Monday, March 28, 2011

5 months old

Charlotte is now 5 months old. Looking back on this month it seems kind of a blur and I am having a bit of trouble remembering what went on. We have been getting into a fairly loose routine that allows me to get ready for work, feed, and hang out with Charlotte before leaving for work. It's quite a change for someone who has always woken up like 25 minutes before having to rush out the door but it's definitely worth it. She is just so entertaining and sweet. She smiles all the time at all our crazy antics and songs. She laughs more too and we will do anything to get that laugh!

I think that this past month Charlotte has pretty much just advanced in all the new things she did last month. She plays more with her toys and really seems to enjoy them, especially if she can stick them in her mouth. If she doesn't have a toy to stick in there then she has her fingers or as of the last week or so her toes. She definitely discovered her feet and now is able to get all 5 toes and most of a foot in her mouth. It's so funny and actually keeps her entertained for a really long time. 

Besides her toys she loves patty-cake, Pony Girl, Take Me Out to the Ballgame (where we always root root root for the Padres although we live in Dodger country), and Old McDonald.

All dressed up for St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

4 Months Old

Charlotte has had a great month number four. She is now 13 pounds 13 ounces and 24 inches long. She is so crazy adorable and gives us hours of of entertainment (at all hours of the day and night :-/ ) She smiles all the time, is starting to laugh more and more, and her babbling vocabulary has gone through the roof.  She really loves her toys now which makes it a little easier now that something else besides us can hold her attention. Her coordination is so much better that she can actually grab things like her toys, her pacifier out of her mouth, and my hair.

Remember how I said Charlotte was sleeping so good, well that was short lived. She now wakes up multiple times a night. We have tried everything to get her to sleep longer stretches. Some nights it works and she only gets up 1-2 times and other nights not so much. Oh well I am sure she will sleep again someday.

The biggest thing that happened this month was that I had to go back to work. I just started my third week and it has been hard to be away from Charlotte but luckily she is in good hands because Todd is staying home with her. He keeps me well supplied with texted pictures and videos of all the cuteness that is Charlotte.

Things Charlotte loved this month:

Playing with her toys

 Not quite the purpose of this toy but oh well
 Really noticing her surroundings
What is this giant bear doing there?
 Um Mom...What's that crazy furry thing?
 Celebrating her first Valentine's Day

And just because I love this expression