Avery and I are looking forward to her photo shoot w/ Mrs. Jami this weekend! I scheduled off tomorrow because I have a blood test (yuck) to make sure my blood sugar isn't too high. Then Charlie is taking me out for a Valentine's Day lunch! After that me and Avery are leaving daddy to go visit Nonna and Poppa and take pictures w/ Jami. We haven't gone since Christmas, so I am looking forward to it. I was very tempted to take Avery with me to the post office today, the weather has been so nice here lately for a week or so now, I thought, 'Surely the RSV cases are dying down'. I called the pedis office just to check and she said it was the opposite! RSV cases are being diagnosed all day long and they are seeing the flu every day too. YIKES. So we are definitely not going to be going anywhere where many people visit all day long! Just to Mrs. Jami's and Nonna & Poppa's house!
Have I mentioned lately that I love being a mom? I mean loooooovvvvveee it. Well, I think the lady with 14 kids may love it more, but it is the most fun I've ever had! I love the little things that make me smile - Fixing a miniature bowl of spaghetti for her, her little toothbrush beside our big ones, the duck tub taking up half of the shower every morning, the shelf in our kitchen cabinet that is now filled with only Avery's things. I love tiny socks in the dryer and big smiles when I come home from work every day. Life is so amazing with her around! It seems like this week she has done something to amaze me every day. It started out with her cruising! (WOW - btw, she is now attempting to move from couch to couch!) Today she has said 'mama' about 6 times! This week she also started sharing. Charlie said one morning he was sitting in the recliner with her and she looked up at him and smiled. He smiled back at her and she pulled her paci out of her mouth and tried to put it in his - her most prized possession! I figured it was a one time fluke, but during therapy she offered Mrs. Denise one of her much loved puffs! It is so sweet. She also did great with Denise...I think separation anxiety (at least Phase I) has passed for the time being...she stayed with the babysitter and she didn't cry when Charlie left and she was really sweet with Denise this week. She also started waving bye-bye this week, which we have really been working on. It was the cutest thing ever...Charlie and I were so excited!
This week she also got to be around her first baby - her friend Addison - and she was pretty good too. She kept wanting to touch her, which was understandable, but it was really neat to watch them interact.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day everyone!