Thursday, October 4, 2012

Big girl changes

So in less than two weeks Avery went from bottles, formula, no table food (except cheerios) and no sippies to no bottles, only milk, hates purees, only sippies and only table foods.

She loves
chicken fingers
fish sticks
blueberry muffins
cottage cheese
mashed potatoes
grilled cheese

She is not into pasta, which is weird.  She is also still wary of anything that feels wet or not solid.  So fruit is not her thing right now, neither is pasta.

I would like to get more healthy with her options, but for now she is refusing those things.  So we will just keep on offering it.

She likes her milk and loves water!  She wants to drink out of a water bottle and is awful at it!!!!  She will let her mouth fill up and then let it all flow out!  But she thinks its funny!

It is just so crazy to see her change so much!!!!

She got croup on Saturday morning has been a bit clingy and fussy, but in terms of clingy it has been kind of nice.  She is a good hugger, but very independent and a mover, so there is very little snuggle time.

Otherwise she was a total trooper.

And today we are flying to Virginia to vacation with Mimi and Eddie and celebrate my brother and his soon to be wife at their wedding this weekend!

I probably won't post much since we will be out and about.

And I haven't posted and commented as much lately, since this is the second week of being full time in grad school.  I am a bit overwhelmed to say teh least!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


So after a lot of thought, I have decided to stop posting to this blog.  I have another blog that is family centered and a bit more of a mommy blog.

I sometimes feel bad posting random baby cuteness on this blog and now have pretty much stopped posting here completely.

I loved this blog, but I am still following all of your blogs and trying to comment when possible!

I would love for you to check out my family blog and continue following, as I love hearing from all of you!

This is it . . . . .

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Avery's First Christmas

I just loved this Christmas and I cannot imagine how awesome it will be when she gets older and more aware of what is going on!

So on Christmas Eve we opened our presents as a family of three!

Our stockings
 Avery with her stocking!
 She is kind of opening her presents.
 She got level 2 nipples.
 She also got her favorites, pacis!

These are the family Christmas PJ's for the family!
 Avery opening her present.
 Still opening!
 Her pajamas!
Avery and Daddy!
 Avery's first toy for Christmas!
 She got stackable rings!
 She seems to like them!

 She looks like she is laughing here, but unfortunately, she still doesn't laugh very often.  But it sure looks cute!

 I got the Harry Potter movie series from Ray!
 He got a golf rain jacket from me!
 Mommy and baby!
Avery in her elf outfit, so cute!
 Taking a nap, Christmas is tiring!
 With her grandparents!
 The dessert tray, mmmmmm!
 With her antlers!
 Me playing with the different settings on the camera!

 Reading Twas the Night Before Christmas!
 Her stocking at Grandma and Grandpa's!
 In one of her gifts, a Bumbo!

 Everyone's favorite present . . . .Avery!
 She loves her Octoplush!

 And her gift from Santa!  A ballerina teddy bear backpack, so cute!!!
 She will be using this for sleepovers!
 Family picture with our penguin pjs.

 And one last elf shot!
Last but not least, Avery as a reindeer!  She endured a lot of outfit changes, but she was a champ and her first Christmas was a success!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Avery is amazing!!!!!
she is "talking" lots of coos and squeals, it is sooo cute

she is starting to giggle, it isn't all the time, but grandma makes it happen more than we do
she is doing better with entertaining herself now, mostly with her hands
she is holding her head up really well and can lay on her tummy and really support herself

her hair is growing a bit more in the natural light it looks blonde and in any other light she looks brunette
her eyes are lightening up a bit, but are still a beautiful blue
she still likes her paci to fall asleep with but doesn't need it much any other time
we have to put dark Karo syrup in 2 of her bottles to her her have loose stools
she still hates tummy time and only tolerates it for about 2 minutes at a time

Avery's firsts . . . .
Christmas everything (we'll do another post for that)

6 month pants

Lessons learned
it really helps her to sleep longer if we "top her off" right before bed

Not sure about either, but I know she is over 13 pounds and over 23 inches.  She is getting sooo long!

She eats at 10am, 2pm, 6pm (all 6 ounces), a top off at 8 or 9 (2 ounces) and another 6 ounces whenever she wakes up (between 4 and 7).

She is getting a bit more consistent with her sleeping through the night!  She will fall asleep (on one of us) between 8 and 9.  We will swaddle her and put her down.  Sometimes she stays asleep, sometimes she wakes up and we let her cry for a few minutes and then go in and comfort her.  Sometimes we only need to comfort her once sometimes this lasts for 45 minutes.  The length has really started to decrease though!

She isn't on a nap schedule, the closest thing to it, is usually falling asleep after her 10am feeding!

She loves to be out and about.  She is so well behaved.  She just takes everything in! Her head is going in all directions and her eyes are huge!!!!

What do you do to get your babe to giggle, I would love to hear her giggle more often!


Her 3 months and Christmas pictures!

Cutest tu-tu pic ever!!!

The many 3 month pictures!!!
 Why hello Mr. Bear, how long have you been here?

 I am over the bear, back to my favorite thing, my hand!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Visiting Santa

We took Avery to meet Santa yesterday!

I figure next year she might be in Stranger Danger mode and won't like it, so this might be my last chance for two years!

We got to the mall early to drop off my company's Angel Tree donations and then stood in line.  Avery slept through everything, we had to wake her up when it was her turn!  Why can't she sleep like that at night?

So when I first handed her over she started crying, but then just kind of sat there like "What the hell?"

And then she got bored with it.

So we got her pictures and gave her the bottle before we went to dinner.

These are her in the food court, showing off her outfit!