claire - ten months old!

Claire at ten months - October 24, 2012
Weight/Height: We haven't had a weigh in this month, but if I had to guess, I'd say she's about 17 1/2 lbs now. She seems to be a lot heavier this month. And taller. I really have no idea how tall she is. I'm not good at measuring/weighing her unless we have a doctor's visit.

Clothes: Still 6 or 6-9 month clothes for most things, but 9 month jammies are the way to go! Thankfully, Ali came at just the right time and saw her little toes being stretched in 6 month jammies and stocked us up on Carter's 9 month sleepers!

Eating Habits
: Claire is still eating the same, but towards the end of this month, we noticed she was not finishing all her bottles and not seeming as interested in the last one of the day, so we're officially trying to get down to 4 bottles - 7 -8 oz each - per day.

She's eaten a lot of baby food, too many to name - but clearly prefers when Momma makes homemade baby food so that's what we've been doing. She flat out refused anything with meat and most veggies made by Gerber. I'll probably try a different brand this month to see if she likes it, but honestly, it's not hard to make her food and I like knowing exactly what's in it. So far we've done all veggies, most fruits and compounds like chicken and veggies. She also eats lentils for protein and is really enjoying a blueberry/spinach "recipe" that I found here. We supplement with Gerber bananas, corn, sweet potatoes and mangoes.

And Claire eats a bit of what we're eating most nights. Mostly it's just practice and a lot of it winds up in her chair or in the dogs' mouths on the floor.

Sleep: Claire didn't sleep as well this month, but part of it had to do with her being sick, lots of travels and the ever-popular teething. She has, however, gotten really good at putting herself to sleep when we put her down. She doesn't let us rock her anymore, so unless she falls asleep with her last bottle (which is rare now), she plays in her crib and talks to her seahorse til she falls asleep.

Eye Color: Brown

Biggest accomplishment:Growing hair! You can really see it in the picture above. Momma's hoping for a bow by Christmas.

Claire is also pulling up on things now. She can't get all the way up, but she's trying! I went in to check on her during a nap at Grandma's this past weekend and found her peering over the side. We had already lowered the mattresses in her crib, but I broke out the pack and play manual immediately and fixed that one as well!

We also gave Claire a sippy cup this month. Despite my over-analyzing the 473,000 types of sippy cups in feeding aisle at Target (and asking three nearby mothers what they prefer), Claire does what she always does and adapted to the first kind we gave her. She drinks a bit of water with her meals now.

Likes: These top two are still among Claire's favorites!
  • Clapping
  • Gerber Puffs and Veggie Sticks
  • Her musical seahorse
  • People watching when we're out
  • Bathtime
  • Her red rubber duckie
  • Driving her car around the kitchen


  • Having her nose cleaned
  • The end of bathtime when Mommy pulls the rubber duckie out of her hand and leaves it in the bathtub
  • Being rocked Momma is sad about this one
  • Her carseat
  • When Mommy or Daddy leaves the room
The list of dislikes has gotten longer and much more apparent this month. Somebody has found her attitude.
Favorite Moments: Meeting Cousin Will finally! (Oct. 14, 2012) Visiting with both sets of grandparents in the same weekend (thanks to Will making his appearance!). Spending some one-on-one time with Daddy while Mommy worked a few late nights.

Doctor's Orders: After almost 7 months in daycare, Claire finally caught her first "daycare" illness...hand, foot and mouth. Thankfully it was just a fever and some spots, and appears to have been a mild case, but it still kept her out of school for a day and half and put Mom and Dad in a tough spot! Seriously...51 weeks out of the year, I could stay home at any given moment, but the 1 week I must be there, Claire gets sick and my nephew is born three hours away! Murphy's Law, right?


1 comment:

  1. The "momma wants a bow for christmas" comment cracked me up!!! I'm glad she's drinking from the sippy cup. We're struggling with that with Carter. He will play with it and always pulls it to his mouth all on his own, but he won't drink from it. I'm not sure if he understands it or if we need to try a new one or what. Claire is so cute as always. She'll be such a beautiful little girl and you'll have your hands full when she starts dating :)


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