It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come in four months. I remember giving birth like it was yesterday. Quietly praying that everything would be alright and in the end we would be blessed with a perfect little girl. Luckily, that was the case. In our eyes, Harper was perfect– cone head and all.
Today, it is hard to believe that my love for her has grown even more than when we first met her. In the beginning all babies do is take. I don’t mean for that to sound harsh, but moms, you know what I’m saying. YOU are up all hours of the day; feeding, changing, swaddling, loving, smiling. And you really don’t get much in return in terms of their recognition of you. Of course you love them unconditionally but sometimes, at least for me, it was hard to do all of these things with grace and a joyful heart as I was enduring what felt like hours of her screaming and not knowing how to help my little baby.
Today, it’s a different story. We are both so enamored with this little girl. She gives back in so many incredible ways. With the way she smiles, has “conversations” with us and tries to interject while we are talking with each other, rolls over, grabs toys, recognizes Ryan and I, loves music, and loves to stand up with our assistance. She’s such a happy-go-lucky baby. She has come a long way from what we saw in those early days. I love seeing this precious little girl and how she’s a combination of her father and I. We are truly blessed :)
Below is a picture of Miss H trying solids for the very first time. I had wanted to wait but due to her low weight gain her doctor recommended we try it now. I definitely think she’s a fan! Well, except when I try to take her spoon away :)