7 Months!

Claire is already 7 months old! She is the downward slope to 1!

This past month was a big month for Claire. Lots of things happening.

Baby Dedication

We started the month with Claire’s baby dedication at our church. She fussed a little, but it made for a cute, memorable story. It was a special day for our family. David’s family was able to join us for the service, and for the prayer that our pastor prayed over Claire and our family.

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We also had more family photos taken! Claire was much more amenable to the photo shoot this time around. David still hates photos. {The following photos are by Kaci Danielle Photography}

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Untitled I went on another business trip the first week of February, but I got lots of pictures and videos! Saying "hi mom" while she's out of town

First illness 😦

The week I got back, Claire started part-time daycare. She’s going two days per week for 4.5 hours a day. She’s only been a couple of times so far, but it gives me some time to focus solely on work, and it’s good for her to be with other babies.

Unfortunately, Claire also experienced her first illness this past month. It started after she got her first flu vaccine — she was congested with a runny nose. She just didn’t feel good. (Note, this was before she started daycare and right before I left for LA!). She was up most of the night and would only sleep when I was holding her — so it was a long, tiring couple of days, but she came through it!

Just a couple of weeks later, she came down with some kind of stomach bug. She was throwing up her entire bottle, and it was coming out the other end. Thankfully, she slept well during this time, but we were worried about her getting dehydrated, and seeing her milk come out her nose was not fun! I did take her to the doctor, who gave me great insight into what to do (feed her just a little bit and gradually increase the amount) and when she would need to go to the ER (hopefully never!). I’m thankful we have a doctor that is 5 minutes down the road and so accommodating to very worried first-time parents.

Just a couple of days after the vomiting-through-the-nose incident, we headed on our first family road trip!

First Road Trip

Road trip! David had a work conference in Amelia Island over Valentine’s Day, so Claire and I tagged along. The car ride was fine — she still wasn’t feeling 100% so she was somewhat fussy, but we survived. It also took Claire awhile to fall asleep in the hotel’s crib, but when she did finally fall asleep, she slept through the night. We enjoyed walking around the hotel grounds — with the shops and restaurants. It was nice weather, and the stroller was a huge help. Amelia Island

And we celebrated Claire’s first Valentine’s Day while we were there!

Happy Valentine's Day


We also started SOLID FOODS! Whoo was that fun. Claire wasn’t sure about them at first. We started with rice cereal, and then carrots… sweet potatoes…green beans… Carrots

But she does enjoy playing with the spoon!

Feeding myself already?!


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