Tuesday, August 31, 2010

6 Weeks

Ava is 6 weeks old. I had my checkup yesterday, and I am okay! Healing well and don't have to go back to the doctor for another year. We are all adjusting little by little. Matt's schedule, Ava's schedule, etc. But we are making it! Ava actually is doing well overnights mostly getting up once or twice now. It is also fun to see that even at this age how much she likes to interact. You sort of think newborns just lie around when really they are very interactive sometimes. And it has been fun to get my first smile from her yesterday. She has smiled, but this time she looked at me and smiled and every time I talked to her, she would smile again! So fun!

So now all of a sudden, everyone around me is pregnant! I'm glad I'm not!

Church was great last week with our special meetings! It was really such a blessing and very needed. So now we are enjoying the fair for another week, and then reality will hit since we are supposed to start a diet next week! EEK!

PS Ava slept through the night! YAY! Went to bed around 9 and didn't wake up until 7:30. I hope that keeps up, but I don't want to get my hopes up.


Ava has started to smile a little bit and I was finally able to catch one on camera

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ava Jane at 1 month

Ava was one month old on August 19th - hard to believe. She is having more awake time, does fairly well overnights (gets up about 3 times), and is always happy as long as she has either her pacifier or a bottle to suck on. She has a little baby acne, but that is just part of it, I guess. She is looking forward to her first State Fair experience! Bring it on!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

First official family outing - Como!

Polar Bears!

This is what Ava thought of the whole thing!

Jack loved it all though!

More pictures...almost 3 wks old!

I love Jack, the best big brother!

This is what Jack does a large percentage of the day - jumps on the furniture.

I love Daddy!

My favorite 3 people in the whole wide world!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Updated pictures this week

Nightstands I got at a bargain!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two Weeks Old...

tomorrow! If I were still pregnant, it would seem like two months at least; but once they are born, the time seems to fly! Ava Jane is already trying to hold her head up and is opening her eyes more. She is sleeping most of the time and wakes up to eat for a little bit and then goes back to sleep. So overnights while not the most fun are not too bad considering.

I am feeling great. This delivery and recovery has gone much easier than Jack's, and I am so thankful for that. I'm excited and ready to get back to normal life with our new member of the family. I have always said I'm not really a baby person, but she is so much fun really! She lets me comfort her and responds to me, and that is nice.

Jack has been so helpful and out of the blue wanted to start dressing himself and really seems to love her. With her being asleep a lot of the time, we are able to give him lots of attention; and I love that. I really missed him while I was in the hospital.

Matt started working Sunday to Thursday overnights. It is sort of an adjustment for him, but he is doing it. He always does whatever it takes in his job to provide for us, and I am thankful for that. He is the best husband to me and I am very blessed!

I am enjoying the fact that it is still summer and we can get out and enjoy some things. So now four weeks until the State Fair! Really can't wait! Love love love it!