Hope everyone has a great night and Happy 2012!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wow, what a wonderful year this has been and I can not wait to see what 2012 holds. Avalyn is spending the night with Grandma so Jonathan and I are ringing in the new year with some R&R!
Monday, December 26, 2011
We put Avalyn in her toy from Aunt Kate and we were mesmerized for over a 1/2 hour! It was soo cute, we laughed so hard. She loves this thing! Thank you Aunt Kate.
We had a wonderful wonderful Christmas. It was so much more special with Avalyn in our lives. Boy was she spoiled! Everyone seemed to forget there was a 1 gift per person rule! It made for a very stuffed vehicle ride home.
|Whats this thing on your head?|
|Avalyn and Mommy|
|Avalyn with her Aunt Kate|
|They had lots of fun together|
|Pretty in Red|
|Avalyns Christmas Pile!|
Friday, December 23, 2011
One of my favorite things at Christmas is the tree! I love turning it on and staring at it. This year was extra special because I got to hang the "Baby's First Christmas" ornament up. I had the biggest smile on my face. Thought I'd capture a few pictures before it's time to take it down.
|Almost reaches the ceiling|
|Jons Favorite Ornament|
|Handmade from St Lucia, where we took our Honeymoon|
|Maya loves the tree too!|
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sleep: You continue to be a great night sleeper. We said goodbye to the swaddler this month. Around 3 ½ months you started sleeping all the way through the night on most nights. Usually from 7pm to 5am. I think you look forward to our bedtime routine. We dim the lights, turn on your soother, and rock you while you have your bottle. Usually you are asleep right after I burp you. So many nights I rock you long after you are asleep on my shoulder. It’s one of my favorite times of the day. Also at 3 ½ months we found you one morning on your tummy! You have rolled over every night since then. Your naps are still quite short, about an hour. But, you wake up happy and refreshed. Right now you are taking about 3 naps a day.
Feed: You must be going through a growth spurt because you recently started eating a lot more. Your bottles usually range from 4-8 oz. First thing in the morning, or after a long nap, you’ll have a big bottle and then before naptime you’ll have a smaller bottle. No solid food yet, maybe next month.
Weight: 12lb 11oz (40%)
Length: 25 Inches (80%)
Diaper Size: Size 1 diaper
Clothes Size: Some 0-3 and some 3-6. You are long and skinny so the 0-3 months are getting a little short and the 3-6 months give you more leg room but are big in the waist.
Hair: Still dark and we never know what we are going to get! Sometimes water doesn’t even tame it. I don’t think we ever leave the house without a clip or headband in.
Eye color: Your eyes are still very dark brown. Sometimes we can’t even see your pupil.
Funniest moment: Your belly laughs, smiles, and jibber jabber keep us entertained! You just belt out little squeals and babbles. It’s adorable. I’m trying to teach you to say “HI” and daddy is still determined to teach you to say “DAA DAA.”
Milestone: You are rolling from back to tummy in both directions! You also continue to have a huge fascination with your hands and are always chewing on them. You’ve started sucking your thumb. You can grab and hold toys. Not sure if its early teething, but you have been drooling quite a bit. When you roll onto your tummy and move your arms and legs all at once, like you are swimming! You can also talk continuously for 20 minutes!
Your favorite toy: You’ve started enjoying the jumperoo. You cant quite reach the floor but we put a blanket under you so you can jump a little bit. Now that you like your tummy more we can put toys around you and you like looking at them and touching them. You also like toys that play music, talk, and have lights. We hung a couple toys on your car seat and you like looking and reaching at them.
Talking Talking Talking!
Sucking your thumb
First trip to Nebraska
First real cold
First diaper blowout
First meeting with your extended family (Daddy’s Side)
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Avalyn has really started liking the jumperoo. She can't quite reach the floor so I prop a blanket under there. She just wiggles her legs and laughs when the seat bounces up and down. She's started grabbing toys and of course the first place they go is her mouth! She's been talking and cooing a lot more, sometimes 20 minutes straight! Recently she also found her thumb which has quickly become a favorite of her.
|Hmm, what is this?|
|Let me taste test this|
|Are you about done with the camera?|
|Life is great since I found my thumb|
|Found a tag!|
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
When we went to get Avalyn this morning this is what we found.
|Hi Mom, Made It All By Myself|
Little stinker rolled over last night! Her first big milestone and we missed it. Now we can't wait to witness it ourselves!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Last weekend we pulled all the Christmas stuff out of the basement and I finally finished the tree today. Things sure take a little longer with a baby in the house! Well, honestly I was kind of procrastinating because I hate pulling all the pine needles apart on the tree to make it look full. I wish I could skip right to decorating. Here's a few pictures of Santa's Little Helper!