many sleepless nights

we took hadley to the e.r. for the third time in her little life last wednesday.

poor girl has been having such a tough time throughout the month of december. she has double ear infections that just won't quit. the ear infections have also given her a constant runny nose and cough. you know sleep is slim in our house. she started out on amoxicillin as a treatment, which failed her. she moved on to omnicef, which failed her. then to augmentin, which was another big fat fail. so poor hadley is in the process now of receiving the antibiotic rocephin which is given to her via shots three days in a row. it hurts to see my little baby enduring so much pain. ughhh.... it is the worst feeling having to hold her down for the shot knowing it is so painful. i am told it is a thick, slow moving liquid so it burns for a few minutes. i am just really praying that this will be her cure. i so want her to feel well again. it has been a long time since she has felt that way. i put it on her christmas list but santa did not deliver. hopefully soon enough.

i went a head and booked her an appt with a ped ent at the end of january. i hope tubes are immediate! it worked for caroline and i hope they will give hadley the same relief.

look at her... so tiny in that e.r. bed with her little hospital band around her wrist

i want to add what a super help caroline has been throughout all of hadley's appts and treatments. she is such an amazing big sister and is always there right by hadley's side trying to make her smile and laugh. i am really the luckiest mom ever. don't know how we did it, but we did do something right with that big girl. hope to do the same with the little one. hadley is lucky to have caroline as a sister and as an example.


wordless wednesday

month six

when left with nothing else... improvise.

that is what i am doing.

i did not get hadley's six month onesie shot. GASP! right. but totally not surprising from me these days. my brain has gone on a vacation. it's been on vacation. maybe a permanent vacation. i am not sure. so guess what i did? i still schlepped that six month sticker on her onesie this weekend and am going with that.

so hads at six months:

  • had four teeth come through in a matter of two weeks. the bottom middle two and her top two eye teeth
  • began scooting backwards but that didn't last long
  • started eating veggie puffs
  • started eating cheerios, which she loves. a pretty impressive pincer grasp already if you ask me, especially considering that the cheerios are broken in half
  • eats sweet potatoes, avocado, and green beans cut up into tiny pieces
  • still doesn't eat baby food... blah!
  • is taking one bottle at night
  • drinks 6.5-7 oz per bottle
  • still on prevacid. her gi is basically slowly weaning her by not increasing her dose based off her weight. so far she is doing great
  • likes to be tickled
  • took an actual bath sitting up with her big sister
  • had her first thanksgiving. ate some roll and sweet potatoes
  • smiles a lot
  • loves playing with her leapfrog musical table

hadley pretending to be 6 mos


you say it's your birthday

my baby brother turns 25 today!

happy birthday!

we are so proud of you, jer.

can't wait to see you next week.


thursday with words

a letter to me from sweet cheeks. guess i should find more fun places to take her!


chomp chomp

hadley loves to eat my necklaces.
all of them.
doesn't matter what kind they are. none of my necklaces are safe for a babies mouth i am sure. no telling what country they come from or what is on them. so i started waiting until i got to work to put my jewelry on.

then i find this place on etsy- the vintage honey shop -they sell some really sweet necklaces meant for little teethers to chomp on. what a concept... a necklace for hadley to eat and not choke on. so i had to try them. and the price isn't bad, $12.50 each.

guess what? they work! especially if i am wearing hadley in a sling. she loves them. maybe the little, round balls act as massagers to her sore gums.

how cute and stylish are they. i love the variety of fabrics and colors too.

these are the ones hadley eats