Height: 26" - 90th percentile
Weight: 14lbs 15ox- 75th percentile
Clothes: Charlie is wearing some 3-6 month onesies but mostly 6 month clothes and pi's.
Nicknames: Pudds. People ask if that's a family name. And then we tell them it's short for pudding. HA!
Milestones: Charlie has started to try and roll over. She can do it with assistance but now is very determined to do it. She gets in a ball and rolls to one side. Then she makes all sorts of crazy noises as she tries to get her body to do what she wants. It's hilarious.
She has also started grabbing onto hanging objects. She will focus very intently and reach for them with both arms. It's like she's giving them a big hug and tries to pull them towards her.
Homegirl is always moving! She is always squirming and trying to almost walk it seems. I don't know if she will be much of a crawler. She is so strong and can pretty much stand when you are holding her. She is going to be dangerous once she's mobile.
She loves to find new sounds to make with her mouth and voice. From squealing to blowing raspberries, she's doing it all.
Sleep: The last month she has finally started to regularly sleep through the night. I am worried about the 4 month sleep regression I hear so much about but so far, so good. The past few nights she has been up at 4:30am but all she does is try and roll over and scoot all over her crib. It's so funny to watch on the monitor.
She is typically asleep between 6:30pm-7pm and will get up again between 6:30am-6:45am.
Charlie has also started sucking on her fingers. She will do this when she is hungry but then she also does it when she's super tired and when she needs to be soothed. She will not take a pacifier (which I am happy about) and I like that she can self soothe. Plus it's just freaking adorable.
Best Moment: Having such a happy and smiley baby and interacting with her. She loves to "talk" to us and it gives her the biggest smiles to have people pay attention to her. Diva in the making??
Also, getting to celebrate her first holiday, Easter, was really special. We went out to lunch with my Mom and spent the day together enjoying the weather. It was perfect!
Worst Moment: Mom made the mistake of switching her formula cold turkey. Charlie got super constipated and screamed and was inconsolable. After 2 different trips to the doctor, one suggestion of a spinal tap and lots of blood work later we learned she just was constipated. I felt awful but it was nothing a little pear juice/water combo couldn't fix.
Likes: Interacting with people, eating, bath time, playing under mat, blowing raspberries, seeing Mom, Dad and Pip whenever they enter a room.
Dislikes: Getting dressed, being overly tired, being hungry, being gassy
Health: Charlie had her first cold a few weeks ago. It was nothing horrible, she was just a snot machine. She was still in good spirits which we were thankful for.
Eating: Charlie is taking 4, 6 oz bottles of formula during the day and then a 7oz bottle before bed. We got the all clear to start her on solids so we are slowly introducing oatmeal but she just doesn't care yet.
We are loving every day more and more with Miss C. She is such a good baby and she sure loves us a lot too. Her smiles and giggles are just the best thing in the world. This 4th month has made me realize I can't wait to have another baby. I always knew I wanted more kids but after a rough pregnancy, rough delivery, and rough first few months I thought it would take me forever to say that. But we have seen how amazing this parenting journey is and Charlie makes every day worth living and I actually hate how fast she's growing now! Can't wait to see what month 5 brings.