The Bun is Out of the Oven

Where Has My Baby Gone?

Posted on: July 29, 2009

The last month or so, I find Hal and I  repeatedly saying, “What happened to our baby?  She is such a little girl now!”  It leaves me to wonder if we’ll be saying this they day we hand her the keys to our car.  I feel like such an old fart every time I say it, but really, the time just seems to pass so quickly.  Cameron turned 27 months about 10 days ago.  And I never quite know how to respond when people ask how old she is now… but, we are now quickly approaching 2.5!  I wanted to take a few minutes and jot down some highlights of our little Cameron, before I forget!

  • First and foremost, she is a HAM!  Loves to laugh, tickle, be tickled, play jokes and generally be silly.
  • She loves to sing and dance and will ask us to join in with her (or sometimes to be quiet and let her sing!)
  • Her favorites songs are:  Poker Face and Just Dance by Lady Gaga & All the Single Ladies by Beyonce.. and she even got excited when Rapper’s Delight came on in the car one day!
  • Her favorite kid songs are:  Itsey Bitsey Spider, Row Row Row Your Boat, Ring Around The Rosey, Wheels on the Bus and Monkeys on the Bed.
  • Cameron loves nature and all animals.  She can name and make the sound of nearly any animal.  We often play a game when she wakes up from nap.  I stand outside her door and make an animal noise and she says, “What’s that?  It’s a … bear/etc.”  This sometimes goes on for 15 animals or so.
  • Simon has also finally really eased up to Cameron and doesn’t get as nervous around her.  He often sits next to her for a cuddle.  And her and Duke are still best buds ever.
  • Cameron had her first “hair cut” around a month ago (by Momma); that really turned her into a little lady.
  • She is really seeking her independence:  will not wear a bib, won’t sit in a high chair (booster only), likes to do things herself.
  • She loves to help with any kind of chores:  bringing in the trash cans, throwing her trash away, laundry transfer and emptying the dishwasher.
  • She has exploded in her language the last few months.  She is now speaking in sentences and will remember things after hearing them just once.
  • She can sing her ABC’s, count to 11, grasp quantity (not just counting from memorization), recognizes several shapes (loves to draw circles) and colors (pink or orange are her favorite!)
  • We are still working on the pottying.  She progresses and sometimes loses interest.  I finally made the connection that she likes to do it like we do (i.e. on the big potty!)
  • Lately, she’s loving Special Agent Oso, Dora and ELMO.  Do not get in between this girl and Oso when she wakes up.
  • It’s the same routine every night at bedtime.  I tuck Cameron in, kiss her on lips, give Dora a kiss and then a final kiss on the cheek (she points and asks for this one.)  And then she waves and says, “Night, Night” and we blow each other a kiss.
  • Her favorite foods are:  bananas (she must peel and hold it herself), any kind of berry, shelled edamame beans which we call “Dora Beans”, chicken nuggets, Mexican food, pizza & pasta. Oh, and ice cream!
  • As as much as possible for a 2 yr. old, she’s very sensitive to others.  She says: “Be Careful!”, “OK, Momma, Daddy?”, “Is it good, Momma/Daddy?” about our food and “Don’t worry.”
  • She LOVES kids of all ages and will get right in the mix pretty  much anywhere we go.
  • She has just started to express when she misses someone/something.  She’ll start getting all squirmy and sad looking and say, “Grandma?”  or “Daddy?”

1 Response to "Where Has My Baby Gone?"

Oh no…I already feel like we can’t hold on to Jude’s baby days. It’s amazing how much they change and develop.

I am glad that Simon has finally turned his corner with Cameron. It was so great when Liam wasn’t scared of Jude’s erratic movements. Now they chase and play and Liam is very tolerant of Jude’s ear pulling and rough pats. But, Liam does tattle when it happens.

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