Her great-grandparents High:And celebrate her Uncle Matt's wedding day:
I will briefly brag that she was UNBELIEVABLE on the airplane both ways! On the flight back, she did not make a single peep the entire flight! It was awesome! On the way there, she just wanted me to hold her high so she could see everybody behind her. My arms got tired, but it was totally worth it because she was such a perfect angel. As people were leaving, they kept saying, "what a great baby! She was wonderful on the flight!" All true- what a trooper!!
The wedding went well- even though the bride was an hour late. Hee, hee- that's something we won't ever let her live down. Come on, you have to laugh at that! Besides that, everything was perfect, and this is truly so exciting for our family! A lot of you know that my brother has had trials with women in the past, so we are ECSTATIC that he found such a perfect match. They are wonderful together, and I could not be happier for my little brother. Welcome to the family, Ilea!
Back to Claire. Look at what she is doing:
Is that not the cutest picture? She has been sitting up like that since about Jan. 14.
Gearing up for her next move:
Woah, look out world! Here she comes:She sticks her bum HIGH into the air, and then pushes herself forward. She doesn't crawl so much as scoot, but man can she get around! Time for baby gates, I guess.
Then, she has gotten her first two teeth! Her bottom 2 middle teeth are in. This has not been a pleasant experience for the poor girl. With Audra you didn't even know she was teething, but poor Claire is having a tough time. At first, I was really bummed because that meant less sleep for me. But, now I am surprisingly grateful for the excuse to hold her in my arms and rock her in the wee hours of the night. I know that seems strange, but there is something so precious about holding your baby- who is in pain- in your arms and soothing them. I tried to take a mental picture of me rocking her to sleep so that in years to come, when I have forgotten how tired I was, I will remember those precious moments. And they really are precious moments- a blessing in disguise.
Of course, nobody wants their baby in pain, however! So I did run to the store and came across these miracle pills:
Hyland's Teething Tablets: They are awesome! They are homeopathic and all natural, and they actually work! Tylenol and Ora-jel did nothing for Claire, but these work amazingly well- I highly recommend them for teething babies! In fact, this is what the back of the box says:
Please note: If your baby has been crying or is very upset, your baby may fall asleep after using this product because the pain has been relieved and your child can rest.
HELLO!!! I was totally sold!