S: Harper Rae: The First Year
BC: "You are the trip I did not take; you are the pearls I could not buy; you are my blue Italian lake; you are my piece of foreign sky. You are my Honolulu moon; you are the book I did not write; you are my heart's unuttered tune; you are the candle in my night. You are the flower beneath the snow, in my dark sky a bit of blue. | You are the poem I dreamed of writing, the masterpiece I longed to paint. You are the shining star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled. You are my child, and now with all things I am blessed.
1: If you were to peek deep inside my heart, you would find a string...a beautiful, unbreakable string. And if you followed that string it wold lead you right back to your own heart. You started your life connected to me, and that is something that will never change. You are my heartstring. | In a single breath you captured my heart forever. 1.27.2010 12:37 a,m. 6 lbs 13 oz 19.5 inches long
2: Newborn Hospital Pictures
5: You're 1 month old You weigh 9 lbs and are 20.5 inches long You are finally in cloth diapers full time You love your binker You are just now fitting into some of your 0-3 month clothes
7: 2 Months Old -You weigh 10 lbs 10oz and are 21.5 inches long -You are officially in 0-3month clothes and cloth diapered full time -When you were exactly 8 weeks old you slept 8 straight hours
8: "The Easter Bunny came by today and left surprises along his way. Colorful eggs are all around. With baskets in hand we search the ground. Hiding in places here and there Easter eggs are everywhere."
9: More Pictures from this month
10: Three Months Old | - You weigh 11 lbs an11 oz and you are 22.5 inches long -We are so excited to finally see your little personality shining through
12: First Hospital Stay | Baby Girl
13: In the middle of the night on April 12th we found you not breathing,-it definitely was a scary moment. After 4 long days in the hospital you were released and took home a breathing monitor we lovingly called Montey.
14: 4 Months Old
15: 4 Months Old -You now weigh 12 lbs 12 oz and are 24 inches long - We finally discovered the amazing woombie, it is helping you sleep for longer stretches of time. -Your hair is getting lighter and starting to curl
16: First bite of cereal | Bib supplied by Uncle Grant
18: 5 Months We love all 13 lbs 10 oz (and 24.5 inches) of you more and more everyday
23: Happy Half Birthday You weigh 13.5 lbs & 25 inches long, such a little peanut. You are still wearing size 3-6 months, and even then some are too big. You are officially teething and its no fun at all. You eat about 4 oz of milk 4-5 times a day and at least 2 meals of baby food a day Sleeping through the night rarely happens anymore but we are rewarded with a giggly, smiley, happy little girl
24: These are two faces we see often. The first one is what we refer to as DIVA HARPER, and the other is the DEER IN HEADLIGHT HARPER. But we love them both.
25: Often times I want to bottle up the little moments we share and save them for a time down the road. I hope I never forget the the way your hair smells after you first wake up or the way your bottom lip hangs when your frightened.
27: Thank you for making our world brighter
29: And of course our day would be incomplete without a mini-meltdown from "Diva Harper"
30: 7 Months Old You are sitting up like a pro No teeth yet Sleeping through the night still isn't happening You are little thing, only 14 lbs 8 oz and 25.25inches long
32: 8 Months Old
36: You're 9 months old You weigh 15lbs 13 oz and are 27.25 inches long. The Dr. isn't too impressed with your weight and you still can fit into 3-6 month clothing but sometimes you will wear 6-9 months. This past month you got your first two teeth and you started eating a lot more solids, you love food. You also love our animals. As soon as you see Rico, Booger, or Tinker you squeal. You pulled yourself up onto the safety gate and still only army crawl, but you are so fast.
38: Fall is here!
40: Your First Halloween | 2010
41: Happy Haunting!
42: 10 Months Old
43: 10 Months Old -You now weigh 16 lbs 10 oz and are 28 inches long -We discovered you have some pretty bad eyesight, so now you have to wear glasses full time. -Your first two bottom teeth finally came through
44: All during 1 minute time span
46: Happy Holidays
49: Baby's First Christmas
50: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, And folks dressed up like Eskimos. Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, Help to make the season bright. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, Will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know that Santa's on his way; He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. And every mother's child is going to spy, To see if reindeer really know how to fly. And so I'm offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety-two, Although its been said many times, many ways, A very Merry Christmas to you
51: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
52: 11 Months | You weigh in at 17 lbs and 2 0z and are 28.25 inches long No walking yet, but you started to crawl on all fours
53: You Love: Bath Time Stuffies Rico & Booger Green Beans | Every day gets better and better with you in our lives
54: Happy 1st Birthday On January 29th we celebrated your first year with close friends and family. You weren't too sure what to think of everything, but you loved the presents and cake
57: 12 Months Old *You weigh 17 lbs 15 oz and are 28.5 inches long You love to eat-anything & everything You sleep 12-14 hours a night-which makes for one happy family | You only have 4 teeth-2 on top, 2 on the bottom You love your purple lovie and monkey bink more every day