Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Go State...Go State!

So, the Bulldogs pulled out a huge win last Friday! What an exciting finish. It was very nice to round out the Thanksgiving holiday with a big win over Ole Miss!

Avi Grace is growing lots and doing new things every day. Yesterday she really started discovering her right hand, and she actually started batting at a toy. She has done more of that today, which is exciting to see! It is amazing how quickly she is developing. She also loves looking at her mobile. It is almost always fascinating to her and will usually keep her attention for at least a few minutes!

This is my first full week back at work. She has been staying with my mom, and they have been having fun. Mom says she has been good both days, so that makes it a little easier for me. I look forward to next Thursday afternoon...my last day of work for the semester! I get to be at home almost a whole month with Avi Grace for Christmas break before I really have to go back to work in January. What a wonderful blessing!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Family

 
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Jonathan and Emilie (Drew's brother and his wife) also got to visit with Avi Grace over the Thanksgiving holiday. The first time they visited with her (a few weeks after she was born) she slept pretty much the whole time! So, they were able to hold her and play with her during this visit. I had to post these cute pictures of them holding her!

Also, thanks to my friend Sue Willis who told me about Picasa, a program that helped me make this cute collage of the pictures! I call myself computer savvy, but it took me a little while to get the hang of the program! However, I am loving it now. It is really neat...it will scan your computer and find all of the pictures you have on your computer and import them into the program so you can manipulate them and store them all in one place. You should try it out if you get a chance...www.picasa.com.

Friday, November 23, 2007

So Much To Be Thankful For

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are thankful for so many things, but most importantly for sweet little Avi Grace. She has blessed our lives in ways that we cannot describe. Thank you God for an amazing gift!

Avi Grace enjoyed getting to see many cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents for Thanksgiving! She was very sweet and did very well being around so many people!

So, we are cheering for the Bulldogs today. It is too cold to go to the game, but we are hoping for a big win today! Go Dawgs!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Having So Much Fun

Avi Grace is just doing wonderful! She turned 2 months old on Monday. We went to the doctor yesterday for her 2 month checkup. She weighed 11 pounds 5.6 ounces. She had grown right at 2 inches in length, and her head is now in the 50th percentile! She got 3 yucky shots, but cried just a little bit! I fed her right after they gave her the shots, so that helped to ease the pain. The doctor said everything looks great!

I am happy to report that Avi Grace is now enjoying her swing on a regular basis. She will even doze in it some. She has also started enjoying one of her play mats a little too. She is still a little young for the play mat, but she will look around at the bright colors and talk a little!

In the past few days Avi Grace has found her thumb. Yesterday I sat her in her bouncy seat for a few minutes while I was getting things together for us to go to the doctor, and I came back into the living room, and she was sucking her thumb and had dozed off to sleep. I am not a huge fan of thumb sucking, but if it helps her soothe herself, then I can go for it!

This is my last full week at home with her before I go back to work on Monday. I will work 2 days and then be off for Thanksgiving. Then I will work 2 weeks until the end of the semester. Thankfully I get to be at home with her in December over the Christmas break before I go back to work full time in January. Please pray for a smoothe transition for both of us!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Road Trip

Avi Grace had her first road trip yesterday. We went to Tuscaloosa with my mom and met Mrs. Peggy McDonald (my mom's friend) for lunch at the Cypress Inn. We had lots of fun visiting with her, and then we went to the mall for a little while to shop. She was wonderful all day...thankfully!

On Saturday, Avi Grace and I met our friends Amy and Jack Fountain, Amy and Emily Adkerson, and Laura and Riley Walton on campus to try to take some pictures of the little ones. Needless to say, this was a daunting task, especially since Emily and Jack are mobile and into everything! I have posted a picture of our outing that shows how difficult it was to get a good shot! It was fun trying, though!

Avi Grace is really starting to interact more every day. She is smiling and cooing more. She LOVES to stand up on our legs and bounce, working her muscles. She is just the sweetest thing!

We are still trying to figure out nap time during the day, but most nights she is sleeping very well, so I won't complain too much.

We also had lunch today with our friends Amanda and Miller Shy. Miller is about 2 weeks older than Avi Grace. They were both great at lunch, and we enjoyed getting out of the house!

Avi Grace will be 8 weeks tomorrow! We go back to the doctor next week for her 2 month checkup. Time is going so quickly!

Avi Grace's first haircut (before & after!)