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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 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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