Monday, June 20, 2011

2 week appointment

Claire had her two week appointment this morning (yeah...I can't believe it has been 2 weeks already.)  She is a whopping 7 pounds 6 ounces and everything checked out great.  I am enjoying my time home with her and Sophia this summer.  Our schedule looks something like this: 
Change diaper 
Sleep Eat 
Change diaper
Stay awake for a few minutes 
Sleep Eat 
Change Diaper

You get the point :) She is awake several hours a day not including feedings, but the majority of her day is eating and sleeping! Sophia is getting used to the idea of having a little one around.  She is still figuring out how to handle Claire without hurting her.  Sophia enjoys jumping up and down next to her head and pushing a little too hard on her. :) Needless to say...Momma and Daddy are watching her like a hawk!

We just got her pictures from the hospital in the mail.  Please enjoy them! :) 

Until next time...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Introducing Claire Alice... has been awhile since I wrote and it has been awhile since I actually had the baby, but I am now finally getting around to updating the blog.  Claire Alice was born after 21 hours of labor at 6:33 pm on June 2nd.  She was 6 pounds 10 ounces and 19 and 3/4 inches long.  We had a great stay in the hospital and have settled in well at home.  

Sophia is not sure what to think about Claire.  She tries to be a good helper, but often times gets upset when it isn't all about her.  Little does she know that she will love her little sister and always have a friend in the house! Sophia has her ups and downs, but I am sure she will adjust just fine.  

So everyone is asking about the name.  Claire is just a beautiful name with no connection to family or anything.  Alice is my grandmother's name (mom's mom) and is who I was named after.  She was an amazing woman and I wish that Joe would have been able to meet her before she passed away 7 1/2 years ago. Using her name as Claire's middle name is a perfect way to remember her. 

Now that Claire has been introduced, stay posted for updates on how life is going as a family of four. Check out the pictures of our mini-Sophia :)