Harper is 1 Month Old

September 19th, 2014 Melanie Posted in Harper, Monthly Updates No Comments »

Is it really time for my first monthly post about Harper? I can’t believe how fast the last month went! But, here we are at 1 month old already.

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Harper is 1 month old!

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Such a little sweetie :-)

Here are a few things that Harper does at 1 month old:

She definitely smiles at us.  When we ask her to smile she will do it.  I haven’t been able to get a picture yet of her doing it, but I will post one when I can get her to do it for the camera.

Harper is just starting to coo and talk to us and tell us little stories.

Harper loves to watch Hailey and Hunter play.  Hunter really loves to entertain her and share his toys with her- and Harper will just sit and watch his busy little body!  Hailey loves to hold Harper and snuggle her and Harper loves to smile at Hailey.  Harper also loves to look at ceiling fans and she also likes to stare at the curtains in our living room- those were some of Hunter’s favorite things to look at too.  Harper is not a fan of tummy time (do babies ever like tummy time?).  She would rather just put her head down and go to sleep or cry until I pick her up.  Harper loves to be held and does not like it so much when she is put down.

Harper is an excellent sleeper.  I am so thankful she sleeps so well!  She takes naps through out the day and I haven’t really found a pattern yet.  Some days she barely sleeps all day and others she sleeps very soundly for a couple of long naps.  At night she always sleeps great.  She has been doing one stretch of sleep between 5-7 hours.  She wakes up to eat and goes right back to sleep.  After her long stretch of sleep she is usually up every 2 or 3 hours to nurse, but she always goes right back to sleep.

Harper is breastfeeding and usually goes between 1-3 hours between feedings during the day.

Harper weighs 11 pounds (77th percentile) and is 22 1/4 inches long (69th percentile).  She wears 0-3 clothes and size 2 diapers.

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Hunter is 2 1/2

June 16th, 2014 Melanie Posted in Hunter, Monthly Updates No Comments »

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Hunter at 2 1/2 with Tigger

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Hunter enjoys doing Tot School with me while Hailey does her school work.  He is working on learning his letters- he does recognize some of them, but we need to keep working on that.

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Hunter knows all of his colors and he loves coloring.

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He loves it when Hailey reads to him.

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Books are one of his favorite things.

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I just had to share this picture to show the Mickey and Minnie that he is holding in his hand.  He brings those everywhere! He loves his little Mickey and Minnie.

Hunter is so much fun!  I think this age has to be one of my favorites.  He talks non stop and tells all sorts of stories.  If anyone asks him about Disney World he will talk and talk about our trip that we took- he’ll tell all about the characters we saw, the rides he went on, and what he liked and didn’t like.  He loves playing with all of his different Disney figures that he has- he uses different voices for all of his toys and has such an active imagination.  He is a super sweet and loving little boy!!

Hunter is 30.6 pounds and is 36.5 inches tall.  He wears size 2 T clothes.

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18 Months Old

June 16th, 2013 Melanie Posted in Hunter, Monthly Updates No Comments »

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Hunter at 18 months old with Tigger.

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After Hunter took his picture with Tigger, I asked him if wanted a picture with his “mow, mow” since that is his favorite toy. He went and got his lawn mower and put it in the chair and sat next to it. (Hailey thought Tigger should get to be in the picture too.)

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18 months

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When we say, “Where is Hunter?” he puts his hands over his ears and says, “There he is!”

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Hunter loves to line up his cars!

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His favorite shoes… Hunter usually asks to have them put on as soon as he wakes up. Sometimes he’ll agree to take them off if we sniff his feet and say, “Stinky feet!” but as soon as he remembers that they are off he asks to put them back on.  It’s funny that the shoes are not on in the earlier pictures, but Rich had just done the “stinky feet” game with Hunter.  Otherwise  those shoes are on from the time he wakes up until he goes to bed.  I even hear him say “shoosh” in his sleep, which is how he says shoes.

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Whenever Rich mows the lawn (or one of our neighbors), Hunter gets his “mow, mow” and stands here watching Rich mow.

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18 months, Hailey- 6 1/2

Changes since 15 months:

Lots of talking!  Hunter tries to say everything and is getting really good at communicating what he wants.  He has even started to put some words together.  The other day after Grandma left our house, he said,  “Ma Maw aaaa- gaaaa” (Which means Grandma all gone).  It’s impossible to keep track of all of his words.

Hunter now has 3 molars in.  He has been pretty grouchy with the molars coming in.  It has definitely made sleep harder too.  When he isn’t teething his sleep has been pretty good.  He usually naps from around 1-3pm each day.  He goes to bed around 8pm and usually wakes up about an hour later and comes and gets in bed with us.  He sometimes wakes up once or twice during the night and nurses back to sleep.  He sometimes nurses to sleep for his nap and at bedtime, but he usually doesn’t want to anymore.

Hunter is such a good eater!!  He will eat pretty much anything!  And he loves his fruits and veggies.  Tomatoes are one of his favorite foods :-)

Hunter knows lots of his body parts, can point to them and can say most of them too.  He is also learning his colors, but he thinks that everything is blue, so we’re still working on that :-)   He loves books, coloring, painting, Mickey Mouse, cars, trucks, and lawn mowers.  He is such a sponge and soaks up everything we say to him.  He can follow directions- and even understands things like, “Eat your sandwich first and then you can have a cookie.”

Hunter is 25.3 pounds, which is the 68th percentile and is 33.3 inches tall, which is the 80th percentile.  He mostly wears 18-24 month clothes.  He wears size 4 diapers during the day, but next time I buy diapers I am going up to 5.  He wears size 5 diapers to bed.

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15 Months Old

March 16th, 2013 Melanie Posted in Hunter, Monthly Updates No Comments »

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Hunter at 15 months old, with Tigger

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My little man cub

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Hunter loves his books!

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He spends a lot of time reading his books!

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 Where have the months gone?

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 I sure do love this little boy!

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I am so blessed!!  Hailey 6, Hunter 15 months

Changes since last month:

Hunter tries to say everything!  I am going to try to remember his new words, but I know I will miss some- he says yellow, purple, Mickey, Minnie, mo-mo (remote), owwww (he says this whenever I pick up a brush, I think he must hear Hailey complain when I am brushing her hair, ha!).  I know there’s a lot more but I just can’t think of anything now… I think I’ll have to stop keeping track since he tries to say so much.

Hunter is a climber!  He tries to get into everything!  He goes non-stop and tires me out.  Hunter loves to go places, he wants to go somewhere every day.  He will go and get his shoes and socks (he picks matching shoes too, haha) and sit on the floor and wait for me to put them on while he is saying “ba-ba” (bye, bye).  If we don’t have anywhere to go he gets quite grouchy about it.  When it is nap time or bed time Hunter will say “nigh, nigh” and then he’ll put out a chair at the dining room table and bring me the boppy.  I usually sit at the table looking at my laptop while I hold him until he falls asleep, so he tries to get me to go do that when he’s ready for some rest.

Hunter is still nursing, he usually nurses twice during the day and sometimes once during the night.  He is completely on table food and is a pretty good eater.  He is willing to try anything and seems to like most everything he tries.

Sleeping has been a bit better… he naps in his infant car seat- a habit we will have to break at some point, but it’s working for now.  He usually naps for about 1 1/2 hours in the late morning/early afternoon.  He goes to bed at 8 in his bed and then when he wakes up he gets in bed with me and Rich.  Some nights he stays in his bed for a half hour, other nights for several hours.  We never know what he’s going to do.  He usually sleeps all night (he nurses, but is usually asleep) and gets up anywhere between 6-8.

Hunter is 23.9 pounds which is the 38th percentile, and he is 32 inches which is the 72nd percentile.  He wears 12-18 month clothes, but is definitely getting close to moving into the 18 month size.  He is still wearing size 4 diapers during the day and size 5 for bed time.

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