I’m so sorry I have seriously lagged on Ava’s update posts lately. I think the last one I did was 5.5 months! I often saw other mommy bloggers skipping the monthly updates as their babies got a bit older and now I know why. There comes a point where you are going non stop and these little ones are into EVERYTHING. We have definitely hit that stage! Lots of big milestones have happened since our last check in so i’ll get started with those!
Sleeping Through the Night: (I’m talking 12 hour stretches sleeping through the night) at 6 months. She goes down at 7pm and usually wakes up at 7am. Her naps are becoming a little longer now. She takes a morning nap for about and hour and then two more mini naps throughout the day (usually 1230 and 330). Lets just say she is a HOT mess if girlfriend doesnt get those naps!
Clothes: Ava’s wearing 12 month clothes and nothing smaller! We are about to up the diaper size and step in the size 4 territory! This little lady still has the yummiest cheeks and thighs but she has lengthened out a bit and lost some of her chub (so sad to see it go!).
Crawling: at 7 months and very shortly after started standing up. Now she is like a little money hanging on every ledge, table, chair and wall she get her little hands on! While she babbles up a storm she’s still not talking yet! I can’t wait for her first words!
First Tooth: at 6 months with the second tooth coming in two weeks after! Lets just say those were some seriously fussy weeks!
First Time on a Plane: At 7 months and you can read more about that adventure HERE.
Food: Im still breastfeeding but we did introduce one bottle of formula a day at around 7 months. I’m going to start SLOWLY weaning her off the boob. The formula we started with was Gerber good start (because we had a sample from the pediatrician) and Ava was totally fine with it. We then switched about a week later to the Earths Best Organic brand and have been using that ever since. She’s also eating tons of fruits and vegetables (which we started at around 5.5 months). At first they were pureed but now just mushed up with a little more texture for her. Thanksgiving was the first time we introduced her to meat and she gobbled it up! Surprise surprise!
I’m still making most of her baby food but also giving her these organic Gerber baby foods and Plum Organics when I’m in a rush. I also like these Maple teething biscuits from Whole Foods. They keep her occupied for a bit when we are out to dinner. She also just started picking up her little cheerio type snacks with her pincers and feeding herself. It is the CUTEST! I seriously could watch her do it for an hour lol
This little peanut already has her crib lowered to the lowest setting and the camera needs to find a new spot as she likes to knock it off onto the floor!
Hopefully at our next update little Ava will be talking! I can’t wait for her to say mama!