Poppy- 12 Months Old


Poppy turned 1 year old today!


  • weighs about 22 pounds
  • wears size 4 diapers
  • wears mostly size 12 month clothes
  • wears size 4 shoes
  • has 5 teeth
  • is taking several steps at a time
  • drinks whole milk
  • signs “more”, “eat”, “milk”, and “banana”
  • gives kisses
  • likes: just about any food, pulling things out of drawers, dancing, water bottles, being sung to, playing with Piper, dropping food or her sippy cup from the high chair
  • dislikes: being confined to one spot

Poppy celebrated her birthday this weekend with family. She had a fun time! Although she wasn’t very interested in presents or even the cake, she did enjoy the balloons. Today, she moved up a room at school. She sleeps on a mat and eats food at a table like a big girl. It just doesn’t seem possible that she should be able to do these things. She has done well with the transition to toddler, but she will always be our baby! Happy birthday, Poppy! We love you!

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Poppy- 9 Months Old

9 Months Old Poppy

Poppy turned 9 months old today! She…
• weighs about 20.4 pounds
• wears size 9 months clothes (some 12 months)
• wears size 3 diapers
• has 4 teeth
• can pick up little foods with her fingers and is eating some table food
• can crawl
• has started “creeping”
• claps
• likes: remotes, phones, the plastic skillet from the play kitchen, when Daddy “swims” her in the air, reaching for the diaper cream when being changed, empty water bottles, making noises, picking up and chewing on shoes
• dislikes: when Mommy leaves, being sick

Poppy went in the baby pool for the first time this weekend. She seemed to enjoy playing with the little fountain as she tried to grab the water in her hand.

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Poppy- 8 Months Old


Poppy turned 8 months old today! She…
• weighs about 19.6 pounds
• wears size 9 months clothes (some 12 months)
• wears size 3 diapers
• has 4 teeth
• is pulling up
• is army crawling
• is babbling “mama,” “dada,” “baba”
• has had several colds this month (or allergies)
• likes: the jumparoo, biting everything, scooting around, sitting in the high chair, standing up
• dislikes: getting her face wiped, getting her nose sucked, teething

Poppy was in Uncle Brad’s wedding this month. She was unaware of her huge responsibility as a flower girl, but she did a great job of looking cute as she was pushed down the aisle in a tiny carriage. She didn’t last long in it during the ceremony. She did enjoy falling asleep in it after the wedding though.

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Poppy- 6 Months Old


Poppy is 6 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 17.6 pounds
  • wears size 6 and 9 months clothes
  • wears size 3 diapers
  • is sleeping better, some nights sleeping through the night
  • has 2 teeth
  • rolls over from belly to back
  • sits on her own
  • is very vocal-making lots of sounds
  • has tried sweet potatoes, bananas, peas, apples, carrots, and pears
  • likes: sitting up playing with hanging toys, chewing on her feet, biting everything, peek-a-boo, being tickled on her collar bone
  • dislikes: being tired, peas

The girls started a new day care at the beginning of March and Poppy’s room is right across the hall from Piper’s. Let me tell you, Poppy is a big deal in the two-year-old room. Whenever I go to pick them up, almost all of Piper’s friends come over to the gate and start asking to see Poppy. They ask for her by name. Of course, Piper is usually happy to show her off.


Poppy- 5 Months Old


Poppy is 5 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 16.4 pounds
  • wears size 6 months clothes
  • wears size 2 diapers
  • isn’t sleeping through the night again yet
  • is getting her first tooth
  • laughs and smiles all the time
  • had to stop eating cereal because it hurt her tummy
  • is starting baby food- tried sweet potatoes yesterday
  • is sitting up on her own a little
  • likes: chewing on her hands, toys that make rustling noises, holding onto things, looking at the tv
  • dislikes: getting her face wiped

During this month’s “photo shoot,” I mentioned to Chad that Poppy looked like she could just fall right out of the chair. Seconds later, she did just that- head first toward the ground. Fortunately, I caught her… by her face.

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Poppy- 4 Months Old


Poppy is 4 months old today! She…

  • weighs about 15.5 pounds
  • wears size 6 months clothes, but I’m still squeezing her into some 3 months
  • wears size 2 diapers
  • decided to stop sleeping through the night the day before I went back to work
  • bats at objects
  • laughs on occasion
  • can hold her head up and sit in a bumbo
  • still will not take a pacifier very much
  • likes: grabbing and holding onto toys and rattles, being bounced in the air, playing peek-a-boo
  • dislikes: gas, being in unfamiliar places

Poor Poppy has had to get used to being away from her mommy this past month. We put her in childcare at church for the first time, she started going to daycare at PELC, and Mimi and Pappy even watched her for a couple days while Daddy was out of town. She is in good hands, I know, but I’m sure she’d like to go back to the old days where Mommy held her all the time. Yeah, she’d like that.

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