Charlotte is 10 weeks old, and this is a video of her from the other day :).
This little girl is just the sweetest...she melts my heart, and I want to soak up every moment! It seems every day that I notice her doing something new, and I feel like I am going to forget some of these sweet moments if I do not document them.
A few notes about Charlotte since birth:
* The first two weeks at home were probably the hardest even though she really has been a pretty easy baby all along. She was just really hungry and fighting sleep a good bit.
* The first two weeks at home, she only had two volumes: completely quiet and sweet or extremely loud and red-faced, ha. She has since found a light whine that I am okay with...if left to whine long, though, it can reach the super loud volume as I am sure is understood :).
* Now, she pretty much only cries when sleepy or hungry, as I am sure is understood as well :).
* She came home sleeping about 3 to 4 hours at night and has been sleeping 10 to 11 hours the last week (yippee).
* From the beginning, she has been super alert. (New to me since Anniston slept more than her during the day.) We had to return to the hospital for a weight check a couple of days after being discharged, and the nurse was amazed at her looking around so wide-eyed since most few day old babies are asleep when she sees them.
* Such a strong neck from the beginning. Rolled over at 6 wks...considered it a fluke. Now, she has been rolling since 8 wks.
* She could probably smile and "talk" during her entire waketime. LOVES to be talked to.
* Has had some reflux and has been on Zantac since 3 wks. Since adding Zantac, she seems to be falling asleep more easily.
* She has been a very eager and efficient eater from the start...such a blessing.
* At her well visit last Thursday (9 wks), she weighed 11 lb, 2.5 oz (50%), was 22 3/4 inches long (70%)...cannot recall head circumference, but I know it was 50%. Anniston was born in June and Charlotte in October, and Charlotte can fit into most of the clothes that Anniston was wearing her first winter at 6-7 months old (size 3-6 months).
* Had trouble with her 2 month immunizations...legs swelled and turned very red...she was inconsolable and crying out in pain like I have never heard. I was ready to take her to the emergency room, but Stan, the level-headed one, calmed us down. (I feel so bad about this because I think it was my fault, but I am going to share so that this hopefully will not happen to anyone else... After her shots, we came straight home, and since she was asleep, I let her finish her nap in the living room still in her carseat. Well, apparently with her diaper being snug and her legs raised for probably a couple of hours, the vaccine must have pooled in her leg...NOT fun. After letting her stretch, loosening her diaper, and giving her Tylenol, she calmed down and swelling disappeared.)
* I know people say this all the time: that they never knew they could love another baby as much as their first, blah blah blah, but now I know the saying to be true. My heart is full...