This month has gone by so fast! Probably the main reason is because Clara, Jeff, and I have been sick. Clara got RSV and Influenza B. We were really lucky, because she didn't end up on oxygen or have to stay in the hospital at all. There was really only one scary day and I took her in to have her oxygen level checked and it was between 88-90%, which isn't very good. I went back later that night and it had gone up to 93%. They ordered a little vacuum that sucks out her nose, which she hates, and that helped so much. Then Jeff and I got the flu and Clara and I ended up with ear infections. So this took up a good portion of the month, but we're all pretty healthy now.
Clara has been a lot of fun this month. Her favorite toy is a mirror. She will smile and talk to herself forever! It's the cutest. She slept through the night for the first time last night! 8 and 1/2 hours baby!! She is really grabbing things, but doesn't realize it all the time. She will be holding a toy and not even know it's there. I can't wait until she can entertain herself better, because she's still pretty clingy, but I'll take the snuggles while she'll give 'em.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to help her to sleep during the day, please tell me. I've probably heard them all, but I want to hear it anyway. I don't know why she won't nap, but it's really frustrating. She will sleep for maybe 30 to 45 minutes while I'm holding her and anytime I try to lay her down to nap, she'll wake up not even 5 minutes later. Any suggestions are welcome.
This is her favorite toy. There's a mirror that she's looking at and she will stare at herself and just smile and talk.
My sister-in-law Wendy let us borrow this. It's to help with tummy time, but she hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. It sure makes for a cute picture though!
We love bath time! She is very content and relaxed in the tub now. It's one of our favorite times of the day.
Clara loves hanging with her daddy. She will talk to him more than anybody else. Look at those chubby cheeks! It seems like she's gotten so much chubbier in the last couple of weeks.
This is the first and only time she has sucked on her thumb that I know of. I have tried and tried to get her to do it since, but she won't. It would help her be more content by herself if she got the hang of it.
Clara still loves her walks. She usually will sleep most of the way.