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:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Camryn's Birth Announcement

I ordered Camy's custom birth announcements from The Nesting Shoppe...they came out great! And they were a pleasure to work with. Can't wait for the holidays to come so I can order Christmas cards!

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

And now Camryn has some!! She got her ears pierced today (September 17th) and did great! She cried for a few minutes, but stopped when I held her and fell asleep during the car ride home. She looks adorable...I know, how is it possible for her too look any more adorable than she already did?? We also weighed her, and my chunkey monkey is 13.5 lbs!

My attempt at pro photography...

I'm definitely getting better, but still have a long ways to go! But it helps when you have a beautiful subject to work with ;) Here are some pictures of Camryn in her "Sunset" tutu...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Camryn's First Roadtrip to Bradenton (Sept 12-13, 2009)

We finally made the drive over to Bradenton to visit Matt's family. It took us about 3.5 hours and Camryn was quite the trooper...she slept the entire time. She was a little confused when she woke up, but she was excited to see the Johnson family! After lunch, we went to visit Ma-Maw for the first time since Camryn's arrival...she is Camryn's only great grandparent and Camryn is her only great grandchild, so that was extra special!
The next day, we took Camryn to Bradenton Beach. The weather was perfect...slightly overcast, which made it a little cooler for Camryn, and a beautiful breeze! Camryn was asleep when we got there, so once we had the camera set up, I woke her up, so she again, was a little confused. She seemed to enjoy the breeze on her face. We got some great family pictures. We even put her little feet in the sand and got a picture with of her footprints.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We have a thief in our house!

And she goes by the name of Caesey! Caesey is our 20 month old lab mix puppy. She is super sweet and affectionate and craves attention. She adores Camryn and his a protective big sister. Sometimes she can be a bit over-anxious, but that's okay, she's protecting all of us!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's All About the U!!!

C-A-N-E-S!! What a great game last night against FSU! The entire game was back and forth and in the last few seconds of the game...UM scored to win 38-34! I didn't get to watch the entire game because I was trying to put Camryn to sleep, but from the cheers and screams, sounded pretty intense!

Here are some pictures from Camryn's first Miami game (keep in mind, she is a Gator fan first!!)

Labor Day 2009

What a great labor day! Surrounded by family, good friends, good food, good weather...couldn't be any better! Aunt Shelley and Uncle Steve came down this week from NY, so it was wonderful having them celebrate with us! And to wrap up a great day, Miami played a great game against FSU and won!

Rob, Aunt Shelley, Matt, Uncle Steve, and me
Mom and Justin
Aunt Shelley & Me
The whole family (minus a few)
Natalie, Justin, Allison & Camryn
Our little family (love that Caesey decided to join in)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Camryn's 1st time in the pool!

This morning I took Camryn in the pool! You can't officially have a Labor Day without going in the least in Florida! She sported her teeny little bikini and a hat. I have a UV shirt to put on her, but we were only in the pool for about 10 was too chilly (probably from all the rain we've had). After the obligatory photos to commemorate another one of Camryn's "Firsts"...I took her inside and gave her a bath. She liked that much more than the pool!

Happy Labor Day!!