Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pictures Week 7 and 8

Here are some random pictures from the last couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy them:)

Here I am all ready for day care.
I'm was really tired from watching all my friends at daycare.

I finally go to use the warm Pooh outfit my Grandma Bonnie got me. My parents put me in my Baby Bjourn and took me for a walk.

It was a little big but I didn't mind it. In fact, I slept the entire time.

I love posing for Daddy!

I just discovered something new, my tongue!

Alright, already quite taking my picture.

Are you done now?

I finally like my swing, I slept for two hours in it the day I got my shots. I like to stare at my duck as I swing. It entertains me for a long time.

This is my favorite spot in the evenings watching T.V. with Dad.

My dog Gage doesn't really like taking pictures, but I like it when he sits by me that is until he decides to lick my face. Just wait Gage I will get you back!

This is me trying to act like my Dad. He does the same thing with his eyebrows.
I just love bath time.
One of my favorite things to do is watch my parents' lips as they talk. I try to copy them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2 Month Doctor Check-Up

Here are my first band aids! I had two shots in this leg and one shot in the other.

Today, Clare went to the doctor's and I was glad Mitch was able to come with us. I was really regretting Clare getting her shots. Her appointment went really well and the Doctor told us that Clare was a very healthy baby. She weighs 13 pounds (93%), 23 inches long (71%), and her head is 40.6 centimeters (86%). Who would have thought that we would have such a large baby? The Doctor was also very impressed with her muscle tone, her flexibility, and how alert she was. She has been resting most of the night and doesn't appear to be too upset from the shots. I've been giving her Tylenol to keep the fever away. She is turning into a good little sleeper. We have been trying to get her in a routine so we put her to bed at 9:00 and then she sleeps for at least 4 hours. Last night, she slept from 10:30 to 6:30. Hopefully, she has another good night of rest.

Week 7 and 8 Update

It is amazing how much Clare has changed in the last couple of weeks. She is starting to look so grown up and is smiling all the time. She is a very happy baby and for the most part is only fussy when she wants something to eat or needs her pants changed. It is so much fun to see her change everyday. Clare is starting to make cooing sounds and stares intently at Mitch and I when we are talking with her. It seems like she is trying to copy what we are doing with our lips to make some of the same sounds.

We have had some pretty major changes in our household. Last week was my first week back to work and it was full-time. It was so difficult for me to leave Clare that Mitch has to take her to day care in the mornings because I'm still not able too. My mom did come down for a couple of days which helped a little. The good thing is that the day care provider is wonderful and loves her like her own. There are also other little girls there who love to give Clare attention.

We have started to work on Clare sitting up. Last weekend we purchased a Bumbo chair for her to sit up in. She really enjoys sitting in it and we enjoy putting her in it and talking to her. It is amazing how she changes everyday.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Play Time With Daddy

Daddy likes to try different things with me. Here we are working on my sitting up.

I'm pretty excited and look I'm sitting up on my own.
Still smiling, but I think I might be falling...

I guess I still need to work on sitting up.

This belly time is hard work.

Maybe if I cry Dad will pick me up.

First Mini Vacation

Mitch had spring break last week. We spent most of the week at home but for a couple of days we went to Lake Chelan, which was our first mini vacation. It was a lot of fun and provided us some much needed relaxation. We went on walks, watched movies, and just hung out together as a family. Clare also met her Great Grandpa and Grandma Richards.

Here we are at the State Park.

We enjoyed walking along the beach of Lake Chelan.

Mitch was a little tired from carrying Clare.

Clare always falls asleep in the Baby Bjourn.

Sleeping so soundly!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

6 Weeks

One of the few times she isn't crying when we put her in the swing.
She is starting to smile.

Clare's serious look.

Daddy trying to get Clare to smile at him.

Clare is 6 weeks old today. We can't believe how time has flown by. She is starting to smile directly at us and raise her eyebrows. It is the cutest thing when she raises her eyebrows because she looks exactly like Mitch. She has also started to make little cooing sounds. Clare is a great sleeper for the most part and usually sleeps for at least 4 hour stretches during the night. Every couple of nights she will usually sleep a solid 7 hours. She is starting to follow things with her eyes when we do belly time with her.

We are finally starting to get a schedule down and getting things done around the house. It is amazing how you become more efficient with your time. Mitch and I wonder what we used to do with all our free time before Clare. Clare is such a blessing to us and we enjoy every moment we have with her. This week Mitch is on Spring break so it will be nice to spend some time together as a family. I only have two more weeks at home so I'm just trying to enjoy every moment I have with her.

Meet Wyatt Scott Chase

Dale, Jessica, and Wyatt Chase came to visit us last weekend. Mitch and Dale played football together at Central. We had a lot of fun with them in College. Jessica and I had the same due date, however, Wyatt was born one week earlier than Clare. When they were born Clare weighed more than Wyatt but as you can see from the pictures below Wyatt has surpassed her. He is so adorable and we had such a great time getting to see them. We look forward to many more adventures as our kids grow up.

Wyatt enjoyed using Clare's swing.

The parents were trying to get them to pose together. Clare was sound asleep but Wyatt was a little unhappy:(

Here they are cuddling together in the bouncy chair. Mitch styled Clare's hair for the pictures.

Look at the size difference and they are only a week apart.

Here are the proud Dad's!