Friday, December 23, 2011

2 Year old checkup

Claire had her 2 year check up on Tuesday, hard to believe my baby is going to be two!!! I love our pediatrician- he is SO wonderful with the kids and you can tell that he loves what he does. Claire's height and weight are right about to 30%- which for her is normal, he head on the other hand is in the 65%! Which our doctor assured me is totally normal. He estimates that she will be around 5'2/5'3 as an adult, and that she will be petite. She is doing wonderful with her milestones, she has far exceed those for 24 months, and her vocabulary has just exploded- she says at least 100 words, and will repeat anything you say! This has become a problem for mommy and daddy- we have to watch everything we say now!

Just to make things difficult we have started to have issues with her ears again, her right tube fell out last month and there is some nasty fluid sitting in her eustation tube, she is acting fine, but we don't want that fluid to stay there. So after the first of the year we are headed back to the ENT for what will most likely be her second set of tubes. They were working so well, if only that right one had stayed put and not fallen out, but overall a great checkup- her health is the most important thing to us, as long as we are all healthy that is all we can ask for, I thank God everyday for blessing us with such a beautiful, wonderful, healthy child, she has truly given our lives new meaning.

Claire officially turns two tomorrow on Christmas eve, and she is nothing short of our Christmas miracle- we will celebrate her birthday by attending mass at our church then dinner with the family, then let the festivities continue on Christmas day, we have lots planned and lots of great presents for Claire I can't wait to see her face when she sees them!

Merry Christmas to all, may you all enjoy time with family and loved ones!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Claire!

Well, she's not quite 2, but we always celebrate 2 weeks before her birthday as to try to avoid the holiday rush. People seem to like taking a break from the holiday shopping to come over for dinner and celebrate with our little lovie.

This year we did a ladybug theme and it turned out really cute. I pride myself in the small details at parties, this year my wonderful sister in law made all the food, and it was wonderful. Guests also snacked on fruit kabobs and veggie cups. We also had chocolate covered antenne's (pretzel rods) and chocolate covered ladybug spots (oreos) as well as a wonderful cake from Caked Las Vegas, her white cake it to die for! I never skimp on the cake, it's the center of the party and I just can't get into the boring grocery store cakes. Claire had blast and only had one breakdown during the whole party. My mom flew in from South Carolina for the occasion and we loved having her in town, so did Claire- Nana is the center of Claire's world when she's around! Claire is loving all her presents, her favorites seem to be her hot pink Cozy Coupe car, the Aqua Doodle doodle pad, Rockin Elmo with accessories, and a baby doll complete with bottle. I think this party was actually harder for me, I am not too proud to admit that I cried when she blew out her candles, she is getting so big so fast, it's amazing!

We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family who love Claire so much, without them we couldn't have great parties, and we love to throw a good party! I will admit it's a bit of a let down I plan these parties months and months in advance so now to have it behind me is depressing. Although I already have next years theme and lots of ideas already in my head!