Thursday, May 8, 2014
Charlotte- 6 Months!
6-9 month clothing mostly. We have a few things from baby gap that is 6-12, and while they fit, they are a little big. Cannot wait to put her in bathing suits this month!!
Can't complain about much here. We are still dealing with some skin "issues." I feel like she might have a minor case of eczema, unfortunately. She had a spot underneath the back of knee and then sometimes on her face/cheek. I first thought it was an allergic reaction to the baby food, but after stopping all food and reintroducing the veggies/fruits one at a time again, we discovered it definitely wasn't the food. I've since changed the laundry detergent and soap/lotion (not that we think this is the reason either). I'm just trying to eliminate all possible triggers. Some days she will wake up completely fine....other days, she will have some red/dry patches. Who knows! She doesn't seem to be bothered by it all all which is great.
I officially gave up the pump on her 6 month birthday. I had been gradually eliminating my pumps throughout the day over a 4 week period. To say I was relieved and excited would be an understatement. Derek and I celebrated that night with one of our good bottles of wine! She is still on Similac Supplementation and has 4 bottles a day. She has tried about every fruit and veggie possible. As I mentioned, in the Easter post, she is a complete champ at eating her solid foods now. She loves about everything except peas. She has about 1.5 ounces of fruits/veggies 3 times a day.
We (including Chuck) absolutely love this schedule that she is currently on! She takes 3 naps, usually around 9:15, 1:15, and 5:15. We start her bedtime routine around 6:40 on bath nights and 6:50 on the other nights. She is asleep by 7:15/7:30 and sleeps until we wake her at 7:30am.
She discovered her "voice" this month...which included yelling and/or screaming. I'll look right at her afterwards and she will give me the biggest smile. She thinks it is hilarious obviously. My poor head did not agree. That lasted only a couple of days thankfully!
Eric Carle bug, Sophia the Giraffe (finally), Sassy Look Book, any new toy
Music, being held, mommy making silly noises, standing, rolling around and moving any way she can
Wind and her pacifier (I forgot to mention that she stop taking her pacifier around 4 1/2 months)
This girl loves to be on the move! She has started putting herself up on all fours, will rock back and forth, and then lunge forward. She also has the army crawl down by pulling herself forward with one arm. She is everywhere!! She especially loves to go after Brutus and his toys. When she gets close, Brutus will get up and move and she will look back at me like, "hey, where did he go?!" She can sit up great with some support, but really shows no interest in doing it by herself! Unless I'm doing something in front of her like dumping blocks and putting them back in the container, she doesn't like to sit. She will roll down on her stomach and start moving around. We have come to terms that we have a busy little girl on our hands. Another milestone was staying home with the grandparents while Derek and I went to Nashville for the weekend.
Charlie, this has been the most fun month yet! You've always been the most smiley little girl, but we started getting the giggles this month. Also, I don't have to blow raspberries or make silly noises; I can just look at you, and you will give me the biggest smile.
I have really enjoyed taking you places this month. For the most part, you are so good with entertaining yourself. On one of those not so good occasions, we took you to Texas Roadhouse and you were everywhere! We had to keep switching back and forth with you because you wanted to touch everything. That evening you tried mashed potatoes and water for the first time. Your faces were priceless.
I cannot wait to get you up in the mornings and see the big smile you give me when I walk into your room. That excitement is the last thought that pops in my head before going to sleep. You have also started giving us "kisses" which I think are the sweetest thing. I will give you a big kiss and then ask for one back. You have no idea what is going on, but you get the notion of putting your lips to our cheeks and waiting a second. I love it! We are looking forward to what the next month will bring!