Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ava: One Month Old!

Time is flying by with two girls! Wow!

 So, now my baby girl is one month old!
Weight: close to 9 pounds
Clothes: Newborn
Diapers: Newborn
Food: Mama's milk :)

 Miss Ava is an amazing baby! She is content about 90% of the time! The only times she fusses are when she's being changed and when she's hungry/wet. **Update: at around 6 weeks, she started being super fussy after feedings. We also noticed that she could kinda cough up some milk when she burped, but it would go back down... so no spit up (which is what we would first look for with reflux). Turns out, after a doctor visit, that she does have reflux. She just swallows it again, so it was super, super painful for her---thus all of the crying fits. We have started Zantac and it seems to be making a big difference for her! We are praying that this trend continues! :)

 Ava is starting to focus her eyes a lot more these days! It is so much fun to see her notice you and follow you with her eyes. She follows any noisy toy that you put in front of her, her mobile, and her animals on her swing! She has even started fussing when they stop moving or the music stops! :)

 To say that Addie loves her baby sister is an understatement! She told me the other day that she likes to call her "Sissy" and that Ava loves when she calls her that. :) Every time someone talks about her, Addie will say something like, "She's so cute, isn't she?!" I also love that when people come over and are holding Ava, Addie will be sure to tell them that they have to leave her with us. No swiping our baby, people. :) I love that Addie is so protective!

 Addie loves to hold Ava's hand...  I love this picture SO much! :)

Ava's favorite places to sleep are her swing, her bouncy seat, her car seat, and on Mama's chest or Daddy's chest. :) We assume this is thanks to the reflux. We are slowly starting to get back to the bassinet on one of those groovy inclined sleep positioners. Naturally, I don't mind that she wants to sleep with me... I love every minute!

 I was able to get some pictures of Ava one afternoon when she was bright-eyed! :) I love her sweet little rolls in this one! :)

 Pretty girl in her bassinet :)
This bassinet was my mom's, my uncle's, my brother's, and mine, and it was also used by my nieces and Addie... now it's Ava's turn! I love family heirlooms!

 I love that this one shows her name!

Not long after our photo shoot... sweet sleepy girl. :)

We didn't know how much we were going to love you! We love how much you love us and need us. We love how you let your sister love on you all of the time. :) We thank God every single day for bringing you to us!
Mama and Daddy

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