Sunday, July 24, 2011

School's Out!

So technically Friday was last day of summer classes but I submitted my last test today. I cannot say how happy I am that I get a little "summer break" before school starts back in August. Psychology almost did me in and I am just glad it is over!

Halsey's first tooth has popped through and her attitude is showing it! She has been so cranky and whiney this past week, I'm sure shots didn't help any,  and I am one tired momma. Hopefully she will be back to feeling like herself soon.

Everyone told me it goes so fast and I can't even tell you how many times I heard that, but honestly it is so true. It makes me sad to think that my little sweetheart is 7 months old and is already getting big. I know her birthday party will be here before we know it and don't get me wrong I am excited to watch her grow and see who she is going to be, but it's also sad!

Hopefully I can get her monthy posts up tomorrow and catch up!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Busy Bee!

So somewhere between school, work, a SIX month old baby (I cannot believe this!), a trip to Texas and random other things I have forgotten to update the blog! Our little sweetheart is getting so big and had her pictures re-taken today! I cannot believe how much of my heart belongs to this little girl and I want to bottle her up to keep her this little for as long as possible!

I plan on getting her 6 month post up soon and getting into more of a  routine that includes blogging. But for now here is a sneak-peek of little miss:

Sweet girl! Her hair is getting more of a red tint to it and I am loving it- she gets it from her Great Granny Diane and I think it is the cutest thing!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

5 months!

Okay so 5 months and a few days but who is counting? I took a little break just because I feel like we have been running around like chickens with no heads lately. Hopefully it will start slowing down and I will have more time for the blog! But here we go....

Halsey- you are FIVE months old!!

*You weigh 14.5 lbs
*You wear 3-6 months in clothes
*You are in size 1 diaper

*You can roll from your back to belly
*You can hold your own bottle and you look so big when you do
*Your binky is a toy to you- you put it in, pull it out and smile, then put it back in

*You laughed for the first time and I will never get tired of that sweet giggle
*You are in a shy stage, if  someone talks to you you lay your head on my shoulder
*You still love to talk

*You have started "singing" and will copy me when I sing to you
*You have found your lips and you play with them
*You have also found your big toe and like to suck on it

*You are so spoiled and throw a fit if you can't see somebody in the room with you
*Your hands are more coordinated and you reach for everything
*You just sit and watch us eat, you are dying for a bite

*You eat baby food twice a day and love your sweet potatoes
*You only nurse every 4 hours now
*You sleep for 10-12 hours every night, I love this!

*You are so serious like your daddy. It takes a lot to make you laugh!
*You have such a little personality and are very strong willed
* You know how to throw fits and have a little temper- that is not cute!!

We cannot believe you are ours and are already so big! We love you. We love you. We love you sweet girl!

Friday, April 22, 2011

4 months!

Halsey- I cannot believe you are 4 months old! It has gone by so fast yet it seems as if you have been here forever. I'm loving this stage you are in- we are starting to have so much fun!

Here's what you are up to:

You weigh 13 lbs. and 4 oz!
You are 24 inches long
You are still right at 50th percentile for everything
You wear size 1 diaper
You wear a mix of 0-3 and 3-6 months in clothes
You wear a size 0 shoe- your feet are so tiny and I kiss them daily =)

You still nurse every 3 hours during the day
You sleep 9-10 hours at night
You put everything you grab immediately in your mouth

Your hair is turning light- I;m starting to think it will be strawberry blonde soon
You look at your daddy and flash him the biggest smile without him saying a word
You blow bubbles constantly and drool everywhere

You like riding in the car now! It seriously happened over night but this makes things so much easier
You still take your pacifier- you pull it out, look at it, then TRY to get it back in
If you can't see somebody around you you start to panic
You eat cereal for breakfast and right before bed

You are so close to rolling over, it will be anytime!
You like sitting in your Bumbo- you think you are a big girl
You try to sit up all by yourself- again, you are still my BABY!

We love you baby girl!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Catch Up!

I hate playing catch up but I just haven't had time to blog lately- and I can't find my camera!  This will probably be the most boring post ever but I would like to remember it someday.

 We have been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY and now the aftermath is starting to hit me! My mom was on vacation all last week and we loved running around and spending time with Grams! Monday we went to see sweet Kaylee. It is amazing to me how big Halsey is compared to her.We took some precious pictures that I will post when I (hopefully) find my camera.

Tuesday we headed to Branson to do some shopping and it was just a BEAUTIFUL day to stroll on the landing. Wednesday mom had a dentist appointment in Harrison so we tagged along and I ran by the college to drop some more info off. I'm anxious to start but even more anxious to be done!

Thursday we headed to Fayetteville to get some shopping done and to pick up supplies for Kaylee's baby shower. And we ended the day with 2 shots :( Poor chubby little legs! Then Friday Dad was off too so the 4 of us headed back to Fayetteville. It was just a nasty day but we managed to hit up Target, Sam's, Kohls and both malls! And we ended up at Mimi's for lunch-yummy! We ended a long day with our nephew's birthday party. Happy Birthday H!

Saturday I cleaned the house then headed to town to set up for the shower. We went to Papa's house for supper and games. I just love spending time with family!

Sunday was the baby shower and Halsey's first time to watch Daddy's softball game. She is such a daddy's girl it is ridiculous! I think all of this was preparing me for yesterday.

I was supposed to be in Rogers at NWACC at 8 for college orientation. That meant I needed to get myself ready, feed Halsey cereal, get her ready, nurse her and on the road by 6:15! We pulled in at 7:45 and I was so proud that we were: 1. there early, 2. I hadn't forgotten anything, and 3. Halsey slept the whole way there (a HUGE deal for her)! We were there for FIVE hours but she was such a trooper. I really don't think people realize how hard it is to hold/carry a baby for that long, prepare and feed bottles, change diapers and entertain a 4 month old while juggling the diaper bag, papers, meeting advisors, registering for clases,etc. I was exhausted by the time we left and my arm is still sore!!! After we left there we went to Target( where I decided it was time to buy a Moby wrap), the Promenade, and then... Mimi's!! I'm sure I looked ridiculous sitting by myself scarfing down my food but I was starving! I think Halsey knew that too because she sat in her carseat the whole time and was just happy as could be. Then we headed to Fayetteville to pick Mom up from work, stopped by Rick's and headed to the Rhea Lana sale!

Needless to say we are being lazy today and tomorrow before Granny's surgery on Friday.

And because I hate posting without a picture I stole this one from Kristy-

My sweet girl at the shower!

The next post will probably be all pictures  =)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A lot changes in a year

Exactly one year ago today I went to the store, came home with a pack of Clear Blue tests, waited the longest 3 minutes of my life, then took this picture:

After that I think I went back and bought two more packs "just to make sure" :)
I had no idea what journey was ahead of me but I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools!

I've never been a big fan of this day but the joke I played last year for April Fools will be one I never forget. Let me start by saying that Tyler and I are always pulling pranks on my parents- it never gets old (for us)!

Last year I was going about my day, remembered it was April Fools and knew I had to think of something for either mom or dad. Then it hit me. Mom was on her way to Texas so I just called to chat and then ended with "Mom, I'm pregnant." It was the longest, most awkward pause ever on the phone. She took a deep breath, thought for a minute and then realized what day it was. Little did I know that I was pregnant but was completely clueless. Needless to say I was the butt of that joke for sure.

In other news, Halsey had cereal for the first time last night and she loved it. We were cracking up at how mad she was getting because I was too slow with the spoon. Hooray for sleeping through the night again! Quite a shock when she went from sleeping 10 hours to up 5-6 times at night.

I'm so glad it is Friday! Me, mom and H are going shopping tomorrow then Halsey's dedication is Sunday- hopefully the sun will be shining!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 months!

Halsey Jayde- you are 3 months old!

* You wear size 1 diapers
* Your clothes are 0-3 months
* You love your pacifier more than you ever have, mommy is thankful!
* Your hair is growing and I can't get enough of it

* You weigh around 12.5 pounds
* You talk non-stop! It's the cutest thing ever. You are going to be a talker for sure
* You really like the bouncy seat, still not a fan of the swing
* You still HATE riding in the car, it makes things a little tough sometimes, but your movies help
* You take a nap in the morning and 2 in the afternoon

* You have started to discover your hands, if we hand you a toy, you grasp it and immediately open your mouth
* You try to put EVERYTHING in your mouth
* You have started to slobber, alot!
* You love to chew on fingers
* You have been sleeping around 10 hours every night (yay!)

* You smile when someone talks to you, your smile is the cutest thing I have seen
* You nurse every 4 hours during the day and once at night, but you will take a bottle too!
* Your eyes follow me around the house and you turn your head as far as you can to see something
* We found out you are already a big cousin, you will have 3 cousins by Christmas
* You try so hard to sit up, I bet you will be rolling over before long

* You spent 5 hours away from Mommy, but I'm pretty sure you slept through most of it
* You are a hot-natured baby
* You realize Daddy is gone during the day and give him the biggest grin when he gets home

You have brought so much happiness to us! We love you more than anything and thank God for you everyday baby girl!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Poppa's Birthday!

51 years ago today a very special man entered this world and I am proud to call him my dad!
I need to scan more pictures on here so sorry this post is lacking a little.

I have always been a daddy's girl but I just cannot say enough about him!

And I already know another little girl that has her wrapped around his finger!

Happy Birthday Dad, we love you so much!

(Halsey turned 3 months old today but that post will be up tomorrow!)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Poor Baby!

So the last 24 hours haven't been exactly what I would call fun around here! My allergies have triggered a cold/sinus problems and little Halsey has it now too! She was fussy for most of the day yesterday and fought sleep terrible. She gets so mad when she eats because her nose is stuffy and she has a hard time breathing.  So that called for a little trip to Wal-Mart and I found this-

Maybe it was just a fluke but I rubbed that on her, put her in the bathroom with the shower turned hot to get steam going, turned the humidifier on and she slept for 11 hours! She has been napping good so far so hopefully we're on the down-hill side of it!

These two things probably helped too =)

Now we'll see how tonight goes....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's March 15th..

..and Halsey has something to say-


We love you so much! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Special Birthday

My intentions for this post are not to be depressing, I just want to remember this and I'll try not to get all sappy. At the end of the day, I really just had a big smile because I know that she would not trade where she is for anything.

Yesterday was a bittersweet day for our family. We celebrated our precious Granny's birthday as she celebrated her first one with Jesus. Our family has always been close, but spending time with them now means more to me than ever. I know all of our time is limited and I want to make as many memories as I can. Of course I forgot my camera but I stole a couple from Kristy :-)

Our family basically ate a yummy lunch, visited, and was just together- exactly what Granny would have wanted. The table was full of a variety of pictures of her. Some with papa, her kids, grandkids, and great-grandbaby Kynsley Jo. It was good, but hard, to see them all.

Kynsley Jo playing. I cannot wait until the girls are big enough to play together. I have a feeling they will be pretty good buds. 

Kynsley checking out Halsey's buttons! She is so sweet with her- she'll be the best big sister one day ;)

I cannot say how grateful I am for my family- I love how we keep each other strong. My aunt bought a tree in honor of Granny and I'm so mad I forgot to get a picture yesterday. But it will be there tomorrow :) I love that we have something that represents her and I can see TONS of pictures taken by that special tree already.

We came home, got cozy and I took some pictures of Halsey by her Willow Tree angel and Granny's locket. I plan on doing something like that every year with her, she may be gone physically but her spirit lives on and for that, I am thankful.

This song pretty much sums up my feelings right now. I do not know all the answers but it doesn't matter. God is the same God he was yesterday and will be tomorrow. Psalm 46:10 says Be still and know that I am God. God is everything he says he is or he is nothing at all. I cannot believe he is nothing. He is more than enough.

 The joy of the LORD is your strength and stronghold.    Nehemiah 8:10

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Two months

Halsey you turned 2 months old yesterday but it was a rough day so it's a day late. Here's what you're up to!

You weigh 10 pounds 9 ounces and are 22.5 inches long. You are right at the 50th percentile for everything!

You HATE riding in the car- I dread long trips with you and we've had 2 so far this week.

You  have started sucking your fists. You tuck your thumb in and try to cram your whole hand in your mouth.

You smile at us and it melts my heart.

You like to look around and hold your head up by yourself. It amazes me how strong you are!
You are going to be a talker! You just stare at our mouths when we talk to you and try so hard to talk back to us- it's adorable.

You are wearing 0-3 month and newborn clothes.

You wear size 1 diaper.

You love to look at the chandelier. You will lay and stare at it for a good 30 minutes.

You don't like naps or sleep for that matter. You fight sleep horrible at bedtime but usually sleep pretty good through the night. Last night it was 8 hours!

You like your gumdrop pacifier. It will calm you down most of the time.

You still like taking baths and I still love those pictures of you.

You are getting chunkier by the day and I love your little rolls.

Your eyes are still blue and I'm beginning to wonder if they are going to stay that way.

You are a little wiggle worm- the only time you are still is when you are asleep!

We celebrated your first Valentine's day this past month. Daddy brought home a bear as big as you and a balloon and you were fascinated by it all.

I look at you and still can't believe that you are ours- we love you so much baby girl!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rub a dub dub!

Miss Halsey loves bathtime and I think they are the cutest pictures. So almost every bath we do a little photo shoot- I'm sure she will love me for these later but these are some favorites!

Look at those chubby thighs- I can't resist to grab the camera!

A little blurry but her face says so much!

Gotta love a clean baby in fresh jammies!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowy Days and Dresses

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny, 70 degrees and we went for a few walks!

She liked it once we actally started walking but you sure can't tell from this picture.

Then we woke up to this..quite a difference!

We haven't been out to play today but we plan on it tomorrow. We had a LONG night! Halsey cried (loudly) from 9 until 3 this morning. She took a bottle earlier that evening while mom and dad were watching her while we went to Wal-Mart and got too much air on her little belly. I finally sent Tyler to town at 2:30 to get gas drops because I felt so bad for her and it wasn't getting better. She finally settled down and slept and has been since but I hope we don't go through that again!

A little project mom and I have been working on the past couple of weeks are dresses for Halsey. I think they are adorable but it's outrageous to pay $30 for them off Etsy so we decided to try and make some. I think they turned out pretty cute considering our first time!

I told Tyler to take a picture of the last dress and this is what he did- he though I should be impressed because of the flowers around the dress. He is so clueless when it comes to girly things- but he will quickly learn!