|trying on the headband I got her|
Charlotte's personality is really starting to come out. She is silly, funny, spunky, and full of attitude. She never got the message that she's only 1, and her brothers are almost 4, and so she is constantly trying to keep up with them and imitate them.
|Milestone: 1st selfie|
She's not talking much... for some reason she says "Dada" for everything. Anytime I say a word and ask her to repeat, she says, "dada." She says her version of kitty, boot, more, dada, mm hmm (mm mmm is her way), and uh oh (uh ah). She will imitate sounds if I look her in the eye and make them, but then she laughs at me like she knows I'm being an idiot. Her receptive language is excellent, though. She always knows exactly what is going on, and responds to commands or questions- when I say, "Charlotte, time to eat!" she will go to her booster seat, or bring me specific objects if I ask for them. She also gives hugs and kisses, and blows kisses, too. So deliciously sweet.
|"I wonder what the limit is on this one..."|
|Wearing her new pink boots at Target|
She is doing well with her 1 day a week at preschool. All the teachers rave about how much they adore her, and her information sheet always says "happy and playful" at the end of the day. She gets a little sad when I leave her there, but is always playing happily when we come to get her. She is independent and probably loves the arts and crafts she gets to do, and eating at the table like a big girl.
Charlotte has gotten more picky about food- she won't eat every single thing I put in front of her anymore. She loves fruit, especially blackberries and strawberries, but will eat pretty much any fruit. She's not a huge fan of bananas, though. She also likes avocado, black beans, sweet potato, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, string beans, and peas. Like her brothers, she is not a huge fan of meat. We could absolutely go vegetarian in this house if it weren't for Eric. She likes cheese, hummus, eggs, and any carb there is. She still nurses 3-5 times a day, but I can tell my supply has dropped, and the time spent nursing is very short. It's ok if she is ready to move on. Eric doesn't want me to nurse her until she is 2, and I expect we'll stop before then anyway, but I am having a hard time imagining myself cutting her off.
Charlotte's most difficult trait- she is not a great sleeper. I never got her on a good nap schedule, since she is dragged around with her brothers most days, but she STILL doesn't sleep through the night. We have done nothing to "train" her, and I continue to nurse her in the middle of the night if she wakes up, perpetuating our problem. Every time we say we are going to train her, she sleeps through the night, and we don't do it... and then she regresses. I am tired everyday, but totally used to it. I highly recommend: Trader Joe's French Roast coffee (already ground, it is a gray bag with white writing) and Bobbi Brown under-eye corrector and concealer (2 separate products). With these things, I give a good impression of being awake and alive.
|Goofy Benjamin giving the cozy coupe a detailing|