Saturday, May 16, 2009

Four Months


Harper - you are FOUR months old!!!!

What are you up to these days????

  • You have learned to grab - you are most interested in my hair, my clothes and daddy's watch. But you love to grab toys and hold on to them now.
  • You smile when I talk to you and when I lay you on the bed and kiss your belly and neck you just laugh and laugh
  • You turn to look at us when you hear our voices. Especially for your daddy. When he comes home for lunch or at night and you hear him - you always turn and look like "where did you come from daddy" and then you flash the biggest smile. You love him so much!
  • You are getting so tall. You really aren't very chubby - you are just long!
  • You are wearing 3-6 months size clothes and a size 2 diaper.
  • You weigh 14 lbs and 4 oz.
  • You still like to eat about every 1.5 to 2 hours - 24/7. You get up constantly in the night and although I'm tired - I love that time with you. We sit in the living room with only a lamp on and I feed you and surf the internet or watch tv or pray. I'm pretty sure I'll miss it when you start sleeping through the night.
  • You like to watch bigger kids. You do so good at play group or in the nursery because watching other kids fascinates you (and wears you out)!
  • You like to ride in the car. You just look out the window and 95% of the time - you go to sleep.
  • You really only cry now when you are really tired. For some reason - you don't like sleep. Where did we get you?
  • You are constantly reaching for either mine, daddy's or your fingers to chew on them. We think you are teething but maybe you just like to chew.
  • You still love your bath. You just chew your fingers and lay there like you could lay there forever. You are always so content at bath time.
  • Every morning when I wake up for the last time......you are always laying in your bed just as happy as a lark. You are usually covered in poop because you seem to have an enormous blow out at 7 a.m. every day (even though I change your diaper all through the night). And you just coo and smile and giggle while you lay there until I get you all cleaned up. You are definitely a morning person.
  • You still love your little blankets and you hold onto it hard when you are in your car seat
  • I love being home with you so much especially now that we can make daily outings to walk or to Target or to the mall or just to sonic.
  • We checked on you in bed the other night and you had flipped over on your stomach. And just today - you rolled completely over from your back all the way back to on your back!
  • In the last few days - you have found your voice and you are constantly making these loud screeching sounds now. You just smile and make noises - no coos any longer. You want to talk to us so bad!
  • You are the Joy of mine and your daddy's lives!!!!!
Growing, Growing, Growing...........................

115 comments:

Rush Family said...

She is a doll!

God is good!

Sarah said...

She's getting so big! Wish my little 4 month old would like riding in the car! We hardly ever get out because he hates it so much! She is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

She is precious!

Michelle said...

Happy 4 months! Man how time flies. She is such a sweet girl!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Precious!

Tara G. said...

My husband always said that our youngest looked at him like he was "so dreamy!" She's precious!

Michelle said...

Kelly, thank you for sharing this! Not only because Harper is absolutely precious, but because I have a 4 month old daughter in Taiwan waiting for the courts to finalize her adoption (born 1/4/09) and it's great to see what she might be doing these days. :)

Michelle

Momofgirls said...

With each month, that little angel gets even prettier! I am so glad you are home with her and soaking in each moment of motherhood. What a blessing!
I just told my husband last night how thankful I am that I can be home. (and mine are in school all day too, but I get lots of phone calls and run to the school with the "forgot to tell you I need.....goodies for my small group TODAY!" don't tell, but I LOVE that!

Lara said...

gorgeous!!!

I love how you are doing this!! I will be doing this for my daughter (born 05/05/09!) and wish I had for my son!!

Seabolt said...

Wow - 4 months. She is too cute.

Thanks for your comment on my blog...I appreciate it.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Happy 4 months, Harper! You are such a precious angel!
Thanks for sharing her with us, Kelly! You're doing a great job!!

Chari said...

I love reading the monthly milestones! Mine is 9 months old today!

Have you measured Harper to see how long she is now?

Judy said...

Having a baby awake all night long can be very tiring and frustrating. I went through that with both my son and daughter but I had a friend put it all in perspective with me. She told me that she always spent those hours praying for other mother's around the world without the same comforts we enjoy. The moms with no glider rocker, or binkies, or formula, or blogs, or pediatricians or even electricity. So I ended up spending many nights praying for those moms. Praying that their children would live as I willed mine to go to sleep :)

Kim said...

Harper is too cute! And I promise it only gets better!

Beth said...

My daughter said that Gracie started the screechy kind of talk too and she just rolled from tummy to back and is getting close the rolling the other way! It's fun to see how close they are in what they each do.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

OMG! You have me in tears. I am so emotional right now-my sweet baby Cillian is about to turn 1 on June 2. I am in the midst of party planning and crying every other second. I cryed the other day when I was trying on dresses --the saleslady didn't know what to do!!!

Katie said...

she is SO adorable! And is such a beautiful baby :)

TriciaNae said...

Happy 4 months Harper!! She is SO cute in the little denim skirt. Stylin!!!

midnight macaroons said...

She's adorable and is getting so big. Precious baby girl.

Reina Danielle said...

Yay, happy 4 months, Harper!


I always remember her "monthly birthdays" because my youngest daughter was born exactly a month after Harper...so she's 3 months old today :)


I was going to put that exact skirt on her today for her 3 month pics!!! From Wal-mart...it's adorable.

number17cherrytreelane said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! Congrats!

Laurie said...

I can really tell she is growing and changing! I love being with her!

dogmom said...

It's hard to believe she is
4 months already! They do grow fast; enjoy every minute with her!
I love her little jean skirt she is wearing with her 'Harper' shirt. She is such a doll!
God Bless!

Mommy of 2 in Massachusetts

Those Crazy Clarks!!! said...

This is where the fun really starts. Babies are so cute when they are little tiny. But they are so darn fun as they get older. My babies are 5,8&10 now.
:(
So I am really enjoying watching your baby.

Following Him said...

Happy FOUR months Harper...you are such a sweetheart!
~Elyse

Lindsey said...

Happy 4 months! She is precious!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Such a little love! I can't believe its been four months already!!

Missy said...

Happy 4 Months Harper! Such a beautiful, fun, sweet age. I miss babies lol. Enjoy each and every milestone, before you know it they will be driving like mine..yikes

life with the wisners said...

So...there is nothing I love more than a baby in a denim skirt. Well, there are. But it is at the top of my list.

Darling.

julie & joe said...

Harper's getting to be such a big girl! So beautiful!!!

Melanieshea said...

Oh, she is beautiful!!!! And growing SOOO fast! Happy 4 month birthday! :o)

Jenna said...

What a precious babe!!!!!

bethany said...

Happy 4 months Harper Girl!
Kelly, she is getting so big! I love reading your blog and watching as Harper grows!

Tins and Treasures said...

Wow...she can sit so well now! Enjoy every moment. You will see on my Mother's Day post how fast those little girls do grow up!!

Jennifer said...

Happy 4 Month, Harper! You have really gotten tall this month! And you are as CUTE as ever! I think you might be growing too fast!!
Oh, and way to sleep 5 hours last night! I know your momma was very happy!:)

Jacquie said...

Harper's really growing now!! She looks so much older between the 3 month and 4 month photo.

I love reading about all she's doing. You'll be so glad you're keeping notes... and you'll look back as she gets older and see how many of her traits remain the same. Lucky her for being a morning person!! I wish I was.

burgmom said...

I can't believe she is 4 months already. Wow. Enjoy every moment,they grow up so fast.

Laura said...

I was just reading again your blogs from the time right after Harper was born up until you brought her home from the hospital. Look at her now...what a healthy, happy and beautiful sweet princess she is. Kelly, thank you for writing of your life with Harper. You are such a loving, sweet Mama with such a beautiful heart. It is people like you that make the world a better place. I wish I could invite you and Harper over for a vanilla coke, but I don't think Harper loves the car so much that she wants to drive all the way to Michigan!! Thank you for being who you are and don't ever stop!! xoxo

noahandlylasmommi said...

what a cutie :0)

Jennifer said...

She is such a little doll. I love seeing pictures of her! My daughter loves to see all of her big flower & big bows that she wears.

Taylor said...

She is so precious!

A mom and one princess said...

So precious!

~Holly~ said...

Harper is absolutely adorable and I love, love, love how much you LOVE your daughter!!! :) The pics at the end are precious!

Lana said...

Harper is growing! :) Awww! I loved reading what she's doing now at this age. Too sweet!

Taylor said...

She is just too sweet and I can't believe it's already been 4 months!! Isn't it crazy how fast time goes and that you probably don't even really remember what it was like before her!!

She's absolutely beautiful!!!

Amber said...

This is SUCH a great idea. I was almost in tears as I read through all of this, feeling sad that I wish I would've done it for my girls. I SO wish I had all of these details every month for my girls.

I'm gonna start now. I write some stuff down, but not lately, and not all the little details I so want to hold on to.

Harper is just precious!! I guess no passing down clothes & stuff for you, huh?? ;)

Kristy K said...

Kelly, I love your blog! I found you when Harper was first born and everyone on the Internet was praying for her and I've stuck around because you guys are such a sweet family! Harper is adorable and so blessed to have such a good mommy!

You mentioned Harper's blowouts at night. When my kids were having those, I put them in a size larger diaper just for that time. (like if I knew they usually had a nightime blowout, I'd put them in a size 3 at night, instead of the size 2 they were wearing during the day). That usually did the trick... maybe it will save you from some dirty laundry :).

I know God has great things in store for Harper and for your family!

McFarland Family said...

God is sooo Good!! Please let us all in on how in the world you function throughout the day only getting a VERY small amount of sleep at night. I am praying H starts sleeping for you!

Val, Mike and Brax said...

your comment about missing it when she sleeps thru the nite.... you will! as much as i wanted to sleep, i truly missed our nightly "dates" when my son started sleeping thru the nite. especially when he slept thru the last feeding he was hanging on to-at about 5 am--he would go back to sleep and i'd get ready for the day-it was a great way for me to wake up!
i love watching harper grow...

The Reeds said...

HI! I don't know how I happened on your blog (I think it's the show us where you live thing that was linked to a running blog I follow).
Anywho!
Just wanted to let you know that I've added you to my blog roll and will be officially blurking (blog lurking?), blolling (blog rolling?), or blalking (blog stalking?).. Maybe I will just stick with "following" your blog.

Thanks!
Georgia

Ashley said...

I am just in love, she is such a special little angel! Beautiful! Hope you are having a fabulous Saturday! Happy 4 month!! ;)

Myra said...

Kelly, I loved reading this post especially since my little guy is just 3 days older than Harper...they have SO many similarities!! Being a SAHM is such a gift!

b. said...

i cant believe its been 4 months already!

kelly, if anyone knows a miracle you do!

i am currently needing a miracle and i am looking for any sisters in Christ that will pray for me..

please visit my blog and bring any sisters over with you.

Thank you and God bless you and your beautiful family!

Robin said...

happy 4 months to Harper! So precious! Caleb likes to grab onto my hair too, I find strands in his little fists all day long! I didn't know you are putting her in the nursery. Maybe they can play together tomorrow!

Michelle said...

Happy 4th month Harper....Enjoy this time for it goes by so quickly !!

The Clark Family Blog said...

Kelly-She is beautiful and what a happy baby! I know we as mom's get plenty of advice which you didn't ask for but I just wanted to offer up. You mentioned in your post that you watch tv, internet or pray when you are up with Harper at night. Do you think this stimulates her at all? When our little one was up through the night we wouldn't turn on any lights, we would feed her in the room, change her diaper and put her right back down. Around 12 weeks she was sleeping 8-9 hours at night. I know each child is different but I would try my best to just keep everything at night dark and quiet so there is little to no stimulation. Good Luck!

jmmyndlnd said...

I just started reading your blog when Harper was in the hospital, she is getting sooooooo big and just such a doll, I bet you are just so proud of her.

Kerrie said...

Oh my! She has changed so much in the last month! She is so beautiful - please give her extra hugs and kisses for me :)

Todd and Courtney said...

Happy 4 months!! You are doing such a wonderful job Kelly! Harper is a blessed little girl! I stay at home too, with my 6 month old, and LOVE it!

Becca said...

What a little cutie! She is getting SO SO big! :-)

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

She is getting so big! I love all the pics you take! I know you will be so glad you have those- when she gets older :-)

Claire said...

I love these posts! Congratulations on four months! :-)

Cxx

Buttercup said...

Harper gets cuter every month. Thanks so much for sharing these sweet pictures.

Happiness Is... said...

She is precious!

Lynn said...

Happy 4 months, Harper!! =) She is just growing so big and more precous!! I think it's wonderful how you log what she's doing and the strides she's making each month. She'll appreciate it when she's old enough!!!

Thank you for sharing her!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jordan said...

I can't believe she's already 4 months old! She's so precious =]

Genesis said...

Ahh...beautiful. Such a gorgeous little girl. Love reading her updates, Kelly! Thanks for sharing with all of us "strangers"!

Jennifer said...

Look how much she has grown! She's just beautiful!

Flip-flop Mama said...

She is SO CUTE!

Heather said...

oh my goodness! Not only is she SOOOO cute...but 4 months? Already?!?? It just FLIES, I tell you! I will be holding my baby girl in less that 48 hours and seeing this little cutie makes me SOOO excited!
Thanks for praying for me!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

She is such a cute little sweetie! I love seeing the updates and pictures!

I made your Swiss Stuffing Chicken this week and my family loved it!!! I love your recipes!!! Keep sharing!!!

Courtney said...

I can't believe how much she continues to grow. I love reading about all the things that she is doing!

Our Family said...

Happy 4 months little Harper!! I love the series photos showing how she's changed from month to month. You can see such a drastic growth from month 1&2 to month 4. She just seems really alert and happy. God Bless!!!

Jenny said...

She is getting so big! Four months is such a fun age! Enjoy each and every moment!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a cutie!!

tam7777 said...

she is a sweetie

Lea Ann said...

Harper is such a beautiful girl!

KinaBolina said...

You can really start to see her personality coming out, it's so fascinating to watch little ones turn into the children by God's handiwork.
xoxo Caroline

Priscilla said...

Harper is definetly a doll! She is getting so big. Enjoy her while she is so small, they grow wayyy too fast!!! I love all your house pictures, your house is beautiful and looks like a model home! Have a great weekend.

Sonya said...

she is so cute! and getting so big.

Mary said...

four months...wow! she just gets cuter

Kari said...

Aww..she is growing so much! I didn't think our girls were so close in age...Audrey will be 4 months on June 8th! And, I love that she is soo happy in the morning, so is Audrey!!? WHERE DID she come from!? BC, I am certainly NO morning person! haha I love your monthly posts to Harper..and the pictures!!

Sarah said...

Harper is such a cutie! Quick question - I know that you said you love magazines. I am pregnant with my first and was wondering what, if any, parenting magazines you subscribe to?

Thanks!
Sarah

Melanie said...

Hi Kelly. My friend and are active Kelly's Korner Blog readers. I just wanted to say that I have a daughter who is 3 days older that Harper. Her name is Zoe. It is neat to follow Harper since they are the same age. They are similar in their development. I am working on getting Zoe to sleep through the night too. She gets up at 1:30 and 5:30. I am so ready for her to sleep through the night, but I will do anything for her... even getting up in the middle of the night. I just want to wish you lots of luck and you see like a wonderful mother. We are lucky to have such wonderful daughters!Feel free to check out my blog and see my Zoe! http://picturecrazymomma.blogspot.com/

Mandi said...

I remember the pterodactyl screeches...fun, fun! You were so smart to take her monthly pictures in her crib. It gets really difficult to keep them safe and still anywhere that isn't confined once they become mobile! :)

Happy 4 months, Harper!!!

Cindy Lou said...

OMGoodness she is just so precious!

Three Against One said...

I love how you took pictures of her every month, they change so quickly. My oldest turned 4 today and looking back at pictures of her from when she was born until now brings tears to my eyes. They just grow to darn fast.

PamperingBeki said...

Awww, Happy 4 month birthday to the big girl!

KK said...

She is so precious. So many answered prayers.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Karen (KayKay) said...

She is at one of my favorite ages! I love when they are so smiley and cooey and sweet and aware of everything going on around them.

~the mccrarys~ said...

so cute! i hope she gets to sleeping more for ya soon!

Jen said...

Happy 4 month Birthday Sweet Harper!!!

I don't know why but reading this post got me all teary eyed. I think because I remember all that you went through after she was born, and to see her doing so great now. What a blessing!!

Thank you so much for sharing your sweet little girl with us all.

Sallie said...

Kelly, I have enjoyed your blog so much. Discovered it through a friend when Harper was in the hospital, and what a joy to see how well she is doing! Love how you record each month. What a treasure that will be...well, your whole blog will be a treasure someday. Mine are 27 and 21, but wish I could go back and do that!
I'm saving your ideas for MY grandchildren!

Michele said...

Harper is just so cute. Hard to believe she's ever not happy because she always looks so happy in her pictures. I have a question...how do you make these collage pictures? I want to do one of my 3 kids, each at 3 months, so I can compare the newest baby to the two older kids. Thanks!

Lauren Kelly said...

WOW!! You can really see the difference, she's getting soooo big!! Love her and all her cuteness!! :)

The Regina's said...

They grow too fast, don't they?! She's an angel!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

What a joy!

I love the monthy pix. I am so glad you posted that!~

~Julie

asplashofsunshine said...

STOP IT! Her cuteness makes every other child seem ordinary. :) She is absolutely gorgeous, and such a gift.

Curlyqfun said...

Oh my gosh she is growing so fast!! I love the 4pics all together - you can really tell the difference.

Lynn said...

Happy 4 month birthday, little one!
Am here praying!
Psalms 56:3-4 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Prayer BearsMy email address

dogmom said...

Kelly~
I have something to send to you and Harper:o) What address can I send it to?

Thanks and Harper is such a cutie pie!!
My e-mail address is:
dogmom.ms@gmail.com

Father's Grace Ministries said...

What a be-yew-tiful picture of Harper! Harper is about 1/2 a month younger than our twin little boys, Zachary and Christopher, but since they were delivered a month premmie, it kind of evens out. They like looking at Harper on the computer screen with me sometimes.
Claire

Luv a Bargain Sherri said...

Happy 4 months Harper! Her eyes look so big and bright:) It is so amazing how much they learn in the next few months. It seems like daily they are discovering something new that they can do.

Amanda said...

Kelly-I Love your blog. Harper is beautiful!

Lianna Knight said...

Miracles DO happen :) She is so precious Kelly!

Amanda said...

Just saw your status on facebook!!!! Yay for Harper (and her mommy!)!!!!! Happy 4 months Harper! You are such a precious miracle!

Bethany said...

Wow, how is she 4 months already! Happy 4 months, Harper!!! She's getting so big :)

mrosev14 said...

Look how big she is! She looks like such a tiny baby until I saw the collage of her 1, 2, 3 month pictures with her new one and wow! She's grown!

Katy said...

LOVE the denim skirt! She is getting so big. I can't believe the change and to have these pictures is so awesome. Wish I'd done it with mine....

Thanks for sharing!
~Kate

Harris Family said...

She keeps getting prettier and prettier! I love reading all that she is doing and seeing what we have to look forward to in the next couple of months! I know you are having a blast with her!

Krystal said...

That picture of Harper looking in the mirror might be one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Love your blog...keep going girl! :)

mrs shortcake said...

Look at her grow! She's so big and beautiful!

Moms On The Go said...

I love your blog, what a great idea to keep track of your lil ones growth on here. I am now following you, can't wait to read more:)

Jen said...

WOW!! She really filled out in the last month! What a cutie-pa-tootie!!! :) Thanks for the comparison pics...they grow so fast, don't they? :)

Emily said...

Just to let you know, Huggies makes overnight diapers that work really well. Size 3 is the smallest they make but they worked fine for my little guy when he was still in size 2's.