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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Avery is 7 weeks!

I know it is not an "official" birthday but she is just too cute for words, so you know what they say about pictures...Enjoy!
Daddy feeding Avery her first bottle (of breast milk)

Avery and Roo are best buddies!

Lots of smiling going on this week, SO CUTE!

Babies everywhere!
Ready for her close-up

Awesome faux-hawk hair

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Babies and Engagements and Beer, Oh My!

What a weekend we had!!  On Saturday August 14th, I helped to shower my good friend Hailey and her baby boy due in October in Corona Del Mar.  It was so much fun to help plan and throw a shower for a little boy!  Love the transportation theme she is going with and we had a great time catching up with friends and talking about all things BABY (my favorite topic these days, for obvious reasons!) Alex jumped at the chance to hang with Avery while I was helping out with the shower, and they both enjoyed some daddy/daughter time. 
After the shower it was off to Valencia to celebrate the engagement of my younger brother Corey and his wonderful bride-to-be Lauren. She already feels like my sister, but it was really great to get to know her friends and family and for our family to meet hers for the first time.  We had a great time and of course, Avery enjoyed being held and fussed over by everyone.
Finally, on Sunday we went to Stone Brewery with our good friends Kenji and Jessica.  I was able to enjoy some delicious beers (finally!) and we all had a fanstatic lunch.
Enjoy the pictures from our crazy weekend!
Hailey practicing with her friend's son, Aiden

Val and little Zoe (11 weeks)

Tine and "Brayden's Best Friend" sweet baby Logan (4 weeks)

Hailey opening gifts (must have been a good one!)

Alex on daddy duty

Lauren (bride-to-be) Mom (mother-of-groom) Sue (mother-of-bride) and me (sister-of-groom)

Alex, Mike, Corey and Russ (groomsmen, minus Alex M)

The Happy Couple!

Aunt Kathy, "the baby whisperer"

Alex feeding Avery at Stone

Jess and Kenji

baby girl


Monday, August 2, 2010

One Month!!

August 2, 2010 marks one month since sweet little Avery arrived and joined our family.  Alex and I agree that it has been the most wonderfully exciting and tiring month of our lives!  Avery has changed so much in the past 4 weeks and continues to capture our hearts.  Below are some things our little girl can do now and some pictures to illustrate her development.  Enjoy!
  • Avery has graduated from size N to 1 diapers, which is very exciting because we have LOTS of size 1 diapers in the garage that family and friends gave us!
  • She tracks toys and people with her eyes and seems to enjoy laying on her activity mat and "learning" about ocean wonders!
  • She is wonderful when friends and family hold her, which they love to do so much sometimes mommy gets a little jealous!
  • She spends more time awake, alert and happy between feedings and naps
  • She is growing right on track according to her pediatrician and now weighs over 9 lbs and is 21 inches long
  • She is sleeping very well during the night and only wakes once to nurse
  • Avery has received her Social Security number and has a 529 savings account established in her name already! Such a responsible baby we have, haha!
So cute!

Her pensive look

Post-nursing belly!

Sophia and baby Avery

Social Security card! "She's a real person now!"

At the pool with mom and dad, safe from the sun in her tent!

Pretty baby!