Thursday, June 14, 2012

Piper @ 4 months

Little Piper is four months old today! Time is flying even faster than it did with Charlie.  Our Valentine baby has turned into such an amazing little girl I can hardly stand it.  Mostly I just want to snuggle her all the time.  The first couple of months with Piper were tough.  She was fussy, she liked to projectile vomit all over the place and she wasn't the best sleeper.  Something magical seemed to happen about two months ago.  The barfing slowed down and now it's basically stopped.  She went from waking multiple times a night to twice, to once to sleeping all night long.  These days we put her down by 9pm and she sleeps until about 6:15am.  We were nervous to talk about it first for fear of jinxing it but I really think Piper is just a great sleeper and we couldn't be more stoked about it.  I was so surprised when this started happening I even searched online for articles about "babies who don't need sleep training" because I wasn't sure those types of babies even existed.  We've decided to just go with it and enjoy every bit of sleep we can get while it lasts.
Currently Piper has auburn hair & blue(ish) eyes.  Nicknames lately are Pip, Pipe, Pip Nasty, Pipenstein, Baby Sister, "BG," Sweet Pea & Sweet Potato.  Sometimes, if Piper has a rough day and is very fussy, Steve will call her a jerk but he's only kidding I swear.

Piper has the biggest eyes.  We make jokes about hoping her head grows into them but we actually love them just the way they are.  She smiles all the time and lately loves to "talk."  Her "talking" sounds just like a cat whining only much cuter.  She has discovered her feet and loves to grab them anytime she can. 
She's started to gain a bit more weight which we're happy about because she was fairly small when she was born and then she started to dip in percentile for weight but she's rebounding well and at her last appointment she weighed in at a whopping 11lbs. 2oz (10th percentile!  Can you say double digits!?!)

She and Charlie seem to get along smashingly well.  Piper loves to smile at him and Charlie can usually be found either kissing her on the head, trying to drag her off her play mat or throwing things lovingly at her face.  He means well.  :)

I started back to work last week which means Steve also started back to "work."  I'm the VP, HR at the Software company I've been with for nearly 5 years and Steve is still being our full-time stay at home parent.  We're all adjusting well and trying to enjoy the craziness that life is these days.

Steve & I agree that we have really been blessed with two great children.  Both Charlie & Piper are sweet, caring, friendly, happy, adorable kids and we couldn't be more thrilled that they are ours.  We are lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky.