Hadley Rose: month six

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.

height: 24.5″

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!

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Hadley Photo Dump:

xo, bethany roseIMG_5090

Hadley Rose: month three

Second children definitely get the short end of the social media platform at times! Hadley turned 3 months on the 16th…10 days ago!

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I’ve decided she is an easy baby if you know her. If you don’t, she can be challenging. She has certain things she “needs” to sleep and if she is tired and can’t fall asleep, you have one unhappy + mad baby sometimes! Other times she falls asleep right away…you just never know what it’ll be! I feel like I need to write a tiny book on “Knowing Hadley” for anyone who watches her.

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We are out of the “witching hour” *phew* and it has been easier to get her down at night. She is sleeping AMAZINGLY. Two nights ago she ate at 7, went to bed at 8, got the pacifier reinserted a couple times during the night, but did not eat again util 7 the following morning!!!  Last night she went down around 7:30 and woke at 5 to eat. I can’t remember if  I had to wake up to give her the pacifier before that. We have continued an “eat,wake,sleep” routine. We did this with Emmett too and it has helped tremendously with sleep!!!

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Some Hadley Stats

weight: No clue.

height: Probably similar to last month. I don’t check these things unless we have an appointment! >.<

diapers: size 1, but after this pack I plan to transfer to 2’s

clothing: We are still using our 0-3 outfits for the most part, but I think we will be in 3-6 fairly soon.

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What Hadley is up to


-smiling and laughing

-wants attention 

-does not care who it holding her until it is time to sleep

-sleeping 9 hour stretches

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Hadley Photo Dump

xo, bethany rose

P.S. Taking these photos is not always a walk in the park with Emmett around–haha– but there are some other fun shots then too and Jake always helps!


Hadley Rose: month two

TWO MONTHS OLD! This little chick makes visible leaps and bounds even to Jake and me. She is still totally my newborn but a very alert one!

Hadley started really smiling last week and loves to do it. Her one eye starts to close a bit giving us a full faced smile. I just melt! I think she is starting to coo and talk a bit to us. We got her a swing *win!!!* after a weekend with friends who had borrowed one for us. She napped SO well in it and we came home and got ourselves one for $15 from a FSOT page. Our tiny little travel one just did not cut it for her like it did Emmett.

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Hadley is usually a little angel all day long and then the 7:00 hour hits and nothing calms her until she falls asleep for the night. Yeah, well, the swing. The swing nixed that witching hour and I am hoping it continues! Don’t worry, she does not sleep at night in the swing!

Sleep…sleep….dear evasive sleep…two nights ago was amazing. She nursed around 10, fell asleep around 11 and slept till 6am! Usually she insists on being put to sleep at 7, but that night was small group so we were all up late and that just was not happening. And by some miracle, we all slept through the night. *hands to the sky*

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[bow from Lou Lou + Company]

We have had some rough nights where even Jake is up with the baby because I just can’t function sometimes. We have basically made a truce that whatever we say in the middle of the night from our sleep deprived mouths cannot be counted against us the following morning. It’s working quite well. 😉

Hadley is strong. She is holding her head up quite well and can move it from side to side during tummy time. We joke that all of the muscle tone Emmett left in my belly, Hadley took with her. I am guessing an early crawler and walker this time around, but we will see.

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Some Hadley stats

weight:  11 pounds 11 ounces

height: 21.5 inches (!?)

diapers: She was in 1’s and then we found a huge box of unopened newborn diapers in the bottom of the closet. Needless to say, we have been squeezing her into those and will be done with them in another couple days.

clothing: All 0-3!

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What Hadley is up to

-being alert

-being finicky with sleep. Sometimes 5 hour stretches. Sometimes 9. 

-smiling!!! Especially at Emmett

-lifting her head up and moving it side to side. Sitting kind of on me with her head up. 

Hadley Photo Dump

xo, bethany rose