Everything and nothing feels different the third time around. Eat, play, sleep. Eat, play, sleep. Cry. Blow out of diaper. Eat, play, sleep. Developmental milestones, like smiling and rolling over (she's so close to rolling over!), are just as exciting to witness; they're just less surprising than they were the first time around when you can't imagine your tiny newborn will ever be able to do or say anything.
At 3 months, Piper continues to be relaxed and happy. Nothing thrills her more than playing with her big sisters or catching a glimpse of the beautiful and hilarious mystery baby in the mirror. Who is that girl anyway? She's also Miss Grabby Hands. Don't think you can get near her and then retreat with your hair intact. Everyone takes one look at her now and simply says, "Jeff."
This month I thought I'd capture some of those lovely rolls before she gets mobile and they melt into muscle. And I couldn't forget the balding pattern in the back. It's too much. Too much!
My talented friend, Kelly, made the gorgeous quilt Piper is lying on six years ago in preparation for Cricket's arrival. The pink tutu was a gift for Piper from Cricket's beloved preschool teacher, Ms. Hailey.
I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.