A Little Ava Update

121940This week has been a week full of milestones for my darling little daughter. She had her 8 week check up with the pead and her first set of vaccinations and what a little trooper she is.

The pead visit went really well. All her internal organs seem to be normal and her development is right on track. She’s achieved all the milestones for an 8 week old, the coo’ing sounds, lots of smiling, opening and closing of her hands (very cute, she’s fascinated by her hands) when I hold her up she automatically starts making stepping motions, she holds her head up and lifts her self up when placed on her tummy, so all is going well.

On the pead charts, she’s charting perfectly with head circumference and weight, but boy oh boy, she’s off the charts in the height department. The average baby of her age is 55cm’s, she’s currently at 60cm’s. The pead says she’s going to be a very tall but petite child.Β  We’re still uncertain of what her eventual eye colour will be, the pead also says he wouldn’t bet on it as the colour it is currently could go one of three ways – green, grey, or hazel. Her BM has green/grey eyes, so I’m hoping she’s going to get her beautiful eyes.

She had her first round of vaccinations yesterday. It was NOT a whole lot of fun, thankfully though, I’d already been through the hell of her blood tests so the vaccinations were a cake walk in comparison. She was a real little trooper, broke her mommy’s heart when she started yelling out her pain cry, but as soon as I picked her up and gave her a cuddle the crying stopped and the best part of all….. no side effects! I monitored her temps the whole day yesterday and they remained constant at 36.6 degrees C. She also ate well and slept well both during the day and last night, so lets hope we can continue to be as lucky with her next round of shots in four weeks time.

As for all the babbling, well that’s cos I’m super nervous, we’re so close, so so close. Officially, our 60 days ends tomorrow at midnight, but because its on a weekend, there’s a grace period till 9am for the birth mum on Monday. Lord, help get through this weekend!

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  • Reply Mariette

    What a nice picture! She is a real angel. I am so glad everything went so well with the vaccinations, she sure is a tough cookie! Good luck with the last bit of waiting Sharon, it is almost over.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Julia

    I did not get a chance to comment yesterday but I thought that the piece on Ava’s Tummy Mummy was so so beautiful. It had me in tears.
    So glad everything went well with the vacs and that she’s growing so beautifully.
    All the best with the last bit of waiting. Will pray up a storm for you this weekend. You are so close and it is almost over…xxx

    February 12, 2010 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Julia

    Ps…that is such a gorgeous pic of her.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:24 am
  • Reply TJ

    Sharon, this picture is beautiful! I pray you get through this weekend without too much worry and that you enjoy your trip next week!


    February 12, 2010 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Lea White

    So pleased Ava is right on track. Hugs and prayers and even though one would normally pray Monday takes a long time to come, I pray that for you it will come so fast so that you can truly begin your new lives.

    Initially we thought Caitlyn would have blue eyes, but they sort of turned a hazel / green colour. Which I think is to be expected as both Terence and I have a similar colour eyes. Bianca on the other hand has bluish / greyish eyes which she must have “inherited” from my mother who has blue eyes :-).

    Oh and I simply love the photo!

    February 12, 2010 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Yvonne

    Och she is so beautiful – I just love that photo!!!
    Shaz … you’re going to make it my friend. Only a couple more days to go.
    I think I’ll have to pop some champagne for you come 9am Monday morning πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    February 12, 2010 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Abs

    She’s going to be a super model Shaz! Will be thinking of you this weekend. xxx

    February 12, 2010 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Beth

    She is so gorgeous.
    Holding everything for Monday morning..

    February 12, 2010 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Paula

    Gorgeous photo Sharon, what a cutie!
    Will be thinking of you this weekend, it can’t be easy. Hang in there,

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 am
  • Reply sweets

    Good luck – will be thinking of you this weekend.

    Vaccinations are definitely not fun. Luckily my boy also had no side effects with the first round, and also no diarrhea from the rotarix (but we were having some constipation problems at the time…). He had his second lot this week – and once again all went well (at least the second round is only one shot :))

    Been following your story for quite some time now. Just a question (I may have missed a post though…) – how are things going on the formula side? Are you still using Novolac? And has this helped with Ava’s constipation? I switched to Novolac IT (the one that is supposed to aid with constipation). Are you using any additional “remedies”?

    February 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply ChrisN

    Sharon – I have been following your blog for a while now and think of you and your amazing story often.

    I wish you so much love and peace especially over the coming days. You’re gonna make it πŸ™‚

    February 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    Glad all is going so well with your beautiful daughter!
    Good luck for the WE. I am sure we can celebrate on Monday !!

    February 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Rach

    Hope Monday morning comes and goes with nothing but good news for you, as I have no doubt it will.


    February 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply charne

    O Shaz sorry to hear she did the pain cry! but is it not awesome feeling when you as her mommy get her to calm down and she feels safe in your arms…

    Go Ava! So happy you reaching all your milestones and are a healthy girl! Shoo you going to be a tall girl.. stunning.. a little model by the look of this stunning photo

    hurry up and be over already 60 days!

    February 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    It sounds like Ava is perfectly wonderful. And, I hope this weekend isn’t too crazy and stressful dear. {{{Hugs}}}

    February 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply monica lemoine

    Gorgeous picture – sooooo glad to hear everything is going well, Shaz. You – plus all of your readers here – have waited a long time for this. πŸ™‚

    February 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    That is just the most stunning picture of your beautiful daughter shaz. She’s adoreable. I wish you all the best and will be thinking of you this weekend through till Monday. I’m sure it’ll all be just fine and I look forward to reading your good news next week. xxx

    February 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply sue

    Roll on Monday, looking forward to the good news that Ava is all yours!

    February 13, 2010 at 2:54 am
  • Reply jan

    what a gorgeous little baby!! pretzeling myself for monday!! I know it will all be fine and cant wait to read your happpy happy monday post!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Susan

    Wow that picture is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 3:14 am
  • Reply Julia

    Thinking of you…xx

    February 15, 2010 at 7:41 am
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