Jan 17, 2007

4 months and another baby

We have had Claire for 4 months and she continues to amaze and delight us everyday. She is very two , but still is funny and loving. Her vocab is getting better which makes for less frustration throughout the day. There are times that I am through playing the guessing game and we have to call it a tie.

We have decided to take care of a 7 wk old baby for a friend of Duane's. She is a single mother and who couldn't use a little more money in the bank? She came over today with the baby, because I wanted Claire to see me with another child and see her reaction. Big fat nothing. She was more interested in the toys on the babies carseat than the baby. I guess she has seen many babies in the orphanage, so it really didn't phase her. She doesn't care for our friend's daughter (18mon) to sit on my lap. Maybe she thought the baby today was a baby doll. Hannah has some that move and talk, she could just be confused.

I am on a 2wk schedule to get Claire back in her room. I have been trasitioning this week and letting her go to sleep on her own after rocking. She doesn't care for it but only cries about 30-45 sec. then she realizes she is tired and goes to sleep. Wish us luck.

Hannah has begun Tae Kwon Do. She took Karate a few yrs back, and requested to start again. I informed her that she would have to take the lessons for 1 yr before deciding if she wanted to quit. I got a free membership to the gym,too, maybe it will inspire me to walk on the treadmill while she is in class. I walk on the treadmill at home, but a change during the week will be fun.

We are prepared for the major snow storm that is forcast to hit us this weekend. Everyone stay safe and warm.

Thanks for stopping by


Steffie B. said...

Stay warm this weekend. Brrrrrr!

MattandSara said...

Good luck with transitioning her back to her room....and stay warm. I'm supposed to work on Saturday morning so I would really like some of that to come our way.

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