|i see your bet and i raise you fifty more.|
Prior to all of this, she was weighed and measured. Avonlea now weighs 9 lb, 6 oz, which puts her in the <5% on weight for babies her age. This is congruent with her 3 month weight, as well as birth. Length she is now in the <10%, so that's some improvement from the previous two measurements. Foreverthemore, the good doctor said she looks great, acts great, and is perfectly healthy.
We're expecting her to start picking up some weight, since we began supplementing her with actual baby food a week or two ago. Avonlea, like her daddy, loves green peas, though she's a touch messier than I am when she eats them. She's not overly fond of bananas, but carrots are proving delicious. The brown rice cereal is neither here nor there, but it's definitely filling, as evidenced by her sleeping through the night.
Sunday also turned out to be a wonderful day. I lazied on the couch all afternoon, watching the Colts screw up and lose, and Avonlea lay right there with me. This is a milestone, as Avonlea generally does not enjoy napping by daddy and usually begins crying almost instantly. (Oddly enough, she loves me rocking her to sleep and curls right up in my arms and drifts off pretty quickly.) Still, she fell asleep on my chest and it was perfect.
Saturday night was The Well. It was our first gathering. A group of us really just want to get deeper in our relationship with God, deeper in our worship, in our praise to Him, and more in touch with our brothers & sisters. We sang some songs, studied some Scripture, and glorified God in our quest to breathe His Word. It was refreshing and intentions were met.
|at mom's house.|
I've also been working on a short story that I plan on putting out here as a Writing Wednesday post. I have another one finished (though unedited) that is part of something much larger, something that's been in the works for a while now. NaNoWriMo is next month, and while that's the perfect catalyst to force me to spew some words and thoughts, it's also too hectic an event for me to commit to, especially now that we have Avonlea. I wish we had some sort of writer's group here in OBKY, or just some sort of pen pal like person that I could bounce ideas off and get my stuff ripped to shreds.
I'm finally starting on a new project at work. After two years of tweaking a project down at the Land Between the Lakes, it's nice to finally be staring at something new. What's more, this project is located in Illinois, relatively near St. Louis. Because of it being in a different state, there's a whole new set of guidelines to follow for design work that's different from Kentucky. While interesting and insightful, it's also tedious. Soon, though, I'll be into the work and eager to start.
Lot's going on. Maybe a book review Friday, and if not, then probably Monday.