Tuesday, December 25, 2007

First Christmas

Checking out the tree...
And her stocking...
And her presents...
Opening them up...
Playing with her new toys...
The aftermath...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Roly Poly

Forget about crawling, Claire has discovered that rolling is much more efficient...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Pictures

Our prize for the cutest baby contest was a gift certificate to Portrait Innovations, so I took Claire there today for her 6-month/Christmas pictures...


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Visiting Santa

Claire went to visit Santa this afternoon...


Here are some more pictures.

Monday, December 10, 2007

6-Month Checkup

Claire saw her new pediatrician today for her 6-month checkup. She weighs 13 lbs 10 oz (10th percentile) and is 25 inches long. She showed off her new skills -- chewing on her toes, rolling over onto her tummy and holding up her head. She was fascinated by the baby in the mirror on the wall next to the examination table.


She still has a stuffy nose from the cold she has had this week. The doctor looked in her ears and listened to her lungs really well and said everything is okay (Whew!). She also gave us the all clear to start feeding her veggies and fruits. Claire loves rice cereal and eats really well from a spoon, so I think she will enjoy getting to try some other foods. We are going to start with sweet potatoes since we know she is not allergic to them after sampling some at Thanksgiving.

Claire was all smiles for the nurse until she started giving her shots. December is going to be a rough month because she had to have an RSV shot last week, three vaccination shots today, and she is getting a flu shot this weekend. January won't be much better because she has to get two RSV shots and a follow-up flu shot. Poor Claire bear.

Friday, December 7, 2007

6 Months Old


Claire is six months old today! This fall my friend's little girl asked me how many years old Claire was. I told her zero, and she thought that was just terrible. Now I can tell her that Claire is half a year old.

Claire caught her first cold this week. She has had a really stuffy nose, but so far her lungs seem to be okay. We are going to the pediatrician on Monday for her six month check-up and I'm going to make sure they check her over really well.

She doesn't have any teeth yet. Last week I was convinced that she was about to get one, but then the symptoms went away and no tooth appeared.