October 19, 2012
Claire at 9.5 months
At 9.5 months, Claire . . .
. . . weighs 21 1/2ish pounds and measures 28 1/2 inches. Is that right? I think it is. I have trouble keeping it all straight.
. . . loves peas and peaches. Does not like pineapple.
. . . Will stand on her own for a minute or two at a time. She's taken 2 steps on her own, but really had to be coaxed. She never falls back to the ground. She slowly lowers herself and sometimes pauses half way down in a way that makes it look like she's practicing the wall sit.
. . . sleeps 12-14 hours at night and still naps twice a day. Since she's the third child, we're aware of how lucky we are. Though, she really does okay if we skip her morning nap, so I think it's probably on its way out.
. . . wears 12 - 18 month clothing.
. . . continues to be the happy, easy going baby that she's always been. Sometimes I can't even believe how great she is.
. . . has a smile that will light up even the darkest of rooms.
. . . stops whatever she's doing and crawls furiously whenever she hears the door open. Seeing her dad or brothers come in induces arm flapping and squealing.
. . . squeals whenever we take the gate down because she knows it means we're taking her downstairs to play with her brothers. She loves those boys.
. . . makes a funny little gasping noise (that so reminds me of Bennett) that makes us laugh every time. Between that and her stink face, she knows how to make us laugh.