Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sonja is 5 months! (A little late)

Sonja turned 5 months old while we were in Lubbock staying at my Dad's house for 3 weeks. It was a great time and Sonja developed a lot of new skills while we were there.

I took some photos to commemorate the occasion:

She loves to chew on EVERYTHING including her own fingers.

She's really into the hunger games right now...

Sonja chatting with her Grandma Beverly. She LOVES Grandma Bev. Loves her so much. They are so cute together.
I didn't have the frog with me, so I used a brush to show how big she is!
This month was full of all sorts of developments!

*Sonja has gotten a lot more social, she now babbles a lot and squeals with delight at things.
*Sonja tried her first taste of food this month! She has had rice cereal, bananas, licked a few watermelons, refused a nasty pre-made pear puree and (at 5 months 1 week) tried her first taste of sweet potatoes.
Grandpa feeding Sonja rice cereal
*Sonja is also a lot more aware and interested in her surroundings. She loves shoving things into her mouth, but also seems to acknowledge more things at once than zoning in on one thing at a time like she used to.

She also enjoys channel surfing with Aunt ReRe
*She's more people oriented than she was, and bonded well with all of her family including Aunt Meghan, Uncle Nick, Grandpa and Grandma Hoke, Aunt Rebekah, and of course the dogs...

This is Aunt Meghan's idea of a funny joke
*Sonja flew on her first airplane this month (May 26th)! She's now been on 4 airplane rides! She even got her own pair of wings! 

*wings not pictured here
*Sonja has gotten really good at sitting up! She's very close to being able to do it on her own.

I don't even need this boppy pillow
*Sonja also developed a taste in classic cars (Mommy is so proud).

I mean.. seriously.. what more could a woman want than all this???
*Sonja got into fashion...

like a boss
A mafia boss...
*Sonja acquired some new toys.. like the jumperoo...

But her favorite toy of all time is still her stuffed kitty

*Sonja recognizes Mommy and Daddy for SURE. She definitely is happier in Mommy and Daddy's arms but slowly grew to feel safe and happy in my family's arms as well.

*Sonja still isn't rolling much on her own, but she can.. and she does.. she just seems more into scooting or attempting to crawl (but this developed right after she turned 5 months)

She still hates tummy time.. she looks like a soldier crawling out of a war zone!

*Sonja saw fish for the first time this month... and at first was indifferent, then grew to love them.

I haven't seen "Finding Nemo" do something to impress me

And, of course, Sonja is still making hilarious faces and fun noises. She is really a sweet thing. She loves to pull hair, scratch mommy with her crazy sharp baby talons, and screetch in my ear. She has started doing this weird back arch thing when people hold her, where she puts her arms out like she's going to fly and arches her back, making it hard to hold her at all. That seems like it might've been a phase, though, since it has been happening less frequently since she turned 5 months old (so a week or so of her calming down with that).

She's really adorable, loves kisses, and nuzzles her face into mine. She is my sweet pea.

Her current favorite songs that mommy sings to her are:

*You're my Schweet Schweet Pea
*Who's that Baby Girl?
*Who's that Baby?
*Baby Mine
*Sonja Aurora in the Deep Blue Sea (Like Baby Baluga)
*I see the Moon
*A Bushel and a Peck

Her Current Favorite Activities are:

*Playing in her Floor Activity Center
*chomping on things
*Being held and carried around in someone's arms
*Getting out of the house (But not too long)

We just found out that we will be leaving California on July 24th, so we will be going back to Austin for a few weeks until we figure out exactly what our next move will be! Can't wait to get back to Austin and see all my old friends!  I will write more about out trip to Lubbock later. 

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hooray!! I love being updated on her. I'm probably her number one stalker fan right now (Adelaide comes in at a close second.)

Can't wait for you guys to come visit sometime!!