I hate to type out the words I'm about to type for fearing of jinxing myself but we are 4 days from turning 6 months and many people have told me that is the "Magic Age" and I'm very prone to think they are correct!
I feel like a switch has been suddenly flipped. For the last few days - Harper has just been a new child. She rarely fusses, she slept 12 hours and only woke up once Friday night and slept well last night also. She smiles constantly and has just been so easy.
Last night our Sunday School class had a going away party for our friends who are moving to NC. (They are moving to Charlotte for all of you who have asked). It was a lot of fun but a party OUTSIDE in July when it is 95 at 6:00 is not exactly the best recipe. We were all sweating a TON!
Ginger and her baby Kade with Isabel. It was really miserable outside but we enjoyed visiting.
I didn't get a lot of pictures. I was too busy fanning myself and carrying Harper but I did sneak one of Wells and his momma.
My friend Rachel's husband and two cute red headed boys. They are so precious. She is expecting a third in Feb and I'm hoping for a cute little girl! (But 3 boys would be the BEST!)
Harper did SO good at the party. We had planned to only stay about 30 minutes because we figured she would have a complete meltdown but she didn't hardly fuss at all. She just looked around and when we got her in the car around 8:30 she just crashed - bless her heart.
I had wondered if the happiness would carry on to the church nursery this morning............
Well - look what they got her to do? When I went to pick her up - she had been sucking on a paci!!!!! And she continued to suck on it all through Sunday School and lunch!!! I had given up trying but apparently 6 months is when she finally decided to give in. I can't get over it!
We actually went out to eat lunch with our friends after church which is something we haven't done in 6 months but we thought we could make it and Harper was absolutely PERFECT. Just sat and sucked on her paci and didn't make a peep.
We took a few pictures of her when we got home in her sweet little blue smocked dress. I want her to stay this way forever. I was looking at pictures of her last night of when we first got home from the hospital and how little she was and I can't believe how much she has grown and changed. She is the best thing that EVER happened to me. I can't stop thanking God for loving me enough to allow me to be her mother.
She went down for a nap and when she gets up - we are headed to Target to get some more of those paci's and a few more supplies for our trip to the Big D tomorrow. I can't wait to share her with my family in Texas. (I would LOVE to meet so many of you who are in DFW area but we are going to be on a whirlwind trip and I don't think there is time but maybe next time!!! )
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