Friday, April 30, 2010

A favorite toy

Clara turns 5 months old on May 1st. She has hit a number of critical milestones. She is almost 12 pounds, she is now eating baby food and she actually appears on the growth chart! (A big deal for a premiee).

For a human being of such a young age, Clara has accumulated a lot of "stuff". And I'm not just talking about the things you'd expect, like clothes, diapers and high chairs.

This little lady already has gear in support of her favorite athletic teams (poor thing), a television monitoring system with infrared technology and of course toys. A lot of toys. Toys, that up until yesterday she didn't seem all that interested in.

One of the many gifts that Clara received in the days after we picked her up, was a beautiful bunny, given to us by the main anchor at my TV station Gene Cox and his wife Elle. For some reason the bunny became a permanent fixture on her changing table. I'd often bop her in the nose with it, or rub its soft fabric on her skin. The gestures did not seem to matter to her one way or the other.

However, almost overnight, Clara has become very interested in the bunny. It grabs her gaze whenever you put it in front of her and when we put it in her car seat she starts to grab it, put the ears in her mouth and toss it around. When we pull the bunny away, she shoots us a look of concern, almost fright, that her new friend is being taken away.

So Clara has a favorite toy. I am sure it won't be the last. But like every milestone, this too is special.


Leila said...

Oh, so sweet!!! It's so interesting.... the texture on that stuffed animal is exactly like the one my daughter had years ago. She never outgrew that one, and she even took it to college with her! So, you never know...this may be Clara's lovey for a loooong time! :)

Adorable pictures!

Sew said...

I love her!!!! So cute!!!

B-Mama said...

What a sweetie!! A little, soft bunny is the perfect lovie for her. She is adorable!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I don't think it's weird at all to have all kinds of sports apparel for her :) My yet-to-be-conceived child already has an adorable Yankees outfit.

She is so cute with the bunny!

JellyBelly said...

Oh my goodness, she's just too cute with her bunny!!!!!

p.s. Mr. JB isn't allowed to buy Yankees/Steelers/Montreal Canadiens gear yet, although every time he goes to a sporting goods store he looks at the stuff longingly!

mrsblondies said...

How sweet! That's really funny about the sports apparel; I think the only reason our yet-to-be-conceived child doesn't have any is that my husband rarely shops, even at sporting goods stores.

barbie said...

you guys have gone nuts with the sports apparel! lol, thanks for the post, I've missed Clara!

Grace in my Heart said...

She looks so cute with her little bunny! It is so funny to see what they find interesting to hold and look at. Oh and I just love that Gene Cox gave it to her. :)

Kim said...

Look how much Clara has grown!!! She gets cuter by the day!!

Maria Therese said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have a wonderful one! I will be praying the rosary for you and all Mom's today! Have a great day!

May God Bless you and your family!

Maria :)

Tina said...


I just wanted to wish you a happy FIRST mothers day! Enjoy!

Sew said...

So I'm thinking I could totally use an update! ;)

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