Thursday, February 4, 2016

Charlie is 9 Months

Wow!  9 months old!!!  I can't believe Charlie is only 3 months away from being 1.  He continues to be such a delight!!  He weighs 17 lbs and 14 oz and is 28 inches long.  That puts him around the 25th percentile, which is awesome considering he was below the 10th at 6 months.  He LOVES to eat and eats 1/2 of an avocado every night (among other things) at dinner.  So he is definitely getting some good fat which is evident in his growth.  He has bumped up to eating 3 meals a day and he still nurses 5 times a day most days.  Occasionally a long nap will put him at only 4.  He naps 2x a day with an occasional catnap in the late afternoon, and he has continued to sleep all night long.  He loves his paci.  Just this month, Charlie started to love baths!!  He used to scream and scream, but now he splashes and just has the best time!!  Charlie still does the army crawl, and has really started to enjoy toys a lot.  He loves to throw balls and then crawl after them.  He also started trying to pull up to stand this past month.  It's pretty cute.  He gets up on his knees on a low basket and then slowly get up to his feet before promptly falling over.  Luckily he only tries on very short surfaces and we have not had any big tumbles yet!  Charlie adores Hannah and Ethan and laughs at them a lot!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

January 2016

January started with a bang with our final 2 days on the cruise ship.  It was so fun to be there, but i think we were all ready to be back on land!!!  The big kids had a fun weekend with Dad while Charlie and I went to visit my friend, Lauren and her little boy, Cooper.  We had so much in Jackson, MS and are so thankful that we were able to take a few days!  The big kids had a great time with Daddy.  They went hiking and to Discovery Place Kids and spent lots of time just hanging out.  Then it was my birthday. I love seeing the excitement of  birthdays through my kids eyes.  As I get older, and birthdays get less exciting, it's fun to see the thrill that even someone else's birthday is for little ones.  We also had a big snow and the kids were able to sled for the first time!