Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Domain

I've been toying with the idea of finding a new home for "Pearls to Pampers", and although the move is still somewhat in progress, I am comfortable enough to share with you our new "place". 

We are moving to Tumblr for various reasons.  Same blog, same pictures, same posts--new URL and new look.  So please update your favorites lists and head on over to the new Pearls to Pampers.

Thanks for hanging out with us at Blogger, and we hope to see you at our new address!!


K, A and CG

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This pretty much sums her up. Love, Love, Love <3

[found at ModMomento etsy shop]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

6 Months of Charlotte

Every month we  have taken Charlotte's "month picture" in a pink onesie, the same pink bow, in the same chair next to the same stuffed dog (which was made by my most talented cousin Heather).  Now that she is halfway to 1, I thought I would share them with you.  It is amazing to see how much she has grown!  The biggest change was definitely from month 1-2.  She went from newborn to chub in only 4 weeks.  Enjoy!

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

Four Months

Five Months

Six Months

Monday, March 21, 2011

Charlotte Grace- 6 Months Old!

I can't believe the day has come--if the next 6 months is anything like the past 6 months, than I better start planning her one year bday party NOW because 6 months flies by!!  Yesterday marked Charlotte's 6 month birthday, and she must have known because she was SO HAPPY and FUNNY all day long.  We couldn't believe how grown up she seemed.  When we went to pick her up after church in the nursery, all the nursery workers were standing around her laughing--they said she was a "little comedian".  She does this fake laugh now, its kind of like "HA HA HA...he he he".  It almost sounds like a witch, but is is hilarious!  I think she is learning she can get a lot of attention with her voice!

I know  I said it last month, but each day continues to get better and better.  This age is so much FUN!  Charlotte is really developing a little personality and has become such a little lady.  The biggest change this month has been her mobility.  She is still only rolling from tummy to back, but does it every time we lay her on her tummy.  She has recently really been trying to roll the other way, and gets frustrated because she can't quite do it yet.  Daddy loves helping her practice her skills...he is currently working on teaching her how to crawl.  I am not sure she is ready for that and that is OK with me!  In the past few days Charlotte has been sitting up very well without falling over.  She still hasn't totally mastered it, but she is *almost* there and can sit without falling for about 2 minutes!  I have discovered that placing the boppy behind her helps her to stay put, and she loves to sit and play with her toys.

We continue to go to playgroup almost every week, and Charlotte has proved to be a major social butterfly.  She chats, and shouts, and last week she was even "talking" with another baby!  Charlotte's chatting has also become a favorite nighttime game.  She wakes up in the middle of the night 1-2 times and does her fake laugh, and has a little convo with her mobile.  I will take that any day over crying!  Charlotte also LOVES the church nursery...she has never cried once, and every time we pick her up she is happy.  I am so proud of her for being such a big girl!

Now that Charlotte is much more curious with the world around her, her sleeping habits have changed dramatically this month.  After a bought of what I thought was teething, she decided to ditch the naps and hang out with Mom all day.  She is now staying awake for 2-3 hour periods during the day...which is great because I feel more comfortable taking her out places without having to rush home for a nap.  She had one week of night waking while she was teething, but seems to be back to sleeping 10-12 hours straight through the night.  Phew!  That teething week was tough on Mama!  She is now taking between 2-3 naps a day, lasting anywhere from 45 mins-2 hours (although the 2 hour naps are far and few between now!).

Another huge change has been Charlotte new eating schedule.  While she is still nursing 4-5 times a day, we have also added in solids 3 times a day.  She now LOVES her baby oatmeal and has tried apples, bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes, and pears.  We are still introducing her to new foods each week and she seems to love them all!  Last month she was pushing the food out with her tongue, and now she has totally gotten the hang of it and opens her mouth for the spoon, and swallows.  I've noticed she is not as interested in nursing during the day, and more so in the morning and at night.  A real sign she is becoming a big girl!

Since Charlotte started teething this month, she has really needed some good teething toys.  The Sassy links have been the best toys for her to chew on, and I got her a "teething necklace" that she loves.  She is still not so sure about her exersaucer, but we do try it out everyday.  I think once she is able to really reach the toys and spin around she will love it.  I've noticed she is not wanting to spend a lot of time on one activity.  I can have her on her playmat for 10 minutes or so before she gets bored, and the same with the swing and bumbo.  She loves to sit in my or Daddy's lap, and has started to become interested in books (although she tries to eat most of them).  Now that the weather is getting nicer we have made an effort to take lots of walks!  She loves it, and usually uses that time for a quick snooze.

Bath time is still an absolute favorite for our little pup....she has now transitioned to the "seat" in our tub instead of laying flat.  She loves her plastic cups and little rubber piggy.  When it is time for a bath she absolutely knows what is going on and squeals with excitement!  We are very excited to get her into the pool this summer, she will be a little fishy in the water for sure.

Charlotte is still wearing 6 month clothing and size 3 diapers.  Her feet are reaching the bottom of most of her sleepers, so I think our little shorty is finally stretching out!  She is still out sweet little chubster, and I hope she stays like this for the rest of her baby days!  We will find out how much she has grown at her 6 month appointment next week.

Happy 6 Month Birthday little baby!!  We love you so much and are so proud of all of the learning you do every day!  Please don't grow up too fast in the next 6 months :(

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Little Church Girl- 6 Month Birthday Edition

Charlotte Grace is 6 months old today!  I can't believe our little baby will be 1 in only 6 fast months.  She was extra cute today in her pink for church--and extra happy and chatty all day long!

6 month post to come tomorrow!