Thursday, June 16, 2011
Over the weekend, we transitioned Nora to her "big girl" car seat.
For the last several weeks, it has become increasingly difficult to lug her infant seat around. Although her pediatrician originally estimated that Nora would hit 17 lbs. around 12 months, I think she's probably already 16+ lbs. now, so apparently she has been doing some catching up lately! We'll find out for sure at her 9-month appointment on Monday.
Regardless, she's big enough now that she likes to be out of the seat when we're out running errands. So, we've been removing her from the car seat and leaving it in the car for a while now, which gets complicated when you only have one car seat and two bases. To resolve this, we decided to take the plunge and buy one of her convertible car seats now.
I posted a while ago asking for recommendations, and after doing some more research and taking Nora to the store to actually place her in the seats, we decided to go with the Britax Marathon 70. We were originally considering the Roundabout, but felt that the Marathon was a bit more padded and "safe" looking. Plus, we really like that the shoulder straps are adjustable without needing to re-thread them.
We installed the Marathon in my car on Saturday morning, and Michael is keeping the infant seat in his car for now. Assuming we continue liking the Marathon as much as we do now, we'll buy a second one for Michael's car soon.
In other news, Nora seemed to be THISCLOSE to clapping her hands tonight. I was applauding her for something she did, and she got all excited and was moving her arms, and appeared to be trying to put her hands together while doing it. I almost died from the cuteness.
*sniff, sniff* Our girl is growing so fast.