Adelaide Harper You Are 12 Months Old!

We finally reached your first birthday! And it didn’t make me as sad as I thought it would. We love the sweet little girl you’re becoming and so look forward to watching you grow up!

* Daddy often sings you the Skinnamarink song to calm you down when you are upset. This month you starting trying to sing along with him! We’ve caught you a couple other times singing to yourself and it’s so sweet!

* New words this month were “thank you” and “I love you”.

* You have learned to point when you want something! I love that you are able to communicate in that way and I don’t have to guess what it is that you want!

* Speaking of pointing; every morning when I eat my breakfast of peanut butter crackers, you crawl over as fast as you can and ask for one. You love them and if I don’t give you one fast enough you get so mad.

* Almost every day lately, when we go to get you out of your crib, you will bring your bunny with you. Morning time, nap time, no matter what. You’ve done this in the past, but not this frequent. It’s so cute how much you love your bunny!

* This month brought your 8th tooth! You have at least 3 more coming soon and you have been really cranky lately because of them! Poor baby!

* You have learned to pretend talk on the phone! You will hold anything rectangle shaped up to your ear and answer it. Ha!

* Music and dancing has been the funnest thing for you lately! You will just dance and dance and sometimes squeal when music comes on. And you love for me and Daddy to dance with you!

* You have become really clingy this month. I think it’s because you haven’t felt well with your teeth hurting. You love to be held, or if you’re playing you love for us to be right in the floor with you. You also have been so sweet by patting our backs, when we pat yours. It’s hard seeing you upset all the time, but I’ve been loving all the extra snuggles from an otherwise very independent girl!

* I have a few IPad apps that you like to play with and you’ve learned how to push the buttons to make them do stuff. You think it’s really fun! You also like to use my IPad as a mirror and talk to the baby that you see! Ha!

* One of the sweetest things that I’ve watched you do lately, is be a good Mama to your baby dolls. You will say “Awwww” and pat them, kiss them and hug them. I know that you are going to be a wonderful Mama someday!

Adelaide Harper, you are the most precious little person I have ever met. Your Daddy and I love you more than you will ever know! Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

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Adelaide Harper You Are 7 Months Old!

So many new things this month! I feel like my baby turned into a big girl overnight! This month has brought huge changes in your development, and I feel like things are only going to speed up from here!

* You love to explore my face. You will grab my nose, pull my hair, put your hands in my mouth, and poke my eyes. While you do, I always say “nose” or “hair” to try and teach you about the things you are touching.

* You can now drink out of a sippy cup! You still prefer your bottle over anything though. You make funny faces when the cold water and juice gets in your mouth!

* You won’t sit still in your bumbo seat anymore. I had to move you to the highchair to feed you. You don’t really sit still in that either, but it secures you a little better.

* You are eating stage 2 baby food about 2 or 3 times a day, and having around four 6oz bottles in between. You are in a size 3 diaper, 6-9 month clothing (and a few 12 month things), and a size 3 shoe.

* You have discovered our cats. You love to pull their tails and ears, or whatever else you can get ahold of! You just laugh and grab! Ha! You have also noticed the kids that I keep. You think they are so fun and laugh at them all the time!

* You are starting to get much more whiney. You whine when I leave the room, when I take something away from you, and when it’s time for bed.

* We now know when you want to be held because you’re able to lift your arms up and show us! It’s so cute!

* The baby in the mirror is your best friend! You could watch yourself all day. I think the mirror gets more hugs and kisses than I do! Ha!

* You are finally rolling from back to front and have no problem with tummy-time now. You often sleep on your tummy too. You can sit up for long periods of time without falling down and love to play sitting up with all your toys around you. I think crawling will come soon!

* You have learned to fake-cough and love to do it all the time. You also blow raspberries, cluck your tongue, and pop your lips (like Daddy taught you). You are also learning to clap your hands and have done it a few times for us!

* Sometimes I play an episode of Sesame Street for the kids I keep, and you will watch almost the whole episode, even when there are toys surrounding you. You will not be distracted and even laugh at the puppets sometimes!

* For Christmas, you got a shape sorter toy, and if I set up a shape on top of the hole it goes in, you can push it through. You get so excited when it falls down! You can also open the lid and take things out or put things in.

We love you so much, sweet girl!

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Adelaide Harper You Are 5 Months Old!

Five months old? What? How can this be? It’s not possible! Can you please slow down on this getting older thing? Thanks.

* You have picked a favorite toy/animal/comfort item.  It is this little blanket with a bunny attached to it.  Every time you see it your face lights up and you hug it and put it right in your mouth! You get more excited about your bunny than any other toy you have!

* You are figuring out how to sometimes put your pacifier back in your mouth.  It’s so neat to watch your hands finally work for you and those motor skills developing. You also know how to take your paci out, and like to do that right when I’m about to leave you in your room for a nap (“Look mom, my paci is gone, come back and help me!”).

* You are now eating 6oz about 5 times a day and wearing a size 3 diaper.  We are still working on the solid food.  You don’t have much patience for sitting there and eating and would rather yell and spit your food all over Mom.  That is so much more fun that eating! Ha! Although, now you are opening your mouth for bites, which is definitely an improvement!

* You have started to really giggle and belly laugh.  It’s so cute! You especially do it when Mom or Dad are making you “fly” above our heads.

* You are still in size 3-6 month clothing, but some items are getting too small.  There are a few 6-9 month things that you are already wearing too.

* You have learned to fake-cough.  You especially like to do it when you are mad about something, combined with spitting.  It is quite hilarious! I love to see your personality growing, even in the form of how you react when mad!

* Whenever your Daddy vacuums, you have to watch him.  You will stop eating, stop playing, turn around, basically do whatever it takes to make sure you can see where that noise is coming from.  But, I sure am glad you’re not scared of the vacuum!

* I think you are starting to recognize your name.  Sometimes when I’m trying to get your attention and get you to look at me, regular noises or words won’t work; but if I say your name you usually look right at me!

* Speaking of names, yours should be Wiggle-Worm.  You are never still! You love to move and don’t like to sit still and snuggle with me anymore.  I think it’s so much fun that you are playing and moving around more!

* One of the sweetest new things you are doing is hugging me.  Sometimes you will give me a huge grin and then give me wide open mouth kisses/slobbers and bury you face into my neck.  It is my most favorite thing in the world! I couldn’t possibly love it more!

* You are doing so good at supported sitting!  I think you will sit up on your own very soon! Your abs are so strong, it’s just your balance that still needs a little work.

* This month we had a couple of social functions to go to and you loved them! At Daddy’s work Christmas party you wouldn’t even stop to eat because you didn’t want to miss anything! You just stared and looked and soaked the new atmosphere in.  I think we need to get out of the house more now that you enjoy it so much!

* You are grabbing and putting in your mouth anything you can get your hands on! A lot of the time that means my clothes, my hair, and my Ipad. Ha!

* We have a toy that you can sit/stand in and bounce and you are loving it! You think you are big stuff standing up like a big girl in it!

Although I sometimes miss my sweet little tiny newborn, I am loving the age that you are! You are such a sweet, fun, precious little girl! You make Mommy and Daddy so happy! We love you!

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