Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

On Wednesday night we took Harper to the pumpkin patch out in Bixby.  Yes, it was a chilly night (and I now think she has a cold, oops).  But we had a great time!  Even though she can't walk, talk, crawl or sit up on her own it was great to spend an evening with family and start our holiday traditions.

Hope you all are enjoying the WONDERFUL weather we have been having!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

5 Months

Harper what are you up to at 5 Months?

-You weigh roughly 13(ish)lbs
-You are    inches long
-You are taking 4 1/2oz every 3 hours during the day
-You are sleeping through the night with the occasionally middle of the snack ;)
-You are still in Size 1 diapers
-You are in all 3mo clothes, there are a few NB shorts you are wearing since the weather is still warm
-You went to your first OSU Tailgate
-I just have to say your name and you flash the biggest smile my way.  You are smiling more and more at people that you really recognize.
-You have really started "coo-ing" the last 2 weeks.  If we "coo" at you, you just take off "talking" to us.  You don't babble just to babble yet.
-You have giggled only twice and we tried really hard to get you to do that!  But I at least got one of them on video :)
-Karrie, your Physical Therapist has really been impressed with your strength the last few sessions.
-You rolled over ONCE!!  You were so fast I couldn't get it on video!  We have been working so hard for you to do it luck :(
-We have been putting you in the bumbo more to work on your core body strength.
-The last several days you have been bringing toys to your mouth.  I have started giving you Huggies and you really grab on to her. :)

We are loving how active you are and responsive you have become.  We can't believe you entered our lives 5 months ago, it seems like you've been apart of our family forever.  We love you so much Peanut and can't wait for the next step!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Day in the Life...

   I got the idea from my friends Courtney and Tessa to do a Day in the Life.  If you read our day verses them we are pretty boring! :)

8:03am-Harper and I start our morning.  Warm her bottle, change her diaper, then its time for breakfast!
8:10am- Her bottle looks like this...

8:10-8:20am: Harper and I talk a little and I sit her up to let the milk digest in her belly
8:20am: We have some playmat time.  Harper talks to her friends Frog and Giraffe.

9:00am- We do a little tummy time while enjoying our daily dose of LIVE! With Regis and Kelly.  Regis was out today so Jerry O'Connell was the guest host.

9:45am- Harper started to get a little sleepy while doing tummy time so it was off to our morning nap!  **Harper has been having trouble with her napping abilities during the day, so we have found she needs to be swaddled.  But at night she just sleeps in her sleep sack**

9:55am: Karrie (Harper's PT) called and asked if 10:30 was a good time for her to come (she had to cancel yesterday, her son got sick at school).  Not wanting to wait another 2 weeks until our next PT appointment I said yes and quickly jumped in the shower, so I didn't look so disgusting when she came.

10:30am-11:30am: Karrie is here and we are working on getting Harper to roll over.  She will be back on the 27th so that is our goal (mom and dad's) is to have her roll over by then.

11:15am: Harper is STARVING!  So we break from PT to eat.

Noon: Harper goes down for a nap
Mom does these....  :(

12:00p-3:00p: Mom return's e-mails, inputs a Scentsy Order, puts all the 4oz bottles away (she is now taking 4.5oz), cleans up the rest of the kitchen, gets H's bag ready to spend the evening with Noni and Papa, catches up on the DVR.

3:00p: Harper wakes up (if you are keeping tabs she should've eaten at 2) but I let her sleep until she woke up herself.

3:10p: Downs another 4.5oz bottle.  Then its playmat time again.  Today Harper has really figured out that she can put things in her mouth.  She has been bringing her mouth to my thumb and wrist for a few days and she brings her Wubba Nub Animal to her mouth to chew on.

3:30p: UPS man brings these...Mommy is VERY excited about them!!

3:45p: Waiting on Aunt Ninna to come play.
4:20: We go with Aunt Ninna to pick up a few things then she drops Mommy off at the church to work from 5:30-9p.  Harper and Ninna go to Noni and Papa's to play.  

5:30-9:00p: Harper eats, plays, poops, sleeps, talks, coos, smiles and she plays with Nate.  Aunt Ninna and Nate are going to Austin for the OSU vs Texas game in the morning so she had lots of bonding time with them.  

10:00p: Daddy feeds Harper her last bottle.  Guess who is WIDE awake?!  If you guessed Michael, you are right!  

10:20p: Mom starts this post
10:30p: Mom makes a few bottles just in case we have a middle of the night feeding. She has been sleeping through the night for about 5 weeks now, but we occasionally have a middle of the night snack.
10:40p: Harper is still awake, Mom changes her diaper and puts Harper in bed.  Dad is already in bed.
10:50p: Harper is not having this lay in bed wide awake thing, so she talks to us to let her know she isn't havin' it!
11:00p: Mom comes to the rescue and rocks with Harper.
11:10p: Harper asleep
11:11p: Mom comes back to bed to finish this post and dad is snoring.
11:26p: Post DONE!
11:27p: Goodnight!