Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More friends and fun

We were very lucky to have lots of fun visitors during the month of July.  The first was my bff from college, Katie.  It's scary to think we've known each other for 15 years!
 She brought Claire lots of fun presents.  These  included a kick and play piano and pink blocks with different sounds and textures that her little girl Jordan picked for Claire.  The most useful present. .  .diapers, you can never have too many of those!
 Visitors mean LOTS of pictures!
This is my favorite!  You can tell Katie is a mom and knows how to multi task.  Claire was being quite squirmy. 
 We ended our visit with a trip to Cracker Barrel to meet another college friend Susan and her little boy.  Although I don't think Claire noticed.  She drank her bottle when we first got there and then took a nice long nap during lunch.  We had an extra surprise by running into one of Claire's nicu nurses.  Troy and I still laugh because one of Claire's probes popped off  her chest and this nurse wanted me to stick it back on.  This was before we had ever even held Claire, I froze, what, she wanted me to touch my baby, crazy!  The nurse finally had to do it, at that point Claire was only a 1lb 9oz.  I can't believe how far my tiny baby has come.  To see the rolls of fat on her now you'd never believe how teeny tiny she started out. 
It was such a wonderful visit and we can't wait to see Katie again and get to meet her almost 4 year old Jordan.  Oh and on a side note, I think it's cool that Jordan and Claire were the names we had picked out for our little girls back in college and the names we actually used. 


melinda said...

Love seeing sisters reunited and still celebrating new things in each others' lives - all the ladies look beautiful!

Mma said...

Claire is becoming such a social butterfly...she needs her own day planner! I'm sure that there were all kinds of stories and laughter that you ladies shared...Mommies need their gal pals too!