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from Ava, with love

Ava Jane

Wassup. Mom let me hijack her laptop so I could introduce myself. I’m Ava Jane, in case we haven’t met yet. I’m liking the big wide world so far. My only beef is the fact that I’m tired all the time. So tired. T-i-r …


Okay, sorry about that. I’m back. Anyway, let me introduce you to my people.

Here’s my daddy. (This picture is so old.)

wrappedIsn’t he precious?

 daddyThat hat is so big it makes me look like Darth Helmet (for those of you cool enough to get the Spaceballs reference).


I love him so much. And I’m pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to him. I hear people talk about how much he’s changed since I came along–about what a sweet softie he is. Momma says he’s always been that way–it’s just that I bring it out in him. We communicate pretty well and I already have him wrapped. (My smiles reduce him to warm, soppy man-goo. Muhahaha.) But seriously. I love that pile of man-goo.

Here’s my momma.


Darth Helmet


I love her an awful lot too. And pretty sure I’m also the best thing that’s ever happened to her. She’s my milk factory. Even when the workers went on strike, she kept production going. I respect that.  I like it when she sings to me but she really needs to add some new songs to the mix. But I forgive her. Because I love her.

Sometimes my people say I sound like a Velociraptor. I don’t know what that is, but it must be an adorable creature. On another note, the whole “tummy time” thing is seriously overrated. I am not amused. Just stop.

just stop

I can’t wait to tell my people how I feel about them. Soon. Until then, I’ll just keep being all cute and stu– …

sleep interrupted

from Ava, with love

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  1. Joan Dorman

    Dear Ava,
    We are all pretty crazy about you and your people too! And….your Daddy told us he reeaally wanted to have kids if they could be like you! Isn’t that so neat of God! The desire of your Daddy’s heart….that’s you!!!
    Oh yeah……and I get your thing with naps….I never grew out of it!
    Much love from Portugal!
    Joan for all the Dormans

    • beth

      I’ve met some of your people & Mom’s told me a lot about the rest of you. How could I not love you all?! Can’t wait to say hi to the rest of the clan!! xoxo

  2. Aunt Janette

    Ava, your post is 100% accurate. Such a bundle on knowledge already. You are probably the most loved 2 month old I currently know. We love you too! Keep high jacking your moms blog, I like your posts WAY better!!! 😉

    • beth

      You know I love you Aunt Nettie! So glad someone finally noticed my superior writing skills. I’ll keep the posts coming. Can’t wait till the next time I see you. xoxo

  3. Hannah Lockaby

    Sweet Ava girl! I miss you! You’ve probably forgotten what my face looks like, but we have a long time to rectify that situation! The Lockabys love you very much! AND… We love naps! So come to our crib & snuggle soon!!

    • beth

      I could never forget your beautiful face! If I could talk, I’d tell you how much I miss and love you back. Can’t wait to snuggle! xoxo

  4. Mawmaw Trucano

    Pawpaw and I miss your sweet face every day – we were spoiled after staying with you over two weeks!
    Don’t be too hard on your momma about needing more songs to sing to you – she’s new at this “mamma” thing, and with being back at work, keeping up-to-date with the milk production, taking care of you (laundry, etc.) she’s like you – t-i-r-e-d). Keep blogging – love it!

    • beth

      Awwww, thanks Mamaw! I miss you and Pawpaw too! I’ll keep up with the hijacking. 😉 Love you guys. xoxo

  5. madison pensinger

    Haha i love you Ava and i cant wait to hear this story again at Christmas…i really miss you even if i havent gotten to see you yet. Tell your parents to bring you to Florida more often than 1 time a year :’) love you (hijack your mum more often 😉
    Cousin Madison

    • beth

      Love you back Madison! Can’t wait to meet you! 🙂

  6. She is so precious, Beth. I’m happy for y’all. I know you’re enjoying every moment.

    • beth

      We are Kim!!! Thank you so much!

  7. It was so nice to get to see sweet Ava in person. She is adorable and i can tell extremely loved! Praying for yall!


    • beth

      It was great to see you too Bethany! Long time coming. 🙂 Thanks for your prayers.

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