Little Miss Clara Rose turned ONE month old today! Seriously... where has the last month gone???
About Clara: She is such a sweet sweet baby and her sister is crazy about her. A few things I just love about Clara Rose. She sings in her sleep. Has done it since the day she was born. Sounds a bit like the lullabies she heard over and over and over again when she was in my womb and I rocked and rocked Ava to sleep. She's all about the noises. She either snorts like a piggy or naa-naaa's like a little goat or coo's or "talks" a LOT ...and I love all her little sounds. She either sings when she's sleeping or makes this little humming noise. She is very alert. She loves to eat. She smiles so often (not just when she's sleeping or pooping) and usually when she hears Mommy's voice. BIG responsive smiles for Mommy (and this makes the lack of sleep worth it when I'm up all night to that smiley face)! She's smiled since the day she was born big big grins (though I usually don't capture them on camera). She loves to be held... ALL the time. I can't really put her down much because Ava likes to be wherever she is and doesn't know that she's too small to crawl on top of her... (and Ava is now able to climb up to wherever she is). She's a night owl. She loves to nurse... ALL the time. Especially between the hours of say... 8pm-4am ...and most of the day.
We went to Mass last night and the priest who met her for the first time said, "Oh, this is the new one? Is she a good sleeper?" to which Shaun quickly replied "She's a great sleeper! Sleeps all day... up all night!"
She really is a sweetie pie and doesn't seem much like a newborn (probably because of her size). Although I'm tired, I really don't mind the sleepless nights too much because I know this time will pass much too quickly and before I know it she'll be like her sister!
She'll be waking up soon from her short nap and since she's giving me a very RARE moment of sleeping in one of her seats instead of my arms (and Ava is actually refraining from crawling on top of her... for now)...
I'll post this past month in pictures. LOTS of pictures.
(Click on the photo and to view larger and then just click on the right side of the picture to scroll through them.)
Last photo of Clara "inside"...
Kiss to the Big Sister on the way to the hospital!
Here she is!
All 10lbs 3.9oz of her!
BEST labor coach ever!
A tired and happy Mommy thinking (didn't I just give birth to this same baby 16mo ago?)!
A natural childbirth means a Mommy who's up and around righ away!
Thanks for the balloon "Auntie Colleen!"
we love visitors!
My support group!
Overachiever. Passed her 1st test with flying colors!
Holding Mommy's finger.
my favorite people
Skin on skin
I love this man.
Nana... what would I have done without you?
1st bath... and Shampoo!
Oh... there ARE curls!
Those are the Baby's feet, Ava!
Kisses for her sister
1st day of Lent.. Headed home with my Ashes!
Ava's new sock monkey!
My new home... the couch!
A tired Daddy
The BEST big sister!
"Want my teether?"
Here. Take it. This one's my FAVORITE!
Hands FULL... of blessings!
THE reason I haven't been blogging
(that... and the fact that our computer chair isn't the most comfortable thing after delivery)
Meeting Auntie Louise & Uncle Dave!
The reason I'll always love the name, Bob!
Meeting Miss Jocelyn!
Ava's trying out the great blanket from Sarah! (YOU are so sweet!)
The reason I can't put her down...
Meeting Katie & Tom!
Play time with Daddy!
Big shoes to fill!
Getting used to her soon to be new bed!
Her reading nook!
My Big girl
Baptismal gown photo shoot!
Piles of Plastic!
Ever protective of Clara...
Ava helping Mommy do laundry...
Nana: "I love you, Ava!"
Ava: "And I love YOU, Nana!"!
Safe in Daddy's hands...
A sleepy smile...
...and before you know it... One month has flown by!