Friday, December 14, 2012

8/9 months!

The last 2 months have flown by and I can't believe how much Charlotte has changed and continues to change. We just had our 9 month appointment. No shots thank goodness! She was 27.95 inches, and 16 lbs! She is just above 50th percentile for height and 15th percentile for weight. My little string bean! 

So, I guess we have to start back to October! That was a fun month. Charlotte was still not crawling, but doing "the worm" (up on all fours then fall forward, up on all fours then fall forward...not the most efficient, but it got her from point A to B.) We went to Dewberry Farms with our friends Heather and Jesse and got lost in a corn maze and looked at the pumpkins. It was HOT that day, but we had a good time! We had professional pictures taken this month also. Charlotte was not in the mood to smile of course, but we got some cute pictures! The week of Halloween Charlotte had her Halloween party at story time...she was one cute ladybug!

 November, Charlotte turned 8 months and finally started to crawl on all fours! And, of course she did it while I was cleaning the kitchen and Dad was playing with her upstairs... I just hear "SHE'S CRAWLING!" being yelled and I raced upstairs! That was a fun night! The next day we baby proofed the house. We had Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa Stevenson's house. We had a great time! Charlotte had cranberries for the first time, which she gave the best sour face and spit them out. She's not a fan. Charlotte also got her two bottom teeth finally! No real signs of teething, just one day I was feeding her and she bit down on my finger, ouch there's a tooth! Then the next week, tooth number two appeared! Fingers crossed all her teeth come in without any teething pain! 

Charlotte still loves to dance and sing! She has started to point at things and wave hello! She has the pincer grasp down and has started to eat puffs! When Buddy barks I guess I always say "Buddy, shh!" and now she says "shh" when she sees buddy or any other dog. It's really funny! She pulls herself up on everything and loves to walk holding on to mom and dad's fingers. We are looking forward to her first Christmas in Indiana! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Dewberry Farms

Little Ladybug at story time

Playing is hard work sometimes!

Playing in the grass

First bath not in her baby tub...Buddy had to check out the situation and was glad the bath wasn't for him! 

She loves crawling through her tunnel! 

Made it!

Playing croquet at grandma and grandpa's house

My little turkey on Thanksgiving

Daddy feeding Charlotte her Thanksgiving meal!

"SHH" is what she is telling buddy through the door! 

Wearing the headband and bow Kirby made! 
Professional pictures by Aubrey Torrey Photography

Grocery shopping with mom

first date with Ryan


So far so good with the Christmas tree, she checks it out and moves on! 
9 month photos, she was very interested in the camera 

love her and all her shenanigans! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

7 months!

     "Oh Charlotte" pretty much sums up the last month! She is CONSTANTLY moving, although not quite crawling yet. She rolls from one end of the house to the other, and doesn't have much motivation to crawl when she can get what she wants just fine.  We have been going to a couple of story times a week and she loves to watch the other babies! We walk to the park down the street a couple times a week to swing and get some fresh air. Saying Charlotte is a talker is an understatement. She "talks" nonstop complete with whispering and yelling and everything in between. Solid food is still not going well, she clamps down those lips the second the spoon gets near her mouth. Hopefully this doesn't mean she'll be a picky eater! Oh well...
      Here are some pictures from the last month, enjoy!

Just hangin' around...

First trip to the zoo!
Lets just say the monthly photo shoots are only getting she can reach the sign! 

Then she figured out how to rock the chair....

creepy baby mirror

She can only stand for a few seconds at a time, but just long enough to get some Buddy love

a little audience to give her encouragement to crawl

love my cloth diapers!

just reading...she can even read upside down. 

Children's museum! 

Hanging out with her "mother goose" (story time) friend at the Children's museum 

Driving her car...I sat her in there and she grabbed the steering wheel herself !

"There's a snake in my boot!"

watching Buddy yawn...

sweet potatoes

First Fair....the Katy Rice Festival...She was obsessed with the large stuffed animals