Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Seven weeks old!

Ava is starting to discover things around her more. Who knew a link could be so entertaining? Although this pic was taken a few weeks ago, it pretty much sums up most of our days. She loves sitting in her bouncy chair, snuggled by Winnie-the-Pooh.

The past week has been a little challenging. I read somewhere that at six weeks babies are the most wakeful and the fussiest. Ava definitely got that memo and continues to take it to heart. While she is still a very good baby, she is beginning to test my sanity.

I just finished her birth announcement and am pretty excited about them...except for addressing all of them. But I think they are pretty cute and I got some flashy hot pink envelopes to go with them. I just love designing things for print. It is a lot of fun and I wish I had an opportunity to do more.

Someday (when I get some extra time, ha ha) I am going to figure out how to post a video... until then, enjoy the pics.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ava's first dress

This is Ava's first dress. I was surprised at how cute she was. I didn't think I would get so mushy inside at the sight of her in a dress. I've never been a 'girly girl', but this dress was so adorable! It is funny to think that she has never worn a dress before. It is fun to be there for all of her firsts...as cliched as it is. Another first, her first 'social' smiles. She has always been a smiley baby, but I realized last Saturday that she was responding to Aaron's smiles. This little girl is so much fun! I would have never thought that I would be so smitten. I knew having a child would be rewarding, but never dreamed that it could be this good! What did I do to deserve smiles like these?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Looks can be deceiving!

     I know it looks like she is an angel...but looks can be deceiving.  This serene pic was only achived after 2 hours of fusing, crying and screaming bloody murder while taking a bath.  Even though she is 4 weeks old, Ava is far from a routine.  I thought for sure she was tired and would slip right into sleep this morning and that I would be able to go back to bed also.  Was I wrong!  So after a lot of fussing, I decided to give her a bath under the theory that it would wear her out.  Well, it did.  Of course, I had to endure 5 minutes of screaming, but I would say that it was worth it.  

     I also discovered a second use for the baby monitor.  Not only does it help me hear what Ava is up to, it also helps me keep track of the naughty bunny.  He is no longer safe to wreak havoc while I am out of the room....beware bunny, your cord chwing days may be coming to an end!