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Charlotte’s Eight Month Update

Charlotte’s Eight Month Update


at birth: 20 inches.
at one month: 21 inches
at three months: 23.5 inches
at four months: 24.5 inches
at six months: 26 inches

at birth: 6 lb 5 oz
at one month: 7 lb 11 oz
at three months: 10 lb 4 oz
at six months: 14 lb 10 oz

Clothing Size:  Mostly 6 months+ at this point, but there are still a handful of 3-6 month clothes that fit her…like her Halloween pajamas!

-Thanksgiving! Our girl loves to eat, so she was pretty happy about a holiday centered around food!


-She met Santa! I’m a mean mom, so I was hoping for a crying Santa picture, but she loved him!


-She’s getting a lot better at rolling over! I feel like she’s a little behind the curve on things like this, but I’m not super concerned. I think that her surgery put her a little behind, and like her doctor says, she’s a little lazy! Plus, I know once she’s more mobile, our world is going to be turned upside down!!

-She can sit up on her own…for a few seconds. She thinks it’s a game to flop backwards when you sit her up, so we only practice on the bed or couch! She can sit supported just fine, so we just need to work on her baby abs!

-She rode on the back of a pug! Ha!!!


-She attended her first Circletime at the library AND got her first kiss from a boy. Ask her daddy how happy he was about that one!


Likes: Playing, chewing on her feet, eating!

Dislikes: Going to sleep on her own or sleeping in her own bed

Sleep: I don’t know if it’s because she’s teething or what, but sleep has not been good for a couple of months now. She used to sleep from about 6:30 until 4:30 and then laid down a little while longer after a bottle, but she has decided that’s not her jam anymore. Plus, all of the holidays in the last couple of months has thrown off any sort of routine that we had started to create. I keep reminding myself that this is only a season, and since we aren’t having more children, this will be the only time that I will have a baby to cuddle (well, unless she has kids). Also, caffeine is my friend!

Best Moment: Seeing her with Santa was pretty precious! Also, despite the sleep struggles, it’s so sweet when I cuddle with her because as she’s falling asleep, she’ll rub my arm or face. It’s like she wants to make sure I’m there and comfort me somehow!

Worst Moment: Sleep battles…all the sleep battles…

Eating: Our girl is an eater! She eats three meals a day and will stare you down if you’re eating anything in front of her!

Mommy Update: Motherhood is so challenging! I heard that 1,000 times while I was pregnant, but I didn’t realize the scope of it. I think that the challenges are different depending on your personality type and your baby’s personality type, but for me, one of the biggest challenges is not being able to predict anything. I hate to call myself an inflexible control freak, but if the shoe fits…ha! I’m working on being more adaptable, and I see progress sometimes, but it’s very much “two steps forward, three steps back” in my case. Meh.

Overall: Every time I think I have something figured out, things change! I guess that’s life isn’t it?

We love you, baby girl!

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