6.06.2014

Charlie at Six Months...

Charles Davis.... you are six months old! 
This has definitely been the best month yet!  You have changed so much and we are really seeing your personality.  You are such a sweet baby and seriously have the best smile.  You weigh 16 1/2 pounds and are wearing 6-9 month clothes.  You are in size 2 diapers but as soon as we finish this box we will move you up to size 3.
We tried food again and you can't get enough of it!  I started off giving you food just at night but we've giving you food in the morning now too.  You have had sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, apple sauce, bananas and pear.  You are taking 5-6 bottles a day with 5 ounces. You always drink your bottles but you definitely seem to be taking more of an interest in food lately.
And again, I just can't get enough of that sweet smile :)
I recently looked at baby pictures of your Dad and I think you two really look alike as babies. You seem to have the same body type as your dad and as I've mentioned before, you're very strong and muscular!
You love to be on your tummy and will play on our mat with toys for a long time.  You're also very interested in all the Disney shows that your big brother likes to watch :)
Our biggest challenge with you is sleeping through the night.  I have started leaving one arm out of your swaddle and that seems to be going pretty well.  You still wake up sometime between 1-3 am and one of us ends up going and putting your pacifier back in your mouth.  I have tried letting you cry it out but can't let you go more than just a few minutes.  You then usually wake up between 4-5 am and at that point you're ready for a bottle.  Once we give you a bottle though you go back to sleep for a few hours.  This works out fine on the weekends when we can sleep in but the mornings are a little rough during the week.

Naps are also not consistent.  Some days you will take several naps and some days you barely nap at all.  Most of your naps on the weekend are in your car seat and while I know we need to work on this and get you used to sleeping in your crib, it's hard because the weekend is normally when we're on the go.
You went swimming for the first time this past month and I think it was a little too cold.  You weren't very excited about getting your feet wet but I'm hoping you'll get used to the pool as the water warms up this summer :)
I think my favorite milestone this past month is that you are sitting up!  You still lose your balance every now and then so we need to make sure you're on a padded surface but I love that I can set you on the floor with a few toys are you are content.  You constantly have something in your mouth so we have to make sure you are surrounded with toys with usually isn't a problem with your big brother....
Speaking of big brother, you love Henry and he loves you!  He is always bringing you toys and constantly wants you to hold his "Leo".  You give him the biggest grins and don't even seem to mind the fact that he always wants to hold you or lay on top of you.
Brotherly love...
I know I mentioned that you liked to eat but I don't think I mentioned what a messy eater you are!! I don't remember Henry making such a big mess at this age which is a little worrisome but you are definitely pretty cute. Who cares if you have carrots all over your face, chair, wall....?!?
We celebrated Mother's Day this past month and I couldn't be more blessed to be the mother of you two boys.  Life is a little crazy and chaotic right now but I love it and wouldn't change a thing. I'm also so excited about the relationship you're going to have with your brother as you two get older.
One of your favorite things to do is play airplane.  You love when we lift you in the air and you give the best giggles :)
And lastly, I have to include an action shot.  You are ALL about the toys lately and your dad likes to call you bam bam because you're always banging your fists or toys against your body.  It's pretty cute but also can be a little dangerous if you get in your line of fire...

Charlie boy, we are so in love with you and you are such a perfect fit to our family.  Looking forward to this next month!

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