It’s Been A While…

Well, heeeeeyyyy!!! Long time, huh?  So… what is new?  A lot has happened in the last week or two.  Hopefully I can remember even half of it! First up, Harlow’s second birthday party!  It was an absolute blast.  Everyone had a great time, and she loves her new kitchen!  She has been playing with it nonstop since the party!

Some other things that have happened… we had Harlow’s 2 year checkup.  She’s doing great.  She’s 22lbs, 14oz (3rd percentile for weight) and 34in (60th percentile for height).  Again, the doctor says she’s skinny, but he’s not worried because she always has been, and she’s really healthy.  She’s far exceeding some of her physical and verbal milestones, which is fantastic. She’s a total fashionista.  She loves putting on her Cabbage Patch Doll’s shoes and picking out her own clothes & hair accessories!

Oh, the other exciting thing is that we’ve been off bottles now for 10 days!  It hasn’t been a total breeze, but it hasn’t been nearly as bad as I expected!  We’ve had three really rough nights, but other than those three, she has actually slept through the night on her own! At her doctor’s appointment, I mentioned that she still had one bottle per night, and he really put me on the spot by telling Harlow directly, three times, that she was too big for bottles and she was to have no more bottles!  I was really irritated at him at the time, (I felt like I had to act on it immediately or send her mixed signals about it) especially during our 3 hour nighttime ordeal, but it has gone over pretty well, and I realize now that I probably needed that push. I had a blank card laying around that had a picture of a Fairy on it, and wrote out a message from the Bottle Fairy about how the Bottle Fairy had been told by Harlow’s doctor that Harlow was a big girl and didn’t need her bottles anymore, so the Bottle Fairy was going to take them and give them to a baby who did need them.  Then (luckily) I had a stuffed giraffe (it is the kind that is filled partially with rice or something, and you can put it in the microwave to make it warm and cozy and fragrant) that I hadn’t given her yet, so I left that from the Bottle Fairy.

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So, basically, even after so much time away, there isn’t a lot of new stuff going on.  I think I mentioned we are looking for a new house, so we’ll be touring homes soon (today, actually) but… yeah.  That’s about it.  Aren’t you happy you are all caught up?  I’ll leave you with a couple of random photos, since I need to go get Harlow who has been jumping around in her crib for an hour instead of napping…  *sigh*  That girl… I wish I had 1/8th of her energy.

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Birdwatching at dinner.

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