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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!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Hayleigh and her new Hooty house shoes from
 Aunt  Magen and Uncle Brad
Hayleigh loved her new boots for Valentine's Day

Since Monday, Hayleigh now can say my name, and Allen's name. It really aggravates me, but I know she does not know better, so we are working on fixing this with Allen and I calling each other Mommy and Daddy. We figure we call each other by our names in front of her so often, that it was really easy for her to pick up. She can also say "I love you", "Missy doggie", and Toby is just "Baby doggie", "kitty cat", and when pointing at stuff she does not know, she says "This". There are many more words, and I am amazed when she starts saying more new words each week. 

My sister and her boyfriend were here visiting last weekend, and brought Hayleigh her Valentine's presents. Hayleigh got some really cute pink boots, window gummy clings, and peeps- my personal favorite. We put her new boots on her, and she pranced around my mom's house like a little show pony. 

 Hayleigh can now count to 4 and say her ABC's to the letter D. Her favorite number is 2, when you prompt her to count she likes to count 2 the most.

About a month ago, Allen taught Hayleigh how to sit on his foot and hang onto his leg while he walked. This is now fun, and irritating at the same time. I can be walking through our living room, picking up toys, and Hayleigh will come and sit down on my foot, grabbing hold of my leg, wanting a ride

Hayleigh is a gummy bear junkie. We usually do not give her candy. This all started a week ago, Hayleigh takes the gummy Flintstones vitamins, and does not like just getting one. If she can see them out on the counter, she shouts "this" over and over. We have tried hiding them, but the problem got to be when we would give her a vitamin, she would start yelling "more". You cannot reason with an 18mo old. So, a week ago, we were at the store, looking for gummy snacks for her, just to help out. We could not find the kids snacks, Allen picked up some plain gummy bears, and said we would come back and look again when Hayleigh was not ready for a nap. Since that day, she has become a gummy bear junkie.

Until the past day, Hayleigh could say "hello", but when it came to bye, she would just wave. This was particularly funny when she would be talking on the phone with someone, and we would tell her to say bye to them.We haven't tried the phone out again, but she has started to say bye when waving in person now.

Last night while playing in her playroom, I heard Hayleigh chattering up a storm, and beating on something. I walked up to the doorway, and Hayleigh was wielding a skillet, beating it on her kitchen set, all of her baby dolls, and toys were everywhere. I stood there for a minute, watching, she finally notices me there, turns and smiles, and says "awwww". She knows she is cute, and knows just what to say to express her being cute.

Apparently Hayleigh has caught onto some of my OCD. Every morning, she brings in all of her cups from her kitchen set, along with the salt and pepper shakers, places them on the end table in the family room, stacking them all- even the salt and pepper shakers. She has also been doing this upstairs in her room with her tea set. The cups to that tea set have saucers attached to the bottoms, I don't know how she does it, but every time I go into her room, they are stacked as well.

Playing with Uncle Brad 
In Hayleigh's room at my mom's house, playing with my old doll stroller

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