Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I went to the doctor today for my 28 week visit, and she performed another ultrasound to see if we could better determine the baby's gender. Last time she thought girl, this time she thinks boy. So, we have decided to prepare for both! The baby is in a frank breech position, so it is very difficult to see what we need to see. Everything looks good and healthy, though, so we are glad. There is plenty of time for the baby to turn for delivery so we aren't worried about that yet. I had my glucose test today and my sugar levels were great. My iron is still low, even though I've been taking additional iron pills. I get to take more now and hopefully that will help me not be so tired. Overall things are good, the doctor said I'm just the right size, and I actually weighed less than I thought I would at this visit. Here are our ultrasound pictures from each visit.

Week 16
Verdict: Boy

Week 24
Verdict: Girl??

Week 28
Verdict: Boy

Can't really tell much from these, so that's why we are preparing for a boy or girl.

Friday, December 18, 2009

First Christmas Present of 2009

We have been very busy at the Fry house making Christmas food, gifts, going to parties, and working. Ava and I went to work Thursday at Mother's Day Out. I had a class of four one year olds, including Ava. It was an interesting day. The kids were all good, but I could definitely see how spoiled Ava and I both are. Neither of us are used to having to deal with other kids during the day and when she didn't get what she wanted she turned into a bit of a bully. Overall she did okay, though the other kids didn't let her sleep as long as she wanted and I am still sore from chasing after 4 kids all day! All of the busy-ness is just a long way for me to explain why Ava is in her pajamas in the following pictures. We have been so busy at home doing stuff that I just haven't felt the need for us to really get dressed. So, Wednesday and Friday were both pajama days at our house. On Wednesday, Ava got her first Christmas present this year from my aunt and uncle Kelly and Gary. I'm not sure if she was supposed to open it yet or not, but I went ahead and let her. She wasn't really sure of what to do with the package so I had to show her how to open it. Once she finally got the toy out of the wrapping, she wanted it out of the box quickly, which was not easy to accomplish. We finally got it out, and she loves it. It's a spinning top that makes animal sounds and counts, two things Ava loves to do. While the present was great, the real hit of the whole package was the box full of styrofoam peanuts the present came in. Ava has had days of fun playing with the peanuts, and my vaccum cleaner is about tired of them! Thanks Kelly and Gary for the great present!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Look What I Know

I've been working with Ava for a while trying to get her to learn the names of her body parts. She is not interested in it at all! But yesterday, I heard her saying "eyes, eyes". When I looked at her, she was pointing to her eyes! I was very excited and told her good job, and then asked her where her nose was. She proceeded to stick her finger up her nose...the first time I have ever seen her do this! She was so excited that she found this cool hole to stick her finger in, she kept doing it and laughing. So, I laughed too and took a picture. This just goes to show all of you who think I taught their child how to pick their nose, they are going to do it wether they are taught or not!!

Grammy and Papa Jack's House

After we went to Abilene, Ava and I went to Lone Oak for a few days where we got to hang out with Grammy, Papa Jack, and all the dogs and cats. Ava had lots of fun here, too!

Ava and Grammy by the tree

Ava in her Rudolph Christmas outfit

Sitting with Annie. Her favorite spot in the office was on the dog beds. Shortly after this picture was taken, Ava tried to climb over Annie, who is 17 years old and arthritic. Annie didn't care for it and snapped at Ava. This did not phase Ava, though, and she was quickly looking for the dogs again!

Watching some more TV

Girls, Girls, Girls!!

Ava has lots of cousins on both sides of our family. On Micah's side, they are all boys. On my side, they are all girls! This week she and I went to Abilene to stay with Lane and Page and visit our "girl cousins". Ava had a blast playing with Zoey, Maddie, and Emma Claire. It was really nice having three other girls around because I got a break from playing with Ava...she wasn't interested in me at all, she just wanted to do whatever they were doing! And Page's house is totally kidproof, so I didn't have to worry about Ava much at all, she just got to play all day!

We watched the older girls make a gingerbread house.

Emma Claire and Ava played the piano.

Emma Claire showed Ava how to pet Charlie, which she loved!

Relaxing watching some TV, our favorite pasttime.

4 silly girls in a bath tub!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

26 Weeks

Only about 100 days left to go with Frybaby #2. We still don't know if it's a boy or girl, but hopefully will find out December 22! I have grown alot over the past two months and am beginning to feel it. The days that I work out, I need a nap and tend to go to bed a little earlier than the days I don't. Overall, though, things are going well. The baby is VERY active and I feel good. Ava has no clue about any of it. After Christmas when we set up her new room and the baby's room, maybe she will be able to understand that something is going on.

This is me a little over 7 months pregnant with Ava (just for reference)

Here I am almost 7 months pregnant with #2. I think this one is lower and about the same size.

Getting Ready for Christmas

My camera is broken and Micah's is missing, both things I'm blaming on Ava!! As a result, we don't have many pictures recently, and I have NONE of our Thanksgiving. I'll blog all about that later. At home, we've been getting ready for Christmas. Ava was a big help putting up the the tree and decorations, letting me know where NOT to put things. She loves the tree and every time we turn the lights on she says "Wow!!". She is learning not to touch the decorations, just look. I wrapped all our Christmas presents last night and so far, she hasn't bothered them. She did go and sit on one this morning so she could get a closer look at the TV. I think she's enjoying Christmas so far. I'm enjoying it, too, because this is the first year in a while that I haven't been teaching or moving houses and I actually have time to get some Christmas stuff done without rushing at the last minute!

Ava checking out the tree and presents.

My fake mantle that I made, then Micah improved. Micah also made a sign for one of his cousins that's in the picture.

Christmas shirts I made for Zoey, Maddie, Emma Claire, and Ava. I'm making one for Kailee, too, just haven't got it done yet!

Ava helped put up and decorate the tree by climbing up and down the ladder over, and over, and over!

Taking a break on the vacuum.

Shopping With Ava

Shopping with an active 15 month old is very interesting. Most of the time, she's okay. But there are times that she is tired of sitting in the stoller or buggy and will throw a huge fit. If I let her out, she is gone before I let go of her hand, pulling things off the shelves and playing hide-n-go-seek. I've been trying to work with her on staying with me when we shop, but it hasn't really sunk in yet. I have tried many things, including making her sit in time-out at the clinique counter at one store! As a result, our Christmas shopping has been done in short spurts, and a lot has been done online-the best thing ever!

We are at Home Depot and she is mad!

At Wal-Mart, my sunglasses were keeping her occupied.