There have been a couple of times where you have stayed home for Daddy-Daughter time and I've left to run an errand or visit friends. You've kind of been a stinker for him. Once, he couldn't calm you down even after giving you a big bottle so he strapped you in your carseat and went for a drive. Brilliant! It works every time, you always fall asleep in the car.
We are so impressed with your neck strength and how well you hold your head up and look from side to side. Tummy time hasn't been a problem for you either.
You received an activity mat from Uncle Jeremy and Tia Bernadette for Christmas and you absolutely love it. There is a blue octopus that we hang from the center bar over the mat that you will stare at forever. You started reaching up and swatting at the rattles that hang and it keeps you entertained for at least 15-20 minutes. Which is long enough for me to jump into the shower, or empty the dishwasher or do whatever quick task I need to get done around the house.
Being home with you has been SO MUCH FUN. The first month (especially those early weeks) were a tough adjustment, but we are settling into a nice little routine now. You are a nursing pro and I couldn't be happier. Those are some of my favorite moments with you.
The day of her 8 week shots was a tough one for me. She got upset when I dressed her for the day. Maybe she knew what was to come?
Then Harper fell asleep in the car like a little angel on the way to the doctor.
We absolutely love Dr. Keegan. You can see Harper smiling during her exam. 11 lbs at 8 weeks.
I took Nana as my back up and support, but she ended up tearing up too when you cried. I planned on singing "You are my sunshine" to help you through it but I got choked up and all I could muster was "I'm so sorry." All three of us were kind of a mess. Luckily you stopped crying after a minute so although it was tough, it was over quickly. That night you had a low grade fever but after some baby aspirin you were back to your cheerful self.
You are so much fun, we love you very very much!
All my love,