Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Well it's official - my baby is ONE!  Harper has reinforced my believe that God does, truly, have a plan.  If we wouldn't have had that miscarriage in October 2012, then Harper would never have been here, and that thought alone is devastating to me.  She came into our lives when we needed/wanted her the most and she has been a blessing.  While she gave us a run for our money her first 3 months (weeks 2-11, but whose counting?!) she has more than made up for it!  It's like she wakes up every day and says "Mommy, I know my colic was rough on you, I'm going to be extra sweet, silly + awesome today!"  I love her more than I ever thought I could (loving a second baby as much as Avery was a thought that I just didn't see was possible while pregnant) and she has brought so much joy to our family.  And not only has it been amazing watching her learn + grow, it has been so much fun watching Avery transition into her role as a big sister.  To say that I am a proud mom to these two beautiful girls is a major understatement.  While we have our good moments and our bad moments (and trust me, we have plenty of bad ones!), my heart has never been so full of love and I thank my lucky stars every night for the lives Nick + I have made.  So to kick off the first birthday post - let me highlight what our "Miss November" has been up to!
 Age - ONE year old!
Height - {will update after next week's dr. appt}
Weight - {will update after next week's dr appt}
Eyes - Blue
Teeth - 8!
Sizes - sz. 4 diapers, sz. 12 month clothes, sz. 4 shoes
Sleeps - 7:30pm - 7:30am, naps 10:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm)
Eats - I am officially done breastfeeding and have been transitioning Harper to almond milk.  We are amazed at every meal at how much this girl can eat - it's unreal!  I wish I had her metabolism!  She will eat just about anything, but her favorites include: cereal, puffs/crackers/snacks, bananas, applesauce/fruit pouches, chicken and turkey.  
Words - Mama / Dada / A
"Tricks" - We have a walker on our hands + you can tell she is so proud of herself!  She also loves to dance, throw balls (throw anything really - remotes, cell phone, toys, you name it, she throws it!), wave + just started clapping
Favorites - her caterpillar pacifier, Zoey the zebra, eating, toys (all toys!), Avery, playing peek-a-boo + this little piggy, music + dancing, splashing in the bathtub
Least Favorites - When mommy puts her down/leaves the room, getting her faced wiped, when there is no more food, 5:30-6:30pm in general :)

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