a MEMORABLE 2 months

Happy Memorial Day friends!  Today we mark Heidi's 2-month birthday as our country honors it's heroes who served and died in service.

Here is my gorgeous birthday girl

Unoriginal, I know, but I must say that I feel like Heidi has always been a part of our family.  I can't imagine life without her.  She is an "easy" baby who fits seamlessly into our daily life.  She eats about every 3ish hours, more when she's awake, less what she sleeps.  Oh, blessed sleep.  Heidi loves to sleep... nestled next to her mama or when mama insists, on her belly on a sheepskin. 

She refuses the pacifier which is disappointing.  She has used it maybe 4 times.  Most times she gags on it.  When she sleeps less, we may be in trouble on long car drives!

The only problem we have is her is her bms.  As in, it's been 5 days since she last had a bm!  Typically, we wait a day or two to smell that buttery liquid gold.  An odd thing to worry about, but nonetheless, I tend to obsess about this "schedule". 

Well, there is one superficial problem.  The Doctor calls it cradle cap, but she doesn't have a flaky scalp, instead she has a rash along the back of her neck and on bad days, on her cheeks, back and chest.  Fortunately there is an easy fix for this:  hydorcortisone cream and a bath in Selsun Blue.

As for this holiday weekend, enjoy a few pictures from our first family camping trip (everyone slept better than I ever hoped was possible!):
Clockwise starting upper left:  Hazel hiking from campsite to creek with her Grandpa Orris (Junko); Jake with Heidi in her SleepyWrap (doesn't she look like Yoda in that position?); cheeseface Hazel on her mini camp chair with waterfall behind her; Heidi sleeping peacefully in our tent; Hazel playing in the creek, something she can/did do for hours, impervious to the cold water...not my child!; Heidi not enjoying her birthday photo shoot; Grandma Orris relaxing with Heidi; Hazel dancing to the music in her head.


  1. It looks like you guys had a great time camping! Love the Yoda picture---too cute!

  2. Great pictures! It looks like you all had a great time! Where's one of you? I CANNOT WAIT to meet Heidi in two weeks!

  3. We were at Hemlock Bend for less than 24 hours...and it feels as if we had a real vacation. What a peaceful, beautiful place. (other than the fact that the camper got stuck in the woods..and had to be pulled out with a tractor!)

  4. Wow! Looks like a blast. I'm just glad that the men stayed clothed- at least in the photos! Hazel's much cuter!

  5. What fun! Looks like you had a wonderful time:)

  6. Looks like you guys had a great weekend!! Props to you for camping with 2 kids, I can't even imagine!

  7. Hazel is taking after her dad! Swimming naked is cold water! ;)

  8. tell heidi that i have the same problem. (was that tmi?)

    i LOVE the camping trip photos. you should frame every single one of them.


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