Friday, March 20, 2009

We have a walker (and a climber, and a driver, and a...)

Hayden has been one busy little bee lately! Last Saturday after Jimmy's birthday party, Hayden decided she would walk finally. Every day since then, she's walked more and more (although crawling is still the fast mode of transportation!) I've tried like heck to get it on video, but she's sneaky! :) Also, today I found her playing in the sunroom too quietly and was able to document her latest trick: climbing. She climbs up on the little chest by pulling herself up and then stands on it to look out the window! Silly girl...she's too brave tho, and I've tried showing her the safe way to get down rather than just stepping off! Crazy! And...she's been what we call hurricane hayden...she leaves a path of destruction behind her! Our poor house will never survive!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Jimmy's birthday!

Today we went to the Hands On Children's Museum for Jimmy's 1st birthday party. My friend from highschool, Sally is jimmy's mom. We were pregnant together and Jimmy was born just 11 days after Hayden. Another school friend, April also had a little boy, Landon, in March (march 7th). So it's a lot of fun to get them together to play since they are all basically the same age! The Children's museum has a room for 4 years old and younger and the babies sure loved playing! Hayden also loved getting more cake (with so many march birthdays, she's had more cake in a few weeks than she's had her entire (year!) life!) :) She helped Jimmy open his presents too! Despite teething her molars, she had a great time!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yay for the new camera!!

This is her "gimme" signal below...

YAY!! My new camera came today! It has been a long 10 days without my drug of choice: taking pictures of Hayden! :) So, tonight while she was playing I took a few cute ones to feed my addiction. She's getting so big! She climbs up on her little princess buggy and is starting to figure out how to push it around with her feet. She still tries to put her baby doll drew in the trunk for some crazy reason! She also has her fourwheeler that she got for her birthday completely figured out (except for steering!) She climbs right on it and pushes the throttle chasing after us, or more likely, Mijo! She's so fun!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Brown Trout!

Last evening, Hayden was a little constipated (we just went to all milk, no more formula YAY!!) and I think it blocked her up a bit. She was trying so hard to poo that she'd just lay down on the floor and cry! :( Poor thing. She did work some out and I thought that was all of it. SO later in the tub, she was playing around and then leaned over and started to cry, and then sucked up some water. She started coughing and choking, so Jeremy and I were patting her back and got her out of the tub. While Jeremy was getting her in her jammies, I let the drain out and started picking her bath toys out to dry. Then I saw a at least 3 inches long, diameter of a quarter-sized log floating in the water!!! I yelled to Jeremy to come look and see- and when he scooped it out, we confirmed that the reason Hayden started to cry (then choked herself by sucking in water) was cause she let out the HUGEST turd in the TUB!! And we didn't even notice!! We were too concerned with her choking to look around! :) HAHAHA!! At least it was solid!!
Sadly my camera is broken so I couldn't take a picture
(which I'm sure Hayden will be thankful of when she's a teenager!!)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Party Pictures!!

Hayden's 1st birtday party was a huge success!! She loved the cake...had to take a quick tub to clean up to open presents. She surprisingly made it through all the presents and loved all of them. She has started to figure out the little four wheeler that Grandma Angela & Grandpa Neal got for time until she's flying through the house on that thing! Happy Birthday my baby (not baby any more!!) :(
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I ~~CANNOT~~ believe that my baby is not a baby anymore! :(

Exactly a year ago (almost to the hour!) my water broke and there was no turning back. I had the fastest labor...and had planned on getting that epidural long before I felt most of what I felt!! ;) I wouldn't change anything looking back though. At 1:38 pm the most beautiful blessing came into our lives and has changed our hearts forever! Hayden Ramona weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. And a year later she is 21 pounds 7 ounces and 30 inches! It is a miracle how such tiny, lump-on-a-log baby can blossom into a vivacious talking, screaming, laughing, walking little girl in only a year! Jeremy & I say that this last year went by SO fast...but yet it seems like we've come so far. Motherhood is hands down the best job on Earth. It may not be glamorus, but oh the cup runneth over! :)

Our little Haydie-bug is so much fun right now. Everyday she learns or does something new and it's my tireless goal to keep track of it! haha!!

- She has learned how to safely get off the couch! YAY!

- She says "mama", "dada", duck "da", doggie "da-ee", that "dat", "hi"- in addtion to all the words in her own language

- She can walk, but only will when she choses. Usually she'll only take a few steps inbetween items (table to couch, chair to wall, etc.) It wont be long before she's totally running through the house!

- She has become very opinionated and throws "mini-tantrums" when she doesn't get what she wants, or more likely has something taken away that she shouldn't have! :)

- She's still an adrenaline junkie: stands up on her rocking chair and rocks herself, climbs up to the top of chairs/couches and leaps, dives off of the stairs, loves being thrown super high in the air and hanging upside down.

- Lately she really likes to be outside, but our weather just doesn't cooperate. We try to take her for a walk every day, weather permitting. She points to the door and waves bye-bye! :)

- For some reason she likes to suck on pens, chapstick, whatever she's playing with and will wander around with something hanging out her mouth while both her hands are free to play! :) She's so weird sometimes! :)

- She loves to drink water from our cups, so I'm hoping the transistion from bottle to cup comes easily!!

Hayden had her 12month well check on Friday (2/27) and she did great! She is at the 50 percentile for weight, 75% for height. Can't remember the measurement for her head, but it was in the 75%ile. She was cracking me and the doctor up! She was showing off all her tricks: taking steps, clapping, talking, waving, etc. Our pedi asked if she could take her home! Her ears looked clear (I was afraid of an ear infection coming on with the cold she's had), teeth/throat looked good and she checked out all well! Peditrician recommended that we discontinue baby food (purees) and increase table foods, since she seems to like them just fine (haven't found anything she doesn't like yet!). Also, since her cold is on the way out, she gave us the go ahead wean off of formula to whole milk and from bottles to cup. She also said that to try a real cup, rather than the sippy (which Hayden loves her water in a sippy!). So we'll see how that goes!

She had to get 4 shots and the toe prick for anemia testing...screamed and was pointing to the door and waving bye-bye as in "lets get outta here!" But once we were in the car, she was totally happy and playing with her book again!! All and all...good appointment. I'm just not ready for my baby to not be a baby anymore! Her daycare even said that she's looking so grown up now.

Her party is on later this afternoon and I'm super excited...I will post pics afterwards!!