Friday, December 14, 2012

happy 3 months Charlotte!!!


You are 3 months and 6 days old today, and boy has a lot happened in the last month! 
look at those beautiful blue eyes!
Mr. H giving you kisses! He love you so much!!
We moved from San Diego to Monterey so Daddy could go to school. You handled the move great! You slept in the car the whole way (except the last 20 minutes. So close). 
sleeping in the hotel with your babysitter, Mr H.

So far you are loving the house. You finally have your own room with your beautiful crib and rocking chair all set up. You enjoy taking your naps in your new crib, cuddling up under the blankets your Grandma's made you. You sleep for 30-45 minutes at a time (I wish it was longer) with the help of your "sleep sheep" aka white noise machine. Ever since the move your sleep cycle has gone back to waking every two hours to eat. I am hoping you are either going through a growth spurt or just getting adjusted to all the changes. I really miss sleeping for 5 hours at a time! 

You have also discovered your fingers! They are no longer tight little fists. You open your hands and move your fingers so much more. You are learning to grab toys, hold on to them, and stick them in your mouth. Actually you try to stick everything in your mouth. And the drool! You must be getting ready for some teeth because you are a drooling machine! 
mmm fingers!

You have also started to play on your mat. You are a morning person and love to get up and play for an hour or so. And when you get lonely, you cry until Mommy lays on the mat with you and we play together. It's really cute, but harder for Mommy to get chores done around the house. 

And when you aren't playing on your mat, you love to watch TV. You are mesmerized by it, so we are going to get you some Baby Einstein videos so at least it's somewhat educational. :)

This month you got to meet even more of your family. Right after we moved Auntie Sara came to visit!

you smile all the time now!!

Then we went to Nana's for Thanksgiving where you got to meet the rest of Mommy's family. You wore a beautiful orange dress and had a wonderful time. You stayed awake the entire evening and cried the entire way home (45 minutes). You were exhausted!! 

the whole family!!
getting kisses from cousin Hannah

meeting Papa Richard!! 

The next day we went shopping for your first Christmas tree! We drove up to Apple Hill and picked out a tree and cut it down! Then we ate lunch and went shopping for apples. You did great! Maybe next year you will be able to ride the ponies or play on the playground. 
at the 5k on Thanksgiving

our tree!!
And you went out to dinner at a restaurant for the first time. We met up with Great Grandma Hall and Grandma Rachel at Macaroni Grill and enjoyed a lovely meal together. You ate and then fell asleep. It was also Mommy's first time feeding you in public! I used a little privacy cover since we were in the middle of the dining room. It went great and we are happy to know we can handle a dinner out without a bunch of tears! Yay!

You are growing and changing before our eyes. We are trying to enjoy every single moment, watching you learn new things every day and teaching you all about the world. You are a wonderful baby, who demands a lot of time and attention, but that's ok with us! We love you so much!!


Mommy and Daddy

1 comment:

Brandy said...

yay! baby charlotte! what a busy life and only 3 months old!