Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kick it, Baby!

Ava is using her newly discovered feet a lot now! This video will show how she kicks the ball hanging down, which she really enjoys. :) She is also rolling from back to tummy multiple times a day now. If I lay her down and put a toy just out of reach she will roll and/or squirm to get to it and pick it up very much on purpose. (She used to pick things up if they accidentally ended up in her hand or were put there by me, hehe.) I gave Ava some squash today, which she seemed to like quite well. She's getting better and better at eating off a spoon with less and less ending up down her chin and on the bib. So that's what's happening now! More to come soon, I'm sure!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Shots

Well I took Ava for her doctor's appointment today. She had to get her round of 4 month shots. I scheduled the appointment for a time when she would be hungry and tired, so right after the shots she could nurse and then take a good nap. The plan worked perfectly. I nursed her in the waiting room after the shots and right now she is napping peacefully in her crib. She is now 24 inches long and weighs 13 lbs 4 oz. Our little girl is growing up! Holy cow, how the time does fly.

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Toys

Lil A found her feet yesterday, so now she has 2 new (free!) toys. She also rolled from her back to her tummy last night! Then she got upset soon after that because she didn't actually want to be on her tummy, hehe. A couple times in the morning I have gone to get Ava from her crib when she wakes up and her head and feet are opposite from the way I put her down the night before, so she is starting to get around a bit too. Hmm... what else... oh I started feeding her a little bit of baby food a couple weeks ago. She had bananas for a week, then peaches for a week, and we're going to try pears starting today. I don't give her much at each sitting (one tiny jar of baby food lasts the whole week), so the bulk of her calories and nutrition still comes from breastfeeding. I'm just trying to get her used to eating from a spoon and trying new tastes. She seems to like bananas best so far.
Playing with her new toys

Eating some bananas baby food