Jooniper, 4 months

Meet my very own baby girl, Jooniper Lee Ledford.  Like many little girls, I had my boy/girl names picked out years and years ago.  If I had a girl she would be Jooniper, after the main character in my absolute favorite movie as a kid- Benny & Joon.  If it was a boy he would be Jerry Theodore, after my Husband, and beloved Grandpa who is my Mom’s Dad.  For some reason, while I was pregnant we were all sure I was having a boy.. maybe because there are so many girls in both of our families.. ‘time for a boy!’.  But alas!  We had us a little Jooniper!  We gave her the middle name “Lee”.  It is Jerry’s middle name, his mother’s middle name, and it is also my other Grandpa’s name (on my Dad’s side), and it is also incorporated in my sister’s name- LEEanna.  

Jooniper has been an amazing little baby.  Her birth was easy and relaxed, which pretty much describes the past 3 months too! Now, at 4 months, she has blossomed so much (I’m sure I’ll find myself saying that various times throughout her life).  She is starting to jabber a little and we have recently discovered she has dimples when she is really really happy.  She is learning hand-eye coordination is even grabbing her feet!  …You’ll have to excuse me, as a brand-new mother, I’m just as amazed as she seems to be at everything.  

So without further adieu, meet is my baby girl Jooniper. 

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Everything goes right to the mouth. 

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 The two above photos may be my all time favorites.

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 WE HAVE DIMPLES

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 She has the pretties eyes I’ve ever seen.  (and not to toot my own horn, but her eyes are the only thing she got from me!)

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A NURSERY IN PROGRESS

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Joon takes a nap, above her is a small painting from her Daddy.

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Hand-painted bird houses, left over from our wedding favor

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oops… i woke her up.  :)

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Left- Tree painting by Mommy a few years back, Bird painting by Daddy for Mommy while pregnant.

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Great thrift store find!

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Toy box was made by my Dad when I was 2 years old.

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Another painting by Daddy

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