Ava 8 Months!

Adorable pics that aunt Lindsay took of you just before you turned 8 months! Such a cutie:)

Day in the life of Ava!

7:30 Wake up, nurse & join mom for workout at 8:00! All the bootcampers are heart-eyes for our own personal Gerber baby! You love joining the workouts. Music, movement, & mom, what more could a babe want?!

9:00 Pretend to eat breakfast… Never very hungry in the morn because you still wake up 1-2 times a night to nurse like a growing baby should!

9:30 Play, Read, try to crawl and fall on face. Cry a little so mom will rescue you with a hug to which you will always arm bar her. Wanting to be held, but never facing in. What is the fun in that?…. other than the occasion hairs on mom’s head that need to be pulled and draw strings on her sweaters that need to be sucked on!

10:00-12:00 Nurse and we take a nap together. I love this time of day to cuddle and snuggle my babe. You sleep in the parents’ bed because they like to break the rules! Muahahahaha. Don’t worry, we use bed bumpers as if our bed were a bowling lane and you were a big bowling ball!

12:00: Lunch! We like to eat our lunch outside on a blanket picnic-style. This way you can roll around and try to eat grass for dessert! All good fun. You love asparagus, yogurt, raisins, cheese, baby puffs, and WATER- like your mamma dad always says!

12:30-2:00 Walks with aunties & grandma, hikes, friend visits, errands, activities with dad when he is home, insert smorgasbord of things here! The sky is the limit!

2:00-3:30 Nap w/o mom! You are such a big kid sleeping all by yourself (usually in the car or stroller).

3:30-6:00 Play, play, play. Moving from one activity to the next always letting us know when it is unacceptable for you to be in one spot for too long! We love our active baby!

6:00 Din din. We break up whatever we are eating into little pieces and you feed yourself with your chubby index finger and thumb! So messy and adorable all at the same time…. Smorable!

8:00 Bath time: Your absolute favorite time of the day! As mom fills the tub with water you sit on the edge and kick your legs against the side, wishing you had mastered the dive already except for your head under the water is a no, no! You are sure to let mom know that is not an ok activity!

8:30/9:00 Bedtime: Nurse and fall asleep with mama! Mom goes to bed early so that she can wake up at 4:30am and teach online while you snooze…. Usually! Sometimes you wake up and join class for a bit! You are a big hit with the Chinese students…. “Oooh… she is very cute” they say or sometimes it is, “It is very loud….” Hahaha I always want to sing, “Welcome to My House!” Not a dull moment!

Of course our schedule varies day by day, but this is the norm! I’m truly so blessed and honored to be your mom! What a gift to be with you each day. I don’t take any of our time together for granted! Every day there is something new to learn, and I get to teach you about so many important things! It is so much fun witnessing all the fun, new things with you!


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