6 Months as Mommy

I finally feel like I'm starting to get caught up (which has only taken me MONTHS!). Summertime is my busy season so I'm definitely looking forward to September/October when things die down a little bit. I'm tired, my commute is still annoying, but I have the most supportive supervisor in the world, so I'm genuinely happy where I'm at. This month, I started contemplating doing some freelance stuff on the side to supplement our income, but we'll see how that goes.

I definitely noticed my supply decreasing this month. Perhaps, because my work schedule has gotten a little more regular so I'm pumping more? I've been working really hard to try and keep it up, by drinking water whenever I think about it, and keeping a box of cereal bars in my desk drawer so I have something to snack on when I don't have time to eat. Honestly, if I wasn't breastfeeding, I think I would legit forget to eat 50% of the time.

We did get a new gym membership this month, though admittedly, we haven't used it as much as we should have. I have such a love/hate relationship with the gym. I love that it gets me out of the house and into an environment where I actually feel motivated to exercise, but I hate that all of the machines are so intimidating and all the crazy, bodybuilding guys are always taking over everything. I'm pretty boring when it comes to working out at the gym. I get on the treadmill and walk/jog for about two miles and then do some crunches and stretches. See, I told you- BORING. Our gym offers a few classes here and there, but the effort it takes to figure out what to do with Charlie so I can go, is far more than the effort it takes to sit on my couch with a book while Charlie snoozes in his crib.

As for Charlie...

Channeling his namesake

I can barely keep up with this kid! Although he's not mobile yet, he's pretty darn good at rolling all over the place. When I get him out of this crib in the morning, he's usually 90-180 degrees from where he started the night before.

His biggest achievement, however, has been starting solid foods!!! Our pediatrician suggested starting him on rice cereal, but after doing a little bit of reading, I decided to forego the grains and cereals for some good ol' fashioned fruits and veggies. So far we've had success with sweet potatoes and avocado. I'm looking forward to introducing a bunch more foods in the weeks to come!

Another huge milestone? Talking! I am proud to say that Baby Peps's first word was...MAMA! Since then we've struggled to try and get him to say anything other than "Bah, bah, bah, bah, bah...," but we know he can also make "M" and "D" noises, so we're working on that every day.

Charlie has loved spending his days with his aunt and cousin, and we can now officially say that he got his first kiss from his cousin Lucie! The two of these babies are so stinkin' adorable. I'm just so blessed that they get to grow up together. Charlie also helped his Daddy and Papaw celebrate Father's Day! Father's Day morning was pretty lazy and relaxed, just the way Daddy wanted it. Then we went over to his Papaw's house for a family dinner and some quality time with his paternal grandpa.

At Charlie's 6-month appointment, he weighed in at 13 lbs 8 oz, 26 inches, with a 43cm head circumference. This puts him at the 1st, 25th, and 25th percentiles, respectively. Although, he's still super tiny, his pediatrician was actually really happy to see that he's put on 1.5 lbs since his last appointment and he's still following the growth curve. Grow Charlie, grow!

And just for fun, lots of outtakes from our little Charlie Brown's 6-month photoshoot:


  1. Six months already! Crazy! And I am LOVING that Charlie Brown onesie!

  2. He is such a cutie! And that onesie is perfect!

  3. How does it happen?! Is that not the cutest thing? My mom got cousin Lucie a coordinating Lucy dress, too! :)

  4. Thank you! He literally looks like Charlie Brown with that big, bald head! Haha