***Just Found this post in in my drafts from 20 days ago! I assume it wasn’t posted because there are no photos. I’ll add a couple and post before she’s 30 months on the 16th!***
It’s never good when I have back-t0-back “monthly update” posts. Clearly, things have been just slightly busy since adding little Henry into our world. I’m going to try to get back into the habit of posting.
Anyway, Charlotte is 29 months and that’s just fricken nuts. She’s honestly the funniest little person ever. She radiates personality and love… and spice. This month has been a bit tough on C, as she’s spent the past two weeks of it in a cast. I’m going to try to write up an individual post on Charlie’s injury, but the short version is that Charlotte fell off of the jungle gym at school and ended up breaking her elbow and needing three pins surgically placed due to the proximity of the break to her growth plate. Translation: Charlie, Mommy & Daddy got to live out a horrifying little nightmare. I am very happy to say that we’re all getting back into the swing of things. C is totally getting used to her blue, uber-sparkly cast and is rarely in too much pain.
Size: Charlotte is about 29 lbs (weighed on our scale at home) and honestly, I have no idea how tall she is.
Clothing/Shoes/Diapers: C is wearing 2T still; however, with her bulky cast, sometimes 3T works a little better. Shoes are still 6 and diapers – that she may never give up – are still a size 5. For reference, Henry is in size 4.
Potty Training: Potty training and even hanging out on the potty have taken a backseat these past couple of weeks. In fact, with all the dram of the arm, C may have totally forgotten that the potty exists. Kidding – I think – but seriously, I don’t know that I’ve heard her even mention it in awhile.
Teeth: Charlotte has all of her teeth and over a month later, is STILL talking about how, “the dentist keeps my teeth white.” I think she’s excited to go back.
Sleep: Charlotte is still an awesome sleeper. And thankfully, still napping 2-3 hours per day… sleeping 11-12 hours at night.
Bedtime Routine: Bedtime routine is business as usual. So fun and lovely and sweet. Charlie is truly a sweetie pie. She’s also been on a big, “No, I love YOU!” game kick. It’s pretty amazing. ie:
C: “I love you!”
Me: “I love you, too!”
C: “No, I love YOU!”
Language: Charlotte is seriously funny. Here are some of her silly phrases lately:
- Nana, wanna join? (there was something about her inviting Nana to “join” us for naptime routine that I found so funny. Join isn’t a typical word in her vocab)
- I’m funny!
- I luff you so much. (cue me melting into the floor)
- Why? (non stop, all day)
- What doin?? (non stop, all day)
- I wanna see pitures! I wanna see viyeos!
- Dis yo phone?
- I feel like there are SO many more but I can’t think of them at the moment.
Personality: Charlotte is absolutely hilarious. She’s spunky and sweet and just such a goof. She loves to laugh and make people laugh. She’s literally a better sharer than me. She loves the crap out of her brother. She’s my heart.
Favorite Foods: Quiche. LOVES quiche. Ketchup. Expensive berries. Mango. Cookies. Yogurt.
Favorite Toys: She loves to play with bags, loves her brother (oh wait… he’s not one of her toys, right? Or is he?), ANYTHING Henry happens to be holding or playing with, her blankey/teddy/bunny, balloons…
Hmmm… I’m sure there are more, but those are the highlights lately.
Favorite Things: Teddy is still #1, followed closely by blankey and then bunny. Also, Daniel Tiger. She LOVES Daniel Tiger. We read the fireworks DT book non-stop and she kisses his picture. She also told me the other day that, a) Daniel Tiger is her favorite friend and b) she wants Daniel Tiger to come to her home.