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

Oh hi mom. #avvstagram

Oh hi mom. #avvstagram

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Ava is 6 months!

This past month Ava has continued to grow and learn and change right before our eyes. She is still rolling all over the place - if you walk away for a minute, she is bound to be at least a few feet from where you left here. She is grabbing and picking up everything she can, and of course everything still goes in her mouth.

We started solids at the end of August. I started off experimenting with baby led weaning, and while I think it has a lot of benefits and its really cool, I don’t think it is the right choice for us. For one I am too lazy haha - it is SO messy and I can’t get on board with giving her a bath every night. Another is that, although I’ve done all the reading and I know all the facts and I AM an advanced medical professional, I can’t quite get over the fear of her choking. Call it silly but it’s just a personal thing and I can’t seem to make it not bother me. Lastly a major issue is that I am not the one who is going to be feeding her like 90% of the time in the beginning. Joes great grandmother takes care of her during the day, and she FREAKED out about the whole choking thing. Obviously baby led weaning is a very new concept and being that she is 74 she is very old school. The idea of giving a 6 month old finger food is like calling the earth flat. Joe’s mom and grandmother were totally against baby led weaning but don’t get me wrong that is not a factor in my decision - BUT I can’t change the fact that I won’t be the one feeding her so THAT is a huge factor. 

Anyways so purees it is for now! I will probably still do some finger foods if I am home from work and I am the one feeding her. I plan on trying to make a lot of the purees at home at this point and I just purchased the Baby Brezza. I haven’t tried it out yet so we will see! So far she has had banana, avocado, and sweet potato. I can’t say if she did or didn’t like those things because she sort of always just makes a look of confusion when she eats them, haha.

She is VERY close to sitting up totally unassisted. Actually as of yesterday she could sit up unassisted for almost 30 seconds. She hasn’t showed signs of crawling yet but she definitely can push herself pretty far up onto her arms and get her chest/head way off the ground. 

We just started a new schedule about 2 weeks ago and it is going well so far. She eats at 7, 11, 3 and 7pm - 8oz at a time. Sometimes she doesn’t finish the full 8oz and sometimes she only takes half and I have to get her to finish the rest a little while later. I think eventually her appetite will regulate and catch up and the 8oz will be more consistent.                                                         She is still sleeping 7-7 and so far no signs of teething. 

Her 6 month appt is next week and I can’t wait to find out her current height and weight!

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Daddy and daughter ❤️#avvstagram

Daddy and daughter ❤️#avvstagram

Good morning! #nofilter #avvstagram

Good morning! #nofilter #avvstagram

She just makes me melt

Omg I need this picture with baby #2!

Omg I need this picture with baby #2!

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canvaspaintings:

You Are Our Greatest Adventure, Watercolor Print by andwhateverislovely (15.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1lIRNcd

canvaspaintings:

You Are Our Greatest Adventure, Watercolor Print by andwhateverislovely (15.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1lIRNcd

Ahhhh, Ava’s dress for my brothers wedding! (this isnt Ava, haha). We are rolling her down the aisle in a wooden wagon :)

Ahhhh, Ava’s dress for my brothers wedding! (this isnt Ava, haha). We are rolling her down the aisle in a wooden wagon :)

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