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First of all how is time flying by and this little girl is already NINE months old?! Can you believe it?! I swear I blinked and we got to this point! She is such a happy baby, and we can’t imagine our lives without her. We still fight over who gets to hold her, feed her, and all things Harper. And I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love sharing updates with you guys and hearing how you relate with your own babes, so here is whats new with chunky girl!
Unlike my other little people, Harper girl completely skipped the traditional army crawl stage and jumped right in to full on crawling everywhere! If she sees something she wants, she is on the move.. and fast! She is even starting to pull herself up to everything, and loves to stand up. She loves to clap and her brothers + sisters think it is so fun to get her to do it. Teething is in full swing around here too, which as taken away a little bit of our happy girl, but she already has 3 teeth on the bottom and 2 trying to make an appearance on the top! If you have any teething remedies I am all ears!!
As you can see, she isn’t struggling in this department! ha, She is already just about the same size as Houston, and we are loving her chub! We started feeding her the Gerber Baby Food cereal a few months ago and she loves them! Her favorite is definitely the fruit with oatmeal mixes they have. Since they keep her fuller longer + are already mixed together it makes things easier when we are out and about!
Since we had a few food struggles with Houston, we have also been trying a new food mix-in with Harper called SpoonfulOne. The idea behind it is to include the main 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, soy, + wheat) in her everyday meals. So that her body can gently get used to them, and build up an immunity before they become allergens. It comes in little single serving powder packets (which are great for on the go) and we just stir it in to a single serving of whatever we are feeding her. Whether its baby food, yogurt, or one of her favorites…lasagna! I love that a product like this has been created, and are excited to see how it works for her!
Oh man..this one makes me tired just thinking about it! Harper is no longer sleeping through the night. So you can cue the tears from me! haha! If you’ve been around here for my other little people, you know that I love getting them on a sleep schedule early, and they have all slept through the night by around 3 months. Harper was doing great, but with the move, traveling, + the joys of teething, she has started waking up again at least once. I’m hoping to try sleep training again in the next couple weeks. Two game changers for us that I’ve shared before, especially for good naps, have been her sleepsack (and this one) + white noise machine. She loves getting all snuggled in and already recognizes them as a cue that its time to sleep.
She is growing fast so she is flying through all the clothes we had for her in between the move! Since I can’t say I’m complaining because I love a good chance to grab a few new baby outfits – but man this is crazy! She is already wearing 12-18 month clothes in pretty much everything and has already moved up to a size 2 in her Freshly Picked Moccasins. Just like with Houston, I am obsessed with these moccs for Harper. I never have to worry about her feet being cold, and they just keep coming out with more colors + designs I love! Plus they stay on!!
So I think that’s just about everything Harper. Most of all, I wish she could just stay little forever so she would snuggle on me more. Isn’t sad they have to grow up? Hope you all have a great weekend!!
photos: aubrey taiese