Saturday, December 13, 2014

31 weeks

Oh sweet little quiet baby girl. You are a calm one. Your movements are small, and infrequent still. You have your wiggles, but they are subtle. I don't have half of the braxton hicks I had with he other two, because you are so still, and delicate with your movements. You get the hiccups very often, just like when I was pregnant with Chloe. The only difference is Chloe's were huge movements, that irritated her. She would get them, and toss and turn, and kick. You just hiccup for the long duration, and stay asleep. I can feel that I am carrying you very low. You are still measuring small, and I go in for another growth scan in a couple of weeks. You were measuring at 29 weeks the last time I went in. The nurse practitioner said I measured 1 cm off (whatever that means)
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 I love that I get such a belly. I know it's amazing to see someone who is 35 weeks pregnant, and you had no idea they were even pregnant, but in a sense I feel bad for those people. You don't ever get the niceties that come with pregnancy. Like the polite opening of doors in public, and the kind words of luck that people wish you. I get to feel so special, because what I am doing is so special. I am creating life. That is pretty spectacular.. kinda like this huge belly! So yes I totally own the belly. I enjoy every moment of being this big right up to the end. 

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I have gained the most this time around. All my fault. Totally in my control, but I didn't do anything to fix it. Lots of quick food, and sugar, and no exercise. plus loads of stress. I am 5lbs away from my birth weight with the other girls. Oh well. I'll just nurse it off later.
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Adam calls my belly button "skittle button" he says it looks like I tucked a skittle in there under my shirt. lol
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I have to admit I am a little concerned that miss Pipes won't do so well with the new baby. She is such a momma's girl. We have a special bond, her and I. I don't want to break that, but I know that newborns take so much energy, and I know from experience that my momma bear instincts kick in something fierce when I have a new baby. Even toward my other children. I don't want for her to feel left out. I'm not so worried about Chloe, because she is a big girl, and apparently not that attached to me lol. She is a daddy's girl and has always been. I think she will be just fine.
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Names That I like, but I could have never used
Vada... remember my girl? I loved that movie..

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Piper Jane 1.5

Since this little girl was born she has been a Tiny big kid. Her soul must be old. She knows so much more than a baby should. I am literally amazed by her every. single. day. At night Adam and I just lay in bed talking about the amazing things she has done. I have been thinking about writing this post for the past two weeks, and every time I go to do it I can't even remember all of the things she is capable of because she can do just about everything. I am pretty behind on this post as she is about to turn 19 months in a week and a half, but late is better than nothing
Honestly where do I begin? I can't even write all of the words she knows, or I would be sitting here for hours! She can say almost everything. It may be easier to say what she can't do. For example she cannot say her R's (so cute!) she can't say mango,like it comes out nothing like mango should. She can say full sentences. She understands just about everything. Her signing is off the charts. I can sign something to her once and a week later she will use that sign. (Her Papaw, and Nana would be so proud)
Honestly I can go on and on about how impressive this little girl is.  photo PicMonkeyCollage3_zps9d383aae.jpg One word. Attitude. Same as sister, but Oh are you two different.  photo PicMonkeyCollage4_zpsc3706fc0.jpg You look nothing like me. You take after the Baird side in looks, and there is zero me in your appearance. That may change, but for now. zip. I have seen pictures of your Grandpa Baird as a baby that looks a lot like you. You have a body like your dads. Narrow hips. You still have curls, but only on bottom. The top is straight. You are mostly blonde now with just a hint of peach (strawberry) very light eyebrows, and medium blond eyelashes.  photo 1PicMonkeyCollage1_zps260805f7.jpg . You are a mad climber. You can find something to climb anywhere we go. You are pretty good too.
When You fall down you will cry, but you never hold onto the fear. You get back up on the horse and try again. photo Pips_zpsb2856a6a.jpg
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When you walk you pound the ground girl.
 You like to sit on the potty and push, just like you see sister do. I can usually get a few toots out of you before you sign and say all done. We have yet to have you tinkle or poop on the potty, but you are very interested in going, and totally understand the concept.
 You want everything Chloe has. You are very competitive with her, as is she with you.
 You two fight All. The. Time.  
You are very feisty. You know exactly what you want. You know exactly how to communicate what you want. 
You will not be a pushover.ever. 
You are my strong bright spunky little girl, and we adore the stink out of you!!