The Usticks: November 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A post directly from Avery

Can you see my tooth poking through?? It's in the middle on my bottom gum. I've been a bit cranky the past few days, but Mommy and Daddy are hanging in there and taking good care of me. I'm excited to be growing up! My parents aren't as thrilled... they say it's happening too fast. The doctor said I wouldn't get teeth until I was at least 6 months old. Whoops! I tricked them!

Mommy kept poking her finger in my mouth to see my tooth, but I just stuck my tongue out instead! It was a fun game. See?

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Thanks to Aunt Kennan, we discovered Avery is cutting two bottom teeth! She and Travis were taking care of her Saturday night while Brent & I attended the Access Singles Meeting at church and they told us when we got back that Avery had at least one tooth coming in. Brent and I had been thinking since Friday that she wasn't her usual happy self when we were out and about. No wonder!! The little girlie had something going on in her mouth. Today I can see two teeth coming in. She's chewing on anything she can put in her mouth these days! I know people say that baby's sleep habits get disrupted and messed up while teething, but hey.. Avery isn't really sleeping much anyway! She actually did a TAD better the past week. And by that I mean she didn't get up at 12:30am every night! A few nights she went at least until 2 or 3am before crying. I guess a bedtime of 10:30pm will make her go longer before waking. AND she will go from a meal at 10pm to 5 or 6am. Yay! No more 3am meals for this little one! I consider that a small victory... now if only I can persuade her to not wake up every 30 minutes from 3am until morning!

Kennan and Addison came over Friday afternoon to hang out and lo and behold Avery turned over 3 times from her back to her tummy! She did it with absolutely no help from anyone. She had randomly done it once earlier on with a little help getting started, and she's rolled over a few times from tummy to back, but that's a rare occasion. This girl is reaching lots of milestones lately. Just in time for her 5 month bday!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Day at the Park

Avery and I went to Oak Grove Lake Park earlier this week before the rain hit. It was a beautiful, crisp November day.. I loved it! I bundled Avery up and we walked around the lake as far as we could. The stroller didn't go off-roading very well on the rocky, dirt path. I didn't want Avery to fly out! She was holding on tight to the links that were attached to her stroller. Here's a few pictures from the day. The trees were gorgeous! I love it when they change colors in the Fall.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rice Cereal

Well I can't say that it was Avery's first taste of rice cereal today. We've been thickening her bottles with rice cereal for well over a month now to help with the spitting-up. BUT... she did eat it for the first time today from a spoon! It was quite messy. Avery acted like she hadn't tasted rice cereal before by the looks on her face. The pediatrician said to wait closer to 6 months to try other foods out, so we're going to stick with rice cereal for now. About half-way through the meal Avery was figuring things out and she would open her mouth wider when I brought the spoon close. She only made a gagging face a few times :-)

Monday, November 03, 2008

What's that in your mouth?

It looked like Avery was chewing gum in this video. I thought it was funny!