Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Rubber Ducky You're The One!

Piper's bathroom is all rubber duckies. So we decided we'd take a picture of her with some of them to frame and hang on the wall. She was being very difficult. As you can see by the first photo, she doesn't like being naked. But at least we got one good one!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

4th Floor Concert

Ryan's best friend, Dustin, just got back from Japan. He was there for 13 months working at Disneyland Tokyo. He is part of an a capella singing group called 4th Floor. The other 3 members were in Japan as well, so they had a welcome home show at AMC Pleasure Island for all of their friends. Grandma babysat for a few hours while we went. It was Mommy's first time away from Piper. Grandma took this picture while she was babysitting.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Grandma Hoffman and Grandpa Stevie came for the weekend. Piper got to take her first trip to Epcot. We watched the drummers in Japan, met Aladdin in Morocco and ate dinner at Rose and Crown Pub in England. As we were on our way out Illuminations started, so she even got a glimpse of her first fireworks. She opened her eyes real wide to watch them and would blink every time there was a bang. Only 3 weeks old and she has already visited 2 Disney parks!

Monday, May 22, 2006


What's better than a pacifier? ... Daddy's nose!!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

First Trip to Disney

We spent the day today with Grandma. We started out by going to Target and then met Laura for lunch at CiCi's. After CiCi's it was off to MGM. The girls I worked with while I was on restrictions got to meet Piper and they all thought she was beautiful. Daddy got out of work at 4 and met up with us. Star Wars weekend is going on now, so we met a few Star Wars characters before we went to find a spot to watch the parade. During the parade all the characters paid extra special attention to Piper, they loved her! After the parade a few more friends from the entertainment department came to meet Piper. On the way out we stopped to meet Minnie and Alice. Piper's first trip to Disney was lots of fun. We can't wait to show her the other 3 parks!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Back to Work for Daddy

Ryan went back to work yesterday. I know it was tough for him... me too. So yesterday it was just me and my girl. It wasn't too bad, though I didn't get anything accomplished. Mom took the day off today to help me out a bit. She cleaned Piper's bathroom for me, went to Walgreens with us, and helped me organize Piper's room a little more. It was a big help. Especially when I wanted to take a shower and when Piper insisted on a bottle while I was trying to pick up. We're by ourselves again tomorrow, but Friday Mom has off. So Friday Mom, Piper and I will be venturing out. We're going to open a savings account for Piper. Then we're going to head to MGM so the girls I was working with can meet Piper (Daddy will be there too) and so we can watch the parade (it has a new opening unit that I haven't seen yet for the new movie Cars).

It's really amazing how much one tiny little person can affect your life. I knew she would, but I never imagined it would be this much. I find myself staring at her when she's doing nothing more than napping, holding her just because I don't want to put her down and smiling at her when again she's just sleeping. I can see it in Ryan's eyes too. He is head over heels for his little girl. He is a GREAT Dad. And I can tell that he feels the same way I do. Being a mother is the toughest job anyone will ever have, but it's also the most important and most rewarding. I finally know how my mother feels. I hope that I am as good at this job as she is.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

Daddy made breakfast (it was Eggos, but we didn't have any eggs in the house). Piper got Mommy a plaster handprint kit. Once we showered we went to Grandma's to spend the day relaxing. Grandpa and Daddy made dinner, which was very tasty. And we stayed until Survivor was over.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Wet Hair

Daddy loves when Piper's hair is still wet and all messy!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My Puppy!

We introduced Piper to Puppy (Pluto for you non-Disney folk) for the first time. She was very surprised to see him on her belly. But she still liked him. We have a Disney Dork in the making!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Just a few More

Piper loves her swing that her Papi (Papi is Grandpa Kirsch) got her. She fell asleep seconds after we put her in it. And she loves our squishy couch too. Well, I guess she really likes anything that's soft and warm to nap on.

Rub a Dub Dub

Piper's first bath. She cried the entire time, but she smelled so good afterwards.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sleepy Time

Piper and Daddy napping in the hospital.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Welcome to the world!

Piper Angela Kirsch was born on May 6, 2006 at 4:27 pm. She was 6 lbs 2 oz and was 19 1/4 in long. Both Mommy and baby are doing great. Piper looks just like her Mommy, but has her Daddy's lips and ears. She is beautiful and we can't stop looking at her. She loves to cuddle and often will start crying hte second she is set down. She is very alert, her eyes don't stop moving, but I don't think she can see clearly yet. Enjoy a few pictures of her first day in the world.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Dr. Appointment

My doctor appointments are now weekly. Today was this week's. We saw the nurse practitioner/midwife today. We see her much more often than my regular doctor, which is fine with me. We like her much better anyways and I plan to request to have her deliver the baby. We really don't have too much control over it mainly because it depends on if one of them are already at the hospital and if all is progressing well. Anyways, she said that everything looks ok. The baby is already positioned for delivery. That doesn't mean that I'll deliver early. In most first pregnancies the baby usually does this around 2 weeks before delivery. I lost 2 pounds since last week, but I hadn't had much to eat today. It's normal to lose weight towards the end anyways.

Other than that everything is going well. We are still in the process of moving, not quite there yet. But all the furniture is in (except for our dresser and bookcase which need to be painted)and almost everything is over there. A lot of unpacking to do! Of course the most important things, like our clothes are still in our bedroom at Mom and Dad's house. So we're still staying there. We've stayed at our house one night so far and we should be able to a couple more times this week. And hopefully by this weekend we'll be living there for good.