Memorial Day has come and gone. Summer is officially here. We’ll be celebrating with some 90 degree weather this weekend which might be a welcome change from the “May Gray” days we’ve been experiencing lately.
Today Charlotte is 16 weeks old and she….
Giggled for the first time this week! It’s adorable. I can’t wait until she giggles more.
Continues to make new discoveries with her voice. Noisy discoveries. More volume. More sounds. And she’s just so happy with herself with every new noise she makes.
Is losing her hair like crazy – at least on the top of her head. Soon she’s going to either look like a little old man who just has hair in the back or like she has a mullet because up to this point it doesn’t look like she’s lost any from the back.
Went to work with Daddy. Her first meeting in a conference room. Her first diaper change in a conference room…that was interrupted by a fire drill! Never hurts to start teaching safety from a very young age!
Continues to sleep through the night and is starting to take longer naps during the day. A win-win for us all I think. She loves to nap strapped to me in the Ergo while I work in the afternoons. It puts her head/cheek right within kissing range of my lips so I think we both enjoy these cuddles.
And just for fun, here are a few more pictures!
Week 15 has been a big week of learning and development and change around here! I returned back to work and am so grateful that I work from home and can enjoy mommy life and work life. We are still working on figuring out our routine but I think we’re off to a good start!
At 15 weeks, Charlotte…
Went to her first baseball game! Go Dodgers! Impressively, she slept through a tremendous amount of noise and cheering, but woke up in time for the 7th inning stretch. She loves singing, so I am pretty sure she enjoyed a stadium with 46,000+ people singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
Saw her first fireworks display! After the initial boom which startled her, she was enthralled. I’m not sure if she blinked for the entire show!
Fills our home with lots of coos, squeals and even a couple of shrieks. She loves to listen to herself make noise.
Brings great joy to the guests who attend the Sunday Community Meal. Her presence there truly does seem to have a calming effect on the sometimes tense atmosphere. It’s a beautiful thing to see. They love to try and get her to smile and touch her little feet.
Lifts her head like a champ! We’ve seen great progress this week for her. Tummy time had been brutal, then one day, wearing nothing but a diaper she surprised us all and kept her head lift and looking around for a great amount of time! It seemed to happen overnight and we are glad she’s reached this milestone.
Appears to pray. A lot. Charlotte loves to have her hands clasped together like she’s praying. She also loves to eat her hands. Sometimes it’s hard to get them out of her mouth for her to eat real food!
Loves when Mommy and Daddy hold her up in a standing position, as she puts some weight on those ever growing legs!
Slept through the night!! Yes, I think I saved the best for last! I mean she slept the full night. Bedtime until almost 6 am (which is when Mom gets up anyway!) Let’s hope that wasn’t a one time thing last night!
Falls asleep for her catnaps in all sorts of places!
It’s not often you hear about a baby who is “14 weeks.” At this point, most people (including us) talk about age months. I must admit, I like thinking about it in weeks. Little Charlotte has only been in this world for 14 weeks. A quick calculation tells me I’ve been in this world for 1643 weeks (whoa – and if you know my birthday, please don’t double check my math!). Thinking in weeks helps me to capture more of the little moments. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a week goes by – and if I didn’t take some intentional time to pause and think about the moments of the week, before I know it, one month, two months, three months (that’s an entire QUARTER of a year!) would be gone!
At 14 weeks, Charlotte…
- Was dedicated at church. A wonderful time to remember God’s covenant and promises and to verbally recognize our commitment in front out many friends and our church family to raise Charlotte in a home where Christ is honored, Scriptures are followed and to do all we can to help her come to know Jesus as Savior and follow Him as Lord.
- Celebrated our first Mother’s Day. I think she had a bit of help from Daddy and it was a very special day!
- Slept with her arms unswaddled for the first time.
- Has been super cuddly and a total sleepyhead. I think she might just be coming out of a growth spurt.
- Discovered the power of the pouty lip. I don’t know where she learned to stick her lower lip out like she does, but oh my!
- Joins us for dinner at the table in her high chair. I think she loves the new view, being up so high.
- Has nearly switched from the paci to 2 fingers on her left hand.
- Is becoming an expert greeter at the Sunday Community meal.
- Visited Advanced Bionics, the headquarters where Daddy’s cochlear implants are made.
We are all in for a big adjustment when I go back to work next week. I think I’m ready though – I know the time has come and I’m ready to figure out our new routine! Let’s just hope I still have time to take plenty of photos to share with you on our blog!
Happy baby – all smiles for Daddy! A serious moment… Setting a new hairstyle trend. A little blurry, but I just can’t resist her joyful face! Dedication at Lake Avenue Church. Thankful for many friends who were there to stand beside us. Don’t be deceived – Charlotte is not as chunky as she looks in this photo! A couple of Mother-Daughter pictures on Mother’s Day. Charlotte wasn’t thrilled to do a selfie… Big girl!! No food yet, but the tray is perfect to set her toys on! Going vintage – wearing one of Mommy’s baby dresses. 14 Weeks – Charlotte’s weekly photo.