Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Charlie, 7 Months Old


Watching a baby grow and change is so much fun, and especially once they hit about half a year old and you start to really see their personality shine through. Charlie at 7 months is pure sunshine. He's one of the most smiley babies I've ever known, and if you were to be around him, I'm sure you'd feel the pure joy he radiates. It will be interesting to watch him grow, and to see if his perpetual smile sticks around. I'm pretty sure it will!

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This month:

Charlie has four teeth- the top and bottom two- and is working on the ones on both side of those top two. His teething symptom is a runny nose, and we can tell right away when it's going to be a rough, teething day based on that.
He is napping like a champ on a schedule. His naps are 9-11am and 1-3pm. Nighttime sleeping is still spotty, but getting better. Some nights he will wake up just once, although those always seem to be the nights I stay up way too late so I never get to catch up anyway. Of course!
He is fully sitting up on his own but still likes to roll around on his back and tummy.
Crawling. Kind of. He's great at going backwards and army crawling anywhere he needs to go, but true crawling hasn't happened yet. He'll get up on all fours and rock back and forth, but hasn't yet made the connection.
Food is going well. He's been eating "real food" 2-3x a day and loving it. His favorite so far has been a carrot and broccoli puree.
No binky and no thumb sucking. No lovie either! 
Still nursing and showing no signs of slowing down. Henry stopped right on his first birthday so I'm curious to see what Charlie is like.
Loves to be worn all of the time.
Laughs and smiles all day long. I know Moms probably say that about their kids often but seriously, this kid is ALL smiles, it's adorable.
Loves to be tickled and sang to.
Enjoys bouncing in his bouncer and "walking" in his walker.
His favorite thing is playing with the O-Ball and rolling in back and forth with Henry. So much laughter!

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7 months old is the best. Nothing beats going into Charlie's room in the morning and being greeted by those big green eyes and that smile. His all day babbling leaves us laughing all day long, and I can't wait to watch Henry and Charlie begin to play more and more. I'm already getting to see little glimpses of it, and it's pretty amazing. This time has truly flown by, and it's hard to believe we're getting close to the summer, which means we're getting closer to his first birthday. What!

Love you so much, Charlie boy. And like I say in every post, you are our sunshine!

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21 comments:

  1. His radiant spirit shines through the screen, so there's no doubt it is contagious in real life! Love his front teeth. What a sweetheart!

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    1. Thank you so much Nadia! I love those front teeth too:)

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  2. Ooft, those eyes! What a beautiful, wonderful, shiny boy. And how blessed he is to have a lovely brother like Henry and awesome parents like you :)

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    1. Your comment is so sweet! Thank you! :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, Charlie is the cutest baby ever! Look at those eyes! You can see his personality through the pictures!

    Danielle
    Smitten with Sunday

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    1. That makes me so happy to hear! I feel like his joy really does shine through so it's awesome to hear that you see it too!

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  4. I just can't take all of this adorableness in one place! How do you survive? :)

    The Rambling Fangirl

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    1. Haha...barely! ;)

      Thanks for commenting, Cristina!

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  5. Oh my gosh I'm in love. I just cannot get good photos of my daughter who is seven months! I'm so jelly of your amazing pictures. Well done, mama. He is so stinking precious (and I love this age too)! ~Jenna // A Mama Collective

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    1. It's a best of 100 thing- I take SO many that there has to be a good one in there somewhere! ;) And thanks so much Jenna! :)

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  6. These are such lovely photos, your so lucky he let you taken them when ever I go near my little one with a camera he try's to grab it ~ Sarah

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    1. Oh gosh Charlie too! Thank you for the kind words, Sarah! xo

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  7. what a cutie! lovely pictures :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  8. He's adorable, Danielle. Reading about your sweet family makes me long for the days when I hope to have my own!

    Anna xx | The Girl In The Moon

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    1. Anna that is so sweet- thank you! :)

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  9. OH I SO HOPE MY BOY GETS YOUR GUYS EYES!!!

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  10. He's gotten so big. Could he be anymore adorable?

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