Resting after her long dr appt
Ava's squeaky shoe collection
Ava and I have been home a few days now. It's hard to remember what day of the week it is. Everything is unpacked but still lots to put away. Ava is doing really well but still has her days and nights mixed up (15-hour time difference and all) so she gets up a number of times throughout the night. Hopefully, we can get back to our nice sleep schedule in China of 10-11 hours a night. :)
Ava's first doctor's appt was yesterday. Poor Ava had to get 5 shots and blood drawn from both her arm and foot. She had bandages all over her. She weighed in at about 15 lbs, 12 oz. which puts her at about 10% for height and 1% for weight. She seems to be super healthy, just small. She is running a bit of a fever today from the shots so she was pretty mellow today.
She has a tooth or two that should be breaking through very soon so her doctor said she can try the little Gerber melt in your mouth snacks- she loves them. We went for a walk around the block today in her new stroller. She liked it well enough so we'll go walking again tomorrow. Her car seat isn't her favorite but she is okay as long as the car is moving.
I have found Ava's development over the past two weeks to be amazing. When I first met Ava, she couldn't sit up on her own, wouldn't stand on your lap for more than a second or two and had very poor eye-hand coordination. Today, she sits up great, stands (while being held) for long periods of time and is able to pick up very small objects with very little difficulty. She continues to be a happy, smiling baby. She has started to give me kisses and hugs and she holds her arms up for me to pick her up when I walk by. Ava is such an angel and I love her so much.