Being Brickner : Avalon Elle: Seven Months

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Avalon Elle: Seven Months

Seven months & counting, happy seven month birthday to our sweet Avalon Elle!


It's been such a fun month, Avalon's personality keeps showing more all of the time & we all just adore her so much.  She is soooooo happy, she really will smile at anyone and everyone and has the sweetest, most joyous demeanor.  Two of her signature moves lately (both of which I hope I never forget!) - one, if you are holding her and someone walks up, she will cuddle in close in this shy, sweet little way, and two, she puts her bottom lip out all.the.time!  It's definitely one of the cutest things I have ever seen, I find myself just staring at her & Waverly, so amazed that they are actually ours! :)

Big news from this month, Avalon has a tooth!  It came with a cold and a few days where she wasn't quite herself, & broke through about a week before Christmas.  We think at least one more is on the way, she has been drooling more than ever (which is a lot) and she puts everyyyyything in her mouth.  Thankfully, she is finally liking more foods, it's been nice to be able to supplement some with oatmeal mixed with veggies & fruits, as well as puffs just to snack on (her fave!).  I am still breastfeeding, I had a few days where it looked like my supply was going down, but I have started to take fenugreek and it's made a HUGE difference.  I definitely recommend it!

Sleep is going great, both our girls are good sleepers, which I definitely feel is one of those game-changer type of things.  Most nights Avalon is more than ready for bed by 6:45 or 7, sleeps until about 5, eats & then is back down until 7.  Naps are much less reliable or consistent, but we are both swaddle & sleep-sack free, so I consider that a win!  She is most often a belly sleeper, or more specifically a head straight down on the bed sleeper, which was scary at first, but we've just come to realize that's how she rolls.  Or sleeps.

Avalon is pretty much crawling these days, it may not be exactly a crawl yet, but she gets wherever she wants to go.  She is into everything, (like really, nothing is safe), way more than we ever remember Waverly being at this age.  Yet she still has this calm, sweet, laid-back demeanor to her and you just can't help but be so happy around her.  She is just straight sugar, we can't imagine our family without her and I am forever grateful for our little ladies!


Happy halfway through the week!
XO

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, she is just TOO stinking cute. Love all her outfits and CHEERS to a happy baby!

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  2. Adorable Avalon! Yay for being a good sleeper, and for getting her move and groove on with the crawling!!

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  3. I love seeing what she's up to, knowing the twins aren't far behind! Oh, fenugreek! It's saved my supply a couple times already...gotta love that it makes EVERYTHING smell like maple syrup!

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  4. I can't believe she's 7 months already! So adorable!

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  5. How adorable is Avalon! I hope when I have a baby they sleep well, I don't function on minimal sleep, definitely a game changer when they sleep!

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  6. Oh my gosh I love her! She is adorable, especially in those outfits! ;) So glad a tooth came through...those suckers take a toll on everyone! I can't believe she's (almost) crawling...slow down!

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  7. Happy 7 months sweet Avalon! I love that she always puts her bottom lip out. So precious. And of course, great photos and the best outfits!!! Avalon, you are one beautiful little gal (just like mom & big sister)!!!

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  8. She is the cutest! And yay for good sleep and fenugreek helping your supply. Do you find it makes you smell like maple syrup? I've heard that can happen, and it doesn't like a bad thing! ;-)

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  9. Oh, she's just the sweetest little button ever. I'm so jealous of the sleep. Do you rock her to sleep?

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  10. She is such a little cutie! I have a feeling your closets are overflowing based on all these cute outfits your girls are wearing. Not a bad problem to have ;)

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  11. Gah, she could not be any sweeter!!! What a happy little thing :) Nash sometimes sleeps with his face straight down...how on earth is that comfortable?!?

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  12. She is so cute and I LOVE her name! Happy 7 months, sweet Avalon! :)

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  13. She's such a sweetie! I have 2 daughters too (27 months and 5 months) and love following your posts because I am right behind you in my girls development! My milk supply occasionally seems like its dropping. What type of Fenugreek do you take? Enjoy your girls...they are the cutest!

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  14. Oh my goodness! What a sweet pea! Her sleeping habits sound a lot like Oliver's - at least the "head straight down on the bed" part of it. I wish Oliver slept as well as she does at night! We are working on it, but he really needs to catch on soon. I love your updates, it's so fun to see what your sweet girl is up to.

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  15. Sweet girl! Happy 7 months, precious Avalon!:)

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  16. She is just the cutest little peanut!! I love the pouty lip - we see that a lot here, too!

    Happy 7 Months, Avalon!

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  17. Her little tongue hanging out is adorable. And gimme those sweet cheeks! How fast has the past 7 months flown by?!

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  18. Happy 7 monthiversary Avalon!! Her blue eyes just kill me! Time is going so fast.

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  19. She is such a cutie and a beauty!!! Wanna squeeze her! xx

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