Wednesday, September 23, 2009


One is a lot of things...the loneliest number, a singular sensation, a U2 song, first is now the age of my baby girl! Haley turned one this morning at 6:30 am. She was not so happy with her Happy Birthday wake up song. In fact, she cried the whole time. I could be the fact that she stayed up late last night and normally sleeps until 8. The rule in our house is nobody cries alone, so mommy cried for a little while, too. I never knew that a year could go by so fast!

Haley now walks all of the time and loves to talk to "Gu". We all know that is Gus. Yes, our child's first word was the dog's name. I will post photos from her cupcake tonight.

Happy Birthday Haley!

Monday, August 31, 2009

The past month has been full of travel and fun vacations. It was nice to be home this weekend! Haley is all over the place! Her new love is opening and closing doors. She laughs hysterically when she closes the door and flashes her smile when she opens it. Her giggle has been replaced with a belly laugh that Trey and I can't get enough of! Haley had her first ear infection a couple weeks ago and has recovered nicely. She loves the taste of the "bubble gum medicine" as Uncle Shawn and Mommy used to call it.

She takes steps and then realizes that she isn't holding onto something and drops to the floor. Walking is not too far away. She loves all food, red meat included, and can't get enough blueberries and strawberries at each meal. Haley gets 3 "bottles" at day care each day. To get her used to not taking a bottle, last week she had one serving in a sippy cup. She took to it with no problems. This week, she is getting two servings in a sippy cup. This makes bottle washing time at night much quicker! We are also mixing mommy's milk with cow's milk. She didn't notice any difference. This makes mommy happy since she is ready to stop pumping at work!!

Mommy finally got birth announcements sent out. My goal was to accomplish this before her birthday. I made it with a month to spare. Emily Post and my grandmother are probably disappointed in me.

We went out to eat on Friday night for Miss Amy's birthday at Mattitos. We are so used to eating at 7 and bedtime at 8, mommy was a little panicked about getting to the restaurant at 7:30. We didn't order until after 8 and she got even more nervous. Nothing to worry about, little Haley did great and was still going strong at 9:30. I think that she was asleep before we left the parking lot. Miss Dusti took a couple photos that I wanted to pass along.

The first is what we like to call the "Sam Elliott" pose. Trey and his friends did this pose in college and we have now officially roped Haley into it.

Sweet Haley!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We changed up Haley's schedule, so now I pump and she gets a bottle when she gets to daycare. She now sleeps until 8:00 in the morning, which makes things great on the weekends, but means that I don't get to see her awake in the morning. This has caused me to have an overly emotional week, but I know that it is for the best. I always try to look on the bright side of not fun situations! I now get to work at 7:00 am so I leave between 4:15 and 4:30 in the evenings. This gives me an extra hour with Haley at night.

Trey is great and sends me a photo of her every morning. Some mornings she is just waking up, sometimes she is smiling at me and sometimes she is crawling away and won't sit still. This morning's photo shows that the love of shoes is something that all females are born with. We can't help but love them. Trey said she dropped everything and started playing with them. She takes after her momma!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Trick

We got Haley a push toy a couple months ago and she has shown zero interest in it. I pulled it out last night and this is what she did....I don't think that walking is too far off...

We lowered the crib to its lowest setting on Monday night and removed the mobile and soother. She is getting too big for me!

Monday, July 6, 2009

9 Months!

I can't believe it, but little Haley Who (our nickname for her) has turned 9 months old. She is now 17 lbs. 13 oz (25%) and 28" long (75%). We have had her traveling over the last few weekends and have one more trip to go this weekend. We had fun at Hyatt Lost Pines with the Bookters and went to San Angelo for the 4th of July. More photos to come in a different post.

Haley is crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything! She can also stand for a few seconds (up to a minute) on her own. I am afraid that she will be walking before 1. She LOVES to talk and jabber on- does that surprise anyone! Check out the video to see her in action!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday morning walk

Trey and I decided to take a walk this morning with Haley and Gus. Haley got some new shades and a hat and wanted to look she has to try! Gus chased ducks and almost pulled Trey into the pond.

After nap, we are going to hit the baby pool!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Your child is active...and she talks a lot...

Words that I guess I better get used to. The nursery workers at church said that to me yesterday. I had told them that Haley was crawling and pulling up on everything. She was so active that the second hour of church was spent riding around in the buggy. Trey and I volunteer in the nursery and could hear her talking and kicking her heels against the buggy for most of the hour. I remember the days when Haley would just lay around and sleep...those are gone! Now we chase momma and daddy and try to keep up with Gus. Gus is the favorite target these days. He has learned to lick her in the face and she will stop. We have not found the dog food bowl yet!!

Haley is now 8 months old...yikes! Her favorite foods are sweet potatoes, chicken and pears. I am making her baby food and she seems to enjoy what I make. She dislikes peaches and bananas. She can feed herself puffs, ritz crackers and yogurt bites. She has quite the appetite. She has also tried turkey, green beans, peas and carrots. Haley is a great eater, but is still in the 30% for weight. She gets weighed again this month! I can't believe that she is 3 weeks away from being 9 months old!

Haley also has 2 teeth and signs are pointing to her adding a couple more this week or the next week. She is making a great face to show off her pearly whites.

Gus turned a year old in May. He can catch any frisbee that is thrown in the air now. He also knows the names of his toys and can bring them to you when asked. He gets jealous when we spend too much time with Haley. He also enjoys story time.

We now like to play in the pool...more on that later!