Wednesday, March 07, 2012

3 Months

Time is passing fast even though it may not seem like it day to day.  Clara is now 3 months old yesterday.  Time flies when you are having fun or when every part of your time is taken up with caring for 2 kids under 2 years.  Clara has definitely been more challenging than Esther as a baby.  She likes to be held a lot and does not like being put down very much although she is much better than she used to be. She does not like her baby swing and cries when we put her in it.  She struggles big time going to sleep,  it requires us walking around with her and bouncing her for at least 15 minutes.  But things are definitely getting better with time.  She is now most nights only waking up 1 time which is very manageable.  She is also starting to smile and make lots of sweet faces.  She loves having her sister close to her talking to her and messing with her.  It seems like the harder Esther bounces her or pats her, the more she likes it.  I hope they grow to love each other a lot and get along really well. Clara started daycare last week at the same place Esther goes to.  It was hard for Margo to leave her but it is going well,  they have not kicked her out yet for crying too much so that is good. This past Sunday we did baby dedication at our church which was nice.  Clara is still really really big.  At the doctor yesterday she weighed in at 16 lbs 11 oz.  Speaking of the doctor,  that is what we did for her 3 month birthday,  took her to the doctor because she is sick.  She has bronchiolitis and is now on an inhaler for a week or so.  She is very congested and having difficulty sleeping. Esther is also sick with a virus and runs a high fever off and on for the past few days.  It has been real fun around our house the past few days.  Let me tell you raising two kids under the age of two is no walk in the park.  

Here are some pics of Clara the other day and all her faces.