Friday, January 30, 2009

12-month Portraits!

We had Hayden's 12 month pictures taken today (yah, about a month early, but I wanted to have them done so I could use them for her birthday invitation!) They turned out super cute...she's always so serious once the camera comes out! :)

A few of my favorites!

Monday, January 19, 2009


I will post an update all about our mexican vacation, but wanted to get the links up to the pictures in the very least! :) And added just a few of my favs (out of the 350 pictures that I took!)

Monday, January 12, 2009


While hayden is napping, I figured I would update! We are here in Cozumel, safe and sound! This resort is mucho bonita!! The website does not do it any justice! When I get home, there will probably be thousands of pictures to look at! That is all for now, since this is a spanish keyboard and it is harder than crap to type! Hasta Luego!!

Friday, January 9, 2009


So I FINALLY am at my goal weight!! I have been trying to lose ONE measly pound since the week before thanksgiving!! I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't gain any during the holidays, but still was hanging onto that last stinkin' pound! Well, Fridays are my "weigh-in" days and this morning, I was right 140! I have lost 21 pounds in 23 weeks! And, since I was able to maintain (even if 1 pound heavier!) for so long, I'm very confident that I'll be able to stick with this one! :) I of course would love to lose/tone up more, but am very happy with myself for losing all my "baby"weight by the time we leave for MEXICO!!! speaking of which...we leave on Saturday for Portland where we'll stay the night and fly out early Sunday morning to Cozumel. Well, I-5 has been closed through Centralia/Chehalis due to flooding since Wednesday! Luckily, we just heard on the news that it will reopen this evening...just in time for us to make it to Portland! :) YAY!! Today has been a great day! (Hayden even slept in until 8am this morning!)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dr Appointment

Hayden's ears are just fine and we got a lot of good travelling to mexico advice from her dr! She weighs 20 pounds 12 ounces and is 30 inches long! She didn't gain much in the last two months, but then again, she has gotten VERY mobile and works off a lot of calories! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! & 10 months old!

Today is Hayden's 10 month birthday, as well as the first day of 2009! Happy New Year everyone! :) I cannot believe that Hayden is almost a year old already!! This last year sure flew by...where did the time go!?

Hayden is so stinkin' cute these days! ;) She is so much fun...although she can be rotten at times too! As far as stats go...she is going to the dr tomorrow to get her ears checked before we go to mexico, so I'll post an update then with weight/height, etc. She is in mostly 12 month clothes and just went up to a size 4 diaper this last week. We can always tell when she's ready for the next size when she pee's through them at night (12 hours is a long time for a diaper!) She has all four upper teeth mostly in now and still the lower centrals for a total of 6 teeth! And...she's started biting. At first it was cute and funny...but now it actually hurts, so we're working on breaking that habit shortly! She still has 4 bottles a day, but is starting to not eat much of her 12noon bottle, so we may cut that one out soon. She has 7 oz at 7 am, 6oz at 12noon, 6oz at 4pm and 8 oz at 7:30pm. She will eat at least a jar of baby food for breakfast (8:30am), lunch (1pm) and dinner (6pm), as well as any finger foods we give her. She's a good eater and I'm anxious to see how much she's weighing in at! She's heavy!!

Hayden is standing very well and cruising along/between furniture, walls and cupboards.
She is standing unassisted for a good minute or so before she realizes it and then falls over!
She is using her walk-behind toys that she got for Christmas to get all around the house. She hasn't quite figured out how to steer them yet tho!
She would rather feed herself than get anything from a spoon, and then run her hands through her hair! :)
She's eating more and more table foods. Last night she really enjoyed a tortilla at Plaza Jalisco!
She is very vocal and does this high-pitched squeal that drives me nuts!
She says "mama", "dada" (and knows what/who they mean) and all sorts of baby-babbling.
She is mimicing everything we do: snorting, laughing, coughing, clicking her tongue, etc.
She FINALLY started clapping! I have tried to get her to do it for months and she JUST started yesterday (12/31 happy birthday daddy!)
She LOVES pictures. She will point to any picture frame, or the fridge and loves to look at all the pictures as we tell her who they are.
Her pointing (or gesturing wants) has evolved from just the hand point to actually using her pointer finger!
She's doing stuff on command, like wave bye-bye, high fives, "give me (insert object she's not supposed to have)", etc.
She knows the word NO but still pretends to not understand! When we tell her "no" she shakes her head "no-no" over and over! :) She has gotten really defiant and stubborn this last month (especially with mijo's food/water bowls).
Her favorite games are peek-a-boo and "i'm gonna get you".
She has mastered the stairs. She can crawl up them in less than a minute! But to get down, she just turns and leaps...scary!
Mijo (our chihuahua) is her favorite friend, but she has to have her mickey mouse doll to sleep now!
She has found my long hair and thinks it is halirious to tug on it! She's always played with it while eating her nite-nite bottle, but now it has to be pulled back. Otherwise, she'll pull and then laugh and not finish her bottle! ;) Silly girl!
She loves the tupperware and measuring cup/spoons drawers and books! She brings us books to read to her all day long!
She still has a little bit of the stranger/seperation anxiety...doesn't always like to be handed off to strangers, or like it when I leave the room for a few seconds! :)
She loves dancing! Even in the car, if the radio is on, she dances in her seat!

Alright...I can't think of anything else! :) See ya next month!!