I’m positive i’m the hundredth mom to say I can’t believe my baby is already a 1 year old! It truly has flown by (although I will admit there have been some days that felt like forever lol). All in all each month is better than the last and Ava’s little personality is totally blossoming! She is so sweet with a side of sass! She loves giving kisses, blowing kisses and waving non stop! She is a dancing machine and does this hysterical head movement I’m trying to capture on video! She says mama, dada and a sweet mumbled “I luh you”. The hubby and I are really loving this stage especially because she is SO playful! We recently made the switch to whole milk so bye bye to formula! This lady loves her food and eats practically everything were eating!
We have curls…and lots of them!
Our little lady can wear 12-18 mth clothing but not for long! Were only buying 18-24mth now so it will last us a little longer. How adorable are these little racerback tanks and romper from Target?! I wish my clothes only cost $8!
Precious moment when memaw was in town! On a side note if you’re in OC I recommend cocktails or dinner at Splashes at the Surf and Sand resort in Laguna. I hadn’t been in forever and forgot how much I enjoyed this spot! It’s frequently overlooked because of the larger resorts in Laguna but this one’s a gem and its right on the sand! Lalalaove this spot! They also take reservations which is a bonus in Laguna if you have little ones 😉
There’s also a lot of this going on…
Her favorite thing to do is pull everything out of my drawers and put herself in the drawer. That’s cute for awhile but she over 23 lbs so not sure how much longer my drawers can take that…not to mention its not very safe. Needless to say baby proofing is in full effect! We’ve installed the baby gates and locks on drawers. I’ve tried several different kinds and linked to the ones we love below.
The way our cabinets were designed its impossible to install the inner drawer locks, so we’ve resorted to this (hey whatever works)…
These two products below we tried and WOULD NOT recommend. There are better options out there.
We started with this Summer infant gate and current have it installed at the top and bottom of our stairs, but will be replacing them. The lock on it is not the strongest. If Ava shakes on it hard enough it will pop open. That definitely defeats the purpose of having a gate so I don’t recommend this one. Also those cabinet locks are a joke, with one hard tug this little lady has those off in an instant. Don’t waste your money on those cabinet locks.
These are the products we use, love and RECOMMEND…
These cabinet locks are affordable and work great! I also really love these Regalo baby gates and they work WAY better than the Summer gates. They come in two sizes so make sure you measure your space first as we needed the extrawide. We are also loving the Dr.Browns sippy cups and find they don’t leak as easily. She has no problem drinking water from the sippy cup but still prefers her milk in a bottle. ;( Any tips on transitioning them from a bottle to sippy cup would be appreciated! Maybe another brand that your baby likes drinking milk out of?!