Monday, September 14, 2009

Avery's First Month


Avery had her 1-month check-up yesterday. Abby Kate and I took her to the doctor and were delighted to hear she is growing and healthy. She's gained nearly three pounds since her birth! And she's also grown a couple of inches. She weighs 8 lbs, 10 oz and is 21.5 inches. I had one concern for the doctor - her spit-up problem. She spits up quite a bit every time I feed her. But the pediatrician assured me that it's more of a laundry inconvenience than a health issue since she is gaining weight and she's not in any pain.

Avery is growing more alert everyday and is eating and sleeping very well. She is pretty content for the most part. I attribute it to the Babywise schedule. We went back to church for the first time since her birth this past Sunday and she was a sleeping angel through the service! We had fun introducing her to everyone.

Abby Kate continues to be great with her. She is still so helpful and doesn't show one bit of jealousy. I am so proud of her. Avery couldn't have asked for a better big sister!

We have been very busy with a visit from Mike's parents, and then Mike's brother and his family came to visit for a few days after that. I have pictures to post from that, but right now we are busy packing for our trip to Disney World! We planned it very last-minute and we leave tomorrow for almost a week. Abby Kate is beside herself with excitement at the idea of meeting the princesses and all the Disney characters. Avery has no clue, of course (and may very well be the youngest person at Disney World) but she'll get to take some nice outdoor naps for a few days in her stroller and in the Baby Bjorn. So... many updates and fun pictures to come!

3 comments:

Carrie, Brian and William said...

Avery is soo cute...can't wait to get my hands on her!! Have a fun and safe trip to Disney World.

Lori said...

Hooray for a healthy baby! Have SOOOOOO much fun at Disney World. Can't wait for those pics!

Both of my girls were major projectile spitters. They lived in bibs (remember those monogrammed ones I had made, because they covered all their clothes-- so I wanted them to be cute?). It is an inconvenience, but my doctors always assured me they were still getting enough milk. I also always tried to prop them up for about 30 minutes (especially earlier on) before laying them down. Hey you just get to change their clothes more often through out the day-- meaning more cute outfits!!! haha.

Mike and Erica said...

Avery is soo adorable!!