Haevin Turns 3 Months

I feel sort of bad that I have all these blog posts where Rose will have a big section dedicated to her and her growth/development/cuteness... and Haevin hasn't really gotten much. Oops. So today is brought to you in part by mommy guilt and in part by wanting to brag about my beautiful second baby girl.

Haevin turned 3 months on the 25th of this month. Three months! That's crazy to me.

She is still so so tiny. At her 2 month check up (which was actually about a week after she turned two months) she was weighing in at 9 pounds. I'm not sure how much she weighs now, but I'm thinking we have finally made it to the 10 pound mark. She still is in newborn diapers and clothes besides for pajamas. She officially switched to some 0-3 month jammies the other day because she is getting too tall for the newborn ones... that being said the 0-3 month pajamas sort of drown her. Oh well. 

Haevin is a dream baby. Seriously. I don't know how we got so blessed, how our DNA combined, or what parenting tricks (or lack there of) got us this little girl - but I sure am glad. Her overall mood is pretty content and happy. She still has her fussy moments here and there (kinda?), but they are usually due to being tired and can be calmed down pretty dang easily. Besides when she got her shots, she has only had one or two other epic melt downs - that still are a candle to Rose's bonfire of screaming fits.

As far as sleeping goes - she already averages 8-9 hours of sleep each night. For being in the 10% percentile for weight that is pretty amazing. She has even had multiple nights of sleeping 10 hours. Basically I can't complain about her sleeping habits, especially when her "bad" nights lately are her only sleeping 7 hours before needing a feeding. See what I mean about being a dream baby?

Haevin is also starting to get the nickname of "Smiley" or "Smiles". She LOVES smiling at people... in fact there are times I can tell she wants her binki so I will go to give it to her and she ends up smiling away thus making the binki fall out immediately. I have to hide my face somehow for her to finally take the binki. Adorable.

Basically we are in love. Rose loves to give her kisses and softly rub her head and Haevin loves to give her smiles. Basically they make my heart melt on a daily basis.

Annnnnd now of course comes all the adorable pictures. :)

Snuggling with daddy.

My little sweetie.

Such a good snuggler. :)

Always eating her fits... or rather... licking them.



She still looks so little to me in her car seat.

Getting better at holding her head up.

Rose loves holding Haevin.

Hanging on to her monkey toy.

She can sleep anywhere... I swear.

So cute. :)

Love my Haevin girl

In other news - we have been enjoying life lately. We've had fun having Aunt Chantelle home, trips to the zoo, a weekend with some family to St. George, and other random stuff. Rose is as adorable and sassy as ever, and we are loving seeing her grow and learn each day. I can't believe we are closer to 3 then we are to 2 at this point. Where does the time go!?

Here are some other random photos of our most recent exploits (proving that even though I post a ton on facebook and instagram - I do still hold back a bit ;)):

Rose loves building sand castles in her sand box. :)

Sometimes when we eat breakfast, Rose will ask to hold my hand. :)

Passed out on the way back from St. George. Love her nose being smooshed.

Coolest park at St. George!


Indoor swimming pool - Rose even started to go on the slide herself towards the end.

Love going on hikes with these two.

They both kept calling this "Double bath!" 

Laughing away. :)

More fun at the park.


Showing off her bracelet. Haha.

Helping daddy put on the bike rack.

Snuggles with Aunt Channy.

"Mommy! I ride Spook like a pony!"

Enjoying some black berries at breakfast.

She looks so grown up to me sometimes.

She loves this thing.

Attempt to get a picture of all three of us at the Zoo.

Pictures will be much easier when Haevin can hold her own head up.

Love her.



Rose loves the zoo. :)

And has to give all the animal statues hugs and kisses.


More hugs.


Looking so fabulous.

Sending daddy silly faces. 


Rose is in love with these Picasso Tiles.

And always asks to build a big tower.
Waiting for Channy!
That is a mothers love right there. :)

When Channy came home! Rose was like a little puppy dog and kept following her. :)

Anywho. Life is good - I seem to say that a lot, but really it is. I love my daughters and feel so lucky to be there mom and to be loved by them. I have an amazing and wonderful husband (who I will be celebrating 5 years of marriage with next month!). And I have a good Spook pup that puts up with all that Rose puts him through. Life really is good and April treated us well!

I can't believe that tomorrow is May!


Love and hugs, all! :)


Life is Good.

Life is good.

This week has been not as good as I'd like.

But life is still pretty good.

Our week started with Rose deciding that dancing on her bed naked was more important then a nap on Sunday. This is the girl that used to ask ME for nap time (and still does some days). I figured if she didn't want to go down for a nap then she didn't need one - so we skipped it. While she wasn't at her best the rest of the day, she wasn't bad - just a bit more... temperamental sensitive.

That evening we were at Braedon's grandparents for Sunday dinner slash family time. Rose was playing outside with some (second?) cousins, when we heard her start to cry... Poor girl had face planted it on the cement. Her cut lip bled all over Braedon's shirt, scrapes appeared on her nose, lip, wrist, and knees. She calmed down fairly quickly (especially for her lack of nap) and all seemed to be okay (besides a slightly swollen lip/nose area) as we headed home for bed time.

Rose of course went down like a dream since she was so tired with no nap... but then 4 hours later woke up crying and what seemed to sound like barking. As Braedon and I sit up from our slumber he exclaims "It sounds like croup!" and I (in my complete mommy 'everythingisworsethenitreallyis' mode) thought "What if her nose is broken and leaking fluids into her lungs!".

Obviously it ended up just being croup.

We had to help calm her down a couple of times throughout the night but luckily Haevin decided that sleeping 8 hours sounded like a great idea and didn't add to the stress of the night (seriously she is a dream baby).

Monday morning we called the doctor to see what they thought was needed... the nurse on the phone said it sounded like croup and since we had an appointment for Haevin the next day (for her 2 month wellness check) that we would be fine to wait out the day/night and just bring Rose in at the same time if she still sounded raspy/barky.

We arrive at the Doctors office and Rose says, in her raspy and almost impossible to hear voice, "hi" to the nurse who immediately states that we will be checking Rose in and getting her some steroids... Rose sounded that bad.

The doctor weighs, measures, and checks out Haevin first (9 pounds 11 oz, 24 inches long - my tall skinny girl). All looks great and well with her. Yay!

Then she checked Rose out (and checked her nose for the paranoid mom) and confirmed that it was indeed classic croup (and not a broken nose or anything remotely along those lines)... and apparently a child can in fact get croup with zero symptoms before hand.

So Rose gets some steroids (luckily in oral form so no crying) and Haevin gets her 2 month vaccines (oral and shots... aka... lots of crying). And we head home.

That's when Haevin realized that due to the shots, her legs hurt... a lot. Insert 'crying for over an hour and refusing to eat' here.

Luckily Rose is amazing and even though she clearly isn't feeling good she is still happy. Plus when she saw me struggling with Haevin she came and patted my arm and said "Haevin's sad... It's okay mommy" and then went and entertained herself rather then adding more stress to my afternoon. *heart melts*

After fighting for over an hour I gave up feeding Haevin, loaded the girls in the car (where Haevin finally calmed down and fell asleep) and met Braedon at Crossfit, who then took the car full of sick/sad girls and let me go have some me time and lift heavy things. I love lifting heavy things.

What on earth would I do without Crossfit?

I get home, significantly less stressed, to flowers (that Rose picked out for me), some yummy treats (that Braedon picked out for me), and a calm and sleeping baby (that a combo of Braedon, Tylenol and a front carrier took care of for me).

What on earth would I do without Braedon?

Both girls seem to be doing much better the past couple of days and we haven't had any tantrums, melt downs, or cry fests by any of the girls (myself included). Yesterday I even got dishes done, work done, girls dressed, dinner in the crockpot, workout completed, and a hot bath in. I call that a major win of a day, folks.

While in each moment I felt like the week had been one of the longest ones I'd had in some time... looking back I realize things could easily have been worse and really weren't that bad. I think I'm just spoiled with amazing (and extremely healthy) kids, so when even a little crap hits the fan I tend to stress a bit...


But really... life is good. And sometimes I just need to remind myself of that (and write about it on my blog, apparently). Seriously though - how can it not be good with these cuties in my life:

The day AFTER vaccines went much better then the day of. Thankfully.

So sweet.

Riding the Ferris Wheel at Scheels for the first time. :)

So. Excited.

Good morning!

Snuggles for days.

Oh hi!

What our mornings look like sometimes.

She looks so old and grown-up to me in this picture...

Playing with Spook.

That belly though!

See? Life really is good. :)

Happy Easter, everyone.