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Western North Dakota , United States
My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Saving Face

Today, I have had all I can take. I have tried being nice, PATIENT, and understanding, but, I am at the end of my rope. There are things that I would like Hayleigh to grow up with and things I don't want her to ever hear or see- everyone wants to protect their baby.
 Among the things that could hurt Hayleigh physically, there are things that could hurt her emotionally in the future that may not seem like big things to some people, but are like brick walls to me. What I am talking about is what we should all do around young ears...watch what we say, and how we say things. I do not want Hayleigh to grow up with ideas that I have concluded that she should have had to come up with on her own. She should be able to come to her on conclusions about things- just because I love to take care of our yard, doesn't mean that Hayleigh should be taught that if lawn care isn't a priority somewhere else, it is bad. I basically do not want Hayleigh to hear me say that just because I don't like something, she shouldn't like it as well. The main problem is I don't want Hayleigh hearing bad things being said about people, and repeating it to those people, or thinking it is perfectly fine to gossip about people, or say mean things behind their backs. I want her to learn from my Grandma Weidner... if you don't have anything to say, don't say anything at all. That woman is the wisest and most gracious lady I know, and has not had a bad thing to say about anyone. She doesn't gossip, which we all should not do. I would rather know what someone thinks about me and tells me to my face, instead of trying to hide it, yet tell everyone else about it. People being 2 faced is plain mean and wrong. I don't want Hayleigh brought up thinking this is okay...to lie. She is soaking everything up like a sponge right now, and the example we set today, will effect her tomorrow.

There are certain people in our lives that are close pulling this trick pony show, and frankly I am fed up with it. They are willing to watch Hayleigh anytime and want to watch her as much as they can, but, complain about watching her when we are not around. With Allen working as much as he does, it leaves a lot of responsibility for me around the house, and with Hayleigh here with me by myself, I cannot get the things that need to be done, done since Hayleigh is still very young. I really do appreciate help when I can get it, but, what I don't appreciate is single minded people, that do not listen, and let their mouths run like a leaky toilet around Hayleigh. I just do not get why they have to say hurtful things. I hear the things said about others, and wonder what is being said about me behind my back in front of Hayleigh. Everything seems to come full circle one way or another, especially when you compare notes with another person, and you cannot believe what is really going on.

There are ways to fixing and putting a Parental Block on the matter. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all, or at least keep it to yourself, and not the whole world. Nobody likes a two faced snake.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter and Catching up...

We had quite a time celebrating Hayleigh's first Easter last weekend. I have enjoyed reaping the benefits of having a kid now and the sharing of Easter baskets. I always have and always will get an Easter basket from my mom...but, now, Hayleigh does as well which equals more candy for me! Last year, I was approaching my glucose testing and Hayleigh was measuring big, so I was told I could not have my favorite Easter candy- PEEPS! I was rationed peeps, and I HATED it! My sister was sneaking them across the room to me, from her basket. I was caught, but, savored every bite. This year, I have hoarded them I think mainly due to the rationing of them from last year. The chocolate dipped ones were great, but I didn't really care for the whole chocolate ones.

Hayleigh has been growing way too fast! She got her second tooth over Easter weekend. Both are bottom ones of course. I just started purchasing her birthday decor tonight. I started to give myself heartburn while our internet was down from all of the rain worrying about not having that much done yet. Just as soon as we got internet back up and running, I was on the lookout for what was on my list of things we needed. Now, for my list of things to get done outside for the party- ugghhh. Anyway, here are some pictures from the weekend and just random ones after that.

Grandma Sue and Hayleigh in one her Easter dress

Before Easter Lunch

Hayleigh and her Easter Basket 

Grandma Sue blowing a pinwheel candy toy for Hayleigh
First time with a bow CLIPPED into her hair!!!

Getting ready to dye Easter Eggs

Decorating the eggs with stickers and Great Grandma Una

9 months old! And soo HaPpY!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hayleigh's Firsts

Sunday, while we were in Nashville, Hayleigh got her first tooth! FINALLY!!!! Her bottom left side tooth has now poked it's way through, even though we can't really see it yet, it is there! I felt it Sunday, when I was feeding Ms. Parana a puff puff, and felt that sharp little tooth poking it's way through!

In other news, Hayleigh is on the verge of standing up on her own! She can now pull up to stand, and has given up on the whole "crawling" thing...inch worming is more her style until most recently. She now pushes her head down on the ground and raises her butt in the air, like she is doing a summer sault, and then walks her feet up as far as she can go, and tries to squatt down, while balancing herself. The balancing thing is the only problem so far. She is sure to be walking within the next few weeks!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Busy as a Bee

Once again things have been quite busy, and I haven't been on here in quite a while. Hayleigh has been growing like a weed- she can say "Dadda", and "Mamma", and is what we call inch worming all over the house- her form of crawling. We have added a safety gate to our stairway that is bolted straight to it for extra protection, and have been enjoying a house overloaded with baby stuff. I thought it was funny looking back at pictures of us and around the house from the past 4 years we have been there, just how super clean the house was, and how bare it looked compared to now. I clean our house all of the time now, but, I don't go to the extreme measures like I used to of cleaning like a bumble bee swarm right before anyone come over.

With all of the nice spring weather, Hayleigh now has a swing up in our back yard. I cannot tell you just how happy it makes me to look outside and see that pink swing hanging in the tree. Hayleigh really has enjoyed our visits to the park in town, and spending time in her own swing, along with visits with her cousin, Xena, who is 4 months younger than Hayleigh. She really enjoys "kissing" babies, and hoots and squeals, bounces, and makes grabbies with her hands when she sees another baby- soo cute to see her acting like a little monkey.

Other than the total randomness of this blog post, I cannot believe just how fast time has been flying by. It is already time to get Hayleigh's 9 month pictures taken, and we are getting ready to get her ears pierced as well. Hopefully time will slow down just a bit for me to catch this all up.