I can’t believe I am writing about our little girl being 5 months old. Well she turned 5 months old about a week ago and I am just that late in getting this post out there. It seems I have been a week or two behind in the these posts so technically they are right on time with the rest of you.
A lot has happened since our last post at 4 months. She started to roll over on to her belly and a week later she was rolling back the other direction. Now when we put her on her back she immediately rolls to her belly. In fact she despises being on her back.
Two weekends ago she traveled for the first time on an airplane. We flew from Texas to Milwaukee for a five day trip. Olivia did so well on all the flights except for the very last one. We were “those” parents with the screaming/crying baby for 10 minutes before the plane even took off. I can’t explain the emotions a mother goes through when your child is crying and people are looking at you to make them stop. Seriously, I couldn’t feed her or do anything to make her happy. My face was red from embarrassment and I wanted to cry right along with her. After that trip I told my husband that I wanted to start sitting by parents with kids just so that I could reassure them that someone cares about them and what they are having to go through.
One week after our trip little Livi started to act sick. Her temperature one night got up to 101 and I can’t tell you how fast we both reacted to the spike in fever. At five months she has already battled with her first ear infection. Let me tell you they are not FUN! Once she was feeling better we decided to try out cereal for the first time. I have decided to make all of her food and to keep her away from processed food for as long as I can. There is nothing wrong with other moms doing it but this is something I wanted to set out to try. Two days in to cereal I think she has eaten about 1 tsp total. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if she just doesn’t want it.
Livi is starting to be quite the fashionista. She has her first pair of heart sunglasses. In the photo above you can see she is already trying on bracelets. Apparently she wants to bring back ankle bracelets. This next week I will be traveling alone to Disney World for a conference. Her Noni gave her this minnie mouse for Christmas but after this next week I’m sure she is going to be showered in Disney gifts.
This weekend we will have my side of the family along with Shaun’s in town for her baptism! We can’t wait to share those photos with you.