Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Piper- 15 Months





















Piper has done so much in the last 3 months! She started officially walking between 13-14 months & took off. Once she made up her mind it was happening & she basically runs everywhere now! She is starting to turn into a daddies girl (but no worries mom is still the best ;) ). She can eat alllllll day long. Snacks are her very favorite as are lazy days at home where she can snack all day ;) She LOVED Christmas this year. We celebrated with my sister's fam & my mom on the morning of the 24th. Then went and saw some of Sean's family before coming home. Christmas Eve night we gave P a Christmas Eve box with new jammies & a Christmas movie.In the future we will include stuff for making cookies for Santa in this box :) Christmas morning we woke up & had Christmas with just us & it was so nice! I love my little family so much and I'm so glad we took the time to record Piper opening her presents so we can look back on it in the years to come. 

weight: 21.8 pounds. right at 50th percentile

length: 30 inches, 25th percentile

diaper size: Size 5

clothing size: Still some 12 month but definitely moving into 18 month only

 
nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, etc etc 

health: Piper graduated from Physical Therapy in December! So proud of her and all the hard work she did to overcome her torticollis! Currently her health is in the pits :( went to the dr Wednesday last week for a possible ear infection to discover her poor ear drum on her left side had ruptured :( Did drops for 5 days. Went back for 15 month check up and ears not doing any better so now we're on drops for both ears for 10 days + amoxicillian to dry up her snottiness which is causing the ear problems! They checked her anemia levels again and they've improved but still not as high and it needs to be so we will continue to work on that & they will check again at 18 month visit!

sleep: Good! Been sleeping through the night for months now. Occasionally she wakes up at 4 randomly but overall is a great sleeper these days!

diet: snacks snacks snacks! Jk (sorta). No milk allergy for this girl! Banana's are her absolute favorite lately & fruit snacks.  She literally lights up when she sees the fruit snack package. She is open to trying new foods at dinner but also has some trusty favorites for when the new things flop. Also, we've introduced a few new sippy cups & she is so funny! Anytime she gets a new cup she thinks she is the *coolest* kid everrr. She's been using a miracle 360 cup for a few months. This weekend we introduced a straw cup and she loved it. Plan to slowly move away from her traditional soft spout sippies & just use staw cups or miracle 360s.

likes: Snacks, Little Baby Bum, playing with all her Christmas presents, going bye bye, going to school, clapping, etc. This girl is still one of the happiest people I've ever been around and I pray nothing ever takes away her wonderful spirit!

dislikes: Ear drops :(

milestones: Piper has 6 teeth now! (bottom front 2, top front 2, & 1 on each side on the top in the back). She runs, can follow simple directions (lets go change your diaper, bring me this, come here, etc), & still thinks being told no is the funniest thing ever (the sass is real y'all). She can say mama, dada, bye bye, cat, more, uh oh, oh yeah, & more that I'm sure just aren't coming to me right now lol. Daycare taught her to high five and blow kisses! I'm sure she'll learn more fun things this month too :) She can climb her slide (both on the stairs & on the actual slide lol), get in & out of her car, & get into any/everything.

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Piper- ONE YEAR










I'm late to posting... what else is new? But I still can't believe my baby is one!! This year was definitely the fastest of my life. Everyday Piper brings so much joy to our lives. Lazy days at home are the best & we could play in our playroom for hours on hours. 

weight: 20 lbs

length: 28 3/4

diaper size: Switched to Luvs and our blowouts have disappeared! We went back down to 4s but will buy 5s next time cause we're starting to leak at night again

clothing size: 12 month

nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, PP (even though everyone hates it hahaha) etc etc 

health: Still doing PT. Also found out she's slightly anemic so we will be pushing foods with iron. She will be checked again at 15 month checkup.

sleep: Good! I was worried when we went out of town for a few days last week it would take a hit but she did great! Even slept in a little (8) this weekend!

diet: Still loves eating everything! We haven't taken her off formula just yet, but are doing half/half milk & formula.

likes: books, playing, little baby bum, swinging, snacks, people watching, etc etc. Girl likes pretty much everything haha

dislikes: after being an awesome medicine taker, she decided last week she hates medicine and fights me now lol

milestones: 2nd tooth, says mama, dada, uh oh, nana, & no. sometimes will say yum yum (nom nom lol). waves bye (finally, little stinker haha), gives kisses when you ask.

things we have done in the last month: celebrated Audi's 5th birthday, took family pics, went to the pumpkin patch, went on a mini vacation to Great Wolf Lodge

Thanks for keeping up with Piper the last year!! <3

Monday, September 18, 2017

Piper- ELEVEN Months






weight: I keep meaning to check but then I forget lol

length: Longgg. We wore a dress to church yesterday that let everyone see our bloomers the whole time lol #momfail

diaper size: Size 5

clothing size: 9 month & some 12 month

nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, etc etc 

health: Still doing PT.

sleep: Good! Been sleeping through the night for about the past month. Occasionally will wake up but puts herself back to sleep with a bottle. Still wakes up so happy in the morning. The first thing she does when she sits up is claps :)

diet: loves her some food! We think she might have a slight milk allergy though because yogurt tore her up last week! She can have some dairy though so maybe it'll be something she'll outgrow. 

likes: Feeding the dogs (her food lol), snacks, tv!

dislikes: I wouldn't say theres any new dislikes. P is very willful so basically just if she feels like she should be getting to do something and shes not she will get mad about it haha

milestones: 1st tooth came through! Also, finally saying Mama! Cruises along furniture and is a pro at her walking toy/speedy little crawler.

things we have done in the last month: Celebrated Evan's 5th birthday! Made a playroom at the house for P, went to her first football game, took 1 year photos, found out we will be getting a new BFF named DEAN in January :) & survived her first rhea lana's shopping experience ;)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Piper- TEN Months





How in the world is it possible this sweet girl is 10 months old already?? Everyday she looks & acts more like a toddler than a baby. She is fearless & her joy is infectious. Even when she is being a stinker you can't help but laugh at her! Soon we will have a one year old but this mommy is going to savor the last moments of babyhood while she can!

weight: pushing 19 pounds I think

length: Probably close to 28 inches. Girl has some long legs.

diaper size: Size 4 

clothing size: 9 month

nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, etc etc 

health: Still doing PT. Also, she's on an antibiotic currently for a sinus infection but it's not slowing her down! 

sleep: Good. Usually sleeps through the night, but if she wakes up I can typically just go give her the bottle and she will feed herself in her crib and go back to sleep. We've figured out this summer that she sleeps better when her room is colder (as does mommy) so that's been helpful.

diet: Still takes formula with breakfast, sometimes lunch, an afternoon snack, & at bedtime, but only the bedtime one is in a bottle. The rest is from a sippy. Girl is loving some food! Rarely wants baby food anymore because she is a big girl and wants big girl food! Daycare has started giving her whatever they have for lunch and at home we've introduced chef boyardee meals (beefaroni, spaghettios, etc) & vienna sausages (gag!). Snack time is still her favorite & she'd probably snack all day if we'd let her. At home we give her yogurt melts, puffs, & baby cheetos but she eats anything at daycare from vanilla wafers to crackers, to puffcorn.

likes: Her toys, snacks, & all her animals!

dislikes: Mom's dog LOL & not being able to move/go where she wants. Girl is always on the move these days.

milestones: Crawls everywhereeee. Loves to pull up & walk with her push walker toy. Learning to stand without holding on to anything. Jabbers all the time. Dada is becoming a favorite as is Hi but she still just laughs when I try to get her to say Mama. She knows what no-no means but likes to push her limits ;)

things we have done in the last month: Celebrated Isaac's 3rd birthday & tried cake there for the first time! It was a big hit and I can't wait till we do her smash cake photos! Went to the park for the first time. 1st VBS!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An Ode to Liane Moriarty


SURPRISE! It's a blog post about books instead of Piper! Who knew I remembered how to do this anymore... crazy times!

But for real. Since April I've been reading one particular author, Liane Moriarty, whenever I had the chance, aka whenever the books became available at the library. I LOVE them. I love her writing style, the characters, the story lines, etc etc. So I've decided to rank her books in order of my favorites :) The title's are hyperlinks to the goodreads page for each book.

1. What Alice Forgot
2. 3 Wishes
3. Big Little Lies
4. The Last Anniversary
5. The Husband's Secret
6. Truly Madly Guilty 
7. The Hypnoist Love Story

Ranking them was pretty hard because I genuienly really like all of the books, esp the top 5. The Hypnotist Love Story just seemed to drag on to me and Truly Madly Guilty had way too slow of a start for my taste. 
  
I think I liked What Alice Forgot the most because Alice has amnesia and believes herself to be pregnant with her first child. I read this when Piper was about 6 months old so I could relate to all the pregnancy thoughts, fears, excitement, etc because it was all still so fresh for me. 

Big Little Lies almost beat out 3 Wishes for the number two spot because its story line is fantastic and there are so many twists and turns, but in the end I loved the triplet sisters that starred in 3 wishes too much to knock them down to third. 

I will say one thing to know going into her books is that they are all set in Australia. It took the first book for me to adjust to the difference because of this and then I stopped noticing it.   

If you are looking for a new book or author to read I highly recommend Liane Moriarty! Her books are all standalone so you can read them in whatever order you prefer. I promise you will not be disappointed! She is one of the best, if not the best, authors I've ever read at connecting so many different characters and story lines in so many different ways. I would bet if I went back and reread the books I would find new connections I missed the first go around.  

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Piper- NINE Months


 
excited because she saw the cat

crawling to mommy


weight: 17.13 pounds! y'all I swear she feels so much heavier! lol  

length: 27 1/2 inches long. She's all legs! 

diaper size: Size 4 

clothing size: 6/ 6-9/ 9 

nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, etc etc 

health: Doing so well! We are currently on a 2 week break from PT to see her progress with talks of graduating out at the end of the 2 weeks or a month or so after! So proud of P! She's been kinda snotty and wheezy for the last week or so but her Dr. thinks allergies because her chest and ears are clear its all just in her nose.  

sleep: Sleeps through the night... when she wants to lol The problem lately is she sits herself up as soon as she wakes up so she thinks its playtime regardless of if it's at night or not. Before we lowered her crib I was more worried but now that her crib is all the way lowered I'm going to try just letting her play and seeing if she puts herself back to sleep 

diet: Soy formula, baby food of all kinds (veggies, fruits, and meats), puffs, and now the freeze-dried yogurt dot things. She likes to gnaw on table food like bread and pretzels but doesn't like chunks in her baby food just yet.  

likes: Her v-tech book toy, food, being held/snuggling, her animals, mommy & daddy! 

dislikes: being put down lol someone is a bit spoiled 

milestones: Crawls!! Pulls up, can say dada (but not intentionally haha), feeds herself both bottle (finally lol) and snacks 

things we have done in the last month: We had a busy month! We went to Aubrey's 9th birthday party & celebrated with her on her actual birthday too!

 
first Father's Day

 

Swam in our pool for the first time! 
 
had our first yard sale


 
 went to Michelle's wedding

 
Helped Aunt Vally & Uncle Nae Nae move

  1st 4th of July