Piper girl turned three months on the first of July. And here we are...a couple days away from her four month birthday. Four months seems so much older than three months, doesn't it?!
Month three was full of milestones and memories for Miss P.
Lots are already displayed in my last post.
Piper has been gigglin' away.
Aunt Karen surprised her with the puppy dog that inspired
Piper lights up when he sings. And she loves to bite his nose.
Her giggles make me feel so alive. Sometimes, tears fill my eyes when I hear the sound of her joyful laughs. Her laughter is incredible medicine.
Piper started to roll. I love watching her whip that leg around.
She's a determined little girl.
Steve and I (I, especially) love incorporating her name into every song there is.
Did I mention she loves her Daddy?
3 months was a big one. She really came alive. Her personality started really shining through.
And she grew. Oh, how she grew! I can't wait to see her stats at her next appointment.
Her legs are so long. And the leg chub. Oh, the leg chub. (You'll see in the photos below).
I squeeze her leggies all the time. I kiss them. And feel myself explode at her cuteness.
Amazing, the delight you can find in baby leg chunk.
Piper's a solid little babe and a strong one, too.
Piper woke up, all smiles on her three month birthday.
We headed over to Aunt Kelly's for some fun.
I can't even take her expression in this picture. She has a trillion and seven faces.
And this is one of them. She smiles with her eyes. And gives an almost devilish grin.
She looks so much like my Pop-Pop in this picture, it's crazy.
It's a pretty amazing feeling - sharing these moments with Kelly and her babes.
For so many years, I dreamed of times like these...
And now, they're here.
Sweet Daxon is in love with babies.
And I'm pretty sure Piper is one of them.
Pips' expression is priceless!
Chloe asks me to hold Piper about every 28 seconds.
"Mimi, can I hold Piper (Pie-pa, as she says)?"
She pats her head and belly and gives her kisses.
Chlo - Chlo - another heart-exploder.
Piper enjoyed a nap near the powder room while Mommy and Aunt Kelly enjoyed some coffee and chit chat.
She loves the sound of the bathroom fan (and her Sleep Sheep). She also loves her hands free in her swaddlers.
Dee Dee came over the day after P's "birthday" with presents and good cheer.
Piper adores Deeds. And I'm pretty sure Deeds adores Piper.
Princess P was stoked when she saw the tiara and pink, sparkly wand attached to her gift.
She rocked it.
That night, my mom brought over old photos to look through.
Is it me, or do Piper and my mom (in the photo below) share a slight resemblance to one another?!
A lot of people have told me since Piper was born, that she looked like my mom.
I didn't see it too much at the time. But after looking through the photos (and as Piper gets older), I'm seeing it more and more.
My mom was one adorable little girl. I think her and Pips share that "munchkin-esque" quality.
Dee Dee smiled with her eyes, just like Piper.
Princess P tried out her wand and got right to sprinklin' Twinkie with some magic P cheer.
Daddy came home and burst with smiles when
he saw his "Lil' Squish" (his favorite nickname for her).
"Okay, Princess P would like to retire for the rest of the night!"
Okay, maybe just one more round of magical Pippy goodness.
Mommy made a cake to celebrate.
(It was pretty brokea**) - I really shouldn't type ass in my daughter's 3 month post.
Whoops, I just did.
Piper, I know I tell you at least 498 times a day that I love you. But, baby girl, I love you so, so, so much. You blow me away every day. I watch you and the way you take in the world around you and I just melt.
You've got a wild imagination, baby girl. I see it every day. And that makes me so excited.
And proud, too.
It doesn't take much to grab your attention or make you laugh and smile.
Piper, keep that sense of wonder with you always.
Continue to be captivated by the littlest of things.
This world is a crazy place, but there's always good. There's always a reason to smile. A great, big belly laugh can heal a lot of hurt.
And through all of life's ups and downs, there is magic in each day.
Thank you, my little, Princess P...
for bringing magic into every single one of my days.
I love you.
When Piper's Grandma visited last month, she brought quilts that were made for Steve when he was a baby. She gave them to Piper and it means so much to us.
I thought this one made a perfect backdrop for some of P's three month photos.
Pips' favorite shoes are tiny, red patent leather ones from her Aunt Jessica.
She grabs for those feeties even more when she's wearin' 'em.
Pips loves her boot scootin' booties from Aunt Kelly.
While quickly trying to grab a picture of Piper sitting up in her crib, this was the first face she shot at me. I LOL whenever I see this. Hilarious. Oh, I gotta say, Pips, I'm jealous of your funny faces. I thought I had some decent ones, but yours are the best.
Wishing everyone a week filled with smiles...
and magical leg chub delight. <3
Thank you for the always beautiful, supportive and sweet words you send our way.