November 21, 2009

Avery Grace 11.18.2009 2 months old

Avery Grace was 2 months old on November 18, 2009. She has been a wonderful addition to our family and it is getting easier and easier to have 2.

Some of the things Avery is doing at 2 months old:
  • You weigh 11lbs 5 ounces
  • You are 22 1/2 inches long
  • You are currently in the 50th percentile of growth
  • You are smiling all the time now when we get up close and talk to you.
  • For the last 2 weeks you have been sleeping through the night anywhere between 6-8 hours
  • You usually sleep some in the morning and afternoon but no set napping schedule yet.
  • During the day you nurse every 2-3 hours
  • You still sleep in your bassinet in Mommy and Daddy's room.
  • You still like your swing and mommy puts you there when you won't nap in your bassinet.
  • You have really started enjoying your bouncy seat.
  • When Mommy puts you on the floor you like to kick your legs.
  • You are starting to follow people and objects with your eyes.
  • You are wearing size 1 diapers.
  • You are starting to out grow your newborn clothes but you still wear 0-3 month clothes
  • You really like your pacifier.
  • We used to try to rock you to sleep but when we went to put you down you would wake up. So to get you to sleep we lay you in your bassinet and put your pacifier in your mouth and then you will go to sleep on your own. Sometimes we do have to put your paci in your mouth several times but you then will go to sleep.
  • Your sister still loves you but doesn't like it when you get so much attention. :)
  • She still loves to get directly in your face to talk to her. We are trying to teach her that you can still see her and hear from a normal distance. ;)
  • Addison loves to show you off to other people.
  • This month you also made your debut at church and we are taking you out more now that you are older.
  • You still like to be cuddled. If you are crying all I have to do is put you up on my shoulder and you stop.

A special visitor from Kentucky

Papaw came all the way from Kentucky to meet Avery Grace. Addison adores her papaw and I am sure Avery will too! While he was here we went to White Oak state park to look at the scenery. He also played with Addison a whole bunch and she was wor out when he left.

Fall Fun with the Girls

For Halloween we did several different events this year. Our church had their annual Trunk or Treat this year in the gym filled with games, food, candy, and games. We had over 400 families attend. We had it on the Wednesday before Halloween. Addison had a blast as you can tell from the photos below. Addison was a cat this year and Avery a mouse.
These are some of Addison's friends at church whom she adores!

At home we made cupcakes or "ca ca's" as Addie calls them. She loves cake!
And of course we carved Mr. Pumpkin

Avery Grace 10.18.2009 1 month old

Avery Grace was 1 month old on October 18, 2009. I can't believe it has already been that long since I gave birth to her. My how time flies. I wish I could keep her this little forever but I must let her grow into the person God has planned for her to be. I plan to update this every month for her 1st year so she can look back on this when she is older.

Some of the things Avery is doing at 1 month:
  • At 2 weeks old you weighed in at 8 lbs 11 ounces and you were still 20 inches long
  • You have began to smile when looking at your mom and dad
  • You are nursing and like to eat every 2 to 3 hours
  • Typically through the night you eat at 12:00am, 3:00am, and 6:ooam
  • You do like your swing
  • You are starting to like your pacifier more and more each day.
  • Most of your days are spent at home because we don't want to expose you to germs so early.
  • You are currently sleeping in Mommy and Daddy's room in a bassinet.
  • You are wearing newborn and 0-3 month clothes.
  • You are still wearing newborn diapers.
  • You don't like your bouncy seat yet but Mommy is still very hopeful.
  • You like to be rocked and cuddled by Mommy and Daddy.
  • Your sister really loves you and wants to get up in your face to talk to you :)