Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Five Months




Piper is just a couple weeks away from her half birthday.   
I have to say, month five may have been my favorite so far.
More and more, Piper's personality is shining through.

She's just the neatest little person.

She had her first word a couple weeks ago.  Okay, not really.
But she unintentionally said "Moo!"
See for yourself...



Hey peeps, I'm five months.

Count those fingers...

Five.  months.  old.


What can I say about month five...

A lot.
So, I'm just gonna say it.

Ramblin' style...


Piper loves to smile and giggle.
She loves music just like her Mommy and Daddy.
She loves to be sung to.  The goofier the song, the better.
She loves Justin Timberlake.  If she is fussy or crying in the car and we put on "Mirrors," she stops the tears almost instantly.  It's hilarious.  
She loves when Dee Dee sings "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "The Wheels On The Bus" to her.



Piper's legs are amazing.  The chub factor is out of control.  And I (and everyone else) can't help but 
squeeze the ever lovin' out of them.  I swear, when I squeeze her thighs, I feel rejuvenated and like I was just zapped with 5,000 pounds of adrenaline.

We can't go anywhere without someone saying "Oh.  My.  Goodness!  Look at those legs!"



Piper loves loves loves the kitties.  They have really warmed up to her.  They don't feel threatened by her ("the tiny human," as my friend, Kelly, calls her).  Piper loves when Twinkie meows and comes close to her.  She smirks and coos and tries to rip his fur out.  She's already tried to pull his tail once.  Twinkie just loves it.  Okay, maybe not, but he realizes the nicer he is to her, the more treats Piper Mommy gives to him.  So, it's really helped their relationship. ;)



Piper still loves bathtime.  She loves to chew on cold washcloths and soak her piggies while I sing to her.   She is starting to sit.  Sometimes for a few seconds.  And sometimes for a couple minutes.  It just amazes me. 

Piper is getting her top two teeth.  I mentioned "Ruthie" in my last post.  
Ruthie is her top right tooth - she's startin' to really bust through.  And as for her top left...
Her name is Helga.  Dee Dee said "Helga" doesn't really flow smoothly with "Herbie, Bernie and Ruthie."  But I like it that way.
Some days, those teeth make Piper pretty fussy and clingy.
And others, they don't seem to bother her at all.
Let's hope Miss Helga gets movin' right along.

Piper's sleep schedule is kinda all over the place but still has somewhat of a pattern.  I can't complain all too much, because even through all the wake ups, she goes back to bed after being soothed and/or given a "little boob" as I like to call it.
When she's in teething mode, she wakes about every two to three hours.  She goes to bed anywhere from 8-9:30 and wakes for the day, anywhere from 6-8:30, depending on bedtime. 
Daddy started helpin' Mommy with wake ups now that they're so frequent. 
He's actually in the nursery getting her back down right now.  I'm watching him from the monitor on my phone and smirking to myself.  Pips is givin' him quite the fight.



Piper loves "dippies for Pippy!"  What are they, you ask?  
A taste (or two or six) of our ice cream or frozen yogurt.  Her favorite treat is Yum Yum Yogurt. 
She is still exclusively breastfed.   But those "dips for Pips" have been more frequent this past month.  She also tasted mushy bananas a time or two at Dee Dee's and this past weekend while out to lunch.  "Monkey Marino" loves her some bananas. (More on that in another post).
 Dee Dee loves feedin' Piper.  Dee Dee loves Piper.
The relationship between Piper and my mom is so special.  
I love that Piper recognizes my mom and her voice the instant she sees her.
Her face lights up as soon as she lays eyes on her.  
Piper had her first overnight stay with Dee Dee last month.  I cried in the car for a tiny bit.  But I knew she'd be in amazing hands.  They had a blast together.
They always have a blast together.

Piper is a travelin' girl.  Lil' "Pipsy the Gypsy!"  She goes almost everywhere with me.  With Daddy and I.  And Dee Dee and I.  She loves discovering new things and I love watching her people watch when we're out. 

Piper's leg rolls are ticklish. 
Nibble on them or squeeze them, and she makes the sweetest sound ever. 


Okay, I could just keep going.
There's just so stinkin' much I could say.
But that's what other posts are for.

And well, 
I think I have plenty of videos and photos that can speak for themselves.


Here's a look into the first eight days of five month 
Pippy...

First, some videos...


   
 


I'm considering these Piper's "five month photos" -
A Wednesday at the farm with Kelly and Karina made for sweet memories and lots of photo opportunities.  It's moments like these that make time just stand still for a bit.  I love soaking up every bit of Piper's "firsts." 

Piper's first farm visit...

Big thanks to Kelly for many of these pretty pictures.
And thanks to Dee Dee for Piper's pretty, ruffly dress.






































And...

Memories from the first week of September...




























































































































Piper.  I adore you, my little Mooncheekins.
Thank you for being you.


<3

Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the week! 
Hope September has been treatin' you well.
<3



Month Five Lovin',


17 comments:

Jen said...

Five months already! She's getting more gorgeous every day : )

Rian Eidson said...

How is she almost 6 months old???!!!!! Maria!!! It is not possible! I smiled through your whole post, she is such a beautiful girl! And those thighs! They are awesome!!! And 100% breast milk made! Go mama!!!! So happy for you that you have been able to continue to breastfeed. I look forward to her 6 month post. Have a great week! Xoxox

M said...

She just gets more cute every day! And I love her chubby legs...so adorable! Love the mamas and papas snug chair...my mom just bought one for Brady - the red one with the activity tray - he's just started sitting in it for short periods of time...he loves it :)

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

5 Months is fun, they're still very much baby, and not too much little kid yet.

She is such a cutie.

Alex[andra] said...

The first thing I said to myself when I saw Piper's legs was, "Oh my gosh, look at those chubby little legs!!" Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that :)

She obviously has great taste in music. Justin Timberlake? You go girl!

Adorable, as always!

mail4rosey said...

She's dressed so cute all of the time. Little sweet baby.

I think she was trying to say 'Mom!' in the video. :)

Love her sweet giggles and little fat leggers.

Piper is awesome. :)

Jamie said...

She's adorable. 6 months is my favorite infant age, I think. I love the Rollie pollie body.

NV said...

I just want to eat her up. She is scrumptious!

Janet said...

It's been a very sad day for my beloved city of Ottawa so I just wanted to thank you for lifting my spirit with these beautiful pictures! xo

Heather said...

Ahhh! I love her thighs!!! Too cute. I can't believe she is almost 6 months! I don't want our baby girls to grow too fast!!! She's so stinkin' adorable.

Olivia said...

The way you love her just warms my heart. You are an amazing Mama... seriously, amazing.

And Piper the is the best name because I LOVE all the little nicknames you give her.

And those thighs... how I adore chunky babies! And how in the world has it been six months? Really????

xoxo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Beautiful pictures and videos Maria! The days are moving along so quickly and it is great to see Piper growing so nicely, learning new things and having her first wonderful experiences in life. Hey Maria! I see a budding musician!:) I am so happy for you and your family. Piper is bringing you all such joy. Lots of Love, Friendship and Best wishes always to you, Steve and Piper.

Anna said...

She is just so precious!

Happy 5 Months!

Moosey Mommy said...

She is so precious! I love that you are a mommy, and such a GOOD mommy!! Yay for 5 months!

Faith said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Seriously the leg chub is amazing! I just wanna squeeze them :)

And the fact that JT soothes her means she's all sorts of amazing!

I love the relationship she has with your mom. How sweet that she lights up when she sees her!

You looked amazing in the blue/green gown! Stunning dress on you!

Heather @ Notes from the Nelsens said...

Such sweet pictures!! The animal pics (of course) and picnic pics (hah) are my favorite! And I LOVE the b&w one of you two smiling at each other on the blanket at the bottom of the post! Such a sweet recap! Can't believe Piper's 6 month is only a week away?!!

Jodi Stuber said...

omg. her legs. you can really see those silly rolls in the pics where she is "standing" in her little dress. what a precious little thing. her pics melt my heart, thanks for sharing the sweet love.

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