Happy 1st Birthday, Charlotte!

We no longer have babies in our house :( It was both a sad and happy day on February 11 but we are really excited to see Charlotte develop into a little girl in Abigail’s footsteps!

Here is an update on Charlotte’s development thus far in her life:

Weight – 17 lb (12%)
Height – 28.5 in (30%)
Head – 44.8 cm (50%)
Diaper – 
Size 3/cloth
Clothing – 
I have her in 12 month but they’re a little large

Here’s her schedule right now:

7:30 – 8:00 Wake up/Milk time
8:30 Eat breakfast (not her favorite meal so she doesn’t usually eat much)
9:30 If she went to bed late or doesn’t feel well then she’ll take a nap here for about an hour
Noon-ish Lunch time
1:00 Nap time (this nap usually lasts about 2.5-3 hours)
4:00 Small snack
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Begin bedtime routine (bath, Bible, singing)
7:30 In bed & asleep

Favorites – Bananas, yogurt, cheese (almost all food really), being chased, jumping on the couch, chewing on books/shoes, walking around with something in her mouth ALL OF THE TIME, bath time

Terrible Things About Life – Sharing with Abigail, not being held by Daddy when he comes home, having her diaper/clothes changed (seriously, the worst)

Charlotte might be petite but she is such a good eater! Breakfast is her least favorite meal of the day, but there are times during lunch and dinner when I almost feel like she would keep eating and eating as long as I kept putting food on her tray. I make some special little toddler foods for her but for the most part she eats everything that we eat, which makes meal times especially easy.

Most days are one-nap days now.  We typically have something to do in the mornings for at least half of the week, so its just easier for all days to exclude the morning nap.  She would totally still take both naps if I let her, but I get nervous that she’ll ruin her afternoon nap if she keeps taking morning naps :)

Charlotte started walking a couple of weeks before her first birthday.  For the last couple of months she would take a step here or there and she really love walking around while holding on to our fingers but now she pretty much prefers walking by herself and goes pretty long distances without falling!  I think the walking has helped her mood out a little bit.  She has been quite a bit fussier than Abigail was as a baby, but since she’s started walking I think she’s able to keep herself entertained a little better.

I don’t think you can see in any of the pictures, but Charlotte has 8 teeth! They are all of the front teeth and they are cute :)

I love it when Abigail and Charlotte interact well together. Abigail is getting better at sharing with Charlotte and being compassionate towards her. When Charlotte is upset, Abigail will sometimes say, “Its ok Charlotte” and pat her on the back or give her a kiss :) And my favorite is listening to them laugh at each other during car rides to church or the school.

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