Monday, August 24, 2009

The baby is growing up!

Well, Avery is just shy of 3 months old, and as predicted by all baby advice columns and baby info books, she is now coming out of her shell and showing us her personality. We are so happy that this day has come! She still fusses now and then, but not NEARLY as much as she did. She is MUCH more fun to be around now and gives us lots of smiles and gurgles every day. She had her 2 month well child visit recently and was 8 pounds, 12 ounces - so exactly 2 pounds up from birth weight. This puts her in the 15th percentile for weight. Its funny, cuz Dylan was 2 pounds heavier at 2 months too. She was 21 1/4 inches long according to their measurements. I don't buy it. According to our measurements (she doesn't straighten her legs for just any old nurse!) she is 23 inches. And she looks it for sure! Her 3 month clothes fit her length perfectly. Actually, the jammies she is wearing right now are 3 month size and her little toes are poking through! Uh oh! 6 month size will be waaaay too big at this point! She might just have to wear pants to bed! She still sleeps only in the wrap or in bed with us. We're working on it though. I refuse to just give up! This morning she slept for a whole 10 minutes alone before waking up! Woohoo! Last week though, she slept for close to an hour by herself in the swing. It. Was. Awesome. I had no idea what to do with myself and honestly kept thinking, "is she breathing??" We'll get there. I hope.

The garage is coming along nicely. The garage doors went up this past weekend, so its really starting to feel like its getting closer to completion. Insulation, siding and sheet rock remain. Oh and the roof is still leaking, so that must be re-shingled too. Other than that, its about done! And its pretty sweeeeet! Big thanks to Gpa Danny for all his help with it!

Well, I better get off my bouncy ball and start walking before Miss Sleeps in Wrap wakes up. She's stirring, so I better get moving if I want this nap to continue! Ahhh the things we do for our children! To see some recent pics, visit our shuttercal site!


  1. sooo glad she is doing as the internet says she should!! Gma knows that soon she will be sitting in her swing or boppy chair gooing and laughing at her silly Mommy. Daddy and big Bro.!!

  2. awww! 3 months is the magic age. everything before that is just mush...and you don't remember much of that stage cause you are just barely awake for it! Here's to her sleeping ALONE! comeone Avery you can do it.
    oh, and I think it's so cute she was just 2lbs bigger! OMG Caleb was 5lbs bigger at 2 months! HA!