It's official, Harper isn't listening to us. We have been telling her for months now to stop getting older and stay this age forever....but, she's not listening! She's growing up before our very eyes. She's getting teeth (two now) and her beautiful strawberry-blonde hair is getting longer every day. Her legs are getting longer (and chubbier), her hands are bigger and becoming more and more coordinated and she's even outgrowing clothes. She's not going to be a baby much longer. Though she's still army-crawling, dragging her belly along the floor, she's starting to push up on her hands and knees and even pull herself up onto furniture. She has also been working on getting from sitting to belly and back up again, over and over. She's become more independent and trusting of strangers which has been great for me. I'm able to leave her in the church nursery or with Grandma or Dad for a couple hours now. Though she's still nursing often, she eats two "meals" a day of oatmeal, puffs, cheerios and some sort of fruit. We finally met with a pediatric allergist last week (per my request) who tested her for 14 different food allergies (scratch test on her little back) and only showed a significant reaction to pecan. I'm worried, however, about how accurate this test was and worried that they didn't test for any environmental allergies. My "mommy gut" still tells me that she suffering from allergies of some form, but not quite sure what yet. The allergist basically said that she was too young to know for sure and suggested keeping a food journal to document reactions. Guess we'll just wait and see, but needless to say, will be avoiding ALL nuts. Overall, Harper seems happy and healthy! She still thinks her brother is the most amusing "toy" and laughs at him daily. She's still the happiest, sweetest, most laid-back baby in the world and brings so much joy to everyone who meets her. We love you, Harper Deane!
How sweet is that little face!!
Little Miss tutu - dressed for a friends bday party!
A french fry and beautiful picnic for her 10 month bday (Friday the 13th!).