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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Harper is ONE!

Wahhh!! I can't believe it!! Good thing I am having another baby because this sure did sneak up on me way faster than I was ready for. A year ago I went into labor early in the morning on May 11 and Harper was born at 9:31 am, and we have not stopped going going going since then! (Here is a link to that post for those that would like a refresher of the birth story).

Harper Joy lives up to her name more and more every day. She is a light when she is happy and a force to be reckoned with when she isn't! She is walking a little bit more every day but still cruises and crawls for the most part. She has 7 teeth and is just outgrowing her 12 month clothes. Harper wears size 4 diapers and still enjoys eating EVERYTHING except avocado. We cut the bottles out cold-turkey around 10.5/11 months and added in milk to her diet...except she hates it! We offer her  cheese and yogurt every day and she drinks plenty of almond milk which she does seem to like.
At 12 months and one week she clocks in at 21 pounds 4 ounces and 29.5 inches long.

She crawls like a silly goose with one leg up and pushes off her toes on that leg rather than both knees being on the ground. And when she walks it seems she turns out her right foot to the side. I showed her pediatrician videos of her walking and crawling and she didn't seem concerned. She said babies her age are still figuring out their gait and if the issue persists into her 18th month, she will look into it more. She heard no hip clicking and found no asymmetry in her legs so it is unlikely it is anything serious (like hip dysplasia). The doctor proclaimed her perfect (which we already knew)!

Photo: One year appt! 21 lbs

Harper's favorite things in the world continue to be her sister and books. She can sit for a long time in her room taking all her books off the shelves, looking through each of them as if she is really reading. She loves to climb up on her glider with a book and sit there with it until she is "done" then she climbs down and gets another one!

Avery asks for Harper when she wakes up in the morning and from naps and she often asks her if she wants to play. There are still tears when someone takes something from the other (it goes both ways now!) but they genuinely enjoy being around each other and Harper just lights up when Avery pays her attention. It is the sweetest thing!

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