Monday, October 22, 2012

Pyper Grace is 5 Months

I know I say this every time but I just can not believe that five short months have already past. Pyper girl you are getting SO big! Your Daddy and I look at you everyday and feel so blessed to be your parents! Here is what you're up to at five months!

Five months old today!

My 5 month old!
You rolled over for the first time on Tuesday, October 16th and I missed it!!! Your Daddy was out of town last week so it was just you, Wade and I at home. We got home from school and I unloaded the car, unpacked bags and repacked them for the next school day and then played with you and Wade for a little bit. I then realized it was almost 6:00 so I laid you on your playmate in the living room and left Wade in his room watching a movie and playing trains. I walked into the kitchen for no longer than a minute and walked back to check on you and there you were on your belly! I couldn't believe it and I was SO mad I missed it!!!! Daddy saw you roll from back to tummy and then tummy to back yesterday! You will do it if you really want to but you haven't gotten crazy with it!
"Look at me Mom!"

You tried rice cereal this month and did not care for it! So we tried oatmeal and you tolerate it a lot better. You for the most part seem to have the hang of the spoon so I think we are going to try some green beans soon! You are drinking between 4 to 6 ounces at a time. 

"This oatmeal is better than rice!"

Your 4 month wake period has gotten better but you are still up at least once at night. If I can ever get you to eat a full bowl of oatmeal and drink a bottle after your bath you will sleep through the whole night. But since you don't LOVE the oatmeal this is rare. Hence, starting the veggies soon.  

My happy girl!

You are talking up a storm. You are SO LOUD! Once you get started you talk and talk for a long time. I'm thinking this might be a little insight on what our future looks like when you actually start talking!!! I love to hear your little voice and to hear you blow raspberries!  

painted our toes for the first time! 10/20/12
You still LOVE bath time. You think it is really funny to take a bath with brother. You just splash and kick and smile the whole time.

I love to hear Wade talking to you in the car on the way home. He has you laughing a big deep belly laugh the whole way home usually, which gets him laughing too. The car filled with y'alls laughter is the sweetest sound to me ears. Someone asked Wade Saturday if his Daddy was his best friend and he said "no my Pyper is!" He sure loves you sister!

Really mom?

Happy girl, even if you did get up at 5:00 am

You are the happiest, most laid back and relaxed baby I have ever seen. People ask me a lot if you ever cry and my response is rarely. I know you are starving or flat worn out if you are truly crying. 
My sweet snuggler!

You are loving sitting up. You really enjoy the bumbo or sitting up in our laps and you just discovered standing up on your legs. You are so proud of yourself when we hold you up and you stand. It's amazing what changes in a month! Last month you wouldn't put any pressure on your feet!
Pyper, you look TOO big here!

Pyper, we love you more than you will ever know. We continue to be so blessed by your sweet smiles, laughter and snuggles. We just can't imagine our lives without our baby girl in them. I want time to slow down so we can breath in every single milestone and moment. We can't wait to see how you grow and change this month. We are so proud of you baby girl. I love you!



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Zoo

This past weekend, the kids and I loaded up after school on Friday and headed out to my parents. Life has just been crazy around our neck of the woods, so we were looking forward to just having a little fun. That's easy to do at Grammy and Pop's house. I had promised Wade we would go to the Zoo before it got to cold so that was on our agenda. Also, my aunt and uncle and cousins that I haven't seen in four years, yes your read that right, FOUR YEARS, were going to be in town. 
Baths at Grammy and Pop's are always better!

We got up Saturday morning to head to Abilene only to wake up to one of the rainiest days I have seen in a long time. I didn't know how I was going to break it to Wade that the Zoo wasn't going to happen, we had hyped it up all week. We went ahead and made the drive and ate lunch and ran a few errands. After a while Wade started talking about how excited he was to see the monkeys, dinosaurs, dragons and lions. Yes he thought he was going to see dinosaurs and dragons!! Dad couldn't stand to disappoint him so we paraded around the Zoo in the RAIN!!! It actually turned out to be awesome! There were a lot of animals out enjoying the cool weather! We didn't get to see everything, but we saw enough that he is STILL talking about the Zoo. Needless to say, we are going to try to go back on a pretty day in a few weeks!!
Getting ready to walk around in the rain!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pyper is 4 Months

Pyper Grace, on September 22nd your turned four months old. How is the time moving so quickly. I was bathing you tonight and I just couldn't believe how big you look!

At four months you weight 12 lbs 13 ounces and you are 25.6 inches long. You are in the 45th percentile for weight and 95th percentile for height. You had your four month well check last Tuesday and Dr. G said you looked awesome! Growing right on track.  You were a trooper getting your shots. You cried for just a second and then you went to sleep. Dr. G said we could start giving you cereal and once you got use to the spoon start adding vegetables. I just don't know how I feel about that. It seems like once we started baby food with your brother time just speed up even faster. I went ahead and let you try it. You thought it was OK but nothing to rave about. I may let you try some oatmeal cereal and see how you feel about it but we are by no means in a rush. We'll get you going when your ready. For now you are eating 4-6 ounces of formula every 4-5 hrs.

Just waiting for those yucky shots.

You have already started the 4 month wake period. Your brother did this too. Right at 4 months you started waking up twice a night again. I know it's just that big growth spurt. You eat a bottle each time you wake and then go right back to sleep. I know this too shall pass all too soon, so rather than complain about having to get back up twice a night, I'm enjoying rocking and loving on you in your big fluffy, comfy chair under your chandelier at all hours of the night.
Trying cereal for the first time.

You are SO CLOSE to rolling over. You get your shoulders completely turned over and your hips are almost there, if you ever figure out that you need to swing them on around you will have it. You lay on your play mat and pull on all your toys trying so hard to roll over. When you can't your squeal in frustration.  You will do it in the coming weeks I'm sure of it. 
You and I love to shop at Target!

You are still in LOVE with your brother. I love to look in the review mirror while i'm driving. 9 times out of 10 Wade is holding your hand. So many days he burst out in laughter because he says your smiling at him. If you are crying because you are tired and we are in the car, Wade just reaches out to hold your hand and you fall asleep at his touch. He is quick to comfort you and loves to lay on the floor and try to make you laugh. You don't care what he's doing, you just love to watch him. 

You LOVE bath time. You kick and splash and smile the whole time. You don't mind getting your face wet and you love to have your hair shampooed. You are always so relaxed when you get out.
Just hanging out with Brother.

You are finally sleeping in your room :/. It was a bittersweet day. I knew it was time though. You started waking up a lot because the bouncer or swing was getting uncomfortable. One night I just decided it was time and after you had fallen asleep in my arms I laid you down in your bed. You do great in there. It makes me feel better knowing Wade is right across the hall. 

You love to sit in your bumbo. I can tell you feel so big when you sit in it. You like to see the world from an up right perspective. You will sit and hold a rattle and a few other toys for a while. When your ready to get out you cry a little and I know your done. 

So proud of herself.

I can not believe four short months have already passed. We all love to see your precious smile and hear that beautiful laugh. You are still the most laid back, easiest baby. You just go with the flow and your such a trooper about traveling. I crawl in bed each night and tell your Daddy how blessed I am by you and your sweet big brother. I'm so thankful God allowed me to raise you through this crazy, beautiful life of ours. I already know your going to do great things one day. I just pray whatever it is you choose, that you let the Lord guide you and shine through you each and every day of your life. 

Pyper girl we love you so much. Thank you for being our beautiful ray of sunshine in the morning. Your sweet smile is what I get out of bed for each morning. You get my day started on the right foot. We are so proud of you! Happy four months baby girl. Mommy loves you!