Monday, August 20, 2012

Harper is 5 Months!

5 whole months have passed since Miss Harper Quinn Johnson graced us with her presence in this world on March 16th.  With each month that passes, I feel more and more honored to be her Mother.  See below for her 5 month pics:

This Month in pictures...

 Enjoying story time with Curious George!

Sweet outfit and such a big girl sitting up so well!

 Sporting her Jeggings from Mimi - what a cute Tushie!

 Sweet PJ's from Grandma & Grandpa!

 School fun - hanging out in the walker!

 Fun Sunday morning...

 "Mom, what is this stuff that you're feeding me?!?"
First time for rice cereal - BEAR DOWN by the way!! :-)

 On second thought - I think I like it! It's yummy! 

 Lovin' on Daddy. So precious.

I know this is my boob, but I just had to show y'all - 
she's so sweet with her little hand on me! This is a regular view for me and 
I can't get enough of it!
(And thankfully not too revealing to post!)

Fun family time with the Browns & Coco, Popo & Aunt Mikael! 

You love your Aunt Suz & Uncle Trey!

We went grocery shopping and you loved looking out in the Baby Bjorn for the first time! 

We surprised Daddy with this cute U of A outfit!  BEAR DOWN!

Lovin' on Daddy after his trip to San Diego!

Dear Harper,

Wow! Happy 5 Month Birthday big girl!  You are growing up right before our eyes.  This past month has been a really fun one.  You are really laughing and giggling up a storm right now and the littlest things can tickle your funny bone. We love that about you! You especially love being raised in the air above our heads doing "Super Baby" and even get a kick out of a little toss in the air!  It makes the whole family laugh to see you laugh and we love the happiness that just pours out of you on a daily basis!

Other than giggling, you've started something else that cracks us up -- and that is GROWLING!  It is so cute to hear your growl and grunt to get our attention.  I read that babies do it because they like how it feels in their throat but I think you do it now because you like to see us laugh and imitate you! Ha! It never gets old hearing a funny noise coming from you!  You're the cutest growler we've ever known!

This past week we started rice cereal.  You had really been staring at the foods we have been eating around you so I thought it was time to try some food to see how you like it.  You LOVE it! You're really getting the hang of the whole eating thing and I can't wait to introduce other foods after you turn 6 months!  It's a little messy when we feed you but I love how you look with rice cereal smeared across your wear it well my dear!  :-)  (Can you tell how I think pretty much everything you do is AMAZING! I'm a proud Mom!)

Sister Kylie is having a hard time because she hasn't been able to hold, touch or kiss you for the last 4 weeks!  She had her chicken pox vaccine and it's a live virus so she has to keep her distance.  Poor sister!!

You got to meet some more of your relatives on your 5 month birthday! Uncle Trey, Aunt Suz, and Cousin Hayden came in from Austin and got to love on you.  They were so happy to finally meet and hold you and had so much fun with you at Coco & Popo's house! 

We've really started to be stricter about bed times and our routines.  It's hard because Daddy and I just LOVE being with you all the time, but we know in order for you to get good sleep, etc. it's important for you to go to bed and wake up at the same times every day.

Right now we typically give you rice cereal at about 7:00pm. Then we start our routine with a bath at about 7:30.  You still love bath time so much and are getting kinda big for your tub!  You love playing with your rubber duckies and I can't wait until you are sitting up the whole time and splashing away with me!  After bath, we dry off and I give you a little massage. They say this helps you to calm down and I think that's true but I just love the bonding we share during this time.  We look into each other's eyes and I give you a good little rub down.  It's so relaxing for me too!

After that we're into PJ's and I try to read you a book. Sometimes you're too sleepy at that point so I don't get to but it's always the goal! Our favorite books right now are "On the Night You Were Born", "Guess How Much I Love You" and "Curious George".  We have lots of other books that we read too but these seem to be our faves.

After reading, I swaddle you all snug with your arms out and then feed you one last time.  You've started putting your hands on me as if to say "This is MY milk" and it's so cute.  You're staking your claim to Mama! I love watching you drift off to sleep. You're usually asleep by 8:30 or 8:45. As far as nighttime goes, you are still waking up a couple of times a night and I'm trying my hardest to get that down to one time only.  I am beginning to think that you just love being with me or Dad and you don't really NEED to get up, but you WANT to!  Some people might say you're a little spoiled, but you know what, I am cherishing this time because I know it will be over before we know it!

One more thing that I love that we're doing now is our morning songs. You wake up between 7:00 and 7:30 am. When I come get you out of your crib and see your bright and smiley face, we sing "Good Morning to You, Good Morning to You, Good Morning Dear Harper, Good Morning to You!"  :-) and then we follow it with "You are my Sunshine."  It's such a fun way to start the day, and even though Mom can't carry a tune, you love it!

It brings tears to my eyes when I think of my love for you. It's ENDLESS and it grows stronger by the second.  I am so incredibly happy and lucky to have you in my life.  Daddy, Kylie and I love you to the moon and back.

Yay for 5 months, you're almost half a year old! I can't believe it!!

I love you so much my Angel,


Mindy said...

Kasey, she is SO cute! And you are such a good Mama!! Loved the update. Can't believe how fast these babies are growing!!

The Glascos said...

Wow! She has grown up so much. We need to get together again soon before she's a teenager. :) She's a cutie. I'm glad you are soaking it all in because it does go fast :)