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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

one month

Today Claire is one month old! It feels like it was just yesterday that I was in the hospital :( She is getting so big already...she's got to be at least 11 pounds by now and is starting to outgrow some of her first outfits. How sad! This month with her has been so great. It's been far better than I could have ever expected it to be with three little ones. Before she was born I kept reminding myself that God does not give us more than we can handle and I'm so glad that's true. I never could have imagined that only a month after having Claire, things could be this calm in our home. Praise God for small miracles!

Claire has started smiling at her sisters when they talk to her. Emma wants to hold the baby all day long and Madeline asks to hold her and then is ready to get rid of her after about ten seconds (her typical attention span). Emma and Madeline are so close to each other and it's so fun to watch them together. Ryan and I were talking last night about how we can't wait until Claire is "one of the girls" with her sisters. Don't get me wrong, though. I don't want to rush it. I keep wondering what Claire will be like when she is older. Emma and Madeline are total opposites and I wonder who Claire will be more like. Emma is so serious and calm and inquisitive. She can sit for hours and read books or color and "do projects". Madeline is wild and crazy. She always wants to be the life of the party and can't miss a beat. If she had it her way, she would be held upside down and tickled all day long. Emma is so girly and into boys and make up and princesses. Madeline's world is all about Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. Emma is fair skinned with blue eyes and straight hair. Madeline's skin is dark and she has brown eyes and crazy curly hair. Where does Claire fall in all of this? I guess we'll just have to wait and see....

We met some friends at the pool today and it was eventful as usual! Madeline single handedly closed the pool down when her swimmy diaper didn't exactly do it's job if you know what I mean. Luckily for us we were just heading home for nap time. Not so lucky for all of the poor people just showing up at the pool and hearing that it will be closed until tomorrow. It was definately one of my most embarassing moments as a mommy! But hey, accidents happen.


Sweet Treats and Baby Feet said...

Poppy in the pool! That's so funny, Ali! It sounds like things are going so well for you!

Four Boys and a Girl..On Our Journey with Five Kids. said...

Ali, Sorry to hear about the accident today! I saw you called, but things were crazy. Carter had a total meltdown day and by 10:30 or so was just beat. It was a weird morning, filled with tired, cranky kids. :) Anyway, we should definitely do Chickfila one of these days- maybe we can do it Friday or Monday. Anyway, I'm glad your blogging. I love reading other peoples. :) Talk to you soon! Call me if you want to get together.

Four Boys and a Girl..On Our Journey with Five Kids. said...

LOL, love the layout! It's so fun!
Let's meet for lunch tomorrow. And, what is this dress like a cow thing all about??? Please tell me what your wearing. I do actually have a cow halloween costume I can put Jonah in. Are there prizes involved? lol

jbattjer said...

Hey Ali! Good to see things are going well for you! Your girls are beautiful. Jill showed me your blog.. I love the blogthing! Here is ours!
Take care!