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Welcome Baby Hailey 

Welcome Baby Hailey

She finally arrived!! At 3:30 in the morning on Thursday, May 12, my water broke. At 2:40 that afternoon, Hailey was born. She was born weighing 6 lbs 12 oz and 20 inches long.  Hailey came out loud and proud letting everyone know of her arrival.

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Tyler was able to meet his new sister later that evening. He was definitely happy to meet baby Hailey and curious about her. He even got to hold her for the first time. On the the other hand, he is definitely not at all clear on how Hailey got here. I don’t mean the details of course. However, he has commented several times that now we have 2 Hailey’s, one in my belly and one in person. I’m sure as my belly goes down and with repetition he’ll come to understand that there’s no Hailey in my belly anymore.

Tyler’s confusion about the process didn’t start there.  When my water broke Thursday night, I rushed to the bathroom so as to minimize the mess. Shortly thereafter, Tyler emerges from his room with his blue bunny sippy cup. He wants water. He reaches over to hand it to me and I fill it in the sink. As he steps a little closer he steps in the fluid on the floor. He starts crying thinking he peed himself just as I am handing him the water. The water drops only adding to his distress. I try to explain that it’s not his fault and he didn’t do anything wrong, but he remained upset for a while.

On Saturday when we all arrived back home, Tyler went looking for his toy phone. I asked him who he wanted to call. He said the hospital. So we find his phone and he makes his call. He states into the phone that his bunny water broke and he needs them to fix it. Apparently, this is his interpretation of the events on Thursday night. I love three year olds!!

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for, introducing Hailey Jean!!

We are so excited about Hailey’s arrival. Being 6 days late, she did slightly disrupt my school schedule as I missed taking a final exam. However, the professor agreed to allow me to take the exam this week so I am still able to complete the class. Also, summer classes began Monday, so no rest for the weary on that front, but breastfeeding does give me a lot of time to read!!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming on Friday!!




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There is absolutely nothing better than siblings! You are going to loooooove it! (I mean- it’s hard as hell but your heart will just explode!) congrats! And good luck:)


Congratulations! She is such a cutie!

Erin | A Welder's Wife

Congratulations on your precious baby Hailey! I love that a three year old is trying to figure out the baby process. He seems very creative and full of fun!


Congratulations! And good luck! Two is a handful.


She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

MakeUp Fun

Such a cute baby! Congratulations! And welcome to the world, little Hailey.
I do love her name a lot… May her life be full of joy, contentment and things to be proud of.


Congratulations ? she is so beautiful and you have an adorable family. So happy for you guys


Congratulations! She’s gorgeous! So funny about your son and his bunny. Good luck with your final exam.

Justine Y @ Little Dove

Congratulations! She looks so sweet, and all that hair! Oh my goodness, that’s gorgeous! And yes, toddlers are the best and the sweetest and the cutest and the funniest, especially when it comes to babies and siblings. 🙂