Saturday, July 26, 2008

Daddy's Tips

This morning Charlie and I were trying to get the house straight and Avery was a little fussy. Charlie said 'watch this'. He wrapped her up in a blanket, gave her a paci and layed her in the crib, he turned the fan on and the radio on. I just looked at him and rolled my eyes, thinking it would never work. As I type, she's snoozing! I always think I have to rock her to sleep - but daddy knows all the good tricks. I read in magazines that having a baby makes a marriage a bit harder so I was expecting the worse - its been just the opposite in my experience. Watching him be such a loving, sweet, wonderful dad makes me fall even more in love with him. He is just the best! His days off from work mean that he has Avery all day long (b/c I'm at work). On Saturday's and Sunday's, when I'm off, I expected him to not really want to have any part in changing diapers, feedings, etc. but he's just not that way. He is a full time daddy and a full time supervisor! (Oh yeah, he's a full time husband, too). Everyone praises moms who stay home, because they have the hardest job - and I certainly agree - but I praise Avery's daddy - who works 40+ hours a week and has never once complained about taking care of her in all the remaining hours! He's just the best. Ok, enough bragging about my husband...

Avery turned 6 months old Monday! I have pics below. We had to have blood drawn Friday and I hated it, as usual. They had to do a heel prick and they couldn't get enough blood so it took forever and she screamed the whole time. We go for shots on the 30th...wish us luck! She is getting to be such a big girl. I turned the swing on yesterday and it would barely move with her in it and I just replaced the batteries! It amazes me how fast she is growing, even though she had a rough start.

I didn't realize she had a little wet spot on her outfit, but these will have to do...ooops!


Cristi said...

Yay Daddy!!!!! She is so cute!!!!! Cant wait to see yall next weekend! Love ya. Mom

Mrs. Penny said...

She looks adorable, as always! :) Avery is not only a blessing to your family, but also to everyone that has prayed for her and watched the miracles in her life unfold. She is blessed, too. She has an amazing set of parents!! (And grandparents, too. Don't want to leave y'all out. lol)
Love always.