Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Half a year!

We have had our Frances for 6 months! Half of a year! I could not say this when Charlotte was a baby but for some reason Frances’s first her has flown by! She is the happiest sweetest little girl! I love when I go into her room after she wakes up and she is just smiling her big toothless grin. 

I can’t wait until she is big enough to hug and cuddle because I know she will be great at it! This month she has traded in her raspberry blowing for squealing when she is tired or upset. She always wants to be in the action! She loves her jumper and exersaucer and I can’t leaver her in the swing or bouncy seat because she can pull herself over and try to flip out! 

She is getting her balance while sitting and can reach and grab for toys. 

Actually, she is teaching and grabbing for everything! Hair, glasses, food, anything she can get her hands on! Then of course she puts things right in her mouth. I’m waiting on the teeth because she is chewing her hands and gnawing on everything! 

She has been eating 3-4 jars of baby food every day and we are going to try baby led weaning as she is so interested in our food. We have let her gum a few items and she was so happy so we want to take it a step further.

 She also this month has quit nursing. All of a sudden she just wouldn’t do it anymore. I don’t know if it was because she wasn’t getting full or if she didn’t like being still and not being able to see but she simply refuses. Cries and screams actually. I pump twice a day and don’t get very much and so I’m about to have to break into the frozen stored milk. I still want her to get breast milk for as long as possible so I will do what I need to do for as long as I can. She still loves her big sister and Charlotte loves her. She got upset the other day when I said that Frances was growing up and she said “but mommy I want her to stay my baby forever!”! It just broke my heart! 

Frances has also decided she doesn’t need an evening nap. This is sort of a mess because it means she is awake 3-4 hours at night. She gets fussy but we usually go on a golf cart ride and she is just fine. During the day she usually stays up for 2-3 hour increments and sometimes will fight her naps but I have learned to put her in the swing and let her chill when this happens and she does fine. This isn’t always ideal but we are used to it and so is she so I’m not super worried. 

Frances was a brave girl at her check up! She layed still and quiet for the doctor to examine her and he said she is just perfect. She weighs 15 pounds 9 ounces and was 26 inches long, and she is in the 50 percentile for both categories. She is growing up to be such a sweet little critter and we can’t wait to see how she is going to grow and change in the next few month! 

Monday, September 10, 2018


Summer is over and we are so sad! We have squeezed every last drop of fun out of this 2018 summer and I think we did it quite well! 

All 4 of us went to the August first Friday. It was nice to stroll and be out of the house for a bit. Charlotte of course loved the popsicles. 

That same weekend we went to a wedding for one of Forrest’s assistants. Charlotte had a big time although was sad she didn’t catch the bouquet. The bride brought her a special rose and that made her feel much better about the situation. 

We had a girls day at Mimi’s! Charlotte got to swim with Mary rose and we all got to meet our newest cousin Macey! It was a hectic day but a sweet one. I even managed an emergency potty stop for Charlotte all by myself! 

Charlotte had her 3k open house and meet the teacher day. She had been worried about going to 3k all summer but you wouldn’t have known it from her behavior that day! She went right on in and played excitedly with her friends. Her teachers are mrs Abbie and mrs Billie, who was my teachers aid in kindergarten! 

That evening we hosted a pool party for Charlotte’s classmates. They had a blast! I hope we will can continue to do this each year! 
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