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Life Through Claire’s Eyes: Month 7 – 8

December 2, 2013

Another month, another 30 days of playing, eating, sleeping, and pooping. So, what’s new? Sitting up is still pretty cool. They say that some babies start crawling around now but I’m not ready. You can’t see the world very well down there so I figure what’s the point?

Despite my ever-improving dexterity (side note: I can now throw an iPhone), the odd toy still gets away from me, but there’s always something else to play with. Speaking of toys, most of them aren’t as interesting as water bottles, tupperware containers, phones, paper, and hoodie strings. These are a few of my favourite things.

I’ve also started standing. OK, not without the help of our trusty ottoman. I’m only 7 months old, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, right people? But standing is fabulous. I don’t know if or when I’ll get on this crawling thing but it ain’t gonna happen today.

On the sleep front, I feel fairly rested. I still enjoy making an occasional squawk between 4:00 and 530AM but I usually sleep from 7:30PM to 6:00AM. Sometimes even 6:30! The day is much more enjoyable this way. 

Napping is a different story. As I’ve said before, the daytime world is just so cool. Mom decided to “sleep train” me for naps, so she stopped giving me the soother. She says it’s a “prop” but I say it’s awfully delicious and relaxing. They tell me I’m supposed to sleep for at least an hour at each nap. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t. I have to keep Mom and Dad on their toes, right?

When it comes to food, I’ve tried a lot of new things. Before it was only protein, fruit, and vegetables, but I’ve recently decided that toast, pasta, quinoa, amaranth, and oatmeal are also really good. I used to hate restaurants but now, as long as I get to eat some food, it’s pretty fun. I still prefer it when they feed me with a spoon but the odd piece of toast, pasta, or swiss chard can be fun to eat on my own, even if it takes 10 minutes.

I’d say it’s been a good month. Mom and Dad brought me to New Orleans, but I think they cared more about the trip than me. Crawfish is pretty tasty, and so are the restaurant tables down there. Eating that table may have been my highlight. Tune in next month. I’ll be travelling to Ontario and Quebec so I’m sure I’ll have some great adventures.

Videos:

Blueberries will Blow your Mind

Photos:
You may be 45 min older than me but I'm tougher.

You may be 45 min older than me but I’m tougher.

Head to head with Grandpa- literally!

Head to head with Grandpa- literally!

As usual, the higher the better!

As usual, the higher the better!

Sports fan.

Sports fan.

What is this beast?

What is this beast?

This travel high chair is pretty cool.

This travel high chair is pretty cool.

This handy armrest doubles as a footrest!

This handy armrest doubles as a footrest!

My New Orleans highlight: the Whole Foods shopping cart!

My New Orleans highlight: the Whole Foods shopping cart!

How did Mom and Dad get out there?
How did Mom and Dad get out there?

Groovin' in the French Quarter

Groovin’ in the French Quarter

Groovin' along the Mississippi

Groovin’ along the Mississippi

Table is delicious.

Table is delicious.

Holy !@#$% it's an alligator!

Holy !@#$% it’s an alligator!

Diaper free time is still awesome.

Diaper free time is still awesome.

Do I have to pick between football and Ultimate?

Do I have to pick between football and Ultimate?

Morning massage is awesome!

Morning massage is awesome!

Strings are so tasty.

Strings are so tasty.

C'mon Dad, join me in my stretching!

C’mon Dad, join me in my stretching!

Seriously Auntie, I'm teething. No smiles for you.Seriously Auntie, I’m teething. No smiles for you.

My first tooth (or at least a tooth stub)

My first tooth (or at least a tooth stub).

Celebrating my new tooth with Papa :)

Celebrating my new tooth with Papa 🙂

Loungin' in the bath.

Loungin’ in the bath.

I'm getting a good "handle" on this drinking thing.

I’m getting a good “handle” on this drinking thing.

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6 Comments
  1. Rankins permalink

    Hi Nicole,

    Ian and I love the photos and commentary, but are unable to access the videos as the message says they are private. Do you know how we can view them?

    Thanks,

    Bev

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  2. Sorry Bev, we uploaded a different way this month. I changed the settings back so you should be able to view them now 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the blog!

  3. Daniel permalink

    Groovin’ along the Mississippi is my favourite. – Cousin Dan

  4. Llaesa North permalink

    I love these! And she will crawl!

    Llaesa

    Sent from my iPhone

  5. ianrankin permalink

    Awesome blog, photos and video you guys. That is such a treat for us. Thanks.

  6. alanrankin permalink

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