Thursday, January 7, 2010

Avery Updates...

Hope you all are having a fabulous New Year! Avery's birthday is coming up and I have been busy planning that...but that's a whole 'nother post ; ) Avery continues to transform before our eyes. Her favorite word is "No" and although I love to hear her talk, I wish we could change those No's to Yes's! She is saying a lot more words and we're working on really making her tell us what she wants. We have a big to-do list in the next few months. This month she'll go to her first dentist visit and our goals for January and February will be to take the paci away completely (yikes...any suggestions highly appreciated!) and have her sleep in her own bed all night. I need to take out stock in Starbucks because it sounds like many sleepless nights are ahead! Miss Independent has also decided she doesn't like taking pictures anymore. When I use my phone or camera to take a picture she throws a fit! So get used to looking at pictures like this...

  Refusing to acknowledge me at all...
(still got a good shot of the pigtails!)...


frowns...

turning her back towards me and walking away...

Oh, and did I menttion cries and pouts?

And after all that hard work I got one decent smile!

7 comments:

Cristi said...

Is that your new camera? The pictures are really clear and good. I LOVE LOVE those pig tails! I hope she doesnt do the same thing when I have my camera! Cause then we are gonna have a problem! :) Love you guys.

Penny said...

Love the pigtails. Too cute!
I took Mal's paci at 20 months, Shelbi's at 30 months (I know that's old, but she was sick.) when she decided to rinse it in the toilet. lol Tell Avery her paci is dirty. The little clean freak might give it up herself. :)
Before you decide to do away with the pacis, make sure you've collected all of them. Mal and Shelbi were good at hiding "spares" or "emergency" pacis all over my house. ha
Three nights of whining and both of them were over it. =) Be tough.

Curran said...

HEY! Where did she get those pigtails??? Can I buy those somewhere?
No advice about the paci, I think it was a blessing & a curse that Addy never took one. The sleeping situation, I could write a book. You know she didn't start sleeping in her crib until around 15 months. Even then, she was waking at night & I would bring her to my bed and/or give her water, etc. To get her to bed we have the same routine every.single.night. Bath, snack, story time, bed. At first I would lay her in the crib & have to stand by her side until she fell asleep. Finally around 17 or 18 months, I decided that she was going to learn how to self-soothe during the night, no matter what! Whadda ya know...when she woke at night it was seriously maybe 2 minutes of just fussing (never full crying mode) & then silence! Now I just put her in there, say goodnight & leave shutting the door behind me. We could have all been sleeping better had I stopped jumping at the first sound from her crib! Good luck! You can do it!

Mallory said...

the little boy i used to be a nanny for was well over two years old, and he had to keep about ten pacis in his hands at all times and one in the mouth. after we got him to give them up we realized that he had quite an extensive vocabulary =)

M J said...

Funny story: When Celestia was going through her "no" phase, my mother told her that it wasn't nice just to say no, and that she should say "no thank you". Sure enough, Celestia would throw all-out, kicking-and-screaming "NO THANK YOU! NO THANK YOU! NO THANK YOU!" fits. We would just have to turn our heads to keep her from seeing us laughing! Man, I had one polite little fit-thrower! lol
As for the pacis, we made all of Tatiana's disappear when she turned two. She would ask "Where paci?" and we just shrugged and told her "Paci all gone." It really only took a couple of days of her being slightly more fussy for her to get over it. Honestly, that was it. Of course, every kid is different, but that was our experience. :)

Too Many Hats said...

The pig tails are sooooo cute! Shoot I get the same reaction from my teen daughter if her hair isn't just so - LOL.

Beth E. said...

Those are such cute pics...even the frowns and tears! The pigtails are adorable!

We had the hardest time getting our youngest son to stop using a paci. We limited it to bedtime. We told him if he wanted it, he had to go to bed. After a couple of weeks of that, we had him help us gather all of his pacis. We told him that pacis were for little babies. He was a big boy, so we would give his pacis to a little baby. He cried for a couple of nights, but was okay after that. That's what worked for us. Good luck!