Monday, January 5, 2009

Just to let you know I'm thinking of you...

Hello there pumpkin,

I know Mommy hasn't done the greatest job of writing to you on here lately. I am sorry for that but I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you and I love you oh so very much.

You are really close to walking now. As a matter of fact, you probably walked more that you crawled today! You're such a big girl and you make Mommy and Daddy so very proud.

Mommy put your hair in pig tails for the first time today. You looked absolutely adorable (you always do). I also got some video of you saying "bite!", you're favorite word. You LOVE to eat and there isn't anything that you WONT eat. Mommy actually caught you eating Lily's dog food today! YUCKY! Lily is Aunt Tami's dog and she stays here with us during the week. You love her and you love our kitty Patches.

Mommy is getting your pictures printed out soon so that I can start your scrapbook. I am SO excited about that. I think when you get older, you will really enjoy going back and looking at it. I love you more than you will ever know pumpkin.

Love Always,
Mommy


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Guess How Much I Love You

You couldn't even begin to imagine just how much Mommy loves you.
Aside from that...
I read this book to you before bed every night.
Some nights I read 2 books just so you have something different.
But I love this book!

Tradition

I think we started a tradition! Last night we went over to your Mee-Maw and Pee-Paw's house and you helped Mommy clean out the pumpkin and your Pee-Paw carved if for you.

I'm thinking you and your Pee-Paw just might have to do one together every year! :)


Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Portraits

Took you to get your pictures taken in your Halloween Costume.

You did SO GOOD! Mommy was so very proud of you.

Such a beautiful, happy baby girl.



Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Da-Da"

You said "Da-Da" today! Daddy even got to hear you say it over the phone. He was pretty proud.

We love you.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Did You Just Say "Ma-Ma!!!?"

Pumpkin,
My heart just melts to hear you say "Ma-Ma." Today was the official day that you said your first word, and you haven't stopped since. "Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma Ma!" I cannot believe that you are already starting to talk!!! You're such a smart, beautiful baby girl. You make Mommy so proud. I love you sweetheart.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You're Getting There Pumpkin






You can sit up now! You lean forward a lot and sometimes topple over. You can't sit up straight yet, but you are getting close. :)

You are teething and you were really upset today. Mommy still can't feel any teeth but I'm sure it won't be too long before you get one. Your gums have really been bothering you lately.
I can't believe how fast time is flying. I love you pumpkin!
-Mommy

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

5 months

Mommy's Little Peaches,

I cannot believe that you are already 5 months old. It seems as though time has flown by so fast. I can still remember the day you were born and how tiny you were. I love watching you grow up and learn new things every day. You can hold your own bottle now. You have been holding on to your bottle for a couple months, but you always let go of it and didn't quite understand that you had to keep holding it in order to drink it. You have that mastered now. Mommy still likes to sit and hold you while you're drinking your bottle from time to time and look into those pretty blue eyes as you stare back at me. I want to take advantage of it while I can. Before I know it, you are going to want to do everything yourself with out my help as that is obviously a part of growing up. You roll over all the time and you have just discovered this EXTREMELY loud squeal about a week ago. You stand up really well with Mommy's help. You have also been doing that for a long time now. You have very strong legs and I have a feeling that you will be walking really early. When you get excited you sling your arms around, kick your legs and squeal and smile. You have the biggest, prettiest smile that just lights up my heart. Your eyes are such a beautiful blue and they are really bright when we go outside. You love being outside and you love the water! We have gone to the pool a few times and you absolutely love it as well as bath time. You kick your legs and splash in the bath tub. Last week, (2 nights in a row) you pooped in the tub while Mommy was bathing you. You thought it was quite funny. :D


Right now, you go to bed about 9:30 (some times earlier, some times later) and sleep through the whole night. Every now and then you will wake up in the middle of the night, but I just give you your pacifier, cover you up and pat your bottom for a minute and you drift back off to sleep. You usually wake up around 7 or 7:30 in the morning. Mommy feeds you and plays with you and by about 10am you are usually ready for your morning nap. You nap for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. We spend the afternoon together and then you nap again around 3 or so depending on what time you got up from your morning nap. Your afternoon nap ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour and then you are up with Mommy until bedtime. We play. You have your veggies with your last bottle then Mommy bathes you and gets you ready for bed. I always rock you to sleep and sing "You Are My Sunshine," "Hush Little Baby," and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to you. Right now your favorite toy is the Aquarium play mat that we have for you. You are going through a phase right now where you get bored really easily. Mommy tries to play toys with you and you love it for about 5-10 minutes and then we have to move on to something else.


Mommy has a video baby monitor on my night stand. It's really neat because we have a camera on your crib so I can actually see you on the baby monitor. It's like a little TV. I lay there every night before bed and just watch you sleep. You are such an angel.


I love you princess.


Love,

Mommy

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I Loved You Before I Met You

To my precious little Ava Renee:

It seems as though the months have dragged on so slowly, but at the same time... I look back on it and I just cant believe that I only have about 2 more months until I finally get to hold you, my princess, in my arms. Every week that passes, I feel you moving around in my tummy more and more. Its one of the most amazing feelings in the world! I can feel you flipping, kicking and you even get the hiccups at least once a day! My mommy used to say that I'd never understand the love a mother has for her child until I have one of my own, and although I have yet to meet you, I have already started to understand what she meant by that. I never could have imagined the love I feel for you already. Your daddy and I are still preparing for your arrival but are so excited and anxious for the day we both get to hold you in our arms. I just want you to know, that although you wont understand a lot of things until you yourself have children, everything your daddy and I do and every decision we make regarding you, will only be for your own good. You mean the world to us already and all we will ever want is the best for you. Daddy and I love you with all our hearts and your brother Tyler and sister Elise couldn't be more excited to finally meet you too. Elise kisses my tummy every time she is here and asks me when she can see you. I'm so happy to be your mommy and will always try my hardest to not only be the best mom I can be, but also your best friend.

I love you princess

Love always,
Your Mommy