29 March 2016

Happy Half Birthday, Charlie Dawn

Length - 25 inches
Weight - 16lbs

SLEEP: Since around 4.5 months, our sleeping has been all over the map. We went from a baby who slept 12 hour stretches at night to one who wakes up at random times every night. There is no predicting what will happen on any given night. She will wake anywhere from 1-4 times a night, and the length of time between each is different. This mama truly has no idea what will happen from one night to the next. The good thing is though, that when she wakes, she either fusses for a minute or eats and goes back to sleep without any problems. I am hoping we are on the way back to longer stretches. She did give me a 10 hour stretch this past week, so I am hopeful.

- Charlie is rolling all over the place. She doesn't stay in one place for too long these days.

- She is starting to be able to sit up on her own. She can hold herself up for about 5-10 seconds before toppling over, but we are getting close! And, I am sure we aren't far off from crawling. This little girl wants to go!

 - Her hand-eye coordination is getting much better.

- She loves being in the jumperoo.

- Charlie has started eating solids, and is loving it. Her favourites are sweet potatoes, bananas and apple sauce. 

- Charlie is so aware of everything going on around her. She looks around for Palmer and the other sounds around her all the time.

- Independent play. Charlie is content laying on her play mat, reaching for the toys and rolling around for a bit while I help Palmer, or fold laundry, etc.

Little Lamby
her jumperoo
singing songs

BIG SISTER: These two girls are my favourite. Palmer is such a good big sister. She is always helping out with Charlie, singing her songs, playing with her. Palmer brings her ALL. the. toys. when Charlie is fussing. She sings her songs. Palmer is the sweetest. And, Charlie is finally at an age where she is starting to be able to play back, and I can see it in the way Palmer's eyes light up, that she is loving every second of being a big sister.

MY THOUGHTS: Wow. It's hard to believe that 6 months have gone by already. We are half way to one. Half way back to work.  How have 6 months gone by already? Like the blink of an eye, yet it seems like its just always been. Charlie makes us smile everyday. She is such a happy little girl and is always showing off her little dimple! Love!

Happy Half Birthday, Charlie!

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