Avonlea at 5 months old

Wednesday, September 20

I'm a bit late in posting these 5 month pictures as Avonlea is almost 6 months (!!!), but better late than never. This age is SO MUCH FUN. She is smiling and giggling, and is just a pretty happy little lady. She hit the 4 month sleep regression hard, so that's been a bit of a shock for us…and unfortunatly it's spilled over into her 5 month sleeping habits. But that sweet little face when she wakes up in the morning is more than I can handle. Her grin is as wide as her face:)

I went back to work last week. I had a lot of nerves about it…I've only left Avonlea for a total of 2 hours for her entire life, and she still hasn't quite figured out to take a bottle (she prefers a sippy cup, but even that is iffy). Before last week I had tried to bring her to a childcare at church, but she only last 10 minutes and the lady brought her to me as she had tears streaming down her face. Made my heart ache. So…last week I was nervous to say the least. But, she was tremendously happy with my mom. I only was gone a total of 7 hours over the period of 3 days, but Avonlea ate, napped well, and was so happy. I couldn't have been more thrilled…PRAISE GOD!

This past weekend my family (parents, siblings and their significant others) all piled into a cabin on a lake for a family reunion. It was so life-giving. Each couple took a meal to cook, and then asked 1-2 discussion questions. It was nice to hear people's responses and get to know everyone on a deeper level.

Hope you all are having a great week:) xoxo

That joy! I love it:)


  1. Oh my goodness, she is just beautiful!!! The transition of going back to work is hard! I feel like every month is a new transition with little ones...they change so fast! Love her headband with the little blue bow.


  2. She is so cute with her big smile!!! Time is flying by already!

  3. She's just so cute! It's amazing how fast time goes by when you have a baby. Our lil guy turns 1 next week. How is that possible?!

  4. Her smile just stole my heart! :)


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