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!!!


  1. I'm so glad she's doing so well. What adorable pictures too - I'm sure you'll have a wonderful first Christmas together :)

  2. She is SO cute!! We, too, are having to go the Karo syrup route. Not fun to see your little baby have tummy issues. :-(

    Good luck with the giggling. Reagan definitely smiled huge for her grandma before she did it with us.

    How do you handle the swaddle at 3 months? We have tried to swaddle Reagan again but she LOVES to have her arms out.

  3. She's precious!! My guys loves his hand, too. It's the funniest thing.

    So glad you found the award - finding time to do anything but feed, change, and wash bottles is challening!

  4. I can't believe she is 3 months already!! We got Emily a tummy mat to play on and she likes it. There is a little pillow that props them up a little bit.

  5. Awww <3 I love that tutu! She is just beautiful.
    I'm on a break right now, so you may not hear from me. Have a Merry Christmas!!

  6. Ha ha! This is SO cute! So glad all is going well! And I am a tutu freak - it is the basis for Addy's 1 year birthday party:) - LOVE The one you have her in:). As for giggling - usually we blow on their tummies and that gets a good reaction:). Or peek-a-boo! Enjoy:)!