Piper is Walking Now...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

...And discovering herself in the mirror. She thinks she's cute! Just now, she wandered into the mirror here in the office/sunroom to take a peek at her blue lips, neatly dyed by her black cardboard snack.

She has been toddling around our new house for two weeks now, having finally decided that walking is better than crawling. It is hard to believe that she is really a toddler already; we've barely adjusted to having a baby in the house!

Thank God, she has started sleeping at night again. She has been going through her worst teething spell yet - those molars are giving her a really tough time, everything from swollen gums and crankiness to diaper rash that won't go away.

The end is in sight, I think - I saw the teeth coming through last night.

In the meantime, though, she keeps us laughing. She has this great grin that she gives us when she's deliberately being cute, and this fake machine-gun belly laugh that sounds intentionally malicious. Too many times through Enchanted, I think.

She and Mia (the newly-spayed cat) enjoy playing peek-a-boo and tag around the house together, and she's quite taken with her new buddy, Uncle Gabe.

Every day, we see a bit more of her personality, from the decided "must have what I want" cries to the sweet hugs and cuddles she gives when she's buttering me up for a nursing.

Sorry for the infrequent updates. If you couldn't guess, she keeps me busier these days.


Alethea Jordan said...

I love the first pic. My niece is sooo cute. I can hardly believe it's been a more than a year since that night we were waiting for her to come.

dancebythelight said...

So cute! That transition from crawling to walking is so interesting to me.

~ Kristi ~ said...

wow, kelly, she is so adorable. it makes me want a niece. but, I must say, nephews are so cute too.

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