Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clare Sophia: 11 Months

One more month until I'm the mom of a toddler, instead of a baby! Today is her last first holiday (besides her 1st birthday, of course).

Weight: 21.5ish lbs, she's slimmed out and slowed down! 

Height: No clue! 

Medical issues: None really except super fussy sooooooo much of the time! I only put it under medical because I think it's due to teething. She will have a good week, then a few hard weeks and *pop* a tooth appears. 

Sleep: Thankfully she is sleeping until 6 or 6:30 most days! We moved her into the toddler bed for naps and to start the night, and it was SO EASY! I figured she was ready because she wasn't sleeping as well and, while she's not doing much of the night in there yet, it has been such a simple transition. I would say 90% of the time she is asleep within 10 minutes. Such a difference from her sister who took 60-90 minutes to fall asleep for many months! She is still napping twice a day; usually she does a 30 ish minute morning nap and about an hour and a half in the afternoon. She goes to bed around 6 or 6:30. 

Clothes/diaper size: Still mostly 12 months with a couple 12-18. She was wearing bigger sizes than her age for the longest time and now we seem to be hanging out in this set of clothes for a while! 

Likes: hanging on mommy, laughing at/with her sister, wrestling with her sister in small doses, climbing anything she possibly can, eating (finally!) 

Dislikes: me sitting on the couch AT ALL EVER (so exhausting, wee one), me leaving the room, poopy diapers, having her diaper or clothes changed 

Nicknames: Clare Bear, Clara (her alter ego) 

Milestones: January 15th she got tooth #2 (her other bottom/middle tooth). On January 22nd, she started cruising, and REALLY picked up on it on February 10th. Also on February 10th, Clare realized she can climb! She climbs up the baby slide by herself, uses the foot stool to get on the couch, and a step stool to climb into a kitchen chair. She is one adventurous girl!!! On February 11th, her top right tooth broke through and I can see the top left one working it's way under the gums... which explains why she's been pretty  miserable; poor girl :(. 

I don't want to forget this: Goodness, she makes the best faces!!! Clare can do the funniest little contortions with her face and erase an entire tough morning with one goofy look at me! 

She is super ticklish and lately the palms of her hand get her laughing SO hard! I love to tickle her and smother her in kisses. 

If Clare is not happy about something, she will slowly fall to the floor and lay on her back. So dramatic!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Clare Sophia: 10 Months

Double digit months!!!! For once, I wasn't going to be sentimental about something, but then Steven said "she'll never be single digit months again!!!" and I got all verklempt.

Weight: 21.5ish lbs

Height: Yard stick broke so not sure lol.

Medical issues: So last month I shared (again) that Clare has been kind of difficult and cries a lot, particularly with me. Well, guess what? The issue has been solved and it had nothing to do with her. It was all me! My thyroid was completely out of whack and was manifesting itself in PPD-like symptoms. Clare was feeding off of that, and in turn I thought she was super fussy, especially with me, and did not want to be around her much. I am SO SO SO glad I finally figured it out and am being treated because she and I have both been a night and day difference, and trying not to focus on the 2+ months I basically lost with her because I was a mess :(. Anyway, medically this past month she's been great. A tiny bit rashy here or there but nothing too bad. I've even been able to give her a tiny bit of dairy on occasion without a rash flareup! 

Sleep: Basically the same as always but mornings are soooooo hard because she's waking up in the 5am hour having to poop. I can't change the time she poops! So we are both up very early and are very tired. She's having 3 naps often because she can't make it to her first nap time getting up that early. So I'm crossing my fingers and hoping Clare's poops will at some point wait until at least 6!!!! 

Clothes/diaper size: 12 months for the most part, although I've pulled out a couple seasonably appropriate 12-18m things that she has worn and they aren't super big! She's in a size 4 diaper and I imagine will be for a while. 

Likes: to hang things out of her mouth and give her mother a heart attack, like a toy drum stick while crawling; pacifiers to play with; pouches for breakfast; pulling hair

Dislikes: playing alone on the floor for more than 20 min or so without me down there to keep her company (she doesn't want/need me to play with her but just wants me close by), 

Nicknames: Clare Bear, Rocky (dubbed Rocky by her Paw Patrol obsessed sister)

Milestones: At the very end of December, Clare started climbing stairs. Of course she gave me yet another heart attack by climbing our brick porch steps, but now that I know to watch for her heading that way, I can spot her and she does a great job! She later climbed almost all the way up our friends' stairs at their house. On Jan 4th, Clare stood for a couple seconds unassisted. She has done it more and more since then, probably peaking at 5-10 seconds at a time. On the 12th, she began standing up from the sitting position on her own, without using us or furniture to pull up. 

I don't want to forget this: She is still my funny and silly girl. Clare is constantly putting random things to her head like a phone. When she stands, she will often put both hands up beside her ears like "look ma! no hands!" and is so proud of herself. She has this one tooth that she'll smile with her bottom jaw jutted out so all you see is this little tooth sticking out, and it gets me every time! Clare just makes such funny faces all the time. 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 In Review: Felicity and Clare

Name: Felicity
Age: 2 years 10 months
Height: 36 inches
Weight: 35 lbs
Clothing Size: 3T

Favorite (Felicity is very resistant to the idea of choosing a favorite of anything, which I find sort of endearing, so I ended up answering these from my perspective so you didn't have to read "all of them!" 5 times in a row)
Food: peanut butter
Show: Paw Patrol
Activity: playing with mama
Book; any Berenstain bears
Friend: probably our 5 year old neighbor, Marshall (I actually did ask this one and she said "all my friends" followed by "my buddy Marshall").

In 2017
I want to learn: a wipey (clearly she was confused by this one lol).
I want to go: to the museum (she said a dinosaur museum... not sure where she got that from but we will do it!). 

Name: Clare
Age: 9 months
Height: 27 inches
Weight: 19 lbs 2.5oz
Clothing Size: 12m

Food: Shepherd's pie and sweet potato casserole
Show: Not currently interested
Activity: Eating inedible things
Book; Good Night book with animals you can pet
Friend: her sister

In 2017
I want to learn: to walk! (I'm guessing.)
I want to go: wherever my sister goes (again... guessing :) )