Clothes: Size 2 diapers. 6-9 month clothes depending on the brand and item. She's just so long and lean. She's too long for a lot of 6 month stuff but doesn't fill out the 9 month stuff! Got her mama's build I guess.
Food: She's doing fine now. She caught up and seemed to just have her 4 month growth spurt a little late because she gained a whole pound in the two weeks between her 4 month appointment and her weight check. And my supply seems to have caught up just fine. She's nursing every 2 - 2.5 hrs during the day...and nighttime is anybody's guess. Sometimes she's up every 3 hours. Other times she goes 5 or 6. The only really bad thing is that she refuses a bottle. Corey took me out for my birthday...we were gone 7 hours. And she did not eat once! This weekend we have a work party to attend, so I'm hoping she'll take a sippy or regular cup since we tried the bottle and a syringe without success 3 times now.
Sleep: sleep? What's that? Oh! You mean that thing babies are supposed to do a lot of! Hah!! Not my Charlotte! I'm lucky if she takes one good nap a day, and by "good" I mean more than 45 minutes. Other than that, she takes 20-30 minute catnaps a couple times a day when she just gets so tired she can't fight it anymore. And she usually sleeps in the car. Now that she's 5 months and Corey has been home a bit more regularly, I'm attempting to establish a better bedtime routine with her. And we're trying out the pack n play in our room instead of the bassinet...I'm hoping having a bit more room will help? Usually I attempt to put her down by herself right after we put Eden down (7:30 or 8pm). She cries for an hour and a half (with us going in every 5-10 minutes), and I have to give up when it's time for her to nurse again. She nurses and falls asleep on me, and than I just get up and bring her to bed with me. Trying to break this cycle because nobody enjoys her being in our bed. She doesn't sleep well and neither do we!
Activity: She rolls. Everywhere. It's like a reflex. You set her down and she starts rolling. Unless she's screaming because I put her down. And she's starting to try and do the arm crawl. She doesn't get far though because we have hardwoods throughout the house, and they're slippery...which makes getting around difficult for her. She loves her bouncer. It's a lifesaver when I shower. She is starting to really enjoy playing with toys and is putting everything in her mouth. I will say that although she is a very difficult and clingy baby (she is pretty much crying unless I'm holding her), she is getting a little easier as she gets older. Oh, and she LOVES balloons! She laughs SO hard at balloons. Weird, right?? Guess I just need to have balloons on hand at all times...although they might lose their novelty. I really do love her, and she is such a blessing. I wouldn't take anything back. She's just not an easy baby. Maybe in a year she'll be awesome and much more relaxed. Hopefully? :)
Personality: LOVES her sister. All I have to do is shower her a picture of Eden on my phone and she is instantly smiles and giggles. They have such a cute little bond. She is extremely stubborn and strong willed. If she doesn't want to do something (like sleep), she just won't. She fights it like crazy. She will literally go an ENTIRE day without napping and then not even fall asleep at night until 11pm. It's insane. No matter what I do! Anyway...her smile and giggle are adorable. It makes all the rough times worth it.