Friday, December 29, 2017

Our Dearest Claire,

The first month with you flew by -- I'm blaming it on the holiday season. We are so thankful for your laid-back & happy demeanor. Your favorite things are eating and being held, which I'm blaming on your brother. Wyatt is so in love with you. He would sit and hold you all day, and any time you start fussing he declares that you're hungry and immediately starts saying, "It's ok, Claire. Mama's going to feed you." It's the absolute sweetest and most annoying thing. Your big sister loves you too, as long as she's getting the same amount of attention and being a helper for all your needs. We love you so much and we're not quite sure why we waited so long for you. 

  • You weigh about 10lbs, 3oz and are about 21in long.
  • You wore NB clothes for about 2 weeks before moving onto 0-3/3month. 3/6 clothes are a little baggy still but we're definitely moving through clothing pretty quick.
  • You are wearing size 1 diapers still but I think this will be our last box before starting size 2.
  • You eat about every 2-3 hours but it really fluctuates everyday. Some days you seem so much more hungry than others. At night it's usually every 3-4 hours. 
  • Sleeping is ok. You really like to be held so we're working on breaking you of needing to be held to sleep all.the.time. You've also been more gassy at night the past week or so--we think it's related to me eating dairy, so I'm trying to watch it. 
  • Noise does not phase you at all. You actually prefer when there's a lot of sound, aka, your brother and sister playing loudly + TV + all other noises. 
  • You hate to be swaddled. You let us know that after about a week when you would wake up fighting with your arms.
  • You enjoy sitting in the bouncy seat; it's by far your favorite place to be put down. 
  • You're so smiley and love to talk--especially in the mornings. 
  • You've been busy meeting people this month. Thankfully everyone has come to our home. We're trying to keep you protected from all the yucky flu going around. 
  • You did get to go meet Santa at Wyatt and Stella's school. 
  • We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas at home this year with you. 
  • We lost someone so special to us this month and we're so sad that you won't have the chance to meet him. Mr. Ryan would have loved you. 

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