We received the Little Balance Box about two weeks ago. We were using our what I like to call “Lazy Walker” and it just wasn’t helping Charlotte learn to stand, or walk at all, in fact I felt like it was holding her back more than anything. Charlotte is now letting go of the Little Balance Box and has confidence enough to take a few steps towards us. It has helped her posture and learning to stand up on her own greatly.
Charlotte is 5 months old! Oh my goodness, this little pumpkin is growing up so fast, I kinda wish she would just slow down, or at least time would slow down. This past month so much has happened. Charlotte started trying baby food, so far she has tried carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, peas apples and bananas. The only thing she has not liked was peas, bananas and apples. Peas doesn’t surprise me but the fruit did, I guess she will just be my veggie girl. She also started scooting backwards and she scoots in circles, here before too long I just know she’ll be crawling. She is also sitting up for long periods of time unassisted, she loves to be sitting up or laying on tummy or side. Whenever she lays on her back she does a crunch to see what’s going on. She loves dogs, especially her doggies she pets them and it’s the sweetest thing in the world. Charlotte also loves when you hold her hand. She holds my hand to fall asleep at nighttime. Here before too long we’re going to transition her out of our bed and into her own and I’m just not ready yet, I wish I could cuddle her at night for forever. Anyways she still loves her Sophie, also she loves this infantino rattle that she has right now, and of course some car keys. She doesn’t like her pacifier at all, and uses it very rarely when she’s extremely tired, she also doesn’t suck her thumb anymore. I can’t wait to see what next month brings, we just love this sweet girl so much.
This little babe is 4 whole months old! Oh my goodness does time fly. This past month we went to Laguna Beach and loved every minute of it. Getting out of this Las Vegas heat for 4 days was amazing! Charlotte also went to her first MLB game the Dodgers vs Padres, at Dodger stadium. She did so well, stayed awake for most of the game, took a little nap and then woke up. One thing we have learned about Charlotte is that she hates to ride in the dark in the car. We’re not sure if she’s scared of the dark or not. She is growing so fast though, gaining about a pound or half a pound a week. All from mama’s milk which makes me very very happy. We go to the doctors next week and we’ll ask him his opinion on baby food and getting her ears pierced. I know most people say to wait till 6 months, but every time she see’s us eating she always trying to grab at our food and eat it too! We’ll see what the doctor says though. Also this past month Charlie has let us know that unless she’s going to sleep she doesn’t want to be on her back, she wants to be sitting up in her bumbo or on her tummy looking around. She can almost sit up on her own without toppling over. She also has learned to grab her toes, and it’s about the cutest thing ever. The first time we heard her laugh was at out dogs playing, now we try to get them to play on the daily to get her laugh. She just loves her doggies so much, she’s starting to try to pet them. It’s adorable. Charlie loves to read and chew on her touchy feely books from Usborne. Highly recumbent them!!
I just can’t wait to see what this next month brings. We love this little girl so much!