Thursday, August 18, 2016

11 months for Harper...

It is so hard to believe that we are so close to celebrating Harper's 1st birthday, but alas, here we are celebrating month 11. So much has happened this last month most notably related to Harper's mobility. He has mastered the art of crawling and is doing it on hands and knees now and honestly - don't blink or you might loose sight of him! He also decided that he likes the view from up high so he's learned to pull up and is cruising a bit around furniture, his music table, his crib, etc. etc. Needless to say - we're exhausted! Ha! Though we are at least still getting 12+ hours out of him at night - but still...we're exhausted! :)

He has also started going to school. He goes three days a week and while we've had a few short illnesses as a result (gotta build up that immune system) he's really loving it and I know a lot of his mobility success is due to being around other new explorers - they do learn so much from each other. I'm already looking forward to the little pieces of art work to come home that he's participated in - definitely a benefit of going to school - goodness knows I'm not about to be putting paint on his hands and feet to do crafts! Ah! Just the thought of the mess has me shaking. ;) 

He's doing some talking now as well - we're hearing "Momma," "Dadda," and we actually think we've heard something close to resembling "Adam." He also totally knows how to get your attention - if you aren't looking at him - he'll cough and sure enough that gets your attention at which point he just grins and laughs. Oh boy - I think we're in trouble. 

He also had his first ice cream, first ride in a shopping cart, and did I mention he can climb steps now? Oh no? Well yeah, he does that too now. See above about the exhausted part. 

To celebrate the 11 month mark, which happened to land on the opening day of the Olympics, we went with an Olympic themed ice cream cake. Seemed fitting for multiple reasons but mostly because there is no doubt this 29 weeker has won the gold for defying the odds. Go Harper go!

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