Thursday, October 27, 2011

Terrible 1's?

I really thought that Hadley's attitude was changing and that turning 1 magically turned her into a happier baby. I was wrong. Very wrong.

This kid throws temper tantrums If you wipe her hands and face, she screams. If you lay her down to change her diaper, she screams. If you take her out of the bath, she screams. You get the idea. She has also been trying to cut a top tooth for a month now, making #8 if the thing ever decides to cut. 

I feel like I am slowly losing my mind again. I just want a happy baby. I am so jealous of those mothers who say they freak out when their child screams because it never happens. My child is always screaming. Every day. I just don't understand. I always thought I wanted 2 kids, but now there is no way in hell I can put myself through this again. My nerves just can't handle it. 

On another note, I am super stressed out because Adam decided that he wanted Hadley and I to spend December in TN since he will be so busy working and wants us to have an actual Christmas instead of another day...Well plane tickets are really, really expensive for the month of December. I don't know if we are going to be able to go home now. I need a miracle to come for us to be able to go home. I shall pray to the airline gods. 

I don't have any new pictures, but I will after this weekend because we are going to do something for Halloween. I'm not sure what yet. We are either going to take her to a Monster Bash on post of Boo at the Zoo Saturday. Stay tuned.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The pumpkin patch

We took our very first trip to the pumpkin patch Saturday. It was a very hot day here in the desert so our trip didn't last as long as I would have liked. It shouldn't be 90 degrees in October. It just shouldn't.

We looked at the goats.

She didn't care anything about them.

Her and daddy did a lot of walking around.

What are these orange things?

Can you tell she was hot and over it?

She drunk her whole sippy of water the whole hour we were there. We didn't go through the corn maze or do any activities, but she kid had a blast walking around until she realized how damn hot it was. We left after the pumpkin patch part. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Test results.

After waiting a long 2 weeks I found out today that nothing is wrong with my little girl. Thank God nothing is wrong with her that we know of, but I am freaking pissed that he couldn't tell me over the phone. Anyway, he said that there were 2 other options for testing to see why she wasn't gaining weight and I opted out of those for the time being. I told him that if she didn't gain any weight by her 15 month check up that I would revisit those options then. She has been through so much in the last month and I really don't feel like torturing her anymore. 

So, that is pretty much it. I am going to try my best to get some good fats into her little belly but she is very picky lately, especially with the nonstop teething. Wish us luck!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The kid is sick.

I am so thankful that we made it a whole year without so much as a cold, but now my little toddler is sick. Our luck was bound to run out sometime, right? Well, ever since we have came back to Texas Hadley has been off a little bit. It started out with red, dry, itchy eyes and I thought maybe she was developing allergies. Now 2 weeks later she started to get a hoarse voice and a wheeze. It just so happens that Adam got sick about a week ago, so I'm pretty sure that's where she got it. We took her to urgent care yesterday because we couldn't get into the ped clinic on post and it turns out she has Laryngitis and an Upper Respiratory Infection. Poor kid. They gave her a steroid shot and wrote her a prescription for steroids and antibiotics for a week. On top of all of this she is still teething, so she is one whiny mess. 

This is how she has been taking her naps for the past 2 days.

Bless her heart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Because I'm feeling nostalgic.


1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

12 months!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

12 month stats and a bad appointment.

Hadley's 12 month check up was stressful, to say the least. She weighed in at only 17.12 lbs and 28 inches long. The concern with this is that she only weighed 16.9 at 9 months. She seems to be falling off of the growth chart. Let me just say that I am irritated with the military doctors because I have always been concerned about her weight. I thought something was off at her 9 month appointment, but the doctor said she was perfect even though she was in the 3rd percentile then. 

So, the doctor ordered a bunch of blood tests to rule out anemia, thyroid issues and other illnesses. I'm trying to be positive and think that it's just normal for her since her daddy and I are short and small people. They want us to come back in 2 weeks to have her urine tested if nothing comes back in her blood. That requires a cathedar. I think I am going to pass on that. I can't imagine doing that to her for what I think is not necessary. I think she is a healthy, active toddler. So, any well wishes sent our way would be much appreciated.