Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Long Overdue

Well, this post is LONG overdue!  I decided to join the blogspot family to chronicle this new phase of our lives.  As many of you know, I had a previous blog that went through our journey of becoming parents for the first time and the loss of our son Ian.  For any of you that would like to read those posts, you can follow this link:  http://web.me.com/whitt2679

A lot has happened in the past few weeks.  We welcomed our sweet baby girl, Ava Kate, into our family!  We are so in love with her.  I feel like we have waited so long to have this baby in our arms.  God is so good and we are feeling so blessed.

Ava decided--on her own I might add--that she wanted her birthday to be September 3, 2010.  She weighed 7lbs 6oz and was 20.5 in long.  So that will make her 6 weeks old this week!  How is it possible that 6 weeks have passed already??  Man this little pumpkin changes everyday....sometimes right before my eyes I think!  Here are a few of her stats as  of her 1 month check up:

* weight is up to 7lbs 13oz
*now ~21 inches long---she really doesn't enjoy being measured and squirms the whole time!
*she LOVES music
*we enjoy outings most every day--lunch with friends, trips to target, etc...
*she finally loves her bath and MUST take one every night or she DOES NOT sleep well
*daddy feeds her a bottle every night before bed and I think this is a huge reason she sleeps so good
*she is sleeping 4-5hrs at a time at night---woo hoo!!
*she and mommy have started going to church and I think she really likes it--especially the music
*morning times are are best times--this is when she is the happiest and smiles the most

Here are a few of my favorite shots of her these last few weeks!

Janet the giraffe--our new love and paci holder!

Ava and her bestie Jillian

Yea for bath time!

we love getting dressed up for church

with Macie at the pumpkin patch

we were about to lose her

mommy and Ava at the pumpkin patch at the Arboretum

Thanks for joining us in this amazing new chapter of our lives!

1 comment:

Tina said...

Love the pictures Whitney! Ava Kate is so beautiful!!! :)