Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We took Avalyn, Gavin, and Gabe to my employers today for cube Trick-or-Treating!  It was quite a workout chasing Gavin and Gabe around.  Avalyn snoozed the majority of the time.  We picked up lots of candy, Ava is going to be nice and share it all with Daddy.

This Halloween, Avalyn had 3 outfits!  I think she enjoyed all the costume changes!

Jonathan's pick.  Chipotle Burrito, double princess.  She got the nickname "princess burrito" because we swaddled her at bedtime, lol.

Friday, October 28, 2011

One More Week

I only have one more week left until I have to go back to work.  I know Avalyn will be well taken care of but it makes me sad to know someone else will be spending more time with her than I do.  We don't have the option to be a single income family so I know I have to go back.  I am going to try to shift my schedule to 7-4 so I can spend more time with Avalyn before she goes to bed each night.  My job is also flexible so I know once she is in pre school I can attend any functions they may have (field trips, etc.).

Here are a few pictures from this past week!

Check out my bear ears!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Sneak Peek

Little Miss Avalyn is going to be a candy corn for Halloween.  

Is this not the cutest thing ever!

Cuteness Overload!

The costume was purchased from the Etsy shop Blissy Couture

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Play Date

Avalyn had her first play date recently.  Well, lets face it.  At this age play dates are more for the mommies.  It was nice to get to hang with a friend and talk about our babies, share experiences, laugh, and catch up.

These were taken near the end of the play date.  You can see Avalyn was worn out, lol.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2 Month Stats

2 Months

Sleep: Once you hit 6 weeks you started consistently sleeping 10-12 hours at night.  You usually wake up once around 4 am for a quick bottle and then you are back out.  This has been nice because I was sleeping on the couch with you in your Moses basket the first 6 weeks so Dad could sleep since he was working.  So it’s nice to be back in my bed!  During the day you hardly sleep.  We never know what we are going to get, sometimes your nap is 10 minutes, sometimes 1 hour.  But, with all the sleep you do at night, you are usually in a good mood even with these little cat naps.

Feed: You usually eat 3 oz but lately it’s increasing to 4 oz.  Sometimes during the day after a short nap you like a 2 oz snack.

Weight: 10lb 4oz (35%).  Up 3lb since birth!

Length: 23 inches (73%).  Up 3 inches since birth.  Head size is 15 inches (35%).

Diaper Size: We used up the last of the newborns and moved on to size 1.  At first they were gigantic but now you are fitting into them better!

Clothes Size:  Same as the diapers.  We packed up the newborn clothes and moved on to size 0-3 months.  At first they swallowed you but you are filling them out better now.

Hair:  Your hair is still black and you still have quite a bit.  Your head has grown and your hair has not grown as fast so it has thinned out some since birth.  It’s still curly when wet.  Some days it has a mind of its own and it sticks up in all different directions!  You are getting a little dry scalp and you have been enjoying my scalp massages with a little oil.  You also LOVE getting your hair washed.  I can stick your head right under the faucet and you just lie there and enjoy.

Eyes:  Your eyes were gray for a while but they are now brown.  They are so pretty.
Funniest moment: I still have to say your farts!  At your 2 month appointment the Dr. and I were having a conversation and you farted SO loud.  I continued the conversation as if nothing happened.  Oh, and it was stinky too.  The Dr. managed to remain professional but I could tell by the blank stare on his face that he was really trying not to bust out laughing.

Milestone: Oh boy, so many!  You are smiling, cooing, and talking!!  You sound like a little owl going “whoo whoo.”  Sometimes you just squeal with delight.  You are tracking things a lot more now and you can recognize our voices.  You are sleeping longer at night.  You can hold your neck up for a little bit and you are bearing weight on your legs.  When we are burping you we have to watch out so you don’t head-butt us because you jump up and down, and bounce your little butt up in the air.  You’ll bat at toys.  You love your hands.  You are always playing with them and you enjoy touching things.  You always touch your bottle and your face and you also grab tightly onto your bib.  One of your favorite things to do is look at yourself in the mirror.

Your favorite toys: You still enjoy your swing and this is where you like to take your cat naps.  You are starting to like the bouncy seat a little more, especially when I set it next to the back door.  You love looking outside.  Hands down your favorite is your piano play gym.  You will kick the piano for quite a while.  It makes you laugh and smile so much. This month we put the peek a boo waterfall soother in your crib and you like looking at the blue glow at bedtime.  You like music.  At nap time, I’ll turn on Baby Beethoven or Baby Einstein music and you’ll snuggle up while I rock you.  You enjoy daddy as well.  He sets you on his lap and it’s like instant sleepy time.

Trip to the mall
Shots (BOO!)
Trip to the pumpkin patch
First cold (just the sniffles)
Real bath (which you LOVE)

Visit With The Grandparents

We had a fun time visiting my parents recently.  Ava always gets spoiled with attention and hardly gets put down.  Everyone cant believe how big she's getting and how much she's changing.  Her little personality is starting to show.  I think she's going to be outgoing, because shes very social and enjoys meeting people.

Best Cousins

Guess what grandma pulled out of the attic for Ava?  An original 1983 Strawberry Shortcake Berry Happy Home!  This use to be mine when I was around 5 years old and my mom has been saving it all these years for the first grand daughter.  It has the original furniture and 18 dolls!  It needs to be cleaned up a bit and it will be good as new.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Attracting The Boys Already

Meet Gabe

Gabe was very intrigued with Ava today. Or Abba, as he calls her.

He liked to help her with things.

And give her kisses.

And big hugs!

Oh boy, Jonathan is talking guns already.  LOL!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Best Toy

Oh my goodness, Avalyn LOVES this thing!  She will kick it and talk and laugh for 30 minutes.  She is definitely learning that when she kicks her legs she makes music.  Great exercise too.  The toy converts to a tummy time mat and the piano rotates so they can play with it when they learn to sit.  This is a must have for all babies.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Today my employer hosted a company event at the pumpkin patch.  Yummy BBQ lunch, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts!  Avalyn was very good, she loves being outside.  She drew lots of attention!  It was absolutely beautiful out, perfect day to be at the pumpkin patch.

What A Pretty Scarecrow

Almost 2 Feet

Family Picture

Hay Rides

Hanging with Mr. Scarecrow

Ava's Pretty "Tiger Striped" Pumpkins

Friday, October 14, 2011

First Baby Doll

Is this not the cutest thing?  I got Avalyn her first baby doll.  Pottery Barn Kids has these cute Mini Abby and Lucy dolls.  Adorable!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby Shower #2

Today we celebrated a Baby Shower hosted by my Co-Workers!  We had a nice lunch, cake, catch up, and gifts.  It was a little bit of a wake up call that I only have 3 1/2 weeks of leave left.  *Tears*  At the same time though, it was nice to see everyone and introduce Avalyn to the crew.

Baby Exercise

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Two Lovelies

Maya follows Ava all over the house.  I'm pretty sure she's starting to love her as much as we do!