Wednesday, May 29, 2013

20 months

Actual age: 20 months

Adjusted age: 17 months

Weight: 23 lb 10 oz

Height: I measured her and got 31 inches

Diaper size: 4

Clothing size: 18 and 24 months

Medications/medical concerns: None.

Sleep: She sleeps from 8 until 8 or 9 in the morning. She naps from about 1 to 2:30 or 3.

Eating: Still fickle with food. Some days she eats a lot, some days not. Sometimes she likes blueberries, sometimes not. The joys of toddler eating habits.

Developmental milestones: Still making enormous strides in language and communication. They told me this would happen after she started walking. She is picking up words like crazy and she is responding to so much of what we say. I ask her where her milk is and she goes and finds it. Recently she went up to the table and reached up towards her milk and said "meh, meh" (her version of milk). She is very, very good at communicating what she wants these days. Like going over to her booster seat to show you she is hungry or bringing you her shoes and then sitting in your lap as if to say "okay put on my shoes now". When I ask her if she is all done with her meal she says "dahduh!" which is her version of all done. I love this stage. Being able to communicate with her is awesome.

Teeth: She officially has 12. Her four one year molars and her eight front teeth. Two of the molars are in pretty far and the other two have just broken through.

Best moment this month: The communication has been my biggest highlight this month. One day I couldn't find her sippy cup so I said "Cameron where's your milk?" and she literally immediately ran and got it for me. I couldn't believe it. And the fact that she requested her milk with the word milk is awesome. So I would say those moments were the best. I love, love, love being able to talk to Cameron.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring happenings

Here is another post consisting of the past couple of weeks' instagram photos! Just the family hanging out :) In no particular order...

I turned 19 months old today!

She won't let me put clips in her hair so I have to tie a ribbon in her pony tail!

Observing in her adorable bubble romper

Her bubble machine!!

She can't get enough of sidewalk chalk

Cheese sauce finger painting

Someone got into the cheetos

Getting a ride from daddy

Silly baby always puts her foot up on the table like this!

Evidence of chalk eating

Sir Elton John sunglasses

Helping daddy with the gardening

Just looking cute :)

Looking really cute again

From my hibiscus plant

Hello Kitty sunglasses

Little miss Hollywood

How can you tell I was eating ice cream?

Mommy and Cam at the beach

Lollipop and a pretzel stick

Looking out at the lake. Is it time for the beach yet?

Make a wish

Messy eater

Our new bed with the hibiscus plants

Looking cute in overalls

Running at the park

Painted toenails!

Yummy popsicle

Pretty in purple

Summer shoes

Sleeping on mommy when she was sick :(

Crazy girl can climb up to that table!

Skimmers from babygap

Trying to climb up the slide


Carrying around her play tunnel

Just goin for a walk!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Language and communication, 19.5 months

The following is a list of things Cameron understands and instructions she will follow.
  • Blow kisses
  • Give high fives
  • Wave bye-bye (she also does this without being asked in the appropriate situations)
  • Brush her hair (go find her brush and *try* to brush her hair)
  • Ride her elephant (if I tell her "go ride your elephant" she runs over and gets on her rocking elephant)
  • Point to her nose
  • Point to her belly
  • Clap
  • Dance
  • Find the baby (run to the mirror in her room and point to herself)
  • Bring me a book
  • Put her arms up (when taking off her shirt I'll say "arms up!" and she puts her arms up)
  • Come here (of course only when she feels like it)
  • Give me something (I'll say "can I have that?" and she gives it to me)
  • Shake shake shake (gets her maracas)
  • Point to her hair
  • Sit down/stand up
  • Go to the bathtub (she runs to the bathtub when I tell her it's time for her bath)
  • Drink her milk
  • Lean her head back (for washing her hair)
  • Eat dinner/lunch (she will go to her chair when I say it's time to eat dinner or lunch)
  • Come give me a hug
  • Give me kisses (puts her mouth to my mouth)
  • Go outside
  • Bounce the ball (she knows to throw it on the ground)
  • Push the baby (puts her doll in the toy stroller and pushes it around)
  • Who's home!? (when I say this she runs to the garage door where Josh comes in from work, at which point she says dada! and waits patiently for him to open the door)
  • Say hello (holds the phone up to her ear)


  • Night night *nyny* (I say "want to go night night?" and she says night night)
  • Belly *bebby* (I ask her "where's your belly", she points to it and says belly, she also does this one unprompted)
  • Nose *no* (I ask her "where's your nose", she points to it and says nose)
  • Clap *clap* (when I ask her to clap she will clap and say the word clap)
  • Dance *dah* (when I ask her to dance she will dance and say the word dance)
  • Shake *shik* (when I tell her to shake her shakers she shakes them and says shake)
  • Doggie *doddee* (she says this to any dog, or animal that looks like a dog)
  • Dada *dada*
  • Mama *mama*
  • Baby *baby* (when she sees herself in the mirror, or for her baby doll)
  • Ball *bah*
  • Bye bye *bah bah* (she says this if I am putting on her coat or someone is opening a door)
  • All done *ahda* (she sometimes says this when she is done with her food)
  • Nana *nana* (for banana)
  • Woof woof *oof oof* (when a dog barks she does this, or when we ask what does a doggie say?)
  • Rock *uck* (when she picks up a rock, I tell her it's a rock, she repeats)
  • Milk *mi* (when I say something about her milk)
  • Uh oh *uh oh* (she says this unprompted when she drops something, mostly her sippy cup off the table)
  • What's that *dat* (this one she has been doing for a while, I often point to things and say what's that? now whenever she sees something of interest she points to it and exlaims dat!)
  • Bath *ba* (she says this when we are starting her bath)

She is getting the hang of answering questions. When I say where's your milk? Or where's the doggie? She will point to the items and sometimes say them (she always says doggie when pointing to the dog). Also, when Josh pulls in the drive way I say who's home? And she runs over to the door and yells dada! Her language is becoming very interactive. She is answering questions, following many different instructions, and wanting to name lots of objects. I really enjoy this stage of learning!