Saturday, January 30, 2010

My baby is one month old today! I can't believe it's gone by so fast (and at the same time it feels like she's been with us forever) 

A bit about her:
Our new favorite thing about her - huge open mouthed gummy smiles! I almost die every time.

Also - she slept in her own bed last night. She decided early on that she wasn't into it and has been sleeping in her carseat in our room. The nature sounds on her bed only last for 2 hours, and she woke up exactly every two hours so we're working on finding a new source of noise.

We love (and I think she loves) to read books to her. If it's a good one she'll really look and focus on my face and smile when she finds it funny.

She hates to feel along and loves to be snuggled, even when she's asleep.

She does not like garlic flavored milk. Fair enough.

Here's some pictures of the smiley face. They're not the best - it's hard to catch!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

We're not very happy.

This is what freedom looks like...

Last night we went to my company holiday party and I wanted to be able to stay awhile without finding a place to hide out and feed Piper so we tried out the bottle for the first time. As you can see, she didn't mind at all. Hopefully we can have lots of milk ready for when her grandma and grandpa come to visit in two weeks because we're looking forward to a date night!

Piper did awesome at the party - I was hoping she would sleep the whole time but in true Piper fashion she woke up grumpy right when the food was brought out. After she ate she never did really go back to sleep but was in a good mood and didn't mind being passed around. We had a great time and love that she's so easy to take places (so far) even if she is grouchy at home.

And another video just for fun...

Monday, January 18, 2010

19 Things About Our 19 Day Old

  1. We love the sound she makes after she sneezes. SNEEZE SNEEZE SNEEZE AAHHHHH. I'm so disappointed when she sneezes without making the sound.
  2. She's so relaxed when we give her a bath. She'd sit there all day and hates when it's over.
  3. She likes the swing on as fast as it goes. Sometimes that's not good enough and we have to push it higher.
  4. LOVES jungle sounds - on her swing and bed and jungle playmat.
  5. LOVES to eat. She's all about the milk.
  6. She's very snuggly. We still argue over who gets to hold her. 
  7. She doesn't like to be left out of anything. Somehow she knows when we're starting to eat and is suddenly so hungry she can't stand it. My eating is postponed.
  8. Squeaky. She makes the cutest little noises all night. About half the times I get up to feed her at night I bring her in the living room to realize she's still sound asleep when I thought she was making waking up noises. It's fine, we cuddle on the couch until she starts to wake up for real.
  9. Loves the monkey mobile on her bed. 
  10. Loves being read to - our favorites are Goodnight Moon and The Going to Bed Book.
  11. Makes funny faces - sometimes she looks like an old lady. Sometimes she looks like a turtle.
  12. Nicknames are: Pipsqueak, squeaker, squeaky, Pipes, Bagpipes, Polywog, Chumba, Chubs, Pied Piper, Punk, Poopstar, Big Pooper, Milky, Milk face, Milk breath, Squishy face, Squishy, Gulpy plus some more!
  13. She's a loud eater and an all-star burper.
  14. If you hold her up when she's asleep her arms will flop down at her sides but she'll hold her legs straight out.
  15. Eats a ton from 9-11ish then will usually get through the night in two 4-5 hour stretches. 
  16. Sleeps a ton (except when we want her to. It's so hard to get her to sleep after her middle of the night meal)
  17. Has been shopping at the mall, Target and Joanns. Has eaten at Chili's and Timberlodge Steakhouse. She visited Encompass and went to see the Blind Side. And slept through ALL OF IT!
  18. She's not very patient. Wakes up and demands to be fed immediately. 
  19. She gets thousands of kisses every day. We love our squishy face!

Calder LOVES watching football with his baby

Her favorite way to sleep - superman arms and frog legs

Daddy dressed her... He did say that it seemed wrong.

Trying on her dad's hats

Sleepy baby!

Really the sweetest thing ever - snuggles after bath

This pretty much sums up that day. Blah. The worst part was waking her up to change her clothes.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The day Nana went home...

I always hated when people had babies and took forever to post pictures. My mom left this morning - Piper protested by puking on her twice (should smell AWESOME after a 20 hour flight) and setting some personal records for  the most poopy diapers in a 1 hour period. Then there was a little breakdown in the airport. After we got home and Piper ate and took a nap we had bathtime. 

She LOVED it this time.

Sooo relaxed.

It was so cold so we had some snuggle time.

Then she was in such a good mood we did some tummy time on the bear rug.

Exercises with daddy.

Then she decided she was DONE.

So she played in her swing for awhile.

Next she spit up a ton all over her clothes and blanket. After cleaning up we played a really fun game of acting really hungry then falling asleep as soon as she started eating. Repeat three times.
Back to the swing.

We'll keep you updated.