Monday, March 21, 2011
Charlotte Grace- 6 Months Old!
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!).