We are finally back from a wonderful vacation! After spending 10 days and 9 nights in Puerto Rico we had to face reality and bear the cold. It was a great trip and Claire really enjoyed it. The flight down was great - it was at 7AM so I just kept Claire in her PJs and she never really woke up until I took her out of the carseat at the airport. She slept about 75% of the flight down which meant Mommy got a nap too! We met Grandma and Pipere at the airport and then picked up Kristin a little while later. Kristin looked back at Claire in the car seat and barely recognized her - they say she got big. I guess we don''t see it because we see her everyday. She turned 7 months today - how time flies!
Claire LOVED the water. The first time I put her in the pool she freaked but that was my fault because I just put her in the float without easing her into the water. Everyone other time she loved it and never wanted to get out. We would spend a long time in the pool then dip her feet in the ocean then back in the pool again. She was soooo happy while we were there. Grandma and Pipere kept her in their room at night which made them very happy. Claire is Little Miss Chatterbox in the morning. She would sleep until 7:30 or 8:30 and the just laugh and play for an hour before eating. Claire tried mangoes and pineapple in Puerto Rico and enjoyed them both. The only food she doesn''t like is still green bean and peas, but she will eat them if mixed with anything else.
After a great vacation, the trip home was eventful. The flight was overbooked and I, of course, learned from my father to volunteer. I was a little hesitant to say yes because we would have to take a connecting flight through Miami instead of a direct flight, BUT who could turn down a $300 voucher for me, Dan , and Andrea. We took the voucher and after two flights and two security checks Claire did excellent on the planes. Between the two flights she slept 90% of the time, which made me a very happy camper! The 4 hours of time we sacrificed ended up being well worth the vouchers we received.
Claire has a few new tricks. She moves herself while she is asleep and now rolls on her side with her head in the corner of the crib. We also have an unsupported sitter! She has been close for a while but just this week really caught on. She will still fall backwards after a while, but nothing a little pillow can''t fix. I took a video this afternoon so you can see. It shouldn''t be long before she rolls over from back to stomach - she is about 80% there. We will you updated!