Thursday, January 20, 2011

7 Weeks and Whole slew of updates.

Claire is 7 weeks old today, how did that happen?  Next thing I know she'll be going to school and driving and getting married and having babies of her own......Hopefully in that order, though I don't really want to think about it.  Anyway..I digress.

She has been a new baby since going to Daycare.  I don't know if she'd have turned around on her own this week or if they wear her out more there or what.

We are no longer having to deal with her screaming for hours on end in the evenings.  She is pleasant to be around even.

Once we got the bottle situation figured out at Daycare she is slowly getting better about eating.  Taking more than 2 ounces and going longer stretches of usually at least 3 hours now.  Which is awesome!

At night I occasionally get a good 4-5 hour stretch out of her and she's dropped the hour long fussy session at 3am.  Mommy is super thankful for that one.

Starting tonight, since she can go a bit longer stretches now and we seem to have our morning routine down a bit better, she is moving to her room with Lily.  And I know Lily is super excited about sharing her room with her little sisser.

She STILL fits into a few of the newborn outfits I have even though I know she is well over the weight limit on them.  But they fit, so she wears them.

She is pretty consistent with her evenings now, and I would even consider her a pretty good sleeper.  Eats and gets ready for bed around 9.  Wakes up to eat around 1 or so, then again around 5ish.  It's not always exact but it's pretty regular.  And I'll take that as we all know how I feel about consistency and schedules.  (Yes, I'm a super freak)

How's the other child you ask?  She's great.  She's very into the question "why"  And it's definitely wearing on me.  I try hard not to dismiss her questions as I know it's a part of her learning and development but there are times when I just want to scream at her "BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY".  It doesn't so much bother me when she asks why as it does when she asks why when there is no real reason.  Like when you tell her "Yes, you can watch max &ruby"  after she's asked a million times and then she asks you why.  I want so badly to tell her well if you wanna question me then we won't watch max and ruby.  Cause, yes, I'm a grown up like that.

She is VERY VERY into dresses and dress up stuff.  A friend of mine sent her a new purple tutu and she's practically inseparable from it.  In fact she throws major fits when you make her take it off for bed or anything like that.  Of course she always wants to wear a dress these days and I just don't have many that fit her and they certainly aren't made for MN winter wear.  I hope to stock up on a bunch of dresses when the semi-annual consignment sales come up here.  I love that she loves dresses but the fights over them are getting old.

Overall both girls are doing amazingly well and I am starting to get into the groove of things and learn to love them both equally but differently.  I mean they are their own little people.  I never realized how hard it would be to not compare them to each other.  It's pretty crazy.  Though I vow to not say things like "why can't you be more like your sister"  Or other equally horrible things that will make them think that I like the other better.

We're pretty lucky I think.  Two healthy, beautiful little girls.  What more could we ask for?

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