Ten Months

On your ten month birthday...
Your stats:
Weight: 15 lbs 14 oz 

Height: 27 1/4 inches 

Diapers: Size 3

Clothes: You are in mostly 6-12 months.

Sleep: Wake around 6:30 and you are in bed by 8 at the latest.  You have dropped a nap and now have one morning nap and one afternoon nap.  Usually one of them is about 2 hours.

Feeding: You nurse about 4 times a day and eat meat, veggies, fruit, cheerios, cheese, eggs, yogurt, waffles, applesauce, quinoa, couscous, etc.  It is getting easier to feed you because you can pretty much have whatever we eat!  You love most foods, but seem to get tired of them quickly. You definitely like a variety at each meal.

What you are up to:

-You went on your first vacation (Mom and Dad's 5 year anniversary) to Ft. Worth, Texas.  We took you to the Ft. Worth Zoo which was an all around hit! It was beautiful, not crowded and the animals where very engaging!  I think your favorite animal was probably the penguins...you just laughed and clapped and kept trying to touch them through the glass.  You also got to go on a train for the first time and pet Ollie the horse.  We had a great time and you slept well for your first time in a hotel!  

-You went to your first parade! Edmond's 4th of July parade!

-You sat up by yourself from laying down July 10th.

-First Farmer's Market trip.

-You started crawling!!! Your first official crawl was July 16th!  For a few days, the only thing you would crawl for was your toothbrush. :)

-You finger painted for the first time!

-You pulled up to standing by yourself!

-You LOVE to play peek-a-boo!  Every time you cover your "eyes" it somewhere different on your head (ears, cheeks, forehead)...but you are starting to be a little more consistent and accurate with covering your eyes.  

-You "flap your wings" when we read about the bird in your book.

-You put your arms up when we say "touchdown".  (Daddy had to make sure you were ready for football season.)

-You have realized you can laugh on your own will (without being tickled).  Now you laugh just to hear yourself laugh or to get someones attention. It is pretty cute. :)

-Your hair is OUT OF CONTROL!!!  You won't keep a bow, ponytail, or clip in so it is always in your face!

-Daddy bought you your first cowgirl hat in Ft. Worth.  

-You kiss EVERYTHING! 

-Toward the end of July we went to the lake for a week with the Schnorrenberg clan. We all had a great time! You, of course, loved every second of being with your big cousins!!

Happy 10 months Harper Jo.

You are simply the best.


Nine Months

On your nine month birthday...
Your stats:

Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz 

Height: 27 inches 

Diapers: Size 2

Clothes: You are in 3-6 and 6-12 months.

Sleep: Wake around 6:30 and you are in bed by 8 at the latest.  Normally you have 3 naps.

Feeding: You nurse 4-5 times a day and eat meat, veggies, and fruit mostly.

What you are up to:

-You clap when you like something.

-Anytime we go out somewhere, you are always fishing for laughs and smiles from others.

-You love your buddy Roman (the little guy I babysit) SO much! You are elated when you see him!

-You can wave now!

-You sign "more" for more food or if you want to do something again.

-You took your last bath in the baby bath tub and your first real bath this month.

-You can use a sippy cup by yourself.

-You swung on a swing for the first time and LOVED it!

-Playing patty-cake is SO fun. You always get a huge smile when we play.

-You rode on Papa's new boat for the first time. You weren't a fan of the life jacket, but you definitely enjoyed being on the water!

-You went down a slide (with mommy's help) for the first time!! You kept asking for more!

-We went to the OKC Omniplex.

-You have started to do a scrunchy face, chin to the side, smile that is one of my favorite Harper faces for sure.

-You give mouth open kisses when someone asks for one.  Mommy probably asks about 100 or more times a day. I just can't get enough!

-You cry or whine out of sympathy when you see someone else crying (Roman).

-You gave Daddy a mug with your handprint on it for his first Father's Day.  He uses it every morning.

Happy 9 months Harper Jo.

Your personaility is blossoming and it brings me so much joy to watch!