Thursday, December 15, 2016


Kash Spencer Kunz birth story:
  We went in on November 1st at 6pm to get cervidil placed on my cervix to hopefully induce labor. I went in only dilated to a 1.5. and 0 effaced. By morning I was still dilated the same and 50 percent effaced. The doctor broke my water around 9 am to hopefully get things moving more. After breaking my water contractions were getting more intense and I ended up getting an epidural around 10:30 am. At around noon I was measuring a 3 and by 2 pm I was a 4 but 80 percent effaced.  About ten minutes later I felt a lot of pressure and was ready to push. Kash was born with one push at 2:22 pm. He was 6 lbs 12 oz and 19.5 oz.  He latched on right away. Kash has been a great eater from the start and is gaining weight quickly. He has been very in his first month and spits up a lot more than Ava.  He is sleeping 2-3 hour stretches and is a loud sleeper.  He keeps us all up with his grunting.

Born: 6 lbs 12 oz... at two weeks 8 lbs 2 oz
         19.5 inches..... at two weeks 20 inches
head: average

We are so in love with this little boy, including his big sister Ava, who adores him and can't stop touching, and kissing him.

1 month

Kash loves to be held and snuggled.
Can take a paci but has a hard time keeping it in for a long time.
Likes the mamaroo but has to be asleep prior to being put in it to stay asleep.
Sleeps 2-3 hour stretches
Sleeps with arms up.
Definitely more needy than Ava, wants his mommy to hold him all the time.
Grunts and snorts in his sleep.
Likes tummy time, very strong holding his head up.
Gives us a smile every now and then ; has a cute dimple like Ava
Had more hair than Ava but is losing it.

The transition to two kids has been hard but I think we are starting to get a routine down.
We love Kash so very much and are so happy that he has joined our family. He is our perfect little boy.
Kash's baby blessing

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ava is the big 3!

Ava turned 3 on September 4 th.  She is growing too quick! This year has been a great year here in Texas! Ava is still the sweetest, happiest little girl.... soon to be big sister. Here are her updates:
* Ava is now potty trained!! Wahoo!!
*Ava has moved into a big girl bed. The transition to this big bed has been a little rough and she has not been the amazing sleeper like she use to but she is getting better.
*No longer napping :( She takes a nap about once a week but since she is more free in her big bed; naps are no longer appealing to her. Poor mommy.
* Ava has taken both gymnastics and ballet class and loves them both.
* Ava is a little jabber box: talking in full sentences and sounding more like a little person.
* Learning to recognize her numbers and letters.
* Loves her farm animals and mickey mouse, Minnie mouse and Pluto little people.
* Loves to help mommy cook and bake.
*Loves her TV shows: Daniel the Tiger, Barney, Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse.
* If she wants anything she will tell me that " Daddy will buy it." or "lets go to the store"
* Favorite foods: hot dog, guacamole, hummus, grapes, green beans, zucchini noodles and Orange Juice.
* Has quite the memory, which can get me in trouble;)

* Has perfected her tricycle riding abilities.
* Loves to play pretend and Hide and Go Seek.
* Loves Pink, Purple and Princesses.
* Enjoys putting make-up on with mommy.

* weight: 32 lbs 8 oz
* height: 3 ft 2 inches

We celebrated Ava's 3rd birthday a little early because we were in Utah once again for her actual birthday.  Grandma and PaPa Beaman came. Mommy and Grandma made Ava a Pink Princess Sofia Castle cake as requested by Ava. It was a success.
Ava wanted hot dogs, Cheetos, and strawberries for her birthday dinner.

Here are some pictures of Ava over the past 6 months.
We have spent almost everyday at the pool surviving the Texas summer heat.

We completed a 8 mile bike ride race.

We went to Disney.

Arriving at the Orlando airport for DisneyLand

Ava can't wait to be a big sister.

The best travel buddies Clarissa and Tate. Shamu decided to splash us and made these kiddos pretty upset.

Ava dancing at Sea World.

Ava loves the beach. We spent a couple days at Daytona beach.

On September 4th we flew out to Utah for one last family vacation as a family of three.  We had a great time staying with our close friends Clarissa, Tony and Tate.  We spent time at a reservoir, went hiking, went on a Ferris- wheel, went to temple square, explored the aquarium, ate at Zupas, CafĂ©- Rio and Red Mango( some of our Utah favorites). We also went to Park City where Ava was so brave and rode the alpine slide with Scott.  My parents were there as well visiting Tyson so we got to spend more time with my family as well. Ava adored TJ and wanted to always hold his hand.  They got along so well.  She still asks me if she can go to TJ'S house.

  Scott completed his 9th Wasatch 100 miler.
Only one more to go and then he will enter the 1000 mile club and will receive a ring!! Then he will retire from 100 milers and focus on shorter races.
Only a little over a month and Baby Boy Kunz will be here! Wahoo!