Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love Journal for Ava: 3 to 4 Months

Love Journal for Ava:  3 to 4 Months

My sweet angel, I have enjoyed watching your sweet little personality develop over the past month.  You have such a sweet personality.  You wake in the mornings smiling and go to bed at night smiling and cooing.  I love to hear your sweet laugh and see your sweet smile.  You are such a happy baby! 

You are definitely a thumb baby.  You have decided that you like your thumb much better than your pacifier and every time we try the pacifier, you instantly spit it out and replace it with your thumb.  I already know that it is going to be difficult breaking the thumb sucking in the future.  When your thumb is not in your mouth, that little mouth talks nonstop.  We think you are definitely going to give Blair a run for her money.  You are such a little jabber jaws (I am beginning to think more so than her).

Your little head is getting so strong so we are now able to sit you in your bumbo seat for long periods of time.  We also let you play in your entertainment center.  You are still a little small for the entertainment center but you and your sister seem to play so sweet together while you are in it.   Your favorite thing to sit and play in is your bouncy seat.  You love to look at the animals and talk to them in your seat.  What you do not like is being on your stomach.  When we turn you on your stomach, you immediately roll over to your back. 

We celebrated Mommy’s birthday this month.  I loved having two sweet girls in my life to celebrate my birthday.  Mommy let you have your first sucker on her birthday.  It was a blue sucker and you loved it. 

We are always on the go with your sister in so many activities.  You always seem to be such a little trooper and just go with the flow without any problem.  We have dragged you to softball practices, gymnastics, birthday parties, Blair’s first pageant and softball games.  You seem to do so well wherever you go.   

I love watching you and your sister together.  The two of you sit together every morning loving on each other and laughing together.  Your sister just grows more and more in love with you everyday and I think you do the same.  I have never witnessed the love of sisters like I have with you and your sister.  My prayer is that it stays this way and you grow to be best friends as well as sweet sisters. 

Ava Brooke, thank you for four wonderful months.  We are beyond blessed to have you in our lives!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Love Journal for Ava: 2 to 3 Months

Love Journal for Ava: 2 to 3 Months

My sweet baby girl, this month started off with your baby dedication at Gardendale First Baptist Church. What a wonderful day it was! We were joined by many family members including: Aunt Stacy, Uncle Eric, Aunt Rebecca, Norah, Nana, Poppy, Gigi, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Kari, Ansley, Kailyn, Michele and Mike. This was the first time we were able to take you to church. There was nothing better than to take you to church for the first time and dedicate you to the One that gave you to us.

The doctor said he thought we were safe to take you to church so not only did we get to start back on Sunday mornings but we also got to start going back to Wednesday night Oasis at GFBC. You slept the entire service and you were the perfect angel during the service. Everyone talked about how beautiful you are. Mommy and Daddy already knew that but loved hearing it from so many others.

This month Mommy had to return to work and leave you at daycare. I thought I would be more prepared to take you to daycare since I knew what to expect with your sister. I was not at all prepared to leave you and go back to work. The thought of not holding you in my arms, feeding you when you were ready to eat and kissing those sweet cheeks absolutely broke my heart, still does. I cannot get to Adventure Quest quick enough each day to pick-up you and your sister from school. I love loving on you when I get you home! Your Daddy says that you and I grow roots in the big chair when we get home because all I do is sit and hold you.

We celebrated your first Valentine’s Day. I bought teething rings for you to give all of your buddies at school for Valentine’s. I thought they were pretty cute! You received many Valentine’s gifts but I think our favorite gift was diapers and formula. You and your sister looked so cute in your Valentine’s outfits. Of course I think the two of you look cute in everything.

Daddy and the neighbors made snow for the first time this year in the neighborhood. So you experienced your first snow. Blair held you on the sled while Mommy or Daddy pulled the two of you around the yard. We laughed when I brought you outside to see you all bundled up. You reminded us of the little boy from the movie The Christmas Story when he was all bundled up. You seemed to enjoy the snow so much that you feel fast asleep in Blair’s arms sledding.

You slept through the night for the first time. Thankfully you take after your sister and love to sleep just like her. This made Mommy and Daddy extremely happy!

You found your giggle box and it is contagious. When you laugh, you make everyone around you smile and laugh. I love hearing you laugh out loud! You are such a sweet and happy baby. We love you to pieces sweet Ava Brooke!