Charlie has been such a sweet baby, although this past month he has definitely started to show some opinions of his own! I know I have said this before, but I will say it again. He is SUCH a mama's boys. Almost every time I have left him with someone else for more than 10 minutes, he is just a miserable little thing. Then as soon as he is in my arms it all sweetness and smiles, the little stinker.
He sleeps great at night, typically from 8pm - 6am (occasionally waking up once to nurse), and will sometimes fall back asleep in my bed for a little bit more. His naps are so all over the place though. I totally think it's the case of the 3rd child syndrome. With the first two boys I was able stick to a pretty good schedule, and always be home for nap time. But now that those two are older, life is busier, and being home for two naps a day just doesn't happen often enough to get him in a good day sleeping routine. That or he's just got the Dana stubbornness.
He has been my pickiest eater at this young of an age. He had a good month long streak of eating almost only avocado's. He is getting better though. Some favorite foods these days are: Blueberries, scrambled eggs, chicken, egg + banana "pancakes", cheese and raisins. He doesn't like strawberries. STRAWBERRIES!
He has said da da, ma ma, and ba ba. He claps his hands and waves (when he feels like it). Any chance he gets he tries to climb the stairs. He loves to get in on the wrestling matches with daddy and his big brothers. He has the best smile. He loves to be outside and always gets dirty, so thankfully he gets pretty excited about bath time. I thought he hated the swing, but really he just didn't like the way I was putting him in it (leaning forward). He still loves to nurse, and I plan on keeping it that way for awhile. He loves to play with his blocks, climb on the dishwasher, and empty my kitchen cupboards. He is not a cuddler. Even when he nurses he will try to stand up. He will pull himself up to stand on anything, and will walk with assistants.
If you tell Sam he is cute, he responds with, "No. I not tute. Farfay tute!" And we all agree. He is just so darn cute! We all love him to pieces, and he brings smiles to our faces everyday. Love you Charlie!
I am so happy with how these pictures turned out! It is very hard to keep him still these days, so to get some non blurry pictures is always a challenge. Warning: Charlie picture overload (if there even is such a thing.)