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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!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Smiles and Giggles

My how time flies! Reid will be turning 5 whole months old on Saturday, along with my own dad turning 55. I don't remember time passing this fast when Hayleigh was a baby, but for Reid it is flying right on by us! He is almost to roll over now- that is IF Hayleigh would quit being so sweet to her little brother and stop helping him get anything he wants. I lay a toy down on the blanket he is lying on, on the floor...he turns to grab it, just out of his reach... THEN Hayleigh hands it to him....He is everyone's baby boy right now. Hayleigh is very proud of him too. She makes sure she tells everyone about her baby brother, or brooder- in her little voice. I LOVE watching them play together, watch tv together, and just plain smile at each other. Makes my heart melt. I honestly don't know how some other moms make it with more than 2 kids under the age of 4 years old- mine are both under the age of 3 right now, and I feel like my head is spinning some days.

I am very anxious to get to do more activities outside with both kids this summer. Both will be in swim lessons, and I know we will be living at the pool pretty much this summer as well. I'm planning on enrolling Hayleigh into gymnastics this summer- something to help her vent her energy all out on, instead of doing flips off of the chairs.

I feel like I'm behind on some things.. one being planning Hayleigh's 3rd Birthday party!! It will well be here before we know it. I'm planning on a Toy Story theme for her- she LOVES Woody & Buzz. Along with that, we are trying to plan a trip down to see Nena Rose sometime this summer as well. I'm excited to go to the beach with the kids down in Galveston- but the over protective parent in me thinks neither will be out in that water past knee level on them- I'm scared to death of sharks, about like a tornado, and after seeing a teen mom episode where the fiance was killed by a shark in Galveston in shallow water just freaks me out. Besides the sharks it worries me that they will..or Hayleigh will get swept out to the gulf... I realize the probability of either of those things happening is not likely- but I freak like that. After taking forever to get my family, I'm not about to let something take it away just like that if I can help it. Bubble wrap for all! lol not really, but I do worry a lot about the kids- probably more than I should.

I still struggle with baby fever... I realize the whole part about being done, and growing older is the real reason behind it all. I know having more than we have now is not a good idea... One boy, one girl- perfect- now STOP! BUT....What IF???  I love being pregnant, and love having those sweet smiles every morning when we all wake up. I'm really going to miss it all, and I'm betting now that I will have a bad case of empty nest syndrome someday too.

Ahhh...both kids are growing like weeds, and they both need to stop! Reid is already wearing 6 month clothes. At his 4 month appointment, he weighed 17lbs 9oz and was 25 3/4" long. ALREADY!!! I, of course freaked out over him skipping over his 3-6 month clothes pretty much over night. My little baby isn't going to stay a little baby for long I'm afraid... I wish I could just hit pause and love and snuggle him for a while with him this size- full of smiles and laughs.

Hayleigh is very into Princess Sophia the First now- LOVES the movie, and the show. When I got her Easter dresses out of the closet, she squealed, Sophia! She associates frilly dresses with princesses, and Sophia is her favorite right now- so cute! A couple of weeks ago, I was hunting down Reid some new sleepwear, since he flew right on threw his 3-6 month ones. While looking, I scoped out the girls clothing- I usually check the name brands on there, and find some good deals. Well, while looking, Hayleigh was sitting on the couch with me watching tv, and settling down for bedtime. She looks over at my computer, and sees this green and white polka dot Gap dress... she squeals CUTE! That is Cute! I had to bid on this dress now.. we won it, got it here, and she wore it for a whole day, and did not want to take it off! It really is a cute dress- and I managed to buy a few others while on there too.

This past week we did manage to get to go to the park for the first and second times for Reid. He LOVED watching his cousin Xena and Hayleigh play, and being pushed in the swings. He constantly was smiling and giggling, and had quite a time. We brought our lunch out with us to the park on Monday, and mainly watched Hayleigh play. She had trouble climbing this one piece of equipment last week when we were at the other park, but on Monday, she did it all by herself! I was soo proud of her! They both enjoyed swinging at the same time, and kept looking at each other laughing as they passed the other on by. I'm hoping that they will both get along well as they grow- they are just so darn cute together right now, and I just don't want for it to all end.

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