So let's just move on to Claire and her birthday. She woke up at 1 am with a 104.3 fever (hence the little hottie)...now there's a way to ring in your first birthday, and scare your mommy! After a nice bath, milk and some tylenol, she went back to sleep and slept until 7:30. We had planned to have a party for her that morning which needless to say got canceled! Instead we partied on over to the urgent care clinic where she was diagnosed with an ear infection. She was a trooper through it all and still managed to smile most of the day. We took a little rendezvous to SeaWorld that evening, just the 4 of us, and saw Claire's favorite show, Azul. She loves it -probably because she sounds just like the beluga whales in the show. Maybe that's how she learned, and how she justifies her high pitched screaming :) She slept perfectly through the night the next night and woke up feeling great. Praise God for that.
Some stats/fun notes on our 1 year old:
-She's a little over 21 lbs, hovering around the 50th percentile for most things.
-She been walking for a while now! Bill and I are always amazed at her balance - for such a little thing...
-She says mama, dada, does a lot of other babbling but has no real desire to say any other words yet.
-She's a foodie! She loves to eat (which I am so thankful for and hope it continues). She joyfully ate tilapia and asparagus last night, need I say more?
-She has 7 teeth, 4 less than her sister had at this age!
-We love her and are so blessed to have her in our family!
And a year in pictures: