Sunday, December 16, 2012

Piper's Baptism

On September 16, 2012 Eric and I had Piper baptized.  This day will forever hold a special place in our heart.  Some baptize their children because it is a tradition or they feel pressure from older generations that was not our reasoning.  Eric and I both feel strongly about raising Piper in the church. We want her to know but most importantly love our Lord and Savior.  As a parent there are so many things we can give her but the most important is the Lord. 
When I started to look at baptism gowns for Piper I could not find anything I liked.  One evening I was showing Eric a couple of gowns I liked, he pointed out that one of the gowns looked like my wedding dress.  That gave me the idea to have her gown made from my wedding dress.  Her gown is made entirely from my dress even the lining of her gown.  I find deep sentimental value that on the day I married Eric and made a vow to Eric and God to stay married forever I wore that dress and now my daughter wore it the day I made a vow to God to raise her in the church . 
I will always fondly remember Piper’s baptism.  I am already enjoying teaching Piper about the Lord.  She is well on her way to learning with daily prayers, bible readings, church but most importantly Christian modeling from her Godparents and us.   I feel blessed that the Lord gave us Piper and I look forward to watching her faith grow and strengthen over the years. 



Friday, December 14, 2012

6 Months

This month has been very busy with the start of the holiday season. You completed your first session of music class.  Music class is a special time for our family.  We have no distractions in class, we can focus solely on you.  I love the quality time and watching you develop, learn and socialize with your peers.  It was pretty exciting to put up our first Christmas tree.  Daddy and I had never decorated before but this year we wanted to start our Christmas traditions which include decorating the house to prepare for the birth of our savior.     
Weight: 14.6 lbs - 25% percentile

Length 26 inches - 50% percentile

Size: You are wearing 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers

Feeding Schedule: You like to nurse every 3-4 hours.  You have started on solids.  You are eating barley cereal and this week we started veggies.  Green beans were first and peas are next!   

Sleeping Schedule: You continue sleeping in your crib. You go to sleep around 7:00pm. You are still waking up several times each night. 

Likes: You still love to be swaddled, baths, being rocked, chewing on your hands & putting everything in your mouth, going for walks, your blankie, pacifiers, watching Max run around, sitting up, rolling over,  playing in your jumparoo, Mommy & Daddy reading books to you, music class and singing

Dislikes: Loud noises  

Events: This month was jammed pack full of fun.  We started the month off by celebrating Bowen's 4th birthday.  You celebrated your first Thanksgiving with both the Strobel's and the Sparks family! Mommy dressed you up in super cute outfits and you ate a barley feast.  We had dinner with the Harklesses and Brouwers.  We put up our first Christmas tree as a family! Now we are preparing for the Lord's birth!