11/22 Claire SLEPT THROUGH THE WHOLE NIGHT!!! Last night we put her to bed at 8:45, and she went to sleep shortly thereafter. This morning we were actually awakened by the alarm clock! The last time that happened was July 1. It seems like a lifetime ago. Of course, we immediately ran into her room to see if she was still breathing. She was snoozing like an angel, and didn't wake up until 6:00 AM.
11/18 First solid food - rice cereal (organic of course.) And first wedding - congrats Liz and Paul!
11/17 First night spent entirely in her crib! Mom and Dad were cowering in our own bed with a stopwatch while she cried. Overall it was more traumatic for us than for her. Thank you Dr. Ferber.
11/14 Four month doctor visit. 14 lbs, 9 oz, 25 3/4 inches. She's gained four pounds in two months. She's still off the charts in height, and is now actually above average for weight. No more skinny baby. Doc says she's cute! But we knew that already.
11/9 Trip to Colorado with many firsts: Airplane flight, meeting with Grandpa Dick, Uncle Steve, Aunt Theresa, Cousins Brandy and Anderson, snow, hotel room, Thanksgiving dinner, slumber party at the Poohchoos. Pix to come!
11/4 Net Meeting! First one was last weekend with Aunt Debbie and Uncle Michael. Tonight was with Grandma and Grandpa Cole. Everybody loves to see and hear the baby on the computer.
11/4 Miscellaneous comments: Hand control is improving - she'll hold onto a toy instead of dropping it. She loves to put her feet into her mouth during diaper changes. She can hold items with both hands. Everything goes into the mouth, even if it doesn't fit. She loves to talk -- lots of babbling, cooing, and squealing. She loves her new walker, even though she can only touch one toe to the floor. She has bounced happily in the Jolly Jumper too. "Tummy Time" is less distressing. She has gotten more used to being on her tummy, and she works at crawling and maneuvering.
11/1 First rollover from tummy to back. Daddy was playing with Claire on the counter after a diaper change. At first she was surprised, and then she cried.
10/21 First haircut. Mommy played barber. The great moment is memorialized in photos and the actual locks of hair to be glued into the baby book.
10/14, 10/15. Claire makes a road trip to LA to meet her two great grandmas, Edith and Leona, and more of her extended family. We stayed with Aunt Debbie and Uncle Michael, who threw a fabulous brunch.
10/12 First laugh. In the car with Mommy when she got home from a ride.
10/10. Three Month Checkup. Claire weighs 12 lbs, 2 oz (50th percentile.) 25 1/4 inches (95th percentile.) Doc is very satisfied that she's tracking her body type.
10/9 Lots of fun stuff happening. Last night she slept in her crib until 4:00AM with only one interruption. This weekend she held a toy in her hand and then put it in her mouth. She grabbed her foot. She's drooling a lot. She likes to stand up in front of the mirror.
10/2 Claire celebrates her three month birthday by coming down with a cold. Doc says it's nothing to be worried about, but to keep an eye on her. Official weight: 11 lbs, 12 oz.
9/20 Aunt Liz comes for a visit! Mom and Dad get their third date since the baby was born. Pring's never tasted so good.
9/5 Doctor visit: 10 lbs, 1 oz, 24 inches. That's the 50th percentile in weight and the 100th percentile (off the charts) in height. Doctor's summary: she's long, lean, and healthy. Don't make any changes, everything is just fine. Come back in one month. Yay!
8/24 Doctor visit: 9 lbs, 10 oz. Small eye infection, cured by eyedrops.
8/12 First bottle feeding. Daddy took the honors, and Claire took the bottle. No problems, mon.
8/10 Doctor visit: 9 lbs, 4 oz, 22.5 inches. She's in the 75th percentile for babies her age. Woo hoo! We're ABOVE AVERAGE!
8/3 Doctor visit: 9 lbs, 3 oz.
7/27 Grandma Claire visits.
7/27 Doctor visit: 8 lbs, 10 oz.
7/24 Doctor visit: 8 lbs, 7 oz.
7/23 First bath. She had been very upset for 45 minutes, but she calmed down after the bath.
7/21 First tears (getting into the car seat.)
7/20 Grandma Sandy and Papa Les visit.
7/20 Doctor visit -- 8 lbs, 4 oz.
7/16 Aunt Alma and Uncle Elliot visit.
7/16 Umbilical cord falls off.
7/15 First party -- attends Charlie Shahoian's 1st birthday party next door.
7/11 First visit to pediatrician. Baby is healthy. Weight 8.3 lbs (up one ounce!), length adjusted to 21.5 inches. First immunization.
7/9 Grandpa Paul and Grandma Sally visit.
7/8 Aunt Debbie visits.
7/5 Uncle Gary visits.
7/3 Home from the hospital.
7/2 Claire's birthday!!