Clare is 2-months!

On August 22, sweet baby munchkin turned 2-months!  I really am not liking how fast this is all moving.  With Kate it seemed that I took in every single moment with such amazement and awe.  It was such a learning experience and such a new experience.  Poor Clare has to compete with a crazy toddler needing constant attention as well.  I’m trying to catalog the moments in my head but it is definitely a challenge.  Clare already has way less pictures and videos than Kate did.  This is why I am so glad that I am again utilizing the talents of  Tonya for the monthly photo sessions for Clare’s first year.

In addition to Tonya’s pictures I also want to take monthly photos of Clare in Kate’s pink kid chair.  I did this with Kate in the big rocking chair in her room. I almost forgot to do this so Clare is fast asleep.  I wasn’t about to wake her up!

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Clare received her first round of shots and was a trooper.  She was shocked and cried but was calmed quickly.  Her weight was 12lbs and length 23 1/4″.  The doctor said she is in the 75th percentile for weight and height.  She seems so much bigger than Kate but I looked back to my blog post for Kate’s 2-month and she was exactly 23 1/4″ and weighed 11.10lbs and was also in the 75th percentile!

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Clare smiles like crazy – especially in the morning.  It is as if she missed me all night and is very happy to see me again.  She also loves/is starting to watch Kate intently and gives her some great smiles.  I am so lucky to have such adorable little girls if I do say so myself!

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On August 24th, Brett and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.  Things are very hectic right now and actually over the past two years we haven’t had much time to focus on just us but we still manage to laugh at ourselves and have fun.  Luckily, I have an amazing babysitter who is practically part of the family.  Brittany came over after her day job to watch the girls so Brett and I could go to dinner.  I was exhausted and felt greasy but it was nice to have some adult time.

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All we did pretty much was talk about the kids.  At one point Brett said how much he loved Kate and how he was sitting the other day with both the girls on him and he just couldn’t believe it was him there with them.  As much grief I give him, both deserved and undeserved, I know I couldn’t have picked a better father or for that matter some one that would put up with me!  I  know he won’t believe this but I truly know it was God that brought us together.

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