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Monday, December 27, 2010

Annnd we're home!

Well. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday week! I feel like it's been forever since I've updated & feel like so much has happened!

Our little family of 3 celebrated Christmas on Saturday the 18th, since we were going to be out of town for the actual day. Like I stated in a previous post, I didn't go all out by any means for Christmas. My husband, however? Spoiled me. I felt so bad that I had all of these presents underneath the tree & all I had to give him was cologne & a toothbrush.

Claire had no clue was was going on that morning.

Yes, my hubby is wearing Oscar the Grouch jams
She got all of these awesome little toys, yet all she wanted to do was chew on my scarf! Silly girl.
Santa brought her the Rainforest Jumperoo. She likes it O.K. her feet aren't even close to touching the ground, so we put a pillow underneath her. She mainly just sits in there & chews on her hand. I hope she warms up to it soon!!
Claire & mommy before the family Christmas party last week.
We left for St. Louis bright & early Wednesday morning. I had to wake Claire at 3:30am. She was non too pleased. I fed her in the car on the way to the airport & she was a DREAM on the flight there. She slept the first leg of the trip & played the second. That made for one happy momma!

She also did great sleeping in the pack n' play in the hotel. Seriously. She acted like it was no different from her crib.

One thing we did figure out is that she's JUST like me, in the sense that she thrives off routine & isn't fond of large crowds.

She threw up & farted the entire time in the airport! It's like she was so overwhelmed, she just let everything out! Poor, poor girl.

Her routine was shot while we were out of town & that did not make her happy. Normally we have her in bed by 7pm at the latest. The earliest we had her to bed on vacation was 8pm. The last two nights we were there, she refused to eat. She just cried when we tried to feed her. I ended up giving her her paci & she fell right asleep. Needless to say, she was worn out.

I ended up pumping twice on the flight there & back. It wasn't as bad as anticipated. I had my cover & sat by the window. No one even knew!

Two new things Claire started while we were on vacation: trying to grab everything & constantly chewing on her hands. Teething, perhaps?

We had a really good time, but I am so glad we are home! Bring on the new year!

I will leave you with a few pictures from our trip:

My little sister & I
Eyeing my dad's cell phone. She was looking at a picture of herself.
My sister & Claire.
My brother & Claire.
She is obsessed with hair, I tell you!
Grab, grab, grab!
My Grandma & her great granddaughter!
Our little family.
Christmas Day.
My Grandpa & his two great-grandchilden. Priceless.
Playing on the flight home.
Did I mention we got her ears pierced a few weeks back?? Oops. I forgot to mention that little detail!


  1. I'm glad your flights went smoothly, I know you were worried about it. Also, Liv loved her rainforest jumparoo, as soon as claire grows into it, you will love it too...hours of entertainment :)

  2. You look amazing! Sounds like a fantastic Christmas!

  3. Awesome pics! Looks like you had a great time! Glad she was a good girl on the flight :)

  4. glad she was a good girl for you on the trip....I think all babies miss their routines though ....her earrings look so cute too!

  5. I'm so happy to hear that everything went so well! Give her some time and she will love her jumperoo... My son just sat in it for a while and once he was a bit older and caught on, he would scream with delight and jump like no one's buisness for hours!!

  6. That is awesome that she traveled well; I am sure that it made the trip a lot easier!!

    You have a beautiful family & Merry Christmas!