In this blog, I'll be frank. That's just how I'll be. Straight forward. Up front. Raw and real.
A couple girlfriends asked me to dish about pregnancy and being a new Mom; all the ups and downs. So, that's just what I'll do. :)
Here we go...
·WORDS galore!You say “Mama, Dadda, Yeah, Bye, Hi, All Done, Sasa (Sasha), Nana, Papa, Bopa (Grandpa)…
·You are moving and grooving! You are trying to get everywhere!You are learning to “run” with your crawling!You literally can move like nobody’s business on all fours.You transitioned from your perfected Army crawl to the up on all fours run-crawl.
·You are I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T!oh my goodness, are we in for it when you are bigger!You’ve already begun to stake your boundaries and let us know what/when/how you want our help, guidance and parenting.Oh child, this will be hard for you when you are older.
·Food fan! You are such a good eater.You are fully eating food now, both baby-food and grownup food.You haven’t quite tossed food over with disgust, but you are beginning to learn what you prefer… bananas and pears are some of your favorites.
·You now play with other kids.You enjoy watching and learning from other kids what they do, say and how they act.You are such an observer, it’s incredible how receptive you are to everything that is going on around you.
·Teething!You now have five.five teeth.The four middle are through and two on your right side (top and bottom) are there – but not fully in place.You’re slightly lopsided! JBecause of teething, everything is in your mouth!
·I am loving enjoying all of your first Fall things!The pumpkin patch, the apple orchard and Thanksgiving!I can’t believe a year ago we were impatiently waiting for you to make your arrival!My, how the year has changed us and our world.It is so much better to have you in it.
I am so thankful for you, Harper Kendall.I am in awe that God entrusted you in my arms.I pray that we would learn to love better, care more and be kinder from you.All I want, is to give you the life you deserve and need, to be a good mom and to raise a woman who is good.You bring such joy to everyone around you, even strangers at the mall or random places are blessed to just have met you.People constantly comment on how wonderful your smile and laughter are.You are my sun, brining life and light to everything you are a part of.I call you are healthy, whole, wise and happy.