Thursday, July 28, 2011

1 month!

I can't believe our little Claire is a month old already! Its so crazy how much she's changed and grown in just a month. We weighed her last week on Tuesday and she weighed in at 9 lbs. 14 oz (yes, she loves to eat!) and I'm sure she weighs even more now. We got our first real smile this month too; oh my word my heart melted instantly when I saw it!

Here are a few stats and facts:
- Wearing old navy 0-3 and carters 3 months. The biggest issue is thats she's so long and skinny! Her newborn outfits still fit width wise but not length wise, and her 3 months are swimming on her width wise but fit great lengthwise....she's gonna be tall like her mama and daddy :)

-Loves being cuddled during the day but prefers to sit in her bouncy and look around at night.

-She's starting to lift her head and look around a lot more.

- She loves her bath time! We give her one every night before bed and then read a few books after

-Likes sleeping on Daddy's chest

-Favorite things to look at: ceiling fans and lights

-Smiled for the first time this month! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Birthday Present

I turned the big 2-3 on Thursday and Claire decided to give me the best birthday gift EVER....

That's right, I got a smile! And not just a smile because she farted or burped, a real, intentional smile! 

I think my heart just melted....

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I can't believe Claire's going to be a month old next week! Our first month has flown by!

When Claire was 6 days old we got newborn pictures done to capture our precious girl in all her tiny-ness! Marci B Photography did a great job; we're so glad we took the time to get these done.

Claire also decided to teach us our first lesson in matter how prepared and on top of things you think you are, babies will do what they want, when they want.
We had it all planned out; I feed Claire right before Marci came so she would be nice and full and ready to sleep....Claire had other plans. Marci was at our house for about 3 hours....the first two and half Claire was awake just enough to cry whenever we tried to move her. Marci was so great about it and still managed to capture some great shots, she did say however, that we hold the record for the longest time awake ;)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bath Time!

Just because I think she's cute, here are some bath time pictures!

She found her thumb after her bath last night. This came literally just seconds after I said to my mom "She loves sucking on her hands, I wonder if she'll be a thumb sucker" to which my mom replied "Umm like that??"

I thought it was so cute, I just had to snap a few pictures! 
While its cute now, I know we'll have to break this bad habit down the road.

Meeting Family

Claire has had a busy few weeks of life! We stayed home just the three of us the first week, but Drew had to go back to work at Blount in Portland, so we all packed up and headed to Gresham to stay with my parents for two weeks. While we've been here Claire has met tons of family!
5 Generations: Claire, Me, Grandpa Hanson, Great Grandpa Hanson, and Great Great Grandma Hanson

Claire and her Aunties and Uncle: Emma, Justin and Riley

Meeting Uncle Jared for the first time.

Aunt Denee, Uncle Steve, and Cousin Henri

Aunt Mandi and Uncle Dayn

Great Aunt Karey

Okay, she's already met her grandpa, but how sweet is this picture? Nothing like a little grandpa nap time!

Cuddling with Great Grandpa Wood

Meeting Auntie Daylan!

She's already met Grandma Arnold too, but here she is lounging away on Grandma's lap.

Meeting her "Auntie" Aleah

This was while we were still in Corvallis, but here's Claire meeting her Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Wood for the first time. (Yes, I know her outfit looks like a prison uniform)

All in all it's been a crazy week and half here in Portland, but its so fun to see all of our family enjoying their time with little miss Claire.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Life at home

We've been home for a few days now and we are thouroughly enjoying our little girl! She is a night owl and loves to keep us on our toes all night long! Here are some pictures from her first week!
Such chubby cheeks!

Her favorite spot to sleep

Meeting her bible study family

Claire and her two boyfriends :)
Nap time with her Daddy

We caught a little smile!