Journey To Eight!

i am 31 years old. i am a nurse anesthetist. i am expecting my first baby with my husband who is the absolute love of my life. this is my little blog. here you will find stories of my pregnancy, day to day, anesthesia, crossfit, love, food, health and lots of little things in between!
Her biggest smile yet and Joe got a picture!!! This picture slays me. 

This picture was actually taken at the pediatricians office, we think Ava has reflux :( I am hopeful that the Zantac will help though!

My little love is 7 weeks old today, and weighs 10lbs5oz!

Her biggest smile yet and Joe got a picture!!! This picture slays me.

This picture was actually taken at the pediatricians office, we think Ava has reflux :( I am hopeful that the Zantac will help though!

My little love is 7 weeks old today, and weighs 10lbs5oz!

I’ve had this before and after picture ready to post for over a week and I just can’t do it. Before and afters usually go from bad to better….mine is the opposite. Mine is pre-baby body and post-baby body…and it’s BAD. I can’t even bring myself to post it and I am normally pretty open on this blog.

Last week I officially start back on my health journey. Tracking my work outs, cleaning up my diet, water etc. I will say that I am starting out at 175.8lbs and 30% BFP *shudder*. I started out with some very light jogging as I had no idea what I would really do. Last week I also went to crossfit! It was only one day but it did wonders for my mood and spirit to be there. Sarah and I partnered up just like old times and it felt so odd yet great. The next day for the heck of it I wanted to see where I stood with my running. I surprised myself by running about 2.5 miles at an 11:15 pace. Crappy for me but more than I expected I could do!!

And today I officially started at my new box, Crossfit Tribe. I am sad to not return to CFMTL but the fact of the matter is I am going to have limited time now with the baby and Tribe is 10 minutes from my house. It is going to be so much more convenient for me and it is also cheaper. For now I signed up for the 3x/week plan because I really don’t know what life is going to be like once I go back to work. People tell me you learn to adjust to a whole new level of exhaustion that you’ve never know…great?

Ava. How is she doing? She is coming along. Very healthy, gaining weight, no *major* issues. She just recently went through her 6 week growth spurt which had her fussy and nursing constantly. Generally she sleeps pretty great - at LEAST 4 hours at a time. For example she night go down at 9pm, wake to feed at 1, wake to feed at 5:30, and then maybe sleep a little longer until she gets up for the day at 7:30. On good days she will take at least 2-3 naps.

She isn’t really doing too much yet in the way of interacting. She has started to focus her eyes and meet our gazes a bit more, and is definitely smiling more. She can hold her head up for a good while before it flops down. She likes when I play music and to watch me dance!

We introduced formula a few weeks back and she gets usually 1 bottle of it per day. I have decided I am going to stop breastfeeding when I go back to work for many reasons, so I have started to pump less and soon I will drop another feeding and add another bottle of formula. At this moment my husband and I are convinced she has reflux, so tomorrow I am calling the Ped to hopefully get a script for some meds.

What else? Life is pretty much AVA these day but I am excited for a few things:

- It’s weird but I’m looking forward to going back to work on May 5. I think getting back into my routine will help get rid of the last of my postpartum depression.

- My brother and SILs wedding festivities! I’m in the wedding so I am helping plan the shower!

- Outer Banks!! We are going with the WHOLE family in Aug and it will be Ava’s first vacation!

- VEGAS! My first time! I am going the first weekend in Sept for my SILs bachelorette, and we have BRIT BRIT tix!!

My little Easter baby!

My little Easter baby!

Enjoying this gorgeous weather with my babe!

Enjoying this gorgeous weather with my babe!

My baby daddy!! Date night :)

My baby daddy!! Date night :)

So excited to come across @sugarboodesigns goodies in Target today!! 2 frames purchased and I LOVE them!

So excited to come across @sugarboodesigns goodies in Target today!! 2 frames purchased and I LOVE them!

Ava met the Easter Bunny :) #avvstagram

Ava met the Easter Bunny :) #avvstagram

Could NOT be more excited for THIS GIRL to be my sister <3 @kay_servant

Could NOT be more excited for THIS GIRL to be my sister <3 @kay_servant