August brought about the biggest smiles and Ava's first laughs. This little one now loves looking at herself in the mirror and "standing". She is so strong. Ava is now eating 4 oz bottles each feeding. Sometimes when she eats, she gets mad if you look at her, other times she'll stare right into your eyes/heart. <3
Just this past week we started trying the Early Bedtime Method. That means going to sleep no more than 2 hours after dinner, meaning about an 8:15 bedtime for Miss Ava. She has done really well with this, and I keep telling Wynston that one of these nights I'm going to bed then too! This has yet to happen. :) She has come so far from when she was a newborn and wanted to stay up till midnight.
Ava's "jabbers" are my favorite new thing. Somedays she talks more than others. I just love listening to her and wondering what she's saying. I miss her squeaks and newborn sounds though. Where has the time gone...
Life is so much easier now that Ava is a bit older and we are getting the hang of things. Sometimes she watches BabyFirst TV. Mio and Mao, a claymation cat show, is my favorite. Ava seems to like this show where a squirrel looks for a hidden acorn...I think she'll fit into country living quite well! She still doesn't care to be on her belly, and there are days that tummy time still involves Ava laying on her face, eating her blanket. Ha! She is in the early phases of teething, and we finally had to break out the bibs to help deal with the drool situation! Ava will put anything she can get her hands on in her mouth, and has an iron grip when mom's hair is what she's got a hold of.
Ava, we love everyday with you. By the end of the work day, I just can't wait to see your adorable face.
Ava's first nap on the boat. 8-29-2012