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My life as a math teacher, wife, daughter, and new momma.

9 Months Old February 8, 2014

Filed under: Baby,Baby by Month — LindseyJuly @ 12:56 PM
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Avery was 9 months old on February 1st!  It’s very hard to believe that she is  closer to being a year old than to being a newborn.  The past month went by very quickly, as it was super busy.  We spent a fun Saturday in Bolivar with Granny and Granddad, and had a great weekend in Macon with Grandma and Grandpa.  Adam and I started a grad class this semester…which makes it feel like we have even less down-time because now we always have math homework looming over our heads.  However, the best part about this class is it’s my last one, EVER.  I have absolutely no desire to ever get my doctorate, so this will be the end for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  The countdown begins to the end of this semester, to the end of my master’s, and to a summer off with our sweet 1-year old!!!


Weight — 16 pounds, 9 ounces. (up from 6 lbs, 15 oz at birth)

Length —  27.75 inches. (up from 20 inches at birth)

Month 9 - Front  Month 9 - Grin and Kick

Month 9 - Funny Face 2 Month 9 - Funny Face Month 9 - profile

Month 9 - Crawling Month 9 - Sitting

Momma&Avery MommasSmiler Month 9 - Closeup

Month 9 - Standing Backside Month 9 - Standing CUTE

What has changed over the last month?

-Avery is crawling everywhere.  She finally figured out how to crawl forward and not just backwards.  So now she is all over the place.  It’s so cute!  

-She is also pulling up on everything.  She can even cruise around objects, holding on and inching herself all the way down the couch.  Avery also loves to be a daredevil, standing there with only one hand securely on an object…almost as if she’s pointing out how talented she is.  Pretty funny.  

-She “talks” and talks and talks…still, but is now making even more sounds than before.

-Avery has definitely mastered the wave.  She can wave hello or goodbye and can even do it just after hearing the words, not simply by mocking someone else.

-Her favorite things to play with are not any of her toys…it’s any object that she can find that we’ve accidentally left in her reach like a remote control, magazine, or bottle of water.

A Favorite of the Month:

All of her big firsts.  It was so exciting to watch her crawl for the first time and to see her get more efficient at pulling up and standing up on pretty much anything she sets her mind to.

In the next month I am most looking forward to…

Surviving and enjoying the relaxing moments.  Lot’s of homework and work to get through this month, and crossing my fingers that none of us get sick again.


8 Months Old January 4, 2014

Filed under: Baby,Baby by Month — LindseyJuly @ 7:16 AM
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Avery was 8 months old on January 1st.  She continues to grow and change each and every day…which is so incredibly amazing and fun to watch.  Being another month older, she also got to experience her first Christmas.  It was quite exhausting for Adam and I, but it was also even more enjoyable than in years past–watching Avery’s reaction to opening gifts and thinking about how very different it will be next year.  She is still my little sweetheart and I love her endlessly!

I was not able to capture her huge grin for her 8 month pictures.  She is much too focused now and what that contraption is that keeps flashing at her.  If she keeps this up I may have to switch over to taking these pics with my iPhone, which she is much more used to.  She also did not want to stay in one spot!


Weight — 15.5 pounds…my estimate. (up from 6 lbs, 15 oz at birth)

Length — 26+ inches. (up from 20 inches at birth)

Month 8 - 2

Month 8

Month 8 - rollover

Month 8 - side

Month 8 - serious

Month 8 - sitting 2 Month 8 - sitting
Month 8 - yawn

Month 8 - closeup  Month 8 - tummy

What has changed over the last month?

-Avery is still not crawling…but boy is she close.  By rolling, twisting, squirming, and scooting backwards she can pretty much end up where ever she would like.  Although she tends to get stick under our furniture quite frequently by scooting backwards, then can’t make it out going forward.  Maybe crawling by next month?

-She “talks” and talks and talks…constantly.

-Avery loves to eat.  So far I haven’t fed her anything that she doesn’t like, other than she is still pretty set only eating pureed food.  Granted she has no teeth, so maybe that will change when some teeth finally come in.

-She loves to play with anything and everything, particular those things that aren’t actually toys.

– Avery can give high-fives, can sometimes wave, every now and then will mimic back a sound you have made, and she will laugh back at you if you laugh.  Love this!


A Favorite of the Month: Her giggling fits!  Several times I have made her laugh over and over again for almost five minute solid.  It’s hilarious and usually occurs at night right before she is about to drift off to sleep.


In the next month I am most looking forward to…

-Time.  Always time with my two loves!


7 Months Old December 1, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Baby by Month — LindseyJuly @ 4:34 PM
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Time continues to fly.  Avery is 7 months old today, and it’s the first day of December.  Crazy!!!

Adam and I survived our first holiday–Thanksgiving, visiting family in two different locations and introducing Avery to lots of cousins for the first time.  She was a doll baby.  She was extremely happy and smiled most of the time.  She traveled well and made things much easier than they could have been.  I swear she gets cuter by the day…but then again I know I’m partial.


Weight — 15 pounds…my estimate. (up from 6 lbs, 15 oz at birth)

Length — 25 inches at least.  Did not measure today though. (up from 20 inches at birth)

Month 7

Month 7 - side action  Month 7 - side

Month 7 - closeup 2  Month 7 - closeup

Month 7 - face

Month 7 - sitting closeup

Month 7 - sitting side view

Month 7 - sitting  Month 7 - sitting2

Month 7 - birds eye view

What has changed over the last month?

-Avery can sit all on her now.  We still like to put pillows and padding around her just in case…but she doesn’t really need it.

-She is so close to crawling and has also started to attempt to pull up on stuff, though hasn’t done either successfully yet.

-She babbles nonstop and smiles more than ever.  She is a happy baby!

-Avery has started eating fruits and veggies now, and most nights seems to enjoy them.

-She wants to play with and grab everything in sight.  Catalogs are her favorite to grab and wrinkle or rip the pages…especially on Daddy’s lap.

A Favorite of the Month: After being away from Adam or I, even just after a nap she now seems so happy to see us each time, greeting us with a huge smile and usually even making some type of noise to try to say “hello.”  She is so much fun at this age.

In the next month I am most looking forward to…

-Our first Christmas as a family of 3, including all the time off we get together during that time.


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