Thursday, October 15, 2009

7.5 Month Pics

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Big Girl

Ok... so I've becoming terribly bad at updating this thing. I'm thinking of quiting all together. I love that I am doing it so that in the future I will have Hayden's first year down and something we can all look back on but it just feels like homework - and lets face it... nobody likes work. But I'm am going to try to keep doing it. We'll see... no guarantees.

Hayden is 7.5 months - she will actually be 8 months in about a week. She has changed so much, it seems like she is such a little sponge. She can now completely sit up unassisted. Although she occasionally has a tumble if she is too into playing with her toys... or Misha knocks her over. She has one bottom tooth and the second bottom tooth is just breaking on thru (she was a monster because of this today). She says "ba ba ba ba ba" over and over again. I started teaching her baby sign language a couple days ago. I 've only started with Milk, More and Food. They say start with three at a time. I haven't seen her do any of them yet, but I know it will take a while before she picks them up. I've been trying to remember to do them as much as possible, and have told Dad to do the same when I'm not home. She can take a bath in the real bathtub... not her baby bathtub anymore. She loves to splash her hands in the water, and she doesn't mind when I pour water over her head to wash the soap off. She is a great bather! She eats Puffs, pieces of bananas, ham, roast beef, bread, and apples with cinnamon sprinkled on. She has gotten pretty good at her pincer grasp. Although some pieces still do end up on the floor, on her face, wedged under her neck, and down her shirt. She rolls all over the place - I have officially started baby proofing ( actually I just put a couple foam thingys on the corners of the coffee table). She loves looking out the window - she could do this for hours I swear. She loves when Misha licks her face because she gets a big smile on her face, and she hates when she has to play by herself for too long.

So far Hayden has been to 3 weddings, 2 funerals, 1 birthday party, 1 pool party and has celebrated 2 major holidays. She took her first boatride this summer, has gone horse back riding at grandma and grandpas, spent a whole week a way from Mommy and Daddy, and has spent an entire week with her cousin Megan.

Since I think it is just absurd not to post pics in a blog post (especially of cute babies), so I am going to put some up in a separate post.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy 1/2 Birthday Hayden!!

Hayden is now 6 months old... and boy is she getting big! I can't believe how fast she is growing up. I probably shouldn't be saying this, as she just recently started sleeping through the night and I finally have my sanity back, but I am starting to get baby fever. Mike and I don't have any plans right now, but we have officially decided that we are going to start trying again around next June (knock on wood) If it happens then or not we will see. We would ideally like them to be about 2 years apart. Mike has reminded me numerous times that he only wants 2... but he knows I want 3, and I think I will be able to convince him. he he. Well see.

So here are Hayden's stats from her 6 month well baby check up today:
Length: 26.5 inches
Weight: 16lbs 4oz
Head: 16 inches

So I guess she is doing pretty well, her pedi said that as long as they remain on the same curve they are doing great. Hayden did have to get 4 shots today though, which she was not happy about... my eardrums were not happy either. They gave her the flu shot today because the next time we will be back won't be until November - well into Flu season. I haven't completely decided what I am going to do about the H1N1 shot yet - it hasn't been tested on babies or children at all which makes me nervous. Plus I think the fact that Hayden isn't in daycare or around other people that much makes me think she shouldn't be as suseptible. I'm leaning towards not having her get it at all - but we will just wait and see.

So I've been trying to come up with fun activities I can do with Hayden since I pretty much label myself a stay at home mom... even though I do work at night. I went to our local libraries website and discovered that they have Baby Storytime for babies age birth to 24 months. Its completely free and they sing songs and read books and do all kinds of interactive stuff. It is every Mon, from Sept. 14-Oct. 26 at 10:30 - so I registered us. I am super excited about this!! Plus, the library is only a couple blocks away so we can take the stroller and walk there.... and then I will get my workout in for the day :) The only thing I am a little worried about is that right now 10-11am ish is Hayden's naptime. Yikes!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


So I'm trying to decide on what Hayden should be for Halloween. I'm not going to take her trick or treating... or anything like that cause she will only be 8 months, but I just want to dress her up in something cute so I can take a gazillon pics, plus its her first Halloween and all. I found a few cute ones - here are the contenders:

LadyBug Cow Peanut Yoda

Whadya think? Any favs?
Well... the only thing is that these are all under 20 dollars... cause I can't really justify to my husband spending more than that on an outfit she is going to wear for a couple hours. Otherwise, I saw some cute costumes at Babies R Us that are actually sleepers... and only 8 bucks. So she could technically wear it again. Well... I guess I still got 2 months to decide.
In other news: Hayden is officially 6 months old! Happy 1/2 B-Day Miss Hayden!! ... and as your father would say "Time to go out and get a job." Love ya Chunky Monkey (yes... she is one chunkey baby.. but I don't care cause it's soooo cute, suits her well).
Till next time...

Friday, August 14, 2009

5 Months

Sorry it's been awhile, I've been busy keepin' up with Hayden! She is growing so fast. She is such a chunker butt... I can't wait for her 6 month appt. to see how much she weighs... it's gotta be a ton. Not much new here, she is pretty close to sitting up on her own, but not quite yet, probably a few more weeks before she'll have that down. She is a pro at eating solids. She opens her mouth as wide as she can as soon as we put her in her high chair. And if we don't deliver the food to her in less then 5 seconds from the moment we put her in there she starts whining (which actually I think she's learned from Misha) Although sometimes she would rather lick the food off her bib then eat of the spoon in front of her face, she does pretty well for still being under 6 months. So far she's tried these veggies - squash, sweet potato, and peas. And these fruits - bananas, pear, peaches, and applesauce. She's also had some avocado but I'm one of those people that has no idea if its a fruit or a veggie.... so we'll throw it in it's own catagory. She has finally started sleeping through the night... thank god! She goes down around 8-8:30pm and doesn't wake up until 7-7:30am. I'm finally getting more than 4 hours of sleep in a row and lovin' it! Though we've had to switch to Huggies at night because the Target brand just doesn't hold it all until morning and we've had a few accidents. Oh... and her new fav toy is the TV remote - Yah!

So, I don't think I've mentioned this in any past posts but Hayden was born with a birthmark on the back of her head. It isn't anything too out of the ordinary, but it is about the size of a half dollar, brown and flat. Just your average birthmark. Her pediatrician has recommended that she see a pediatric plastic surgery, apparently just to check it out and make sure its ok because of the fact that it is located on her head. Well... her appt was back in June, and I had to work so Mikeed took her. He came home and told me that plastic surgeon says that it is too early to tell what should be done about it. ( He mentioned possible surgery). But he wants us to come back in a couple months and then he will decide. WTF?? So basically we had to pay this guy $100 to tell us nothing... WOW! And we don't think she needs surgery.. we're pretty sure he just wants to make money. I hate doctors like that! I'm still debating whether or not I want to take her back to see him again.

Here are some recent pics from the past month:

I heart Daddy.

Out for a walk to the park. Can you tell we live in MN - all bundled up in the middle of July.

My semi-new highchair Mommy got me on Craigslist for only 30 bucks - reg. sells at BRU for over $100. Love it! Although I had to throw the straps away because they smelt nasty from the previous baby that owned it. Other than that its great!

Monday, July 13, 2009


So I decide to start making some baby food this weekend. Saturday I made Avocados and Sunday I made Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini Squash and Applesauce. For the most part it was pretty easy and fun! Here are some pics:


Sweet Potatoes

Step One:

Step Two:

Step Three:

Step Four: Enjoy!

My freezer - the pink and blue containers I found at the dollar section at Target, 6 containers for $1 and they are the perfect size for baby food!

Hayden enjoying her orange popsicle.

... and trying to be a big girl and hold her bottle herself.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

Chillin in her carseat on the way to the lake.

At the park - first time in a swing and she loved it!

Didn't care too much for her life jacket.

We went back to Tomahawk for the the 4th of July this year. Luckily, car rides with Hayden go really well as she just sleeps the entire time - which means mom also gets to sleep! (Dad drove and Misha rides shotgun). We got to my parents on Friday and just hung out for a while and then Grandpa and Grandma babysat while we went downtown with Kelly and enjoyed the festivities going on. I have to say it is fun to go back once in a while and run into people you haven't see in years! Saturday we went out on the boat for a while out on the Wisconsin River. It was Hayden's first boat ride, and I had bought an infant life jacket for her trying to be a "good parent" and all. Well, first of all, getting her in it was a challenge in itself. Then, once she was in it she looked pretty uncomfortable. I made her wear it for about 15 minutes and then we took it off her. There was no way she was enjoying herself with that thing on her. She seemed to enjoy herself after that for the most part. I thought maybe she would be scared of the loud motor but she was pretty content... until she got hungry of course. Then Sat evening we had a campfire, the neighbors came over and we let off a bunch of fireworks. Then on Sunday, Tarsie, Gary and Kelly came over for a while to visit. And after that we hit the happy trail back to Minnesota! That pretty much sums up the 4th for us - very fun and relaxing! And note to self: Misha will be sleeping outside with Dakota and Kacey next time.... lets just say she got into some Green Chili Dip and had a little accident in the guest bedroom at 4 in the morning!!
*New accomplishment of the week: Hayden can almost hold her bottle all by herself!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

There is something wrong with this picture...

Ok, so I was looking at this website called Cheeky Monkey that sells "unique maternity, baby and toddler gear" and this was one of the products it sells. I guess it it's a type of nasal aspirator. I think I'll pass on this one.

Sleeping Throught the Night & Vaccinations

It's time to celebrate!! Hayden has finally started sleeping through the night. I am still a little hesitant about getting all excited about it, because it's only happened two nights now and knowing her unpredicatability she could go back to getting up at night. Anyways, she usually goes down between 8 and 9 and then yesterday she didn't wake up until 7:30am and today she didn't wake up until 7am. I was not only pleased but so amazed that I was actually able to get a good nights rest! Even though I don't get home from work until 11:30 and don't usually go to bed until midnight. But this is definitly a reason to celebrate in my book!!

Hayden also had her 4 month well baby checkup yesterday. I don't know if I have said this before, but I really like Hayden's pediatrician. She seems so intelligent, and she always talks to us like a regular person, and not a stuffy Dr. who has a "god" complex. Hayden received two shots and one oral vaccination (rotovirus). She didn't quite do as well as last time, but that was because I had to wake her up in the middle of her nap to bring her to her appt. I guess I didn't plan that one very well. I've really never seen her scream so hard. But as soon as we were done and I got her back in her carseat she fell back asleep (and slept for 3 hours!) She now weights 14 lbs. and 12 oz. and she is 25 inches long. So she is in the 75th percentile for length and 50th percentile for weight. I can't believe how big she is getting... and so fast!

Here is a picture of her cute Garfield bandaids she got:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

4 Months Old!

Today Hayden is 4 months and 1 day old. She is getting so big and learning all kinds of new things. She rolled over for the first time this morning. I had her on her tummy for "tummy time" and all of a sudden she flipped over onto her back! So that is the exciting news for the day! I haven't posted on here in a while, and alot of things have happened since. So where do I begin. First of all, I am currently only working part-time. We worked it out so that I work in the evenings when Mike is home, therefore we eliminated daycare. So we are actually saving money now. Plus I get to stay home with my baby all day!! I love it! Here is just a little list of all of Hayden's new accomplishments in the past couple months:

- She started eating solids! She loves Squash and Peas... but hates Bananas!
- She no longer needs to be swaddle at night to sleep, although she hasn't started sleeping completely straight through the night yet.
- She has complete head control - ok, maybe about 98% of the time.
- She has a few new toys, to include: a bumbo, a jumperoo (which she plays in until she wears herself out and I find her passed out in it), new books - she loves Dr. Suess.. and so does Mom!, and many rattles, teethers and other various toys she loves to put in her mouth.
- She loves to suck on her hands 24/7.
- She rubs her eyes to let you know she is tired and ready for a nap.
- She laughs and smiles! (It is the cutest thing ever)
- She loves television... thanks to Dad.
- She's been to 2 weddings already, and loves to dance with Dad.
- She can roll over now!

Well, I'm sure there are lots of other little things I am leaving out. But that was just a little update. I promise I will update this more often!

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure:


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