What the hell, time? Did you drink a bunch of Red Bull or something and decide to literally fly by?! I thought the first year of Camden's life went by fast, but looking back at how quickly the second year went by - I am proven wrong. It feels like last week (OK, maybe last month) that I was reflecting on his first year of life
Now, my little love is two and I can hardly believe it. Two!
|(Photo Credit: Meghan Granito Photography)|
I know that every mother thinks their kid is special and wonderful and all, but inside I feel like the frigging president of the proud mommy coalition - today especially.
Cam is one special little guy and I get very emotional thinking about the fact that I get to be his mom and just how much that means to me. It has been amazing to watch him grow and learn this last year; to see him develop his own likes and dislikes, and start voicing his thoughts and opinions. That last one has been both comical and a test of our patience.
I shared some Hammy Cammy details
back in October, and it's incredible to look back at that post and think about how much he's grown and changed in just that short time.
- Has finally started to say, "I love you."
- Will tell you he has to "go potty." He really just wants to wash his hands.
- On the way to daycare a few weeks ago he told me, "Mommy! You booiful (beautiful)." I about died.
- His idea of playing with his kitchen is pulling out all of the fruits, vegetables, silverware, plates, etc., leaving them in a heap on the floor, and then walking away to play with something else.
- Will do the most random things and then say, "I funny!"
- Can count to 14. Why 14? Because we have 14 steps from the main floor of the house to the upstairs and someone insists on walking by himself. Counting keeps him from doddling.
- Is slowly learning the ABCs and can recite small sections of them on his own.
- Loves to sit in a "special chair" when we stop for a coffee (for me) and scone (for him) from Starbucks.
- Has started to sing along to "Wheels on the Bus."
- Speaking of "Wheels on the Bus." At the end of the song, he yells "Mommy! Shark!" and that's his way of telling me that he wants me to sing "The shark on the bus goes chomp, chomp, chomp..."
- Will tell me, "Mommy! Wook! Moose!" or "Mommy! Wook! (Insert random animal)!" while we are driving down the road.
- Has recently discovered movies and requests Monsters University by pulling the DVD off the shelf all. the. time.
- If he wants to tell me something "important," he will put his hand on my shoulder and look me right in the eye and say, "Mommy..."
- When out in public, has started saying, "Hi," and waving to anyone that looks in his direction.
- He officially has a timeout corner, because the child gets at least one timeout a day.
So, I get to be the mom of this awesome little human. Don't get me wrong - we have our challenging moments (and days), and I am always ready when it's time for his nap and bedtime, but I feel very lucky that Camden is ours and we are his.
We had his two year well check up today.
Height: 32 1/2 inches (7th percentile)
Weight: 23 pounds 13 ounces (13th percentile)
Head Circumference: 19 inches (45th percentile)
I didn't know just how much I could love someone until he came along. The love I feel for him just multiplies every day - even on the rough days when he's living up to the "terrible two" cliche and giving me a hard test in patience. I cherish our nighttime routine and the few minutes we share after our nightly book, sitting and rocking in the dark, where nothing else in the world matters (to me, anyway). In those moments, everything is quiet and snuggly. I hope that someday he will understand even a fraction of how much his dad and I love him and how important he is to us.
It's hard for me to look at him and see him as a big brother
. I see him as my baby. I suppose I always will, even when he's not the
Happy 2nd Birthday, my squishy man cub. I am so lucky, and so proud to be your mama. You've made me a better person, a more grateful person. I love you to the moon and the stars. You, my little love, are my greatest achievement (at least until your brother or sister comes along and then you'll have to share that title).