Friday, February 25, 2011

Sneak Peek

Yesterday we had Hadley's three month pictures taken. Here is a sneak peek! The photographer wanted to get a bunch of shots of her on her tummy, but Hadley wanted none of that- she would roll to her side every time! Hadley was well behaved but I was working hard for her to smile. Good think no one was taking pictures of her crazy mom trying to make her smile!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Three Months

I know I will say this every month, but I can not believe my little baby is three months old. All the books say that a three month old baby is considered an infant, not a newborn. Where did the time go? Everyday Hadley learns something new and I love watching her take in her surroundings. Everywhere we go people comment on our beautiful, happy baby and I am so blessed that she is mine! 

Here is what life with our THREE month old is like:
Sleep: Girlfriend, you love your sleep! For the last week, Hadley has slept from 9:30 p.m-8:45 am. This makes mommy very happy! I usually wake up before her and get some quick chores done around the house! She eats a lot when she wakes up and is in the best mood in the morning. She is still sleeping in our room in her bassinet, but we will be making the transition to her crib soon. 

Eating: Still a great eater and eats about 4-4.5 ounces every three hours during the day. 

Sizes: Still wearing 0-3 from just about everywhere. Wearing size 1 diapers. You still have a while to fit in these clothes. I don't think we're close to making the 3-6 month switch! That is OK with me! The less clothes you grow out of the better!

Things you love: You love your paci and you love eating. You roll over now and I think you love being able to control getting off your tummy. You love being held and talked/ sung to. You light up when people are giving you attention! You LOVE your hands!

Activities: You play in your swing, on your play mat and in your bumbo during the day. Your favorite activity is playing with your hands.  

New things you do: You smile all the time and talk and coo. You also kick your little feet when you are laying down. Playing with your hands is a new thing and you are so proud when you can join them together! You are such an expressive and verbal girl all of a sudden.  

Schedule: Your schedule during the day is very repetitive. You eat, play for about an hour and then sleep for about hour. This happens every three hours and you are very predictable. We don't go off this schedule during the day. Her nighttime routine starts at about 8:30-9:00. We cuddle and wind down and after her last feeding I swaddle her and rock her for a bit and then put her down. Last night she was wide awake when I put her down but she sat in her bassinet cooing for about 20 minutes before she fell asleep. I went in every few minutes to put her paci in, but she fell asleep completely on her own!

Funny moments: I literally have only changed Hadley out in public a few times. Maybe once. We're not gone for too long and her potties are pretty predictable. Well, this changed on Wednesday night. I went to dinner with the Pfeiffers, and Hadley had a diaper changing emergency! Derek wasn't there so I take the baby and the diaper bag to the restroom, get out the changing pad, put her on the table (all with one hand, of course). I go to remove the diaper when I realize I made a huge mistake. The diaper bag had NO DIAPERS.  I grabbed her and shouted out to Caroline and had to borrow a big diaper from Emily to get us through the dinner.  The whole process took about 15 minutes, the baby was screaming, I was sweating and the fellow restaurant patrons were staring. Next time Derek will be in charge of a public diaper change!! Moral of the story: always check the diaper bag!

Hadley, our lives changed the moment you were put on my chest three months ago. These 90 days have been amazing and its overwhelming to think how much better its going to get. I love you so, so much.

Happy birthday, sweet Hadley.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


This week we've done a lot of playing. Hadley has really been paying attention to her little hands and they are her favorite toy! She slowly brings them together and keeps them clenched in a fist and shoves them in her mouth. I bought these little rattles that you velcro to their hands so that they can play. This week I put her on the counter in her lounger while I cooked dinner and she played with her rattles for about 30 minutes!

Here's a quick video of her finding her hands...

Caroline and Emily came over and we all went on a walk through our neighborhood.

Then on Thursday our playgroup switched it up a bit and we went to the park to play and celebrate Alex's birthday! It was so good to be outside with Hadley and I can't wait to spend more time outdoors with her.

Hadley and Laighton talking

Hads and Mason

Kennedy and Hadley's bright strollers

We got lots of funny looks while walking to the park!

Time to go home!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

We hope your day is filled with love!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Every Thursday Hadley and I go to our weekly playgroup. We go to people's houses or to the mall or to the park to let the babies "play" and the mom's talk. I look forward to Thursdays every week and I'm so thankful for the friendships I've made! This week we came to our house and Maverick conveniently had a haircut so she missed all the excitement! All the babes wore their Valentine's outfits.

 Hadley getting a workout in before everyone got there

Sweet Molly made herself right at home

Emily and Alex enjoying a snack

Out of all the toys Maverick's dog bowl holder was the fan favorite! 

Impossible to get a group picture! 

Playing with her new best friends- her hands

Em and Knox- the only boy there this week! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Roll Over

2 weeks ago Hadley rolled over on our bed (from belly to back). I wasn't sure if it was a fluke or not since it was so early. Well, she is definitely rolling over! Every time she is on her belly she rolls onto her back. I can't believe what a big girl she is! We are so proud of our rolling girl!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Twenty Six

Yesterday, I celebrated my 26th birthday. It was the best birthday I've ever had. My 25th year was amazing and I can only imagine how good this year will be. We celebrate big in our families and we joke that its more like a birthweek than a birthday!

We went to Bob's on Saturday night with my family and Hadley got to hang out with Mimi and Pa. It was our first "fancy" dinner without Hadley since she's been born!

On Sunday morning we had brunch at the club with the Johnson clan to celebrate my birthday. Then Derek and Hadley hung out while I went shopping. It was the best day. I loved spending the whole day with Derek and Hadley.
 I'm glad there's one big table that will fit our whole family! We missed the Ross Family!

Hadley with Mimi and Pa

And on Sunday night we had a Super Bowl Party birthday party at my parents! There was lots of food, lots of babies and lots of fun! Derek and I were big winners at my parents house and even little Hadley won the third quarter on the Johnson's board! (Pa, that means Hadley is getting a new bow!!) Even I love football when I can win $50!

 Heidi (and baby due July 6th!!!) loving on Hadley
 Poppy and Hadley

 Hads was extra sweet to me on my birthday!

Kennedy, Hadley and Emily playing

 Sweet Cousins

Thank you to all my family and friends for making my day so special! 26 is going to be a great year!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Baby

We are officially on day 4 of being stuck in the house. Maverick is antsy, I am bored and stressed about Derek driving and Hadley is just as sweet as ever! I'm sure if this happens next year when she is a toddler I will have a different opinion! No doubt the snow is beautiful but we are sick of it!

I had to take Hads out to see her first big snow.

Here's to hoping we finally get about freezing and this stuff starts to melt before Super Bowl Sunday my birthday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


We haven't left the house since Monday morning and we have a little cabin fever! We've been spending lots of time laying in bed and watching movies. Here are a few videos from this week. This first one is called drama queen...I wonder where she gets that from! Hadley is the happiest baby and when she gets mad this is what it sounds like...she's a little dramatic!

Little drama queen

Hadley has been working on her neck control and is getting so strong! This video is hilarious. I've watched it 100 times and I still laugh. Isn't she just the cutest?? I love how she works so hard to get her head up and then it flops down so hard!

So strong!