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Month 10 (more teeth, bows, at the lake, & WALKING)

My mother came to visit while my husband was out of town which always means trouble> ha. It’s always a good thing for me, but dangerous for my husband because it means shopping & craft-time.

I’m shamelessly put on blast for putting Hattie in giant bows. My husband laughs about it while griping, so I haven’t stopped. Tee hee. They’re just so girly and adorable!!

So while my mom was in town, we hopped over to the craft store to make Hattie some more bows to match some new clothes that she bought. That’s only the appropriate thing to do after all.

Here’s how THAT went…

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The only responses I got were

“go home, you’re drunk”
“my poor baby”
“OMG…smh”
etc… ha ha.

Poor little girl has FOUR (yes, 4..omg) teeth coming in right now; all on top, all side by side, all together..at the same time. Poor Hattie is in so much discomfort as you can possibly imagine. Even with gum massages, baby orajel, homeopathic teething tablets, and ibuprofen to keep her fever down, she struggles with getting comfortable & relaxed enough to sleep.

Though it can get hard for me, I have to remember how miserable she is, so I pull myself together and stay up as late as I need to help her get cozy and fall asleep.

Thanks to my mom’s brilliance, she showed me how to such up some water in her pacifier & freeze it. Hattie totally loved sucking on the frozen pacifier. It helped numb the pain a little bit I think.
It was pretty funny the first time, because I didn’t notice that she had placed the pacifier in the ice tray. I went to get myself a cold drink & out pops a binky into my glass. Ha ha. It was the funniest thing.

Back to the mountains we went; but this time we left the trailer at home and stayed in grandpa’s cabin. It was so lovely; located right on the lake! Hattie was fascinated with the lake, the sand, and the boat!!

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It was so precious to see Hattie in this setting with her Grandpa Allen. Though him & dad were busy fishing most of the time, I was able to get this candid and it’s so precious…

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The first thing we did was put the boat on the water. Hattie sat on my lap & watched as the water splashed onto the boat. After playing in the sun & snacking on some shortbread cookies (thank you Grandma Yvette), she was rocked to sleep by the slow water-rocking.

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Back on shore, dad caught lots of fish & we were all very excited to see how Hattie would react. She did so good. I figured that, once it started wiggling, she would kind of freak out, but she wanted to hold the fish, hug the fish, put the fish in her mouth, and pat its face. Ha ha. She’s definitely her dad’s daughter 🙂

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Gosh, seriously…what a totally busy month it has been for Month 10!! Not only has she had multiple growth spurts (it’s like a whole new baby when I go get her in the mornings sometimes), new teeth, firsts in the mountains, and now WALKING!!

She’s taken a step or two before just followed by an immediate collapse, but mainly holds herself up on furniture to move around.

Well, we were over at our neighbor’s house for dinner one night. She was incredibly fussy & did NOT want to eat dinner. All she wanted to do was sit on the floor and play with toys. Well, in an honest effort to be a better parent than letting my kid do whatever they want by throwing a fit, I held out until we were done with dinner and then let her down on the floor while we cleared the table. Withing moments of setting her down, she stood up & started making steps. My husband just starts shouting “Cami watch; she’s walking. Look at her; she’s walking!!”

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This is just a screenshot from the video that was taken (still so sad that I cannot upload video on this blog, but it’s on social media). She took several steps and then fall on her bum & then take several steps. She didn’t even want to crawl. It’s as if, in just one instance, she decided she wanted to walk & was determined to master it in one evening. TOTALLY INCREDIBLE!!!

Since that night, she’s been a bumbling baby drunk & running into every corner, sharp object, hard floors, doors, and people. Ha ha. It’s only bound to happen that she’s going to be bumped & bruised at this stage, but my nerves cannot handle any more right now…about to wrap her in bubble wrap; I swear!!

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Month 10 (first camping trip)

Memorial Weekend has arrived & the weather sucks! Ha ha. When we finally have the time off together & my husband is in town to enjoy a break from reality, it’s raining cats & dogs in the valley. Regardless of the poor conditions, we hit the road anyway for a family camping trip. We have a trailer this year and figured “even if we’re sitting in the trailer playing cards all weekend, it’s better than being stuck in town”.

We met some friends up at Warm Lake for some little relaxation. They have a son who is only about 6 weeks apart from Hattie in age, so it was perfect.

On the way up, there was rain, thunder, lightning, car accidents, hazard lights, and my feet on the dashboard – shaking in horror as my husband drives unaffected by the hydroplaning.

The trip isn’t too terribly long, but I planned for a baby in the car EXTRA particularly. Here was our backseat to-go bag:

-toys & felt books
-travel cooler with empty bottle, water bottle, and formula-mixed bottle
-puffs finger snacks in a no-spill cup
-pacifier & emergency pacifier
-blanket
-change of clothes
-essentials (diapers, wipes)
-dog

Ha ha. We figured that sticking our dog in the backseat would keep Hattie company during the trip since she LOVES her Cabela dog.

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As soon as we got to our camp spot, we noticed the storm cloud veer around us & instantly blue skies!! Hooray; it’s going to be gorgeous just for us!! How lucky.

The first thing we did after setting up camp was get a family photo by the creek that ran by our site.

 

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We really lucked out that the storms went around our site for the whole weekend. We really got to enjoy the most perfect weather!!

Hattie LOVED camp food…potatoes, eggs, sausage links, hot dogs, etc…all the good American stuff! But what she loved to put in her mouth the MOST was dirt. Ha ha. Every time I would look at her, she was examining something on the ground to thoroughly enjoy in her mouth. Needless to say she got incredibly messy…

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Dad wanted to throw his fishing poles in the water, so we made a drive up to the lake & let the babies get nakey-butt to soak in some sunshine.

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Watching her enjoy nature for the first time (aside from our backyard or the park) was so delightful. Just letting her get dirty, pick up mysterious pieces of grass or flowers or dirt was precious. My favorite was seeing her do this with her dad as this is his stomping ground. I just know that, as she grows, they’ll be bonding even more together in the mountains between hunting, shed searching, hiking, fishing, etc…

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Mention-able moments would have to include watching Hattie’s face light up sitting by the campfire for the first time & watching everyone stuff their faces with smores. She was a little jealous that we didn’t share the flaming ball of fluff with her (rightfully so), but she did get a couple small nibbles on a mallow.

It was difficult to get her to nap or sleep while we were in the trailer mainly because it is an unfamiliar setting, but we got it together by the last day. She was able to sleep independently in her pack-in-play so we didn’t break the crib-sleeping while away from home which is important.

We were able to get her out on our Can-Am UTV as well which was so fun. We didn’t have a way to buckle her in, so I wore her in a baby harness on my chest while I was buckled up. Of course we stayed on trail & didn’t exceed certain speeds for her safety. It was so cute, though. With all the serene surroundings, she fell asleep during our scenic ride. It was really nice for us to have that moment where we could sit on the top of the mountain & overlook everything. We rarely get a moment like that to ourselves with a curious & busy baby. Though she missed out on a beautiful view, it was nice to soak it in ourselves & should have captured it on camera (but my phone was shut off during that drive).

More camping trips to come for sure…

 

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Month 9 (mother’s day & saying mama)

Okay, so I realized that I’m posting Hattie updates a little backwards. When she was born, I was posting under “Month 1” as in “the months from 0-1” and it got a little confusing really fast. It’s like “turning 1 month”, but whatever…so I’m going to just stop that at this point and try to remember wtf I was doing when I started this.

So I would usually post this under “Month 10” using the other system I was doing, but for trying retain my memory, I will do it the right way (and probably on a slow day go back & change the titles to make more sense for my benefit!).

She is 9 months and 3 weeks right now…going to be 10 months at the end of this week.

This is important to note when I look back to see how old she was at certain milestones in her little life. I was attempting to do this earlier to work on the baby book (better late than never, right) and realized I was messing with myself by posting things backwards.

So here we go; this is HUGE news. My older brother, Brandon, got married this weekend. On Mother’s Day. My first ever mother’s day and I was away from my baby. Part of me was traumatized, but if I had to be gone for any reason, this was a good one!!

My sweet husband opted to fly home from his out-of-state work project to watch our little babe while I made the trek to the other side of the country (BOISE to BALTIMORE).

This was my first trip away from her & I cannot hide that I cried at the airport when I left her & my husband at the TSA station. What a la-la, I know. But I just love them so much and goodbyes are always hard; even when they’re only for 2 days.

I tried to keep in touch as much as I could without coming off overbearing and worrisome. At the end of the day, I was heading to dinner with my mother, my aunt, & my uncle. I called my husband to check in and let him know our evening plans and asked how Hattie was doing. He said, “I tried to get her to say mama earlier and she was like ‘who?'”. Ha ha I know right..what a punk! It was funny only because I’ve been trying to get her to say mama forever and it always just comes out “dad”. I’ve accepted it. I will forever be known as “dad’s wife” and never “mama”. Ha.

When I got back to my dad’s house where he was graciously housing me for the duration of my stay, I get a text message from my husband; a video message. I was so tickled. I love to see their faces. I hit play and let my dad watch with me; it could only be harmless, right?!

We sat there watching together as my daughter opens her mouth and says “ma-ma” “ma-ma-ma-ma”. I started crying. On Mother’s Day; my first Mother’s Day, away from my baby, she says mama for the first time. My tears were so big with happiness that they fell on the dog under my feet and woke her up. Ha ha. Okay, so maybe my squealing woke the dog, but I like to think it was my swollen tears. Ha.

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In my absence at home, my husband has been teaching Hattie how to stick her tongue out, so when I watched my mama video, she had her tongue out half the time. Like “ma-ma *tongue* ma-ma-ma *tongue*”. Ha ha. It was really cute.

Also in my absence, Hattie got to go to the zoo with her daddy. I was so jealous that they got to do this together without me, but at least he shared some adorable pictures. She loved the goats because they came right up to the gate for her to touch their little heads. Dad totally spaced the penguin exhibit however, so I guess we HAVE to go back 🙂

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I’m sitting in the airport right now writing this post because I have quite the large delay before my next flight. Instead of actually enjoying the little shops & eateries at the Chicago airport, I booked it to find my next gate knowing good & well I would probably get turned around. It ended up being massively easy and over-rated. Ha. So here I sit with my much-coveted Starbucks coffee (generic coffee shops thus far have failed me miserably) and choose to just park my butt & wait for my lost flight to land & load.

Such a special & blessed first Mother’s Day for me with celebrating my brother’s wedding, welcoming a new sister into my family, getting to see far-away loved ones, and hearing my baby say ‘mama’ for the first time. It was totally worth the wait! Xoxo

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Hattie: Month 8 (talking, Skyping, and Spring)

Happy Spring everyone!! Hurray! I love Fall and I love Spring! Unfortunately theyre the too shortest seasons ever…which is dumb. Whatever. 

Not much has been going on outside of the usual on the Bozeman homestead. My honey bunny has been working out of town tons which leaves the babe and I to do girlish things all by our lonesome…like bake things, watch chick shows, cry & complain about being alone, and not wearing bras.

It’s been a journey. 

Speaking of “cry & complain”, it’s usually cry & complain about the lovely husband/dad figure that’s absent. We miss him so much when he’s away. So much so this time around that every single thing has become “dad“. Hattie hasn’t said “daddy” too much since her first go at it, but the talking has surfaced full swing & everything is “dad”. The couch is dad, the dog is dad, her baba is dad…hell…I’m dad. So not right. 

It’s pretty damn cute, though. She usually plays camera shy when I whip out my phone, but I was able to film her twice going on her daddy rant & would post it if I wasn’t too cheap for the free WordPress version of my blog. Ha….in personal archives it will remain. 

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With family being scattered across the country, the best way to stay in touch is Skyping when we all have the time. Hattie still can’t wrap her head around it however and usually sits, puzzled by the interacting ‘video’ on my phone during these times.

Well, one particular time, my mom got my brothers dog in the screen and Hattie’s reaction was nothing short of priceless…

 

Her face!!! Bahaha. She looks a little creepy according to my husband, but it makes me giggly heartily. 

She’ll pick up on it soon I’m sure. 

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This child cannot just sleep still. Always a funky position…thought I’d share a few nappy nap pictures…

Butt-up at Princess School:

 

Face-down with her chicken, Chewy:

 

And sideways on mama:

 

Like seriously …    These are just a few!

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Happy Easter! Hattie’s first easter this year. Didn’t make it out to hunt for eggs as we would literally have to put the ‘hidden eggs’ directly in front of her. Ha. 

But she did get pretty for the easter rabbit:

 

When she wasn’t stunned by the photographers rattle or playing with the rabbits fur, we were able to get a few good images. Love it.

Even got cutesy for visiting with family at GG’s house:

   

(Yeah….someone can reach the movies now. Heaven help us all). 

  

 

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Hattie: Month 7 (stomach bug & standing)

This cute face had the worst little 24 hour tummy bug:



It was so sad! Even worse was how helpless I felt. I stayed up with her holding a cool compress on her head, catching her vomit in a separate rag to keep her clothes & face dry, snuggle her in her favorite blanket, and keep her hydrated with some pedialyte bottles. 

Thank goodness she was over it 24 hours, but it was a rough little go:





I ended up getting the crud too and it was horrible. With my husband away, it was hard to be an attentive momma when I was vomiting all day & night. Thank goodness the timing worked out & my own mommy was in town to help me watch Hattie! 

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this little precious baby is so darn cute around her dogs! She loves Cabela doggie so much…even when she is stuck outside:



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Yeas who learned how to stand up in her crib….yep….our little munchkin! 



Terrifying that she could stand up so we had to lower her mattress so that she doesn’t tumble right out!

She also loves to squish her face between the bars to see the dogs better… Lol





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Hattie got some quality time with grandpa Allen while I had a dental appointments. This is how THAT went:



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Stats:

  • Up to 15lbs now
  • 2 teeth
  • Crawling
  • Babbling & spitting. Ha
  • Pulling herself up to stand
  • Sitting up by self
  • Favorite food: Apple & pumpkin
  • Favorite toy: remote control 
  • Sleeps: 8:30-7:30
  • Wears: size 6months tops and size 3months bottoms

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Hattie: Month 7 (milestones!! first two teeth & crawling!)

Holy cow! When people tell you that it goes by so fast, they’re not kidding. 

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. My dear husband had been working out of town for several weeks and I’ve been reading in blogging time for work, school, motherhood, and some sleeping. I’ll try to do better! Ha. 

Okay, so I know this is a “7 month” post, but on the exact day that hattie turned 6 months old (January 17, 2015), she got her first tooth!! It broke through when she was with grandma and I felt it the next morning when we were at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. I went to put some grits in her mouth and “ouch!!” She bit down and it was like puppy teeth (aka razor blade)

We were so excited. 

Only days layer, the second one came through….



Cute little teeth! 

I love this picture of her playing independently in the living room:





She used to have to be held all the time and would just cry when I put her down to clean or make a new bottle or dinner. Just recently, she has been becoming a little more independent and it has been great for both of us! 

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To get her excited, I usually get really happy and go “Hattie!!!!” With my mouth wide open. It makes her smile and jump. However, monkey see monkey do…she started making me jaw dropping face all the times….





Ha ha. What a silly girl!!

It was the late hours of February 13th when Hattie Mae took her first crawl! My mom was staying with us and sadly bryce was working out of town 😦 

We were in awe that she finally put into motion what she had been trying to do for a long time! 

I can’t upload a video on my free blog, but it was a big moment!!

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Hattie: Month 6 (1st word & 1st tooth)

Happy New Year (umm even though it’s Allah February now). What a full month we have been having so far; holy cow!

So let’s start off with Hattie loving on her doggy:

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She gets so excited to see her doggies when we get home big quickly gets annoyed with their wet noses up in her grill…don’t we all! Ha.

She is really coming into her own little personality these days and it’s so cute to watch her. She is so sassy! She even has a fake little gaspy whine-sob that she does to get us to feel sorry for her and cuddle her close. I know…already!! I wish I could get a recording of it. It’s like this damsel in distress type of noise. Ha.

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She said her first word…twice! And both times it was “dad”…I wonder who the favorite is. Ha

One night she was fighting sleep pretty bad and I was holding her on the couch. My husband comes over to tell her to go to bed and he instantly just makes her smile and giggle or kick her feet. He leans over and says “baby!!” She smiles with her finger in her mouth and says “dad!” We both looked at each other like “holy crap, did you hear her just say dad?!” We thought there’s no way!! So he does it again…”baby” and she goes “hi daddy”.
Eek!!
We both were so tickled to hear her first little words.

Can’t get her to say it on demand yet though so no one will believe us. Ha ha.

She has said it so far one other time. I was holding her in the kitchen and she wasn’t feeling very good. I say “are you hungry baby? Or do your teeth just hurt?” She turns towards the door and cries “dad”. Awww she wanted her daddy to come home. It was the most precious thing.

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Mark your calendars ladies & gentlemen…Hattie got her very first tooth on 01/17/2015!

My mom had taken her the night before to watch her overnight & I met them for breakfast the next morning to get her. I go to give her some grits on my finger and “ouch!!” OMG she has a freaking tooth!! I couldn’t believe it!! Our big little girl!
The second one cannot be far behind and she always had her fingers in her mouth, massaging her gums.
We give her those dissolving teething tablets at night to help soothe the pain. That seems to be when it bugs her the most because it’s accompanied with sleepiness.

(No image….can’t get a good one with her always moving! Ha)

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But speaking of grandmas house, she got this cute outfit for her and a walker. Her short little legs still don’t reach the ground all the way, but she enjoys her Pooh bear that plays music on it…

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All this cuteness and playtime with grandma allowed a much needed date night for my husband & I. It was a lovely evening!!

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She can’t get up by herself yet, but she will sit up very well independently now! Such a big girl:

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Still not crawling, but any day now!! She gets on her hands & knees and will rock back and forth. She gets so much momentum sometimes that she will just kind of face plant it. Ha ha. Silly girl.

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Side fun…Hattie on her double date without friends son when we all went out for Mexican food:

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Weight: 13.9lbs
Length: 25 inches

Favorites: dad, having a blanket fluffed over her face, stuffed animals, and her clothes!! She loves reaching in her closet and touching all her clothes. Lol

Teeth: one bottom front tooth

Accomplishments: sitting up, teething, first word, motor skills, mobility, and balance

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