Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meet Xavier

I'm going to do what no parent is supposed to do: compare children. That is because I am astounded at how different my two little ones are - it is truly fascinating. So here goes:

Xavier calm, easy-going; Claire very energetic, born impatient (getting better)
Xavier at 10 months - sniper crawling; Claire was crawling (7 months), standing, and dancing
Xavier at 10 months - baby food only; Claire never ate baby food, straight to cheerios, bread and fruit
Xavier will eat ANY type of baby food; Claire has always refused all vegetables, meat, eggs and beans
Xavier rocks himself and giggles in car seat; Claire cried most of the time in her car seat
Xavier slept through the night at 9 1/2 months; Claire at 2 months
Xavier goes to sleep right away; Claire takes 1-2 hours to fall asleep
Xavier loves to cuddle; Claire from birth, wanted to face out, and if possible get out of arms
Xavier sits in high chair for 30+ mins; Claire cried if in high chair after eating
Xavier enjoys being around people; Claire enjoys people being around her

Well, that's a start. Claire also loves to follow routines and tell people what to do, so we'll see how Xavier compares when he's older. It just comes naturally to her. For example, "Mommy, are you going to take a nap?" Me: "Yes, I think so." Claire: "Don't forget to take off your shoes before you get in bed."

Never a dull moment with these 2 little ones. They are truly precious and a blessing to us.