Saturday, November 20, 2010


So when people told me that you barely have time for yourself when you become a mommy....I now believe you! I feel horrible for being such a blog slacker, but I will try to get back on track!! So here is everything in a nutshell to catch you up on the Kyser family....

Avery is now walking...EVERYWHERE! She is non-stop on the go! Always talking, laughing, playing! She can say mama, dada, nana, GinGin, bye, hey, no, stop, thank you and lots of jibber jabber! She has 2 1/2 teeth and will hopefully be cutting more soon! She LOVES eating! I have never in my life seen a child eat so much! =)! She isn't into TV much, but if you pop in a Praise Baby DVD she is amazed! Jamie and I never knew how much joy a child would bring into your life! She is such a blessing to us! She is out of the loving/ cuddle phase because she is so busy all of the time, but people say that does come back! (sometimes!) Right now we are busy planning her first birthday party! I am excited, but sad at the same time! She has grown up WAY too fast! It is crazy that not even 11 months ago she was in my belly and now she is a walking, talking, tempermental, joyful, happy baby! That is something else that makes me sad....once they turn one they are no longer in the baby category...she will now be a TODDLER! So sad!

Anyways, just wanted to catch up a little! I promise not to slack (As much) as I have been! =) Enjoy the new pics!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March Madness....

I cannot believe how fast March how flown by! Sorry for the blog slacking, but with a baby it's hard to find time these days! Avery is growing up so fast! I cannot believe in 2 weeks she will be 4 months already!! Here is what we are up to:
-still sleeping through the night, now just trying to transition her into her crib and out of the swaddle.
-rolling over from tummy to back and trying back to tummy.
-can almost sit up by herself
-eating 6-8oz every 3-4 hours
-LAUGHING...all out laughing, no longer a chuckle! It's the cutest thing!
-still doesn't care too much for tummy time
-loves being outdoors
We are absolutely loving every moment with her! She is such a blessing to Jamie and I and we feel so blessed to have her as our child. She is perfect!!!! God is Good!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

tears, tears and more tears....

Avery at her 2 month check-up
Daisy monitoring bathtime!
Before her 1st day of MDO!
After her 1st day of MDO!
Mrs. D~ Avery's teacher!!
Ready for church!
Best friends already!
A with her valentine's day goodies!
Sound asleep!!!
There has been a lot going on the past few weeks so I decided it was time to give an update! The title tears, tears and more tears is EXACTLY what has been going on....for me that is!!! HA! Here are the updates:
-Avery had her 2 month check-up with Dr. W last Monday! She weighs 12.9lbs and is 24 inches long! She is in the 95% on both height and weight! She is a healthy little baby!!! She also had to get 2 shots at this visit. I made Jamie come with me to this visit because I knew she was going to get the shots and I didn't want to have to be the one to hold her still! Anyways, so Jamie held her as she got her shots and she screamed for a second with each one. Hearing her "pain" cry just absolutely broke my heart because I had never heard it before, so I was crying like a baby!!! Avery is smiling afterwards and i was trying to regroup! HA!
-Because I knew I was going to be a basketcase putting A in daycare I decided to go ahead and do a few "trial run" days to help me adjust to things before my first day back at work. I am so blessed to be able to leave her with women I know and trust and that has been helpful! But even dropping her off and trying to leave her...I cried like a baby! AGAIN! She was smiling in her carseat and they were comforting me!! She ended up doing good and we have gone a few other times and I haven't cried, until yesterday! Yesterday she rode in the car with her grandmother for the first time (she hasn't ridden in the car with anyone else without me being there!) and I was a nervous wreck and again...I cried! I never knew being a mommy could bring sooo many fears and tears!! I have never been a very nervous person, never really worried about anything and now it is a whole new story! I am worrying myself sick...literally! I hope this gets better soon!!!!
-Updates on Daisy: I am very glad that I did not give her away! I can already see her and A being best friends! If A is on the floor Daisy is there with her, when I give A a bath...Daisy watches! Anytime I'm holding A, Daisy is at our side! Its really cute!!!
-Lastly: We had A's first Vday!!! I've never really been a big fan of Vday, but even the small silly holidays are so much fun with a little one!!! I loooove buying her stuff! I'm ecspecially addicted to buying her any outfit that says "my first ______"! We already have one for St. pattys day and Easter!! They are just such cute keepsakes! I love it!!!!
-Avery is "talking" a ton now! Her smile, laugh and coos brighten my day!! She makes the cutest faces when she is trying to talk, you can tell she is going to have very animated facial expressions!! Jamie and I are so blessed to be her parents!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

2 months!!!!

This past week has been full of fun!!! First off, last weekend we went to visit Jason, Lisa, Luke and Grant! That was the first time we were able to meet Grant out of the hospital and be able to hold and love on him! This was also the first time they were all able to meet Avery! It was lots of fun seeing all of the kiddos together! We also had Patty Cakes made!! I can't wait to see how they turned out! Then we had the snow on Friday!!! This past weekend was also Avery's first Valentine's Day!! So we have had lots of firsts recently!!!
Avery updates: She weighs 12lbs 9oz and is 24 inches long. She can hold her head up and is beginning to push herself up when she is laying on her tummy!! She loves sucking on her thumb and bath time! She is sleeping thru the night normally 6-8 hours! She smiles, laughs, coos and tries to talk ALL of the time! She is such a happy baby...atleast until she gets hungry! =) We are so blessed!!! Every day is so much fun! We are loving every moment!!!
We also had her 2 month check up today! Her dr. said she still looks perfect! She is in the 95 percentile for weight AND height! She is a chunky little thing!!! Also, she had 2 shots today and had an oral vaccine. She seemed to like the liquid! When she got the shots I made Jamie hold her!! She cried with the initial prick and then would be fine! I however, cried the ENTIRE time!! It broke my heart hearing her cry because something hurt her! In the end I was worse off than she was!!! =)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

6 weeks!!

Sound asleep!!!!
Found my thumb last night!!!
Chubby cheeks!
When everyone told me to enjoy each moment because it will fly by, I never really took it to heart until now! It seems like I just got pregnant and now Avery is 6 weeks!!! I cannot believe how fast she is growing!!! It amazes me each day how much she changes and the new things that she will do!!! As a dental hygienist I should not be excited about this, however it was too cute not to be...Last night Avery found her thumb for the first time! She has sucked on her hand and fingers, but never her thumb, so when she found it I had to get a picture!!! Also, now that we are beginning the transition to formula, she is sleeping MUCH better!! She even took a nap on her tummy today which is huge because normally when I lay her on her stomach she cries instantly!! YAY!! We are also beginning the transition to her crib. It will take a while, but we will get there. Since she likes being surrounded I think I have found a method to getting her in the crib. I have a moses basket with a sleep positioner in it. She is sleeping in that in her pack and play in our room. Once she begins sleeping through the night we will move the basket into her crib. Once she is adjusted to that we will put her sleep position on her crib and get her adjusted to that and eventually have her alone in the crib. SO, that is the game plan...we shall see how it goes!!! =)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A smile that warms your heart!!!

This week Avery has began smiling ALL of the time when I play with her cheeks! It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! I never knew one smile could mean so much to me, but each time she smiles her whole face lights up and it just melts my heart! If I am lucky I will even get a little chuckle! =) Life is amazing and we feel so blessed that God has allowed us to be Avery's parents! She brings so much joy into our lives!!! God is so GOOD!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

1 month Dr. appt

Today we had our 1 month check up and I could not wait to see how Avery was progressing! She weighed 10llbs 2oz and is 23 inches long! She is a little chunk and I LOVE it!!! She is in the 95% in length and 75% weight! She had to have her little heel pricked and then get a shot and she did not like it at all!!! It broke my heart knowing that it hurt her! But she stopped crying pretty quickly! The nurse went ahead and gave me the heads up for next months round of shots!
The dr. said that Avery is still doing wonderful and is perfect which is always music to my ears!!!
On another note...I had absolutely noooo idea how hard it is to get myself and her ready alone and today I got to experience that first hand! Her appt was first thing this morning and I was running around like a chicken with their head cut off! It was craziness! Today was the first time I have gotten her out alone and it was really her first time out in public besides her first dr. visit. I know each time it will get easier, but boy this morning was crazy! Next time, we will have a later appt and I will definately have everything ready the night before!!! =)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy 1 month!!!

I cannot believe that Avery is already 1 month old! It blows my mind how fast it has gone by!!! We are getting better with a schedule. She still eats every21/2-3 hours, every 2 at night (=no sleep for mommy)! She is much more alert these days! She will follow objects and will follow mommy or daddy with her eyes. She loves her swing and bouncey seat. She is still sleeping in our room in her pack and play. We are having a hard time getting her use to laying on flat surfaces, she loves to be surrounded but we are working on it and hopefully will get her into her crib soon. Bath time is still not her favorite, but she is beginning to get use to it!! She is changing and growing so much everyday! It amazes me! She smiles a lot, but it's not in response to anything yet. Normally its while she is sleeping and sometimes it sounds like she even laughs in her sleep! We go to the Dr. this week and I cannot wait to see how much weight she has gained and how much she has grown in length. She has definitely gained weight!! I can feel it when I'm holding her and you can see it in her thighs!! I love all the little rolls!! She has also just about grown out of newborn sizes and she hasn't even had a chance to wear all of her newborn stuff yet!!
As for Jamie....well lets say he was TRULY welcomed into fatherhood last night! He was holding Avery and knew she was filling up her diaper and was waiting until she was done to change her. When he got up, he realized that Avery's diaper had leaked all over him...hands, arm, shirt and all!! The look on his face was priceless!! I wish I had a picture of that!! But he handled it very well and cleaned her all up first and then himself!! Too funny!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Years!!

My Beautiful Princess!!!

She LOVES her swing!!!

getting my first bottle!

Happy New Years! Can you believe it is already 2010?? That is just crazy to me! I'm sad to see 2009 go because it was such a special year for us, however we cannot wait to see what 2010 holds!! As for NYE, we did absolutely nothing!! And it was wonderful! Jamie didn't even make it til 12 but Avery and I were able to watch the ball drop! Her sleeping patterns have gotten much better! She eats every 2 1/2 -3 hours during the day, but at night she will go every 3 hours (3 1/2-4 if we're lucky!) until waking to feed!! She has also gotten into the routine of eating and going back to sleep instead of staying wide awake at 3am! Thank goodness!!!! She is definitely growing and yes....she still has hair! Woohoo!! We are still figuring things out ecspecially when it comes to breastfeeding and what upsets her tummy and what doesn't! It breaks my heart when I know something I have eaten hurts her, so I've been playing it as safe as possible! However, last night she had an upset tummy so we decided to try out giving her a bottle with milk previously pumped and she did great!! I'm glad to know that we have that option of being able to bottlefeed her if I am not around, plus it will give Jamie the opportunity to feed her as well!! Speaking of Jamie....he is already wrapped around her little finger! And he will admit it too!! He is such an amazing father! I love watching him hold, love and kiss her! It is the sweetest thing ever! I know there is always a bond between the parents and child, but there is something so very special about a father and daughter! It is beautiful!!!!
This past Saturday we took our newborn photos and they turned out great!!! We used Mari Wilkes photography who I actually found through looking at friend's blogspots and I came across her blog and fell in love with her work! She is absolutely amazing and was wonderful with Avery! You can preview some of our pics on her blog!!!

Now the sad part....our other daughter AKA Daisy is not doing so well with Avery! She is not aggressive or anything, but she is going through some serious seperation anxiety and it is not good!! She is depressed and acting out just to get our attention. Everyone kept saying give it 2 weeks, well Avery is 3 weeks now and Daisy is still not getting adjusted and honestly I don't know how much more I can take of it. I feel horrible for Daisy because since we have had her, she has been our child and always the center of attention and she isn't anymore! If we can find her a good home we are going to give her away to a family who can love her like she is used to being loved! It breaks my heart, but it really isn't fair to Daisy to be neglected!! So if anyone knows of someone who would like a beautiful miniature dachshund please let me know!!!!