I'm writing to report that Little A is growing so big! She has slept all night in her own crib since Sunday night, and today she rolled over. At first I thought it was by accident and was not going to count it as an official milestone...but she rolled from her tummy to her back three more times. So it's official! I was so excited. Both Greg and Avery were looking at me like I was crazy!! According to an unofficial weigh in, Avery is about 13.5 pounds. She still has all her beautiful hair and she is a pro at drooling!
Grandma Steph and Steve came to visit us this weekend. Avery really enjoyed Steph singing and reading to her. I look forward to when Avery gets older and can hold her end of the conversation up with Steph. I'm sure they will have some great things to talk about together.
Avery went to her first baseball game-a Tigers game .... of course. Unfortunately her Tigers outfit was still way too big to wear to the game. I was a little nervous when we first got there...the crazy Indians fan who beats a drum the entire game was not too far away. But none of the excitement seemed to bother her. She was quite comfy hanging out with dad and didn't complain the entire time. We ended up leaving in the 8th inning because it started to rain. The game ended in extra innings long after we finally got home.
Now we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Aunt Lea. It will be nice to have the extra help so I might finish a thing or two around the house again :)
Avery was snoozing yesterday and started to laugh in her sleep. It was the best sound that I've ever heard!!! She still is not smiling at Greg or me, but she does smile in her sleep. She must be dreaming good things. It is so awesome.
The last few nights Avery has been sleeping 5-6 hours straight. Oh how I like not waking up every 2-3 hours. Who knew I would ever be so excited to get 5 hours of sleep? Right now she is taking her nap. It gives me some time to pick up around the house a little. I want to go to JoAnn's to look for a few things when she wakes up, but I'm not sure that I dare. Recently, every time I put her in the car she cries the entire time. It totally tugs at my heart the entire time. I feel like once we get home I need a nap to recover from the emotional turmoil she has put me through. So it is up in the air if I have the courage to drive the 2 miles to JoAnn's and risk her unhappiness.
Last night we had our friends over for a little get together. It was a "meet Kayla and Avery, and celebrate our friends Laura and Mark's engagement" type party. Kayla was born one day after Avery. No one had met Little A yet because she spent all of her time in the Special Care Unit at the hospital . So it was our first chance to show off our beautiful little girl. This get together at our house was definitely different than anyone at our house before. Before I would have made sure the house was spotless, would have had an extensive food spread, and had drinks chilling in the cooler before. That was pre-Avery :) This time I did not stress as much about cleaning the house. I figure what gets cleaned will get cleaned. The rest my friends won't care about. I made two dishes and asked everyone to bring something of their choice. Which worked out well, there was still plenty of food. I totally fell short on making sure that we had enough plates and plastic ware. A minor little detail...But all turned out.
Avery did very well except every time I turned around she needed another bottle. Where does she gets her appetite?...oh that's right...her father. It was so nice to hang out with our friends and to hear the beginning plans for Mark and Laura's wedding. I never want to wish time away, because I know that it will go by quickly enough on it's own. That being said, I still look forward to the day when Kayla and Avery are a little older and can enjoy each others company.
Not sure what our plan is for today. It is suppose to be a gloomy, rainy day. We were going to go shopping for new sheets for us, and look at maybe an activity mat for Little Miss. I do know that we will be home by 4 to watch the Tigers.
I have talked about starting my own blog for months now. Since we live so far away from most of our family and friends, I thought it might be a good way to communicate what is going on in our lives and a way to keep up with Little Miss Avery. So why did it take me months to finally take the big blogging leap??? A blog name of course :) It had to fit us (Greg, Avery and myself), couldn't be boring, etc. Our Sweet Life kind of fits that criteria. Our life has definitely been much sweeter now that we are officially "three" and the "Sweet" kind of plays on the fact that both Greg and I are diabetic.
Today Avery and I said goodbye to my mom. She came all the way from AZ to meet her newest grandaughter. We had a great time while she was here. She made us several dinners to fill our freezer, helped with Avery so I could get some things done around the house, and was great company to have around. My mom and I haven't lived in the same state for 5 years, but it is still very hard to say goodbye. I wish we didn't live so far away.
Here are some pictures we took during her visit... In Hudson...
Just hanging out...
I won't even get into the nightmare day of shopping with Avery. Let's just say that my usual shopping buddy took a turn for the worse. I wasn't sure we would ever make it home. But now she is peacefully sleeping in her swing. You just have to be thankful for the little things I guess.
I hope to do a descent job of updating this blog for all our family and friends. I can't promise that my spelling or grammar will be correct, but I hope to document what is currently going on in Little Miss' life. Be patient with me as I learn to post pictures and more...
Who am I?
Follower of CHRIST
...WIFE to Gregory
...MOM to Avery & Reed
...type 1 DIABETIC
...cheer for MICHIGAN STATE sports!
...ARIZONA STATE Alum
...KENT State Alum
...could eat PIZZA every day of the week
...love me some CHIK FIL A
...family time is the BEST time