Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our little girl is all grown up!

Our little kitty with her grandparents
Camryn's 6 month photos
Camryn at the lake with Aunt Jamie about 6 months
I can't believe how the past 7 months have flown by! Camryn has changed so much and our life has changed in many ways as well. Camryn has been to Michigan twice already, the beach a couple times, Lake Gaston and all over the state. She's now crawling, standing on her own, cruising and into EVERYTHING! She has no problem going up stairs, but going down is eventful...hence why they are now gated off. She has only 2 teeth and just got those about 6 weeks ago. She LOVES food still, pretty much anything! She says "Hi!", "Hi Daddy!", "mama", "nana", "thank you". She loves kids and gets very excited and waves both arms to them whenever she sees them. She is a hit wherever we go as she waves to everyone and says "Hi!". I just can't believe she'll be 1 in 5 weeks!!
Camryn is sleeping a lot more, so mom and dad are feeling mostly rested. Daylight savings time sucks though with babies, she has been SO grumpy at night for the past week! She seems to finally be adjusting to the time. Last Saturday Cam's first cousin was born and she meet Owen Thursday night. Boy, that was entertaining as she did not like that he was in her swing and whined until she got to ride it (keep in mind she weighs 20 lbs and hasn't been in it for 4 months and Owen weighs 7 lbs). Quite funny! So below are pictures of Camryn over the last several months! I'm hoping to get back to blogging more!


The major events in our lives since March have been:


May--Michigan for my grandmother's 80th birthday


August--Brett's grandfather died and a friend of mine from high school died, we celebrated our
5th anniversary


September--I turned 26


October--Mark and Jeanie got married, Halloween--we carved pumpkins and handed out candy with our kitty cat


November--Owen was born! Looking forward to Thanksgiving and Cam enjoying the food!

In December we are going to St. john for a week for our anniversary, Brett will be Santa's Elf at our friend's Christmas party, Cam's 1st birthday and party and of course Christmas! We can't wait for all the fun!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

3 Month update





Lots of changes this month. I've gone back to work 2 days a week--so glad I'm not back to my 3! It's hard to leave Camryn, but nice to be with adults. Her grandmothers have been great watching her when I'm at work. This summer Jamie will be watching her a lot. Brett and Camryn visited we at work a couple weeks ago and had lunch. We put her on the scale and she topped out at 13.5 lbs!! This lil girl does not miss a meal! She loves to talk, grab hair and jewelry, suck on her entire hand, and blow bubbles. We are definantly in the drooling phase. Camryn is still mostly in 0-3 month clothes but does fit into some 3-6. She is getting more alert and interacts more every day! She still hates her tummy and now besides rolling off her belly, she's started to try to crawl--though right now it's more of a scoot. It's so much fun to see her grow! Her first Easter was spent with her dad and my family (it was my holiday weekend to work). Easter night though, we went up to Lake Gaston for her first trip to the lake and first boat ride--she hates her life jacket by the way.

We got a nice tax return this year and have start some new projects around the house. We, well mainly me, stained the back deck and bought a patio dining set. Camryn got a glider and ottoman for her room and we are redoing the swing set. Her new slide is coming in this week and we got her a swing. Brett has bought the supplies and will soon start putting up wainscoting in the dining room. I think that pretty much covers everything on that end.

Luke, my little brother, did Camryn's 3 month photos a couple of weeks ago. There were some REALLY cute ones as you can see!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Almost 3 Months!

playing dress up on the bumbo
"just wait til you change my diaper!"
playing on my quilt


"I've got this posing thing down"

We are loving being parents!! Camryn brings us so much joy, also a lack of sleep, but she is so worth it! I can't believe that I have to go back to work in a week and a half! She's almost 3 months! In the last month she has started teething (yes, I know I can't believe it either!). She loves to talk, rollover, and is such a morning person! She smiles all morning long, it is sooo freaking cute! Camryn started sleeping in her own room this past week and is still consistently sleeping around 6 hrs straight a night. She also had her first sleepover at my parents Friday night and did great! For our 1st night childless we were so pathetic that we went to dinner then went home and were both asleep by 9! We are going to try out the jogging stroller today since the weather is so nice, we'll see how that goes. She is growing up so fast! She also now hates being held like a baby--she wants to sit up and see what's going on in the world and be apart of it.
Brett and I are so loving that the weather is finally getting nice so we can get out and do things in the yard and with Camryn. We have been on several walks with her and Ginger. Ginger is still getting ignored, I'm hoping that she'll get calmer and stop thinking Camryn is a toy. One of our friends had their baby a month ago and we met Landon last weekend. Our other really good friends are having their second boy in the next month. Camryn is surrounded by boys, but she'll get the pick of the litter! We are headed to Michigan this next weekend for my grandfather's 90th birthday and Camryn will get to meet a lot of the family, along with her first plane ride! Yikes! We'll see how this goes! We'll keep you all posted!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

New News

This has been a big week for Camryn! She started smiling, she's now "talking" and she can roll from her stomach to her back--which she tries to do everytime you put her on her stomach--though she's not always successful! We can't believe it! Our good friends had their baby today and we can't wait to meet Camryn's "future husband". Camryn's newborn photo session proofs also came in this week...if you want to see them the link is posted below, ENJOY!

http://nancyrayphotography.instaproofs.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Camryn's First Snow!

Our way of getting Camryn around in the snow and keeping her warm
Camryn had ruined her clothes and Nana thought she'd tease her for a bit
Beautiful snow baby!
Family picture

This past weekend NC got it's most likely one and only snow of the year...at least that's the normal number of times we get snow. We decided (after much convincing) to stay at Jenna's parents for the weekend...we couldn't turn down the jacuzzi, free food, bananagrams, and help with Cam! We ended up getting at least 5" and it was beautiful! Pops (Tom) got stuck in Florida until late Saturday night when he was able to fly to Charlotte and then drive to Raleigh. Camryn did great in the snow! She slept most of the time we were out but enjoyed her walk in the Baby Bjorn and sledding around the yard in her carseat. We finally came home last night after the roads were good enough to drive on.

A general update on Camryn, she is 6 weeks today! She is starting to smile at people and still loves to stare up at fans, pictures, anything really. She has a short attention span however so you have to give her a change in scenary quite often! This past week has started going a consistent 4.5-6 hrs at night between feedings, YAY! She doesn't sleep that entire time but it's better then feeding every 3 hours. She loves being held and she really hates sleeping on her back...she much prefers her side. Sooner than later she will be moving into her nursery. Her pacifier is her best friend (and Jenna's!!). At her one month appointment Cam clocked in at a whopping 8 lbs 11 oz, up 21 ounces in 2 weeks! Obviously she is eating well, the lil porker! She's starting to finally get the thigh rolls and wrist rolls, so cute!! Jenna's grandmother and one of her aunts will be meeting Camryn in a few weeks when they fly in for a quick visit. This will the first of Jenna's extended family to see her. In March we are flying up to Michigan for Jenna's grandfather's 90th birthday so the rest of the family will meet lil miss then. Traveling with a not quite 3 month old will definantly be interesting!! Brett is doing great with Camryn and has titled himself the "champion burper", stating that he can always get her to burp. He is getting more helpful with night time feedings and loves to kiss on Camryn whenever he can. He still likes to hand her off when the screaming will not subside, but we are working on that! On another note, anybody have any secrets for getting baby poop out of clothes besides washing them a million times??

We hope this finds you all well and safe and that you are having a fabulous new year so far! Hope to hear or see you all soon!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

4 weeks and counting!

This first month has flown by! Camryn is starting to wake up a little bit more--of course not always when I would like it, like 4 AM. We love her alert times! She has such big, beautiful eyes and she LOVES to stare at the fans and pictures on the walls...it's too cute to see her entranced! She is starting to fight going to sleep when she's tired which is so NOT fun! I'm reading Happiest Baby on the Block and getting some good pointers but I'm always open to more!! Brett has been great with letting me get some sleep when he's home. He'll get up with Camryn in the morning and watch her so I can get a few hours of undisturbed sleep which has been lifesaving! Our friends have been great with bringing by meals! It has been so nice not to cook as much! Also, Brett's mom and my mom have come over and watched Camryn for a couple hours to allow me to run some errands childless which I so took for granted!! Today we took our first walk. It was a gorgeous 65 degrees so we couldn't pass up enjoying the day, plus I need to get back to exercising!

A little bit about Camryn--She is definitely a pacifier girl, don't you dare take it away from her! She doesn't just poop, she explodes, so watch out or your clothes or carpet or bed skirt will be ruined. She doesn't eat, she inhales her food! It can never get in there quick enough and she will only burp on occasion, it is never a guarantee! She loves to sleep still and is an all around good sleeper. She is a squirmer and already loves to lift her head and look around, such a strong little girl!

Friday is our one month appointment and we can't wait to find out how much weight she has gained! I call her my "chunky monkey" because of how active she is and how much she loves to eat! We'll see if that translates into ounces! Friday we are also going to the huge Kids Consignment sale at the state fairgrounds with our neighbors to look for a bunch of things we need for lil miss that we haven't bought yet. I'm excited to see what deals we can find!

I'll post more pictures soon!

Oh--BTW--whoever said babies average 10 diapers/day LIED!! I need to buy stock in Pampers!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Photo Session Posted!

Check out Camryn's first professional photo session!
www.nancyrayblog.com