Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 weeks old

Yesterday, Charlotte turned 5 weeks old. 

This past week has just flown by.  We've been in a routine with the girls.  I get in the shower by 7:30, get Kaitlyn up by 7:45, get the little ones dressed, argue with Kaitlyn every 5 minutes to hurry up, stop playing around, get dressed, put on shoes that match and to brush her hair again.  We're out the door by 8:45 (hopefully) and get Kaitlyn to school.  We come home, clean the house, eat throughout the day, do diaper changes throughout the day and before we know it, we load up into the car to get Kaitlyn from school.  It's hard to keep Samantha awake, but Charlotte stays wide awake.  We come home, have homework time, snacks and then dinner, bedtime routines and bedtime.

Dusty and I have been watching Shameless and Party Down on Demand at night.  Which makes going to bed early even harder.

Charlotte is growing.  I should have weighed her after her bath last night.  But I didn't.  I also haven't measured her length.  I do know she is getting a double chin.  I have also noticed her little feet actually stay in the foot part of her jammies now.

She is so strong! She does pretty good for tummy time.  I lay her down flat on her belly and she adjusts her arms to raise herself up.  She will stay up for a minute or two and then roll from her tummy to her back.

This is right before she rolls.

Of course, our 10-15 minutes of tummy time is interrupted with a lot of spit-up cleaning, lots of Samantha wanting to be involved, lots of me asking Samantha to please keep her feet to herself and out of Charlotte's face.

Charlotte is turning into a great sleeper.  About half the time, I can lay her down awake, but sleepy, and she will go to sleep on her own.  Samantha only recently started doing this and Kaitlyn was about 8-10 months old before she did it as often.  Normally, she wakes up every 2 hours or so to eat during the day.  Sometimes, more frequently.  She stays awake now after most feedings.  She has one nap during the day that is 3-4 hours long and most nights she goes to sleep around 10:30 and wakes up at 3:30.  She nurses, stays up for about an hour and then sleeps until about 7:30 or 8.

Her eyes are still blue.  Her hair is still there, though it is thinning in the front.  It's pretty dark on top but a lot of shimmery gold underneath.  She still has baby acne that gets worse if she's too warm or upset.  Her eyelashes are so light in color but so incredibly long.  The tips touch her eyebrows when her eyes are open.

Things have been busy.  Kaitlyn has been practicing for the chorus for the school's talent show.  Her school's computer lab caught on fire yesterday.  Samantha has been practicing her theater voice, that kid's voice carries, I'm impressed Charlotte sleeps through it.  Kaitlyn received a great progress report from school yesterday.  Things have been busy and we are really looking forward to our upcoming trip to Disney!

1 comment:

Diane Hall said...

I stumbled across your blog today in hopes to connect with other mothers who share a similar journey with me. Today my only son would be 10months old. And in 4days it will mark 6months since he's be gone.

I just want to tell you how beautiful your family is! I long for the day. And you are an insiration! Take care