Wow how fast these past 5 weeks have flown by! My dear friend Andrea always told me that being pregnant and waiting on them to get her was the slowest part and that once they arrive time flies! Boy was she ever right. Claire is growing and doing great. God blessed us with a good sleeper. I wake her up every 4 hours to feed her, per the pediatrician's recommendation, but I am gradually extending the wake time a little every night. Much better to wake her up than for her to wake us up!
I am so thankful that I am going to be able to take longer than 6 weeks off work. I cannot imagine having to go back to work in a week. I am having so much fun with Claire and become more and more attached every day. It is going to be really hard when I do have to go back. I keep praying for a miracle that will allow me to stay home with her, but I have come to terms staying at him just isn't an option right now.
Claire is smiling more and more everyday and looks more and more like her Daddy everyday. I live for her smiles they are the most beautiful thing! Claire was diagnosed with reflux and is taking some medication 3x a day. I think she is getting a little relief from the meds and I hope they continue to help her feel better. Nights are always the worst with her reflux and we all 3 go to bed exhausted. I hate to see little princess crying in pain!
Here is a 5 week picture of Claire smiling at her Daddy! Please excuse the crooked hair bow. You know Dads are not concerned about hair bow position :-)