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12.01.2009

Better Late, Than Never! 7 Months!!

I'm a few weeks behind, but I could not miss the opportunity to mark your 7th month Ava!  You are already more than half way through your first year and reaching milestones faster than we can record them :)
Here's a little bit about you this month...

-You weigh 14.2 lbs now Ava!  You're still so little, but growing at a nice, steady pace.

-You wear a size 3 diaper still and size 6 mo. clothes, comfortably.  You are very long and thin Ava, just like your Dad and Mom when we were babies.
 
-You are going to bed around 8:30 and sleeping until 7:30 or 8:00...We are SO happy about that!

-You still nap twice a day, usually for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.  You sleep in your crib all the time, along with your bunny, your poodle and a few of your favorite blankets.  Your Dad and I love to peek at you while you're asleep, to see how you're curled up and positioned.  You look like a little angel when you sleep...Our hearts melt over you every time!

-You are a big eater now.  So far we haven't found one thing you won't eat!  Do you think you could keep that up as you get older??  You currently eat: Apples, bananas, pears, peaches, peas, green beans, squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots.  You don't have teeth, so no crackers or cheerios yet, but we did just give you some banana puffs for the first time and you CANNOT GET ENOUGH of them!!  It's darling to see you get so excited over each bite.  You usually tell us, "ummm" as you eat it :) You are still drinking about 5, 6 oz. bottles each day and you're getting better and better at trying to hold your own bottle.

Last month you were such a good sitter, playing with your toys and staying in one spot for long periods of time.  Well, those days are now behind us Ava!

Now, you are a mobile machine!! You love to crawl, scoot and drag yourself across the room, looking for anything you can get your little fingers on :) You are such a mover, you are just like your Daddy!  Our word for you is that are always so "busy."  The only time you are still is when you are dead asleep.  And even then, you move in circles around your crib!  When you are awake, you are on the go or longing to be on the go, at all times!  People who hold you always remark about how much you move and wiggle and squirm.  I love that about you Ava!  You are a wild little woman and very determined...I think your energy must come from your Dad and your strong will from your Mom!  We know we are in big trouble as soon as you can walk, because you'll most likely just run :) But we are proud to see you reaching all these milestones and growing up into a big girl.

You are still the apple of our eye...

...and the sweetest little girl we've ever laid eyes on!

Your smile gets us out of bed every morning...

...and your spunk keeps us laughing all day!

We love you sweet little Ava!

7 months have come and gone and we are so grateful for each day we've had with you.

We love watching you grow and we're thankful that God chose us to be your Mom and Dad.
There is no greater job we'd rather do than be on our knees, asking God to help us raise you.  You are a gift Ava, thanks for sticking with us while we learn!  Happy 7 ( and a half) months :)
Love,
Mom and Dad

7 comments:

Melissa said...

i adore all of the pics.. especially the ones of her pulling her headband off! too cute!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

love the family photo of you guys...beautiful!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Such a cutie!
I can't believe that our 10 week old weighs almost as much as Ava!! Madison was 12 lb. 12 oz. at her 9 week appt.!!
I'm a little scared now :) LOL
Hugs,
Amanda

Miz Jean said...

Oh man - those pictures of her pulling on her headband are hysterical!!!!!! I also love the one in your header where she is pulling on her tongue. Seriously - she's the cutest little redheaded baby I have ever seen. Absolutely adorable.

petrii said...

Stephanie,
What an absolute doll Miss Ava Page is. You all are so cute ~~ I mean seriously cute!!!!!

Have a Blessed evening,
Dawn

Dave and Jen said...

oh paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holly said...

I'm guessing one of these pictures is your Christmas card pic. cause they are adorable. Mary is tiny like Ava as well and she is loving food these days!