Thursday, January 26, 2012

11 weeks!

 11 Weeks!  Harper is such a joy! 

She was happy to try sitting up yesterday, and with the help of a couple pillows, all was well.  She was so proud of herself and her new perspective!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

She's a weed, and, is it crib time?

My daughter is 10.5 weeks old, and yesterday  I dressed her in 6 month-sized clothing.  There are still a few outfits in the 3 month range that fit her, but for the most part, she is stretching those to their limit.  Probably by tomorrow or the next day they will be toast!
Her first days as a little dino!

I didn't think this much growth was possible while only feeding her with breast milk, but here I am, sorting through her clothes (again), putting those that are too small in their appropriate bin.  (This may be too much info, but, I'm so proud of my boobs!)

She's ready to take on King Kong!

All this growth also means something else - she has almost out grown her bassinet.  I'm not ready for her to be in her crib, but I might not have a choice!  Ciara is coming for the first part of February and we weren't going to put the crib together until after she leaves (thus freeing up the second bedroom).  But, if this keeps up, it may be an activity Ciara can help with.

So now I'm wondering, how will this next transition go?  Bassinet to crib could be tough.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oz and Harpsichord

Harp had her best friend over yesterday.  They are a kick in the pants!

10 weeks!

Hat is courtesy of a street vendor in Antigua, Guatemala, and her onesie comes from her baby shower last August here in Blono (I think Audrey made this one, but I'm not sure :/

Saturday, January 14, 2012

9 weeks

 I missed last Thursday, so we're making up for it today :)  Harper is sporting her baby legs and home made shirt.  9 Weeks!  And she is so happy about it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I was looking through some photos and came across one of Cecilia that made me stop in my tracks.  Whoa!  Talk about family resemblance!  I showed the top photo to Dan this morning and he thought it was Harper.  It's fun to see the similarities.

Cecilia is the top photo, and Harper is the bottom. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2 month check up

It was the first time I willingly inflicted pain on my baby (besides birth...but does that count?) - 2 month immunizations happened today.  Harper did great, a scream and tears after each shot (there were three) but as soon as I picked her up she was quiet and looking around, like she didn't really believe she had just felt the pain. 

This afternoon and early evening, there was an hour where she was screaming and couldn't be consoled, but eventually she let herself fall asleep.  Perhaps the squirt of tylenol helped, or the warm bottle, or maybe she was just so tired from crying that she needed to regain her energy. 

Shots are hard on little babies!  There is a lot going on in their bodies already and then add three tender pokes...I feel bad for her! 

The doctor's office didn't come out of the event shining either.  The receptionist had no idea what I was talking about when I asked for the packet of immunization information I was supposed to receive, as stated by the form she gave me to sign verifying I had received said packet. 

The nurse in the room couldn't answer my questions, the Doctor gave a quick overview of what shots would be given but didn't take my concerns for side effects very seriously.  Had I not looked into vaccines on my own, I would be pretty shell shocked by their procedure for giving them. 

But, the important thing is Harper, and she seems to be doing ok.  I'll keep close watch on her, as I've been reading some pretty scary stories of side effects.  (The internet has everything - good and bad!)

The other part of her visit today was her normal check up.  She is now 14 lbs 4 oz and 24 inches long! She is a healthy, growing girl! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Our other children

Since Harper was born, I have been occupied with her.  I love getting to snuggle her before, during, and after nap time, rocking her to sleep, playing with her, taking her pictures, and generally being her #1 fan.  However, this has meant that my furry babies have been getting used to a new, less available momma. 

Baxter, seen in these photos with Dan, used to be my snuggle partner.  He would follow me around the house, snooze with me on the couch, and yes, even sleep with us at night.  He is a wonderful cat! 

Since our routine no longer exists, he has taken a stand against his "solitary confinement" and has latched on to Dan.  He now follows HIM around the house, is quick to jump in HIS lap when he's sitting, and runs to the door when HE comes home from being away (even if it's quick cigarette break!).

Today Harper is napping at the same time Baxter is napping, and so, world, you get to see how cute my cat (and my husband!) are.  

(Kodak and Comma are still here too, but they go UN-pictured today.)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


8 weeks!

 8 weeks!  It goes so fast!  Harper has started putting her hands in her mouth - a very exciting discovery for her.  Dan and I aren't worried about her sucking her thumb, as it seems a very helpful tool when her pacifier falls out in the middle of the night.  For now it's still a surprise when it makes it to her face!  And so far, she isn't showing a hand preference.  Dan is rooting for her to be a lefty, and I am just excited for her to use her hands :)

There is also a picture for Auntie Ciara near the bottom - I think she looks quite a bits like you when you were a baby! 

When she is asleep, I think she looks an awful lot like her auntie Ciara, when she was a baby!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Meet Owly the Owl

I can't get enough of our little Swiftlet.  It's great to see her brain growing right before us everyday!  Soon to come will be images of her playing on her new underwater themed play mat.  She gets a kick out of the rings that hang down to play with.  Today is her shaking her owl rattle.  It is perfect for her: light weight and squishy to grip.  Enjoy!