Saturday, November 28, 2009

I am....

A Lucky Mommy.

Love me some baby blues!

Today Ava and I went to the park to stroll, swing, and snap some cute pics with her new hat that Nana bought for her! Is she not the CUTEST lil' bug you have ever seen?!?! And those eyes! Gorgeous. My battery went dead in my camera within a few minutes so I didn't get very many and they are not very clear pics but I love them anyway and the little girl in it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sitting up all by her cutie patootie self

6 months old!

Man, has our little love bug grown or what?!?! Here is whats been going on with our big girl who turned 6 months old today!

-Ava has doubled her weight! Good girl! I'm not exactly for sure the exact numbers until we go to her dr. appt next week but she was 9.8 at birth and 14lb at 4months. You can definitely tell that she has put on more weight since her 4 month check up. I'm guessing she weighs 18-20 lbs! And she is very tall! I am buying 12-18 month clothing because she is so long! Everything else is too short! Just like her Mommy!

-Ava is a very good eater and so far has tried momma's homemade pureed bananas, avacodo's, green beans, carrots, and sweet potatoes! She has loved them all. I enjoy making my own baby food and I know that it is so healthy for her! Next on her menu....squash! Yum!

-She is sitting up on her own! She is such a strong lil' girl and she can hold her self up in a tripod position pretty well but she will get a little wobbly and tumble over after about 5-10 minutes.

-She has the prettiest smile I have ever seen and her little nose scrunches darn cute!

-She LAUGHS...a lot! Ava gets these uncontrollable giggle spells and she will laugh for a good 5 minutes. It's truly the sweetest sound, melts my heart. She is also extremely ticklish like her momma! Poor thing.

-Ava is sleeping almost through the night! She has an awesome schedule. Her bedtime is at 7:30 and it's routine that we have a bath followed by her dinner (pureed food + bottle) and then I rock and sing to her before she lays down for the night. She only wakes up once in the night...usually around 4 am to eat. Getting very close to sleeping all night! YEAH!!!!

-She has a good schedule everyday and knows exactly when to expect to eat and take a nap...she is like's GREAT and makes her such a happy baby! She eats every 3-4 hours and takes a nap about 1 1/2- 2hrs after she eats and naps for a good hour to 2 hours.

- She loves to play, coo, blow bubbles, read books/look at bright colorful pictures, sing to her(her favorite is still itsy bitsy spider and you are my sunshine), bounce in her jumperoo, play with her rings(it's her favorite), watch baby Einstein, go on walks in her stroller, play with Mac doggie (he is over the moon for this baby).

-She LOVES being outdoors! So much to look at! She gets so excited when the breeze hits her cute! She will spend hours just looking at nature.

-Ava loves her bath time and I think she is really going to enjoy swimming. We put her in the big bath tub the other night with me and let her play and float on her back with support. She had the most fun and was smiling the entire time!

-She is still very much a cuddle bug and loves to snuggle! I hold onto these moments!

-She is also very much a monkey...she will literally climb up you when you are holding her and playing!

-She loves to jump, bounce, play airplane, play giddy up horsey, swing, BASICALLY anything active and fun!

-Ava is quiet/shy and observes the things around her very carefully, almost like she is solving a world mystery. The innocence is adorable.

-I think she will began crawling in the next month or so....she already "scoots" like an inch worm and is so strong.

-She is a pro at rolling over from front to back, back to front.

-Her little personality is just shining through and she is the sweetest, most happy, content baby! And she definitely has her mommy and daddy wrapped around her finger.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

GIve Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Bo, Ava and I celebrated together in our little home today...relaxed and enjoyed our time together! I filled our home with the sweet smell of pumpkin bread this morning and we celebrated today with a non traditional meal of delicious baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and sauteed squash/onions. It was DELISH! We spent it alone this year because I was scheduled to work tonight...but at 5:15 pm the nurse supervisor called and put me on standby. Not so good for the paycheck but super sweet that I get to cuddle with my husband and little bug tonight. It's been an awesome day. So thankful for my family. I can't believe that my little girl turns 6months old tomorrow! I will post an update on this little cutie soon! There is alot going on with this family of three....We just purchased our first "new car" and we love it, it's perfect for our active family. We bought a 2005 Nissan Xterra! It's in perfect condition, has low miles, and a great warranty. We are very pleased and blessed. The biggest and most exciting news of all is that Bo graduates December 19th!!! I am soooooo very proud of him, he has worked so hard and can't wait to see him walk across that stage with his diploma! GOOD JOB BABE! Big things happening! This is huge for our family! We will finally both be out of school, working REAL jobs and have a NORMAL life, without studying, projects, test, homework. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's like starting the next chapter in our lives. Now the next thing on our agenda is for Bo to find a job!!! Exciting!! Please keep us in your prayers!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ava will be 6 months in just a few short weeks and we are SLOWLY introducing her to her first taste of solids! I am making my own baby food from fresh produce and puree is so much fun and so good for Ava! For her first food we decided on bananas and she LOVED it! It was everywhere...even up her funny! I will post a 6 month update on this little monkey soon! Our little girl is growing so fast (tear, tear) Here are a few pictures of her eating week we will try avacodo and if she is anything like her mommy and daddy she will LOVE it! We love our greens and fruits!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Snug as a bug!

This little girl absolutely loves being outdoors! Her innocence of life and nature is beautiful! We are taking advantage of these last sunny fall days before winter strikes! Here is a pic of Ava on a walk in the park today...she had so much fun!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jumping bugaroo!

Joslin Ann Haney is here!!!!

My sister Kelly gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl, Friday October 30th at 11:00 p.m! Joslin Ann Haney, weighing in at a whopping 9lb 5oz, 20 inches long! I'm so proud of you sis, you did an amazing job!! It was a special moment to introduce Ava to her cousin Joslin...they are only 5 months apart! They are going to be so close and have so much fun playing together!! Congratulations you guys!!!!