Wednesday, February 20, 2013

5 Months

 The most common baby advice I've always heard is "Enjoy every moment, because they'll have their own family before you know it."....girl, is it true.

Harper is 5 months old today. Can you believe it? It literally feels like just yesterday I was looking into her sweet little eyes for the very first time. Today she hardly even resembles the baby I saw that day. Everything about her has changed so much; growing more and more beautiful, more and more intelligent, every single day.

Her hair is much lighter now than it was then; her eyes are a different color. Every inch of her has so much character, she actually looks like a mini toddler. She still has a tiny little body, but her arms and legs go on for miles.

The most exciting thing about her (so far) is her giant personality. She likes to get a taste of anything she can get those hands on. She'll jabber on for hours, if you let her. Her laugh is infectious. Almost anytime you look at her, she's guaranteed to have a big, toothless smile on her face.

She's starting to snuggle with her toys and she can almost sit up on her own. She loves to sleep on her side, in the most awkward, uncomfortable-looking position ever. She tries to crawl, but doesn't quite have the coordination down just yet. She thinks our dogs are hilarious and she loves her morning cartoons.

I'd be lying if I told you I don't have emotional breakdowns on a daily basis. Sometimes when she cries, I cry. Not because I'm frustrated, but because her cry sounds so different than it did those first couple of months...I miss it. Sometimes I'll just be sitting there staring at her and start crying, because I don't know what I could have possibly done to deserve her. Sometimes I miss hearing her in-womb, so I'll listen to the clip I recorded at the hospital, just before I had her...and I cry. Sometimes I cry, because I'm worried it's all just a dream and I'm going to wake up and she won't be there. Heck, I still can't read her all of I'll Love You Forever, because I cry so much I can never get through the last few pages.

Don't get me wrong, the breakdowns aren't always sentimental: Just the other day, she had such a big "blowout" diaper that the only thing I could do was cry, because I didn't even know where to was everywhere. Actually, this is almost always what the non-sentimental breakdowns are over. lol

So here's to our sweet little muchkin, who we can't imagine life without. Stop growing up so fast, please.

"I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."

-Until next time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How time flies...

I cannot believe that the last blog I wrote was before my child was born...she will be 5 months old in just 2 short weeks. Wow.

I suppose there's a lot to catch up on, this will be mostly pictures.

September 2012
Harper's very first and all.
My first time holding that little munchkin.
She instantly had Daddy wrapped around her tiny little finger.
Approximately 1 week later, her newborn photos were taken by Rachel Scott.
(Check her out, she's really awesome: Scott Photography)
She was such a little trooper. P.S. I made that banner ;)
Tiny little toes.
October 2012
Halloween 2012 Pictures

Our little Minnie Mouse! She was a big hit trick-or-treating.
November 2012

November was very exciting, particularly for me. Not only was it the end to Election season chaos, but I also cooked Harper's first Thanksgiving meal. Of course, she couldn't eat any, but still.
Harper's kiss from the Congressman after the big win on Election night.
I wish this outfit could fit her forever!
My sweet little Turkey.
So, now to boast over my amazing Thanksgiving decorating and cooking....
Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Thanksgiving without Duck Dynasty on in the background.

There were a wholllle lotta' leftovers.
Next to the fireplace mantle, this is my favorite thing to decorate.
December 2012
Christmas decorations may or may not have gone up Thanksgiving night.
Harper's Elf on the Shelf - Ellie
Her first picture with Santa.
That face...
Our little gingerbread girl!
Our favorite present :)

Harper's custom onesies made by: Over The Moon Baby Boutique
Harper's custom bows made by: Amy's Bowtique