Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Early Mornin'

Good morning.  I just put Piper back down.  She's been sleeping like a little champ lately.  
But tonight this very early morning, she woke up with a mean case of gas. 
After many rounds of "Hush Little Pippy Baby," my six week old little babe is fast asleep,
swaddled in her bumble bee blanket. 
Just sitting here in the office, with the house so quiet and the sun still an hour away from rising, makes me crave one of those nights/early mornings where I sit and type until my heart's content.

My heart...
It's already so content. 
And I look forward to picking a time later this week to visit this sweet little virtual "room."
A room that I know I can come to always...
A room where I can spill my emotions
and reflect on love and life.

I've taken over a thousand photos in the past two weeks.
Some of my favorites from Piper's week four to five...

Daddy's home!
A walk with Dee Dee...

"Hiya!  I'm sweepin' but I still gotsa wave (and a funny face) for ya!"




Piper's one month birthday began with (her very first) breakfast at Station B with Kelly and Daxon.

We didn't let the fact that they were outta grits get us down.
There was celebratin' to do.

Piper was happy to meet one of her many new boyfriends.
Pipsy and Daxon are exactly ten months apart.


Piper was so excited, she had a blowout (right on Aunt Kelly)!

Cupcakes and one month photos as seen in last post...

"My mama is loca!"
We went down the street to Aunt Kim and Uncle Adam's house for dinner.
Kim made fabulous enchiladas.



"Mom, I'm not so sure about this big, fluffy thing.  I've never seens me one before."

She loves sleeping on Uncle Adam.
Bedtime babe
Mornings with Daddy

One month doctor's visit

We went to lunch afterwards.  Piper woke up as soon as our food arrived.
She wanted a taste of our "bee sting" wings.

A beautiful day for a long walk...



Ice cream dates are our new favorite

Sleepy, cuddly mornings aren't too shabby either.

Bathtime never gets old.  Is it weird that I get excited when Piper has an extreme blowout?! 
It means I get to see this little sweetie enjoy some extra splish splashin'
while she munches her hands and relaxes her little body in the warm water.
 It also means I get to see this...
I sent this photo to my mom with the words "Pop!  Pop!  Pop!" attached.
She asked what "Pop!  Pop!  Pop!" meant.
Pop...it means I'm exploding and that the cuteness factor is on overload.
Posin' for some pics in her pretty dress from Dee Dee

Dee Dee came over with a lil' somethin' for Mooncheekins.

balloon reflection <3

These were my ruffle-butt tights from thirty years ago.

Sleeping beauty

First Friday coffee with Dee Dee and Daddy


Twinkie knows my mom will always give him treats.

"I is strong!"

Steve and Piper kinda matched.  A great reason to snap more photos.

They watched t.v. together.
I could have "Pop!  Pop!" popped (I totally just accidentally typed "pooped."  I could have probably done that too)!

This photo cracks me up.

Theresa, Andy, A.J. and Christian came to visit.
Theresa brought over a homemade feast of spicy tequila shrimp, pulled pork, pasta salad and brownies.  We spent the night catching up, playing with Pips and watching "Wreck it Ralph."


A.J. was in love with Piper.

Christian loved Twinkie's bed.


My big baby

POP!  Happy tears.  POP!


A second Sunday stroll (this time, with Dee Dee) ended with Mommy dropping her phone on the sidewalk.  I picked it up to find the screen looking like a spiderweb.
That would be Dee Dee laughing at me. 
We both couldn't help but laugh.
The very same spot she's standing in (where my phone dropped) is the exact same spot I decided to jam our SUV window earlier that week.
Hey, I forgot all about the new "baby shade" Daddy had just attached
 as I went to let the window down so Piper could say "Good night!" to Deeds one last time.
Luckily, we had insurance on my phone. And super mega luckily, Daddy didn't murder Mommy for the window jam. He just stayed up for hours fixing it (and ordering a new piece) for it, through grunts and 845 head shakes.  Dee Dee babysat Piper while I drove home with the 45 degree air blowin' in my face.  I couldn't have my little Pipsy blow away and freeze on our drive home.

Finally, home.  Snuggly.  And warm.
We love our nights.  It's never too late for playtime.
And that's be all for now, folks!

I'll be seein' ya later this week. 
Piper and I wish you a totally awesome week, dudes!! <3

"Thanks for the sweet shades and hat, Dee Dee!"

6 Week Baby Lovin',


Jen said...

So many gorgeous firsts. Looks like you have beautiful weather for all this exploring : ) I wish my social life was as exciting as Miss Piper's!

NV said...

Seriously, that last picture is ridiculously adorable. I can't stand all that cuteness. Thanks for sharing. Little baby faces always brighten my work day :)

Melissa said...

Pop! My heart explodes with happiness for you guys. She is SO adorable and your love is utterly obvious. Happy 1 month!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

So adorable!!! That last picture is priceless!! I love all the walks you guys take and how you enjoy every moment or everyday! Piper is simply amazing! Have a lovely week!! Much love!

E and R said...

You are so very blessed and I am so happy for you! Pictures of little girls with their daddy always melt my heart - just as seeing our daughter with her daddy melts it. Just so precious!

Rian Eidson said...

Love all the pictures of beautiful Piper!!!!

Rebecca said...

Ha! That last pic is so funny!!!! Looks like you guys are having fun so far! Piper and you make a lot of the same faces!!!! Can't wait for your next update!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the photo of Uncle Adam and the last one of you and pips. Gorgeous. If you ever decide on a monochromatic room, you've got great photo's to set up in black & white. You all look so very happy, as it should be. Hugs. Tammy

I'll Love You Forever said...

I just can't get enough of her! She is so beautiful! I love the last photo, haha. Poor phone! I have yet to break a screen yet, but have washed one in the washing machine before. Whoops, haha. Hope your day is filled with lots of love and happiness! That is one thing I can always count on when I come check out your blog. Your bring me happiness. Love you, Maria! xoxo

Janet said...

Seeing these pictures is always a bright spot in my day! xoxo

Mrs. E said...

Awww, so cute! I love all of her expressions, it's like she's posing for the camera (she must know that her mama loves taking pictures!!!) She seriously puts such a huge smile on my face =) I love her already, and I can't wait to meet her! xoxoxoxox

Oh ps: You look AMAZING! (and I also just wrote "poas" instead of ps. Really??? lol!)

JP said...

Pop! Pop! Pop! I love these delightful picture posts!

Kiara Buechler said...

I love all the photos of you and Piper, you look SO HAPPY!!!

Anonymous said...

Explosion of cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see my Pippy Pie! Love, Aunt J :)

Kari said...

I am DYING at the towel picture!

Most adorable baby girl!!

Love to you all!! <3

P.S. Please tell Steve that I'm not a fan of all the Yankees stuff I see in pictures and miss Piper will be getting a Reds outfit to wear. :)

Irish Carter said...

She is so prescious Maria. I love coming and visiting to see how she has just blessed your family so. Seeing all the love she gets and gives is just amazing. What an angel.



Aleisha McD said...

She is SO SWEET! And she just keeps growing and changing every day. I love all her pictures! It's neat to see how she changes. Aw, I could cry! I wish I could meet her. You and Steve are such loving parents. It's really beautiful to see. Glad you got my package and that you enjoyed your Mother's Day! I miss you, Mama Tacohead, and I love you!

mail4rosey said...

Aw, they do match in the pink and gray. :)

I love the hat and shades, and she's just too cute!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very beautiful pictures Maria! Love them! Piper is really seeing some beautiful scenes on those walks! She is adorable and I just dig those cool shades and hat! Continue to have happy family times and Lots of Love, Friendship and Best Wishes to you, Steve and Piper.

Big Apple Mami said...

she's sooooo adorable Maria!! xoxo

Faith said...

I have a feeling I'm going to be a mom just like you with the million of photos, haha.

I love them and completely understand the POP!

She is so precious. And the way you write all the details amazes me. Seriously a great journal!

I can't wait for the next update and more Piper overload :)

P.S. pretty sure I need ice cream now.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Aw! She is gorgeous! You guys are the best parents- so natural!! Happy one month beautiful Piper! You are lucky to have such awesome parents!! xo

Brittany said...

Piper is THE most gorgeous baby girl EVER! I just love her sweet cheeks and pretty blue eyes!! That fresh out of the bath towel picture is seeeeriously melting my heart over here...that one needs to be framed! They all do, actually. That last picture too...so precious!! Did you know we have the same car seat/stroller? Same color too! Don't you just love it?! Looks like sweet Piper does :)

You always eat the BEST food and stay so thin...I wanna know your secret! You are one hot momma!!
Hope you guys have a restful weekend full of lots of Pip-Pip snuggles :)
Britt and Bear

Alex[andra] said...

Oh my gosh. Sorry about your phone! Such gorgeous photos those, as always. I love the captions! The one of Piper waving in her sleep is too cute! I also love the one where she's sleeping on you.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! <3

Heather Nelsen said...

So many sweet photos! From the hand-waving while sleeping, to the tights that were yours, to her sweet smile at her daddy, to the blow-out on Aunt Kelly, to the sunglasses in the last shot- so precious!! I'd say it was a week full of memories! She is one beautiful little lady! Hope the three of you have a great weekend, Maria!!


Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

She is absolutely precious and you look amazing! These pictures make me so happy for you and Steve knowing what you went through. Enjoy every minute of her, they grow too fast! Bentley just turned one yesterday:( have a great weekend!

Jodi Stuber said...

Omg.. love the sunglasses lol. What a precious girl

Jamie said...

She is just so cute!

Heather said...

Love all the pics. You look sooo happy!!! Glad that things are going so well!

Miki said...

What a proud dad Steve is! :D

The photo of the little boy in Twinkie's bed totally made me laugh, hahaha!

And I love your denim shirt covered in hearts :p.

Ashley said...

Love that last pic! She is such a little sweetie and she looks like she is already a little pro at posing for the camera! Those pics of Piper and Steve are so precious!

Hope you are having a great week, so far!

Stephanie N. said...

Hi my friend! I was just catching up with you posts. You make me smile, choke up, and relate to you so much. What you wrote about patience -- I so very much feel the same way. Though our situations are/were different, I feel as though we really connect through that.

I'm so glad to see that things are going so great! I absolutely LOVE looking at pictures of sweet Piper with her awesome mommy and daddy.

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

<3 Stephanie

Kerry said...

Look at her in her sunglasses and hat lol Piper is just the most adorable little thing and I love getting my fix of her on IG everyday!! I am just so sorry that I haven't been a frequent visitor here lately, I have been losing my way with my blog for a few months, just life getting in the way. But I have made the most amazing friendships through it all so I refuse to give it up!! And now I have this sweet baby girl to watch grow. Have a beautiful day Maria xoxo

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