April 27, 2013 1 Comment
Harper is wearing my maternal grandmother’s baby dress, pearl necklace and gold baby bracelet. Old fashioned never goes out of style. Love it.
My shout outs to the cloud. Or anyone who’s listening.
April 26, 2013 1 Comment
Wow, time is flying by. My little tiny baby is now in the big baby phase! She even got her first tooth the day before turning 7 months (on Gram’s birthday!) She has rolled over once, from tummy to back (no doubt because she really didn’t want to be on her tummy.) She’s standing now with assistance and loves jumping in her jumperoo. More than anything, she just loves to touch and grab everything within reach. And she loves to dance – particularly to Paul Simon’s Graceland album.
She is a champion sleeper, taking three solid naps a day and sleeping about 11 or 12 hours a night. She has had a cold this past week that has kept her up a bit at night, but she’s pretty good about getting herself back to sleep. We’ve added more solids – so far she’s had: bananas, apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, mango, yogurt, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, avocado and corn. Her favorites are apples, pears, banana, sweet potato and butternut squash and her least favorite was beets. I think we’ll try meat soon – although pureed turkey does not sound appetizing to me!
As you can see, she still has the epic cheeks – they seem to just keep getting bigger. And the hiccups! The one characteristic that predates her birth. She still gets them anytime she laughs.
April 25, 2013 Leave a comment
We’ve been trying to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather before the heat sets in – but that’s easier said than done when we have chores piling up on the weekends. It’s nice to just hang out in our backyard and recently we hit the downtown art fair and food trucks – Harper’s first outing in her big girl stroller.
And we recently had Gram and Tod visiting for Gram’s birthday. We took a walk on the Lady Bird Lake trail and went out to eat a few times. Harper does really well in her portable high chair and likes to touch all the things!
We watched Drew play in his weekend soccer game. It’s unbelievable the amount of stuff you have to take with you when you leave the house with a baby!
We really enjoyed having Gram here – she fed Harper and bathed her and played with her and, most importantly, snuggled and loved on her. While she was here, Harper cut her first tooth and rolled over!
March 28, 2013 Leave a comment
Harper is half a year old already! Where has the time gone? She’s a little over 17 lbs and has shown a keen interest in eating. As in, this girl won’t turn away a bite! She opens her mouth as enthusiastically as a little baby bird!
She’s great at sitting up on her own for a few minutes at a time, with the occasional “Timber! There she goes!” She likes tummy time a lot more now that she’s figured out how to push herself up with her arms. She’s also started actually jumping in her jumperoo as opposed to lounging like it’s a La-Z-Boy. I think she’s started the slow process of teething – no teeth yet, but plenty of chewing on her thumb and slobbering. She’s still a laid back and easygoing baby – hardly cries or fusses and sleeps like a champ. She likes to babble to herself as she falls asleep, particularly in the car, and even babbles with her eyes closed. So cute!
March 17, 2013 2 Comments
Harper has been practicing sitting the last few weeks and is getting better with her balance. She still is not interested in rolling over (we joke that it’s because her cheeks are too heavy) – I think she might master sitting before she rolls over on her own. She’s also been eating a little bit of rice cereal and quite likes it! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
February 23, 2013 Leave a comment
Harper is 5 months old! She has really found her voice. She squeals and squawks and had her first big belly laugh on February 2nd when her daddy was being silly. Now she laughs almost every time you blow on her belly. She now sleeps unswaddled about 10 hours a night and spends more happy time on her tummy and sitting up in the bumbo and jumperoo. She’s had her first cold – a runny nose that lasted 4 weeks! Thank goodness for the Nosefrida. She also came with us to her first outdoor dinner when family was visiting.
She loves to touch faces – particularly daddy’s beard – and grabbing my lips. Perhaps her new biggest love is Maeby. She LOVES to pet her and watch her – giggles and squeals every time. I think they will be best friends. She gets equally excited about Margot, but Maeby is a lot more social and lets Harper pet her.