Harper’s 15 month update is way late…but I love documenting her progress each month and sharing all of the new things she’s up to.
The days of Harper crying when I leave her class are over. Now, she happily runs inside and is all “see ya, mom.”She just loves her little class, her teachers and her friends. She’s learning so much every day and I’m always surprised by new things she’s doing. The other day I was singing “twinkle twinkle little star” to her like I often do, and suddenly she put her arms up in the air and started making little “twinkling” movements with her hands as I sang. Sure enough, the theme of the week in their curriculum (we get a curriculum emailed to us each week) was shapes, and they used that song when they were learning about stars. It was just so sweet and unexpected when she did it. Love those moments. The next day she used her arms to make a rolling motion for “wheels on the bus.” Too. much. cute.
She’s up to so much these days that I’ve started to keep a list on my iPhone so I can remember everything for these monthly posts.
Something I’ve struggled a lot with this month with feeling overwhelmed that some nights that I don’t feel I get enough time with Harper. Traffic has been terrible and it’s definitely gotten me down more than a few times. I’ve started having my husband pick up Harper from daycare most days because it helps to shorten my commute a bit when I don’t have to stop. I really love picking her up and seeing her notice me when I walk into her class, but I think Kevin getting her brings us all a little more sanity.
I can barely get photos of this little lady anymore. Our upcoming family photos are sure to be a disaster with the way this girl won’t stop for a moment! I’ve all but given up and I’m sharing some iPhone photos in thist post because they capture some sweet moments.
Height + Weight:
Harper had her 15 month appointment two weeks ago! She weighs 25 lbs which puts her in the 92nd percentile for weight. She’s in the 53rd percentile for height (31.5 inches) and the 61st percentile for head circumference (18.1 inches). She is still wearing size 4 diapers.
Can point/touch every area of her face and body when we ask “where is your head? where are your eyes? where is your belly button? touch your feet! etc)
Kisses pages of a book when she likes what is on the page
Can correctly identify/point to items on a page 90% of the time when asked (where is the pig? where is the ball? where is the duck?)
Love to share sips of my water from the big Starbucks cup
Imitates everything, gives high fives
Still loves books and being read to, loves pointing at the “wild things” in “where the wild things are”—she just wants to go to those pages. My little weirdo.
“Dances” with her doll (makes her doll dance by holding her arms and moving her around), still loves tea parties and giving all of her stuffed animals zips of tea
Loves dance parties— I play music and pick her up and we dance like fools in the living room
Can sign “more,” “milk,” “eat,” and “all done.” Please note these are all food related. Go-figure
Tried peanut butter and shrimp for the first time this month
Learned to blow kisses and use her finger to make a funny sound with her lips (my mom taught her on FaceTime)
Loves FaceTiming with grandma—huge grin as soon as my mom pops up on the screen and she’s totally engaged with her, it’s so sweet!
When feeding herself with a spoon (working on it), throws a FIT if you try to help. She wants to do it by herself, folks. She actually hysterically cried as though I was hurting her when I tried to help. Oh boy!
Throws arms up for “hooray!” and “up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky”
Does the actions for “itsy bitsy spider,” “wheels on the bus,” “if you’re happy and you know it” and “twinkle, twinkle.” She will start doing the actions when she wants me to sing the song too!
Can say mama, dada, woof woof, quack quack, moooo, something that sounds like apple, up, NO, uh-oh! more…and a few other things I can’t understand. She also said bubble and purple recently. She says “wawa” for water, too.
Nods her head yes and shakes it no. She loves shaking her head yes lately. “Do you love mama?” (shakes head) ha.
Still HATES having her diaper changed most of the time. I try to tell her how it’s better than sitting in your own poop, but I don’t know that she’s fully on board. My mom keeps telling me to buy a potty to “let her practice.” In Slovakia, where my mom grew up (and where I was born), they potty tain babies very young so I guess it’s a cultural thing.
Harper is still absolutely frantic about food. She stands in front of the fridge and screams/cries regularly, even if she’s just eaten. Doesn’t want anyone else to eat if she’s not eating. Tries to eat your food when she’s done hers. Bottom line: girl likes to eat. Any other mamas with babies who are frantic about food? She has been this way since she was an infant when she was bottle fed her breastmilk. The moment she saw the bottle she would flip out until it was in her mouth and sometimes when she finished it she would scream, even though I knew she was satisfied (if I tried to feed her more, she would spit it all up).
Thanks for reading!