Saturday, August 16, 2008

14 Months

As much as this kid tries my patience, I just can't seem to get enough of him lately. His quirky little smile and LONG eyelashes melt my heart. I can't believe how fast he is growing up. Everyday I tell myself I need to blog about the fun things he is doing and I just never seem to get around to it. So here goes nothing!

Over the last week or so he has been growing out of a second nap. So today I decided to bite the bullet and try one nap. Normally he goes to sleep at 10am but I was able to keep him up until 1130am today and he is currently sleeping. I am crossing my fingers that he sleeps for a solid three hours and can hold up until bedtime. We shall see!

He loves playing patty cake, especially the part when you help him clap his hands really fast while saying, "bake me a cake as fast as you can". He gets a kick out of his dad chasing him around the kitchen and jumping out around the corner to scare him. Both Camden and the dog have mastered playing tug-o-war with each other. He laughs hysterically when you grab his toes and say, "this little piggy...". He still loves to walk around the house whining, "mama mama". He can point to his "button" aka belly button, and loves to lift everyone else's shirt to find theirs. When you ask him what a cow says he says, "moo". When you ask him "where's your nose" he touches yours and waits for you to say, "beep beep".

Bam Bam is his new nickname. He always has a plastic golf club or bat in his hat and walks around hitting it on the floor, or couch, or the door, or himself, or us. He has a permanent bruise on his forehead from head butting everything. Instead of hearing him cry when he wakes up I will hear a pounding noise, as if someone were banging on the wall...but nope, its him pounding his head on the crib. He also loves to use our head or the back door for these same tension relieving methods. Speaking of tension, he won't stop grinding his teeth. It sounds like he has a rock in his mouth but nope, its just him grinding those eight pearly whites. Do you think my kid has anger issues?

He is becoming a little too independent for my liking. He loves to hold his own spoon to feed himself, only problem is he doesn't get much in his mouth that way. While walking if I try to hold his hand he will pull it away, as if to say "Mom, I don't need your help".

It is amazing how much he comprehends. When you ask him if he wants to go "night night" he blows you kisses and heads for his room, turns on the fan, and waits by the crib. I can ask him to go get something and he will(for the most part). He is one smart and stubborn little guy.


Rebecca said...

He's growing up so fast! What fun things he's doing. Good luck with the naps. It takes a little time... we made H go to one nap when C did. Took about a month for her to get used to it. But if Cam is ready I'm sure he'll get used to it quickly. :)

Kris*Mitch*Kal said...

He is so cute!! That smile is to die for......


Owen does all the same stuff...except he has stopped grinding his teeth. He just stopped doing it one day!!! I wish you lived here!

Evan and Cara Fish said...

he really is gorgeous. We need to hang out so I can see him!