Monday, June 22, 2009

Three Months Old

Charla is three months old!!

Charla, here's what you are up to at three months...

You weigh 9 pounds, 11 ounces - our growing girl!

You sleep through the night (an 8 hour stretch). Sometimes you are "screamy" in the early morning - anywhere between 4:00 and 5:30am. Other nights you sleep straight until 6:30 or 7:00am. No matter when you wake up, you always want to take another little nap after you've had your breakfast.

We think you are getting close to rolling over. You kick your legs into the air and then roll onto your left side, which is as far as you get right now.

You grab onto things so well! You can reach out for the rings on your activity gym and I found you holding the rings on your Spidey toy the other day. You love that Spidey guy!

You smile at anyone who smiles at you. Daddy and I get the biggest and best smiles, but you sure know how to charm others with your smiles too. Everyone says you smile with your eyes.

Your hair is getting a little longer and lots of people comment that it looks a little red. Except of course for the bald spot you've rubbed on the back of your head. :)

You are such a good baby! Your grandparents think you are so wonderful and well behaved when we go out with you - and you are!

You are still very, very active. Your arms are moving and your legs are kicking almost anytime you are awake.

You love when we read books. We have a bedtime story every night and I've recently begun reading to you more throughout the day. You like to look at the pictures in the books and listen to Mommy and Daddy read the story.

We're not sure how we feel about this, but you LOVE TV. If the TV is on you are captivated by it. We have to hang a blanket on your activity gym or point your bouncy seat away from it so that you look at other things! Even at church you love to watch the big screens.

We can't wait to see what this next month brings! We love you little girl!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Coming soon to a blog near you...

She'll be writing her own blog before we know it!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Two month recap

First trip to a restaurant - Red Robin

Four generations

First Mother's Day
Me and my girl

Ready for summer!

After her 2 month checkup and shots
8 lbs, 9 oz
22 inches

Hanging out during tummy time

What happens when Daddy dresses the baby

We have been busy the last couple of months!! As expected, there have been lots of firsts for Charla and for us as a family. Charla is such a sweet baby and a total joy 95% percent of the time (let's be honest - we all have our moments). In the first few weeks of her life I thought I'd never be able to leave the house and do "normal" things again. Instead I've developed a new normal and have found that I'm still able to do many of the things I did before I was a mom, they just may look a little different. We try to get out most days of the week and Charla is a great little shopping companion. She enjoys looking around the grocery store, Target, and Walmart and usually ends up falling asleep while we're shopping - which is great since it affords me a little more time to browse if I feel like it. In the past couple of weeks we've taken several day trips away from home and she has done amazingly well.

We are excited that summer is here and are looking forward to lots of evening walks, picnics and barbecues, and hopefully our first weekend away as a family. Happy Summer everyone!!