Friday, November 6, 2009

Camryn is 4 months old!!

Camryn is now 4 months old! We've really noticed a difference in her this month. She's defnitely outgrown that clingy infant stage and is now a happy, more independent baby. She loves to play in her exersaucer and is now grabbing and batting at toys, shaking her rattles, etc. I can now put her down in her pack-n-play, or on the floor, and as long as there are toys, she's happy for about 30 min, which has allowed me the ability to clean, cook, etc. without having to hold her. She rolls all over the place and can even sit unassisted for a couple of minutes. She also loves standing up and seeing the world. She also now belly laughs, which is pretty hysterical!

Camryn also had her 4 month check up and got 3 shots and an oral vaccine, and was not a happy camper! But, we were given the green light to start solids. Her pediatrician said to skip cereal since she's already getting it in her bottle for reflux. We are going to start with green veggies first (peas and green beans), then yellow veggies (squash), then orange veggies (carrots, sweet potato). This way, she's introduced to the yucky things first. We will wait to start fruits until 6 months, so she has a solid 2 months of eating and liking vegetables.

Weight: 17lbs 4oz (>95 percentile)

Length: 26 inches (>95 percentile)
Eating: 6oz every 3-4 hours
Clothing size: some 3-6 months, 6m, and some 6-9 months
Diapers size: size 2 (Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive)
Sleeping: last bottle around 8:00pm, bedtime at 8:30pm, sleeps until about 7:30am

Here are her 4 month pictures:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Today was Camryn's 1st Halloween! We really didn't do much - we carved a pumpkin (well, Matt did that) just dressed her up in her Tinkerbell costume, took a few pictures, and then ordered pizza and watched a movie! Boy has life changed with a baby! I don't think I've ever sat home on Halloween! We did have a handful of trick-or-treaters, so that was fun!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Who needs an alarm clock when you have Camryn!

Here's a glimpse as to what I wake up to every morning - a very happy baby :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More picture fun!

Here are a few pictures of Camryn, sitting up like a big girl! It was the first cold front of the season, so it was nice to dress her up in her pants and hat!

My Lil Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch!

Camryn and her friend, Myka

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Camryn in her Exersaucer

Last week, I put together Camryn's exersaucer. She has excellent head and torso control, and likes to be up and part of everything, so I figured now would be a good time. She was a little overwhelmed at first with all the toys, music, etc. but now she loves it. Up next is her Jumperoo! That should be fun...but when she's a little older!

A little too much excitement for one day!

Here's a video of Camy in the exersaucer for the first time:

Camryn in her "Cupcake" Tutu with Bloomers

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall / Halloween Pictures

Camryn is going to be Tinkerbell for Halloween! She has a custom-made halter-top dress made of tulle, with a headband and wings to match! Too bad she's too little to really experience Halloween, but to dress her up for a few pictures is good enough.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

3 months old!!

I still can't believe that Camryn is 3 months old! It feels like only yesterday that she was being placed into my arms for the first time! My how things have changed! Camryn is getting bigger by the minute and growing like a weed! She's learned so many new things! She's loves being propped up so that she can see the world. She rolls like a pro from back to side and from stomach to back. She's even done a few complete rolls - but I think that was more of a fluke than intentional. At night, she's all over her crib. I need to videotape her one night and see how she does it. She'll start off in the center of her crib, then will somehow end up all the way in the right corner when I check on her before I go to sleep. Then she'll be all the way in the left corner in the morning. She's even woken up without a diaper on! She'll sit for a second or two unsuported, until gravity takes over and she slowly leans to the side! She's talking up a storm, laughing, cooing, squeeling! She loves lights and music, and just loves being the center of attention.

Weight: 14 lbs

Length: 24 inches
Eating: 6oz every 3-4 hours
Clothing size: 3-6months, 3 months and even some 6 months!
Diapers size: size 2 (Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive)
Sleeping: last bottle around 8:30pm, bedtime at 9:00pm, sleeps until 6am, eats for about 10-20 min, then sleeps until 7am on work days and 9am on days off
Activities & Milestones: smiling, laughing, shrieking, reaching for objects, pushing up on arms to left head and chest; talking, putting everything in her mouth, sitting unsuported for a few seconds; rolling from stomach to back and from side-to-side

Here are some recent pictures:

Monday, September 28, 2009

First day back at work...

Like all good things, maternity leave had to come to an end. Ugghhhh, so after 13 wonderful weeks off with my baby girl, I went back to work today and Camryn started her full day of daycare. I had taken her on Thursday and Friday for a couple of hours so she could get to know her teachers and the room and so I could set up her crib. To make her feel more at home, I bought a crib toy that has flashing lights (which she loves) and a mirror, but more importantly, a feature that allows me to record my voice, hehe. I also slept with her sheets and blankets so she would have my smell. Maybe I'm going overboard, who knows, but whatever makes me feel a little bit better. The day went by somewhat fast since I was soooo busy - I saw 41 patients today! And it was the best feeling in the world to pick her up and get a great big smile!

Here is a picture of her this morning on our way to daycare:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mommy-and-Me classes

Camryn and I enjoy our weekly Mommy-and-Me classes at the Mailman Institute at Nova Southeastern University. We have fun signing songs, playing games, and looking at the other babies. Each class, we have "lessons" that deal with each of the 5 senses. Last week our "touch" lesson was laying in a bowl of cotton. Camryn loved it! Here are some pictures from the class: