Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Letters to Charleston - 6 Months Old

Dear Charleston,

Today you turned 6 months old. SIX WHOLE MONTHS of baby. I can't believe it. In many ways the past 6 months have passed by at a scary speed. Sometimes I feel like I blink and you've changed right there in front of me. You're no longer the tiny little baby we brought home. You are solid, with chunky, strong thighs and a firm grip. I am amazed at how much you have grown and how we can't even remember what life was like before you made us a family. Seriously, how did we spend our evenings?

We saw Dr. Lewis today and your weighing in at 15.15 pounds and 26 inches long. I have a feeling your going to be short like mommy! As for your clothes, your still wearing 3 months for the most part, but can wear some 6 months depending on brand.
You have been teething since 2 months, but this month your first tooth finally broke through and just this week we noticed another one right beside it. Ahh 2 teeth!

At six months you're as eager as ever to move or just get up on your own two feet. One day I could leave you on your play mat on the floor and work around the house, and then the next day you were suddenly mobile. Now you can roll across the floor and lie on your back and wiggle backwards (it's hilarious), and I cant leave you unattended for 5 seconds because I don't know where you'll end up. But it's wonderful because now your world is starting to open up. You have gained a tiny bit of independence and there's a world of adventures ahead.
Did I mention you can sit up all by yourself? No? Well, you can. You're a bit wobbly at times but everyday you get stronger. And you love it. Just recently, you have started to lift your arms up when you want picked up and every once in a while you will reach for others if you want to go to them. Its super cute.

We started feeding you baby food.. you weren't sure about it at first and at times you still aren't. We have tried several brands but of course you prefer the beech nut over anything. It seems your favorites so far are pumpkin and honey crisp apples with pumpkin. Your going to be a pumpkin girl, just like the rest of us! You ate a whole jar of the apples and pumpkin the first time eating them. You just did not want to put them down. You were also covered from head to toe because you got excited every time you took a bite. You like your vegetables better then your fruit. Although the other day you tried pears and raspberries and you love it.

Recently, you have discovered our faces, and we keep getting poked and prodded by your adorable fingers. Especially when we are rocking you to sleep.
You have always been a good sleeper - you sleep 9-10 hours every night. Your napping is less predictable - most days you sleep a total of 3-4 hours, but occasionally you go on a nap strike and get a little irritable. But sleep eventually wins.
Your always a happy baby when you wake up. Its usually about 7:30am when I find you in your crib just a giggling and playing with your feet.

This month you have definitely come in to your own. Your personality has continued to grow and you are becoming more of a little person than an infant. This makes me slightly sad because your tiny baby days are ending, but I am so excited to see what the next month brings.
I just can't believe it's been 6 months already.
Your Daddy and I love you more than you could imagine!

6 Month photo shoot coming soon!