Half a year has passed since our beautiful daughter enter this world! I am always in awe of how time passes so quickly and the fact we remain in awe of this.
This month has been good overall for Hadley. She has had some of her first bites of “food” and is not quite sure about it. She made a face at banana which made me slightly nervous. Like, what baby does not like banana?! But she seemed to enjoy banana mixed with apple and other things. I’ve chosen to only start her off with fruits and veggies and later on we will incorporate different hings in. I just want to do whatever I can right now to avoid her having any sensitivities like Emmett does/did.
She got moved back to the office in a pack n play to sleep when both kiddos got sick just before Thanksgiving. We tried putting her back in the crib once and she was not having it…..so our office is still being taken up by a little baby!
Some Hadley Stats
weight: 13 lbs and 2 oz….she is tiny and in the 5th percentile.
diapers: size 2
clothing: She is in a mix of 0-3 and 3-6. Well…..nothing has changed……Her Christmas dress is 6-9 months but the bloomers are huge 😦
What Hadley is up to:
-she is sitting! It is so cute to watch. It happened to quickly too!
-drama llama. This is what I call her at least once a day probably. She is a typical girl through and though!
-rolling. She definitely prefers to be on her back still though and I’ll find her rolling over to be on it.
-sleeps all night, but wakes for the pacifier several times a night. HELP!?
-trying some pureed foods!
(what it’s really like to try and attempt these photos when your husband is working!!!)
Hadley Photo Dump:
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Being a parent means a lot of different things. It means being chef, playmate, ‘healer’ of booboos, listener and teacher. We knowingly teach our children daily, and often times, unknowingly as well (as I am learning quite well lately as my son repeats the last word of every sentence he hears!).
This is why when I was approached by Bear and Squirrel to share this prayer calendar, I knew I had to do it. Ever since Emmett has been a baby we have made it a point to read to him the Bible and pray with him every single day. I know he did not understand at first, and honestly, he probably still does not get it 100%. But my son knows that we pray to Jesus, we believe in Jesus and Jesus is part of our lives each day.
This calendar–I am SO excited about– because it is a prayer guide for parents on how to pray and encourage their children to pray. Each day has a specific prayer that relates with a Bible verse. The prayers are repeated every months (same prayer for January 1st, February 1st. etc.) So you are essentially focusing on 30 +/- prayers a month to pray with your child(ren).
Here is an example of one day: Day 17. Pray that they would walk in God’s truth and fear the Lord. Psalm 86:11
Then there is a section dedicated to having a prayer buddy each month. You can include their photo, ways to encourage them and specific prayer requests to write down. This part might be a little young for my 2.5 year old, but I am thinking about doing it anyway and putting up photos of family members on it for him.
The calendar has 12 beautiful photos featuring the adventures of Bear + Squirrel. They are so colorful and fun. There is a fun fact included as well. I won’t spoil all the photos on here, so you’ll just have to take my word on it!
If you are interested in buying this, and especially if you want it in time for Christmas, order it today!!! Here is a link to it: Bear + Squirrel Prayer Calendar 2018.
I’d like to introduce to you the person who has been one of the greatest sources of encouragement (along with my husband of course!) in my photography journey. We have been friends since we were eleven and then she moved to PA when we were 17. To PA, you say…well don’t you live there? Now I do! But we grew up in NJ together and then no where near each other for seven years until Jake’s job brought us back to the same area. It is so funny to me how God works.
Now we have children the same age and got to be pregnant together twice. How fun is that?
I was able to take their family photos this year and receiving their Christmas card this week with all the photos was the coolest thing! So without further backstory, here is her beautiful family 🙂