Thursday, September 17, 2009

I will soon be returning

Very soon I will be returning from my blog hiatus from this site. I have decided that Haley's carepages must come to an end some day and there's no better time than her first birthday. I will be able to still keep everyone informed on her progress and all hers and Jacob's milestones on this site. In just 8 days we will be celebrating Haley's first birthday! Just as with Jacob it is bittersweet for me. I'm so proud of both of them for all they have learned and endured. I'm excited that they are growing up. I am also sad they are growing up. I wish they could stay innocent and small forever. I don't ever want them to see the bad in this world. I wish they could always have that child like faith. I don't ever want to let go. The thought of Jacob going to school is exciting and scary. I know he'll do great and will be safe but it's hard not to worry.

I plan to post my last carepages update on Haley's birthday which I will also post on here as the transition. I don't know how many of our readers on carepages will want to continue to follow our family updates but I will offer it. Please pray for no rain on Saturday, it's Haley's party and I really want a beautiful day where we can be outside and just enjoy our little miracle!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Life after the NICU and March for Babies

It has been a long time since I've posted on here. Most of you have followed Haley's story on her Carepages site. So I will keep this brief. Haley is doing so well. She is now 13 lbs 5 oz! She eats baby cereal and some veggies. She's tried peas, green beans, and carrots so far. She loved them all! She really enjoys eating and is so easy to feed unlike Jacob was. Jacob was an easy kid for most things but eating was always tough. Haley is a good eater, but the rest of the stuff is tough with her. We will be trying sleep training very soon. I'm borrowing a book from a friend and I really hope it works for her. She's been getting much better at night and is only up a 1 or 2 times now ( but still has those nights where she's up ever 2 hours too so nothing is really consistant yet ). Her napping has not been good at all though. I know I need to get her sleeping in her own room in her crib and that will help because Jacob wont wake her up but then she gets scared when she wakes up and no one is around. We'll get it figured out eventually. This weekend was the March for Babies. It was hot but no rain so it was good. We all made it the full 6 miles although some were doubtful. Haley only cried for the last 1/2 mile probably from being hot and hungry. Here are a few pictures from the walk.