Thursday, February 05, 2009

Harper Jane- 8 Months

So many changes this week....
Harper, your personality is really evolving. You are such a happier baby, lately.
In just the past few weeks you've said: Mama, DaDa, Audrey, Harper and Hi
You are just amazing! You can also wave while you're screaming "Hi!" at the top of your little lungs. Adorable. You continue to scoot around at a mind boggling pace. You're pulling up on furniture and even climbing a few things (Stop that!). Last week, I sat you in the grass for the first time ever. Here's a picture of it:
the little
One thing I wish you'd start doing is sleeping through the night. C'mon already!
I was being fingerprinted this afternoon (for my new job...I'll get to that later) and this woman overheard me telling the police officer that my baby doesn't like sleep. She told me to try putting some cereal in the last bottle of the evening. At this point, I'll try anything. So, I did and I guess we'll find out tonight if her little trick works. I have my doubts.

One of my favorite things you do is rest your head on my chest. I love it. Audrey only did that when she was sick. You do it whenever you're tired and it's the best.
The best feeling in the world is the weight of your baby's very small and very cute sleeping head upon your chest.
Right now, you have your first little cold: a bit of a fever and a runny nose. It's very sad, but you remain in high spirits, so I'm not too worried.

What I am a little worried about is leaving you with complete strangers when I start my new teaching job. I feel the same way about it as I felt with your sister. Albeit, she was significantly older when we left her with someone other than a family member.
I know it's the best decision for our family. I'm lucky to have found a job in these hard times.
I'll cry, I'm sure. I'll feel guilty, no doubt. And one thing is certain, your warm little body will feel extra specially sweet in my arms after a long day of work.

I will truly miss staying home with my kids and the kids of others.
her buddy
Audrey has made some really great (and I hope long-lasting) friends.

Luckily, both families are having a relatively easy time finding alternative care (it's always so very hard in the city). Everything seems to be falling into place which, in return, makes me feel better about my decision to go back to a "real" jobby job (Like watching 4 kids isn't a real jobby job).
And teaching? Well, I can't even think about that right now...

P.S. Her trick? Didn't work.