Piper- 6 Months Old


Piper turns 6 months old today.

  • weighs about 19.8 pounds
  • wears size 3 diapers
  • wears some size 3-6 months and some 6-9 months clothes
  • eats rice cereal, oatmeal, squash, bananas, carrots, & peas
  • can roll over completely
  • sits up on her own for several seconds at a time
  • babbles a lot (We’ve heard “mama” & “banana”)
  •  turns sideways in her crib when she sleeps
  • likes: sitting in her Bumbo, looking in the mirror, her outdoor swing, eating with a spoon, her paci, kisses
  • dislikes: being hungry, being in one place for too long

Yesterday was her last day of school until August. This summer she plans to go to music classes, play in a baby pool, go on vacation, visit her family, learn to crawl, and get to know her new cousin.


Piper’s First Solid Food

We started Piper on “solid” food this weekend. It is squash. I would love to feed her all the stuff I don’t like and maybe she won’t be as picky as me.


Piper- 5 Months Old


Piper turns 5 months old today.

• weighs about 18.2  pounds
• wears size 3 diapers
• wears size 3-6 months clothes
• eats rice cereal and will start stage 1 baby food soon
• is no longer swaddled at night- just a sleep sack
• blows raspberries
• likes: her “happy bear”, reaching for things, putting everything in her mouth, sitting upright, her sleep giraffe, looking in the mirror, swinging
• dislikes: being tired, getting burped, the Louisville Cardinals

Recently, Chad and I have noticed how much Piper loves her “happy bear” that hangs above her changing table. It’s small, and if you push a button, it lights up and sings “I am a bear, a happy bear, a hungry bear, a sleepy bear. I am a bear, a happy bear. Oh won’t you play with me.” When she’s on the table, she will look over at it, and when you make it start to sing, she always smiles. It is so cute. I’d like to say I picked this toy out for her, but the truth is someone found it in the parking lot at my school and the secretary told me to take it because kids were driving her crazy playing with it after school. I randomly decided to hang it on an existing nail one day and that is where it will stay so that she can not put it in her mouth.


Piper- 4 Months Old


Piper turns 4 months old today.
• weighs about 16.6  pounds
• wears size 3 diapers
• wears size 3-6 months clothes
• smiles a lot and even laughs a little
• has discovered her feet
• likes: batting at objects, chewing on her hands, things that make rustling sounds, seeing everything that’s going on
• dislikes: being tired, being cradled like a baby, tummy time

Piper went to a birthday party for the first time yesterday (cousin Brody’s). Although she didn’t know what was going on and slept most of the time, she was super cute and Chad and I got to eat cupcakes.



Piper Playing with a Balloon

A couple things to ignore.

  • That horrific hoodie. Rock Chalk YaLostLastYear. It was a 5 buck purchase last fall in Wisconsin because I was cold.
  • The child abuse at 1:21.

Piper- 3 Months Old


Piper turns 3 months old today.
• weighs about 15.8 pounds
• was in the 99.78 %ile in height at her last check-up
• wears size 2 diapers
• wears size 3-6 months clothes
• coos a lot
• smiles more
• holds her head up well
• likes: chewing on her hands, licking things, baths, being carried in her Baby Bjorn, looking at the TV (noooo!)
• dislikes: being tired, getting her finger cut by nail clippers, tummy time, mommy going back to work (that might be my dislike)

Today will be her first full day at day care. She sleeps in the emergency crib. It’s like all the others except it’s by the door and has wheels. During drills and emergencies, they put all the babies in her crib and roll them out. I like to picture her motioning everyone over and standing at the front of the crib, pointing out the way as they are pushed to safety. She has no idea of the responsibility she has.


Piper- 2 Months Old


Piper turns 2 months old today.
• weighs about 13.8 pounds
• no longer has her umbilical cord stump
• wears size 1 diapers (until we finish this box)
• wears size 0-3 months clothes
• sleeps in her crib
• smiles occasionally
• holds her head up well
• likes: chewing on her hands, her sleep sheep (set to ocean sounds), baths, being carried around, being swaddled, riding in her stroller, looking at everything (especially towards light)
• dislikes: gas, sitting in one place for too long, when caps fall over her eyes

She will go to her 2 month check-up on Monday, where I’m sure we will have to add “getting shots” to her dislikes list.


Piper Smiles

I received a great Christmas present this December 25th. Piper (while awake) smiled a big smile at me. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Since then, Chad has been trying to get her to smile at him. She finally did the other day and he’s now hooked. He smiles and talks funny to her trying to get a little glimpse of that adorable grin. They don’t happen too often yet, but we were able to capture one the other day.

Piper Smiling

Piper’s New Belly Button

A baby’s umbilical cord stump typically falls off sometime between 10 and 21 days. Piper held on to to hers until she was 43 days old. It finally fell off Sunday night and I noticed it while changing her diaper in the middle of the night.

Piper- 1 Month Old


Piper turns 1 month old today.
• weighs about 11.8 pounds
• still has her umbilical cord stump
• wears size 1 diapers
• wears size 0-3 months (some newborn) clothes
• sleeps in the napper in the Pack n Play
• likes: her swing, burying her head in Mommy’s belly after eating, looking at the wall next to the changing table, chewing on her hands, being sung to
• dislikes: gas, hiccups

She plans to spend the day going to get her picture taken with Santa.IMG_0561