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Avery's Stats

Avery had her 9 month check up yesterday. It was the first doctor's appointment I've not been to since she was born. And it made me sad. But, Jason is Avery's parent too, so sometimes, I won't be able to do everything, especially with two parents working full time jobs.
Avery weights 22.9 pounds. 95th percentile. She is a little chunk, I tell ya.
She is 27 inches long, 75th percentile.
She is currently wearing size 4 diapers and 12 month clothes.
She crawls everywhere, talks, and loves to watch TV. Especially Elmo.
She loves to mimic you. I will have to get a video of her copying us. Mainly just noises, although she is really trying to figure out clapping, high fives, and waves.
She sleeps about 10 - 11 hours a night uninterupted.
She is currently trying to use a sippy cup, and she is starting to eat alot of big people food. Within the next few months, she will only be drinking milk...NO FORMULA. My wallet will say, "AAAAAHHHH...."
She is getting two more teeth, he…

Bad Morning....

Avery woke up just fine this morning. We went through our normal morning routine:
-Get Avery up, feed her a bottle, I eat my breakfast. Watch Bewitched. -Change her diaper. -Put her in the pack n play while I take a shower. -Let her run around in our room while I am getting ready. -Say "no" a million times when she is exploring things she shouldn't be.
Everything was going just fine....
At about 6:50, when I was getting ready to dry my hair and head off to work, she just started crying. She just wanted me to pick her up. She NEVER wants me to pick her up. Not like that. Not just bawling,  pleading with her tears, "MOMMY PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE" crying. She was following me around everywhere I walked, sittting on my feet while I was drying my hair, staring at me with these eyes of compete abandonment. I got through drying my hair, but not very well. I didn't even style my hair. I just put it up in a pony tail. And then picked her up. She stopped crying immediately. I hel…

SUYL - Baby Showers

I thought I would participate in Kelly's Corner SUYL today - show us your baby showers....
So, I went back through to find pictures on the blog about when I blogged about my baby showers. Guess what? I did not blog about them. That makes me sad. So I am glad I get this opportunity!!
I had 3 showers when I had Avery. I hope I can find all of the pictures for them!! My first shower was my mom's church friends.


Here is my mom, sisters, and myself. I don't know why people tell you that you "glow" when you are pregnant. I look at this picture and all I can see is my pale skin and horrible roots.
 Aren't these adorable cakes??

This was a tummy time mat from my mother in law. She lives in Seattle and wasn't able to come to any of my showers, but she made sure to send this cute tummy time.
My second shower was at my mom's house with her teacher friends.
Avery's nursery was pink and zebra, I thought this table looked great!
 Cute cupcakes....

 Got some cute auntie …

Playing with my web cam!!

We were at McDonalds yesterday eating breakfast and I remembered that on my new laptop I had a webcam! So, I started messing around with it and here is the debut video of Avery on the playground for the first time. She did NOT like it.

I'm so happy. I am so glad I can instantly send and upload videos on this thing!!!

And then I figured out that it takes INSTANT pictures. Pretty awesome. Until I get a new camera phone, this will just have to do. But still, not bad for a web cam!!


Shiny Shoes

Avery wore her shiny patton (is that correct spelling?) shoes today and I did too. We both had on our shiny shoes so I just had to take a picture. 

Isn't this a great picture of her? Just smiling, sitting pretty, in her little outfit?? Isn't she just the most sweet, still, perfect little girl you've ever seen?

Well, I'll have you know, this is the ONLY one I got of her actually smiling and looking at the camera. This is how she is looking these days.....
"Avery, look at momma!"

"No, Avery, don't look back over at that stinky dresser, look at momma!"

"I know Avery, those shoes are so pretty, but could you please look at momma? I want to take your picture, pretty girl!"

"No Avery, don't crawl to momma, look at momma!"

"Sign, ok Avery. You win. But you are such a cutie girl."

This girl is just a mover and a shaker. I just love her. :-)
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Avery 9 Months

Happy 9 Month Birthday, Little Missy!
Avery did not want to smile for me today. This was the only picture she smiled in. And the quality of these pictures turned out very poor. But, it is what it is.

Avery is becoming a very opinionated, very independant little girl! She wants what she wants when she wants it. I am not sure if that is her personality or just how babies are at this age, when they realize that there are things around them and they want them, now, now NOW! Or they cry when they don't want to lay down long enough for them to change their clothes. Or when they don't want to go to sleep. But, that's how she is! She hates getting her shirts changed now, she hates being stationary, even for a few seconds! And she has found her voice, so she is going through a squealing, screaming phase. She is starting to learn the word "no" more lately. Like when she screams in the car at the top of her lungs just because she wants out - we have to say, "No Avery. W…

Ridin' The Rails

When you ride the vintage railroad at the Fort Worth Stockyards....
You gotta have your guns....


You gotta have your posse....

You gotta have your Blue Bell...


And you gotta have your Cowboys.

I am so excited to be moving closer to Fort Worth again. I love just walking around down there. We had such a great time riding the train!! I think Jason and I might have to do the round trip from Grapevine to Forth Worth one day, just the two of us!!

Ms. Pam

This is Ms. Pam, the wonderful woman who watches Avery every day. I've been meaning to get a picture taken with her and Avery for a while. This isn't the best picture in the world, but I wanted Avery to have a picture for when she gets older.

Ms. Pam is the best woman in Plano to watch children. She's been doing this for forever! She started watching kids when her little girls were young, even though she was an accountant and was making a very decent living, between her and her husband. She told herself she would stay at home with her girls, and would watch one more of their friends to make some extra money. She told herself she would go back to work after her girls were in school. 16 years later, she is still doing this, despite the fact that her girls are in college, one going for a masters at Rice and the other a sophmore at UT. She says this was just was she was born to do. She really just loves kids. She has a woman named Sonja who has helped her the last 10 years. Sh…

It was a very good day.

I love it when God smiles upon us. I mean, He smiles upon us all the time. But sometimes, it's like sunshine, and Christmas morning, and rainbows, and babies, and awesomeness. On steroids. And I know that those times are not always permanent, so I learn to really wrap myself in His goodness, to take it all in, be happy, and just sit back and wait to see what He is going to do in my life.
We have been struggling so long. I knew it was only a matter of time before things would be OK again. Where we would feel a little stability. Where we would take all of the things we learned while struggling and apply then when times are good.
We have alot of great things going on in our lives right now. Some really great things. Some amazing, mindblowing, off the grid kind of great things. I wish I could share more, but for right now, let's just say that we are incredibly blessed with some great opportunities God is putting in our lives.
I leave you with a gorgeous picture of our biggest blessin…

My Favorite Picture of Me

So, I always go back to this picture for as my favorite of just me. This was taken at Lake Tahoe in 2008, the year before I met Jason.
I just used to love being tan and blonde. I used to be really good at keeping up with all of that. I can't seem to do that now.
Anyway, I have been traveling down memory lane and thought I would share some old pictures you have never seen.
I hope you have a great Wednesday Blogland!!

My baby.

I had a reflective day today. I knew that I had to go through some of Avery's old clothes but I have been putting it off for a while. Well, here are how many 0-6 months clothes she's got. I am not getting rid of them or anything, just taking them out of the general clothes populations to make my life a little easier.

Avery stayed at my mom and dad's last night. Today, when Avery was taking a nap, dad let me watch all the video he has taken of her since she was born. Jason couldn't watch it; it made him sad. It made me a little sad too. She was so little....SO little. I just can't believe how big she's gotten, just in 9 months. She is going to be 9 months old this weekend and I just can't believe how fast its gone. I know I say that all the time. All parents do. But its because it is so, so true. My dad pretty much got good footage each month of her life since we were in the hospital. It blows my mind, when watching each month concurrently like that, how m…

Just some pictures....

We had a great night out.....


Now I miss my baby. So I had to post some pictures of her.