Thursday, March 29, 2007

2 weeks home- update








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).

7 comments:

Lisa and Tate said...

Oh wow.. She is so cute!!! Sounds like things are really going well!!! I think what I am dreading the most when I get Tate is the first few weeks at home....

Lisa

Catherine said...

What a sweetie! Glad to hear everything is going so well and that you're settling into a schedule that works for both of you. I'm guessing that's huge.

Thanks for keeping us up to date. What a doll your precious little Ava is!

Lee-Anne said...

Ava looks like such a happy little girl! You must be a natural at the Mum job!!! What a fantastic little sleeper you have! I've got everything crossed our little Bella will be a good sleeper!

A Special Family said...

It has been a while since I was able to check your blog (no internet for 3 weeks then a small disaster, all ok now) but how happy I am for you that Ava is home and thriving!
Congratulations!!! She is simply adorable!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

I am so glad you guy's are doing great! I'm also jealous but in a good way :)

Jennifer R said...

Oh my.. You were at the office on Thursday! Gosh, I can't wait until your next trip to the office with Ava. If you don't think you will get over to Tax & License, let me know and I'll come to you! Those pictures are wonderful, she is so cute. I'm so happy for you :)

Donna said...

Ava looks so happy and healthy!