Friday, August 14, 2009

$$$ 250 bucks richer $$$

The last semester of school Levi had to write a paper for one of his classes. This paper was their only assignment and the students total grade. When all the papers were turned in his professor had all the students submit them to a national writing competition. Just the other day Levi got an email that he had won a honorable mention on his paper. He was the only one from his school to win anything. Let me remind you that this was a national competition. Then a couple of days later he received a letter and a check for two hundred and fifty dollars. SCORE!! In the email they didn't even say that he had won any money. Way to go Levi! Levi worked so hard at school. He was always studying and reading late into the night. He did really well in all of his classes and still had time to have fun with me! You are amazing Levi! I lOvE yOu!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Avery is now one month old. We took her to her doctors appointment today and the doctor said she was doing great! She weighed 10 lbs 8 oz which was around the 50-60th percentile. She was 23 inches tall which was above the 90th percentile. Looks like we've got ourselves a tall little girl.

We have decided that Avery probably has colic. She likes to cry alot and nothing you can do will comfort her. My cousin who is a PA at a pediatric office suggested that I stop eating dairy products because that can affect babies through breastmilk. That seems to have helped but she still has her bad days. She seems to cry the most when she has gas. So we have tried mylicon drops and also gripe water. Once again they help but she still has her days. Today the doctor suggested we try Zantac and see if acid reflux is bothering her. So that is where we are at if anyone has had a baby with colic and has any other suggestions we would appreciate them.

Avery likes to smile and smirk in her sleep. She LOVES her baths! That is probably the one thing that will calm her cries. She just loves sitting in the warm water and she will sometimes smile a little if you use her legs to splash the water. After the bath we have to swaddle her up for bedtime and she isn't too fond of that. She wants to have her arms free when she sleeps so that she can reach up and stroke the hair on the sides and back of her head.

And lastly here is a list of some of her nicknames: munchkin, munch, chompo, squeaker, princess, The girl, and of course you cannot leave out sweetheart!

It's Official

Levi finally received his diploma from law school.
He graduated,
It's official!
Legal Disclaimer: This just means that Levi has a Juris Doctor degree; he will not be a lawyer until he gets his bar results in October.

Avery's first plane ride

This last week and a half we went to Utah to see my family. We had a really good time hanging out with friends and family. My grandparents even made it to Utah to see the new addition to the family.
We were a little nervous for the plane ride home because we didn't know how Avery would do. We know no one likes sitting next to a crying baby for 2 hours. Avery was a champ. She didn't cry at all. As a matter of fact she slept the whole time. It was great. She also did really well on the drive to Utah. She hardly made a peep until we got to Provo, about 5 minutes away from my parents house. Then she had had enough time in the car and wanted out!
We really enjoy seeing our nieces and nephews. They are a lot of fun to play with. Our niece Alivia kept telling me how much she loved Avery. It was so cute. She wanted to hold her and give her loves all the time. Avery started to cry one time when Alivia was holding her and Alivia said, "Could you please take her now" Then when she stopped crying she wanted to hold her again. Little kids are so fun!

Aunt Elise and cousin Reed holding Avery. Reed loved checking on Avery to see how she was doing.

After playing all day Alivia said, "Uncle Levi I really enjoyed playing with you."
Cousins: Alivia holding Avery, Cory holding Daxton, and Reed
We kept touching Alivias nose to make her go cross-eyed. She wanted to try it after Aunt Kathy did it. She thought it was so funny!
Alivia kept telling me how much she loved Avery and how cute she was.
We went to the Snow Family Reunion and Grandpa Hatch couldn't get over how peaceful Avery was with her arms folded.