Hailey's 1st Year

 June 18 - One Month
Weight: 10 pounds at her 2 week appointment (probably 12lbs now!)
Length: 21 1/2 inches at her 2 week appointment

Ten Things About Hailey:
1. She's a fussy baby. :( She likes to cry. I guess they all cried really... she's not as bad as Sara was but it's still pretty frustrating.
2. Her smiles have started already. It's SO sweet. And when she smiles, I've noticed a little dimple on her left cheek! So cute.
3. This girl is so strong. She's been picking up her head since the first week, but now she's just crazy. Sometimes she'll get a little too confident and her head will smash into mine.
4. She's HOT! Like I have to only have her in her diaper when I swaddle her at night and she still is sweating when I lift her up at night.
5. She stinks at sleeping. She wakes up at least every two hours to eat and usually has at least one time each night. Life is rough. Also, we already put her in her room super early. I just couldn't handle all the noises of her being in our room!
6. I like to call her a grumpy old man. She always looks grumpy and has no hair on top of her head and then has all her hair in the back. Silly girl.
7. She's been wearing size 1 diapers, and Jason forced me to buy size 2... but he's just crazy about his diaper sizes... haha
8. She's moved up to 3 month clothes. I think I started her in them about 2 weeks ago. People think she's like 2 months old already!
9. Pacifiers were not an option for the first, but for the past couple days she's finally getting into them which is very helpful. PLUS we got a fox and a moose Wubbanubs as gifts so I'm happy we'll get to use them.
10. Of all the girls, she cries the least in her carseat. She tends to sleep a lot of the time while we're in the car. 
A Note from Mamma: 
It's been quite a month. I'd be lying if I said it's been a pleasant one. I've been overly emotional, stressed out and exhausted. Jason has been working in a leadership class all month, so I've been on my own since week one all day. A hard part is just keeping the older girls entertained. If we just stay at home all day, there tend to be more fights between them, so we try to do things we did before Hailey came along. It's exhausting, but worth it in the long run. So far getting three kids in the car hasn't been the worst thing that has changed! So that's good. One of the biggest challenges is just being a wife. There are some days where I don't think I even get to talk to Jason about much at all because we're so wrapped up in what the girls are doing and getting everyone what they need. I know it's just a season in life, but it's been a strain in our relationship. :( It's been a hard month, but I find comfort in knowing that God is my refuge and strength and that he has build me as a Mama to raise these girls and will give me the wisdom and energy to survive!
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 May 18 - Just Born
Weight: 8 pounds 7 ounces
Length: 21 1/2 inches

Ten Things About Hailey:
1. The first thing I noticed about her was that she had her Momma's nose! 
2. She sneezes ALL the time.
3. It appears that she feeds like a champ. She's cranking out those poopy diapers left and right. 
4. She does not like having her temperature taking under her arm pits. 
5. When her sisters are around, she can't take her eyes off of them. 
6. Her hair is a golden brown color. When she first came out it was very wavy, but when she got cleaned up in her first bath, it smoothed out a bit. 
7. So far, she doesn't cry as much as her sisters, but she makes some really cute baby noises. 
8. She loves to smack her lips and make kissing noises. 
9. Thankfully, we didn't have to stay long in the hospital because she seems to be a pretty healthy little baby. 
10. She has A+ blood, and with my RH Negative condition, she's the only baby that was somewhat affected by that and had to have a couple extra tests done, but she's totally fine. 

A Note from Mamma: 
I'm SO happy to have her here. It's just so crazy to me how even on your third kid you can just feel so much love for another human being. She's just so precious. I'm so happy that the labor and delivery when smoothly and pretty quick. Now, we're just trying to get use to our new normal. 

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