Saturday, April 30, 2011

6 Months Old!!!!!!

Charlotte is now half a year old! Where has the time gone? We had her sixth month doctor's appointment and she now weighs 16 pounds 2 ounces and is 26 inches long. She had to have a bunch of shots which is always sad but luckily doesn't have to have anymore until her 12 month appointment. Hooray.

It has been a fun month with Charlotte being a bundle of energy. She is happy the majority of the time and smiles and laughs all the time. Her sleep is still hit and miss. She has good weeks and bad weeks and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to explain whether she wakes up only once or multiple times. I tend to always blame the bad nights on teething but the excuse is getting a little worn out as we still have yet to see any actual teeth peeking through those gums.

Charlotte's biggest accomplishment this month is that she can sit up on her own. It doesn't always last that long and she still loses her balance fairly easily but still she can sit as you can see in this video.

She also will lunge forward for a toy and land on her stomach. If she still can't reach it she tries so incredibly hard to scoot herself forward but just can't go anywhere. The way she pulls her knees up under her in her attempts to propel towards the toy makes me think that scooting/crawling are not far away. The funny thing is she doesn't roll yet. She can technically roll from her tummy to her back but rairly does and the attempt to roll from back to tummy always ends on her side. I am thinking that she might just skip this milestone altogether.

Some things Charlotte enjoyed during her 6th month

Hanging with Dad while he played Angry Birds on the IPod

A Few Trips to the Park
 She was very jealous of my blue popsicle. Someday Charlotte.

Tylers Birthday Party

Things to look forward to!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Let's Eat

Wow April sure is a crazy month for birthdays! In the midst of all that celebrating Charlotte began solid foods! It's unbelievable that she is old enough for this but she is and she mainly enjoys her new food. She doesn't eat much yet but we have tried a few different items so far. I have been making her food from fresh fruit and veggies, cooking, pureeing and then freezing them to have them on hand when needed. It's really easy and I enjoy doing it and it should save money avoiding all the jars of food.

We began with a little rice cereal for the first feeding. She couldn't quite figure out what we wanted her to do with it and spit it all out again.
 She was excited about it and thought it was a good game we were playing. We tried the cereal for a few more days with the same results.

We figured since the cereal wasn't a huge success we would try some of the butternut squash and she loved it! Eating it all up without a problem. After a few days of that we tried some sweet potato which she also liked.
Yesterday and today I tried avocado which didn't go over as well. She ate some but not all of it. Hopefully she will learn to like it better because it is so healthy for her.