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Ava Eats Solids

At Ava’s four-month wellness checkup, the doctor said she could start eating solids.  I wasted no time in giving her food.

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It’s a success so far!  She’s already eaten yogurt; avocado; a mix of spinach, avocado, and broccoli; and a mix of carrot and zucchini.  She gets so excited when she sees the food that she starts kicking her legs in excitement.

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A funny story, Ava has been really interested in adult food for awhile.  She sits on my lap during dinner and she’ll often grab my plate while I’m eating.  Well last week her nanny saw Ava eyeing her banana.  So V. broke off a piece, mashed it up, and Ava happily ate the whole thing.  My hungry baby!

 

So far the solids aren’t replacing the formula.  Instead she’s eating more of everything.  We’re wondering if she was getting bored of just breast milk and formula.  It’s a good thing that they had changed the recommendations for starting solid food from six months to four months!

 

More tidbits:

  • she has a new high-pitched shriek that is adorable
  • I made Ava laugh by holding her up above my head
  • Ava hasn’t slept more than three hours in a row for weeks.  I guess this is the four-month sleep regression they talk about?  We’re going to try transitioning her to a crib next week and I really really hope it makes her sleep longer.
  • Ava makes raspberries all the time.  She’s even made them in the middle of the night while I’m trying to feed her, which is both adorable and not cool, baby.
  • I was reading this new fantastic blog where the author was talking about putting her young baby in the Bob Revolution stroller without the carseat.  I had assumed that babies had to be much larger before they could use that part, but it turns out they can use it after 8 weeks.  Ava is thrilled with the change.  She can see so much more now and she has so much more room!  Although at first, she was pretty confused by the change.

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2 Responses to “Ava Eats Solids”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Pretty awesome bucket bib – I’ve never seen one of those before! Ava is so very very adorable and expressive. She also has the most perfectly delicate yet defined eyebrows, so cute! Enjoy all that great food Ava!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Isn’t the bib great? I was really excited that OXO makes it. I love their stuff for cooking. They have a whole baby line that I adore: the bib, soft-tipped spoons, and tiny containers for holding baby food. I first discovered the company when I bought their storage containers. They’re the best! http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-10-Piece-Container-White/dp/B0029096ZO/ref=sr_1_11?s=kitchen&srs=2598021011&ie=UTF8&qid=1411577912&sr=1-11&keywords=oxo+storage+containers