Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hadley's First Day of School!

September 2nd

Today was Hadley's very first day of school! 
She is in the ones class with 11 other little ones and 3 wonderful teachers. 

Charlie and I both were able to take her on her first day. I was so nervous for the days (weeks, months) leading up to it! I was worried about sending her to a school a couple mornings a week right after Ella was born would make her feel like we didn't want her around!! We had been talking about school
For a while, reading books about going to school and teaching her the teachers names. She was so excited to wear her backpack but had no idea what was coming. 

We woke up and made her a yummy big breakfast, dressed her in her school clothes and said a little prayer for a wonderful first day (for all of us)! 

When we first got there everyone was taking cute pictures on the steps... This was ours ☺️☺️

For the first couple of weeks, the parents are supposed to walk them into the school and stand at a gate in front of the classroom. The teacher comes over says hello to them and takes them from the parent and we are supposed to leave quickly and not linger. They called it the bandaid effect. I had Ella in the sling so Charlie carried her in. I gave her a hug and a kiss as we were walking up to the school. I was sooo nervous!!

We got to the classroom and mrs Mel saw Hadley and came to the gate. She was so so so sweet to Hadley as Charlie handed her over. We said we loved her and she turned and looked at is and started crying! We had to turn away and keep walking. It was sooo sad!! We got to the end of the hall and Charlie turned around and went back to look through a little window and look at her! He came back and said she was sitting in mrs Mel's lap and not crying!!! Yay!!!!

Charlie and I headed to chick fil a and then home. I did not shed one tear, but I felt like it!!! We watched tv and counted down the hours until we could pick her up!! Charlie ended up having to go to work so I went alone to pick her up.
To pick up, i went in the school and her teacher brought her out to me. Hadley was so so so tired but didn't cry and was happy to see me and Ella. The teacher said she did really well and was just sleepy. 
She sent us the pictures above and I LOVED seeing her happy (kinda??) at her new school. The rest of the day she talked about her teacher. I love her school so much and I hope she loves it just as much as I do!!!! She did tell me multiple times, "Haddie cried at school".  I hope she will be ok with going back in a few days!!! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ella is 2 months Old!!!

September 23, 2015

  Happy Two Months Sweet Ella!

You are still literally the happiest most calm baby. It's pretty crazy. You hardly ever cry and we have only had a handful of sleepless nights. So far you have been pretty easy which is such a blessing withHadley  in her "trying twos". :) 

You are in size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes. There are some newborn clothes that still fit but you are a little long so there is room in width but your running out of space in length!! 

Your sleeping is going awesome. We start bedtime at about 9. We change you into a onesie, make sure your monitor is on, swaddle you and then I'll feed you until you fall asleep. Then I will transfer you to the Rock and play and sometimes you wake up but fall back asleep pretty easily. 

You sleep for about 5-6 hours and wake up again around 3ish to nurse. Then you are right back asleep until around 7 when your sister wakes up.

You don't have scheduled nap times yet and pretty much sleep anytime, anywhere! After you are 3 months I'm going to try and start you on a more strict schedule and possibly transition you to your room.

You love riding in the car and have only had one little freak out but we figured out that it was because the air was blowing directly on you and you don't like to be cold!!

At your two month checkup you weighed 12 pounds 1 ounce and in the 70th percentile. You are 23.5 inches long and in the 90th percentile for height. 

You are nursing every three hours during the day and since the thrush cleared up, it has been going great. Which is such a relief!!  You nurse anywhere from 10-30 minutes. 

We are so in love with you and you have brought us so so so much joy. We are so blessed to have such a sweet calm happy little baby girl!!!