Thursday, May 7, 2009

Avery - 9 Weeks

Avery will be 9 weeks old tomorrow. Wow - 2 months old as of yesterday. It's still work though. The newborn stage just lasts sooo long. I was hoping it would be 'easier' by 2 months. I was also hoping she'd start sleeping longer stretches through the night. It's still usually 3-4 hours. Lately she's been pulling 2 hour stretches in the wee hours of the morning - which is HORRIBLE. I wake up so exhausted & ready to throw her out the window. :-P

But in the category of good news, she's definitely becoming increasingly interactive -- smiling, trying to 'talk' with little goo's and coo's, laying under her playgym and acting interested in what's hanging above her. Her happy, awake time is getting longer all the time. Madison loves to talk to her - and touch her, which is both a good thing b/c it's so sweet and a bad thing b/c Madison will poke her in the eye or ear or something saying, "Baby Avery, Sisser - Eye! Ear!" My most frequent word when I have the 2 of them together is "Gentle!!"
Avery's a solid little thing, too. We had her 2 month doctor checkup earlier this week. She's up to 12 lb. 4 oz. and 23 1/2 inches long -- in the 80th percentile. She's finally healthy too -- I think the cold(s) she had are finally cleared up. Doesn't make her much less cranky or fussy but... I know, one day at a time. We'll get there.

Here are a couple pics of her from today. Check out the rolls on the legs!


Jennifer said...

awwww how could you want to throw those sweet chubby thights out the window :P

Kinsleys4 said...

Now do you see how, after holding the fussy thing yesterday? ;-)

Jennifer said...

LOL...ok I suppose I can see where your coming from...Avery and I need some more time to become friends, it's a work in progress ;P