Monday, June 25, 2012

no time for words

Apparently some nights sleeping in a crib is SOO hard. Some nights it is a breeze.  Tonight is not one of those nights. But per my sister's request, I am squeezing in a blog post before I pump and go to bed. So here are some recent, adorable pictures with captions. I'll start with a little "photo shoot" Avery and I did one day while we were supposed to be napping. 

What is this?
Oh mom, must I wear this floppy hat on our walk?
Mmm, carrot. 
Avacado facial. 

Sweet potato facial. 
Visiting daddy at work.

Wearing my safety pink. 

Start 'er up daddy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

catching up.

Gosh we have been busy. Lots of weekend trips to MT to celebrate my friend Mary's graduation from the MBA program, a long weekend visit with my family and throwing a baby shower for Avery's future friend, Baby B. Add working full time on top of that and being mom and of course the first thing that goes is my dear blog. Sorry blog. I love you but you are the easiest thing to neglect on my busy days. So let's recap what miss Avery has been up to these days. 
Well, she is officially on the move. No crawling. Or even scooting. She rolls to get around. The other day I left her in the living room to go put some dishes in the kitchen and when I came back she was not where I left her. Instead I found her like this:

She is really in to smelling things and was sniffing the couch. Such a weird thing but also really silly. 
We had a follow up nephrologist appointment last week. It is quite the event. Start the day with an at home urine collection. Props to this mommy who successfully completed the task this go around. The first time they had me do it I "successfully" managed to collect maybe 1/16 tsp. of urine and manage to splash about half of that on my face. It was a much better, much cleaner experience this time. She had labs drawn, an ultrasound done, and a visit with the doctor and she did the whole thing with a huge smile on her face. The ultrasound tech gave her Baby Of the Day award since she just laid there, smiling and giggling while the tech did her thing. Obviously this isn't her first rodeo. 
So the good kidney stone down, one to go! And the one that is left is smaller than it was 3 months ago. It appears as if they will not be a long term, reoccurring thing. We go back in 6 months for another follow up. 
Avery was weighed last week and only put on 2 oz in the last month, but grew 1.5 inches. So that means in the past 2 months she has put on 9 oz and grew 3.5 inches. Long and skinny. Definitely NOT her momma's DNA. 
We've continued to slowly work on introducing solids. She's not really interested and since I'm not interested in opening a whole new feeding can of worms, we're just going to make it fun so hopefully some day she'll love food!
Other then that, life is good. Our days are full of lots of love, smiles, giggles and cuddles. I don't know how it gets any better, but some how each day does. 
In the car again. 
Oh ya, I turned 8 months
Road block. 
My new hat. 
Big girl. 

Mega star.  
so happy. 
Oh hello
Turtle on her back

Sunday, June 3, 2012

no love at first bite

So Avery turned 8 months last week..Ah...which makes her 5 months adjusted age. We we planning on starting her on solids closer to 6 months, but she was showing some signs that maybe she would be interested sooner so we thought why not give it a try. I'll let the photos (and captions) speak for themselves. These pictures were taking during our 1st attempt. Tonight we had round 2 and she was MUCH more receptive. Now I need to figure out where we go from here because we haven't had the easiest time we feedings thus far...
Let's do this!
Wait, stop, what is that thing. 
Not too sure about it. 
This face says it all. 
Let me try. 
It is much more fun when I do it.