The Usticks: Daylight Savings

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Daylight Savings

Well Avery slept less last night than usual and therefore didn't make it through church today. If only church started like an hour earlier.. then we could make it through the whole thing before breaking down in exhaustion and need for a nap! (Avery, not me) Thankfully we did make it through the first hour. We got to see Avery's sweet cousin, Addison, dance around during worship. It was so cute!

I've been horrible at posting pictures lately. Avery and I had bad colds for about 2 weeks. We finally got over them a few days ago. Here's a few pictures from this afternoon. Avery is moving around so well. She's not technically crawling yet, but she can move from one end of the room to the other doing sort of an army crawl on her tummy. Once I figure out how to post videos from our video camera I'll post one of her moving. I can't believe she's almost 9 months old! It really snuck up on me.

Her favorite items to play with lately are keys, Brent's watch, my wedding rings (on my fingers, of course!), and a toy train from Grandma R we're borrowing. And by play with I mean chew on really hard! Brent's nose was the target of a major chomp-down earlier today. OUCH!

We're also in a phase right now of moving from 3 naps a day down to 2 naps. It really all depends on what time she wakes up in the morning. She's been waking up anywhere between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. I know, I can't believe I just said 8:30 a.m. for the girl who wouldn't sleep more than an hour or two at a time for the first 6 months of her life! God is so good. He's really been gracious to us for allowing a nice chunk of night-time sleep the past few months. I seriously thought for a while our little girl would never learn to sleep well. I know that's totally irrational thinking, but hey... my brain wasn't on the top of its game last year! =) Brent and I LOVE Avery's night-time routine. She gets a bath every night. It's a riot to watch her in the tub! She loves it. We've done baths before bed since she was a month old. We started it to help her know it was bedtime! She started to give Brent kisses a few nights ago while in her tub. It's adorable! Hmm.. I'll try and post a photo of that tomorrow.

Well I'm rambling now... I just wanted to write a bit to fill you all in on the recent happenings in our life! Thanks for reading =)

1 comment:

The Brooks Family said...

Her hair is getting long and she is just so dang cute :-) I miss her LIKE CRAZY!!!! Thanks for the update on all her little happenings - I almost feel like I'm there!