I feel like time is just flying over here! I can’t believe it’s time for another monthly update on little Winnie. It’s crazy how many changes can come from just a month of a baby’s life.
General Baby Thoughts
All Wynn wants to do every single day is go, go, go. She only naps for 20 or 30 minutes at a time, and then she’s up again, wanting to try new things. It can be kind of exhausting since she can’t actually do a ton on her own. She wants to be held and entertained by me. If I lay her down, she becomes frustrated within seconds that she can’t do more than just lay there or roll over. Speaking of rolling over, we had quite a scare yesterday morning. I laid Winnie on our bed for a diaper change, only to realize that we were all out of wipes. So I quickly ran to Sally’s room to grab some. Within seconds, Winnie rolled off the bed and fell to the ground! Luckily she wasn’t hurt, and Johnny was in the room and grabbed her immediately, but I felt so bad. Needless to say, I won’t be setting her anywhere but the ground from here on out.
Aside from being frustrated by not being able to crawl or eat human food yet, Winnie continues to be a ridiculously happy baby. She looks for opportunities to smile or giggle. She’s also super cuddly, always nestling her head into our chests when we’re holding her. Unfortunately, she’d like to do that all day, and I can’t get anything done if I let her. So she spends a lot of time in the front pack, which she seems perfectly satisfied with.
Financial Baby Thoughts
As usual, we placed a large diaper order over the past month. We spent $41 on Pampers Swaddlers. I’ve also been eyeing some headwraps from an Etsy shop, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet. Poor Wynn gets called a “he” about 95% of the time… “And how is Sally’s little brother?” “How old is he?” “Hi, little dude!” I could go on and on. It’s mostly pretty funny, but it does happen all the time, so I’m determined to buy her some head accessories that make her look a little more feminine. But for now, our only purchase over the past month was diapers.
We have had a few other “baby” expenses due to our older child, Sally, who is technically a toddler. We had to buy a new mattress for her because of some misbehavior I’d rather not recount, and that cost us $60. I’m also currently dressing her in clothes that are almost entirely too small, so we’ll be buying her a whole new wardrobe (shirts, pants, dresses, shoes) shortly. I’m hoping to keep it under $100 if possible. Finally, I’m planning to buy some floating bookshelves from IKEA for the wall in her room that will cost around $30. So we do have other baby expenses that aren’t documented here because they’re for our little Sal gal.
So the grand total for this month is $41. We have one more month before we start buying baby food, and I know at some point I’m not going to be able to resist buying Winnie at least a few clothes, books, and toys of her own. For now, she’s still the hand-me-down queen.
For those of you with a little babe(s) of your own, how do we relate or differ? Also, here’s Sally’s five-month update if you’d like to compare :).