Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving - Week of Nov. 19th

Cameron celebrated his very first Thanksgiving this week with his Grandma Mary Ellen and Grandpa Bill. Although he didn't devour any turkey (directly), he joined in the festivities with his family. Cam and his Dad watched their first annual Thanksgiving Day Lions game.

Besides these milestones, Cameron also had his first RSV vaccine injection on Wednesday. (Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants and children under 1 year of age.)
This is administered monthly by a nurse who visits Cam at his home so that he doesn't have to go out in the cold winter weather. So, before the injection, the nurse had to weigh him...the big boy weighed in at 10 lbs, 3 oz!! We are in double digits!!

Grandma Mary Ellen stayed with Cam and his parents Thursday and Friday night so that Chris and Jane could have dinner out and do some Christmas shopping. Poor Chris had never ventured out on Black Friday. Much to his surprise, Kohl's had a line at least a hundred people long (seriously!). Needless to say, Chris and Jane did not join in the lengthy process. Many thanks to Grandma again for taking such good care of her grandson.

On Sunday, Chris & Jane decorated the Christmas tree. Cameron is mesmerized by the lights and reflective ornaments and Stella thinks it is her new fort.
Let the festivities begin!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Qtr Year Old - Week of Nov 12th

Another great week for Cameron as he quickly passes a quarter of a year old! Cam's personallity is really starting to show now (for better or worse) . He is definitely awake a lot more and always looking around with his eyes wide open just taking it all in. Looking back it is so hard to believe the he has come so far in such a short amount of time. Chris and Jane are so excited about his progress.

His latest accomplishments include propping his bottle with his hands (this was a one-time show, but gave his parents a break!) and watching everyone's facial expressions. He even seems to mimic people by trying to stick out his tongue out if you sticks yours out first. His head and neck are growing stronger every day as he notices his surroundings more and more.

On Sunday, Chris, Jane & Cameron took a car ride up north so that Cam could meet a few of his cousins that hadn't seen him yet. It was a great day full of sunshine and Cameron was passed around the family and was completely happy to see everyone.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful (and restful) Thanksgiving holiday.

Chris, Jane & Cameron have so very much to be thankful for this year!! Love to you all...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rockin and Rollin - Week of Nov. 5th

Cameron seems to be changing right before his Mom & Dad's eyes! Not only is he growing every week, but he is also grasping things more and focusing in on objects. This week he rolled "a 180!" That is, he rolled over from his stomach to his back. It was quite exciting to see! It's funny how Mom & Dad never thought they'd be so thrilled with these little accomplishments. Every small thing that Cam does seems so unbelievable. His parents now realize why other parents are so overjoyed by these seemingly silly things.

****Big news of the week****Cameron is now 9.05 pounds (as of Saturday). Obviously he isn't having any problems eating and packing on the weight. At this rate he will be well over 10 pounds by the end of the year. Probably just have to give him a little turkey with extra gravy on Thanksgiving just to make sure.

Cam had many visitors again this week. Sweet Andrea and Big Sis Lauren stopped in on Friday to see how much he was growing. He gave them quite a show focusing in and displaying his tummy time skills. His godmother Joanne gave him a snuggle or two Friday eve and of course Grandma Mary Ellen sees her adorable grandson every week.

Now all we need to do is convince Cam he is big enough to sleep through the night!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween - Week of Oct. 29th

This was quite an exciting week for Cameron as he celebrated his 1st Halloween!! On Wednesday, Jane dressed him up in an orange sleeper that was adorned with a black cat, pumpkin and a big 'boo'! Cam also had a Pooh pumpkin hat. Chris works at FTC&H (Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber) and his company has desk-to-desk trick-or-treating for all of the families so that the kids don't have to go out in the cold. Cameron met just about everyone at FTC&H as his proud papa strolled him around the company.

Cameron continues to surprise his parents. He's holding up his head more and seems to focus in on things. He can follow an object with his eyes. Most importantly, he appears to love watching football with his dad!!

This week, Cam's Grandma Mary Ellen came to see him twice! He is such a lucky boy. His grandma tells him all kinds of stories and loves to hold her precious grandson.

Stay tuned next week for an update on Cameron's weight!!