Friday, September 20, 2013

5+ months

Though you wouldn't be able to tell from the photo, this little sweetie has come down with her first cold. A few nights ago she woke up coughing and got so worked up she was gagging and even made herself spit up. But the thing about Claire is that even when she doesn't feel 100%, she still tries to be happy. She is easy to smile and laugh, and is often trying to catch a strangers' eye, just to give them one of her gummy grins.

We've tried giving her some rice cereal and pureed bananas, but she has NO idea what to do with them.  I put it in her mouth and she automatically sticks her tongue out and starts chewing on it. But she sure enjoys trying. 

Claire has also been figuring out how to sit up. She definitely needs to be watched, or completely surrounded by pillows, but the girl has some serious core strength. And now when we lay her down on her back, so almost automatically rolls onto her tummy and starts squirming and rotating in a circle.

I've been trying to read books to her because Cohen loved books at this age, but all she wants to do is stick them in her mouth and chew the living day lights out of them. She also isn't too interested in sitting in the exisaucer , but LOVES the jolly jumper. Anything where she can be moving and grooving is her shtick.

She's still getting up about twice a night to eat, but is down to 3 naps a day. The afternoon nap is even getting a bit longer and sometimes she sleeps at the same time as Cohen. It's rare, but when it happens I feel like I've won the lottery. 

Doesn't she look like a teenager in this top right photo?  Sheesh girl, slow down. 

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