Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Piper- EIGHT Months








weight: heavy lol I'd say maybe 18 pounds these days... maybe idk lol


length: She's pretty long! We don't go back to the dr till the end of July though so who knows.


diaper size: Size 3


clothing size: 3-6/6/6-9/9


nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, Piper Wiper, Booger Butt & Stinky Butt are new this month.... we're really working on her self esteem ;)


health: Allergies have been a constant this month but we can handle a runny nose lol


sleep: I was all prepared to write she sleeps through the night because she has all month... except for the last two nights :( She has reverted back to waking up twice every night! She hasn't done this since before Christmas really so really hoping it goes back away soon. Think it might be related to teething, but what do I know. I'm just making guesses in the dark here lol


diet: Soy formula, baby food of all kinds (veggies, fruits, and meats). We've tried puffs but she doesn't quite understand them lol will maybe start introducing table foods soon. My hesitation is making sure to stay away from milk products for awhile.

likes: mommy! lol we definitely went through the mommy clingy phase after vacation.


dislikes:The ocean! /cold water in general.

milestones: Crawls (army style ;)) backwards, reaches for you to be picked up, pulls to standing.


things we have done in the last month: 1st vacation & 1st plane ride! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Piper- SEVEN Months









weight: somewhere between 16-17 pounds


length: Idk.. long lol



diaper size: Size 3



clothing size: 3-6/6, fixing to try some 6-9 because Pipes is too long! also half her 3/6 month shorts cut off circulation in her chubby little thighs lol



nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, Piper Wiper



health: Been a good month. Snotty a lot of the time but seems to be clearing up (fingers crossed!)



sleep: Pipes has been sleeping around 11-12 hours a night! So thats been awesome. She doesn't make it every night but she still is a good enough sleeper for this mama. Except for this morning where she woke up at 4.... (please be a one time thing...)



diet: Soy formula plus all the gerber veggies and we've started introducing fruits. So far the only food she didn't care for was green beans and she thought apples were sour haha. Girl LOVES to eat though. She eats a 2.5 oz thing of food at daycare in the day and another one at home in the evening. Shes also still eating about 20-25 oz of formula a day.



baby gear love: Highchair/shopping cart cover! This thing has been getting it's money worth this month.




likes: Her walker, sucking her lips in and looking so funny, books, exploring any and everything within her reach, 



dislikes: Green beans. Doesn't love her frog seat anymore. She thinks she's a big kid now and doesn't like it!



milestones: Piper is 100% sitting up on her own and doing a fantastic job. Still really wants to crawl but not there just yet. She is a good scooter thought :)


things we have done in the last month: Mommy left us for 4 whole days! We also had our first mommy and Piper trip to Hot Springs without daddy to watch Aubrey's end of the year program. Piper also got her ears pierced this month!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Piper- SIX Months







How in the world is my sweet baby half a year old already?! Piper has such a goofy little personality! I can pretty much count on 1 hand the number of times shes had real good crys. She is just always so happy! We are so lucky and blessed to have such a sweet and easy baby. That being said, I do think little miss is going to have a flair for the dramatics ;) If I'm busy doing something and she decides she's ready to be picked up she doesn't cry or whine but rather squawks/yells at me like hey! I'm down here!


weight: We went to the Dr. last Saturday for some antibiotics for a nasty cough and weighed 15 pounds 12 ounces! Our 6 month appointment is at the end of this month. I'm betting P will be 16 pounds by then.

length: Somewhere around 25 inches I would guess.

diaper size: Size 2

clothing size: 3-6/6

nicknames: P, Pipes, Piper Roo, Piper Wiper which also sometimes leads into Piper Wiper Diaper lol

health: Had a nasty cough for much of this month, but it is going away now thank goodness! Glad Piper did not inherit allergies to antibiotics from me!

sleep: She has really started to get the hang of this sleep through the night stuff. She has been staying up later lately. She will usually go to bed between 7-8. She has had several stints of sleeping all night, but sometimes get up before 12 to eat again and go right back to sleep and then I wake her up at 7 to get ready for daycare :)

diet: Soy formula. We've also introduced squash and peas. She doesn't love it, but she tolerates it. We've found it helps if we add cereal to the baby food to make it thicker. She doesn't like it when it's runny. She liked the peas more than the squash. Probably because it was naturally thicker and didn't need any cereal added lol

baby gear love: We've introduced lots of new toys this month! Piper is loving her swing set, her walker, and her jumper!

baby gear hate: No hates this month!

likes: So many likes! This kid is SUCH a happy baby! Piper likes bathtime, swinging outside, jumping in her jumper, walking in her walker, watching tv, watching all her pets (she looks for them all the time!), and playing with her feet.

dislikes: PT lol she likes her therapist! But not the stretches.

milestones: Piper can mostly sit up on her own. Still really wants to crawl but hasn't quite figured out how to move her arms for that yet. So she ends up with her but in the air kind of scooting in a circle lol

things we have done in the last month: Went to our first wedding (congrats Kirst!), have tried squash and peas and planning on trying carrots this weekend, started sitting in a high chair at restaurants, 1st St. Patrick's Day.

Happy half year birthday sweet girl! I can't imagine life without you!  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Piper- FIVE months








weight: She was 14 pounds at last weigh in. I'd say around 14.5-15 now lol 

length: was 24.6 probably around the same. 

diaper size: Size 1 still works during the day but we have to sleep in size 2 or we leak

clothing size: 3-6. Mommy finally went shopping and no more too small 0-3! But it'd be super helpful if the weather would stay warm as most of our 3-6 is warm weather clothes

nicknames: P, Pipes, sweet girl, Piper Wiper which also sometimes leads into Piper Wiper Diaper lol

health: doing good! Piper goes to PT twice a week. We will re-evaluate in May to see if she will be done or need some more work. She has been doing great though and there is noticeable progress! Also, her dr does NOT think she will need to be recommended for a baby helmet! happy happy happy dance!

sleep: She is a good sleeper. Does she sleep through the night every night? No. But that's okay :) One thing she is great at is putting herself to sleep. We've never had to do anything specific for her. When she's tired just lay her down and she will chew on her fingers/stare intently at her monitor until she drifts off.

diet: Soy formula. Still trying to get the kid to give cereal a try lol might have to throw the towel in on it and just try other things.

baby gear love: Baby Breeza, Fisher Price seat, and her awesome convertible car seat!!

baby gear hate: We really didn't introduce anything new this month besides her car seat and that was a big success!

likes: Toys are a big hit this month! Still loves oball (though we had to replace her rattle one with just a regular one after the rattle ones were recalled!). She also loves crinkly books! Basically Piper's thought process to toys is this: Can I fit it in my mouth? Yes- I love it. No- I don't like it. This girl loves her some tv! It's become our Saturday morning routine for us to all sit down together and watch a movie. Sometimes Piper makes it through the whole thing, sometimes she needs a nap part way. Sean & I may or may not pause the movie for her ;) 

dislikes: Piper still does not care for her neck stretches, but that's a given.
milestones: Piper can roll from any side now and is doing good at sitting up on her own with just a little support! She really wants to crawl but hasn't quite figured it out yet I will be surprised if next month's milestone doesn't include her first tooth, but we shall see!

things we have done in the last month: First Valentine's Day, met our Aunt Cassidy for the first time, started PT, and lots of Wednesday night play dates with our BFFs Madelyn & Jasen! We also had our first night away from Mommy (but not our first night away from home! Daddy was home with her).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Piper- FOUR Months








weight: We go to the Dr. next week, but I'm thinking little miss is between 13-14 pounds EDIT: Went to the Dr this morning and we are a chunky 14.1 pounds!


length: Idk, we'll see haha EDIT: Went to the Dr this morning and we are 24 and a half inches long!
 

diaper size: Still size 1



clothing size: We have phased into some 3-6 month and phased out of some 0-3. But she can still do some 0-3 and not do some 3-6. Baby clothes are hard lol



nicknames: P, Pipes, sweet girl, Princess Piper



health: Doing good. We stayed away from major sickies this month. We should be starting PT this week or next but we've been working on stretches at home for the past month and can already see improvement :)



sleep: Pipes has been making a new sleep schedule just about every week. She likes to keep me on my toes! We had one week where she slept through the night, then she decided she was over it. For the past few days shes been sleeping from about 8-4:00ish. Which is good, but it's not my favorite. I'd rather get up at like 2 and still have a few hours to sleep after lol



diet: Still soy formula. We tried cereal about a week ago and she didn't care that much about it. Maybe we'll try again in a week or so. 



baby gear love: Still love our baby breeza and probably always will. Also, super LOVE her fisher price seat. This kid loves this thing and I love that she can chill in it comfortably and NOT be on the back of her head. Such a win win! AND we have discovered a paci she likes! So this has been nice. It's especially helpful when it's time to do her neck stretches.




baby gear hate: She didn't care for her bumbo, she much prefers her fisher price seat. But maybe she'll like the bumbo when she's a little bigger.



likes: Piper loves bath time with daddy and talking to anyone and anything! She also loves her hands. Those things are constantly going into our mouth and spreading drool everywhere! We also just introduced her to an oball rattle & she thinks it's pretty neat too. & did I mention TV? Cause this kid is alllll about some tv.  




dislikes: P is such a happy baby it's hard to come up with dislikes! Which I am not complaining about!! The carseat can still make her mad if she's already in a finicky mood. That's really about it.



milestones: Piper is trying to work on rolling from back to belly but she usually gets lazy and only does half her body before she's over it!



things we have done in the last month: This was a pretty chill month. Not a whole lot going on. Piper gets to celebrate her first Valentine's day tomorrow and of course we've already broke out our festive clothes yesterday for church. This weekend she gets to meet her new Aunt for the first time! Sweet Cassidy is 2 and a half months younger than P :) 


Friday, January 13, 2017

Piper- THREE Months





weight: I'd say Piper is probably around 12 pounds now. 

length: 22.4 inches or maybe a little longer 

diaper size: Size 1. I think I've officially decided huggies diapers are my favorite. But I prefer pampers wipes! 

clothing size: 0-3 month & 3 month. Won't be long before we break out the 3-6 month clothes! I think I'll try this weekend with some of the super cute Harry Potter onesies she has!

nicknames: P, Pipes, sweet girl

health: this one is going to make me a little sad. On Wednesday we had a physical therapy evaluation for Piper & it didn't go as well as we were hoping :( Piper is more than likely going to have to start having PT twice a week for 30 minutes each time. This is to work on her torticollis (tightening of the neck muscles). We also have to work on stretches with her at home. I want the best for her but it definitely breaks this mommy's heart to be away from her all day & then have to work on mean ol stretches in our limited time together at night. But we know this will only be a blip in the grand scheme of everything and it will get better! Piper also has plagiocephaly (head flatness) due to her torticollis so we are working on that also with even more tummy time worked into our routine. We def appreciate all prayers for Piper & us as we tackle these issues head on (lolol I'm so funny). Specifically that Piper's plagiocephaly can improve and she will not end up in a baby helmet! Even though Piper's doctor told us her torticollis most likely developed while she was in the womb & some babies are just more likely to end up with it, this first time mommy feels incredibly sad and responsible for it :( 

sleep: so good! Piper has been sleeping in her room since Christmas! We typically get up about once a night between 1-3. She can sleep all night and has a few times but I never get my hopes up when it happens!

diet: Still soy formula but we switched from pear juice to apple juice this week. 

baby gear love: Still love our baby breeza and probably always will. Piper has also started to enjoy her activity mat recently. I also loveeee our video monitors. Since moving her to her room it's given me such peace of mind to still be able to see her. We're going to try to start using her bumbo and exersaucer soon too now that her head control is so good. Hopefully next month those will be under this category ;)

baby gear hate: No new hates this month although we didn't really try anything new! 

likes: Piper still has a lot of the same likes from last month! Loves her blankie! Also likes to be helped pulled up into a standing position, sleeping on her tummy, & snuggling/playing with mommy and daddy.

dislikes: Piper does not care for her neck stretches. She also has questionable feelings towards her juice and has recently started to be mad about the car seat, but that one only lasts about a minute and then shes content. Blankie helps save the day on that one.

milestones: Piper can hold her head up and rolled from belly to back for the first time in the wee hours of the morning on Friday! She wanted to ring in 3 months with a bang ;)

things we have done in the last month: We had our first Christmas & NYE. We also had our first bout of sickness :( But it cleared up relatively fast thank goodness! We also moved to sleeping in our own room and have started going to Ms. Audra's house on Wednesday nights while mom & dad help out at youth!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Piper- TWO months

I don't understand how Piper is already TWO months old (actually even older than that since I've been super delayed in blogging about it)! Sweet girl is so much fun & her amazing personality comes out to shine more and more each day! I still haven't got around to taking her picture with her two month sticker (whoops) but oh well, I post at least one picture of her a day, I think we all know what she looks like LOL. Thank you to my dear friend Jessica for letting me steal her blog template :)

Here are some pics of P from the past month. Love my happy baby so much!









weight: Piper had her 2 month appointment last Wednesday & weighs a whopping 11.3 pounds! She's our little chunky monkey.

length: 22.4 inches

diaper size: Size 1. I go back and forth between favoring pampers and huggies. I change my mind just about every day. Those are the only two diaper brands we've tried so far. We do have some Luvs I will probably open up soon.

clothing size: 0-3 month & 3 month

nicknames: P, Pipes, sweet girl

health: Doing good! I will admit I'm nervous about this going downhill now that she has started daycare.

sleep: Varies by day. She has slept through the night once and can usually go 5-6 hours before waking up, but that doesn't mean she always wants to. A lot of the problem is she falls asleep after eating about an ounce and then I have to decide if I should wake her up to eat more or put her in her bed. Usually bed wins! Last night we were up at 11:45 (1 oz), 1:00 (2 oz), 3:45 (2 oz), & 5 (2 oz). I hate when she wakes up at 3:45 because we're usually finishing up right when its time for Sean to get up and get ready for work which ends up keeping Piper up until about 5.

diet: Soy formula plus she gets about half an ounce to an ounce of pear juice a day.

baby gear love: We would not be making it without our Baby Breeza. If you're formula feeding I HIGHLY recommend it. There is nothing better than Piper waking up at 2 & all I have to do to make her bottle is hit the start button and I get the perfect temperature and the right size bottle. 

baby gear hate: So last month we were all about Piper's rock n play but we haven't used it in a few weeks. Piper has torticollis and while I don't think her rock n play caused it, it definitely didn't help it. Once we discovered she was extremely favoring one side when she sleeps and noticed that side of her head becoming flatter we switched her out of it to sleeping flat. It helped, but she still is going to have to do some physical therapy to stretch out her little neck muscles :(

likes: Her blankie! Also likes her car seat, sticking her tongue out/licking the air (seriously LOL), being held where she can look around at everything (little miss nosey rosey), sleeping on her tummy, & snuggling with mommy and daddy.

dislikes: Piper likes most things so far! I guess the biggest thing is she likes to be held when sleeping or laying flat on her tummy. She's not so into her boppy pillow or her swing. She's low maintenance ;)

milestones: Piper is a champ at holding her head up! This is just because shes nosey & wants to be able to look around.

things we have done in the last month: The biggest has definitely been starting daycare! But we also had our first Thanksgiving & have met Santa twice ;)