Poppy- 5 Months Old


Poppy is 5 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 16.4 pounds
  • wears size 6 months clothes
  • wears size 2 diapers
  • isn’t sleeping through the night again yet
  • is getting her first tooth
  • laughs and smiles all the time
  • had to stop eating cereal because it hurt her tummy
  • is starting baby food- tried sweet potatoes yesterday
  • is sitting up on her own a little
  • likes: chewing on her hands, toys that make rustling noises, holding onto things, looking at the tv
  • dislikes: getting her face wiped

During this month’s “photo shoot,” I mentioned to Chad that Poppy looked like she could just fall right out of the chair. Seconds later, she did just that- head first toward the ground. Fortunately, I caught her… by her face.

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Poppy- 4 Months Old


Poppy is 4 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 15.5 pounds
  • wears size 6 months clothes, but I’m still squeezing her into some 3 months
  • wears size 2 diapers
  • decided to stop sleeping through the night the day before I went back to work
  • bats at objects
  • laughs on occasion
  • can hold her head up and sit in a bumbo
  • still will not take a pacifier very much
  • likes: grabbing and holding onto toys and rattles, being bounced in the air, playing peek-a-boo
  • dislikes: gas, being in unfamiliar places

Poor Poppy has had to get used to being away from her mommy this past month. We put her in childcare at church for the first time, she started going to daycare at PELC, and Mimi and Pappy even watched her for a couple days while Daddy was out of town. She is in good hands, I know, but I’m sure she’d like to go back to the old days where Mommy held her all the time. Yeah, she’d like that.

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Poppy- 3 Months Old


Poppy is 3 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 13.8 pounds
  • wears size 3 months clothes
  • wears size 2 diapers
  • sleeps through the night
  • has found her hands
  • coos and smiles
  • can hold her head up really well
  • has had her first illness (RSV)
  • still will not take a pacifier very much
  • likes: riding in the car, being patted on the back or bottom, baths
  • dislikes: saline and the nasal aspirator

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Poppy- 2 Months Old


Poppy is 2 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 12.2 pounds
  • wears size 3 months clothes
  • wears size 1 diapers
  • follows people with her eyes
  • sucks on her hand
  • likes: sitting upright, looking at Mommy, white noise, her mobile, rattles, being held
  • dislikes: gas, reflux

She plans to spend the day celebrating at Piper’s birthday party.

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Piper- 2 Years Old


This will be the last monthly post about Piper, so forgive me as I share way more about my baby girl (some may say toddler) than you care to know.

Piper is 2 years old today… She

  • weighs about 32 pounds
  • is about 35 3/4 inches tall
  • wears size 3T clothes
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • wears size 6 diapers (She will be potty trained by the next post I’m sure)
  • has 16 teeth
  • has still never had a haircut
  • knows her colors
  • can identify some letters (P, W, M, O, N, A, Y)
  • can identify some number (0, 1, 2)
  • can climb (up stairs, into chairs, on tables)
  • can draw lines and circles
  • can not jump with both feet leaving the floor
  • very good about saying please and usually thank you

Piper is so sweet and kind hearted. I love to see her hug her friends on her own, share her toys, and say “I love you, Mommy” many times a day.

If you ask Piper how to spell her name, she will say P-I-N-G-O or P-I-R.

When you ask Piper to sing a song, she starts singing “Jesus loves me, this I know…” She loves to listen to music and asks for songs often. She really likes The Wheels on the Bus and will ask for “wheel bus” while motioning round and round with her arms. She knows the lyrics too and will sometimes tell me what comes next. In the car, she asks for “ammals” or “2 bite” which is a song about animals coming 2 by 2 and makes a bunch of animal sounds.

Piper speaks pretty well and talks all the time. It’s sweet to hear her chatting away in her crib in the morning. She can’t say s blends, so she says “foon” (spoon) and “fit up” (spit up). Common phrases of Piper’s: “Yook, Mommy, yook” (Look), “My do it!”, “No, Daddy. Top it!” (stop it) “I need it”, “I no like it” “I uh know” (I don’t know) “Read, book, Daddy”, “Cheese” {when you ask her to smile} “Poppy, what’s wrong” “Don’t cry, Poppy”, “Her lookin”, “I see Poppy”, “I kiss Poppy”, and especially today, “happy birthday.”

Piper seems to like Poppy a lot most times. She always asks about her when she wakes up, gets picked up from school, or even when she is sitting right next to her. She likes to kiss her and pat her back. If you ask her what her baby doll’s name is, she’ll say Poppy.

Piper is not potty-trained yet, but we are in no hurry. I don’t think she knows the difference yet when she pees and poops. She has gone successfully many times, so I don’t think it’ll be too long. We did a little “poo poo in the potty” song and dance when she went and so she does the little dance now too. It’s so cute! Chad started giving her a smartie candy when she goes in the potty and now she asks for candy the moment she sits on the toilet. The smarties were really exciting, but she seemed more interested in carrying them around the house than eating them. Sometimes she asks to go to the potty just so she can delay bedtime or if Poppy’s getting too much attention. She always has to go potty when she is in timeout.

For her birthday, Piper got a play kitchen with little food items. Her favorite things are the cup and utensils. She’ll carry them around and ask “Want some, Mommy?” If you ask her what it is, she says its a strawberry, hot dog, or she doesn’t know. Lately, she loves to pretend that she is squirting us with the ketchup bottle (which we pretend is jelly).

Bedtime is usually a sweet time. She gets a bath about every other day. Then we put her in her pajamas and a sleep sack, brush her teeth, read her the story “Goodnight Sleepyhead”, say our prayers, and give hugs and kisses. She still sleeps in a crib with a blanket and 4 stuffed animals (seahorse, giraffe, bear, and elephant lovie).

We love Piper so much and can’t wait to watch her grow and see who she becomes!





Poppy- 1 Month Old


Poppy is 1 month old today! She

  • weighs about 11.2 pounds
  • wears newborn size clothes
  • wears size 1 diapers
  • has a full head of hair
  • has blue eyes
  • still has her umbilical cord stump
  • sleeps in the newborn napper in the Pack-n-Play
  • likes: being warm, riding in the car, looking around, holding things
  • dislikes: sponge baths, gas, getting her nose sucked

We noticed a mark on Poppy’s finger while in the hospital, and after we brought it to the attention of our pediatrician, she checked it out and assured us it was just a birthmark. Just last week, Chad noticed that it was no longer there. Poppy sucks on her fingers sometimes, so we conclude that it must have been what one of the nursery nurses thought was a sucking blister caused by her sucking her finger in utero.

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Piper- 23 Months Old


Piper turns 23 months old today.

  • weighs about 32.8 pounds
  • wears size 6 diapers
  • wears mostly size 24 months/ 2T clothes (but she’s been wearing some 3T too)
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • talks a lot and makes lots of observations like “Poppy crying,” “Mommy talking”
  • can recognize shapes and attempts to draw them
  • can count to 13
  • likes: Poppy, reading books, singing songs, swinging, playing hide-and-seek, flashcards, watching football- it’s the only TV she’s allowed to watch (guess who’s idea that is)
  • dislikes: when animals get too close to her

Piper has recently learned to play hide-and-seek, but she’s not very good at it. Not surprising since she is not even 2 yet, but she tries. She will cover her eyes, count, and then go hide. She also likes someone to hide with her, so if Chad is not home, then she and I have to hide and wait for Poppy to come find us.

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