Dear Camden Matthew,
You are the light of our lives - seriously. You are such a good, good boy...and we make sure to tell you this every day!!
Even though you're still a little peanut, you are hitting so many milestones lately. It's so much fun watching you grow and learn new things. You play so much now - mommy and daddy just love spending time together as a family...whether that's playing on the floor with you, going places with you, going for walks, or just hanging out together. We can't get enough time with you - we love every second we get with you.
You still love to cuddle (when it's on your terms) and it just melts momma's heart. It's my most favorite thing when you scooch up as far as you can on me and just snuggle in. You really notice us these days - always needing to know where we are. And you are just like mommy and daddy...you love to people watch. You just like to soak everything up around you and know what's going on...you are quite the inquisitive little guy.
Since you're constantly on the move we have started having to say 'no thank you' to you when you go for something you aren't supposed to (like daddy's guitar, mommy's magazines, etc.) We have done a little bit of baby proofing for you but we definitely need to do more!!
I still can't believe you are 7 months old...it baffles your daddy and I. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing you home - yet in the same breath I can't remember you ever being that small. You are an amazing little guy and we love you more than we can say. We aren't the perfect parents and we'll make many mistakes along the way - but I hope you always know how LOVED you are. You are an amazing, sweet, smart, easy-going little man and bring us more joy and happiness than we could have ever imagined. We soak up every second we have with you - we never want to forget any of it...soon hanging out with us will be the last thing you want so we're taking full advantage of it now :)
We love you, Camden!
Mommy & Daddy
WEIGHT - We don't go to the pediatrician's office until he's 9 months. However, at the cardiologist appointment at the end of May he was around 12 and 1/2 lbs so I'm guessing now he's close to 13lbs.
LENGTH - no idea - maybe 26.5-27"....total guess though!!
HAIR - the same - his bald spot on the back of his head is filling in nicely. In some pictures his hair looks red but it's not really - I think it'll be a light brown/dirty blonde.
EYES - blue and BIG - it's the first thing everyone compliments him on <3
CLOTHES - 0-3 and 3 months for Carters clothes - still a little peanut. I think he'll be moving up to 3-6 pajamas soon though as they're getting too short for him in the legs and arms.
DIAPERS - size 2 diapers but we do have some size 1 ones we will put on him just to use them up.
SLEEP - He is usually asleep by 7:15 (unless it's a rough night getting him down) and sleeps through the night until 6am usually (sometimes earlier though - ugh!) He still takes 2 longer naps (usually an hour to an hour and a half each) and then typically a quick cat nap at around 5 (usually about 30 minutes long.)
DISLIKES - being tired, waiting to be fed (he gets VERY whiny!), getting off schedule, having something go over his head (like a onesie), and sitting still for too long!
LIKES - mommy & daddy (he has become very attached to us lately), his feet(STILL!), having someone build a tower with his stacking cups and knocking them over (total boy!), scooching all around, music, playing with my hair, jewelry, and all his toys and eating!
EATING - this kid LOVES to eat. He still nurses or has a bottle at 7am, 11am, 3pm, and 6pm (4oz bottles when he's at daycare plus a 5oz bottle after he nurses before bedtime.) We also feed him solids twice a day, about 1 tablespoon worth at each feeding. I've been making his food and I LOVE it. It's so quick & easy. So far he has had oatmeal cereal, carrots, sweet potato, winter squash, avocado, green beans (not a fan at all!!), and peas. After peas we'll start on fruits.
MILESTONES - he sits up like a champ!!! He started doing this about a week or so after he turned 6 months old. He scooches all over - when he sees a toy he wants there's no stopping him - he gets across the room VERY quickly!!!!!! He also gets up on all fours and wants to actually crawl SO BADLY!!! I think this is gonna happen any day now to be honest. SLOW down little one...you're growing up way too fast!!! He also has 2 teeth now (bottom ones) and currently working on the top ones :)
OTHER - All went well at the pediatric cardiologists. He doesn't have any heart defects - just an innocent heart murmur.
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!