Friday, March 16, 2007

Rolling Over

Avery rolled over from her stomach to her back today! I didn't get to see it, but Louis was there! He had her propped up a little with a blanket under her chest for tummy time and he said she got mad (she's not a huge fan of tummy time) and just started rotating and she just rolled right on over! Of course, I'm sure it was just an accident because she was upset but still it's a first!! Too bad she can't seem to do it again b/c it's a great way to get out of having tummy time!! haha


I added a few pics to the 2 previous posts....check them out!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

What a big girl!

So I decided to try out the bumbo seat today. I figured Avery can support her head pretty well and I just wanted to see how she did even if only for a second or two. Well, turns out the my baby is so short that the back of the seat supports her head for her! It is really quite funny (and cute). At first she really didn't know what to think and looked a bit perplexed. But, then she started watching TV and just sat in it contently! We call it her "big girl seat" and I think she's going to love it!

The weather her today was wonderful! Almost 80 degrees! When I got home from work, Papa had put together her big girl stroller. (We've been using a Snap-n-Go stroller b/c her carseat is navy and all the Graco strollers were black/gray.....I'm weird about matching!) We borrowed her carseat from Louis' cousin since they only used it for 6 months and that's why we don't have a matching travel system. Anyway, when I got home I decided to take Avery out for a walk because the weather was so nice. She likes her big girl stroller so much better b/c the canopy can rotate so that the sun isn't in her eyes as bad.

My little baby is growing up too fast! We had a lot of "firsts" today!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

2 months

Avery is 2 months old. I can't believe how time is flying by and how much she is changing every day. Her personality is really starting to blossom. She has started to smile a lot, though it is hard to catch it on camera! She even let out her first laugh. She loves her play gym now. She will lay there and "talk" to her friends. Her favorites are Mr. Giraffe and Mr. Monkey. Occasionally she talks to her old friend Purple Elephant! Needless to say she is beginning to really interact with her environment.

She is still eating every 3 hours from 7:30a-10:30p with a night feed around 4:00a. Occasionally she will go all night. She's now on Enfamil Gentlease and that has helped her so much!

Avery has found her hands now as well. We call them "happy hands." She is constantly moving them and messing with them. She is very ticklish, also.

We are still swaddling her for sleep. Between her "happy hands" and startle reflex she just can't sleep well without her swaddle. I hope she doesn't go to prom in a swaddle! She is doing great with her sleep. She usually takes 2 long naps of 1.5-2 hours and 2 shorter naps of 1-1.5 hours a day. She loves her sleep but if she takes a long nap then the next nap tends to be shorter. But, she'll also have more wake time after her long naps. She goes to sleep on her own with very little fussing and rare crying now. What a blessing!

We are enjoying getting to know her and just watching her grow and learn! I can't wait for all the future holds! I love this little girl more than words can express!!