Ava’s week began with a trip to the hospital to pick up Mila and me. She had fun playing with the remote control bed, eating my leftover sweet potatoes, and playing the pretend piano that Dada drew for her. Piano, you ask? She is currently obsessed with a Deets’ song that has a piano solo in it.
When we got home, things didn’t go so smoothly. Even with the new big sister princess dress that Grace bought her. She started to melt. It was way past her ‘quiet time’ hour. There was just too much excitement. Melt. Down. Poor Grace. She has to listen to Ava say ‘No Grace… my sister‘ when she got too close to Mila. Thankfully, that only happened once. Only when we first brought Mila home.
Now that I don’t have a baby in my belly anymore, I can pick up Ava again. You would think she would want non-stop hugs and kisses now. But no. She saves most of her kisses and hugs for Mila now. Not us. And we were worried Ava would be the jealous one? Ha!
We do try to spend special time with Ava when we can. Like Dada and Ava bike rides. Or Mama and Ava reading time. It’s easy to do now because Mila is so small and sleeps all day long. I’m sure it will be harder to balance special time once Mila starts interacting more.
Everyone has been so thoughtful of Ava. She’s gotten a lot of big sister gifts. Like this magnetic art board from Barba Frank. When I asked her to give me a thumbs up if she likes it, I got this. Hehe. Ava has been a handful for the past few weeks now. The worst of it peaked the day before we left for the hospital. But during Barba Frank’s visit on the 3rd day of Mila’s life, Ava started to turn the corner. For a few hours that afternoon, our old Ava was back. It was so nice. And ever since that afternoon, her attitude has been changing for the better. Yeah.
Now that Ava is starting to act like her old self again and is not in and out of time-outs all day long, she gets to play with new art supplies. Because new art supplies are for good girls… not bad girls. Here are Nona and Ava enjoying art and sunshine outside.
And then she told Nona and me that she was going to marry Dada. I then told Dada what she said and she got really embarrassed. Oh oh. Wrong move Mama. But luckily Nona saved the day by saying it’s just girl talk. She was okay with that. Now you may kiss the bride.
And then Miss Alice went to the hallway and knocked on Tinkerbell’s door. But she wasn’t home. And speaking of Tinkerbell, that is what Ava wants to be for Halloween. She has never watched Tinkerbell on TV but she still loves her. So strange how that happens.
… and kiss… but not on lips. And to not scare Ava from Mila forever, we told her that Mila has a boo boo on her lip. That’s why she can’t kiss her on her lips. LIES! Shame on us! Well sorta. Mila does have a nursing blister on her lip. Does that count?
And we watched Deets singing the Chicken song a lot online… and she wanted to spin like the little girl in the video.
And then she had another fit. She started asking if Rudy was coming home soon. I told her that Rudy was up in the sky with the angels. But she didn’t like the answer I gave her. So she kept crying and crying for Rudy. It really sucked. My hormones didn’t like it one bit.
Eventually things quieted down. This is what our house looks like during the day. Mila sleeping in her bassinet. Ava trying to peek over couch and trying to convince me that Mila is awake… so she can hug and kiss her some more.
Oh. And BIG news. Deets (a.k.a Novi Split) has a song on the season premiere of One Tree Hill tonight. Channel 5 at 8 pm. Watch it. His song ‘Hollow Notes’ will appear during some flashback beach scene. YEAH DEETS!!!! Bye!!