Saturday, May 26, 2012

What we've been up to

This post is kind of all over the place so bare with me.

We have been back in Germany for about 4 days now and we're just now getting over the Jet Lag! Whew! It really threw us off! Poor Ava...or should I say poor momma...She just wanted to sleep all day and be up all night. On Wednesday night, I only got 2 1/2 hours of sleep. Bryce and I got to bed really late and then Ava was up from 2:30-4:00am and I had to be up at 6am to get ready for a WIC appointment! When we got to our appointment, we didn't have our LES form so we had to reschedule. Ugh! So, we went home and took a long nap.

Ava loves being back with her daddy. Except for tonight... When Bryce came in the door from work, I handed over Ava so he could rock her to sleep. As he was rocking her, she kept saying "Mama, mama.." It was the sweetest me..not so much to Bryce.

This is Bryce attempting to do the Ava face.

Ava loves her some strawberries.

Ava is SO close to crawling. She has figured out how to move her arms now so I give her a few days before she really starts moving. Please excuse her nakedness...we don't have A/C and it was really warm today so I let Ava go without clothes for the mid part of the day.

When we were in the states: We had a blast! It was so busy but so fun! I spent my first night away from Ava! My sister had a bachelorette party down in Dallas so my mom kept Ava for the night. It was nice to get away for a girls night but it was SO nice to get back home to my baby girl!

Rebekah's wedding was absolutely beautiful!! I can't wait to share pictures! It was so fun because her and Luke had not kissed yet so their first kiss was on their wedding day. It was so special for them. I am SO beyond happy for them and thankful that the Lord has blessed our family with Luke and Rebekah.

Plane Ride: Ava did great!! She slept 2 of the 3 hour plane ride to Canada and then slept 6 of the 7 1/2 hour plane ride to Frankfurt, Germany. I am a fan of overnight flights!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


One of my very best friends offered to take some pictures of Ava while we were in town! Of course I took her up on the offer so we headed out to her parents house to take some pics. Ava did great!!! Here are some of my favorites...

If you are in the North Texas/Dallas area and need a great photographer, Cassie Loree Photography is who you need to call!!! You can visit her facebook page here

Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Mother's Day!

It's my first Mother's Day this year and I am so thankful! 
Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with such a precious little girl! 

I am also thankful that God has blessed me with such an amazing mom!! I am so thankful for a mom that supports me, loves me, and encourages me!! 

Happy Mother's Day!! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ava is 7 Months Old

Ava, you are 7 months old today! 

You are 13 pounds {4%} and I can't remember your height but it is in the 21 percentile. I will check your papers when we get back to Germany.

You wear a size 2 diaper and wear 6 months clothes and some 6-9 month. You are still in a size 1 shoe. 

You nurse 4-5 times a day and you eat oatmeal with breastmilk and a fruit when you first wake up in the mornings and you eat a veggie and fruit for your last feeding of the day. 

You still take 3 naps during the day. One in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. You aren't a very good napper. You typically sleep about 30-45 minutes for each nap. On a good day, you will take an hour and a half nap in the afternoon. 

You love to play on your play mat with your toys. You are very independent and want to go-go-go. You want to crawl SO bad but can't quite figure it out yet. You have learned to tuck your knees under and push up on your arms but not all at the same time. 

You have learned to wave and say "Hi". It is the cutest thing in the world. We are working on Bye-Bye.

You are really starting to jabber a lot now and you can say "Momma" and "Blah Blah Blah". ha! 

{I just had to put this picture up. It is too funny!}

You love Baby Einstein. Anytime I put it on for you, you just stare and sometimes laugh. 

You are the sweetest little girl and such an attention getter. When you get tired, you scratch the back of your right ear and dig your head into my chest. But heaven forbid if I try to snuggle immediately push off of me. You do NOT like to be held close or snuggle. 

You did very well on the plane coming over to the states from Germany. You didn't sleep much, but that was expected. 

You love to watch videos or view pictures of yourself. You smile and laugh and talk the whole time! 

Your schedule: You wake at around 7:30/8:00 and eat oatmeal and a fruit
Play for about an hour and a half and then go down for a nap. 
You are usually up by 10:45 and you nurse at 11:00am.
Play until nap time again at 12:30. You take a really short nap and are usually up by 1:15ish.
You nurse at 2pm and go down for a nap at 3:30 and nap until 4:15ish. Sometimes later. 
Nurse at 5pm and I usually try to keep you up until bedtime but sometimes you tend to squeeze a small cat nap in. 
You nurse at 7:30pm and I also give you your fruit and veggie. I give you a bath and get you ready for bed and you are in bed by 8:00/8:30. 
This schedule is sometimes 30 minutes off depending on when you wake up in the morning. 

Ava, I can not tell you how much fun you have been this month!! It just makes me fall in love with you that much more! You have been such a joy in our family and we love you more than you will EVER know!!!