Monday, January 18, 2010

Avery Ever After

Hey everyone, this is Faith! Well today was AVERY DAY, but all has not been well. She's been screaming and crying ever since her nanny left. We've managed to get a few good pictures when she was happy temporarily. Currently she's laying in mom's arms looking like she wants to fall asleep and not crying so we don't want to risk her becoming unhappy again by mom getting up and blogging. But the mother is insisting on getting her blog out tonight, so I've had the task delegated to me.

We had her happy for maybe a good 45 minutes, and during that time we found that she is really quite the sweetheart. Not to mention she is absolutely adorable. =)



First meeting - peace offering of M&Ms


 
temporarily happy =)


she absolutely LOVED this doll. She fed it and hugged it, and I even saw her give a small kiss to the doll.


 
all tuckered out from all that crying and screaming. :( poooor baby


 

22 comments :

  1. Wow! Avery is so cute! I hope she gets less sad :(

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  2. Aw she is a cutie!! Hopefully she will start warming up to all this soon. I'm excited to meet my newest little cousin!! :o)

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  3. She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Im praying she starts to feel happy and realizes how good you are. Looks like some bonding is starting. WOW, she is such a cutie pie! Im in love already....cant wait to meet my new God Daughter!!! I love you Chris
    Love Jenifer

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  4. Congratulations Dave & Chris on your newest little daughter! She is BEAUTIFUL!! Our prayers are with all of you for a quieter and more comfortable day today :). Jamie, Seth & Nina

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  5. She is adorable!! And big! Looks like she had fewer layers than Shea. I know she will be less sad after that nap. More M&Ms! Thanks Faith for filling in with the blog, good job! Good luck today, can't wait to see how it goes.

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  6. Oh my word!! She is PRECIOUS! It is so hard on these little ones and the parents those first few days. Before you know it, she will be giving you sweet smiles and warming up :)
    Hugs to you~

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  7. Yay! Congratulations! She is so beautiful!!!
    Jen & family

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  8. She is beautiful! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  9. Oh, Lord - I pray that you would give Avery's heart rest & peace. We know that the grieving is a good sign and that means Avery loved and was loved - but Father, help her to see that she can still love those she is leaving behind and love her forever family too...Help her heart to experience joy in the next few days and learn to trust her precious family. Amen

    p.s. Avery is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Even when she's sad.

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  10. She is sooo beautiful! Praying for her bonding to you and your family.

    This is the day (Avery Day)the Lord has made, let us be glad and REJOICE in it!

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  11. Precious, precious girl! I pray she adjusts quickly and accepts you as her family.

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  12. Avery is absoultely precious and I have no doubt that she will warm up to her new family in time...children seem to respond very positively to love, and I know Avery is getting a lot of it!!!

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  13. Avery is very cute, I can't wait to meet her!

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  14. What a beauty. I know if is hard to watch your child grieve, but it also lets you know she has been loved and adored. It will get better...hang in there..Congratulations!

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  15. Heather (San Diego)January 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Hey Chris, Dave and Faith - Keep up the loving attentions...I'm sure her fears were not unexpected, especially given her age. But the fact that she is mourning her caretaker is a good sign that she can attach. She doesn't understand yet how lucky she is to have a wonderful family like you all, but she will. God is with you. Heather

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  16. What a beautiful girl! Hope things go better after naptime!

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  17. I am so happy for you! I am praying for all of you. I know Avery will warm up to you soon. She is darling. Blessings and strength.

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  18. Hang in there. GOD will do what only God can do and make Avery fall in love with you all. That is my prayer for you and for Avery. She is beautiful!! Wish we were there with you .Love to all,
    Teresa Harris

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  19. I am so happy that you have her. She is beautiful. I pray that she settles quickly1

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  20. Hi!
    Congratulations!! Stef said she ran into you, and then Sara just emailed me your link!!! It sounds like your first day went VERY well.. She grieved which is soooo important. But, she is also allowing you in! What a brave girl you have. And, so adorable too!!! Avery is absolutely precious, and I will be praying for your journey as she blossoms in front of you! One day at a time!!!

    ~Diana

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  21. Oh, those first few days are so wonderful and difficult all rolled into one. It's a relief to see that grief, for we know what it means, but - at the same time - it's so hard to watch them grieve. Y'all are now officially a family... praying for y'all that feeling like a family comes sooner rather than later.

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  22. How blessed you all are to have eachother. Avery is precious. Our prayers continue for your family.

    Strande

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