Wednesday, August 6, 2014

11 months...craziness!

I can not believe that we are 1 month away of Ava turning 1. This past year has flown by so fast. Ava has brought so much joy and energy to the family. She makes me smile constantly. Motherhood has been such an amazing gift. Here are her recent updates;
Weight: 21 lbish
Height: Taller than most babies her age and older
Head: smart and cute;)

*Always wants to walk. Pretty much walking on her own, just wears the safety jacket or holds on to a finger for occasional spills here and there. We have wood floor so when she falls hard unless we are there to catch.
* Can change direction when walking. Slows down to balance.
*Can step up on the curb.
*Has 5 teeth; two on top three on bottom.
* Waves to anyone and everyone. She flicks her wrist in the cutest way. Very unique wave.
*Still loves dogs. Wants to pet every one she sees. Says "Dog" or Hi dog." when she sees a dog.
*Sleeps on her belly and rolls all over the crib when sleeping.
*Has gotten from tummy to sitting a few times. For some reason does not like to do it, wants Mom to help you.
*Has pulled from sitting to standing while holding on walker. Still gets mad and wants to balance on me to pull up.
* Likes to mimic; Will copy me singing in the microphone, blinking my eyes, sticking out my tongue, doing the actions for "I don't know."; sign language for "more".
saying "more"

showing her tongue
*Is a great dancer; not only does she bounce but she does a full body shake.
*Loves to self feed; loves cheese quesadillas, green beans and anything else.
*Feeds herself the bottle, I am there for quality control.

* Knows when it is bed time and starts to cry when we are putting on her pjs.
*Naps 2-3 hrs a day; 12-13 hrs at night. Love my amazing sleeper;)

She gets cuter and cuter day by day. We love her so much!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

10 months with a BANG!!

Ava turned 10 months on July 4th!! Lots of celebrating with fireworks;) Ava is such an amazing sleeper. She slept through all of our neighbors fireworks. It was soooo loud and she didn't even flinch.
Today for the 4th, we went on a family hike to the summit of Montara mountain. Ava did great! That was the longest she has been in a hiking backpack (7.5 miles in 2.5 hours). We let her walk around on top and snack. She loves to be outdoors and walk; so she was in heaven.

10 month milestones;

weight: 20 ish lbs
height ; taller than before
head; cute and growing more hair for bows

* She has officially stood on her own for many seconds.
* Mastered walking with one hand for balance.
* Has taken 5-6 steps on her own,
* Received her first head booboo. She fell walking and hit her head hard;(
*Let MOM and DAD go to Tahoe while she stayed and played with Grandma Kunz for 3 days
*Has been called the "Easiest BABY ever" We are so lucky to have this happy easy going girl!
*Loves to dance
* Says MOM a lot, but not directly to me yet.
*Can say DAD when she sees him, We are working on the MOM.
*Will look at MOM or DAD when asking where is Mom and Dad.
*Still a great eater.
*Takes 2 naps. Sleeps 12 hours.
*Will wave bye and hi to people in the grocery store.
*Will look and smile at people at the store and wait for them to smile. Social Baby;)
*Has grown 3 more teeth. Two front top teeth and a another lower.
*Can scoots backwards on tummy, but no crawling. Prefers feet over tummy.

Its hard to believe that she will be a year in 2 months. We love her so much!! 10 months down; infinity to go!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

9 months already!!

Every month seems to go by faster than the last. It is bitter sweet. I love that she is becoming her own person but sad that she is not my tiny baby anymore, She is becoming very sociable, and like always, HAPPY and Smiling!

Weight: 19 lbs
Height: Tall
Head: she will grow into her cute big Beaman head

                *She is getting very quick and steady on her feet when walking assisted. She loves to go on walks along the beach. We also make several rounds around the house to explore her favorite spots.
                *Her favorite toy is a rocking horse where she gives it kisses and pulls hair. I think she thinks its a dog because she LOVES her Nanny's dog.
                 * Say "Dog" Mama" Dada" and "Hi"
                 * Wave Hello and Goodbye, Clap her hands, and Shake her head
                 * Favorite food is string cheese.
                 *Discovered how to undo the play mat.
                  * Figured out how to transition sitting to her stomach without it hurting.
                  * Can do a 360 spin on tummy.
                  * Finally enjoys rolling.
                  * Can stand alone for a few seconds.
                  * Top front teeth have started to make their appearance. She has been a little more tired and fussy from the teeth but overall still a happy baby.
Me and my favorite girl on Mothers Day;)

We love our baby girl to pieces!! Only  3 more months and she will be a year old. Crazy!!
One of Ava's favorite activities; flower picking.

Ava loves to be thrown in the air!

Family photos; memorial day

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Easter 2014 Photo shoot

On Easter we took some pictures of Ava near our house.
Ava is such a daddy's girl;)