Monday, August 27, 2007
Haleigh and Hayden - a new blog site!
I thought the kiddos should have a separate blog together, and leave this one as just Haleigh's life before Hayden. The new address is:

Very original, no?

I won't be posting here anymore so please change your links :o)

Monday, August 20, 2007

His onesie says 'Tax Deduction'... thank you Kristy and Kevin! (from one accountant to another haha)

one week old!

"helping" me with my work this morning... hey, I can type with both hands if he lies there like that!

Thursday, August 16, 2007
these are kind of out of order, but you can figure it out :o)

last night was a dream, much better than our first night home (when I wished we had stayed in the hospital that 2nd night!). Hayden took formula every 3 hours starting at 8:30p, and promptly fell asleep after each feeding so I could catch an hour or two every time.

But then he woke early for a feeding at 4am while Chad was getting ready for work, so we loved on him a little and I decided to try nursing him as an in-between. My milk came in! He was in heaven. And he's still sleeping it off at 7:30a!

Drinking formula makes him sneeze.

proud daddy

our little family, about 6 hours after delivery - Haleigh's expression cracks me up

Haleigh getting ready to come to the hospital to meet her little brother

my last *before* pic, in the hospital at 38w 6d and totally in labor

relaxing before we get our permanent room

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Baby Hayden is here!
Hayden Robert was born on Monday August 13, 2007 at 12:33pm, weighing in at 9 lbs even, 20 inches long. We came home Tuesday around 3pm, and we're all doing great! Haleigh loves her little brother and has been so helpful. She even held his hand in the car this morning when we took him to the dr. for a well check. That went well also, but he has to go back Friday for a weight check and in case he becomes more jaundiced.

I'll post a birth story soon, just thought I'd get some pics up here now :o)

Just over 24 hours old, chilling at home

Relaxing Wednesday afternoon with big sis after a yummy ounce of Similac lol. We're supplementing formula right now until my milk comes in and he looooves it.

Hayden Robert

a close up!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

First we had to show you the newest obsession - Care Bears stickers!

It was a parade of cicada exoskeletons! They were naturally lined up like this, and also in another spot on the same tree. This tree had about 25 on it.

Also, on two different occasions this summer, we've seen cicada killer wasps. Have you seen these things? I can't believe we've never seen them before this year, but they're almost 2 inches long and the females have nasty stingers they use to paralyze cicadas. She takes them back to her nest alive, lays an egg on/in it, and when the larva hatches it eats the cicada alive.

2 1/2 years old!

Say cheese!

My angel

No baby yet... still waiting, and walking, and timing contractions that never last... back to the doc on Monday, and I have a sizing ultrasound on Tuesday. They don't want me to deliver a baby as big as Haleigh was again (9lbs 3oz) so if he's measuring over 9lbs 8oz at the ultrasound, they'll schedule a cesarean automatically. Don't want that, so hopefully he's smaller than Haleigh! My due date isn't until the 21st, but I had Haleigh 2 weeks early so they're just keeping an eye on things.

I look at her now at 2.5 years old and I think there's no way she was born that big. As of her ear tubes recheck last month, she's 36 inches tall and a whopping 25 pounds (the shorts she has on in the pics are size 12 months).

Oh, and that doc is concerned about the size of her tonsils and how they're affecting her breathing at night. So he's going to re-evaluate that in six months when her tubes come out, and she'll likely have her tonsils and adenoids removed shortly after. Not excited about that, but if it helps her sleep/talk/breathe better, then let's just do it.