Tuesday, June 27, 2006

weekend update & my big brave girl


We spent the weekend at the coast with The Millers. It was such fun to see them become a family while our own family grows bigger. We visited antique shops, walked on the beach and slept a lot. For two weary new parents, sleeping in until 10 AM is amazing! Claire even reluctantly cuddled up in her sling for the first time. The sling was one of those items that I had to have while I was pregnant. I had visions of my tiny baby curled up close to my heart during church or walks. It seemed ideal. I picked the prettiest fabric and was sure that the baby would love the sling as much as I did. Instead, each time I tried to lower her body into the beautiful sling she would kick and scream and attempt an evacuation. Something about the vacation put Claire in a festive mood and she agreed to nestle into the sling while we walked on the beach.

In other news....Monday was Claire's 2 month well-baby doctor's appointment. She's weighing 12 lbs 14 oz, if you were curious. She was in a wonderful mood all morning until the nurse introduced the vaccinations. My heart broke as her face turned a deep red and she began to cry fat tears. I held her tiny hands and Nate patted my back while my girl and I cried. What amazed me was that she didn't hold a grudge. Even though mama took her to this bad place where doctors stabbed her chubby thighs, she jumped right into my arms and let me comfort us both.

4 comments:

bean and sprout's rep. said...

ooh, slings are the BEST! it takes a while to figure out, but claire will get used to it soon (if she hasn't already). great pics! your beach trip sounds so nice and relaxing!

bean and sprout's rep. said...

tried to shoot you an email this morning and it came back...

mostly kari said...

i love the sling! seeing ivy in yours inspired me to try it again! i think our email is back up, it was down this morning...

Anonymous said...

she is only 2 months and she has alot of spunk! oh thats so reat! we will be great pals, claire and I!

love daniellie bobellie