Monday, September 22, 2008

Hayden's Boo Boo

It's easy to see the big bump on his forehead :( The flash was really bright when I took his picture.

Today before lunch Josh called to tell me that Hayden fell and he was taking him to the emergency room. Apparently he had tripped over his feet and fell and hit his head on a chair. Hayden has had some big falls, but this one was the worst to date. I wish I could have been with him to hold him, but Ava and I were stuck at home. It wasn't until later that I saw the giant goose egg on his forehead. All I wanted to do was scoop him up and hold him, but he was fine and not really interested in cuddling until it was time for bed. It is so hard seeing your baby hurting. Plus the poor guy is getting three molars in. The doctor said he wasn't displaying any signs of a head injury, but just to keep an eye on him. He was a little crabby at dinner, but I'm sure he was hurting and exhausted.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Big Brother Hayden

Josh reading Baby Cakes (one of Hayden's favorite books)

Friday, September 19, 2008

More Pictures

Sundress Ava got from her friends Savannah and Hailey

Ava is such a cuddly baby. She'll just curl right up in your arms or on your chest

Hayden loves the camera

One of Hayden's favorite things to do is play hide and seek or just likes to chase or be chased. Here he is playing chase with me. He giggles and runs it is so cute.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's been 4 weeks already??? :(

Today we went to get Ava's one month pictures taken and the pictures turned out really nice. We were really pleased. After we got home I was replacing some pictures in the frames and pulled out Hayden's one month pictures and for comparison Hayden weighed 11 lbs. and Ava is just a little over 8. I couldn't believe it. No wonder Ava's clothes are so big on her when Hayden was out of his newborn sizes almost right away. I just can't believe she's a month old already. It's hard seeing my newborn grow up and sometimes I wish they'd stay that little forever, but now that Hayden is older I have much to look forward to with Ava. I think if I always wanted a newborn around we would end up like the Duggars (in case you're out of the cable loop, they're a family with almost 18 biological children)!! Yikes!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Our Little Peanut

Ava has been such a great baby. We couldn't ask for anything different. She now weighs about 8 lbs. 4 oz. She is super cuddly and I love taking naps with her. :) We've been seeing a lactation consultant to help us with breastfeeding and we're doing a lot better. We're not exclusively breastfeeding yet, but I'm trying to build up a supply in order for her to not have to supplement anymore or at least not for every feeding. Hayden has been loving her a bit more every day and acts really concerned when she cries and tries to help her by pushing her in her swing. Hayden has really been into sharing his toys and absolutely loves his books.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Pics of the Kids

Taking a snooze while big brother Hayden plays at the playground

Ava enjoying her first real bath (her cord finally fell off)

Even though she's crying, I think she looks cute. :)

Getting ready to go to Springfield

Checking out all the things to climb on and play with

"Look Daddy!"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend of Fun

Trying to climb

"I don't know about this swing"

Ready to go for our first walk with Hayden and Ava

Hayden has been really interactive with Charlotte lately and playing fetch with her

Walking to the playground

Hayden loves the little games that are at the playground for the kids