Friday, September 30, 2011

Hailey Jo {1 - 3 months}

 July 26, 2011
This is you at 1 month old:
Hailey Jo & Dylan Joseph

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You weighed 6 lbs 9 oz at birth (29%).

You were 19 3/4 in long (63%).

Your head was 14 inches around (69%)..

You were born with a full head of hair just like your Daddy and it continues to grow everyday.

You are such a good baby, super content and seem to have a "go with the flow" attitude.

You used to like being swaddled your first month, but since then you like your arms and hands out. Daddy was really good at swaddling you.

You went to the Doctor again for your 2 week appointment on July 15, 2011.

You weighed 7 lbs 3.5oz.

You were 20 inches long.

Your head was 14 1/2 inches around.

You are content with laying on your back (if you are awake), but only for a short amount of time.

You really dislike being elevated, because you always strain trying to sit yourself up.

You love to sit up and want to see everything. One of your favorite spots is propped up by a pillow on our bed watching the ceiling fan go round and round.

You disliked the swing your first month, but you have grown to love it. I think you like it because a) you are sitting up b) you get to look around and c) you love the motion of rocking.

You LOVE when I rock you to sleep and cuddle you before I lay you down.

August 26, 2011
This is you at 2 months old:

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You had your two month Dr appointment for your shots on August 29, 2011.

You weighed 10 lbs 10 oz (16%).

You were 23 3/4 inches long (81%).


Your head was 15 3/4 inches around (67%).

 You are a more patient baby than normal, but every once in awhile you will get mad really fast and we have to hurry up. Most of the time though you usually don't start crying right away and you give us good signs that you are either sleepy, wet, or hungry.

You fight to go to sleep sometimes and I think it's because you don't want to miss a thing.

You wore newborn outfits/diapers for about your first month and half.

You are now in size 1 diapers and soon enough will actually be ready to move up to size 2.

You don't mind getting your diaper changed. I think you feel a lot better after it's done.

You don't mind being naked or just in your diaper, just as long as you are warm.

You are ticklish on the bottoms of your feet. I knew that early on, but as of right now I haven't found any other spots.

You did OK with bath time your first month, but since then we have been putting you in the shower with one of us. You have liked it so far and do not cry at all. You really like the warm water and you like the baby lotion massages that I give you afterwards. You are so happy after that, when we put you in either PJ's or clothes and you are all clean and moisturized.

You hate to have your nose suctioned after a bath/shower. Always have and probably always will.

September 26, 2011
This is you at 3 months old:


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You've been wide-eyed since you were born. You have pretty, big eyes and you like to look around. Lately, we find you following me or Daddy when we move.

You have super long eye lashes that keep growing. Surprisingly, you actually got these from your Daddy

You love to watch TV. I think you like the colors and motion.

You love to eat and I can tell when you are content because your eyes glaze over when you take those first few gulps of your bottle. You relax very fast and I know that's exactly what you needed.

You are a GREAT burper and often burp like an adolescent boy. Everyone always gets a kick out of you when they hear you burp.

You will get the hiccups every once in awhile, but as you've gotten older it is less and less.

You recently just got your first diaper rash, but thankfully Mommy caught it and it didn't last long. You cried very hard and loud and me and Daddy did not like that.

You are still what I would call a skinny baby with not many rolls or pudge.
We go into the Dr again at the end of October for your four month check-up and more shots.

You continue to sleep well at night and are sleeping more and more throughout the night the older you get and the more you eat. I am very grateful for this. :)

You just started sleeping in your crib for naps and at night a couple weeks ago. Instead of a bassinet, we have a pack and play in our room and that afforded us to have you in there even when you started getting bigger. We will be taking it down this weekend since you have transitioned so well.

You like to sleep on your left side, curled up in a ball, with a blanket around you to keep you warm.

You have always hated tummy time, and would rather just relax than work, but when you do work, it's really hard and you tend to whine and grunt throughout.

You are always kicking your legs and waving your arms.

You are becoming more "noisy" as Daddy calls it and finding your voice more and more everyday.

You like to blow bubbles and have been drooling a lot lately.

You are fully smiling at us and recognizing who we are. It warms both of our hearts when we look at you and make eye contact and your whole face lights up with a smile.

We see your dimple more and more everyday. You have it on your left side, just like Mommy.

I catch myself calling you peanut or punkin. Daddy calls you his "little lady."

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hailey's Newborn Photoshoot {July 2011}

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hailey was 17 days old when these were taken. Here are some of my favorites.

When I found out we were having a girl, I found this headband on ETSY at THIS shop. I absolutely love her stuff and I plan on buying more items from her in the future! I just couldn't pass it up.

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They made this collage for us...

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It says "little miss Hailey."

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I made this collage and I love it so much!!

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I love this picture. It looks like she is snickering with her innocent smile.

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My boss got us this hat, once we announced we were having a baby girl. I loved it so much and knew I wanted newborn pics taken with it.

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My friend, Kelly, made this collage for me. I STILL can't get over that picture of her smiling. It just makes me so darn happy!

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I like this picture because it is so peaceful and her eyes are so big and inquisitive.

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I made this collage, too! I have the bottom, right picture in an 8x10 in my office I love it so much. :) During the photo shoot, I got teary eyed during these series of photos. It was something with all the lights out except for the one and the way it was shining on her. It was just one of those moments where it hit me that she is my daughter and I am her Mommy. I also remember previewing her pictures the Monday after they were taken (July 18th) and I started bawling after seeing how these turned out.

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Since Wayne is a DJ, we decided to do some with his headphones. They turned out so good! This is what they put together for us. Of course, Wayne had to have it.

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It says "Daddy's little Rockstar" on it.

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Love it!

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Love her!


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life Lately {July 2011}

Friday, July 1, 2011

Today was our first day home from the hospital. Wayne was still off of work and at home with us. I was still extremely sore and not able to drive because of the percocet I was taking for the c-section. Hailey was due back at the Dr.'s office that afternoon to check-up on her jaundice, which the Dr. said she was "in the clear." He said her skin looked great and usually once they come back from jaundice they don't regress and get it again. So that at least was great news. She was also back up to her birth weight of 6lbs. 9oz. Yay! That means she's growing and eating well!

Also, one of her newborn screening tests came back abnormal. They believe it was because she was on IV's in the NICU for so long. They wanted to re-test her for it and they needed blood plasma in order to do that. It was sort of scary for me watching them prick her arm and take blood, just like they would for an adult. I thought they would just be able to take it from her foot, but since they needed PLASMA, they had to take it from the arm. Who knew? This is her waiting in the Dr.'s office. She did such a great job and didn't even cry when they pricked her. 

She looks so little.

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P.S. The test came back negative. :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Mom's best friend, Shelly, came for a visit that afternoon.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

This was Hailey & one of her puppies, Tony. He loves her so much.

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Here she is 1 week old already and her first bath at home.

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She was NOT a happy girl.

We had Wayne's family over to visit as most of them weren't able to hold her at all in the hospital. Here are a few of them holding her for the first time.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

With it being 4th of July and since Wayne had to work at night, my Mom came and picked us both up and took us to her house for a bit. It was nice to get out of the house at least for a little while. We got to see Uncle Ross.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Today was my boss' birthday, so we decided to take Hailey for her first trip downtown to meet my co-workers and my boss for her birthday lunch. My boss didn't know we were coming and it was great to surprise her with little miss Hailey.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hailey was 10 days old and I was leaving her for the first time. My MIL came and watched her that evening while I went to the Nicki Minaj/Britney Spears concert with Lemonhead.

Nicki Minaj

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Femme Fatale Tour

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Britney Spears

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Me & Lemonhead

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Some family was in town from Florida and we met them for lunch at Broadway Pizza - Robbinsdale.

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This is Cousin Kari with Hailey. Her kids, Kally & Drew were also with, but they were both scared to hold her. Haha.

Later, that afternoon we took a trip to Clara City. It was Prairie Fest weekend and since my Gramma Kleene was unable to travel to see us due to her knew replacement surgery the week before (when Hailey was 2 days old), we went to see her. This is Great Grandma Kleene and Hailey at 12 days old.

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This is the 4 generations.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Today is when all the festivities occur. This is the post from Prairie Fest last summer. They have games and food in the park and then a parade later in the afternoon.

Hailey in her stroller in the park (13 days old).

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It was very warm and bright out, so I decided to put her sunglasses on. They were a little too big.

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We hung out most of the afternoon at my Aunt Cari's and Uncle Jeff's house. This is my Aunt Cindy feeding her and seeing her for the first time.

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Cindy wanted to get a few family pics.

My Dad, Me, Hailey & My Mom

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My Dad being funny.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Today we went to our friend Nicole's babyshower. She is Kayla's younger sister and HERE is a picture of her and Holly Marie at 30 weeks.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today we went to FLASH Portraits in Ridegdale for Hailey's newborn photo shoot. Here is a sneak peak:

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Stay tuned for more of her pictures.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today I had my 2 week Dr appointment. They checked my c-section incision and it looked great and I got the OK to drive since I hadn't been taking the percocet anymore. Yay!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hailey had her 2 week Dr check - up. Since I was still breastfeeding/pumping they wanted to make sure she was gaining weight and doing good. She weighed in at 7lbs. 3oz. Yay for a growing baby!

That night my cousin Beth was meeting me at our house to meet Hailey and then we were headed off to the NKOTBSB concert! Here is both groups!

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NKOTB

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BSB

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Me & Beth

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It was seriously one of the best concerts I've ever been to!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Mom's girlfriends wanted to throw Hailey & I a shower. We went to Theresa's house. Here is the super cute cake:

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Her first purse. And here are all of us ladies.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wayne and I went to WWE Smackdown. It was a fun night just him & I.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My BFF, Kayla, had her little boy, Dylan Joseph. He was born at 9lbs, 9oz. Exactly 3 lbs bigger than Hailey when she was born. We went and visited them in the hospital. They are exactly 1 month apart.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

My youngest sister, Kate's birthday was July 30th. They were going up to a family friend's cabin for the weekend, so we celebrated her birthday the Thursday before. She turned 12 and my parents decided to get her her first cell phone. I went with my Mom to pick it out. We ate dinner and gave her her new phone. She was super excited! I was planning on taking her to a concert for her birthday that was at the end of August, but she didn't know that yet at this point! Happy Birthday, Kate. Love you!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

2 of my co-worker's, Nancy and Krista, met me at our house and we went to our ex-co-worker, Mary's baby shower.I got to bring Hailey with and show her off. I love being able to do that because I'm such a proud Mama.

Stay tuned for the August and September update!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our Maternity Photoshoot {June 2011}

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wayne and I met up with my photographer friend, Jenny. She also photographed our wedding. Here are some of my favorites from our maternity photo shoot.

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Love these in the white.

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With our wedding rings.

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My favorites.

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I can't believe she is already 3 months old. It seems like yesterday that these were taken.