I can't even wrap my head around the thought of this being my last official monthly post for this girl...my last official monthly post for any baby for the foreseeable future. Excuse me while I go cry my eyeballs out! It's so hard to believe that my next Hadley post will be titled, "Hadley is TWO!" How did this happen? Where have the days gone? WHY is she so big?
This last month started out great with our fun loving always happy and well behaved little lady. We were having so much fun playing dress up in all of her Halloween gear...
We were running and smiling...
Laughing and listening...
...and then she got Croup.
This poor girl had it bad for a couple of days.
Her breathing ended up becoming pretty labored so we took her in. She was put on a 3 day dose of steroids and well...
She turned into a monster that I didn't even recognize. I kept joking that she was "roid raging"...she was hitting and kicking and screaming, and if you know my girl...this is so not her. We finished the 3 days of steroids and while her behavior improved some, we are still working on getting our sweet girl all the way back. She is officially getting her 2 year molars...I felt the first one popping through the other night. I'm sure this is very much contributing to her grouchiness, but she's been so different lately. No doubt she is also learning to test our limits. Lately, it's been with Meyer. She will haul off and smack him or whack him over the head with a book or her favorite...give him a nice hard head butt. Meyer has been wonderful about handling this...almost never retaliating. He will just call for us to help, but bless his heart, sometimes she really hurts him. Let's just say little miss has been spending her fair share in time out.
This is real life folks and it breaks my heart to see her so sad.
Ok, enough with the negative. Along with this crazy out of character behavior, we do still see our sweet girl every now and again. She got her very first pink sparkly manicure this month, and I just love how much she loved it!
We have gotten several cute videos this month. One being her new found ability to do a forward roll. She would do these all day every day, and thinks it's totally awesome that she can do one but her brother can't seem to figure it out. She will do a perfect roll and then stand up and say, "Bubba try!"...just to rub it in!
She has always liked to read, but she has gone crazy with the book love this month. She most definitely has her favorites and insists on reading them over and over again. So much so, that she has started reading to me...
Despite the rough patches that have come with this month, we love her more and more with each passing minute. About to enter the "twos", I anticipate more rough days and months ahead, but it's ok. She will learn...we will learn and we will LOVE her through it.
Oh and the best! She learned her name. I completely die every time she says it!
Happy last "monthly" birthday sweet and sassy Haddy Rose!
Mommy and Daddy LOVE you!
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