Thursday, May 30, 2013

12 Months

One year, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8736 hours!  We blinked and now you are one.  Today is bittersweet, bitter in the sense that this year has passed so quickly but sweet in the sense that you are continuing to grow and develop. Last May daddy and I walked out of the hospital with you snug in your car seat, we had no idea what we were in store for.  Our whole world changed the moment we found out we were expecting. We have learned the true meaning of unconditional love.  This year has been filled with love, learning and lots  of first.  This year has been a learning experience for all of us. I am learning how to balance all my roles as mother, wife and employee.  I had to learn how to function on just a few hours of sleep.  I read countless book, listened to other mothers and read more online blogs that I like to admit all in the name of trying to do my best.  I am trying to make the best decisions for you and our family.  Being a mother is not easy but it sure is rewarding.  There is nothing better than hearing you giggle, rocking you to sleep or seeing you experience something for the first time.  So happy 1st birthday to my sweet little Piper.  This year has been amazing and I look forward to see what God has in store for your life and I hope you always follow the Lord's path. 

Weight: 17.5 lbs

Length: 29 inches

Size: I just put all your 6 months clothes away.  You are wearing 9 month clothes but I think you will be in 12 month before we know it.  You are still wearing size 3 diapers.

Feeding Schedule:  You are starting to let us know what foods you like and dislike.  You are eating 3 meals a day and two snacks.  You continue to nurse 4-6 times a day. 

Sleeping Schedule: You are sleeping through the night most nights.  You go to sleep around 7:00 pm and wake up around 5:30 am.  You take an one hour morning nap and a two hour afternoon nap. 

Likes: You love to climb the stairs, play with Max, finger paint, go for stroller rides, music class and baths.

Dislikes: You are not a big fan of pasta, you don't like getting of out the bath tub, you still don't like your car seat or the feeling of grass on your feet. 

Events: This month we celebrated my first Mother's Day.  You and Daddy made the day so special.  We all went out for family lunch and spent the day together.  Daddy planted flowers for me and you gave me a sweet card.  I feel blessed that I am able to call myself your Mother.   

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

11 Months

This month  you continued to amaze us with your exploring and learning! With a little help you can crawl up the stairs, sit in the tub with little assistance, feed your self puffs, jabber up a storm, wave bye bye, drink out of a sippy cup and use your index finger to push buttons! It is such a joy to watch you learn new things.  This month your front two bottom teeth popped through.  I have already scheduled your first dentist appointment! I look forward to seeing you explore all the things summer will bring; swimming, grass, parks, the zoo, swinging, feeding the ducks, evening walks, cookouts, festivals and lots of fun!

Weight: 17.1 lbs - 10% percentile

Length: 28 inches - 25% percentile

Size: You are getting ready to go into 9 months clothes and wearing 3 diapers.

Feeding Schedule: You are eating 3 meals and two snacks a day. Cereal and fruit for breakfast, veggies and fruit for lunch, and veggies and fruit for dinner. You nurse 4-5 times a day. You are also starting to try more table food off of Mommy and Daddy's  plate.

Sleeping Schedule: You have decided to try and protest naps. You go to bed around 7pm give or take a couple minutes. You are sleeping through the night most of the time.

Likes: Music Class,  Pacifiers, Baths, Going Outside, Your Playhouse, Max,  Playing Tag with Mommy  and Daddy,  Music, Crawling, Exploring, Pulling Up on Furniture, Stroller Rides and New Places.

Dislikes:  Your car seat, Being told No, and Bath time ending.

Events: We started this month off by going to Wisconsin to celebrate cousin Ben's 1st birthday.  You were not a fan of being the car so long.  Our 5 hour trip turned into 10 hours.  We made several stops for you to stretch and play.  While in Wisconsin we stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge water park.  You had a great time.  You are a water baby in the making! Another fun month in the books!