Monday, October 24, 2011

Just Breathe...

Howdy Y'all!

We moved Harper to her room over a month ago and I would say, for the most part, it has been good for us.  She is sleeping through the night and her room really seems to calm her down.

The monitor we use is called the Angelcare monitor system and I love it.  I love the fact that if it doesn't sense a movement in a 20 second timespan, an alarm goes off.  What I don't love, is actually hearing the alarm go off.  I am so thankful that we have this monitor system and I would recommend it to anyone with a makes you feel so at ease.

When we first moved Harper to her bed, the alarm went off one night.  I walked ran into the room and found her face planted up against the bumper.  I just moved her back to the middle of the bed and went back to sleep.  And, she has been sleeping in her bed for many nights without an issue, but this week it has gone off twice.

This is the way I found her one morning (the alarm didn't sound because her face was not buried) - but she is quite the mover in the bed.  So, tonight I decided to remove the bumpers so her face wouldn't get planted in the bumper.  I thought this would fix our problem...and it has fixed this problem, but has created another issue.

While I am typing this, I have already had to go upstairs twice and rescue a crying baby.  Both times she has rolled herself over and her legs were stuck in the rails of her bed.  My question for you is this...

Do I put the bumpers back up and trust my monitor will work or do something different so her legs won't go through the rails?  What are your suggestions?  I am looking for any advice here.  :)

I don't ever want anything to happen to this sweet, giggling girl.  I love this face!  She is 18 weeks old today.

And, I still want to continue putting bloomers on her cute little tush.  ha!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oh My, Look Who's 4 Months Old!

Howdy Y'all!

My little pumpkin is 4 months old and I can't believe it!  It really feels like we have had her for longer, but then again, I can't believe it has been 4 months.  We just love her to pieces and can't imagine life without her!
4 Months Old

3 Months Old

2 Months Old

One Month Old

Man, she's grown!  I am so curious to get her stats at her 4 month appointment next week.  At her 2 month appointment, she was in the 98th percentile on weight and 97th percentile on height...and I am thinking we are probably still on that same track.

So, if you are wondering, here are the other stats and facts about my beautiful little girl:
  • We just switched to number 2 diapers...we used up all the size 1 we had in the house and made the switch about a week ago.
  • She is wearing 3-6 month clothes and 6 month clothes.
  • She eats 6 oz at a time (and sometimes 8 oz at school) - and she drinks that stuff fast!
  • She is mostly sleeping through the night - there are nights were she wakes up in the middle of the night needing to be changed or fed, but most days she wakes up around 6:30 am.
  • She loves to smile at her mommy and daddy when we pick her up from school and I just love that.
  • She has really started laughing lately and I love that too.  She loves peek-a-boo.
  • She loves to be read to - we used to read one book each night and she would listen so attentively, but lately, she has been so tired that the bedtime story time has gone away for a bit.
  • She is a rolling machine.  She rolled over the for the first time on her 3 month birthday, but now she does it all the time...over and over and over and over again.
  • Harper still hasn't worn the same outfit twice - this one is kind of embarrassing.  :)
  • She just started using her Jumper this week and she loves the music and lights.
  • She is still a drool monkey!
  • She has made my life complete!
I will leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from Harper's month.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Passion for the Game

Howdy Y'all!

We are now several weeks into college football and things have changed so much at my house.  I am a passionate Texas Longhorn viewer - I don't even watch games in front of people that aren't my family.  I am known to throw pillows, shoes, scream, get up and pace the floors, switch TV's to get luck on my side, etc.  Like I said, I am just a tiny bit passionate.  :)

But, this year is different - I have this beautiful little girl now.

So, do you wanna know how things have changed?
  1. I haven't thrown a pillow or a shoe this season or anything else for that matter!  I don't want to accidentally hit a beautiful little angel.
  2. There really hasn't been any screaming - I don't want to disturb a peaceful sleeping baby.
  3. Speaking of sleeping, the night games always coincide with our bedtime routine - so I pause the game so I can feed and read to Harper and get her to bed.  I love those times.  On my phone I get scoring updates from an ESPN app, so I have to hide my phone so I don't know what is going on until I get caught up in the game again.
It is just amazing how everything changes when a baby enters your life, but I couldn't ask for anything better.  I love her so much...she is such a joy!

With all the being said, there is a big game on at 11 am Central Saturday and Harper and I say, "Hook'em Horns!"  And, is it terrible that I will have to teach her to say OU Sucks when she is old enough.  Ha!