S: Our First Year with Ava Joyce
BC: I LoveYou My Sunshine! From your head to your toes -Mommy
FC: our first year with
1: My beautiful baby girl, you are my world. You have changed me in a way that you will never understand until you have a child of your own. I could never deserve you, only thank God you're mine and always be here for you. I pray that you will grow to be a woman that believes in herself and pursues her dreams. I want you to know that you deserve only the best and that is what you must demand always & forever. Remember that you choose the path of your life and in order to be successful you must have strong morals. If you learn one thing from me, it's that family is to always be treasured. You are MY sunshine Ava Joyce! I love you with all my heart, Your Mommy
2: Daddy proposed to Mommy at the Taylor Swift concert.. It was the picture perfect time. Although there were thousands of people surrounding us, all we felt was the love and commitment for each other. | August 28, 2009 | March 20. 2009 | Engaged
3: May you find strength in the love that surrounds you. | May 8th, 2010
4: 10 Weeks | 12 Weeks | 14 Weeks | 16 Weeks | 18 Weeks | 20 Weeks | Baby To Bee In Mommy's Belly
5: 22 Weeks | 24 Weeks | 26 Weeks | 28 Weeks | 30 Weeks | 32 Weeks
8: Our favorite thing was to see you on the big screen. On September 29th, 2010 we found out that you were going to be a girl! We both cried from excitement. That was the day that Mommy started shopping! | Ultrasound
9: Our first good view at 11 weeks. First sight of thumb sucking at 15 weeks. | We are betting that you have Mommy's nose and Daddy's eyes | Every time we had an ultrasound, you put on a show. It was like you knew we were watching your every move! | Your feet were by your face for the entire 4d ultrasound.
10: February 19th, 2011 at 1pm | The Hidden Palms, Santa Fe | Given by Lacy, Ashley, Lisa, & Sarah
11: Your beautiful baby shower was filled with love, support, & lots of gifts for you. We are truly blessed!
13: Nursery | Mommy and Daddy worked very hard to get your room ready for your arrival. We painted the walls and put together all your furniture. Mommy would spend hours making sure everything was just perfect. Your closet stays packed with beautiful new clothes and shoes.
14: Ava Joyce Guerra | 12:09 a.m. | 18 1/4 inches | 6bs and 2 oz. | life is not measured by the breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breathe away... | March 17th, 2011
15: "I knew I loved you before I met you."
16: Ava, your arrival was a big surprise. Mommy was having complications with the pregnancy, so we had a c-section. Looking back on that day, I know that this blue eyed girl was sent from Heaven. Thank you God for giving me this precious little girl! | UTMB HOSPITAL
17: COMING HOME 03/22/11 | Your first feeding | Mommy loves you! | Daddy's Girl
18: Ava's One Week Old!
20: Ava is finally HOME!
22: More Visitors
23: April 9th-11th | We took you to San Antonio. | Meeting your Great-Mimi was a blessing. | She raved about how perfect you were! | Ava's First Road Trip
26: Rub-a-dub-dub... | This was your first bath. We waited until you were 2 weeks to give you your first real bath in your big girl tub. You loved the water, and started to cry when we took you out. | First Bath
27: ...baby Ava in the tub | Bath time was a way for Mommy & Daddy to get you to relax. You loved to splash. It seemed to be one of your favorite things to do.
28: 1-4 Weeks
29: During the first month, you had your nights and days mixed up. Mommy & Daddy watched in awe at every sound and move you made. You grew so fast.
30: 1 Month Old
32: Easter Sunday 04/24/11
34: Mommy's First Mother's Day
37: Ava's First Time To Swim
38: During this time you made so many changes. You started "cooing" and laughing out loud. You would entertain us for hours! May 16th, you rolled over for the first time. It was an accident. You learned how to really roll over later.
39: 4-8 Weeks
41: 2 Months May 2011
43: June 19th, 2011
44: 8-12 Weeks
45: Mommy had to go back to work during this time. I missed you so much. Your favorite thing to do was SMILE. Mommy & Daddy loved to hear you laugh. We made silly faces and crazy noises, just to see your reaction.You started sleeping through the night!
47: 3 Months June 2011
48: Happy 4th
49: Holiday Celebration!! We spent the weekend with Nonni & Poppy. You slept through the fireworks.
51: Ava's Dedication Ceremony | June 17, 2011 Gateway Baptist Church Pastor Ansley
52: 3-4 Months
53: You started grabbing things with your hands & sitting up! Your favorite game was patty cake. We are amazed at how fast you are learning!
54: 4 Months July 2011
56: You realized that you could roll over all by yourself! We knew that crawling was coming soon! | 5-6 Months | 5-6 Months | d 5-6 Months
57: 4-5 Months
58: You loved being on your tummy during this time. We practiced pushing up with your arms. You started sitting up on your own. Your favorite toy was "Piggy" Mommy started taking you for walks in the evening, which you loved! | Mommy's First Mother's Day | Mommy's First Mother's Day | 5-6 Months
60: 6 Months September 2011
62: 6-7 Months | This was my favorite time yet. You began to recognize everyone. You constantly smiled and laughed at everything. You were so happy to be playing with all your toys. We took a trip to see Mimi, but you didn't do so well in the car.
65: Mommy & Daddy were so happy because you started to crawl. We began giving you table foods. You loved all the new tastes and textures. You're personality started shining through. You were crazy about watching Mickey Mouse & Elmo. | 7 Months October 2011
66: A bootiful night... | The Boo Crew Mommy & Daddy, Nonni & Poppy, NaNa & PaPa, Grandma & Grandad, Uncle Caleb, Steven, & Travis, Aunt Jeanna & Denise | You were dressed up as a pink poodle. Everyone raved about how cute your costume was. We had a great time sitting on the front porch handing out candy.
67: Ava's 1st
68: Someone wonderful, new and sweet. Has come to make our life complete. | November 2011
69: 8 Months Old | . | You said your first words! Da- Da It melted our hearts. Every time Mommy tried to get you to say Ma Ma, you laughed at me!
70: November 2011 | We went to 2 Thanksgivings. One at Aunt Debbie's and one at Great Grandma's house. | You played with the cousins! | You ate lots of tasty foods. The yams were your favorite!
71: Turkey Day!
72: You are mumbling lots of things but we don't have a clue of what you are saying. You started doing "bye bye" with your little hands. It was too cute. You did lots of crawling and started pulling up. | Ava is 9 Months!!
74: 9 Month Photo Shoot
75: You were such a little model! You posed for every picture! Mommy ordered lots of prints to share with friends and family.
76: Your first Christmas was wonderful. You got so many gifts, but you were most interested in the boxes & wrapping paper!
77: Merry Christmas 2011
78: 10 Months Old | January 2012
79: You started talking more and more. So far, your only word is Da Da. Your favorite thing to do at this time was read books and climb on everything in site!
80: Happy Valentine's Day
81: Ava's 1st Valentine's Day
82: 4 Months July 2011 | 11 Months
83: Ava, girl you started the craziest things. You really came into your personality. You were the star of the show and loved to be the center of everyone's attention! You finally said Ma Ma & it melted my heart! | February 2012
84: March 2012
85: 12 | Months
86: Turning One...
87: You had a wonderful 1st birthday party. You took your first steps, and Daddy got it on video!
91: Happy Birthday & Happy St. Patty's Day Ava Joyce!
92: One Month | Two Months | Three Months | Four Months | Five Months | Six Months
93: Seven Months | Eight Months | Nine Months | Ten Months | Eleven Months | Twelve Months