Monthly Archives: March 2011

One more post :)

It wouldn’t be right for me to update about the momunmental moment of finding a gray hair without also updating about the fact that Harper FINALLY slept through the night last night!!! It’s true. We put him down at 7PM last night and he didn’t wake up until 6AM this morning. Just like with my last blog post, I’ll post a song that pretty much says exactly what I feel:

Let’s just hope Harper keeps this up. Even if it was just a one night thing, I’m still grateful. Thank you GOD for a good night’s sleep!

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Going Gray

I am excited and pleased to announce that I just found my very first gray hair. I’ve been waiting for years to make this incredible find. Leave it to motherhood to finally bring it out of me. Well…motherhood and the fact that I haven’t colored my hair since August. Who knows…marriage could have brought it out of me four years ago and I just never knew because I was dying my hair constantly – JUST KIDDING my dear lover boy, Benji 🙂 For now, I will blame it on motherhood. It’s another beautiful mark (stretch marks being the other) that I can say was left behind by my son. I’m just excited to look wiser…one strand at a time.

In honor of finding my first gray, here is one of my favorite songs:

“Our youth is fleeting
Old age is just around the bend
And I can’t wait to go gray
And I’ll sit in wonder
Of every love that could’ve been
If I’d only thought of something
Charming to say”

Quick Update

Harp is getting the hang of sitting on his own:

He is a little bit wobbly, but is starting to stay up for longer periods of time, without me having to help him. The only thing that hinders him really is his head. Seriously. It’s so heavy that sometimes he just falls over face forward. I catch him, of course, but it’s still pitiful. It won’t be pitiful when he’s the brainiac owner of a computer company though 😉

He has also found his feet:

I could just eat this sweet baby up.

So yeah. That’s it. I just wanted to post about what he is doing because it won’t be long before he is doing a new thing…like crawling, walking, talking and so on and so forth. This is going by WAY too fast.

 

Project 365 – BABY STYLE!

When Harp turned three months old, I got the idea to take a picture of his face every day for a year so that I could see how it changes. I want to kick myself for not starting this from day one! It has been really neat so far. I’ve been doing it for a little over a month now and it’s AMAZING to go through the photos and watch him change as they flip by.

Here is a photo from the day I started:

and here is the most recent (uploaded) photo:

 

Pretty cool, huh?

Apparently, I’m not the only one who has ever had this idea. I posted about my project on some forums that I post on and one of the moms replied with a link to a video that a dad made of his daughter. He took a picture of her every day for TEN years!!! Wow!!! Here is the video:

I’m so inspired…but I doubt I’ll do this for ten years. Who knows though. Maybe I can put up with Benji constantly making fun of me for it, and push through to a decade. That’d be pretty spankin’ awesome.

Four Months

I was going to post this a couple of days ago, but just didn’t have the time. How are we already at four months?

Harper’s four month appointment was the worst one yet. He was in the 90th percentile or above for everything, so that was reassuring. His head size was above the 99th percentile and the nurse laughed and said it was off the charts. Figures. Huge heads run in my family. When I was a little girl, I could never wear the hats when we played softball. As a matter of fact, when I made my “wish list” for a future husband, I put on there that I wanted to be able to wear his hats LOL!

Anyways, the appointment was terrible because Harper had a “penile adhesion” and the doctor had to fix it…ugh. If you don’t know what that is, google it. I’m not going to lay it all out for everyone on the ole’ blog. Just know that it was terrible. The pediatrician was explaining it to me as he was “fixing” the problem, so I was left with no time to prepare for Harper’s reaction, which was to scream bloody murder. I’ve never heard him scream like that 😦 And of course, they followed it up with a round of shots without giving him a moment to recover from the first traumatic experience. It was a terrible, terrible day and I hope it never happens again, although I have researched it quite a bit and it appears that it can still happen, no matter what you do to prevent it. Sigh.

Harper’s personality is coming out more and more each day, so I wanted to make a list of things he likes/things he is doing at this stage:

-Squealing and  laughing. We love this just as much as he does.

-Babbling. This literally just developed over night. He has been cooing for a while, but now it’s as if he will carry on a conversation with you. Ask him a question, and he will go on and on and on with his little baby noises. So precious.

-He loves for his daddy to read to him. He especially likes the pictures in the Hungry Caterpillar book.

-He likes when daddy makes silly noises at him and will giggle in response.

-Rice cereal. He likes it. We just started giving it to him after his pediatrician gave the go ahead on Monday. His first feeding was pretty funny and he couldn’t decide how he felt about it.

Now, when we stop feeding him, he looks at the bowl and babbles at us! He also laughs while eating, which means rice cereal goes EVERYWHERE!!! Lol.

-His rabbit. His uncle Bobby & aunt Tiffany bought this for him. We put it in the crib with him the other night while we were reading to him and he immediately grabbed it and started cuddling with it. It was so cute! Now whenever we hand it to him, he snuggles his face up against it. We think he likes the softness of it. He chews on it too.

-Bottles. This one doesn’t really need an explanation. The babe just loves to eat.

-His air vent angel. There is an air vent right above his changing table and he will talk to it all day long, if we let him. Benji and I joke around and say an angel lives in there and that’s who he is talking to haha.

-Agoo. This is his toy elephant. He has liked this for a while and coos at it a lot – that’s where we got the name from.

-Going on walks. We try to take him for a walk once a day, if the weather is nice. If he is fussy, this calms him right now.

-Cuddling. He loves to be held and cuddled. I hope he stays that way!

-Sleeping. He is waking up 1-2 times a night (usually). When we were out of town last week, he went back to waking up 4-5 times a night. Boy, was I tired! Thankfully, he is back to normal.

-He is still rolling over front to back, but he does it when he wants to, not when we want him to.

 

His measurements at his appointment were 19 lbs, 26.5 inches long and 18.11 inches (head size). At birth he was 9 lbs 11 oz, 20 inches long and his head was 15 inches around 🙂

Four month appt:

Compared to his first appt:

and his two month appt: