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who is this little person?

December 16, 2009

G osh, i’ve been selfish lately. so caught up in my own inability to get dressed and be a fully functioning human being, that i haven’t updated lately on the little reason why i’m having trouble (and i mean that very endearingly) : Harper Paige!

i remember in the early months when i thought things were hard. things like cleaning dr. browns bottles (hello, they have like 46 parts each!), leaving the house with an infant and thinking that her poop smelled (HA! her poop did NOT smell. her poops now SMELL). i look back and laugh because cleaning bottles was easy peasy compared to cleaning up the tornado that comes through my kitchen 3 times a day. leaving the house was easy when i could carry a car seat into the bank, post office and other places that you pop in and out of and rock it with my foot while i stood in line.

but now we have a 13 month old on our hands. a spunky, mobile, solid food eating, tantrum throwing, and hilarious 13 month old. here is what Harper is up to these days:

  • walking. fast. she is really getting the hang of it, but still teeters over every once in while. luckily, she’s really tough (seriously the girl rarely cries in situations where i sure as heck would), and only says “ow” when she falls down. then gets right back up.
  • being picky. while she is getting better, she still thinks she will survive on solely pancakes, bananas, mac&cheese, yogurt melts and mum mums. although she fully transitioned to whole milk with no issues, i am giving her formula (good to grow) because i worry about all the nutrients she might be missing with her hatred for all things green.
  • wearing size 3 diapers and 6-12 month clothes. girl has got some stubby little legs and still hasn’t reached 20 pounds. still getting the “9 months?” guess everywhere we go. gnome status, i tell you.
  • loving beyond all reason the word “HI”. i would consider this her first real word, because she actually understands how it is used and when you say it, as she does “bye bye”. but hi? she will say it over. and over. and over again until you acknowledge her. this makes for funny interactions in public. and when she is talking to the cat.
  • not a fan of “no” or even a stern voice directed towards her. has thrown herself on the ground a few times screaming. no comments necessary from any family with things like “that’s what you get” or “wonder where she got it from”.
  • sporting 7 teeth.
  • essentially the cutest, silliest, most unique little nugget i’ve ever known. i absolutely love being her mommy.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2009 10:50 pm

    She’s so beautiful! What a cutie :D

  2. emily bilbrey permalink
    December 16, 2009 11:09 pm

    she seriously rocks. no doubt about it! love that awesome little midget. xo!

  3. December 17, 2009 7:57 am

    I love it! I seriously need to squeeze her tiny little gnomey cheeks! Also you’ve now got Me freaked out waiting for tantrums. It’s amazing the stuff that foesn’t bother them too. Piper got fallen on yesterday while it was ‘dancing time’ at school and has a bump on her forehead from the fallre’s teeth connecting with her noggin. Apparently she didn’t even cry!

  4. Kristin permalink
    December 17, 2009 1:33 pm

    What a doll :) She did so good at Sage’s piano recital! I can’t wait to see her walking all over my house on Sunday :)

  5. December 17, 2009 6:52 pm

    She just keeps getting cuter and cuter!! Love her little ponytail on the top of her head. I can’t wait till my daughter has enough hair for those! How do you get her to sit still? Mine is too wiggly for hair clips even. You’ll have to share your mommy tricks for hairdos :)

  6. silenceandnoise permalink
    December 17, 2009 8:17 pm

    She is too cute!

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