Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wow, I  am so far behind in blogging. I have all these drafts saved, I just don't seem to publish them.
like I JUST published Miss Hadley's 18 months post...I'm only 4 months behind!

In those 4 months, Hadley has learned a ton of new words and we can pretty much have full on conversations. She understands everything we tell her, which is nice, but we are also getting to that "terrible two" stage and so we spend a lot of time trying to sit her down and explain things to her instead of yelling. She seems to do better when we look her in the eyes and tell her she can't do something. She is so incredibly smart! It amazes me every day that she's mine and I strive to be a good mommy and refrain from raising my voice. We have our days but she is the best little girl.

Just a few days after Hadley's 18 month "birthday", we found out that we are expecting baby #2.
We had been trying so it wasn't too much of a surprise but we are so excited!
We have been trying to explain to Haddie that there is a baby in mommy's tummy and we ask her if she wants a baby, if she wants to give the baby a hug/kiss, sing songs to the baby, etc. She does pretty well for the most part and has started to do it on her own.
We haven't been around too many little babies to kind of "prepare" her for it, but when she is around them she loves them to pieces. She never wants to give them back and she is constantly giving them kisses or saying "Aww, cute!". She is the sweetest and it makes me even more excited to see her be a big sister!

So far, this pregnancy has been completely different than when I was pregnant with Hadley.
I did get morning sickness around 8 weeks or so and I started feeling a little normal again around 17-18 weeks but still have my moments when I feel gross. But for the record, I haven't thrown up! yipee!

I don't sleep. ever.
but I am  a l w a y s  tired.

It's so weird, I will wake up in the middle of the night and just be wide awake..for like 2 hours. It's actually quite annoying, especially because Haddie STILL doesn't sleep through the night.
I haven't gained as much theory is because, with Hadley, I had a job where I sat down all day and now I am constantly moving around at work or I'm chasing Hadley around since she doesn't seem to hold still for more than 2 seconds. But the SPD has come back with this pregnancy (like I was warned), It is painful but life doesn't stop so I just push through it for the most part.

I do have some heartburn/acid reflux, not as bad as I did with Haddie but it still sucks.

I haven't had too many weird cravings.. Peach rings (the candy), Cranberry Limeades from Sonic, FatBoys, Potatoes (of any sort-mashed, baked, fries, etc)..other than that, nothing else comes to mind.

We find out the gender of this sweet babe tomorrow and I am a little nervous.
Not sure why?
With Hadley, I knew she was a girl, but with this one...I don't have the slightest idea.

Guess that's what my next post will be about ;)

Friday, June 6, 2014

18 Months Old!

Life has been pretty crazy around our parts lately, hence the lack of blogging.
The really HUGE lack of blogging.

I know I say it every time, but I just cannot believe how fast the time has gone.
My little baby is now a toddler!!


Hadley is so smart. She started talking around 10-12months and hasn't stopped!
She can pretty much say anything you ask her to and she pronounces it almost perfectly.
She knows all her aunts, uncles, cousins names and of course her grandma and grandpa.
She amazes me more and more every day.

Here are some of her new achievements.

15 Month Stats:
Weight- 24.2lbs.
Height- 31.50

18 Month Stats:
Weight- 23.4 lbs.
Height- 32 in.

Words that Hadley says all the time:
- Nana (Banana)
- Bapple (Apple)
- Cummer (Cucumber)
- Stuck
- Horse
- Beesh (Fish)
- Monkey
- Kitty
- Dog
- Cow
- Tiger
- Bear
- Baby
- Mile (smile)
- Oh no
- Oh ya
- Poop
- Ouch/Ouchie
- Uh-oh
-Oodle (Noodle)
-Bye Bye
- Butter
- Eat
- Cuck (yuck)
- Ball
- La You (Love You)
- Me-eww (Meow)
- Moon (spoon)
- Dump (Jump)
- Stars
- Mark
-Am-e (Amy)
-Meetch (Mitch)
- Tay-yay (Tasia)
- Rae-gee (Ragan)
-Tap-per (Trapper)
-Mam-er-on (Cameron)
- Is-tal (Crystal)
- Boo-ker (Cooper)
- Mya (Jeremiah)
- Skylar
- Kenzie
- Taylor
- Kaden
- Kyle
- Tef (Stef)
- Bice (Bryce)
-Ma-gaw (Grandma)
-Papa (Grandpa)
- Maggie (Gma and Gpa Carters dog)
- May-yace (Macy- Gma and Gpa Carters dog)
- JJ (Gma and Gpa Hawk's dog)
- Haddie
-All ga (all gone)
- Mack-oom (Vacuum)
- Go
- Cool (School)
- Up
- Potty
- Mini (Minion)
- Bee-do (off of "Despicable Me")
- Where go
- Ca-Cake (cupcake)
- Bum
- Hold it
- Watch
- Pea
- Eep (sleep)
- App (nap)
- Bed
- Mon-ters (Monsters)
- Kacker (Cracker)
- Ear-e-all (Cereal)
- Jeez's (Jesus)
- Nuh-Nigh (Night night)
- Eat it
- Monk (bonk)
- More
- Hungee (Hungry)
- Yake-up (Make up)
- Yo-tin (Lotion)
- Help you
- Here ya go
- Tore (store)
- grow-ss (gross)
- Tuggy (Yucky)
- Nance (Dance)
- Dis (this)
- Kick it
- Han (Hand)
- ing-ers (fingers)
- toes
- Mine
- Paper
- Do-wa (draw)
- Be-yee (belly)
- Peas (please)
- Kank-oo (thank you)
-Vi-e-o (Movie)
- Hadley can count to 4 all by herself and to 10 with help.
- Every time the bath water drains she says "bye bye"
- When we say lets go to sleep she runs to the bedroom
- Makes animal noises 
- Tells us when she poops
- Knows where her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth and tongue are.

Hadley loves to be outside. She loves to run, jump, & go on walks.
She has to hold my hand all. the. time. Especially in the car.

In January, Hadley got really sick...after LOTS of visits to the doctor, tests, stool samples, etc. We found out the our poor baby has an infection called "C-diff". Long-story-short, all the good bacteria in her intestines got washed away when she got croup shortly after Christmas which caused another bacteria to overtake her little body..and that caused Hadley to get "c-diff". So my sweet girl has had diarrhea for 3 months. Yes, THREE! I can't tell you how many diapers, diaper cream, wipes, medicine, etc we have gone through. Oh, and we have had to completely cut dairy out of her diet. She can only drink Almond Milk (dairy, soy and gluten free) and Pedilyte. It's been a rough few months. After my employers and co-workers were not willing to help me AT ALL when trying to get people to cover my shifts, so I could take care of my sick daughter, I quit my job and have been able to stay home with Hadley for two months and just started my new job yesterday.

Hadley is getting better (SLOWLY) and has gained most of her weight back..that's one reason why I felt like I could go back to work, but I am not convinced that the bad bacteria is completely out of her system so keep your fingers crossed that when we go in for her appointment today that we will get good news.

This little lady is my whole world and she amazes me every day. I love to watch her learn new things every day. She is so smart and such an independent little girl.