Oh sweet Harper. Ten months old today. How are you growing so quickly? I feel so blessed to be able to stay home with you, but sister you have been exhausting this month!
You are pulling up to standing on ev.ry.thing, ev.ry.where, all.day.long. I have found myself wishing that we lived in a giant padded room lately so I could just let you crawl around and explore without having to constantly watch you or stop you from pulling a table over on your head. Hadley really never did this. She didn’t crawl until almost 14 months old and walked a month later and even then was very cautious. You, on the other hand, are adventurous! Crawling into every nook & cranny and pulling up on anything that will support your weight! Busy, busy, busy is the best way to describe you right now!
While you are thrilled with your new skill…big sister is not quite as impressed with your ability to get to ALL the toys now.
You are still taking two naps/day around 10:30 and 3 that usually last about 2 hours each. Bedtime is around 7:30 and you’re up for the day between 7:30 and 8. More often than not you wake up once, but you are still occasionally giving me full 12 hour stretches. One of these days… ;)
You’ve eaten pretty much everything that we eat by now. You loved your first Thanksgiving dinner and chowed down on some turkey, green beans, green chile corn, mac and cheese, stuffing and sweet potatoes. And of course we couldn’t leave out your beloved blueberries. They are a must-have for every meal! You’re eating 3 meals a day with occasional snacks in between and drinking pretty well out of straw sippy cups. Good thing, because you no longer like bottles and mommy and daddy have a holiday party to go to this month, so here’s hoping you like milk out of a straw! :)
This month we started a class at The Little Gym and sister, you are in your element there. No adjustment period needed for you, you crawled right on in and made yourself at home clapping to the songs, crawling on the mats and waving/climbing all over the other little ones in there. You are babbling da-da now (!) and some ‘G’ and ‘L’ sounds in addition to the ‘B’ and ‘M’s you were doing before and love playing with the pitch of your voice. Most days you sound like a donkey with the high-low variations. :)
You love to wave hello to everyone you see these days, you’ll smack your lips together when we ask you to blow a kiss, and you laugh in the face of danger. Literally. If I tell you “no, no” or “danger” when you are attempting to stick your fingers in an electrical outlet you will either laugh at me and keep trying or laugh and then scream and throw yourself backwards in a fit. The teenage years should be fun. ;) Another sweet thing you’ve started doing is tucking your arms under you when I’m snuggling you or rocking you before bedtime. You’ll do it if you’re upset, too and I pick you up to console you – you just put your head on my shoulder and tuck your arms under and it melts my heart!
No doctor’s appointment, so I don’t have your official stats, but here are our guesses:
- Height: 30in
- Weight: 22.5 lbs
- Clothes: 18-24m for the most part. Some 12-18month and even a couple 2T tops!
- Diapers: Size 4 but you could probably move to size 5. Daddy has put Hadley’s size 6 overnight diaper on you by accident a few times and they worked, too!
Oh, and still no teeth! Big sister had SEVEN by this point so you’ve got some catching up to do! We cannot WAIT to watch you experience your first Christmas in a couple weeks! Love you to the moon sweet girl!