Friday, December 24, 2010

5 Month Update

Wow, another month has come and gone bringing us new milestones and developments. Charlotte has achieved so much these past few weeks. She has mastered rolling over from her tummy to her back. We can barely put her down before she starts flipping over. The moment she lands on her back she searches for us with a huge grin on her face clearly proud of her accomplishments. We clap like crazy, smother her in kisses and start the process all over again. We introduced her to rice cereal a couple weeks ago. I know it seems early, but after talking to her Dr. we decided it was time. She started watching us eat and would chew every time we took a bite of food. One day, I pulled out one of her spoons just to see her reaction. She instantly opened her mouth. We are making our own rice cereal. Its so cute watching Charlotte get excited as she observes me preparing it. By the time it's done, she is more than ready and eagerly awaits the first bites. We have many pictures of her covered in sticky cereal particles already. One of the main gifts we got our active little girl for Christmas, is the Fisher Price Rainforet Jumperoo! It is beyond cute and contains several toys that she loves fiddling with. However, the best part is watching her bounce. The moment her feet touch the ground she starts constantly springing. Charlotte has also found her voice. She started doing this very girlie, high pitched squeal when we play. It's cute and at the same time shocking that someone so tiny can be so incredibly loud. She has also mastered the wonderful art of blowing raspberries. I'm so proud - especially when someone stops us in the store to comment on how cute she is and my lovely daughter proceeds to spit in their face.

We've also had some rough days. Our baby girl has been fussy, clingy, chewing on everything in sight and back to waking me up every 2-3 hours at night for the past 2 1/2 weeks. All of that combined with the drooling that I've mentioned in prior posts has finally produced teeth. Yep, just the other day she woke up with 1 tooth breaking through the gums and the beginnings of the other one starting to follow. She can now officially say that she got her two front teeth for Christmas ;) Weve started introducing sign language to her. The only one that's she has picked up on is dog. Every time she sees Nala, she bangs her hand against her leg with so much enthusiasm that she ends up slapping anyone whos carrying her. We are exhausted beyond belief, but truly enjoying every precious minute with her. Its so neat watching your child discover new things. I can't wait to see what she learns next.

Thanks for continuing to check in on us. We wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!


debbies said...

All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth!!! She is so adorable Kim. What a special Christmas this will be for you and Ross! HUGS

Michelle said...

Oh thanks for the update..sounds like things are going great. She's beyond cute! We got our daughter a jumperoo when she was 6 months old...she loved and we loved her squeals of delights!

Jennifer ♥ said...

Love the new pictures of Charlotte. We got the FP Rainforest Swing - we'll probably get the jumparoo too. It is really cute and looks like a lot of fun. I love that you're making your own cereal, I plan on doing that too. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the update :)

Anna said...

Adorable! Freaking cute she got her front teeth, but sorry about the discomfort! Glad you had wonderful Christmas!