Clara at 3-6 mos:
Clara must be a happy baby because she has the cutest smile now! It took awhile to get that smile going, but we knew it was there. We could see her trying and her eyes lighting up. Once she was smiling, she was also giggling. There is not a more precious sound than that of a new baby giggling. It makes everything seem right in the world! As much as Tucker and I make absolutely fools of ourselves to get her to smile or laugh, it's Roman, Capri and Karoline that really get her going.
Gone are the skinny chicken legs and scrawny arms. Now we have some serious chub moving in and we can't stop squeezing, pinching, and kissing that girl. I can hardly stop myself from biting those chunky thighs, they are that yummy!
Just when I thought she couldn't get any cuter, Clara started sucking her thumb. We thought she was going to be our first baby to take a binky, but once she tried that chubby thumb of hers, she didn't want anything to do with it.
At four months, we started sleep training her. She has been our hardest baby to train, but I think part of the problem is us. The mom and dad who see her as our last baby and why not go in and get her? As soon as we were consistent, as hard as it was, she started sleeping great. She would be down at 8:00, up at 5:00am for a bottle, but would fall right back asleep til 7:30 or so. The best was when she would fall asleep after her early morning bottle and I would just lay her on my chest while I soaked it all in. Love her.
Clara still likes the swing and really pays attention to the music and mobile above. The bumbo is getting scary as she can twist and turn to try to get out and gets way too close. She just started using the exersaucer/bouncer and seems to like being vertical.
Stats from her 4 month appt:
Height-25.5 inches placing her in the 75th percentile
Weight-15.8 lbs placing her in the 85th percentile
Head Circumference-16.5 inces placing her in the 50th percentile
A growing baby girl!
In the baby bjorn once again for a hike near Draper:
I just can't get enough of Miss Chub Chub!