Weeks 33 & 34

I’m feeling totally behind on my weekly updates. I haven’t been keeping up with taking photos on Wednesdays and I’m all out of whack. But I swear, I’m going to get back on track… and, while I’m at it, tackle the mountain of laundry I’ve been ignoring… but that’s besides the point.

The past two weeks, which have blurred together a bit, have shown more big changes for the little one.

  • Charlotte is officially rocking 6-9/6-12 month clothing (SUCH a big girl!)
  • Everything is grounds for a round of applause. Walk into the room… Charlie claps. Smile at Charlie… clap, clap, clap. Charlie crawls 3 feet… big claps. You get the picture… LOTS of adorable clapping going on in this house. And not to be THAT person, but she’s a good clapper. Not any of that sissy, noise-less clapping for our girl… she’s got the sound down pat.
  • She is a professional crawler. She’s really quick and makes the silliest panting noise (with her mouth in a cartoon-like, excited oval) when she’s crawling towards trouble (ie: outlets, cords, space heaters, computers, danger).
  • Charlie appreciates the glory in a high five. Well, a high 75. She pretty much always gives you 8-35 high fives in a row, but she does each one with passion behind it… and a smile on her face.
  • She’s been doing this crazy shaking excited thing where literally her whole body quivers. I’ve done some googling… supposedly this is due to her immature nervous system. It’s pretty cute… and very silly.
  • SMOOCHES! She’s sooooo stingy with her kisses, but when she gives them, they’re melt-worthy. When she doesn’t give them, it’s embarrassing. Ask for a kiss when she’s not giving them out and she will either a) pull your hair or b) slap you in the face.

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  • She’s been pulling herself up to a kneeling position and has pulled herself to standing (for a short period of time before wiping out) a handful of times.
Oooo, what's this??

Oooo, what’s this??

  • She’s been going down for her naps really well. She coos and has full conversations with her stuffed animals in the sweetest little voice.
  • She’s been mommy-sessed. If you’re not familiar, that’s a clinical disorder where one is obsessed with their mommy. Charlie’s got it bad. She will literally crawl across the room to get to me and then starts trying to crawl up my leg while whining and/or crying. I secretly love this. I mean, I did carry her inside of me for 43 weeks… I’m okay if she plays favorites once in awhile.
  • I’m baby-sessed. Nothing new…
  • She’s been doing SO well with solid food. She now eats sweet potato, peas, apples, applesauce, carrots, rice pasta, chicken, lamb, rice and lentils, grapes (just the meat… no skin), beets, potatoes, oranges (although they were a bit acidic for her), toast (rice flour)… she loves to eat!
  • As for talking, she’s a total chatterbox. She does a LOT of dadadadada… and some mooommmm. There have been a couple of times I thought she was saying dada to Mark, but I’m not really convinced. Words she does know… although, she does not say them, include “Toby” and “Milk.”
  • Charlotte takes great pride in CHUGGING her sippy cup. She literally chugs and half the time, pulls away from the cup with serious amounts of water pouring out of her mouth as she gasps for air. So special.
  • She waves!! I love this. It’s the cutest thing ever. She always has a huge smile on her squishy face and just waves away.
  • Favorite book: Tiny Puppies or Touch & Feel Farm Animals
  • Favorite toys: Piglet, Minnie & her Bun Bun… oh! And the orange string my dad swings around in the office. AND… how could I forget? Toby & Ollie, her kitty and puppy.

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And now her 33 and 34 week pictures!

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3 thoughts on “Weeks 33 & 34

  1. She is just so precious! 🙂
    So I can’t remember, when did you start solid foods for her? And did you start with rice cereal or go straight to veggies? A lot of people are telling me to start Brady on rice cereal after he turns 4 months, but then I read reports that say it’s not necessary… So I’m struggling to figure out what to do! 🙂

    • I started solids the day after she turned 6 months. I started with sweet potato and breast milk, the avocado, apples and peas. I never did rice cereal and didn’t want to give her an iron supplement, so we started chicken and lamb within a month. I’m really happy with our food progression. She loves loves loves food! After a couple weeks of puréed food, we started introducing finger foods. She’s so independent… Loves to feed herself. We did green beans and apples… Now we give her chicken shreds, toast (rice flour cinnamon raisin toast), puffs (sweet potato), etc to feed herself.

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