4 months old

Our little tater tot is 4 months old now! Harper is 15 lbs and 25.5 inches long. She’s smiling a lot – almost anytime I look at her. I put her in her crib to nap and she looks up at me and smiles these big smiles when she’s supposed to be tired! She’s found her voice and is getting louder with her squeals and cackles. She loves dancing to music, particularly when you sing along. She’s noticing the cats more and watches them intently. She’s still a big fan of the swaddle, but we’re only using it at night since it helps her sleep through the night.

She’s made many friends at daycare and the teachers love her. Luckily, I think she has an easygoing demeanor and just likes to look around at all the other babies. I had thought she was close to rolling over last month, but we’re still working on that one. But her head control is much better, and she’s sitting up in the bumbo. So I think we’ll try the jumperoo and jogging stroller soon. It’s been warm here in Austin so we’ve had a few recent strolls around the neighborhood and she’s all smiles the whole time.

Harper’s red dress is Polarn O. Pyret, courtesy of Aunt Lisa.

Harper at 4 months

Harper at 4 months

Harper at 4 months

Harper at 4 months

Harper at 4 months

Harper at 4 months

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harper and freddie

Harper’s favorite toy right now is the Lamaze Freddie the Firefly. It was one of the first toys we introduced her to, and it’s now a staple just known as “Freddie” at our house. She likes staring into his face, feeling all the different textures and squeezing the crinkly wings. She loves it when we fly it around above her head. And a couple of times she’s gotten it in her mouth. This toy has so much going on, I think it will be around for a while.

Harper's favorite toy

Harper's favorite toy

Harper's favorite toy

Smiling as it flies above her head:

Harper

Harper

Harper's favorite toy

Harper's favorite toy

one year later

One year ago today I found out I was expecting a little bundle of joy. From a tiny heartbeat to hands and fingers to this actual little human living in my house! With this cute little face!

The many faces of Harper

someone’s a happy girl

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that I was desperate to capture her fleeting smile on camera? Now the kid won’t stop smiling! As a new FTM (that stands for “first time mom” – a whole new world of acronyms to learn…) I like to think she’s so happy because I’m doing at least a decent job! 😉

LOL

Smiling

Giggle

Playing on her playmat

Harper

Harper

Harper

Harper

Or maybe she’s so happy because she can sit up on the couch with us like a big girl!

Hanging on the couch with Daddy

smiley little girl

She is way too cute in her hair bow and leg warmers.

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