Claire turned a whole six weeks old on Wednesday, with each new day she is looking more & more like baby Harper, which is so cool to see. Her hair seems to be thinning already, most of Harper’s hair fell out by the time she was four months & it seems like hers may follow suit. She is just over 11 lbs. and has outgrown her newborn clothes already. We are anxiously awaiting thigh rolls!! Her sleeping schedule is still pretty unpredictable, she normally goes to bed around 8 and can make it until 2(ish) before I feed her again, then she either wakes at 4 to eat or will sleep until morning when she wakes at 6:00 or so for the day. Sometimes she is up every two or three hours, and even when she is sleeping, she is all sorts of noisy. I am hoping to get her in her own room soon (and sharing the nursery soon too!). During the day, she usually takes two to three naps, but she is definitely not a cat-napper. If she isn’t swaddled & in her bassinet or swing, she is wide awake. And when she is awake, her favorite activities are as follows:
2. Being held until it is time to eat again
And maybe occasionally looking out the window for a maximum of three minutes while waiting to be held again. She is definitely not the easiest baby, I end up wearing her a lot in order to keep her calm. I remember people saying how the third child is usually so chill & can easily be forgotten about because they are so laid back. And maybe I took the wrong baby home from the hospital because that is certainly not the case for miss Claire. But I guess every day is a new day, so we will get there eventually!
In other news, I feel like Eloise has grown by leaps & bounds since Claire was born. Of course your older babies look so much more grown up when you bring home a newborn, but developmentally she is changing so much as well. She is learning a ton of new words, which we are really pushing for her to use instead of her favorite form of communication, the point-and-whine. Right now she loves to give “knucks” (which she calls “ducks”) and hi-fives, loves to dance & get her hair brushed. This age is so much fun!
Harper is sweeter than ever and started ballet & tap this week! It was insanely cute & I absolutely loved every second of it. She was really nervous, I was worried she was going to cry and change her mind about doing it, but she was very brave & danced her little heart out. I think seeing all of the other sweet girls in their tutus made her feel at ease! I am so excited for her & especially can’t wait for their recital in the Spring.
Also, our first attempted grocery shopping outing this morning went like this: pack up kids, drive to starbucks, realize I forgot my wallet because I had it out of my diaper bag to pay bills, take deep breaths and curse under my breath (why don’t I have the starbucks app? and why didn’t I think of downloading it on the spot?), drive home, get wallet, say forget coffee, go to grocery store, avoid making eye contact with strangers as I quickly roll through the store with my rambunctious girl squad, leave trail of goldfish throughout store, check out, quickly try to soothe Claire with her paci as she screams her head off during checkout, realize my boob is leaking milk through my shirt because I forgot to replace the nursing pad that I took out to kill a spider Harper found (YOLO), scramble to get all kids in the car, almost forget baby wipes on the bottom of the cart (there should be an alarm or something, right?), pull out of the parking lot debating going back for that coffee, definitely don’t go back for the coffee & quit while I’m ahead. If ahead is even the right term.
And now, naptime is over. Because sometimes your neighbor just has to powerwash his fence at two in the afternoon. Happy weekend!!! XO8