Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cameron Elizabeth: 6 months old.

My dearest baby Cameron,

You are six months old now! Holy cow kid, where has the time gone? This post is actually your five and six month post because, well, day when you are a mommy you will understand. Sometimes time just gets away from you. I'll do my best to recap all of your progress over the past few months though.
Where to begin? Well little pickle (this is my favourite nickname for you), you love to play with your toes. You love to smile. You love it when we tickle you under your chin and ask you "whatcha got in there?". You laugh when we say "boo" or "chomp!", and you love to be held up high. You are most interested in your big brother and Cam, it may have taken six months, but I do think he is coming around. Yesterday when we asked him to give you a kiss, he planted a big juicy one on your face. I'm not sure what you thought of this, but we were thrilled. He is also quite pleased to rediscover all of his old toys, and you are a good sport about sharing with him. He also likes your new toys, so I hope this spirit of sharing continues.
So far you are what I would call an "easy" baby. You may wake up a few times to eat at night, but you always go right back to sleep. You really don't cry unless you are teething (there's been lots of this in the last week - we think your bottom teeth are days away). And a flirtier baby I have not met - baby Cam, you can turn it on like no other. I thought your brother was good, but you melt hearts left and right.
In the past month you have really found your voice. You have a little thrill scream that is quite something. Max doesn't think too much of it, but he does his share of screaming too, so you get a pass on this. You are also queen of the crocodile tears. As much as you are an easy baby, you are not the most patient one. If we take too long getting to you once you have "announced" your desire to be picked up, the tears come. Unfortunately for you, we are onto you, so while you do get picked up, we also laugh at you a little bit, because you are so darn cute.

Cameron, you are a girl that is on the move. You are strong, and can hold your upper body up and wiggle yourself around. You can rock back and forth on your knees (you like to do this in the middle of the night if I take too long to get to feeding you). You can almost sit up on your own, but you aren't quite there yet. This makes for awkward baths because you don't want to lay back in the baby hammock-thing, but you aren't sturdy enough to sit up. You usually have baths with me though, so it really isn't a problem.

One of the really cool things you are doing is participating in the Early Autism Study at McMaster University. It isn't that we think you have ASD, it's that we think they are doing really important work and want to help the researchers find out what the early signs of autism are so kids can diagnosed and treated early. We went for your first visit last week and you did great. It was neat to see you looking at pictures of faces and looking right at the eyes. You also responded to my pointing at objects and you even responded to your name! You thought the moving dots were a bit boring, but they kind of were, so I don't blame you.
Cameron, I hope that the next six months don't go quite as fast because I want to soak up every minute of my time with you and enjoy you. I love waking up to your smile in the morning and falling asleep with your little hand curled up in mine, your sweet face so at peace. You are a blessing and I never forget that for one moment.



  1. Gorgeous post! One more reason why I think you are the bestest mommy in the wild, wild western hemisphere.

    I so want to be a pseudo-auntie to this kid (and maybe take her out to get her ears pierced one day).


  2. Lol. You are on!

  3. No tats, though. Promise.

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