Charlotte Maria | 6 Months

Monday, June 20, 2016

 Happy 1/2 birthday to my sweet baby!  Half a year old! 

 Age :: 6 months

Length :: 25 1/2 inches
Weight :: 12 lbs 13 oz 
*We finally gained a little more than a pound this month!  Our pediatrician thinks she is just going to be petite and is pleased with her weight gain.  No more weight checks!  Praise God!

Milestones :: We have a very mobile and active baby!  She is crawling like you wouldn't believe and starting to pull up on things.  She is sitting up on her own and doing great!  Charlotte has two teeth now and has started solids.  She can focus and grab toys and her favorite thing to grab is Emma's's already begun!   

Sleep :: Sleep is not that great :(  It could be worse, but it could be a lot better.  I feel for those mamas who are up every two hours.  Charlotte is a great napper (when big sis lets her), but she has a little trouble staying asleep through the night.  She is still going 5 hours or so, but is waking in the middle of the night.  Most nights she is ending up in our room and sleeps well.  We have started to sleep train again and are hopeful we can get her sleeping through the night again soon.

Favorites :: She loves to chew on everything, and well, get into everything.
  She loves to look in the mirror and pull big sister's hair.  Ha!  She loves cuddling and being rocked and sung to before bedtime.  She is obsessed with our dog, Neko! She still enjoys jumping in her Fisher Price Jumperoo and playing Peek-a-boo.  Her favorite toys are Emma's barbies and her teething toys.  She loves bath time and has moved on from sitting in her bath chair to sitting in the tub like a big girl.  I wish she would stop growing!

Doesn’t like :: She still does not like her carseat.   At this point, I'm not sure she every will.  She doesn't always like to take a nap.  She would rather see what Emma is up to.  She doesn't like getting dressed and won't lay still long enough to get her diaper changed. She does not like to have face wiped and hates when I leave the room. 

Foods:: Breastfeeding strong! This girl loves to eat and hasn't had any trouble with solidsShe has tried bananas, avocados (her favorite), spinach (another favorite), apples (doesn't like).  We have decided to go the Baby Led Weaning route, which I will talk more about later, but you can click here for more info on BLW.   

Firsts:: First trip to Texas and first airplane ride (22 weeks), sitting on her own (23 weeks), celebrated big sister's birthday (24 weeks), started solids (24 weeks) first full day with daddy (25 weeks), first tooth (5/11). 

Size 1 diapers.  3 month clothing and some 3-6.  

Nicknames:: Char, Charlie (Emma's version of Charlotte-sounds like Sharlee), Charlie girl, Pumkin, Sissy, Sister

Here are some pictures from this month :)
Heading back to Florida!
6 Month checkup.
Heading to Texas!
Standing for the first time.
First time to feed herself avocado.
First trip to Texas and she got to meet all her cousins! (My mom, two sisters, Emma, Charlotte and 4 cousins and another one due late June.)

Mi Abuela...Charlotte's Great.  I'm so thankful she gets to love on her. 
Charlotte's first homemade tortilla!

Hanging with her oldest cousin, Ava.

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