Saturday, January 31, 2009

So sorry!

I know it's been forever since I posted, but I just haven't had the time. I wish I could be one of those bloggers that posts every single day and people flock to read my opinions and about the life of my little family... but I just know that's not going to happen when I post twice a month! Here's what we've been up to:

Right after Christmas, our OBU friend Heath came to visit! Sadly, this is the only picture we took the whole time he was here (at the museum in the basement of the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument). He got sick and had to stay away from Avery for the most part... but we still had fun running around the city and seeing 2 movies! We miss you, Heath!

This is from earlier this month! Avery loves to play with her toys and last night she started trying really hard to grab them! It's so cute! She keeps on growing- her 0-3 clothes are definitely too small, but the 3-6's are too big... so we make her wear the too small ones, but the brands that come in a 3month size fit the best for now.

She also likes to sit up on the couch like a "big girl" and watch TV. She's like her mom and prefers to have a blanket over her lap :)

The changing table continues to be her favorite place to talk and smile. She's working really hard on laughing, but it still comes out like a grunt instead. Don't worry, we have it on video :)

And here's the grand finale! I swore I would never drive a minivan, and I loathe the color red, but here is our new ride: a new 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. As far as vans go, I love it! It drives great and has that new car smell :) We got a steal of a deal on it and basically traded our CR-V for the van and only have to play $10 more a month. Woohoo!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

You're gonna love it!

Avery had her 2-month checkup on Wednesday. Here are her stats for this month:
Weight- 10lbs 2oz (between the 25th and 50th percentile... so I guess 37th?)
Length- 22 1/2 inches (50th percentile)
Head Circumference- 15 1/8 inches (50th percentile)

So, she's doing great! She got some shots (not a fun experience for either of us) and has been running a low-grade fever and seems more tired today. She also projectile vomited EVERYWHERE this morning, but I think it's because she gagged on the Tylenol. Either way, she earned herself an extra bath! :)

I have a fun surprise for all of you... VIDEOS! yay! The first one is of Avery talking and the second one is of her playing on her playmat (which she LOVES to do!) Enjoy our baby girl!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I Can't Believe It....

This little peanut is 2 months old today! Time flies when you're having fun... Here are some things about Avery at 2 months old:
- Wearing 0-3 month clothes
- Always full of smiles and beginning to "talk"
- Likes to grab the neck of my shirt or my hair when she's falling asleep or nursing
- Starting to suck on her hands
- Able to hold a toy placed in her hands
- Always kicking and wiggling
- Loves to watch TV
- Not as crazy about the swing anymore
- Starting to cry when she falls asleep (this isn't so much fun)
- Absolutely stellar gross motor skills :)

I took some video of Avery playing and talking today- I'll work on getting those online tomorrow!

Happy 2-month birthday, baby girl!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cellphone photos

Today's blog will be a bunch of photos I've taken with the good ol' pink Centro! Since they're phone photos, a lot of them are of her in her carseat.
This is a pic of her asleep in the sling when she was just a couple of weeks old!

Milk Coma :)

Wrapped in her blanket at the doctor's office waiting for her check-up

Asleep on the Boppy :)

Wanna fight?

She always spits out her paci once she falls asleep... this one didn't go quite far enough

This is her warm fleece lamb suit... it's cute :)

Sleeping :)

When you're trying to capture her smile, she just makes silly faces!

Again with the silliness...

She looks tough, right?!

Updates... let's see.... yesterday Avery went through an odd eating spree- she wanted to eat every 2 hours, but would only eat for 3-5 minutes. That's it. She didn't seem cranky or like she was still hungry, so I didn't worry about it. We'll see how today goes.
It looks like we're going to have a thumb sucker whether we like it or not. We gave her a paci in the hopes that she wouldn't want to suck a finger or her thumb (theory: you can always take away a paci, you can't take away her hand), but the past few days she has been furiously trying to suck on her hand/thumb. She can't coordinate getting just the thumb in her mouth, so usually the whole fist goes in, but she definitely prefers this over her pacifier. Problem: she gets so frustrated trying to suck on her hand that it wakes her up instead of helping her fall asleep! Ugh... hopefully this problem resolves itself over the next few weeks!

We go to the doctor on Wednesday for her 2-mo check up! I'll post then and let you know how it goes! I held her on the scale this morning and it says she weights 10 1/2 lbs! Yikes! We'll see!