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.
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
|Oh yes, my girl's got dimples!|
And she went to the pool for the first time!
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!
|First trip to the beach!|
|Poor baby got a little sun|
|Strasburg Railroad with the cousins|
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!|
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!
|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!|
|Coolest kid at the Restaurant Festival|
Seems like 5 years and 5 minutes ago...
|Avery and Parker|
|Avery, Parker and Malcolm's head|
|There is Grovie!|
|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!|
|She Loves those puppies|
|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!
|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.