Tuesday, May 25, 2010

11 Weeks Old

Ava went to her 8th track meet this week. I had 2 jumpers get through both long and triple jump. The best part of the day was picking out Ava's outfit she was going to wear. It was the first 80 degree day and I had 30 brand new outfits to choose from. She ended up wearing a little pink fishy outfit with a matching sun hat. The sun hat is still a little big, so it kept falling over her eyes. Papa came with us to hang out with Ava while I coached and Matt helped rake the pits. I was a little worried about the temperature being so hot but Ava was fine. We kept her out of the sun as much as possible and she hung out in her stroller most of the day. She has the most adorable cry/whine when she gets tired. It is like she is trying to say... "I am so tired, just hold me please."
We are going to Jeff City this weekend and of course Ava will make her first State Track and Field Appearance. Only 14 more years until she can compete at the meet! My last day of school is tomorrow and I could not be more happy. I am so excited to spend the next 3 months as a stay at home mom. This week is super busy and we will return only to get ready to go on vacation.
Ava has had a few milestone this past week... she now sits in her bumbo and watches tv. She was in it for over a half an hour the other night. She is also beginning to place her hand on her bottle. Matt and I keep removing it for her. She sometimes just puts it up there to try and get her hand in her mouth while drinking her bottle. She loves her hand. She will not suck her thumb or fingers, she makes a fist and sticks the whole thing in. Ava also continues to love her baths. We had to sit her baby tub in the big bathtub because she splashes so much water all over. She is getting so big so fast. Stay little, stay little, stay little!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

10 Weeks Old- Ava's first cold

Ava came down with her first cold this week. We noticed she sounded very hoarse when she cried on Monday. Andrea took Ava to the doctor on Tuesday after Nana said that she sounded stuffed up and was still hoarse. The doctor said she has a common cold and to monitor the cold to make sure things don't get any worse.
Track season is almost over now, two weeks left. This weekend is the sectionals meet and Andrea has a few jumpers competing. If her athletes place high enough they will move on to the state meet in Jefferson City next week. Aunt Megan came by on Sunday bearing a few gifts for Ava; socks, a swimsuit, a couple outfits and a Coach purse. Only 10 weeks old and already Ava has a Coach purse! Thanks Aunt Megan!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

9 Weeks Old

This is a picture of poor Ava after her shots on Monday. I have end of course testing and I could not miss on Monday to take her so Daddy and Nana went. Ava had to get three shots in her legs and an oral medicine. Daddy said she cried and her little lip was stuck out for a while after. I would have bawled like a baby if I were there. I hate to see her in pain and so uncomfortable. She went to Nana's for the rest of the day. Nana said she would be asleep and would just cry out in pain. It broke my heart. I skipped track practice and ended up taking Tuesday off of work to be with her.
She was hungry, but wouldn't really eat more than an ounce or two. (normally eats 3-4 ounces) She was tired, but really only took 15-20 minute naps. (normally get 2-3 good naps in a day) And poor girl wanted to be held, but only if I was up walking around. If I sat down or stopped for a minute, she would start to cry again. I even got puked and pooped on at the same time yesterday. We both needed an outfit change and bath! I felt so bad for her yesterday. But she slept from 9:30 until 3:00 this morning and then I woke her up again at 6:30 to eat and get ready. She was not happy about the wake up call and would not eat for me again. I wish I could take today off and stay with her until she is fully recovered. I know the shots are in her best interest to keep her healthy, but they hurt me just as much as her. Poor Baby Girl!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2 Months Old

I cannot believe that Ava is two months old today. It seems like she arrived just yesterday in one sense, but also that she has been here forever. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror when I am holding her and I can't believe she is mine. I think with all the babysitting that I did growing up, I always pictured me with a baby... but reality is still hard to grasp. I cannot believe that Matt and I created such a beautiful baby. She is beginning to look like me. We took her to get her 2 month pictures taken and in one of the pictures she looks like me as an infant. We are even in the same pose. We have new milestones every week now. For the last 7 to 10 days our new "trick" is smiling on demand. All you have to do it stick your tongue out and blow a raspberry and you get an instant grin. Of course, it has worked every time except when we were getting her pictures taken.
Well, it is official! We will be leaving for hawaii this summer. Yep, we may be crazy but Matt, Ava, me, Dad, Grandma, and Stephanie are headed to Oahu. I was really excited to bring Ava and introduce her to her native land... but then the logistics of traveling with a 3 month old baby set in. We figured we will need at minimus: carseat, base, stroller, 3 towels, 5 blankets, 5 throws, 8 burp clothes, 8 onesies, 7 sleepers, 7 outfits, 2 swimsuits, 80 diapers, 2 packages of wipes, my pump, 8 bottles, a bottle cleaner, soap, baby shampoo, medicines, butt creams, toys, etc. Holy cow! Thank goodness we will have a lot of hands to help. But it will be totally worth it. I can't wait to show her Mommy and Daddy's favorite place in the whole world. I know she will love it, as well as everyone else! Aloha!