Friday, October 28, 2011

AMG 4.25.11

***BeWaRe!!! LONG POST AheaD!***

Nope, not the day I got a sweet Mercedes AMG. (which I do not and most likely will not ever own)

I got something much better then a Mercedes on Monday, April 25th, 2011. At 6:07am to be exact.

I got Avery Margaret Gibson. All 8lbs and 12oz and 21 inches of her.

Her birth was pretty uneventful, thank God and after much consideration I won't share all the nitty, gritty details.

Don't get me wrong, I am a talker and I know I overshare a lot of my life but for some reason this just feels like something I'd like to keep to our family. Also, I am at a bit of a loss as how I could possibly put into words the most amazing thing I have ever done.

Avery has been an awesome baby. I keep telling R that they all are not like this and more likely then not, our next one will be a hellion.

But back to the girl at hand, my doll baby. She did not nurse after we got home from the hospital so mama pumped for 4 long months and fed her breast milk through a bottle. I may write a post about that one day because it was not an easy feat to take on. Although she didn't nurse she did sleep through the night since she was about 2 weeks old. I actually felt more rested then before she was born. I know there may be other mothers out there reading this, cursing me (is it presumptuous of me to assume anyone will read this?) and I try not to mention that to too many people. I am sure that if and when there is a #2, all my bragging will come back to bite in the bum.

Segway from bums to behind....

Since I am BEHIND on the last 6 months of Avery's life, I'll do a long short monthly review for this sweet girl.

Month 1-

Avery was 10lbs 8oz and 23 inches at her 1 month Dr appt. She was rolling over and smiling up a storm!

Oh yes, my girl's got dimples!
Avery made her first trip to Pittsburgh to visit her great uncle Richard and great aunt Gretchen and cousins. She was an angel for the entire 4 hour car ride to and from!

And she went to the pool for the first time!

Month 2-
At Avery's 2 month Dr appt she was 13lbs and 24 inches!
She got to meet her great grandmother for the first time!

Her first pair of sunglasses

First trip to Marsh Creek - napping with Uncle Pickle

First Fourth of July!

Already a Phillies fan!

Sitting up in her Bumbo seat!

Her new activity mat.

My Bumble Bee Girl

Visit from cousins from Florida

Even though it was hot and humid and
she was sweaty, she still smiled!
Longwood Gardens!

Longwood Gardens!

First trip to the beach!
Poor baby got a little sun

Strasburg Railroad with the cousins

Sorry about the picture placement, still figuring this blog thing out ;-)

3 Months - 
No Dr appointment this month so I do not have a record of her weight and height. 

After her month of many firsts, we took it easy.
Laughing at home
Thinking about doing big thangs

Relaxing in Mama & Daddy's Bed

Just looking cute

Staying cool at Great Great Aunt Iris's pool

Shopping at Macy's

Hanging with Aunt Lindsay

Photo shoot with Mama

Ready for our first family beach vacation!

Holding her own bottle! While Aunt Amanda holds her!

Beach bike Ride

A little big for her yet

Avery LOVED the beach!

4 Months -
At her Doctor Appointment this month, my girl weighed in at 17lbs and 26 inches - the 95 percentile for both! She was the size of a six month old. 

We got the Ok to start her on rice cereal, fruits and veggies...and to say she loved it is an understatement!

High Chair!

Bath time poses!

She found her puppies!

Grover is not too sure about her.

My sweet girl

She loves Bob.

A visit from Great Grandmom!

Big Girl!

Coolest kid at the Restaurant Festival
5 months

Seems like 5 years and 5 minutes ago...

Avery and Parker
Avery, Parker and Malcolm's head

There is Grovie!
Aw! Girlfriends!

Bathtime sweetness!

Blowing raspberries

Parker is so sweet and gentle with Doll baby.

I LOVE Avery's expression! Aunt Amanda & Uncle Pickle

Napping at the park in her new stroller

Big Girl cup!

Fuzzy Wuzzy

She Loves those puppies

Bendable Baby

That's my Girl

She is crazy about her Dada

Frozen apples are wonderful for teething gums

What a Ryan face!

Talking to Uncle Z about her BFF Parkie

Great Grandmom Gibson!

Oh My Saddle shoes!

And baby Vans!

She looks so big here!

Malcolm is SO in for it!

Avery being "fed" by her cousin Scarlett.

My sister found this pram, in perfect condition, at a flea
market for $40! 

The Crew
And finally! Our 6 month old!

Her Uncle Pickle

Avery has her 6 month checkup next Friday and I am looking forward to see how much she has grown, number wise. I KNOW she has otherwise. Most clothes she is wearing is 9 months +! I just had to pack away her newborn to 6 month clothes. Two huge bins.

At six months, Avery's personality is really emerging. She is funny and knows what she wants, when she wants it.

She is SO close to crawling. But until she gets it down, rolling, squirming, and army crawling gets her to where she wants to go for now.

Her laugh is the most addicting sound I have ever heard and I live for the moments I hear it.

Teething has been a trying time for everyone. But I believe her 2 bottom teeth are almost through. There has just been a lot of Humphrey's, baby oral gel, chilled teething rings, and praying going on in our house. I have to admit, it is nice that she wants to cuddle me because lately she won't let me hold her like a "baby" otherwise.

It is amazing how fast these past 6 months have gone. I have never experienced anything like it.