Saturday, July 24, 2010

Toothless No More!

The day that we have been waiting for has finally arrived! At nine months, one week and 2 days old Cambria has FINALLY gotten her first tooth. She is no longer our toothless monster! It's her bottom front right tooth (left if you are looking in her mouth). Although she is a little bugger and refuses to open her mouth to let me get a good look at it, it's definitely in there - I have felt it and seen it (through much struggle)!

Let's hope that the presence of this little tooth will finally provide us all some relief from a fussy, no napping, poor sleeping at night baby. :-) Yayyy for teeth!

Feeling Buggy...

We apologize for not posting for a while, but things have been buggy around our house - literally.

It all started out with Cami getting the stomach flu. She began with the throwing up, dry heaving, etc. then switched to just diarrhea then two days later went back to the throwing up and now (fingers crossed) she appears to be on the mend. I pray that Cami continues to only get better. As you can see from the picture above, she was absolutely miserable and it's the worst feeling in the world to watch your baby suffer and look at you with these sad eyes as if to say, "Mom, make it better" when there's nothing I can do but hold and snuggle her.

Well....all of that cleaning up of throw up and diarrhea in combination with the holding and snuggling of my little girl landed me on the couch with the stomach flu as well. I can now say from experience that it was pretty much the most miserable thing I have encountered. Poor Jon too - the night that I came down with it was the same night Cami started throwing up again so both Mommy and Cami were throwing up and Daddy was trying very hard to take care of us both while staying sane. As of now Jon seems to have dodged it and I pray that he doesn't come down with it next.

The bright side - Cami and Mommy are on the mend and last night we both had a full nights sleep and woke up happy and feeling ALL better. Let's just hope it stays that way. No more stomach bugs for us, please!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

9 Months!

Dear Cambria,

Wow - today you are 9 months old!! I still can not believe that you are getting so big and becoming so independent. You continue to light up our lives and make us giggle and smile at everything you do!

This month your biggest change has been the amount of independence you want. It is very rare that we can hold and snuggle with you anymore because you are constantly squirming and trying to get down to the floor so that you can stand, roll and explore everything!

That brings me to my next subject: your rolling! You are NOT crawling, although you are showing lots of interest and getting very frustrated that you can't quite figure it out. You instead roll EVERYWHERE. You are a master roller and everyone that sees you roll clear across the room in a matter of seconds cant believe how quickly, smoothly and effectively your technique is. Although I would love to see you crawl soon, the rolling is quite cute and you seem to enjoy it so I won't rush you!

Another thing you really love to do lately is stand. You get so much joy from standing and holding onto the furniture. You LOVE to stand at the coffee table in the living room and reach for things you shouldn't play with such as drink coasters, the TV remote control, etc. The cutest thing about your standing is when I leave you all by yourself standing and walk across the room and your eyes finally catch mine and you realize I am not behind you supporting you. It's almost like this moment of realization that comes across your face that you are standing totally independently and this huge smile comes across your face and you start banging on whatever you are holding on to.

Also this month you have really started taking off on eating table foods. You now eat little meals and it makes me so happy because I feel like I have a little girl and not a baby. Last night you ate half of a grilled cheese and some cut up strawberries for dinner. You do a little happy dance too in your highchair when you are eating something that you like. It's adorable! Although you are eating more and more table foods you still really enjoy your formula though. You still gobble down 4 bottles a day with 8-9 ounces in each bottle. What a little piggy you are!!

I am sure there are a ton more things that have happened this month that I should write about, but your independence was the biggest thing. Every day I become more and more proud to be your mother. I wake up in the mornings wondering what kind of new things you will do and there's truly no better feeling than the huge smile I am greeted with every morning when I get you from your crib. You continue to blossom into the most beautiful little girl I could ever imagine and Daddy and I couldn't be happier to be your parents.

We love you!!

Mommy and Daddy

P.S. - One thing I forgot to write about is your new trick of waving. You now LOVE to wave to people, especially when someone isn't giving you attention and you want some attention you just start waving. It's so cute and it definitely works to get you the attention you crave! Yesterday at your Cardiologist appointment you even greeted the Dr. as he entered the room with a huge smile and a big wave. His response was, "Well, I would venture to say this is one happy baby".

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Transition Period

Cami is currently going through a transition period - a transition to table foods! I will be honest, Cambria NEVER really took to baby food. There were a few weeks where I could get her to eat half of a jar in one sitting but I just have officially given up on that now. I have realized that Cami just wants to be a big girl, feed herself and eat big girl foods. Although I still worry that she's not eating enough in each sitting, she definitely enjoys table foods more than baby food and being fed with a spoon. She always seems interested when I give her a new table food to try and - GASP - she actually willingly OPENS her mouth for more!! Now if Mommy and Daddy could just get over their fear of her choking with each bite she takes we could all REALLY enjoy meal times!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Party Time!

We hope everyone is enjoying their long holiday weekend with lots of family time, laughs, and partying!

**I must admit that this video was from a few days ago. Unfortunately we are spending our holiday weekend trying to get the stomach flu out of our house. It appears that Daddy is on the mend now and we are hoping that Mommy and Cami don't catch it.**