Sunday, September 5, 2010

Claire 7 months

You are seven months old today Claire! You just get cuter and cuter everyday. You have brought so much joy to our lives in the few short months since you arrived. You are the sweetest, happiest baby I've ever seen. You smile ALL DAY LONG. It's hard to have a bad day when you are there, smiling up at me so often. Your joy is infectious! You have been really busy doing all kinds of new things this month and you are surprising us everyday with the new things you are doing.

You crawl. Everywhere! You started crawling about 3 days after you turned 6 months old (see last months post when I said you were going to crawl any day - I was right). You started out kind of slow but now you are moving quickly and I turn around and you're gone.

You can go from laying down to sitting up in a split second. You are so strong! You love sitting up. You sit up and play with your toys (your sister likes to bring you toys to play with) but not for very long periods of time because you would rather be moving. I think that I will have my hands full chasing after you when you start walking.

You are already trying to pull yourself up and stand. Maybe that will be next month's new thing you are doing.

You are quite a mommy's girl and you seem to be getting quite attached to me. If you see me leave the room, you start crying until I appear again. This makes it hard for mommy to do certain things (you know, like leave the room to go to the bathroom).

You are my little snuggler. You still really love to be held and I love that. You love for me to hold you more than anyone else and I love that too!

You are very different from your sister. I can already see how your personality will be much different from hers. It's really interesting to me that I can already see the differences.

You are doing great with eating solid foods. So far you like sweet potato's, squash, apples, peaches, carrots, pears, and yogurt. You DO NOT like green beans.

You are a great sleeper. You take two naps a day. Right now you are taking a long morning nap (about 2-3 hours) and a short afternoon nap (about an hour). You sleep 11-12 hours at night. You've been waking up sometimes in the middle of the night because you are getting a tooth but you are able to put yourself back to sleep most of the time.

When you wake up, you like to just sit in your crib and play for a little bit. You don't cry or fuss and just sit there talking to yourself. I know it's time to go get you when I see you on the video monitor starting to untie your bumper (you like to do that when you get bored I guess).

You still hate your car seat. Actually, I don't think it's the seat so much that you hate, but just the fact that you are confined. You like to move and hate being strapped into anything. I can't say I blame you.

You are wearing 6-9 month clothes. All your 3-6 month clothes are too small. You are really tall so some of your pants look like capris even if they are not.

You babble constantly. You have really found your voice in the last two months and love to use it. You seem like you really have something to say so I'm sure you will be a talker.

You are highly entertained by your sister. You think she is pretty cool. You smile just when she appears but even more so when she runs around, blows bubbles at you, and just acts crazy. Like when we did your 7 month photo shoot today. She really is becoming mommy's little photo assistant because she can make you smile like crazy. See?

Then sometimes you give her the "what are you crazy?" look. Yes, yes she is.

You never last too long in the chair because you just try to get down so we move to the floor to take more pictures. It's getting a little harder now that you crawl away so fast.
You usually crawl towards the camera and try to grab it.

Did I mention that you have crazy hair? It all grows in the front and hardly any on the sides. It's usually sticking straight up in the morning so we stick a barrette in it and call it good.

Cuteness. Pure and simple.
We love you so much Claire! Happy 7 months baby girl!


Randi said...

7 months!! Can it be? You are such a cutie and growing way too quickly!! I love that you are such an overachiever; crawling all around at such a young age and keepin' your momma on her toes! xoxoxoxoxo

septembermom said...

She looks so cute in green! Another beauty in your house. She's getting big fast too.

Liz Mays said...

When in the world did she get to be so big? I love her little smiles! You're lucky that she's quite good natured upon waking too!

Mimi said...

Oh Claire Bear!! You remind us so much of your mom when she was your age. We love that you're always so happy. Papa and Grammy can hardly wait to see you again in just a few days. Love you baby girl!!

Gerri said...

Oh my gosh! Too cute!