-Charlotte loves to interact with all of the other children/babies but has taken a special liking to Mason, a 6month old. She often walks over to him and waves at him, pats his belly and he just smiles and smiles at her.
-she loves the sensory table and loves to paint or play with playdough. The nice thing is that the playdough is homemade and isn't toxic! : )
-she soothes herself to sleep for nap. What?! Who is this child and what have you done with my Charlotte?
-she loves, loves, LOVES music (this we know) which delights her teacher Matt because that is a personal love of his. She bops along to the radio, classical music, whatever.
Charlotte has yet to have a problem with separation anxiety and leaving me or Brendan while we go to work while she is Applewood. This is amazing to me but I know she is in good hands.
Today Charlotte and I went to her 1 year appt. It went really well. Short story (no pun intended)- she is in the 10th percentile for height and 25th percentile for weight. She was born only 18 inches long so we suspect she will be short all of her life! Oh well! Other than that, Charlotte got her MMR, Hep A, and Chicken Pox vaccines. It is still amazing to me that Cole and Charlotte will never get Chicken Pox. It seemed like a rite of passage to go through when i was a child! I remember I got Chicken Pox when my family was on vaca in Montana. I still have a small scar on my forehead from this virus! Anyway, the doctor and I also talked about Charlotte and her lack of sleeping by herself and she was actually completely supportive of me! Love it! She explained to me that she breastfed 2 of her 3 children until they were 15 months and she had each of them in the bed with her until then as well too. She said it is hard to try to get them in their bed of course at that point because for her, her daughter would yell- "Help me, Mommy! A little heartbreaking to be sure! She told me that she was really glad I had nursed Charlotte for the year and to let go when I was ready because it was just fine. Everything else with Charlotte checks out! She's starting to formulate words and expresses herself just fine.
Bring on toddler time!