  For awhile I swore he would be going off to Kindergarten with a baby food pouch in his Bubble Guppies backpack.  Now, it seems that this kid hasn't met a food he doesn't like.

- Speaking of food.  His favorites are waffles (seriously, I have nightmares that he turns into an actual waffle), veggie/garden burgers (gross), peaches and pears, yogurt (say the word "yogi" and it's game over), bananas (would pry a banana from my dead and lifeless hand), oatmeal (that he does not like to share with mommy), and sweet potatoes.

- He continues to have quite the personality.  The scrunchy face is my favorite.

- Has advanced from walking to running (which I've yet to get a decent video of).  He always falls eventually, and may or may not always catch himself.  This gets dangerous when we're close to bedtime and his coordination starts to fail him... As does his catching abilities

- We are slowly (repeat, slowly) introducing the sippy cup.  At first, he would be totally content and chug water from the sippy.  Then anytime I would try to sneak milk into the cup, he'd turn into a fire breathing monster baby.  How dare I, right?  He's slowly warming up to it (or maybe just playing mommy like a fiddle?), but he still has a morning and pre-bedtime milk in his bottle.

- His four first molars are coming in right now.  Enough said.

- His "vocabulary" includes mama, dada, gaga (Grandma), papa (Grandpa), gog (dog), a-ga (all gone), a-da (all done), baby and ball.  Of course, he only uses "mama" when he's sad, and "a-ga" seems to have a universal meaning for whatever he has or wants at the moment.  We're working on signing "more" and "please."

- I was washing his baby rocker/bouncer to give to our neighbors who are expecting a baby and Cam took it upon himself to give it one last go 'round.  I'm so glad that I'm not the only one having issues with letting go of Camden the Baby.

- Not that I thought it was possible, but his love of bath time has reached another level.  I'll compare it to the dogs and the word, "walk."  We can't say the word, "bath" until it's actually time because then nothing else in the world will matter.  Not even food.

Plus we stole this adorable Flash towel from Cara over Christmas and it's pretty much the cutest thing ever.  Sorry, Cara.

- The love he has for his daddy is just the sweetest thing.  We almost always beat Ryan home from work so almost every day I get to see Camden's face light up when he hears Daddy's voice or hears him coming inside.

- I don't know what it as about Target, but he refuses to sit down and forward in the red cart.  He wants to stand or turn around the. entire. time.  Any other cart he does this weird little gangster lean where he turns his body and rests his elbow on the seat, but not at Target.  Maybe he recognizes it as mommy's happy place and is showing his mutual admiration?  I'll go with that.

- Any time I say "come on..." he will stick his little chubby hand in the air so I can grab it and lead him to wherever we need to go. 

- If I ask him for a kiss he will simply look at me and smack his lips, making the kiss/smooch sound. It's adorable. But I'm desperate for him to lean forward and plant a wet one on me. 

And that's all my mommy brain can think of during this nap time blogging sesh.

Until next time.

Take Luck,


  1. He is such a cute little guy --- and oh so much personality. I love that he knows he's funny. Feeling so lucky that I get to be his Grammy!!!

  2. Food, Target, and baths? Me and Hammy Cam are twins.

    My mom said that when they said "bath" around me, I'd take off all my clothes quickly and RUN into the bathroom. So much so that it happened a few times around company and they had to be careful even talking about the bathroom.

    Love y'all!

  3. uh, you need to still do monthly updates on Mr. Hammy. not only because i want you to, but also so you continue to have monthly "records" of it that you can look back on and reminisce. :)

    also, your little man cub gets cuter and cuter. i didn't even know that was possible. and the hand holding melts my heart.


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