Happy Half Birthday baby girl! This day has definitely been bittersweet; your babyhood seems to be flying by at lightening speed and I am trying to soak up every moment and hold tight, but you are learning so much and doing so many new things that I really can’t wait to see what comes next.
The past few weeks, you have really been packing on the pounds, and have become the most delicious, squishable cuddly baby. You weight 13 pounds 7 ounces and are 25 inches long. You wear size 3 month clothes and size 2 diapers. You still nurse every 3-4 hours but also take bottles after nursing and will usually drink about 3 ounces at a time. We’ve been introducing you to the wonderful world of food, and so far, you haven’t totally rejected anything. You consistently like bananas, but have also eaten avocado, sweet potato, butternut squash, applesauce, hummus, chicken, and cantaloupe. I truly hope you learn to love to eat good food and be an adventurous eater.
You are working hard at learning to sit independently, and I think you will have it down really soon. I don’t want to always compare you to your brother, but sitting is the skill that we waited and worked on for so long with him, and it never came. So when you hit that milestone, it’s going to be extra special.
Charlotte, you are also working on becoming mobile. You push up with your arms and back with your bottom, so you end up going backwards, but you are moving! You’ve already gotten your legs stuck under the couch several times- we need to work on figuring out how to go forward!
Your little personality is so cute. You are definitely a people person- an extroverted child of two introverts. You love to watch people and if you are doing something you will check periodically to make sure everyone in the room is paying attention to you. You love being the center of attention. This week, you started laughing- I know now if I’m feeling down all I need to do is tickle your belly and that sweet giggle will cheer me up in no time.
Sleeping is definitely getting better, but you still aren’t sleeping through the night (except for one glorious night last week where I woke up feeling SO rested but also wondered if you were still breathing since I hadn’t heard a peep from you all night). Naps are hit or miss; I’m trying to get you on some sort of a schedule, but it’s hard with all we have going on. I am a stickler for bedtime though!
Charlotte, these last 6 months have been stressful on our family to say the least, but you are a ray of sunshine in the darkness and you are my joy. I love you so much, my sweet daughter.