September 21, 2015
First of all I can’t believe my last baby is now a walking, talking, coloring, mess making, independent little girl. Don’t get me wrong, she still likes to be treated like a baby though. She want’s to be carried everywhere. Which for the most part is okay but sometimes I just need to run upstairs to get the laundry so I put her down and she immediately freaks out like I’m leaving her with a pack of wolves. She’s a tad dramatic, I’m not sure where she gets that from….Luckily for her there are plenty of people around here more then willing to lend a hip for carrying.
Sleepwise these days she’s been a little off. The past week she’s had a pretty bad cold, which I’m thinking is keeping her from sleeping through the night like she used to. She’s been waking up around 9:30 all out of sorts, just crying and thrashing around in her crib. The only thing that’s seemed to calm her down is her bottle. I know some people get rid of the bottle by 16 months but she REALLY loves her bubbas. So for now we’re keeping them. Harper has definitely been our best eater though, the other two are so picky about texture and trying new foods. But Harper will eat pretty much anything, she’s especially fond of ice cream, but who isn’t?
One of her favorite things right now is to go for a walk or run. She begs to go outside and once we’re out there she usually looks for the stroller yelling “walk”. We’ve also recently figured out that she has quite the hat fetish. It’s doesn’t matter if it’s a baseball cap, winter hat, helmet or headband, if it goes on her head she will wear it. She continues to be a little peanut. The other day I put a onesie on her and noticed it was one that’s been around for many, many months now. So I decided to look at the tag, it was 6 months, lol. Yep, only 10 months off, haha. Her legs are getting longer though, I’ve had to pull out some of the 12-18 month leggings for fall.
This little miss has been, for lack of a better word, difficult. She never stays in one place longer then 10 seconds, while I’m cleaning up one mess she’s already off making 3 more. She’s not a fan of driving in the car, which makes being about 40 minutes from in town not that pleasant. I try and bring toys and book in the car and stagger giving them to her to make it last the whole trip. If you tell her no or scold her she just screams. But then she smiles, babbles and runs off into the other room to find her sisters and I can’t help but laugh. She is the silliest little person and loves to be the center of attention. She sings all the time and of course loves doing anything with her older two sisters. She watches them and then copies everything they do! She’s the sweetest little thing. It’s such a joy to watch your child grow from a little tiny newborn to a little person. Our family definitely wouldn’t be complete without this munchkin. We love her so!