Yesterday, my little love bug Bonnie Ann turned five months old - five months?!? The last five months have truly FLOWN by and I am continually amazed at how much love I can feel for this little lady. Each day I think I couldn't possibly love her more than I do in that moment, but then she smiles and my heart melts and expands all at the same time.
The last five months have been a lot of things. Blessed. Fun. Exciting. Tiring. Short. Long. Frustrating. Exhilarating. Awesome. The long and short of it is that they have been incredible. So far, I have been successful in taking a weekly picture of Bonnie Ann (next to a plate so I can see how much she grows over the year!) What I haven't been great about doing, however, is keeping track of the little milestones. When I was pregnant I did a weekly bump date and wrote down all those little things - I wish I hadn't stopped!
So here we are at 21 1/2 weeks and I'm going to start from here.
I can say that Bonnie first learned how to roll from her back to her front when she was about 19 1/2 weeks old. She had already been rolling the other way for a couple weeks, but she just got the back to front down. Now that she does she is always doing it! She may not always be a happy camper when she gets there, but she insists on rolling over onto her belly!
Bonnie was born at close to 9 pounds, but she's been a bit of a slow grower since then. She is just at the tail end of fitting into 3 month outfits, so most days she is wearing 3-6 and those still have quite a bit of room in them. The plain old 6 month outfits are waaaay too big on her - but I have a feeling it won't be long until she's wearing them!
Since she was about a month old we have been doing cloth diapering and that is great! I love not having to worry about running out of diapers. We have one box of size ones on hand just in case we are going to be out for a long time or someone watches her away from home. Other than that, though, it's cloth diapers and they're working great. Having the sprayer hose on the back of the toilet for the #2 diapers has been a life saver, and I am SO glad the weather is getting warmer so we can hang dry the diapers outside - I love it!
|Happy baby in her cloth diaper!|
Bonnie spends her days wanting to cuddle, sleeping (if you hold her - if you set her down she's awake!), reading her 'scrunchy noise' book, playing with her moose and trying to talk to us. We're not entirely sure what her babbles mean quite yet, but it will be so much fun when she starts learning real words! I try and read her French books as often as possible, and I want to look through my DVDs soon and find which have a French language track included so I can play them when we're just hanging out at home. Not, of course, for us to sit and watch, but just so Bonnie can have the extra French language exposure (can't hurt, right?!)
She now has both of her bottom front teeth poking through, and has been working on them for a couple months. There aren't any more coming in, and she hasn't been too much fussier that we've noticed, but I wonder if that will change as more make an appearance? Bonnie has been introduced to cereal a couple times, but as of yet she hasn't been very interested in it. The last time she seemed to enjoy it a bit more, so I have a feeling it won't be long before she's a big fan!
Bonnie is not the biggest fan of nooks there ever was, but they are definitely helpful at times! She goes to sleep with one each night, but within 5 minutes she's spit it out and doesn't wake up wanting it, which I think we are lucky for! Her favorite thing about nooks is really just to play with them. She may suck on it for a bit, but she'll normally grab it out, look at it, play with it for a bit and try to get it back in. Most of the time she doesn't succeed, but she's perfectly content while she tries! Sometimes, though, she wants a nook to play with and a nook to suck on - just a bit high maintenance at times!
|And sometimes she likes to keep it behind her head for safe-keeping :)|
Since about a month old Bonnie has been a sleeping-through-the-night champ and I know we are definitely lucky for that!!! She'll normally fall asleep around eight or nine and sleep until sometime between four and seven. Normally she wakes up around five, eats, and falls back asleep until seven or so. This gives me the perfect time to workout, get ready, make my shake and check in with my challengers before she's up again - it's perfect!
That is Bonnie's life in a very small nutshell at five months old - I wonder what will change over the next month??