Charlie turned 3 months a week ago on July 22nd! 3 months, I can't believe it. July was a busy and fun month.
|3 months old - 12.5 lbs!|
Just as I thought, Charlie started laughing this month. His giggles are the cutest. The things I do to get him to laugh also make Sydney crack up, which is so adorable. She will say "Sydney's turn", then "Charlie's turn".
Charlie also started rolling over from his back to his belly. He mastered this on July 21st - a day before turning 3 months (Sydney did this a day before she turned 4 months). This boy is strong. He likes standing too, obviously being held but with his legs straight. A few days before he started rolling over, he woke up and was really good at holding his head up during tummy time. I remember the same thing happening with Sydney. It was literally overnight. We are proud of him for rolling, but it caused some sleeping problems since I can't swaddle his arms tight anymore. Fingers crossed we are close to getting back on track.
Charlie loves, loves the bath. He has a permanent smile when getting a bath, with the exception of when I dump water over his face. When I do, he practically jumps out of the tub, then back to smiles.
He loves his sister and is happy just sitting on my lap watching her. Sydney loves him too. She is so sweet with him. His noises make her laugh. The other day when he was cooing, she said "Charlie funny". Sydney also loves to help with his diaper changes, especially the really dirty ones because she gets to hand me more wipes for those. She likes to read him stories and put toys on his belly. I did catch her one night naming off his body parts as she touched them "Charlie nose, Charlie ears", then she got to "Charlie eyes"....oops, don't touch those Sydney!! She thinks he is trying to take her toys when his arms or legs swing and hit them. She says "no, my (insert toy) Charlie". I keep telling her that he isn't taking them yet, but someday he will.
We celebrated the 4th of July over a long weekend at Sea Ranch, on the Northern California coast, with our good friends the Bukata's and their adorable 10 month old girl, Luca. It was a 3 hour drive from our house and we were pretty nervous about how it would go. Both kids did an awesome job. We only made 1 stop on the way there, and no stops on the way home. I still can't believe it. If only we can get that lucky with our 2 big road trips this month.
Sea Ranch was so much fun. We went on walks on the sea cliff, explored the beach at low tide, cooked yummy food and drank lots wine. Charlie spent all of the walks and beach time cozy against me in the wrap, his happy place. It was too cold to dip his feet in the ocean, so that will have to wait until his next beach trip.
MarMe and Grandpa Billy were also back for a week visiting. Great timing for me, as Brian was out of town on a work trip, and Sydney got sick and had to be home from school. The kids were pretty difficult, but I sure enjoyed the extra help and company.
Here are my favorite photos - plus some of Sydney at Sea Ranch because I didn't want to write a separate post.
|family story time|
|At bootcamp - Charlie loves the end of class when I take him out of the stroller|
|Melt my heart. Kisses from Sydney|
We spent a lot of time on this awesome window seat at the Sea Ranch house
|Sydney enjoying her milk and the view - she loved looking for birds outside|
|Dada still in the same spot, but getting cuddles from the other kid|
|I mean, he is too cute|
|Luca trying to hard to play with Charlie|
|Exploring the tide pools|
|Looking for animals|
|More walking on cliffs|
|This is how we roll|
|We welcomed the cooler weather at the coast|
|We spent the actual 4th of July driving home, so this is the best shot I got of the kids in their 4th of July outfits|
Actually, Sydney didn't even wear the outfit I had planned - I'm trying not to be mad about it
|Charlie loves the bath, and towel cuddles|
|Always happy to see Bama|
|Sydney reading to Charlie|
|Grandpa Billy is here|
|walk with MarMe and Grandpa Billy|
|Coffee date with MarMe and Grandpa Billy|
|Story time for Sydney|
|This is what baths are like|
|Happy Grandparents, Happy Charlie|
|This was supposed to be just the kids and grandparents |
but Sydney was being crabby and only wanted to sit with me
|With cousin Audrey in matching boy/girl outfits|
|Had to sneak this one in of Sydney and Uncle Sean|
Sydney and Billy were "helping" fill the bird feeder
|Sydney helping give Charlie a bath|
|So proud of how well he is holding up his head|
|Still his happy place|
|Trying so so hard to roll over but his arm was in the way|
He mastered it the next day
|Look Mom, I did it!|
|Sydney and Charlie both at 3 months - starting to look like siblings|