Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hadley 11 months

How can you be 11 months old! I know I say this every month, but the time is really flying! My itty bitty baby is now a 19 pound 31 inch long walking machine! We are so happy god gave us you, we waited 3.5 years to see a positive pregnancy sign and were told a year before that, they didn't think we would be able to conceive, so you are definitely are our miracle baby and we cherish all our moments with you and couldn't have asked for anything more perfect! We love you so  much and enjoy watching you grow, you are the light of our lives that is for sure!

Clothes: You are wearing some 9 month clothes, but mostly 12 month clothing, even though it is a bit big, It is the right length for your long legs! I have been doing some bargain shopping for you for next year, so you have quite a few things for 24 months and 18 month stuff, plus you are have 2 girl cousins so hand me downs are awesome! I have also already started shopping for the holidays, but mommy needs to get on getting things together for your upcoming birthday and 1 year photo shoot!

Health: You are a great eater and very healthy! You are growing and growing, which makes this mommy's heart sad and happy at the same time! You are just a happy and healthy little girl, that is all we could ask for.

Diet:  You are still exclusively breast fed and also you eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks, for the most part you are getting food we are eating, plus you still love puffs and your crunchies!You take a bottle about every 4 hours and you nurse when I am home about that amount of time too. You are a good eater and don't seem to be picky which is good because your mommy is still a picky eater. I think we are getting close to the end of our breastfeeding journey, mommy was hoping she could make it to 1 year, but I am not sure I can keep up! But either way, I am more than proud of how far we have come, from working 40+ hours a week and being a type 1 diabetic I am proud!

Sleep:  You have finally starting sleeping through the night again, but you every once in awhile you like to get up and nurse back to sleep which I am ok with because I know sooner rather than later that, that you won't want to do that anymore because you are growing so fast! You love to get up and jump up and down in the crib and let us know you are up! You go back down after you get up in the morning to nurse for about 90 minutes and then you take 2 naps during the day, usually a 1 hour nap and a 2 hour nap late afternoon, if i am lucky you will take a 30 minute snooze for me at night but usually you dont' go to sleep until around 10:30 or 11:00 at night!

Baby Gear:  You still love your play table, you are also walking now instead of crawling, so yo love things that you have to pick up off the floor! You also LOVE books, your stroller, Ergo carrier and your car seat! WE just transitioned you to your big girl seat and you seem to love it so far!
Likes:  Baths, walking, running away from mommy as I chase you, laughing, trying to catch Macy, splashing in Macy's water dish, drinking out of your sippy cup swinging at the park, sleeping, snuggle time with mommy and daddy, rocking in your rocker, your sister Macy, feeding time, your crib, pacifiers, car rides, listening to music, eating puffs and sharing them with Macy, being outside watering the plants, shopping with mommy :)  you also love stroller rides.

Dislikes:  Diaper changes, being hungry, running out of puffs on your high chair and also cold diaper wipes and you do not like to be woken up, getting out of the bath and also lately, trying to take a nap you fight it like a ninja!
You are getting so big, you have 5 teeth and are working on number 6, you are walking, pulling yourself up! Saying so many words, momma, dada, dog, papa and bob. You love big people food and we are so happy that you are eating good, I was worried because I am such a picky eater! You also went to the pumpkin farm for the first time and loved all the pumpkins, it was a little early to get any pumpkins, so we will be going back to get those later. You also love to wave at everyone, it is like the miss America pageant when we take you on a stroller ride or shopping, everyone waves back and says how cute you are. You are adored by all the little old ladies at church! So cute.
We just adore you and can't believe that next month you are going to be a year old! I am so overjoyed with happiness and sadness at the same time, this year went way too fast!
Love you to the moon and back Hadley Marie
Love, mommy

Here are a few pictures from the pumpkin farm! Love my family, we wish Macy could have come!