So much happened during the past month. Everything from our town fair, to walks and hikes, parties, and weddings! Not only did these events occur, but Piper is continue to learn new things daily!
Piper started coping our claps and her first claps were with one open hand and one closed fist. She even started clapping when I said the words “clap clap clap!” Piper copies us when we shake our head back and forth, and she thinks it’s a hoot! She raises her hands in the air when we do. And a favorite, she makes tooting sounds with her mouth and knows that everyone thinks she is funny.
SHARING IS CARING
I worked with Piper to teach her sharing. She hands me a toy while I say, “thank you,” And she quickly reaches her hand out, expecting me to share back with her. I am proud of my baby girl and hope that she can share easily with her future siblings and current cousins.
Piper began to say “mamamamama” when she was upset and fussy. I then took this opportunity to say, “yes, MA-MA, say mama!” She continues to chat up a storm by saying mama, dada, doggie, and yeah (without knowing the meaning).
CRAWLING IS FOR BABIES
Piper refuses to stay on her tummy, as she flips herself over to her back in the matter of seconds. Therefore, she refuses to crawl. She taught herself to maneuver by scooting on her booty. This is cute, but also special because her mama did the same thing… from scooting to walking. She also does great sitting up by herself, but once in awhile she will tumble backwards and bonk her head. Every day Piper is getting more stable, stronger, and faster at scooting.
Piper loves story time and has her four favorite books: Peak-A-Who, Peak-A-Boo Animals, Toot, and Down at The Beach. She loves books that you sing, lift up flaps, or have mirrors. Down at The Beach is a book that is similar to the song “The Wheels on the Bus,” but instead of “all through the town,” the book says, “down at the beach.” Every time we read/sing this book (or even before I start), Piper dances by wiggling her body around and side to side. It’s precious.
Just call us sleep training champs! Okay… I’m completely joking but I am proud of the progress we have made. Our bedtime routine usually starts around 7:30pm. We play with toys and read books until she starts getting fussy, rubbing her eyes, and/or yawning. Next, we get her in a cozy long sleeve onesie, warm socks, and her soft, quilted sleep-sack. I then nurse her to give her a little milk before nighttime, and when she has had enough milk, I lay her down with her sound machine and Wubanub. She then talks herself to sleep or rubs her head back and forth until she drifts off to sleep. She usually wakes up around 1:30am and 5:30am. I know some may say this is too much for a 10 month old, but I am treasuring each day and this time when I can nurse her will go by much too quickly.
Per recommendation of her doctor, we worked on just having two naps a day. Piper goes to bed for the night around 8:00pm (with two awakenings during the night) and gets up for the day around 7:30am. She goes down for her first nap between 9:30-10:00am, and she goes down for her second nap around 2:30pm.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Troxel. You’re wedding was beautiful!
Hiked Falls Creek Falls for Piper’s first hike with dada, mama, nana, papa, and auntie Beth. It was a little too close to her nap time, so I carried her most of the way back (mama strength is a real thing).
FAIR TIME IS FUN TIME
WALKS & PLAY DATES IN THE PARK
PARTY HARD & PRAISE JESUS
FAMILY PHOTO OPP
As you can see, this month was full of photos and fun times. With my mama goggles, I can clearly see that she is the most beautiful baby girl in the world. Love you my baby girl.
XO, KATLIN LINDSEY