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Or she will be on Monday, but I can’t wait that long to post these adorable pictures!

 

One of my favorite bloggers believes that once she writes about something her children are doing something that concerns her, the next day they will do the opposite.  I hope to experience the same phenomenon but based on searching the internet for advice.  One day I was worried because Ava’s hands were always in fists so I researched it and the internet said that it’s only a problem if they don’t start unclenching their hands by four months.  The next day Ava started opening her hands.  Now she’s even working with distinct fingers.  She’s also grasping objects.  This morning she grabbed a toy and shook it.  I’m not sure if she shook it to make noise, but if not she’s very close to reaching that stage.

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Every day she displays a new skill.  I know a lot of people aren’t into babies because they don’t talk and they’re so dependent on you.  I’m here to tell you that I adore babies.  Every time Ava smiles, it makes me happy.  Every little development is amazing.  It used to be that when you blew raspberries on Ava’s belly it didn’t mean anything to her.  But last night she understood that her belly was part of her and she had no idea why it felt so weird.

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Ava has very strong opinions about food.  She gets about 2/3 breast milk and 1/3 formula because I can’t produce enough breast milk.  Her formula is either from powder or liquid that comes in plastic bottles.  I try to use the powder if possible because I don’t like giving her liquids in plastic and the powder is cheaper.  Ava hates formula, and she particularly dislikes the powder.  She will frequently fuss when she first gets it, but there’s not much I can do short of buying breast milk on the black market (although it’s usually contaminated with bacteria so it would actually be worse for her, plus eww).

 

Ava absolutely loves breast milk.  When she gets it from a bottle, she drinks more of it and it makes her sleepier.  When she nurses, she’s very happy.  It used to be that she’d be going about her day and was willing to nurse.  Now when she sees a breast she gets all googly eyed and excited.

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Can someone explain how she got so big in the last three months?  And I’m talking length more than those lovely chunky thighs.  I recently made the shocking discovery that she’s about to grow out of this swing.  Last week I put Ava in the swing and she wasn’t feeling it so she kicked and made the entire swing shudder.  That’s when I realized this is the beginning of the end of the swing.

 

May 26

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4 Responses to “Ava Is Three Months Old”

  1. Shannon says:

    Absolutely LOVE Ava. She looks like she’s going to be smarter than a whip, already has excellent taste – and you gotta love that nose…. !

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you! A lot of people tell me that she pays a lot more attention to things than most babies her age.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Happy 3month Birthday Ava! (I have a number 11 birthday too). You’re super adorable and it is indeed amazing how much you’ve grown and changed. I love how she looks right into the camera….meaning she’s completely focused on mom or dad!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Oh yeah. The only hard part is getting her to smile because she’s usually too curious about the camera.