Friday, May 28, 2010


Charlie has said her first word... DADA! If she only know how much further MAMA would take her!! Really, the only possible explanation as to why she said da-da first is because she thinks I'M dada!! haha

Check out my babbling babe! (For some reason it won't upload after I rotated it.. so hopefully u won't get a crick in your neck!!!)

Friday, May 7, 2010

It's Official... I'm a Slacker!!!

Ok, I know it has been WAY too long since I've updated, but in my defense I NEVER have time!! As it is, I am posting this while I'm at work (hehe)! All is well at the Russell household :) Charlie is growing like a little weed! (I'll post some pics later... I don't have any on my work comp!) She is quite the little actress these days! We took her to the doctor on monday because I was SURE there had to be something wrong with her... she was screaming at the top of her lungs, throwing tantrums while throwing herself on the floor! Well, Dr. Chi said she is perfect :) (I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! <insert gag>) She is, however, teething something fierce! SIX, I repeat, SIX teeth are coming in at once! Poor little girl! And although I'm sure Tylenol would help her a little bit, given the recent recalls, she is going to have to tough it out! I know, I'm a mean mom.. yet Dan says I'm raising a wuss... so I just can't win! Since my last post, we starting giving Charlie some 'solid' food. I still don't know why its considered solid food because it's all pureed... I make it all myself, nothing but the best for my girl! So far she has had rice cereal, oatmeal, apples, pears, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, prunes and peas. The only one she still doesn't like is peas. So although it was a rocky start, she is doing much better with eating :) She still is not crawling, and has no signs of beginning anytime soon! My little lazy lady! She hates being on her belly, so when we put her on it, she just rolls over and laughs! Dr. Chi said most babies crawl between 8-9 months, so we haven't missed the 'average' mark yet! BUT he did say 15% of babies don't crawl at all... yes, I know, he is a wealth of stats! Now you are up to date! I will try to post more regularly!!