Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Blogs coming soon: "sick of being sick" and "emily's 2nd birthday!"
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
(You can see what her feet do at rest in this picture. Her right foot is worse than her left.)
Saturday, March 7, 2009
So, at six months, Camryn weighed in at 18 pounds 4 ounces, which is the 90%tile for her age. To put it in perspective, at six months Connor weighed 17 pounds 8 ounces and Emily weighed 16 pounds 6 ounces. Carter's says that's a size "9 months"; Old Navy says that's a size "6 to 12 months"; Target (Circo) says that's a size "9 months" and Children's Place says that's a size "12 months". I say it's a size "large and in charge". I do love her legs...they are solid. Her height was 75%tile; 26 and a half inches.
Developmentally, she's doing everything she should be doing. She's well into solid foods now, her favorites are pears, prunes and sweet potatoes. She's not a big fan of baby cereal. I've been trying the juice cup but she doesn't know what to do with it yet. She just laughs at me when I put it in her mouth. She's a great sleeper thus far. She goes to bed around 7 p.m., gets up for a bottle around 5 a.m. and then goes back to sleep until about 7-8 a.m. For the most part, she is taking two naps now but needs a third some days. When not sleeping or eating, she is very content doing anything. She'll sit on the floor and play with toys, cruise around in her walker, hang out in her ultrasaucer, and she likes the swing and johnny jumper. She watches Connor and Emily constantly and they are very good with her. She also really enjoys music. Camryn seems to always be smiling.
She's has a follow-up appointment with the Orthopedic doctor on the 11th to take another look at her feet (see previous December post "Metatarsus Adductus"). I'll blog an update about that next week.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Our dinner was great, no real story to tell. Connor kept himself busy with the activity book, Emily colored and sat nicely and Camryn catnapped. The kids ate their food, listened well and we all enjoyed ourselves. The couple sitting next to us were finished before us. As they were leaving, they came over and complimented us. The man told us what a nice family we have. The woman said, "it's refreshing to sit near such quiet children".
We thanked them and as they left I had to laugh. A few posts ago I talked about how we are 'that' family and my last post described, video evidence included, the dinnertime screaming competition that Connor and Emily decided was appropriate. How ironic.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
These days, Connor and Emily pretty much spend every waking moment trying to out-do each other. Emily wants to play with Connor's things, Connor wants to play with whatever Emily has at the moment, they chase each other, tackle each other, scream at each other...you name it. For some reason, dinnertime has become their time to see who can be the loudest. One is singing while the other is talking, or they're trying to get Camryn to laugh, or they're trying to get each other to laugh. Whatever they are doing, it is usually loud. Tonight they decided to have a "who can scream the loudest" competition. I can't decide if Camryn looks scared, confused, amazed or disgusted. I just had to grab the camera.