Monday, May 21, 2007

Ava is AWAKE!

In the past week or so, Ava has definitely woken up! She is awake for several stints throughout the day. It is so fun to see her big blue eyes and to get to know her personality! We have continued to do so much fun stuff. She goes on walks all the time - sometimes with her friends - and she goes out to dinner a lot. Jill had a FANTASTIC first Mother's day. Ava (Dave) suprised her with a yummy breakfast, flowers and a card outlining the rest of the day. The card told Jill that she was having a hot stone massage, had a gift card to one of her favorite baby clothes stores(Tea Collection) and was having dinner at a new restaurant in the Marina. She was so excited! Ava even signed the cards with an orange stamp of her little feet!

Ava also got to experience her first Bay to Breakers. It was CRAZY! She slept through most of it, amazingly. It was really loud and there were a ton of people. You will see from the pictures. Ava is really growing up, and is even napping in her crib now to get ready to transfer there at night in a few weeks. She really loves her crib and her nursery - I can see why though - it is so stylish.

Here are her latest photos!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ava Gets Around

Wow. Once you get get to go all over the place. At least that is what Ava thinks, now that she is 3 weeks old. The weather has been beautiful here in San Francisco, so Ava has visited some of the city's prime locations - including a trip to the Ferry Building, Crissy Field, Golden Gate Park and even the Conservatory to see a special exhibit called "Chomp!" It was an exhibit showcasing carnivorous plants....I think Ava was a little scared they might eat her since she is so little, but she was protected in her sling.
Some good news in the form of weight gain as well. Ava is now back up to her birth weight of 7 pounds. She may actually be more now - as she has become a little piggy with the eating! This is good news since the doctor was a little concerned, but I knew she would pull through all along.

Jill is starting to get into a groove at home, though she likes it much better when Dave is home with her. It is much easier to take care of Ava with two people...and much more fun to do it together! So, she looks forward to the weekends, but is starting to get involved in some fun things during the week. She met up with mommy friends Sarah and Wendy last Friday for lunch, which she enjoyed thoroughly. She is also going to start going to a mommy group, baby yoga and soon boot camp.

All in all, everything is going fantastic and Ava is getting lots of love! See her latest photos here.