Well Ava had her one year appointment today. She is 28 inches long and weighs 18 lbs 14.25 oz. She is in the 10th percentile for height and weight and 75th percentile for head circumference. The doctor said she looks great in every way and is developing perfectly. She got three shots today and, of course, did not like that one bit! Hopefully she won't have any real noticeable side effects over the next couple days.
Ava is doing so many fun things now. She says hi, mama, dada, uh-oh. She waves hello and goodbye. She makes the animal sounds for tiger, dog, monkey, cow, and cat. She knows where her ears are ("Ava, where's your ear?" and she grabs it); currently working on the other parts. She knows what clapping is ("Ava, can you clap?" and she claps). She loves, LoVeS, LOVES reading books (and turning the pages, of course). She plays chase, hide and seek, and peek-a-boo. Oh yeah, she plays fetch too haha... Richard was throwing a tennis ball up the stairs for the pups and Ava got her ball out of the toy box and brought it to him. He threw it for her and she went and got it and brought it back to him... over and over. :) She loves stacking and knocking down blocks and loves looking for toys that we hide in things or under things. She likes to talk; I put her down for a nap about 15 minutes ago and I can still hear her up there talking to herself (and most likely playing with her socks that she has taken off). She loves to eat and is doing better with what she likes. For lunch today she had a piece of ham lunch meat, half a slice of whole wheat bread, some raw broccoli, a slice of apple, and water in her sippy cup.
I will try to put some more videos on here soon. They speak much more clearly about her than I do just writing. :)