Hello! I am Andrea and I am 31 years old. I am married to the love of my life and recently became a mommy to Ava Lynne. I blog about all things baby, my day to day as I navigate this thing called motherhood, anesthesia (I am a CRNA), crossfit, love, food, health and lots of little things in between!

The Sweetest Things

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Ava and daddy with his latest creation! #avvstagram

Ava and daddy with his latest creation! #avvstagram

The start to our Key West themed pool area/bar!

The start to our Key West themed pool area/bar!

mystoryfortheaudienceoftheworld:

kerri-kisses:

Planning out the 500 calorie days is the key

Where are you or where did you get Weight Watchers soup? Is it any good? Also what is in the red pack, I can’t read the name.

More importantly why would you only eat 500 calories in a day?

mystoryfortheaudienceoftheworld:

kerri-kisses:

Planning out the 500 calorie days is the key

Where are you or where did you get Weight Watchers soup? Is it any good? Also what is in the red pack, I can’t read the name.

More importantly why would you only eat 500 calories in a day?

On Becoming Baby Wise - almost 5 months

I am still using Baby Wise principles to keep Ava on a schedule and it is still going really well. She will be 5 months old in about 2 weeks so we are still on a 5 feeding schedule at merge 4.

Here is what a typical daily schedule looks like:

7:00am - wake up time. I would say 9/10 times she is still asleep at this time and has to be woken up. Diaper change and first feeding of 6oz.

Play time - Usually I put her in her mamaroo to watch some cartoons while I eat and do a few things. 

8:15/8:30-10:am* - Nap time.

10:30am - If she napped well, she should have to be woken up from her nap for her second feeding, 6oz.

Play time - usually I play with her on my lap, letting her stand up and look around. Then she spends time on her play mat with her toys.

11:30am-1:00pm - If nap goes well I should have to wake her up for her third feeding, 6oz.

Play time - more time on her play mat or in her bouncer or playing on my lap

2:00/2:15pm-4:00pm - naptime. 

4:00pm - wake her up for feeding #4, 6oz.

Awake time

5:00/5:15-5:45/6:00pm - evening cat nap

Awake time

7:30pm - bedtime routine. Head upstairs for a bath. If it’s not a bath night I might just wipe her down with a wash cloth and do what we call ‘lotion time’ and rub her down with my favorite baby lotion, Aveno lavender! Then PJs, dim the lights, last bottle (8 oz) in the glider, burp and maybe some songs, put her in her sleep sac, I love you and goodnight!

* Not all naps are perfect. When I am home from work and I have her at home she naps almost perfectly, but generally she is at her great grandmoms during the day and her naps are hit or miss. She goes down for them but from what I gather they’re usually pretty short. This means she needs a lot more attention to keep her entertained and she gets fussy easier. I wish I could help! I HATE that someone other than me has to take care of my child during the day - mainly because I feel like it is my job and I know it’s a lot of work. Also I know my child so well so I usually know what she needs, whereas someone else could get easily frustrated when they can’t figure out why she is fussing. #workingmomproblems!!

Sometimes I Cry

This made me ball my eyes out. I connect with it on so many levels.

#avvstagram

#avvstagram

Hangin with my favorite kitty cat! #avvstagram

Hangin with my favorite kitty cat! #avvstagram

shesawildoneontheverge:

Making this tomorrow ❤️😆Kinsley was born Feb 18, 2014!

shesawildoneontheverge:

Making this tomorrow ❤️😆
Kinsley was born Feb 18, 2014!

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Yummy!

Yummy!

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