Henry loves cords and danger SO much, it motivated his most strenuous effort to-date…
Mark and I analyzing said journey:
My sweetie pie pumpkin is seven months. How is that even possible? All of a sudden this month she has become a real person… Or maybe the more appropriate way to put it is that her personality has really developed.
She’s opinionated and funny and sweet. My absolute favorite moments with her are when she leans in to hold her head against mind. When she’s tired, she’ll just sit there with her cheek smashed against mine or her forehead tucked into mine. It’s the most perfect, smushy love time and I’m obsessed. Mark, too.
It’s funny, we’re like desperate teenagers sometimes, begging her for a little face smoosh. She often senses the desperation and pushes our head away. Sigh.
This month was the official crawling – and as an update, she’s now a legit crawling baby with a magnetic attraction to danger. Got a wire sticking out? She’ll yank it! Outlet nearby? She’ll cross the room to reach for it. She’s a curious little bunny, that’s for sure. Time to baby proof ASAP.
She also went on two more trips… PA for sweet Pop’s funeral and FL for her first trade show.
She fell in love with Minnie.
She became very daddy obsessed.
She can finally chase the kitty and puppy.
Oh! She’s waving now and starting to get the hang of “high five.”
She’s screaming like a scary baby who gives her mom nightmares… And can very quickly switch to a laugh if distracted… Which gives mom even scarier nightmares.
She’s a pretty awesome little lady.
Charlie has been lunging herself all around for the past couple of weeks… But today, the real deal started. I put her on the floor, she popped up on all fours and then instead of rocking back and forth, she lifted her hand.
I yelled for Mark and said, “I think this is it! She’s going to start crawling.”
She’s lifted her arm before, but something about her stance and the way she kept placing her hand back on the ground was different.
So Mark came in the room and after a about 3 minutes of her just staring at us smiling, she did it! It was wobbly and uncoordinated at first, but quickly, she got the hang of it.
About 20 minutes into her crawling debut, she had already crossed the room over to her dresser where she proceeded to open and close the drawer.
Guess it’s time to baby proof.
This past week has been crazy. Our little Charlie has made leaps and bounds.
The first obvious momentous milestone was her new little pop up crawly bounce. I’m pretty much obsessed with this adorable, excited new movement. I think we still have a short amount of time before she actually crawls, but I’m just loving this first step.
The second more obvious milestone is the tiny one’s new teeth! Charlie was super crabby leading up to her teeth, but didn’t show any other real symptoms otherwise. However, since those teeth have come in, she’s been a drooly, chomping mess. I wouldn’t be surprised if more were coming.
Now, those two things in themselves made for a big week, but beyond that, Charlie has seemed to make jumps developmentally, too. This week was big for object permanence. She’s suddenly looking around people or objects to see what’s behind them. It’s super cute. She’ll lean very dramatically past me if there is someone behind me who strikes her interest.
She’s really just all around older this week. And I feel like she’s grown a lot. She seems so big now… And heavy. Oy. My baby is growing up.
The tiny one has been in SUCH a mood. She’s been making this nonstop whining noise. This sounds horrible to say out loud, but it’s been suuuper annoying. Sorry, Charlie. I love you, but you’ve been a little annoying these past couple of days. Anyway, yesterday she took a much welcomed break from spazing to share SUCH a precious little moment with her dad and I.
She woke up early from a nap and still seemed tired (and cranky)… so, I gave her a toy and put her back in her crib. She played in there, squeaking about, for almost an hour until she started fussing to get out.
Mark and I went into her room to discover her popped up in crawling position. I’m so grateful that Mark immediately grabbed his camera and caught this adorable little gem on tape. Not to mention the excitement and craziness that is this little woman! She gave us SUCH a great laugh and is well on her way to figuring out the magic of crawling.
I’ve been terrible about updating this week! I still need to post the little lady’s 4 month update, which was this past Tuesday, but for now, we’ll focus on the fact that our sweet princess is now 18 weeks old.
This past week Charlotte decided she wanted to sit up, so she’s been nonstop trying. From an inclined position, the wonder woman can fling herself up to a sit. She can’t really hold herself up in the sit, but she gets there and flops around before tumbling. She does it in her car seat, too. It’s cute. It makes it seem like she’s trying to help me get her out because she’s lifting her head and trying to lean forward. She also does it on the changing table. I’ll put her down and she’ll lay there with her head off the table for a few seconds desperately trying to get up. Thankfully she can’t yet because she’s already a TOTAL wiggle worm on the changing table. A complete mad woman.
Here’s a video of my little sitter. Sorry for the slo-mo… User error 🙂
Hmm… Other than that, it must be mentioned that she is sleeping WAY better. Most naps are super easy and she’s been taking a long (1.75-2.75 hours) nap most days… But not today. Her afternoon nap has been a little trickier. A couple days this week I let her sleep on the floor in my office instead of the “nursery”… Aka the conference room.
Don’t be fooled by the photos. Toby is still not a fan of the little child. He’ll lick her face and hands nonstop, but the second she touches him back, it’s over. He growls and or barks and is then banished for a minute. Lovely.
The youngin is also desperate to crawl and move. I’m thinking its time to get this lady an old school walker.
She’s also laughing… Not huge laughs yet, but laughing. I’ll post some videos in the coming days, but for now, here are her 18 week pics!