Monday, October 5, 2009

Big Girl

Sometimes I feel like Averi is growing up so fast and I’m so busy taking care of her medical needs that I don’t have time to sit and enjoy it. A lot of big steps have happened in her life lately!

I came home from a church meeting a week ago and Dan “surprised” me by moving all of Averi’s stuff out of our room and into the nursery. I thought it was easier to get up with her during the night when she was just right beside the bed and I knew I could hear any alarms going off but he thought she was getting too big for the bassinet. Now she looks tiny in her big crib! It is nice having more space in our room again but I miss being able to just roll over and check on her. (We’ve also been able to start using gowns since her G-tube doesn’t stick straight out anymore. I love gowns, they’re so dang cute!)

Averi has also strengthened her neck muscles enough that she can hold her head up for short periods of time. This means we have started sitting her in her Bumbo chair. She loves being able to see what’s going on around her. It also gives me an extra hand when we work on reaching for and grasping objects. This was her first time in the Bumbo, I giggle every time I see this picture!Now that her G-tube site is feeling better and she is recovering from her heart surgery, she is a much happier baby! The other night she would not stop smiling at me. I made Dan take like 50 pictures. She makes some of the best faces, my favorite being her “grandpa” face. She has even started trying to talk to us and imitates a few sounds.
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She has even started laughing. I can’t get enough of it, even if it is wimpy. When she smiles, her whole face lights up. It’s contagious!

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8 comments:

Sara Emily said...

SOooooooooooooooo CUTE!!! Love it!

Glenn and Melanie said...

I love the videos - she is growing up so much. She looks so small in her bed though!

Stephanie said...

She looks to tiny in her big crib! I love the picture of her in her bumbo seat! Her smile IS contagious. She's darling.

Vanessa said...

I also giggled at her bumbo picture. :) I LOVE the videos - she's is getting so big, despite how small she looks in her crib.

Vicki said...

Oh what a cutie....it makes me excited for my little one to get here.

Lauren in GA said...

Those video clips are so darling!

Yay for GOWNS!!!!

I know what you mean...I need to make sure I stop and enjoy John more.

Tina said...

I love it! Oh, I want to hold her, and I want to dance with Kaili and I want to hug and squeeze you!

Josh n Betsie said...

oh she is so so so cute. I love the videos. what a cute cute baby