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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ava's 1 Month Photo Shoot

Ava was such a good sport while I took pics of her!

Big eyes

Kick kick kicking

Stretching out my long legs

She must know her mommy is from Memphis...throwing gang signs! :)

Every now and then I get a little fussy

Such a big girl in your crib with froggy

Sweet girl

And occassionally my head gets so heavy that I topple over

Uh oh...not again!

I have my daddy's big feet

And this is how I catapult myself off my Boppy when mommy is not looking

Cutest little booty in town

At your 4 week checkup you weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and are 20 1/4 inches long which means you gained back to your birth weight plus a pound or so and you are growing longer! You eat 4 ounces of formula every 3-4 hours and nap for 3-4 hours at a time. Since you were 2-3 weeks old you've slept from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m.  Every now and then you decide to switch up your schedule but we all adjust easily!


Cuddling with mom and dad

Smiling and cooing

Laying on my Boppy lounger

Sleeping in my pack n play/napping in my Snug a Bunny sleeper

Froggie wabanub

Trying to focus on my furry brother and sister

Tummy time

My carseat and long car rides put me to sleep

Walks around the park

Being swaddled tight

Spending time with daddy after he comes home from a long day at work

Laying in bed and playing with my mommy after my morning bottle

 Visiting Mimi and Big Daddy

Visiting Nana and Pop

Playing with Aunt Tante (Juli)


Being wet or dirty

Being hungry

Sometimes I get sick of laying on my back so I fuss and in turn get tummy time

In general you are a happy baby! We are so blessed to have you in our lives. It is hard to remember what it was like before you were born. You bring so much joy to everyone around. You are growing up way too fast but we love to watch you do new things everyday.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ava's First Month

It's hard to believe that our sweet Ava is already one month old. The past four weeks have flown by...makes me sad because before long it'll be time for me to go back to work. Until then, I am going to enjoy the next 12 weeks with my angel!  I have to admit, the past month has been pretty easy! I hope I'm not jinxing myself!

Ava eats about every 3 hours and then sleeps 3-4 hours at a time.  Since about week two, Ava has slept from 10p-4a.  We are very thankful for that!  Ava loves to run errands with her mommy! She has also become quite the traveler! She has been to Memphis, North Carolina, and Georgia in the past 2 weeks. We went to Germantown when Ava was 3 weeks old. This was the first time Gran has seen Ava and she loved every second that we visited!

Gran, Ava and me

On July 4, Gran came home for most of the day. We had Commissary BBQ and enjoyed spending time with our family! It was nice to have everyone together again! Here are pics from Gran and Pop's house!

Pop pop and Gran with Ava

Gran, Kaitlyn and Ava

Rachel, Kaitlyn and Anna Leigh

Rachel, Kaitlyn, Anna Leigh and Jake

Rachel, Ava and me

Big Daddy playing with Ava

Anna Leigh looks like a natural

Auntie Adriane came all the way from Jackson to visit


Auntie Jamie and Mrs. G

Auntie Jamie loves babies

We headed over to my uncle Kevin and aunt Terry's house to celebrate Mema and Sean's birthday. It was nice to have the Kelley's together and Ava was happy to meet this side of her family! I ate way too much and overindulged in cake!  Here are several pics from our visit!

Ryan and Ava

Mema and Ava on Mema's 82nd birthday

Aunt Terry

Mema, Dad, Ava and me

Proud Great Grandmother

Mema and her boys

Big Daddy and Mimi

Happy Birthday to Mema and Sean

Big Daddy, Ava, Mimi and me

The night before heading back to Knoxville we went and visited with Gran

Gran loves for me to lay Ava on the bed so she can just watch her

We traveled to Marion, North Carolina last weekend to see Nana and Pop. We only stayed a day due to a death in our family but we had a nice visit!

Ava and Jack Jack

Getting kisses from Nana

Sophie and Mary Grace loved playing with Ava's stroller

Shelby and Ava

Isn't she a cutie?

Leaving Nana and Pop's house

Below are a few pics from our trip to Georgia

Hanging at the hotel

So as you can see Ava has been a busy little girl and doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon. We are going to Florida next week with my family then heading to Memphis the following week. We are looking forward to spending time with Lauren, Ella Grace and Kellen. I can't wait to see how the babies do together! Praying our little girl continues to love traveling!