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1. Smile! It just melts my heart when she gives me a big gummy grin!
2. Sleep...I love watching her sleep. She makes all these cute noises. And, when she was itty bitty at first, I loved just holding her as she slept. It was so calming.
3. Her Lips...She has beautiful, plump lips
4. Stares at the lights. She loves looking at lights indoors or outdoors and she will crane her neck back to look at them!
5. Recognizes Mommy and Daddy's voice.
6. Her plump looking belly. She's my chunky monkey!
7. Calm nature. She is so relaxed for most of the day unless it is her fussy time at night or if it is nap time and she is sleepy.
8. Coo's. I could listen to her 'talk' for hours. The gurglings are so sweet!
Piper slept through the night again! 3 nights in a row!!
Michael and I had our first "real" date last night since Piper was born. Our friend, Brittany, offered to watch her so we dropped Piper off for a couple of hours and grabbed a bite to eat and ran some errands. I guess running errands isn't really a date but I'm going to count it as one just b/c we didn't have Piper with us! This is a busy week for the both of us so it was nice to have some down time with each other. Thanks Auntie B!!
Michael has put his production skills to good use and produced a cute little video of Piper talking and smiling! You'll want to watch it more than once! Just in the past few days she has started being a lot more vocal during the day. I think this clip is about 2 1/2 min. long. Enjoy!!
Grandpa holding Piper in front of the water. She's asleep!
Daddy, Grandpa, and Piper. Piper likes something on the ceiling!
Sleeping Beauty! The water must be calming to her.
Piper loves her Daddy! They are sitting in the rocking chair in her room.
We couldn't get her to smile for any of these pictures!
Isn't Piper changing!! I can't believe it. I was looking through all the pics we've taken of her and it is unbelievable to me as well as exciting and sad at the same time! The Levy life has been quite busy this past week! Not only did we make a trip to OK this week, but Michael celebrated his 5th anniversary at CB&I, we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary, and Piper turned 6 weeks old. BUT, the biggest thing that happened this week was that Piper began SMILING intentionally this week!!! How Fun!! And the second biggest thing that happened was she has dropped a night feeding and is almost sleeping through the night! One night she went from 9-5 without eating. That night I think she slept from 11:30-5! Then last night she slept from 12-6!! We are so close!!! Her last feeding is usually at 9 pm and then she wakes up between 3 am and 5 am to eat again. If she wakes up at 5 am, then I count that as her 1st feeding of the day; otherwise, her first feeding is at 6 am. Anyway, with all that said there was a lot going on!
These pics are in no particular order!
Here is Piper and Lilly in their matching dresses! Aren't they adorable and look at Piper smiling!! I love it! Chandra took even better pics of the two. I can't wait for her to email me those pictures! It was fun seeing Chandra and Lilly. We drove to their new house in OKC on Monday. Chandra and Rusty have done a lot to fix it up! We ate lunch there and a college friend, Sonya, came by to meet Piper. It was good to see Sonya and later I realized that I forgot to take a picture of her holding Piper! On Wednesday morning, Chandra and Lilly came over to Sheryl's house. It was fun to hang out. I wish we lived in the same town!!!
One of my favorite pics of Piper! This picture says it all about her personality...calm and content (most of the time!)
I love this one too! Grammy and Papa John...This picture was actually taken in Tyler. They live in Clinton, OK. While we were in Clinton we also saw Aunt Valerie, and Piper's cousins, Mason and Garrison. I, unfortunately, did not take pictures of them either. Yes, I have a mom brain now!
Leaving for our first big road trip. (Our first short road trip was to Grandma and Grandpa Levy's house. I didn't take good pictures that day!)
This is my Grandma Allen. We also call her Grandma Bill. Piper is wearing the onesie Grandma made at one of my baby showers. It says "I love my Great Grandma." Grandma is 90 years old! Doesn't she look great!
Uncle Trebor, Aunt Sheryl, and Piper in Edmond.
Mommy and Piper...
This is Michael's Aunt Judy. Piper is going to call her Aunt JuJu, I think! She lives in Edmond too!
These are her cousins-Seth, Olivia, Paige holding Piper, and Anna.
This is Grandpa Bill. Piper is smiling--I love it! Grandma and Grandpa Bill live in Drummond, OK. We arrived early in the morning and stayed for lunch. While we were there, we also saw my aunt Kay (the picture I took did not turn out.) and my cousin, Sarah. Grandpa's face lit up when he was holding her. He is going to be 97 in December and looks so good!We also saw my parents and my brother, Allen. It was Allen and Dad's 1st time to see Piper in person. They live in Fargo, OK but we did not get to go to there house. We met them in Woodward and ate dinner. All three of them have been ill and we didn't want to risk Piper getting ill. I was sad that they didn't get to spend more time with Piper b/c we don't get to see each other often. We'll be visiting them again later this summer!
Piper was completely off her schedule for most of the day, but I actually was very calm about it-surprisingly! I think by the end of the night, Piper was wiped out! In the back of my mind, I really thought we would have a horrible night b/c of the lack of structure during the day and I would be having a nervous breakdown this morning from lack of sleep but the Lord really blessed us last night with great sleep! I got her home around 9:30 pm. She ate and fussed for a while but finally fell asleep around 10:45 pm and did not wake up again until 3:30 am to eat!! It was a great night. I woke her up at 6 am this morning to eat and begin our day! What a great night!
Today we have a brunch to attend and then tonight the Flynn family is going to watch Piper while we are at the wedding. The Flynn's are our Sunday school teachers. It will be Piper's first babysitting experience!! I'm excited about it! After the wedding, my sister's family will be arriving to spend the weekend with us! Piper will finally meet the rest of her cousins and her Uncle Trebor!
Here is Daddy and Piper at the rehearsal dinner! My two favorite people!!
This is our friend Jon Rutherford with Michael. He is originally from Midwest City, OK. We met him at the gym when we first moved to Tyler.
And, here we all are. This is Jon's beautiful bride, Brittany! We're so excited for them!! (Look how Piper is staring at Brittany!)
Now, here are some of my co-workers! From left is Marji, Tina, and Nanci with Piper.
And, finally here is Patti, Becky, and Connie with Piper. Piper likes them all!
I crack up each time I look at the pic above b/c Piper is throwing a major fit while Lilly looks on as if she is thinking "What's the big deal? It's just a picture. Get over it!" Below, Piper is a bit more mellow!
In other news...We finally went to church again since Piper was born. It was so good to be back! Each Sunday since her birth we have either had company or a bad night which left us exhausted! Also, Piper is growing a lot these days! She has finally graduated from newborn diapers to size 1 and she has outgrown a few of her newborn outfits. We're finally getting into 0-3 month old clothing! Michael and I held her and weighed on our home scale and she is about 10 pounds now! She has rolly pollies on her thighs! I love it! She's also holding her head up really well! She has had a strong neck since her birth but lately it seems like we aren't having to hold her head as much b/c she has much better control! It is so cool to see her growing but sad at the same time. She is going to be a big girl before we know it!