Claire is changing so quickly. I know I haven''t updated in a while, so here is a quick rundown of what she is up to. At her last pediatrician appointment (July 22nd), Claire weighed in at a whopping 23lb 10oz, 30.5 inches tall, with a 46cm head circumference. That puts her about 50-75th percentile in just about everything. Two weeks ago, she figured out she could crawl. She never goes more than a few feet before sitting up and continuing to scoot, but at least she knows HOW to crawl now. The scooting still continues and she is faster than ever at it. Claire has her top and bottom right teeth which came in first. Last week, Dan put his finger in her mouth and found 2 more teeth on the tap way in the back. I didn''t even know they were coming in and she wasn''t too fussy, which is good. On Friday, the top tooth to the right of her front tooth came through and any day now I am expecting the front left along with every other tooth in her mouth. The poor girls gums are ready to explode. But I must say she has not been fussy :-)
When I picked up Claire at daycare Thursday they told me she was no longer scared to walk. I shrugged it off and we packed up and headed to Vermont as soon as we got home. Once we got to Vermont I let Claire get up and walk around a little and they weren''t kidding - she was off! But only walking from person to person or object to object. By the time we left Vermont Monday, Claire had learned how to pull herself up and also gained the confidence to take off walking on her own. Now we are really in trouble.
Claire enjoyed her visit to the camp, and got to play in the sand, in the lake, and she also went for a boat ride. She enjoyed it so much she slept the entire ride. Maybe the fact that she couldn''t move in her lift vest helped? Also while we were in Vermont, we had our bathroom renovated so Claire now has a tub at home. That is a huge plus for us.
Claire is saying Mama, Dada, up, baby, no-no, bye-bye, and I am sure there are a few I am missing. As far as the signing goes, she is absorbing that like a sponge - milk, water, food, hat, please, baby, more, all done, mom, time...She loves those videos and just stares at the screen and tries to follow along with the signs. We are back to the pediatrician on the 19th for more shots - fun times.