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Emily: Nine Months July 9, 2010

Filed under: Emily — hjhadams @ 3:22 pm

July 6th was Emily’s nine month birthday.  Can I tell you how relieved I am that we’ve made it to this point?

She is doing wonderfully.  She started crawling early last week and that same day started pulling up on furniture…I have a feeling she is going to be the reason we have to baby-proof the house!

In early May she had tubes put in her ears after having seven ear infections in less than five months.  The tubes have made a WORLD of difference, and since then we’ve only made two unnecessary trips to the doctor.  (Old habits die hard.  “Emily’s crying a lot, she must have an ear infection.”  Turns out that sometimes she just likes to cry.)

I took her to the doctor for her 9-month appointment yesterday.  She is currently 19 lbs 2 oz (50th percentile) and 28 inches tall (75th percentile). 

I took her in for some pictures today, and I’m having a horrible time picking my favorite.



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How We’re Doing March 23, 2010

Filed under: Elyse,Emily,Family,Motherhood — hjhadams @ 4:10 pm

So, I started this post on February 9th…and now it’s March 22nd.  Yay me! 

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was going to be to post on this blog more often.  Hmmm…looks like that is going well, hey?  I am hoping that I can start to get back into the routine to post more often. 

The girls are now 19 months and 5 months old.  We had their “well-baby” check-ups in early February and they’re both doing great.  Elyse was 24 lbs 5 oz (60th percentile) and 33” (90th percentile).  Emily was 14 lbs 11.5 oz (75th percentile) and 25.5” (90th percentile).

Life with two kids under two is crazy, to say the least.  To be honest with you, some days things aren’t so great.  Emily has been a bit challenging…she’s had some issues but thankfully we’re figuring her out and she seems a little happier every day.

Being a stay-at-home mom can be isolating and depressing at times, especially in the middle of winter.  I know that I am fortunate to not HAVE to go to work outside the home, but some days I wish I did.  I don’t want to sound ungrateful, because I am not.  I am truly blessed with healthy children, a roof over my head, food on the table, and a husband who is amazingly supportive in every way.  But there are days I dread getting out of bed because I know that the day is going to be (most likely) just like the day before, and the day before that, and the day before that. 

But now spring is here!  And I feel more hopeful, and I feel like a weight is lifting off my shoulders.  The sun is out, and we can play in the yard and go for walks…and watching Elyse delight in the outdoors is amazing.  She loves every second that we spend outside.  Every rock, every leaf, every crack on the ground…they all must be inspected.  She screeches with joy when she runs through the grass and loves to kick around the ball.  It is so fun and makes my heart smile.

It is also wonderful to watch the girls together.  Emily is mesmorized by her big sister…she watches her and smiles and sometimes even laughs; Elyse loves to go over to see her sister and give her kisses and hugs.  It makes the last couple months of struggle seem like they were all worth it…

So my “mid-year” (not really mid-year yet, I know, but close enough) resolution is going to be to update here more.  I hope you enjoy!


Happy Halloween! November 9, 2009

Filed under: Elyse,Emily,Miscellaneous — hjhadams @ 10:31 pm

Yes, it was over a week ago…but better late than never, right?


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Jim took Elyse trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, and since she was still refusing to walk he took her in the wagon!


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Emily Blythe Adams

Filed under: Emily — hjhadams @ 10:12 pm

Just a few short weeks ago (ok, maybe 5…I’ve been a little busy), our beautiful daughter Emily Blythe was born!  We ended up having a scheduled c-section due to breech presentation, and she arrived on Tuesday, October 6th at 12:35 PM.  She weighed 8 pounds and was 22 inches long!

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Elyse is so excited to be a big sister, as you can tell from our first family picture taken the night Emily was born!

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Ready to head home on Friday, October 9th

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Off to her first visit to her pediatrician on Monday, October 12th

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The first two weeks flew by…here are some pictures from her photo shoot on October 20th (two weeks old)

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We’re so excited that she is finally here, and I will hopefully be better about posting more often now that we’re a bit more settled in.