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

Funniest picture of my baby/any baby ever. This picture NEEDS to be made into some type of meme - I am sure it will then have the potential to go internet viral lol

Funniest picture of my baby/any baby ever. This picture NEEDS to be made into some type of meme - I am sure it will then have the potential to go internet viral lol

http://surprisesunsets.tumblr.com/post/31683637875/philadelphia-rock-n-roll-half-marathon

I love reading this post and reliving this day. I can’t believe it has been 2 years! This same half marathon is coming up this weekend and oh how I wish I were running it. Sadly I am sure I can only run about 3 slow miles right now. I miss being in shape!

Hi friends!

I am such a terrible blogger lately, and I can’t promise it will get better. I am just either always so busy, or too tired/lazy to do anything except zone out in front of the TV until I go to bed! I don’t have anything TOO exciting to report. Here is what I have been to up (in no particular order).

Vacationing in OBX - this was back in August but I never really wrote about it. We had a great time and Ava actually did really well, despite me being nervous about it. We rented a crib and she slept through the night every single night while we were there. Her naps were a little wonky at times but we got by, and she even passed out on the beach and at the pool when she needed to. The highlight of the trip though was of course when we revealed to our family that we were expecting. We did it with the help of the photographer who was doing our large group family beach shots. It was fun!

Introducing solids (slowly) - I started out giving baby led weaning (BLW) a try but in the end it just wasn’t for us. I can’t get past my nerves of her choking. And even if I COULD, I know it will be a cold day in hell before her great grandmom (who takes care of her 4 days a week) gives her ANYTHING other than purees. So I am working on making my own baby food using the baby brezza and giving the purees a go! So far she has only had avocado, sweet potato, green beans, banana, pine apple, and carrot. I have been a bit lazy but plan on getting my act together asap. We only are doing a few tsp’s once a day for now and I just want to focus on introducing her to as many flavors as I can during these next few months.

Gender reveal party #2 - had a little get together after my 3D ultrasound at 17 weeks to reveal that we are having another little girl! We had the ultrasound tech place either blue stickers or pink stickers on Ava’s onesie that she had on, and then zip up her little hoodie. Then once we got home and everyone was gathered around, we unzipped and hoodie and tada! We even live streamed it online and shared it via Facebook so anyone who wanted to could watch! (If you wanna watch the recording of it, click here!) In all honesty I think we were/are both a bit bummed because we were truly hoping for a baby boy! It’s all good though. Ava is gonna have a best friend for life!

Got fresh for fall - nothing I love more than a fresh brunette color for fall! I love my darn hairdresser!

Last but definitely not least, my baby brother got married! - I can’t believe the wedding has come and went! Seems like just yesterday they were TALKING about getting engaged! They got married outside under a gigantic white tent, on a piece of land on the Mohawk River in Upstate NY. The property had this INCREDIBLE 250 year old home on it which we were able to use to hang out in, take pictures in, and gathers ourselves in before the actual ceremony. It was soooo neat! Getting married OUTDOORS in UPSTATE NY in SEPTEMBER is a huge risk but they wanted to take the gamble - unfortunately they lost :( It was raining the whole morning, and cold the whole day. We were bummed but we didn’t let us ruin the party! They had an awesome band and around 220 guests, most of who danced for FOUR HOURS and stayed until almost midnight! Good thing they did because at that point my dad ordered about 50 of the most delicious pizzas and we all went crazy over it haha.

Ava was the flower girl and loved being pulled down the aisle. She was great the whole weekend and I was so proud of her. People went totally bonkers over her at the wedding but she took it in stride! She stayed up about 2 hours past her bedtime 2 nights in a row and took it like a champ - and still slept through the night both nights. God I love Baby Wise! ROUTINE IS EVERYTHING! (for babies anyways).

Right now my brother and Kayla are enjoying an 11 day mediterranean cruise and I hope they have a wonderful time!!

Being pregnant - Yup, no pictures of this. This pregnancy is different than last time, or I guess I should say I am different. No weekly bump pics or weekly updates. Honestly a lot of the time I am not even thinking about being pregnant. I just honestly want to focus on Ava as much as I can, and give her ALL of me while I can. My favorite time of the day at around 6:45pm while I am up in Ava’s room, under a dim glow of the night light, rocking her as she is sleeping on my shoulder after her last bottle of the day. I just love love love that time with her - just her and I. I just love her so much and I cry sometimes because I am so sad that in a few months I won’t be able to give her all of me. I just feel like it isn’t fair to her. Hopefully I will get over that.

Xo!

iswearimnotnaked:

im so PUMPED about fall!!!!! ill wear 500 sweaters i dont care ill shove a whole pumpkin up my ass

LOL

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#hi #avvstagram

#hi #avvstagram

#totewedding

#totewedding

Those rolls though #totewedding

Those rolls though #totewedding

Yes I put my baby in the closet to nap. And why does the door knob look MASSIVE. #bestbaby #avvstagram

Yes I put my baby in the closet to nap. And why does the door knob look MASSIVE. #bestbaby #avvstagram

Bridesmaid swag #soon2bmrst #totewedding

Bridesmaid swag #soon2bmrst #totewedding

Morning cuddles #avvstagram

Morning cuddles #avvstagram

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