I went by my office today to introduce everyone to Ava. It's been 4 weeks since I left and it felt like I was just there. The time has gone by so fast. I didn't make it past my office this time but will return with her again soon to get over to some of the other departments.
Ava is doing amazingly well. She is such a sweetheart. She is reaching and grabbing for everything. She has started to give hugs and kisses. Some say that she has said "mama" but I'm not so sure. Ava has enjoyed every fruit and vegetable that she has tried so far. And, she loves the Gerber Graduates Finger Foods (just the little stars). She gummed a biter biscuit tonight and really liked that as well. Her first tooth is coming out- it doesn't seem to bother her but she always has something in her mouth to bite on.
Sleep is going great. Ava goes down between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and sleeps until 7 - 8 a.m. She is still in my bed but has taken a number of naps in her crib and doesn't cry as much when she wakes up in there. I figure she'll be in my bed for atleast another month, if not longer.
We were looking at an "Elmo and Friends" book tonight and she kept bending down to give Elmo a kiss. She watches Sesame Street in the morning while I'm showering so she is starting to recognize the characters.
Ava is very friendly and will go with anyone for a little while but she always looks for me and reaches out to me after a short while. I feel that our bonding/attachment is going well.
I am having so much fun with her. She makes me smile all day long. I find that as long as I stay on schedule with her meals and bottles, she is good to go anywhere. She will nap in the car or stroller but will wake up when moved. It seems like she is ready to go again even after a short nap (20 minutes).