Ava

A blog for a toddler.

9. December 2013 23:18
by Rachel
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Ava Monthly - 7 Months

9. December 2013 23:18 by Rachel | 0 Comments

This month I surprised everyone and started pulling myself up to standing and I use everything to hold on to to get where I want to go. (Enzo didn't do this until he was at least 10 months old - Ha!) I like to play with everything and put anything I can get my hands on in my mouth. I didn't gain as much weight this month because I have been moving non stop but I did grow a little (13lbs 7 ounces and 25.25" long). 

9. November 2013 23:07
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Ava Monthly - 6 Months

9. November 2013 23:07 by Rachel | 0 Comments

This month I learned how to crawl and get into things. I got two bottom teeth and I added da da to my vocabulary. I just started eating food and I love it! I like to laugh at my big brother and I give daddy huge smiles when he gets home from work. Mommy has been nursing me non stop to get my weight up and I now weigh 13lbs 3 ounces! Up more than a pound in a month. The doctor was very happy. I'm still a little peanut, but a very happy and healthy baby.

9. October 2013 23:48
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Ava Monthly - 5 Months

9. October 2013 23:48 by Rachel | 0 Comments

Lately, I really like scooting around on the floor and can get away from my designated blanket area all on my own (and pretty quickly too!). I went for a weigh-in today and sadly, I only gained 6 ounces in 6 weeks and dropped from the 15th % to the 2nd % (12 lbs 1 ounce), so my doctor said I could start cereal a little early. I grew almost another inch in the 6 weeks and the doctor said I am ahead of all of my milestones. She thinks I burn too many calories because I am such an overachiever and do hours of tummy time per day, not just the 20 minutes suggested for my age. I like to babble a lot and say Ma Ma. 

 

12. July 2013 10:38
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2 Month Well Baby Visit

12. July 2013 10:38 by Rachel | 2 Comments

Today, I weighed 10 lbs 3 ounces (20th %) and I was 22 inches long (37th %). I was a little under the weight they were expecting, so they had Mommy feed me and weighed me again to make sure I am getting enough milk from her. I weighed 2.5 ounces more, so they were happy with that. Now she just has to feed me non stop for 2 weeks and we'll go back for a weigh-in. I got out of my shots until next time. Everything else looks right on track. They said I can stand if I want to, which is good news because all I want to do is stand and look around!

Here is my brother doing the same thing, but at his 4 month well baby visit...

 

4. July 2013 15:12
by Rachel
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Ava Monthly - 8 Weeks

4. July 2013 15:12 by Rachel | 4 Comments

I like to eat a lot and I like a lot of attention. I don't like to be put down, so I spend a lot of time thrown over Daddy's shoulder like a sack of flour. People think I need the snuggles, but I am really just trying to get the best view of things because I am very nosy. I like to chat with Mommy during diaper changes and I have been working on my smile quite a bit.

I am still the strongest baby ever, and I've been fine tuning my head holding. Check out this head turned, almost wink for the camera...

and some more smile practice...

20. June 2013 10:16
by Rachel
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Ava Monthly - 6 Weeks

20. June 2013 10:16 by Rachel | 2 Comments

 I am cooing and flirting with little smiles here and there. I am still super nosy and continue to amaze Mommy and Daddy with my strength. I often try to throw my entire body at things I find interesting. My temper is hopefully at a peak this week, because I have no problem with screaming my little head off when I don't like something. Luckily, I am usually easy to calm.  ;)

6. June 2013 10:04
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Ava Monthly - 4 Weeks

6. June 2013 10:04 by Rachel | 2 Comments

Today, at my 4 week check up I weighed 9 lbs even (52 nd percentile). Shortly after my weigh in I did a giant poop, so I might have been slightly less than that. My brother weighed 8 lbs 15 ounces at his 4 week check up, so we're almost exactly the same. I am very nosy like my Daddy and hold my head up all the time on my own.