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Sunday, August 03, 2008

9 months old

Today Claire is 9 months old. She has learned a lot in the past several weeks.
She has found great joy in a lot of the things around her. She has had baby food for the first time, found parents, become proficient in crawling, found her screaming voice. She has also found her temper, tantrums, and whining!! She thinks that we should entertain her 24/7 and if we don't she complains.
She has traveled around Taipei. Although Jon and I did most of our sight seeing before we had Claire, we have done a few things with her. We get out every day, mostly in the afternoon when it's scorching HOT(b/c that's after her morning nap). Not a whole lot, but we do get out with her.
She is not afraid of the water and will let you lay her back in the water.
She has learned to hold her bottle. She LOVES her Daddy. She HATES to go to sleep at night. Once we can get her to sleep she will sleep through the night(most times), BUT she hates, hates, hates to go to sleep. She is teething, she has two bottom teeth, and one or two coming in on top. She weighs somewhere around 19 pounds. She grunts and vocalizes in this whining sort of way, but not what I would really consider babbling.
And for the Grandmothers......this is what she looks like when she is giving you a wonderfully smelly diaper!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is such a pretty baby. Looks very contented. It is a shame it is so hot there.
Do they have a pool at your hotel?
Your husband looks like he has been a daddy all his life.
He is so cute..

Jana

Erin Ly said...

I was wondering how old she is. She is almost exactly the same age Kira was when she came home.
I know you can't wait to get settled at home. Continue to enjoy your once in a lifetime trip, and I hope everything goes well with no more delays for AIT.

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Happy 9 months, Claire! It sounds like she's just blossoming. Maybe you can ask her to teach William how to hold his own bottle?

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Happy 9 months, Claire! It sounds like she's just blossoming. Maybe you can ask her to teach William how to hold his own bottle?

Sarah k said...

Too cool! Thank you for being so good about sharing her with us. I am glad you guys are still pushing forward there in Taiwan.

PIPO said...

Adorable!

David and Janalee said...

She is so cute! Even when she is filling her diaper! Hope you guys can come home soon- Have you done a coastal tour yet? We did not get to do that and it is one thing I wish we would have done. Just a thought.
Janalee

Susan said...

Ann: this is Susan and Vince and Mei Mei - it is Tuesday morning and we are at the Howard Plaza Room 1138. We have our AIT appt today and Mei Mei naps at 1:30 - so we will give you a call when she gets up to see if you are free for dinner - we could come to the Westin or vice versa. Gotta go and get ready for our appt. Susan and Vince

Anonymous said...

Have you bought many items while there? I have always heard they have nice shopping?

Susan said...

Ann - this is Susan and Vince - I tried to call the Westin but could not get through - I will try again. But Katie has an ear infection and is on antibiotics and seems to be running a little temperature and has a runny nose - so probably should not expose Claire to her germs just before you fly home. Really wanted to get together - but would hate to spread the sickness around. Katie is doing pretty good - but is sad - she was with her foster parents for 2 adn 1/2 years - she misses them terribly. Susan and Vince

Susan said...

Ann - I have tried several times to call the Westin - but just can't get through - just a busy signal or nothing at all. It is now 3:45 and Katie is still taking her nap - our number at the Howard Plaza is 2 2700-2323 and we are in room 1138. Susan and Vince