Friday, November 16, 2012

Miss H is 10 months old

Harper you are TEN months old!  

This month you weigh 16 lbs  You are now about 27 inches long! You still wear size 2 diapers.  You 9 month clothes, but they are still a little big one you.   12 month clothes just swallow you up.  

Monthly stats:

Nursing: You still nurse about 4 times a day.  You kind of have been on a nursing kick the last few must be growing!     

Eating Solids: My good little eater!  You love your food.  This month you have pretty much tried all the foods.  I don't have to worry too much more about food allergies.  Strawberries tend to make your little face we steer clear of those.  You still will eat baby food but are starting to like finger foods more.    

Sippy Cup: Still loving your cup of water.  You won't drink breast milk from it or a bottle.  But we are glad you love water. 

Smiling: You are just the happiest baby.  Anyone can make you smile these days.  I love that you are so friendly to others

Talking: My little talker.  You continue to use your dada and mama's like crazy.  We love to listen to you chat it up.   

Sign language:  You still can sign back to us dog, ball, milk and more.  We have started showing you a few new signs too. You now do eat, all done, and baby.

Awareness:  You still love to be close to your mommy and daddy.  However, are not as clingy as you were.  We are happy you can recognize safe areas and are a little cautious with new stuff.

Observer:  My little observer!!  You love to watch things before trying them. You sit and watch a new toy first then try it once you see how it works. 

WINSTON and BOB:Winston has learned to run from you if he wants to be alone.  Bob bob keeps you entertained when you are sad in your crib.  She always comes up to your crib and you reach your sweet little hand out to her...I love watching it on the monitor.  

Sleep: You have been sleeping through the night recently.  Mommy is super happy about that and hope it last.  You still have 2 naps during the day. 

Your hands: You are so cute you love to wave bye bye to people or hi to them.  If they don't wave or see you then you get a little put out.  You are a great floor in picking up every spec of dirt.  Most of the time you will hand it to mommy pretty good.  

Mouth: You now have 4 teeth...two on top and two on bottom.  They still don't show up very well when you smile but they are there.  You look pretty cute!  

Your legs:  You are a busy little one.  You have begun cruising on furniture.  You can stand for a long time but just wont take those first little steps.  Now if you are holding onto something away you will go.   

Bath time: Love your tubs.  You recently have learned that sucking on the wash cloth is fun.  Thus we now have to have 2 wash cloths when bathing. 

Giggles:  You are so funny.  This month you have learned to laugh just because.  It is funny to watch you as you giggle at things or think you are so funny.  

Dislikes: You dislike mashed potatoes...which is odd because you love baked  potatoes.  You don't like it when daddy leaves you.  You are such a DADDY'S girl.  You don't like it when people don't wave back to you in public.  But all in all you are pretty happy.

Things you are almost doing:

WALKING!!! You are cruising around all the furniture and standing so much. 

You had a few FIRST this month! 

You got to enjoy your first ELECTION.
You saw President Obama get re-elected.  
You celebrated daddy's birthday.
You found the doggy door at Queen Tia's.
You took our first family pictures for the Christmas card.
You ate bake potatoes for the first time.
You got to see the lot where our new home will be built.

Favorite toys this month are anything that moves or makes noise.

Leap Frog table still.  

Your wagon that BB and Papa gave you.  You love to push and ride in it. 

I loved this month in your life.  I feel like you learned so much this month.  It was like everyday something new came about.  Your personality has grown so much.  I love the person you are and that everyday I get to enjoy you.  You are the sweetest girl I know.  Mommy and daddy love you so much. All the way to the moon and back!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Sweetest guy around, or so we think

Happy birthday to a guy who I plan to spend the next 50 plus years with.  One who makes me smile and crazy all at the same time.  

A wonderful father to our sweet baby girl.  She cannot stand waiting for you she loves you so much.  She is such a daddy's girl and I love that about her. 

 I love that she loves you with all our little heart.  We love you and want you to have the best birthday around! 

Happy Birthday Chris! 

Monday, November 05, 2012


a self portrait she took on my phone
Love is a funny thing...just when you think you can't love something or someone more you find a way.  I am so in love with my sweet baby girl! From the moment she was born both Chris and I fell in love.  Everyday my love grows so much that I can't believe how anyone can love in such a way.  The past few days Miss H has been over the top cute, smart, and exciting.

She is learning and growing so much that I just can't get enough.  I love to see her change each day...but then I cry that she is growing up.  The newest things she is doing that really tug on my heart are:

  • Kisses---she gives the most slobbery open mouth kisses ever, but man do I love them.  I wouldn't change a thing about them.  I especially love when she just turns to me and kisses me without even a second thought.  I love that she understands how much I love them. 
kissing her baby

the grab before the big wet smooch
  • Snuggles-I love that she is a snuggle bug. I don't know what I would do if she didn't like to snuggle.  I love that she feels so safe in my arms that she can fall asleep anywhere, I mean anywhere!

  • Waving-she loves to wave to people now.  I love how she does it too just opens and closes her fist.  After watching her I realized that is how I have been waving to her...

  • Daddy love-this month she really loves her daddy.  He can't leave the room or her sight without her fussing.  Daddy has really been eating it up too!  I love seeing that unconditional love.  
snuggling with daddy before church
caught her mid laugh...she is so funny
I love 9 months the most I think, well for now anyway. I love that she will be playing and just jabbering away.  I love that she has new sounds and words everyday.  I love that today she learned to hear her voice echo as we looked at house.  I love that she is a problem solver and a quick learner.  You show this sweet baby once and then she can do it on her own.  I love watching her figure things out or even look to me for help.  I love that she knows we are there for her no matter what.  I could go on and on but I wont.  Love is amazing...just amazing!  

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Halloween Treats

Miss H and I began our Halloween fun with a trip to my sweet old school.  She got to dress up and go around with all the kids in the story book parade.  Everyone loved seeing her and I loved seeing all my old students.  Man they have grown....and man do events like this help me to enjoy being a stay at home mommy.  It is funny how quickly that teacher comes back in you and the stress of it all too! AHH so thankful I can be home with my sweet Miss H.

After the story book parade Miss H and I loaded up and took off for Plano.  My best good friend  from high school, Amber, had gone into labor (finally 3 days overdue).  My sister and I were super excited because they would share a birthday.  I mean come on if you have to have a birthday on a holiday Halloween is pretty cool! As my sister would say....everyone decorates for her special day!  We arrived just in time to find out she had her baby.  They like us keep it a surprise and many was I pulling for a girl.  Amber already has a sweet little boy and I wanted her to get bows in her life :-)

Welcome to the world MR. ELI TUCKER!
The happy mom and dad

H and were out of luck on the girl...but man was he a cutie pie.  I am so thankful to have gotten to see him in those first few hours.  I loved being there to feel the joy and love grow with their family.

After loving on Amber and her family we had to head home for our FIRST trick or treating with Miss H.  Thankfully she got a very nice nap on the way home.  Where Chris and I live we are not so lucky with trick or treaters.  In the past  3 years of living in this neighborhood there has been a TOTAL of maybe 10 trick or treaters.  I don't even buy candy because we know we will end up eating it all! Thus we had to figure out where to take Miss H.  I mean I wanted to get good pictures for gosh sakes...who cares about the candy!  We headed over to a friends neighborhood and began the fun there.
Our first little family halloween picture

Daddy and his little Piggy
Her first door....what a fun treat it was
Wondering why we are doing this crazy thing!
At first Miss H kept looking at Chris and I like why the heck are yall passing me off and taking me to strangers....then why is the stranger ooohhhing and ahhhing over me.  But by about the 6th house she realized it was pretty fun.  I mean heck she got to pick out a candy from a bowl at each house.  She was a pretty good picker too, almost always getting one that Chris and I love.  I can't wait till next year when she can walk up and say trick or treat!  Hope your Halloween was full of treats too!

Friday, November 02, 2012

My first time alone

This past weekend was my FIRST time to be away from my sweet baby for more than a few hours.  Yes, it was hard but man was it nice too.  Something about leaving her with daddy made things so much easier.  I think if both Chris and I were leaving it may have been harder.  However, in order for me to feel okay about leaving her there were a few things I had to do.  1) get her to like the bottle again.  Since I had a break in tennis she wasn't getting any bottles...thus we had to spend the past week re-introducing them.  2) Prepare Chris for a day in our world.  He knows our night time routine, but not so much our daily.  Not to worry...I quickly typed up a few million things to help him out.

sorry these are all iphone pics...
Chris was a champ he stepped right in on Friday afternoon ready to go.  Come Friday night he had her in bed with only one fear...he wouldn't hear her is she woke up.  I told him I am sure he would.  Saturday they played and spent some time with his cousin.  Thankfully I got to Facetime with them and he sent me pictures.  It made mommy feel way better.  While they were playing and having fun I was too.
enjoying a mommy drink
I got to enjoy the weekend with 2 tennis friends.  We were at a tennis conference all weekend in Marble Falls.  The resort is just beautiful there...we have to go back for fun sometime soon.  It was odd not having my counter part with me.  However, we learned a lot and had tons of laughs.  I am thankful they put up with this mommy who may have talked about her baby too much! But all in all everyone survived and Chris got to see how being a mommy is hard work, lol. 
played some cards
and dressed up for halloween as thieves
So excited to see mommy again! 
The smile on her face made my day!  She was super excited to see me again...and I was excited too.