Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This weekend

This weekend was pretty eventful. For starters, we had our friends over for dinner and they brought over their adorable 11 month old son, Lawson. Avery and him had a good time toghther and so did we once they went to bed! Then my sister came down and we all went to church Sunday morning for the first time with Avery. She slept the entire time and we were very thankful for that! After church, Kevin's dad and step mom came over to meet Avery for the first time. Danielle, Lily, Carol and Chad also came. It was a really good visit and we enjoyed them driving from Amarillo to come meet Avery. Here are the pics from the weekend.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Avery Playing!

Avery had such a fun time playing this morning. She has really changed over night! First of all, she slept 10 solid hours last night. WHAT!!! I was shocked. Of course, I don't expect it to be a habit, but I am happy with what I can get. Maybe we will really start trying this routine thing and see how it will pan out. One of Avery's favorite things so far is getting her diaper changed. I know that seems like a gimme, but you are almost always guaranteed a smile. Also, this morning I put a mirror in front of her and she just started smiling away. It was so cute. Enjoy the pics below....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Avery rolling over!

Avery rolled over twice in the last two days. I caught the second one on camera! Here it is....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Avery & Reid

Avery and Reid met each other this weekend for the first time! It was so darn cute. They just laid there swinging their arms around. We had put both on their tummies and all of a sudden Avery rolled over. I couldn't believe! She almost kicked Reid in the face in the process. Poor little guy - luckily Uncle Kevin was watching out for him and saved him from the kick! Aunt Allie also gave Avery her very first bow. It is adorable! Here are some pictures of the cutest cousins ever!!!

Avery after rolling over

Thursday, July 10, 2008

4 Generations and Avery's smile caught on camera

My Grandma Malinda came down today with my Aunt Rhonda and we took a picture with 4 Generations of girls. Also we were snapping pictures of Avery and actually caught a smile. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Lila & Avery

These are just too cute not to post! Avery is on the left and Lila on the right. Avery passed out in the few minutes we were taking the pictures. Too funny!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Avery's Friends and Family

Here are just a few of Avery's new friends and family. Baby Lila is only 4 days older than Avery. They will have lots of fun together! Avery also has a cousin, Reid, just four days younger than Avery. June is going to always be a big celebration!!!

Avery's 1st Fourth of July!

Avery celebrated her first 4th of July with my parents and cousins who came down from Granbury. Yesterday she turned exactly one month old and she is already starting to lift her head all on her own. She has also realized she has a tongue and always has it out. It is pretty cute!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Two weeks at home!

Avery has been home now for two weeks today and we have had SO much fun. For starters, my sister and I had to dress her up in a few of her outfits and take pictures. She was a natural and just laid there and let us take one after another :) Then Kevin and I gave her her first bath (sponge bath) because she still had her umbilical cord. She did not fuss at all, so I am thinking she is like me and loves baths! Last week was a little of a struggle because Avery was extremely fussy and never seemed to get enough to eat, so last Friday I went and visited a Lactation Consultant. Sure enough - I am not producing enough milk to keep up with Avery. She thinks it could have something to do with her 10 day stay in the NICU and getting used to bottles, so she didn't have the endurance to get all she needed in the standard 40 minute breastfeeding session. Kevin and I had to start supplementing with formula, but she loves it! Since she is finally full, she is sleeping a lot better and already weighs 8 lbs. and 1 oz! I can't believe how much she is already changing. She also lost her umbilical cord last Friday and we coudn't be more happy to have it gone. It was getting in the way and was starting to bleed which really was making me nervous. We also had to take Avery to the doctor last week because I woke up and noticed that she had yellow/green goo in her right eye. It wasn't red, but looked awful. It was Avery's tear ducts getting clogged, so I had to massage around her eye to help her out. Kevin took this week off from work and stayed home with her today, so I could go get a massage. He had got that for me for my birthday gift. What a perfect gift!!! It was awesome. Avery is looking forward for my parents visit tomorrow and my cousins visiting this weekend!!