Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas!

First of all, Merry Christmas to everyone! It has been awhile since I have posted because we had one crazy week with Avery (or weekend anyway)! Not last Monday, but the Monday before, we took Avery in for her check up and she was sick, so we didn't get the shots. Well on Friday, I noticed her really breathing hard, so I felt like I should take her in to see Dr. Sharp. It turns out that she did have some wheezing, so we started her on a nebulizer. I was to do that every four hours. That same day around 3pm, I got Avery up from her nap and she felt super hot... She was running 103.3, so I called the doctor. They told us to go do a chest x-ray to make sure it wasn't Pneumonia. We did and it wasn't; so the next morning , we took Avery back to the doctors and they said she had two horrible ear infects that caused a blister in her right ear. Poor baby! We got a list of about 5 or 6 meds and went home. She is finally getting back to normal. Yippee!

I will have you all know that Avery is a little stinker and by little I mean "BIG!" I will have every bit of what I dished out to my parents and some more probably. I picked up Avery from school and she had bitten a little girl in her class. I am sure it is partly from her teething, but the poor little girl had red teeth marks on her knee. I looked at Avery and told her "Avery Brooke Aderholt...we do NOT bite." She just looked back up me and smiled! Also, the ladies that watch her said that "she is the sweetest and happiest baby, until you take something from her or re-direct her and then she has a hot temper." Good Heavens - pray for me :)!!!!!

Here are soem recent pictures of our little stinker:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

As it turns out, I was tagged to post a picture from Angie

Here were the rules:

1. choose the 4th picture folder on my computer
2. choose the 4th picture
3. explain the picture
4. and tag 4 more people to do the same

The funny thing is that my first stab at it didn't work, since my 4th folder only had two pictures in it. They were from 2007, so I just started with 2008. This picture is of me and my Grandma Lucy in Victoria, TX at my cousin, Candice's, wedding in March of this year. I obviously was pretty pregnant. Little did I know at that moment that my life would be so for every changed in a little over two months and I can't not think back of times before Avery and try to picture it being just Kevin and I. I am so blessed!

6 month check up

I took Avery to the doctors on Monday for her 6 month check up. She wasn't able to get her shots, since she has Bronchiolitis, but should be able to by next Monday. Here are her stats: 15.0 lbs (25%), 26 1/2 in (75%) and 43 cm (70%)! So she is completely opposite from me at this point; she is tall, skinny and has a large head :) Dr. Sharp did say that she will not be needing a helmet - Yippee!!! We were starting to fret it a little, but her head looks fine. It is still slightly asymmetrical, but not noticably to me. We are gettig so excited for Christmas. I can't wait to see little Avery and Reid playing together. They haven't seen each other in a few months, so they should be able to really play now. I don't have any new pics, but will post some as soon as do.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Season!

I am so glad holiday season is here! We had a great Thanksgiving and hope you all did too! I can't believe it is already 3 weeks until Christmas. Luckily, this year I was on top of the gift buying and have all but one gift left to get. There has been a lot going on in my world, so I am sorry I haven't posted in a while. I applied to take a voluntary separation package with Dell, but it got declined. They just won't get rid of me! Oh well, I guess things happen for a reason. I was; however, looking forward to spending the extra time with Avery and pursuing my new career goal...teaching! We'll just have to see how it all works it self out, because it will the way it is supposed to "in the end." As far as Avery, she is just growing every day. She has started getting on her knees and rocking back and forward. She is actually pretty mobile. I can't turn my head for too long, because she will be halfway across the room. I need to baby proof my house SOON! Any advice is welcome. So far, I am thinking about just getting a gate to seal off the entire kitchen area and I need to look into a new coffee table. I have my plugs covered for the most part. Am I missing anything? I am sure I have forgotten something, but will try to get it done in the next month. Here are some recent pics of Avery. I take her to her 6 month check up next Monday. Please pray that her head has fixed itself and we won't need to buy a helmet for her. Looking at it, I think it has, but you never know. Anyways, I will post about her stats after her appointment.

Monday, November 3, 2008

This weekend

Avery had a great Halloween and we enjoyed her candy! We only went around the little circle drive that we live on, since it was late and we had ordered a pizza which took 1 hour and 30 minutes to arrive. I'll have to remember that next year, if we decide to order in again. On Saturday my friend, Jaime, came over. My sister wasn't planning to come, but last minute she decided to drive down and spend the rest of the day with us. She was really missing her little Avery! We also baby sat Avery's little friend, Lawson. They had so much fun together! Here are some pics from the weekend.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a great evening. I am so excited because my mom is coming down tonight and we are going to dress Avery up in her Pumpkin suit, mainly for pictures, but we may knock on a few doors while we are at it :) She is back to sleeping through the night (for now). She will still cough but she just goes right back to sleep. Last weekend we went to the Pumpkin Patch and just hung out around the house. Her and I were sitting in front of a mirror and I would make a funny face and noise and then she would look at herself and try and imitate it. It was hilarious! Of course when I went to grab the video camera, she stopped and would just stare at the camera. Here are the pics from last weekend. I will post more hopefully later this weekend.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Who does Avery look like?

I would be the first to say Avery looks just like her Daddy, but I took some pictures of her tonight just like some that both Kevin and I had. Let me know who you think she looks like. I am starting to lean towards me!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Avery's First Cold

Avery has officially had her first cold. It was pretty miserable there for a few days, but we are starting to get better now. It started last Saturday and she couldn't sleep without me holding her for 3 straight nights and I had actually caught her cold, as well. Now she is sleeping; however, she wakes herself up with this awful cough. During the day, she couldn't be better, just a runny nose. My parents are coming tonight to hang out and watch her while Kevin and I go to the UT game. We couldn't be more excited, because we got the tickets last minute yesterday and we have never gone to a game there before. Here are some pictures of Avery I took this morning - You can finally see her teeth. She will probably be getting her top teeth before long, because she gnaws on EVERYTHING!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Quick Update

Avery had her 4 month check up on Monday and she did really good with her shots. The next day she was running fever and seemed to be in a little pain, so we gave her Tylenol. She weighs 12 lbs. and 13 ounces (25%) and 24 1/2 inches (50%). I was actually surprised at her weight, because I thought she would be at least 14 lbs. The Dr. said we could start introducing her to cereal and water, so on the way home I went and bought "big girl" bowls and spoons and a variety of baby foods. She didn't like the cereal that much at first; however, I followed the instructions on the box and it was not cereal consistency (that is probably why). We have fed her about 1 Tbsp every night and she is starting to open her mouth for it and smile. I think she is starting to like. This weekend we will introduce her to a vegetable!

Also, this morning Kevin and I went to drop Avery off at school and she had her first school pictures taken. We can't wait to see how they turned out.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's official!

It's official! Avery has her first two little teeth coming in. For a second there, I thought Kevin and I were crazy or going to have a fussy little girl. She really hasn't been that bad, but we could tell something seemed a little different with her. I tried for two nights to get the picture below and it is still hard to see the teeth. The one of her face - is exactly what she does everytime I try to get a picture (and sticking out her tongue). Avery's been doing really well! She went to Physical Therapy today and her Therapist, Amy, said she is doing really good. We have even seen improvements with her flattening. On Monday, she will officially be 4 months old and we will go to her check up. I will update everyone with her stats! Have a good rest of the week and TGIF!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


My parents came in to watch Avery while Kris, Brooke, our friends, Dave & Alisha and Kevin and I went to ACL. We had an absolute blast. We also took some festive pics of Avery. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Is Avery teething?

Monday at 4pm, I get a call from Avery's school that she has fever. I went to pick her up immediately. I also started crying when I got the call...I guess it just startled me. Anyway, they said she was 99.5, but have to add a degree since they took it under her arm. As soon as we got home, I took her temp and it was fine. Kevin went and bought one of those super fast themometers - we love it! Due to the daycare's policy, she could not return until 24 hours of being fever-free, so I stayed home with her. Darn! It was really hard getting work done from home, but it was SO nice to spend the day with Avery again. I really appreciated it, since I have started back to work now. I kept monitoring her temp and no fever all day. She was; however, extremely fussy. She has started screaming now when she doesn't get her way or maybe she is truly in pain from teething or growning...who knows! Her screams will literally make you cover your ears - it is pretty hilarious. Kevin and I are going to have our hands full!!! But I am sure most of you could have already guessed that :) Anyway, not sure if she is teething or not, but hopefully that would explain her fussiness.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3 months!

Avery turned 3 months last Saturday! She is really chunking up now and starting to interact with us a lot more. She is so darn cute how she laughs. It sounds like she is gargling and then she will let out this loud scream. I think she is testing out her various pitches!

So as of this Friday, it will be two weeks back in the working world and for Avery -Daycare world. It has actually gone fairly smooth. Avery seems to like it just fine. We also keep hearing horror stories how everyone who brought their kid to daycare got sick the first several weeks and then like once a month up to a year. We will just continue to pray that she doesn't get sick, but I am sure it is inevitable.

Also, this last Sunday we had Avery's Dedication at church. My mom and sister have all the pictures, so I will have to post those when I get them. Later that day, we had Avery's 3 month pictures taken which I can't wait to see. I think we got the perfect picture with her little pouty face. That face just melts my heart.

Lastly, please pray for my family that lives on the Gulf of Mexico. The last news report I heard said it was projected to enter right over the Port Lavaca area which is where almost all of my family lives. My dad drove down tonight to help broad up windows and then a good chunk of family is going to stay with my parents and Brooke & Kris in Waco.

Here's a pic I took of Avery today:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First day of school and work!

Well, as I said I got everything ready the night before to ensure a smooth morning, but as Kevin was following me to daycare there was a cop car with its lights on blocking the only road I know to go down to get to Avery's school. There were no detour signs so I turn around and try to go a different direction and that didn't help. We ended up going through a neighborhood we had never been through before and taking 30 minutes to get to Avery's school (a trip that should take no more than 10 minutes). We get to her school and I am walking Kevin through all the things we do when we drop her off. We get in Avery's class and all the kids were crying and I mean screaming crying. I laid sweet Avery in her crib and she just looks up and smiles at us. I just turned and walked out the door not really even saying 'bye' because I couldn't stop the tears. They just poured out and didn't stop for awhile. The entire drive to work I was balling! I then had to get myself together in the car and a single thought of poor little Avery just brought on more tears. I finally made it into work with swollen eyes. I wonder what goes through peoples' minds as they are passing me down the hall. As for my work day, it was great. Of course, there was not a whole lot to do the first day of being gone for three months except reconnet my system to the network and clear out the thousand emails I had over that time span. I went to visit Avery over lunch. When I showed up she was in her crib crying. A real tear was running down her sweet little cheek! It broke my heart; however, she had just woken up from a really long nap and was hungry. As soon as I picked her up, she smiled at me! I left work early to get her and soaked up every bit of time we had together this evening. I just put her down and hopefully she will sleep through the night so I can get some rest after a long day. Here are Avery's first day of Daycare pics. Notice how tired I look...I couldn't go to sleep last night because I was really anxious!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Back to work.......

Well it has been fun LOTS of fun. Kevin thought for sure I would get cabin fever being at home, but I didn't. I enjoyed every moment with Miss Avery and just hoping that going back to work will be a smooth transition for us all. I have everything ready tonight, so I won't have that much of a crazy morning, but this will be a first for both Kevin and I so anything can happen. I have truly been praying about this day for awhile now to have peace in my heart about it. I really think it will go okay, but I am sure I will cry, since I have already several times just thinking about it. I will be sure and post to let you know how it goes. So what have I done the last stint of my time off....TONS. I have hung out with many friends and soaked up all the time I could with Avery. We have lots of Happy Birthday' Happy Birthday to...Jayce, Steven, Lawson, Clay and John!!! Here are pics from the prior weeks.

Whew-What a week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Daddy is so proud

Avery was watching a little football during tummy time last night!

So far this week..

Saturday, I noticed Avery was feeling a little warmer than usual and her temp was running around 99.7 under her arm. That night she woke up around 1am which hasn't happened in over a month. Then the next day, I noticed her eyes looked irratated (pink). I called into the doctor and got an appointment on Monday and her temp rectally was 100...still not fever, but close enough for concern. The doctor looked her over and said I think she has a cold, since she has had a little runny nose and the eyes may just be irritated from scratching them herself or something viral. Well her eyes look fine today, but I have been taking it easy for her sake this week. She doesn't seem like she is in pain, but I am watching her temp closely as I don't think I could handle having to take her to the hospital again. The doctor did say at this point if she had a fever, she would probably just get some blood work done, but I am praying that even that doesn't have to happen. Oh, she weighed exactly 11 lbs at the doctor on Monday. That means she is starting to move into the next size in clothes here pretty soon. Crazy!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The last few weeks....

I haven't posted in a while..busy I guess! There has been a lot going on. First of all, Avery had her 2 month check up everything went pretty well. She was 10 lbs. 3 oz and 22 inches long. She got her shots which were horrible for me, but Avery seemed to take it pretty well. She stopped crying as soon as they were over. The doctor did notice her leaning to the right as Kevin and I had noticed before, but didn't think anything of it. It turns out that it actually has a name...Torticollis and is causing her head to flatten, since she lays on that side. She is going to the Physical Therapist and that will hopefully fix the problem. The worst case scenario is that we have to get her a helmet around 6 months of age. Avery also went to her very first college graduation. My cousin Jaime graduated from Texas State - Congrats Jaime! I got to visit with Little John and see Traci, Jaime and the rest of the Askew gang. It was fun! I didn't think I would miss San Marcos that much but got the best feeling when I drove into town. The same weekend Avery got to meet her cousin Jordan and they were so sweet together. Later that evening we went over to my friends Dave and Alisha's and took pics of all the kids "The Rat Pack." It is way too cute! This week I got to hang out with my friend Kelli and her too sweeties, Jayce and Skyler not once, twice...but three times! I also had lunch with my friend Angie and her darlings, Ava and Lila. Then today I took Avery up to my work to introduce her to my team which was really fun and then my friend Jessica who is 5 months pregnant came in from Houston. That was really fun! I know how excited I was when I was pregnant to be around babies, so I know she had fun playing with Jayce, Skyler and Avery. She is the one in the picture where I am holding her belly, since she doesn't look pregnant AT ALL...just you wait :)

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.