Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas and Baby Update

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!  Avery had a great 2nd Christmas.  She received some really great toys and clothes.  I have lots of pictures that I hope to post someday soon, but for now I have to write very quickly.  Last week when I went to the doctor, I was already 3 cm dilated and the doctor said if she didn't come before Wed (tomorrow), he would induce labor.  So, we are going to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital at 5AM tomorrow morning!!  I can't believe we are going to meet our little Amelia very soon.  We will keep you posted!!  Hope everyone has a very Happy New Year!  We know we will!

 Avery on Christmas Eve after church.  She looked like a doll!
 Christmas morning...this was her big gift from Santa.  She was so excited about it.  Look at the joy on her face. 
 Driving her Cozy Coupe!
My sister's family gave her this doll that drinks a bottle and opens her eyes.  She will not let anyone touch it.  She was rocking her baby and feeding her on Christmas morning.

More pictures to come! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Avery - hard at work!

We went to Josh's office this past Friday to visit and bring some cookies!  Fridays are very low-key around his office as most people are off on their flex-Fridays.  He works for a wonderful company with some great people.  We are so blessed!  Avery was hard at work at Daddy's office!

Josh is the cleanest, most organized person I know....it is a good thing I married him.  I am hoping it will wear off on me someday.  I feel compelled to tell you that even though I am sure my husband loves me to death, that picture of us in the background was an engagement pic.  I loaded tons of random pictures onto a digital frame when he was on the road so he could have it in his room.  Now, it is in his office, so don't think he is that super cheesy to have our Engagement picture of the two of us adoringly gazing into each others eyes as the only pic in his office.  LOL!
I just love this picture, but something looks crazy with her left eye.  She always has "red eye" in every indoor pic so I have to remove it, but this time it removed the black part of her eye.  
Really checking out the computer.  She looks like a natural!
Puppy still goes everywhere with us!
Avery is clipping on her badge so she is officially a Marathon employee.  Maybe she can get a paycheck!
Trying to get her pose by their pretty tree for a Christmas card pic.  Didn't work too well, but it is still cute.  You can barely see her cute shoes that are red, Christmas decorated converse tennis shoes.  Thanks GiGi!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Painful day

I have always wanted to get Avery's ears pierced.  Josh was even on board, but then when it really came down to it I wasn't able to do that to my baby.  Well, she has become a girly girl and is always looking at my earrings saying "earwing."  We started asking her a few weeks ago if she wanted earrings and she would shake her head and say "YES."  My sister told me a few weeks ago that she noticed that my nephew's ENT doctor pierced ears.  I started to feel a bit better about doing it.  So, today was the big day!  I don't know who it was more traumatic for....Avery, me or my mother.  I talked my mom into going with us.  After the first ear, I wondered if we were going to get the second earring.  My mom took these pictures with her phone so I could remember the trauma I put her through.  So sad!! 
After the first ear and the screaming began, the doctor's assistant gave her a sucker. It really did help even though this picture doesn't show it.  By the way, look at my big belly!  36 weeks.
 The second ear took three attempts because she was moving so much.  I had to hold her head and put her legs between mine.  It was really horrible.  She is holding on to her favorite puppy for dear life.  
Happy to say that she made it and by the time she was in the car, she was happy eating her sucker and cheerios.  Josh and I knew she loved them when we showed them to her in the mirror, she tilted her head and smiled.  Her earrings are little pearls with gold around the edge.  You can barely see them.  I took this tonight after her bath.  
A little closer look.  The doctor said to use Neosporin instead of alcohol to turn the earrings for three weeks.  She has barely touched them.  I hope and pray she will keep it that way.  She is a very strong-willed girl!
Love this face..."not another picture, Mommy."  Did I mention she also had a little fall this morning and busted her lip below and cut the top?  She also has one of the worst diaper rashes she has ever had.  (We are thinking/hoping more teeth are coming)  So, it was a bit of a painful day!! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

35 week update

Well, I went to the doctor today for my weekly appointments now.  He said that I am measuring on target at 35 weeks.  He said "only five more weeks to go."  I told him that three weeks sounded better to me and that I didn't need another 8 lbs 6oz baby.  He just laughed!  I wanted to tell him that I am serious!  With that being said, I have had another wonderful pregnancy so I can't complain at all.  My doctor said she is definitely head down.  I am thankful for that.  So, now I have decided that I just need to enjoy this next month of a peaceful household.  I still have a lot of energy and get many things accomplished each day.  I have all of my Christmas shopping done and now just need to wrap away.  It is such a great feeling.  Josh got the bassinet down and the bedding is washed.  The carseat is in the garage, but I haven't had a chance to wash everything.  I still have to clean out the closet in Amelia's room and find the vacuum sealed bag with all the newborn clothes.  Then I think we might be ready! 

Avery successfully moved into her big girl room on Sunday night.  She is still in a crib, but she is sleeping with her new pillow that her Ma Z made her.  She is sleeping great during the night and the day.  I couldn't have asked for a better transition.  We are on Day 3 of only having the pacifier or as Avery calls is PASS during nap or night time.  On Monday while driving to day care, she kept saying "Pass" so sadly, it just made giggle inside, but I kept telling her that is in her bed and she could get it at night.  Today she happily talked to me the whole way and I sang "Jingle Bells" over and over again.  Each time I would finish the song, she would say "Jingle." 

If I get brave, I will post a picture of my 35 week belly.  With a shirt on of course...I am not that brave. :)  Though, I do have good genes (Thanks Mom!); I haven't had the pleasure of any stretches marks.  I am just very "veiny."  My stomach and chest looks like it has a map drawn on it.  Might have been too much information! 

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa Baby

Josh and I took Avery to see Santa yesterday, and she was so excited saying "Santa" and "Ho Ho Ho."  Right before it was our turn, they had some technical difficulties so it was just enough time for Avery to realize he was NOT a jolly Santa!  He didn't even say "Ho Ho Ho."  One of Josh's co-workers said he looked like a drunk, homeless Santa.  Last year's Santa smelled of bad smoke!  Anyway, needless to say, Avery wasn't too happy about sitting with Santa.  This was the best picture.  Her first picture was reaching out saying "Momma" and third picture was a full out Cry Face.  Then she got her Lollipop and was totally happy again!