Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

For Easter we went to my sister Heather's house to meet up with with some of the family. They live on a Ranch in NV and it was so nice to be out in the fresh air.

Jadyn loved being outside. 

 She got to hang out with cousins

 Went on a wagon ride around the Ranch.

 Spent some time geting to know these horses. They would come up and sniff Jadyn whenever we would walk by.

First Easter Egg Hunt:
Jadyn is the little one on the end. (I don't think you can miss her and her helmet...poor girl). I think she liked her Easter basket. She would carry it around everywhere. Here she is with some of her cousins that made the trip.
 Ready to find some eggs...
 She somehow decided she could sit up all by herself in the grass.
 Checking out the loot.

Easter Morning
Jadyn didn't get a lot in her basket. (The Easter bunny needs to do better next year). But she did get some new binkies and two new dresses.
 Ready for church

 We had so much fun and hope to go back soon.
Happy Easter!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

We Did It

I had such a hard time when I learned that Jadyn had Plagiocephaly and would need a helmet to help shape her head. It wasn't a huge shock since her head got pretty flat on her right side when she lying in her hospital bed for so long. But I thought that by me working diligently on the left side when she got home this would help shape it. I was wrong. All it did was make it very odd shape.

The first time we went to the Dr to get her head scanned, I walked in and saw a baby wearing one and walked straight back to the car telling Cade that I couldn't do it. I was worried about how she would handle it but also was afraid of how it would make her look and all the stares and questions I would receive. I guess it was somewhat of a pride issue. I joked that when we got the helmet I was going into hiding for a few months. I didn't think that I would take many pictures and definitely wouldn't blog about it. But that has all changed somehow. Ever since she started wearing it I have embraced it and CUTE little face of hers!

She has handled it like a champ! She wears it 23 hours a day and doesn't seem bothered by it at all (except for the first several nights, she would wake up like 5 or 6 times but would go right back to sleep). She now thankfully pretty much sleeps through the night again. I learned that I don't even mind the stares either. I get asked whats wrong with her head about a millions times from children, especially at church, but I would be curious if I were them too.

So here's to 2 1/2 more months of this thing. Bring it on!

Friday, April 8, 2011

6 Months

Jadyn is now six months old.
(Adjusted age four months)
On April 4th we went to her 6 month appointment. She is still so little for her age. We can't believe how short she is. Ha. I'm sure she will catch up soon.

Weight 13 lbs. 15 oz. (15th %)
Height 23.2 inches (3rd %)

What Jadyn is doing:
  • Rolling from her stomach to her back. (Still needs a little help rolling to her stomach)
  • Can sit up on her own for a few seconds before tipping over. I think sometimes she is just leaning forward balancing on her belly. Ha! She needs to work on those abs hiding under that fluid somehow.
  • She has to put EVERYTHING in her mouth
  • Loves to play with toys. When she drops one she throws a fit until she gets it back.
  • Has been sleeping 12 hours at night for a while now.  
  • Gets the hiccups after she laughs
  • Started rice cereal but still doesn't like it too much yet
Here she is trying the cereal:

"What's this Mom???"

"Ok I'll try it..."

"Ewwww! What is that stuff!"
"I don't think I like it"