Saturday, August 4, 2012

Charlie at 6 months

Sorry, no pictures this post as I'm at work and can't upload any, but I promise to post some soon.  At his 6 month appointment on his actual half-birthday (the 19th of July), Charlie weighed 19 pounds 14 ounces, and was 27.25 inches long.  Big boy!  That said, it seems his growth is slowing down a bit.  It's ok, he's still totally within normal statistics, I just think it has something to do with him rolling everywhere.  He's not "mobile" as of yet if you consider "mobile" to be crawling or walking, but that's not far off.  He does roll everywhere and is a very active boy.  He stands (he's been doing this for a while, mainly because he stiffens his little legs and so that's the only option!), and can even stand leaning against something without assistance.  He's got some strong legs!  He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth, so as soon as he can coordinate those arms and legs, he'll be officially "mobile".  He is a LOUD talker.  He says "mamamamamama" and when he does, he tucks his lips in.  I think it's so funny and so cute, I have a video that I'll post if I can figure out how. 

On July 30, his first little tooth broke through the gum surface, but it's still taking it's good time coming in all the way.  He enjoys food!  His favorites seem to be fruit-he's only had two-bananas and pears and he loves both.  He's also had rice cereal and oatmeal, as well as sweet potatoes, avocado, carrots, peas, zucchini, and squash.  He HATES peas and green beans.  We can disguise peas in some sweet potato and he will eat it then, but we started the green beans last night and mixed a little sweet potato in with alot of green beans and he was gagging and wretching like he does with too much peas.  Poor kid!  We'll have to work on that.

Is it too early for separation anxiety to start?  I swear, if you're out of his line of vision, he has a complete meltdown!  He's challenging at times, and rather demanding, but I love this little monkey so much.  I love watching his older brother play with him, love on him, and help care for him.  I loved this summer how when I'd pick Jack up from the camp bus, that he'd hop into his seat next to Charlie and start talking in a cute little voice to his baby brother.  I love how proud Jack is of his brother-how we go to the pool or a playground and Jack will make "friends" with complete strangers (kids), and then I'll hear him say, "Hey, want to see my baby, come here!"  I love how when Jack walks into a room and Charlie so much as hears him, his eyes light up and he smiles and wants to see what Jack is into.  This is what I always wished for, what I always wanted.  We are so blessed and I thank God everyday for the time I have with these boys. 


  1. Aha, finally a post from you!

    Looks like Charlie is meeting all his milestones well.

    I think the net (weight) gain for the infant slowly tapers down post five or six months of age?

    Figlia is loving the standing bit too...she just refuses to flex her knees, and we are 'forced' to keep her standing.

    I am loving the bonding that is happening between Jack and Charlie.

  2. Sounds like Charlie is doing great and that Jack is such a sweet big brother. I remember the clingyness/meltdowns as well and sometimes Aiden still does that now. It's amazing to me at how quickly our kids are growing up, makes me happy and sad all at the same time!

  3. my he IS a big boy! wow!!!! you've got cream in your breast milk? ; )