My little snuggle bear is half a year old! Time doesn't stop, does it? Please? Well, since it doesn't we are watching her thrive, grow, learn, and discover. It's amazing to actually look into her eyes as sherealizes something. Like when she lights up when I tell her "Daddy's coming home!" Or when I bring her bowl of baby food around the corner and she understands that "Yes. That is food. That is about to go into my mouth. Yummy! Hurry, Mom. HURRY, MOM." I assume that's how it goes. Or something. But it's really cute and I feel so privileged to be the mother of such a beautiful little Love Bug. Ahhh motherhood :)
Alrighty, let's get into the info!
CHARLOTTE'S 6 MONTH
She is in the 75th percentile for weight at 18 lbs. 0 oz!
Charlotte is in the 98th percentile for height at 26.5 inches tall! (Or long. However you want to put it.)
Like I said above, she is discovering and learning everything. It's wonderful to watch. Her little personality is shining through now! She's just like me: stubborn, happy, talkative, excitable, and caring. I used to think, "How can moms say that about their babies? I mean, they can't even talk yet." But I can just tell that she's caring. For instance: she fell down and got hurt, cried for about 1 minute, but while she was crying Istarted crying because I was worried about her. (She was fine btw). Once she stopped crying I still had tears on my cheeks and she just stopped and stared at me. She looked so concerned and then smiled the sweetest little smile, almost to say, "It'll be okay, Mama. I'm happy now!" My heart just melted. Maybe it was all just a coincidence (probably) but my mom heart was pretty touched.
Anyway, I am so in love with this growing Babe. I only hope that I can touch her little heart and inspire her one day as much as she has done those things for me. That is my life's goal.
*And now I'm crying.*
She is scooting and rolling around, blowing raspberries like crazy, screeching, squealing, laughing up a storm, and for some reason lately she's been loving sucking on my cheek whenever she gets her mouth close to my face. Hahaha it's so funny! I love it. I hope she likes the taste of CoverGirl foundation ;)
Wakes up around 7:30am, gets a diaper change, a quick nursing session, then back to bed usually by 8:30am
Wakes back up around 10 or 10:30
Awake for 2-3 hours
Naps for 2-ish hours
Awake for another 2-3 hours
Naps around 6pm for 1-2-ish hours
Eats some baby food at 9pm
Bath around 9:15
We read her a book around 9:30
Goes to sleep at 10pm
Usually sleeps through the night until 7:30 (fingers crossed!)
She still nurses on demand during the day which is wonderful because I'm not ready to let go of my little baby! I mean...it's cool that she's trying new foods but it bums me out that she's not entirely dependent on me for food now. Wahhh :(
Like I said above, she eats baby food at 9pm each night. I mix some rice cereal with breast milk and whatever baby foods we've picked for that week. She loves it and I can't believe how much of it she eats! It's so nice because it keeps her belly full through the night. We've also given her a few sips of water which she equally loves and thinks is the weirdest thing on earth. Ha! To occupy her during church we've started giving her baby puffs. Ya know, like the Gerber Graduates ones only the off brand. She loves them! Tom also loves giving her random bits of soft foods like the pumpkin bread I made. She is SO interested in our dinner meals and always wants to get her hands on whatever we are eating. I can't wait to give her more real foods!
For sizing she's alllllllll over the place. Anywhere from 6 months - 12 months. Usually 9 months but it depends on the brand.
She's still in size 2 diapers but once we run out of them she'll graduate to size 3 because she's a chunky lil sprout!
I'm so great! I finally feel like myself again. I don't feel like I just had a baby anymore. Weeeeeee! I did notice this month though that my hair is dangerously thin still so I started taking Biotin because it helps with hair growth (or so Google and my mother tell me!) I have noticed that my hair loss is getting better since I started taking it. Yay!
"Kiss my husband and rub his feet and rub his back and make him amazing meals per usual."
(Tom typed that while I walked away from the laptop for a minute and I decided to leave it in :)) Poor guy works way too long and hard for me to ever rub his aching feet and back. But I digress...
I said in her five month update that I wanted to drink more water for November. I kinda did but...not really-ish. I'm trying though! I've been buying some flavored, sparkling water to spice things up a bit and entice myself to drink it more.
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Love you all!
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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