Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Camden – 9 months
Sitting up really well
Loves to jump, kick, run in the walker and wiggle his legs if you hold him up in the air
Twirls his hair on the back of his head when he goes to sleep
Favorite toys – stacking cups & rings
Ticklish on the sides of his tummy
Wears a size 3 diaper
Weight: 18lbs 11oz
Length: 29 ¾”
Just starting solid foods
Likes blondes (seriously!) He cries when he meets brunettes
Love to talk: says things like mamamama dadadadada, blahblahblahblah, hi
Also loves to screech as loud as he can to hear his own voice
Has started making duck sounds – sounds like donald duck
Loves electronics – grabs for mom’s phone, remote controls, cameras, video cameras & computer cords
Have 6 teeth – 4 on top & two on bottom
Love to sleep. Camden sleeps 14 hours at night and 3-5 hours during the day
Loves to grab glasses & hats, especially Grandpa’s
No immunizations today so no shots. Yay! Or so I thought.
We discussed the marks on Camden’s face and whether he might have a milk allergy. He decided to refer us to a dermatologist since he thinks it might be a sensitive skin issue. We decided to go ahead and do a blood test for food allergies, just to be sure. Not fun. I had no idea that would be 1000 times worse than shots. I should have known when two people came in to do the blood draw. I thought we were doing a simple heel prick, but nooo. This was a rubber tube around the arm, needle stick in the arm & filling up a big old tube with my baby’s blood. All 3 of us had to hold Camden down. The lab techs were amazed at how strong he was. Where was the regular lab guy, a big tall black man? Why did I get the scrawny teenager with peach fuzz and the sweet but petite grandmother today? He screamed bloody murder throughout the blood draw and wriggled and squirmed and twisted. Poor little guy. He calmed down pretty quickly after it was over. We won’t have the lab tests back for a week. It will be 2 months before we can get in to see the dermatologist. Meanwhile, Dr. Patz encouraged me to start Camden on people food and assured me that I don’t need to worry about severe reactions (like anaphylaxis) if he is allergic to something he eats. He did warn me to steer clear of peanuts & eggs. He advised we should start with mushed up bananas, green beans, avocados, mashed potatoes, cheerios & puffs, and yogurt & cheese. So far the few things I have been brave enough to feed Camden (mac ‘n cheese, saltine, bread), he has not liked. We tried a French fry today and he was not interested. I think this introduction to people food may be a job for Daddy.
Camden also had some kind of eye screening which involved sitting in the dark and staring into a camera with flashing lights and beeping noises. At least that didn’t hurt and Camden actually sat still for 2 whole minutes. Unfortunately, the results were “off” as the nurse put it first, and then later she said “he failed the eye screening.” Of course that sent me reeling. She explained it’s probably nothing; we just need to go get a more complete eye exam. Apparently the fancy camera measures how your eyes focus and Camden’s did not focus the same. The lady who did the screening had a hard time getting enough readings on one eye, so that could have been the problem. But we know that Brad’s vision was terrible before he had LASIK, so Camden could have inherited Daddy’s bad vision. Anyway we have not noticed any problems with Camden’s vision and the nurse said he acted like he could see fine, so hopefully it’s nothing.
Overall the doctor said Camden looks great and is healthy. I was surprised he had gained so little weight, but there’s nothing wrong with being skinny! I will post updates as I find out about lab results, eye exams and dermatology appointments. Camden’s next appointment will be his one year! I better start planning the birthday party now!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Last day of Gulf Shores. Camden wasn't very happy. Off to naptime. Thanks to Grandpa, Mom then got some chill time at the pool.
Here is running to me! Look at him go! Right after this I raised the seat up a notch.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This is one of Camden's first experiences with solid foods. These are banana puffs from Gerber graduates. Camden has teeth on the top and the bottom in front so he was crunching down on the puffs. He liked that part, but once he got it on his tongue he wasn't sure if he liked it or not. He kept making the funniest faces.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Camden loves to bounce in the pool.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Dressed for the beach/pool!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"You can call me Superman!" I don't know how he does it, but Camden always manages to turn his bib around backwards! It drives me crazy!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Around the corner into the den...
Camden has a walker that he enjoys sitting in and playing with the toys, but not so much the walking part. Today I put Camden in his walker and before I knew it, he had disappeared into the kitchen! This is the first time he actually went walking in it. He started out in front of the sofa, went down the hall, into the kitchen and around the corner back into the den! Then he continued on to the staircase where he decided he'd had enough.