Full of Love

 

Today started in the best possible way… with a nice little family snuggle session. The idea of “family snuggles” is literally how I convinced my husband we should upgrade our queen size bed to a king… and that was before I was even pregnant!

I just love it.

Charlotte happened to wake up early this morning, so we had a little extra time in our morning routine that gave us the opportunity to lay in bed while Charlie climbed all over us, waved to herself (and us) in the mirror, and played around! It was perfection.

By the time we got to work, Charlie was all pooped out and it was time to put her to bed right away… but not before I coaxed her into giving me some smoochies and a few “head bumps.” For some reason, Charlie is super stingy with most little signs of affection, but if you say “BOOP” in a high pitch tone and lean into her, she’ll usually smoosh her head/face against yours. It’s melt-worthy.

All in all, a great morning!

Weeks 37 & 38

I of course didn’t update the blog last week with all of Charlie’s latest and greatest… And of course, I can’t remember everything.

Here are the highlights from the past two weeks:

  • Charlie started giving kisses more freely. She legit knows what it means when we say, “give me a kiss” or “give so-and-so a kiss”… AND she gives them more willingly. She’s so sweet! 
  • As of this week, Charlie is non-stop trying to stand. She’s also been lunging forward. She gets up on her knees and then flies forward.
  • Charlie has been so mommy-focused. She climbs up me and gives me big hugs. It melts my heart every time.
  • Charlie’s sleep has been nice and solid. Going down easily, sleeping well, and just being awesome.
  • In the past 2-3 weeks, Charlie has expanded her loves to include bread. She’s now eating (and loving) wheat. This week, we gave her pasta with tomato sauce. Another big win!

Here are the pics…