Saturday John took Addison to the Alabama football game and I stayed home with Claire and undertook the task that was laundry( which took, literally, 8 hours to finish) and cleaning our dirty house. I also was able to go through and organize and edit some pictures that I haven’t had to the time/forgot that I had until I was going through and deleting a bunch.
SIDE NOTE: I went through and backed up my entire iPhoto library of 2009 and deleted them out of iPhoto because I needed to space on my computer and since iPhoto “talks” to Facebook, when I deleted them off of my computer, they also got deleted from FB. I WAS SO PISSED. Now, I have a bunch of albums that have NO pictures on my FB. I officially hate iPhoto now.
Anyway, I came upon some pictures that I took earlier this year and I finally got around to doing a little editing on them and I thought I would share it with you! They are not the greatest pictures in the world, but they are my girls and their expressions are totally them!
What do you think? I was totally playing around with the editing and not sure if I LOVE them, but I find it SUPER hard to delete pictures of my princesses.
Disclaimer: This post is as random as my thought process and will probably make little sense.
I cannot believe Addison is turning 3 on Sunday. Claire just turned 9 months. It’s unbelievable. We are in the firery depths of hell of potty training, but Addison had a good day at school yesterday and stayed dry until we got home and had an accident. I don’t think I mentioned that Addison got bit at school last Monday and it was a bad bite. But she seemed to be okay. When I picked her up on Wednesday, it seemed she had gotten bit AGAIN but by a different little girl and was scratched by a little boy. Her teacher was quite distressed about it. Thankfully, nothing happened on Friday.
Claire is pulling up all over the place and crawling all over the house. She has two teeth and loves any food you put in her mouth. Don’t even think about trying to eat in front of this child. She wants whatever you are eating. She isn’t saying much, but makes some loud screeches at times. She loves to bounce. I don’t see her walking anytime soon. She is content to crawl. She notices( does not like) when you leave the room. She wants you just where she can see you.
I have been crafting like crazy and am trying to get a post together about that.
Have you ever had one of those days?
You know the ones.
The ones that start out with you trying to do something different and exciting for your children and then, by the end of the day, you want to put them in a cart at Wal-mart and turn around and run the other way?
Well, I had my second day like that since Claire has been born.
It started out innocent enough. We got up and got ready because Addison was starting gymnastics on Tuesday. I needed her to channel all of that energy somewhere where it was okay for her to run and jump and scream. She loved it. She turned flips on the bar, walked on the balance beam with ease, jumped on the trampoline and just generally got to be a kid who was able to run wild. Since I knew we were already going to be up and on that end of town, I told my sister we would stop by the Breastfeeding Support Group that she does. I got to see some moms that I hadn’t seen in a while and chit chat with other grown ups while my children played. We then, went and ate lunch with John and Poppy. John told me as I was loading the girls up in the car that Addison wasn’t going to take a nap today. I looked at him like he was crazy. She ran around all morning, for goodness sake!
I hate when he is right. She didn’t take a nap. She stayed on her bed for two hours telling me, “I had a good rest, Mama!” She also started this thing where she will NOT poo-poo in the potty. She will wait until bedtime or naptime when we put a pull up on her to poop. And she doesn’t poop once. She poops a little bit and then tells you she has poo-poo. So, you go in and change it. THEN, after you have wasted a pull up, she poops FOR REAL. So, you have to put another pull up on her. We are going through about 45 pull ups in a week. I am ready to pull my hair out, so if you have any suggestions, I am desperate to try them.
Anyway, I wouldn’t let Addison come into the living room with me until Claire woke up from her nap. And Claire was in one of her moods. The one that says, “You have messed up my day by doing something different and I am going to punish you for it.”
I knew that John and I were going to the gym when he got off of work and if I could just make it one more hour, then I could survive, so I loaded everyone up and took them to Wal-mart to get some stuff to finish up some crafts. Of course, Claire wanted a snack and Addison wouldn’t sit down in the cart and was reaching over and try to grab stuff and I was generally frazzled anyway, so by the time we got out of there, I felt like the hunchback because my neck and shoulders were in a pretzel.
I made it through the day and didn’t kill or leave my children anywhere, so I would say it is a success. And they are back to being their sweet and charming selves.
Thank the Lord.
I tried to do multiple videos on here, but my blog didn’t want to cooperate. The girls just started taking a bath together this week and they both seem to enjoy it. There is lots of screaming and crying on both of their parts when they have to get out. Claire pretty much only laughs if she is in the water for some reason. Addison is doing great with the sharing. I cannot believe she offered Ariel to Claire to play with. She also tells her to crawl to me. She is so good with her!
Can you believe my little baby is 5 months old today?!!? Neither can I. No wonder the baby fever is hitting me hard. I’m not ready for her to grow up. We took her her for 4 month check up last week( yes, a little late, I know, but we changed pediatricians.) and Dr. C said we could start her on some cereal and juice. I quickly told him, No thank you, I will breast feed her until she is 21 to keep her a baby forever.
John asked me if his mom could start giving Claire cereal when she kept her, and I all but bit his head off. Why is everyone forcing my baby to grow up??
Anyway, Claire weighed 15 lb 2 oz. She is a little chunk!! At 5 months of age, Claire is rolling over very well, trying to crawl, and scooting very well and can even do it backwards. She loves to chew on her fist and loves to hold her toes. She is not sleeping well at night. Waking about every 2-3 hours to nurse. She has starting waking up around 5 am in the mornings. Naps around 10:00 for about an hour and then a longer nap in the afternoons. Bath time is around 7 pm and bed time around 7:30-8:00. She loves tummy time and for someone to hold her. She is extremely nosey and doesn’t want anything going on that she doesn’t know about. I think she might be even more nosey than Addison. She loves to watch Addison and as long as she can see her, she is cool with anything. She tends to be very happy, but can and will turn on you in a second if you aren’t doing what she wants. I don’t know where she gets that. She is starting to grow some hair and it is going to be RED! Still unsure if it will be curly, but I also think she is going to have blue eyes. They are just REALLY blue.
Happy 5 Month Birthday, Baby Claire!!
In case you were wondering, my greatest weakness is my children. Or pictures of my children. Which is probably why one of the hardest things to do is to delete pictures of my children. It cannot be done… unless Philly forces me to push the delete button. Oh well…
Here are some pictures of Claire at 4 months. She is smiling, laughing, goo-ing and being the cutest baby I have seen since Addison. But, maybe I am biased. She has found her feet and is rolling over with great skill and scooting all over the place.
Claire had her 2 Month check-up on Thursday. And, honestly, it was an awful experience. Of course we were there for 2 and a half hours, but, the doctor was a flat out jerk. I have always felt like the girls’ pediatrician is extremely intelligent and a great doctor, but sometimes he is Jekyll and Hyde(sp?). We had several concerns about Claire. She is extremely fussy, wheezy, snorty, spits- up a lot, has green poopy diapers( I know you wanted to know that, right?), and is not a good nurser in the evenings. Once we finally got back there, we were changing her diaper for her weight check( She weighed 12 lbs 3 oz, by the way) and she had blood in it. I feel like someone should show a little concern about that. He just looked at it under the scope and said,” Yep, that’s blood” and never really addressed it. Maybe he had already figured it out in his brain that it wasn’t anything to be concerned about, but he never felt the need to explain that to us. ( By the way, John went with me, and he is officially un-invited to all doctor’s appointments from now own.) I had been researching Claire possibly having a milk protein allergy and he quickly dismissed it. He never gave an explanation for what is going on with Claire, but gave her Prevacid for reflux and is referring us to a GI Specialist. So, who knows. I certainly don’t. I am more confused than ever. But, the good news is, she seems to be growing well and gaining weight despite her spitting up all the time. I guess we will keep you posted on any updates we have on Claire.