Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ava, Happy 7 months birthday!!We love You!!!

Another month has past and so many more to enjoy. Every stage is so fun with our baby girl. She has become quite the social, happy girl!! She is so interactive now and is soaking up everything we say and do and everything around her. She is such a sweet girl!!
* Can sit up unassisted
* Two lower front teeth are completely out and one on top is starting to come in as well.
* Says dadada, bababa, mamama, our little chatterbox;)
* Tries to clap!! So cute to watch.
* Able to roll over both ways but prefers her back. Avoids her tummy if she can.
* Absolutely loves to stand!! Will dance her feet and is starting to take steps while assisted. I have a feeling she will be walking before she starts crawling.
* Can stand alone while holding onto her crib.
* Can feed herself mum mum crackers.
* Loves her solids, Likes anything and everything. Her favorites are peas, applesauce and broccoli.
* Solids are causing some hard poopies, which makes an unhappy Ava at times;( Good thing she likes prunes!!
* This past month she stopped sleeping through the night.  She would wake up once or twice at night. She had been sleeping through the night since 2 months than stopped at 6 months. However, the past three nights she has slept through the night!! Hooray for AVA!! I hope it continues!!
Happy St. Patty's day
Ava's first toothbrush.
Loves her veggies.

Ava meets Ben the Bachelor

practicing the hymns

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Half Birthday AVA!!

I can't believe she is 6 months old. She brings us so much joy! Here are the latest updates of this past month.
* She loves grabbing her feet and will suck on her toes if her socks are off.
* She makes a MMMM sound when she is hungry for some milk.
* She started solids a week ago.  She did great! She has had rice cereal, sweet potatoes and avocado.
* She grabs at anything that is on front or close to her.
* She gives Mommy some nice wet open mouth kisses. Sometimes will suck on my chin too;)
* She loves to stand. I put her on her feet and a she gets all smiley.
* She is not a huge roller; has rolled only a few times from front to back, but we are working on it.
* When on her belly, she is more interested in figuring out how to crawl than roll to her back, but gets frustrated, so tummy- time is never super long. We are working on that as well.
* She still loves her play mat. Her legs go tap dance crazy on the piano.
* She loves to gnaw at apples that I am eating and gets mad when I am done.
* She has to hold the blue cup during bath time. She gets mad when I take it away.
* She really is good with her hands. She can move toys from one hand to the other and can find the toy when she drops it.

She graduated to the tub, no more small mini baby tub.
Ava at 6 month weigh-in.
Ava before her shots.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Another month has past! She is no longer my little baby, she is getting so BIG!! She is probably 17 pounds now, but that is just a guess. We won't find out until March 7th for her 6 month check up. We took Ava on another family vacation this past week. We went to Laguna Beach for Scott's award banquet at the Montage. We took Ava swimming and she loves the water. We then headed to Death valley to spend a few days hiking and site seeing. Ava did great on the plane ride and car ride! She did get a little antsy and fussy at the end, but she is a baby;) Ava is such a low key, go with the flow baby. She has spoiled us with her being such a happy and calm baby. I have a feeling that number two will not be this good. That would be too good to be true!

5 month updates:
* She belly giggles alot!
* She can be on her belly for a long time and even smile while doing it.
* She grabs her feet.
* Holds her legs up with her arms while being changed. She is very helpful. It is so cute!
* She loves to hold anything and everything. She also has a strong grip.
* When on belly, she lifts up her bum and gets her knees under her. Crawling is in her near future.
* She still loves to be swaddled for bedtime and sleeps 10-12 hrs a night!
* She can take a bottle which allows me to get away every now and then.
* She has rolled from belly to back once, still waiting for her to do it again.
* She moves toys from hand to hand.
* She loves to make fake cough and fart noises.
* She loves to look up at the ceiling at the lights.

"Mom, can I drive?"

We love our little girl so much! She is such a joy to our growing family!

Monday, January 6, 2014

She is 4 months!!

Happy 4 months AVA!!
Every month flies by quicker then the last!! We love the joys of parenthood and watching baby Ava develop. She has entered into a very fun stage!! We love her so much!!
------4 Month milestones-----
*giggles all the time.. it is soooo cute!
*thinks her daddy is so funny; especially at bath/night time
*sleeps between 8-12 hrs at night/ great sleeper
*cat naps during the day-10-20min maybe, but I can't complain bc she sleeps so well at night.
* if I want a long nap it will happen in the jogging stroller or infant carrier
*grabs toys and puts them in her mouth
*loves to put her fingers in her mouth but sometimes ends up gagging herself
*makes all sorts of loud noises but most recently a moaning noise
*will entertain herself for a while on playmat so I can get things done
*loves when we change her diaper and keep it off, will kick her feet and legs like crazy. She loves to feel free.
*tummy time is semi-tolerated, she can lift her head up with her arms.
*is more and more alert
* grabs my clothes and hair, has quite the grip.

At her 4 month check up she was 15 lbs 2 oz and 25 inches. She is our happy and healthy baby. We are so lucky.

This christmas we spent it with Scotts family and rented a house in Bodega Bay. It was beautiful and so much fun to be with all his family. Ava loved all the attention and love. Scott got me a super nice camera the Nikon 3200 so we can take nice pictures of our growing family. I love it and looks like it will become a nice new hobby for me;)
Here are some recent photos of this past month.
4 month photo shoot;)
Avas first new year!!
Tummy time success!
Bath time fun!                                                                                                     

Ava, We love you!!