It’s official — Claire is no longer a newborn. 😦
She doesn’t go back to the pediatrician until her four-month appointment, but I’m guessing that she weighs around 13.5 lbs. She has outgrown all of her newborn clothes, most of her 0-3 month clothes, and even some of her 3-month sized clothes are a little tight. She is growing! But I love dressing her up — she looks cute in everything, obvi, and I’m so thankful for all of the people who gave us such adorable outfits.
Claire loves to “talk” to us. She squeals and babbles; she tries to laugh; and she lights up when we go to get her up in the mornings and when we make eye contact. She is definitely developing a personality — she’s becoming playful, silly and cuter by the day!
She also loves taking walks! She enjoys the wind and the crunch of the leaves. It’s a little bit difficult maneuvering the stroller with Charlie’s leash attached, but the stroller has only ever tipped over once. 😉
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsA big step…
Since the last update, Claire started going into the nursery at church! David and I know that our church provides quality everything, and they have a dedication to children. She first went into the nursery just a couple of days after her 2-month birthday when she was 9-weeks old. We attended the Saturday night service, and my biggest worry was making sure that she was fed beforehand, and that she would get fussy as she tends to have a nightly “witching hour.” //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThe church has a good check-in system, and they give parents restaurant-style pagers in case anything happens. I was looking at the pager often throughout the service, but we both were confident that she would be in good hands. And she did great! Since then, she has gone into the nursery each week, and every week the nursery volunteers tell us how sweet she is and what a joy she is!
I’ll write more about this in another post, but I think it’s great for Claire to experience the nursery — she gets to meet other babies, and gains exposure with other adults. Plus, it gives David and I a chance to pay attention to the message. 🙂
The next day, we went to our first church picnic as a family of three. Everyone ooh’d and aah’d over Claire. But we made a rookie mistake — we forgot the pacifier! But we just gave her a bottle a little early and all was fine. I didn’t get any pics when we were at the picnic, but I did capture the crankiness that ensued after! Isn’t her outfit cute 😉 //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Seminole in training!
Claire also got to wear her first FSU cheerleading outfit. 🙂 I tried to teach her the war chant and the chop, but she wasn’t having it! //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Meeting Aunt Whitney!
This month Claire also got to meet her “aunt” Whitney! I dressed her up in her Alice in Wonderland dress that Whitney’s family gave us.