Friday, September 30, 2011


Sniff Sniff

Someone outgrew all their newborn clothes.

Monday, September 26, 2011

1 Month Stats

Sleep: The first two weeks you probably slept 16 hours a day.  But lately, you are much more awake and alert during the day and only take little cat naps. Usually we’ll rock you and you’ll fall asleep but the minute we put you down to sleep you are bright eyes and awake.  You much prefer to be held, cuddled, and rocked.  You also enjoy being walked around the house.  Your favorite is getting your bottom gently patted as you drift off to sleep.  At night you are almost always up at 3am and 6am. When you wake up for a nighttime feeding you are up for about 30 minutes and then you go right back to sleep. 

Feed: You are eating between every 2 to 3 hours.  We switched you to Similac Sensitive because you seem to get fussy if/when you have gas.  You started out taking about an ounce at a time, but now on average you consume between 2-3 ounces each feeding.  As you drink your bottle, you make the sweetest little sounds.  I love them!

Weight: You were 7lb 4oz when we left the hospital but now you are 9lb 3oz!  It’s hard to believe you have gained almost 2lbs.

Length:  You have grown 1 inch and are now 21 inches

Diaper Size: Newborns.  We use Pampers Swaddlers or Huggies.  It took us 10 days to realize they had a color line!!  Grandpa surprised us with a box of 234 diapers!  That is probably enough to last 3 weeks. 

Clothes Size: Newborns and some 0-3 months.  You love to be swaddled.  I recently purchased a swaddle blanket that velcros and it does the trick and you seem to sleep much better at night.

Hair:  You were born with a head full of dark soft hair.  Today you have just as much.  The only change is it’s getting a little wavy and the tips curl up a little.  When your hair is wet you have lots of little “ringlets!”
Funniest moment: Every time you fart daddy and I just look at each other and crack up! 

Milestones: You are much more alert than when we first brought you home.  You’ll turn towards us if we start talking to you, or if you hear a toy.  You also love to stare at the ceiling fan and at light.  You have more control of your head.  When we burp you, you can hold you head up better.  We say you look like a turtle stretching it’s neck! During tummy time you can hold your head up for a while and also do “superman.”  You can also grip fingers and some toys.

Your favorite toys: You love your swing.  You enjoy looking at the mirror and the mobile.  The swing is the only place you’ll take a nap during the day.  You also like your car seat and do great in the car and almost always fall right to sleep as soon as we start moving.  You also like sitting snug in your boppy pillow.  We’ll put “wrist rattles” on you and you’ll just shake your arms and legs.  It’s the cutest thing.  You don’t really care for your bouncer seat yet, but we hope you will soon.

First car ride
First well baby visit
First outing to grandma's house
First outing to a restaurant
First BBQ
First professional photo shoot
First walk in your stroller
First stay at a resort
First trip to the beach
First airplane ride

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ava Is A Child Of God

Today was a very special day.  Our precious baby girl was baptized!  It was such a wonderful ceremony, Ava didn't even cry.  Both families were able to attend.  We were able to have her baptized in the same church with the same priest that married Jonathan and I.  It was a day I had dreamed of for a long time.

Ava's Pretty Gown

Baptism Party

Jons Family

Rachel's Family

Ava With Her God Father

Ava With Her God Mother

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Cant Forget Maya

Even with all the cuteness from Avalyn, the kitten still sneaks in there and makes me giggle.  She's been adjusting really well to having a baby in the house.  She's pretty curious of Ava but for the most part keeps her distance.  She seems to be more interested in Avas things.  When we first brought Ava home and she would cry, the cat would dart off not knowing what was going on, lol.

Here are some recent shots.

Sorry, Seats Taken

No Idea How She Got Under There And Left The Covers So Neat!

Big Yawn By The Kitten

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nursery Tour

We finally put the finishing touches on the nursery!  Hope you enjoy the tour.

This changing table was a thrift store find!

I purchased this crib bedding about 2 1/2 years ago

Such cute little clothes!

Pretty bows

Daddy's Little Princess

Lots of blankies

Isn't this quilt gorgeous?  Made with love by Grandma Donna

We like bunnies

"A" for Avalyn!

All the desires in your heart will be answered
Cute dollies
My favorite room in the whole house

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baby Shower - Friends & Family

A reunion of my former co-workers!

Sorority Sisters

Wanna have a play date?

Mom, Ash, and I

Jons mom and I

Jon even stopped in for a bit

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Baby Shower

Today was my baby shower!  It was so surreal that this day was even happening.  We had an amazing outpouring of love and support from our family and friends.  We are so blessed.  It was a girly vintage shabby chic theme.  Just adorable!  Ava was a doll and happily enjoyed being passed around all afternoon.  Everyone who meets her instantly falls in love.