Friday, May 17, 2013

Dear Harper: 11 Months Old

 
I'm not sure I've come to terms with the fact that you will be one in a month!!! To say this year as flown by would be a complete understatement.  You continue to amaze me and Daddy with all you can do and say.  You bring us such joy, Harper-Lynn.  You ended up having a double ear infection and a stomach bug about a week ago.  You were very pitiful, but that's to be expected. I'm thankful you are on the mend now!

Wearing

-Size 18-24 months in clothes
-Size 3-4 in shoes
-Size 5 in diapers

Consuming

-About 20-24 ounces of soy formula
-2 Stage 2 fruits for breakfast
-2 Stage 2 vegetables for lunch
-1 Stage 3 meal for dinner
-You drink about 4oz. of water from a sippy cup each day, love to snack on crackers and cookies, enjoy eating diced vegetables and fruits along with each of your meals in addition to diced chicken, cheese and pretty much anything from my plate. 

Saying

-Dada or Datty
-Mama on occasion
-Up
-Down
-Stop
-No
-Baby
-Baba
-Gramps
-Diaper
-Ab Dab (Abby Cadabby)

Doing

-Saying "stop" and will put out your hand to show stop as well!
-Standing up on your own
-Shifting (walking from object to object while holding on )
-Clapping to let us know you like something
-Pushing your high chair all over the kitchen
-Trying to pull the trash can down
-Eating ANYTHING you can find on the floor...you even pick off pieces of carpet!!!
-You started "singing" along with the music from your activity table.
-Don't want me to leave your sight. 
-Don't want me to hold Matthew!

Playing

-You love to throw things and crawl after them.
-You enjoy hiding out under the kitchen table.
-You love to hide around a corner and for me to pretend I can't see you.  You laugh so hard each time I "find" you!
-LOVE going to see Hershey (Grammie and Gramps' dog)

Watching

-Jake and the Neverland Pirates
-Sofia the First
-Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Sleeping

-In bed between 7 and 8 each night.  Still getting up at least twice a night if not more to eat or be rocked back to sleep.
-Takes two naps a day.  They range from 30 minutes to an hour in length.

Looking forward to...

-Your dedication ceremony and Mommy's baptism.
-Mathew's birthday party.
-Cake smash photo shoot with Matthew.
-Cookie Monster photo shoot with Matthew.
-Your 1st birthday photo shoot.
-Celebrating Mommy's birthday.
-Spending more time with Grammie and Gramps while Mommy works.
-Classic car show with Mommy and Daddy.
-Going swimming in your princess pool.
-Going swimming in Grandpa T's pool.
-Introducing you to whole milk.
 
*Photo is from a recent photo shoot I did with you and your cousin, Gracelyn.  You were so cute looking up at Aunt Kelly and Uncle Aaron.