Thursday, September 17, 2015

8 months of Charlotte Mae

Well, if we weren't sure before, Miss Charlotte has definitely let us know that she is out of the infant stage and most certainly a bona fide baby. She is the sweetest little thing, but definitely seems to be a little less mellow than her older brother. She has started to pull up on everything at eye level and gets so mad if we try and sit her back down or if she can't be standing. She is also trying so hard to get the crawling thing down. Her current movements are a little forward scooting, a little backward scooting and rolling from one side to the other to get to her destination. Luckily, she doesn't move too fast yet, so I can stay a few steps ahead of her. I'm sure that will all change soon...
Charlotte Mae loves to eat and makes the biggest mess ever. She says "no thank you" to baby food of any kind (we still have several boxes of pouches that I bought when she first started eating, but she's not a fan). She loves everything we put in front of her, especially blueberries, chicken, and pasta. I've been giving her limited dairy because it seems to maybe make her spit up more. She could always use a bath  (and the floor can always use a mopping) after a meal with Charlotte. The other day I found toast in her ear and raspberries smeared on the back of her ankle (not to mention the squished bananas on the back of my own pants)... 
Her sleep is still up and down at night. She's slept through the night a few times but her normal routine is to wake up once between 3:30 and 5:30 for a feeding and then she and brother usually are up for the day by 7:30 or 8. She is on a pretty regular nap schedule taking an hour nap in the morning and a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. She can usually go to sleep on her own and will sometimes wake up and chat (or screech) in the middle of the night or during a nap and then fall back asleep. 
She loves inspecting everything and then promptly putting it in her mouth. It's so different than Hayden who really never put anything in his mouth when he was little. She has 2 little teethe now. We have to be careful with all his little toys around since Sister is somewhat mobile and likes to taste it all!  
As for size, Charlotte is still definitely on the small side. She is wearing 3 - 6 month clothes, a few 0-3 month items still fit well and her shoes are all newborn shoes.
She loves Hayden and he can always make her laugh. He is learning to share toys, because she always wants what he has, especially in the bath (already?!) and it's so fun seeing them interacting more! I can't believe that her next monthly update will take place as an official New Jersey resident!  
 (Months 1234, 5, 6, and 7 )

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