Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Mommy loves AVA!
I can't believe how much she can eat at one go! I guess I wasn't feeding her enough before. She'd sign (and say!!) more ('moe' with a soft r on the end) and I thought, 'really, she can't still be hungry,' and I'd sign and say 'ALL DONE!' But it dawned on me, SHE'LL stop eating when she's not hungry anymore. It's funny the things I don't realize as a first time mom. ;)
Well, I've been letting her go. This morning for breakfast she fed herself: 1 whole banana cut into chunks, 1/2 an avocado cut into chunks, 1 piece of whole grain toast cut into bites and several ounces of water! Later, she had two good sized snacks including our favorite, raspberries! Cottage cheese, 1 rice rusk and a few bites of apple. (I say snacks because she's napping at lunch and asleep for the night at dinner).
She loves to eat and feed herself :) She's doing so well and it's exciting that I can feed her basically what I'm eating for the most part. Yesterday, I went with some friends and their babies for Thai food and Ava had some Pad See Ew and some tofu from my soup. Mmmmm
She still loves to nurse... a lot... ;)
It's so exciting watching her grow up! It's happening so fast!
Lately, I've been even more overwhelmed with love for her. She's been more and more interactive and we've been having so much fun playing. We play chase. She crawls and I say, "I'm gonna get you!" and I crawl after her. She pants in her cute little baby pant while she high tails it away from me as fast as she can. I let her go for a bit and then I GET HER! and she shrieks with giggles. She's also ticklish... FINALLY! And laughs at funny faces and voices. I love it. I LOVE IT!
I'm madly in love with her. She's perfect. All our little ones are!