Now that I am slightly coming out of my "sleep coma", I realize that time is flying by and so much is happening day to day. I have not done a very good job of documenting, and it's easy to forget when you are functioning on little sleep. So, I am going to try to document better for Harper (and the grandparents, great-grandparents and aunts). For those of you who are not family and could care less, forgive this very motherly post ;)
I am having so much fun w/ you, I wish time would slow down! I can't believe you joined our family on the outside eleven weeks ago today. We are so blessed! You change on a daily basis, and so much has happened in eleven short weeks. You have quite the little personality, and are truly your daddy's boy. You weight 11 pounds 5 ounces, exactly 4 more than you did at birth. And, mommy's and daddy's arms can definitely attest to that- you don't like to be put down, and we are really sore!! You found your thumb on the 26th of December and immediately started sucking on it. GB walked into our room and found you on our bed examining your fist, turning it back and forth as you looked at it, on the 30th. Since that day, your hands have become your main source of entertainment, and you love to suck on them. Mommy is very grateful for your swing- it's the only thing besides her arms that you will sleep in sometimes. If I am lucky, you sleep about 30 minutes during the day- only after you have nursed yourself to sleep- and at night you give me about 3 hours of straight sleep. You still like to eat A LOT- about every hour to 2 hours during the day and at the most you go 3 hours at night without eating- but, if I moved and used up as many diapers as you do, I guess I'd need to eat that much too. At night after our last feeding when we go to join daddy in bed, you love to lay awake and talk to yourself. I love to hear your little voice and feel your legs and arms move. You bring me so much joy!! On the rare occasions you are happy riding in your car seat, you love to talk to your pet monkey, but the laughing catepillar really disturbs you. You love to hold your head up and look all around, and you are doing great with tummy time. You get really happy when we sing "You Are My Sunshine", and you like reading your memory Bible verses and singing your kids' hymns with me. Everyone comments on how beautiful you are and how you are so much more alert than any babies they have seen your age. We know God has something incredible in store for your life! And, the favorite part of your day- besides eating- is always when daddy comes home. We miss him during the day, but are so grateful he is blessed with a wonderful job and willing to provide for us. You talk and grin with him more than with anyone else, I love it! We are so excited to see what these next few weeks hold, thank-you for making these first 11 so great!