Ava is taking a really, really long nap today, so I finally have time to write a post. Since she went down, I’ve been able to get supper in the crock pot, wash the dishes, do a load of laundry (including folding and putting away), make lunch, vaccum the kitchen and living room, make the bed, wipe the bathroom down, run to the bank and open the mail. I told you it was a long nap.
Ava is turning into such a little person now. She smiles all the time….especially at the ceiling fan in the office. Each blade is a different color and every time she sees it, she smiles and talks to it (even if she was being fussy before). She’s big enough to sit in her bumbo seat now, too (pictures and a video are in the week 9 album of her photobucket), so she watches Baby Einstein while she’s sitting in there. She only watches about 5 minutes at a time, but it’s so cute. The swing is still her favorite, though.
I think we’re getting into more of a routine now, too. She still has nights where she gets up at 3:00 AM and insists that it’s morning, but most nights she does really well. She has her bath, we read a book, she has her bottle (of breastmilk) and then she goes down pretty easily. She’s starting to get into a routine during the day, too, which is nice.
She’s starting to outgrow her 0-3 month clothes, too. She still fits into a lot of them, but a few need to be packed away now. While I’m at it, I should probably pack away all the maternity clothes, too, since a lot of them belong to other people and need to be returned.
I found a group of stay-at-home moms down here and we’re going to get together with them for the first time this week. They have a storytime at Barnes & Noble, so Ava’s going to have her first storytime. I’m hoping that making a few friends down here will make it easier being away from home. It didn’t seem to affect me as much before Ava came….I think it’s because now I miss having everyone be able to watch her growing up. It seems like every day that we’re not up there is another day in her life that our families are missing and it makes me so sad. Plus, I miss the support of having family nearby. So I’m hoping that this group will at least help me feel a little less lonely. And hopefully there will be a few that we can get together with at other times and Chad can make friends with their husbands.
Anyway, I’m going to have to go wake Miss Ava up soon. If she sleeps too much longer, she’ll never sleep tonight.