S: Avery's First Year - Volume 1 (Birth to 3 Months)
FC: Avery's First Year | Sweet Baby Girl
1: Avery Grace Black First Year Volume 1 - Birth to 3 Months Created with Love by: Mommy and Daddy
2: Waiting For You to Arrive
4: Our Little Peanut | April 24, 2010
5: A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die
6: Baby | to | Bee
8: Journal | Daddy and I found out that we were pregnant with you on August 27, 2009. I took a home pregnancy test first thing in the morning and it was confirmed later that day by the doctor. I didn't want to tell Daddy over the phone so I waited anxiously all day. Before Daddy came home I put a little pair of booties beside his big shoes and left them by the door. We were both so excited that we cried. Your original due date was April 24, 2010. We first saw your little heart beat at our six week ultrasound and you melted our hearts right away. The first time we heard your heart beat was at our eleven week check-up. We decided to find out if you were a boy or a girl. Well the truth is I wanted to know but Daddy wanted it to be a surprise. We found out on December 3, 2009 at our 20 week ultrasound that you were a baby girl. Picking your name out was one of the hardest decisions we ever had to make. Some other names that we considered were Madison and Addyson . | Mommy's
9: Some of your first nicknames were “Peanut”, “Pumpkin”, “Monkey Monkey”, “Baby Girl”, and “Sweet Girl”. We had waited so long and I was so excited to be pregnant that I hardly complained at all. You were a great baby even inside my tummy and hardly gave me any trouble at all (except the heartburn!). On April 25, 2010 we went to the hospital to check and see how you were doing because I was past my due date. My water broke at 4pm while we were there (great timing!). You were born at 1:14 am on April 26, 2010. Seeing you was the happiest moment of our lives. Daddy and I both cried and were so excited to hold you in our arms for the first time. We left the hospital later that day and brought you home to begin a new and exciting chapter in our lives as a family. We feel so blessed to have you in our lives. We have learned that it is the little things in life that matter the most...and you had Daddy wrapped around your little finger the moment you arrived. You will be six months old soon and we have enjoyed every moment with you. You are growing up so quickly that sometimes I wish you could stay little forever. We love you more than you could ever imagine sweet Baby Girl!
10: First Month
12: 1:14 AM | 21.5 inches | April 26, 2010 | 8lbs 2oz
13: The Story of your...
14: In our arms at last!
15: First Visitors
16: baby of | mine
17: It is the little things in life that matter most
18: Bringing Home Baby
24: Cozy in my crib!
26: Peek | a | Boo
27: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes...
28: Cute as a.. | Button
30: First Bath!
32: Our Little Sweetie
33: Hush Little Baby
34: Best Friends
36: First Photo | Shoot
38: Daddy's Little Girl
42: Mommy's Girl
46: Oh So Cute!
50: Our little angel is growing up so fast... wish you could stay little forever
52: I can't believe that I am almost a month old already! Here is what happened this month: My Mommy and Daddy were so excited when I arrived. They already can't imagine life without me! They think I am the cutest thing in the world and love me so much. I was pretty easy on my Mom during labour. Her water broke at 4pm on Sunday April 25th and I was born at 1:14am on Monday April 26th. I weighed 8lbs 2oz and was 21.5 inches long when I was born. Grammy Poll, Grandma and Grandpa Black and Aunt Amy were my only visitors in the hospital because our stay there was pretty short. Once we got home we had visits from lots of my new family and friends. My Aunt Trish even came all the way from California to meet me for the first time! I am a really good sleeper so far and only wake up my Mommy one time during the night. At night time I love to be swaddled and I sleep in my bassinet in Mommy and Daddy's room. I am awake a lot more during the day now and love to cuddle and look at my Mommy and Daddy. | Journal
53: So far my big brother Timone is not too sure what I am all about. He gives me lots of kisses and sits by me sometimes when I cry. My favorite things to do this month include: oEat oSleep oSit in my bouncy chair oSwing in my swing oGo for walks with Mommy and Timone oLay in my crib and look at my Fisher Price Aquarium oPlay on my tummy time mat Things that I didn't like this month: oHaving my diaper changed oHaving a bath Well that is about all for this month. I will check back in next month to give you all an update! Love Avery XOXO
54: Second Month
56: baby of | mine
60: Cute as a Button!
66: Our little angel is growing up so fast... wish you could stay little forever
68: Journal | I am back again to tell you all about my second month. I was very busy growing this month. I was 9.5lbs at the beginning of the month and weighed in at 12lbs 14oz at the end of the month. I have also grown 3 inches since I born and am now 24.5 inches long. At night time I sleep in my crib now (Daddy said it was time!). I still love to be swaddled and I sleep right through the night already!! (Mommy is really happy about this). When I go to sleep I love to watch my Aquarium that hangs in my crib. I also learned to smile this month. My Mommy and Daddy and most people that I meet are pretty crazy which makes me smile a lot. Timone is still not too sure about me. He follows me around and still gives me lots of kisses. I think he is just waiting for me to start eating food and then we will be best friends forever.
69: The weather was really nice this month so we spent a lot of time outside this month with my friends Brooke and Ethan. I was very excited when my Aunt Trish came to visit me again and I also got to meet my Uncle Kristian for the first time. My favorite things to do this month: -Sit in my bouncy chair -Swing -Walk with Mommy and Timone -Play on my exercise mat and tummy time mat -I love to be naked now so I don’t mind having my diaper changed Things that I wish I didn’t have to do: -Stop eating to be burbed -Take a bath Well that is all for this month. Talk to you all again next month. Love Avery XOXO
70: Third Month
74: Rockin' Baby!
76: Oh So Cute!
81: Nap Time
83: Lil' Cutie
84: I got my ears pierced!
87: Play Time!
94: Our little angel is growing up so fast... wish you could stay little forever
96: Journal | I am back to tell you all about my third month. Mommy is keeping me very busy. In the same week I had my two month needles and my ears pierced. I cried more for my needles than my ears. Getting my ears pierced was worth it because I love my new earrings. I am still very busy growing and weighed 14lbs 8oz at the end of the month. I still like to be swaddled at night and sleep from about 8pm to 6am (this makes Mommy very happy!) I met my Aunt Michele and cousins Arden and Carson this month. Our visit was really fun...especially the part when I gave my Aunt Michele a little present! Daddy took some vacation this month to spend some time with me. We took my first trip to the beach which was a lot of fun. I am still too little to swim in the water but maybe next summer I will be able to play in the sand and go swimming. My Grammy and Grampy bought a trailer at Willow Lake. I like to go there to visit and sit by the water. I am excited to be able to swim and maybe even go in the paddle boat next year. Timone comes with us sometimes and gets to go swimming and then Daddy picks him up to bring him home.
97: Mommy also started taking me to a music class for babies. I am one of the youngest babies there but I sit and play very well. I love when Mommy and Daddy sing songs to me (even though they don’t sound very good sometimes!) My new favourite toy is my jumperoo. I am a little small for it still so Mommy puts some blankets on the floor to help me bounce. My favorite things to do this month: -Bounce in my Jumperoo -Sit in my bouncy chair and talk to my froggy -Swing -Play on my exercise mat and tummy time mat -Go to market with Mommy Things that I still wish I didn't have to do: -Stop eating to be burped -Take a bath Well that is all for this month. Talk to you all again next month. Love Avery XOXO