Thursday, June 25, 2009

1 month!!!

I can't believe that Claire is 1 month old today! She is still quite the peanut. She reached her birthweight at 3 weeks and is slowly gaining. She's still pretty tiny and swimming in newborn clothes. Today was Claire's first trip to the pool. While neither child got in the water I think they still had fun.

We haven't had any nursing care in a week. It was a tiring difficult week but I'm still alive. It wouldn't have been so bad if Jack hadn't had seizures/episodes every day. The episodes themselves are horrible and then he is angry and upset the rest of the day. I count down the minutes to 5:30 when Philip gets home. I pray we have our nurse tomorrow but there is no way to know for sure.

Friday, June 12, 2009

2 weeks old!!

We have now had Claire with us for 2 weeks! It has been rough being the parents of a typical newborn. Philip and I are running on no sleep but it doesn't seem to take away the joy of having Claire home with us. We've had a lot of trouble with Claire gaining weight. She fell from 8 lbs 9 oz to 7 lbs 7 oz. She is slow to gain it back so we are realy having to work hard. We've had lots of doctors visits (and really racking up the co-pays) to check on her weight and get advice. She is now up 3 ounces so we don't have to go back for a week. Yay! We never thought she would even fit in newborn clothes and now we are starting the third week and she is still swimming in them. We're going to go to the used kids clothes store tomorrow to try to get a few little outfits so I'm not doing her laundry twice a day (she's a spit-up girl and 4 outfits don't do it!). If she keeps gaining like this she should be in her cute 0-3 month stuff in a week or two.

Today we actually had both kids napping at the same time! This gave Philip and I some time to make homemade pizza for lunch and get some rest. We were planning on going to the park today but it looks like it is going to rain so we'll wait for the sunshine tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have some good pictures to post from that trip!

Here are some pictures of Jack and Claire. The ones at the bottom are of her first bath in her bathtub. She hated the sponge baths but surprisingly loved her bath in the tub!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More pictures!

We were able to bring Claire home on Sunday, the 21st. Here are some more photos, even including a family portrait!