Friday, October 29, 2010

Sadie Rose---4 months old!

Our Sadie Rose turned 4 months old on October 29th. I am a little back-blogged...but better late than never, right?

It is so hard to believe my baby is already 4 months old. I have found myself on numerous occasions "stalling" Sadie...that is wanting her to stay a little baby as LONG as possible. Oh, how I love little babies!!!

This fourth month has been as wonderful as the others. Sadie continues to be an easy, pleasant and sweet baby. She eats, plays and sleeps. She has developed so much more coordination this month. She loves to play in her play gym, brings everything up to her mouth and has become more vocal. She smiles all the time and just lights up anytime anyone talks to her. She is super ticklish on her neck and collar bones and will giggle when you tickle her there. So cute!!!! Video of this giggle to come soon. :)

In the last few days we have graduated Sadie to some of her more mature toys...the exersaucer, Bumbo chair and jumperoo. So far, she is loving them.

We are so blessed to be Sadie's parents! Oh how we love our sweet girl!

Sadie's 4 month stats:
wt: 14 lb 12 oz (75% percentile)
length: 25.5 inches (50th percentile)
size 2 diapers, so close to size 3's
clothes: size 6 month, with size 9 month PJ's
eating: still nursing every 3-4 hours, takes 4 or 5 naps a day still and sleeps from around 8:30 pm until around 4 -6ish a.m then back down until 8 0r 9 a.m.
likes/dislikes: still loves bath time, her fingers and paci, music and her sister...dislikes her Poly-vi-sol vitamins (don't blame her), not a huge fan of tummy time these days either...usually
only last about five minutes.
firsts: 10/2 first pumpkin patch, 10/20 first time to roll over, did it twice in one day and hasn't done it again since (from tummy to back), 10/26 first time in the Bumbo chair, 10/27 first fall festival, 10/31 first costume/Halloween (a little black kitty cat), 11/2 first ear infection :( , 11/5 first time in the exersaucer.

This is how our girl spends a big part of her day...she has LOVED her play gym!
Tummy time...
Sweet little grin!
Love this doll face!!!!

She has started loving to stand up, when we hold her...I was trying to get an action shot! Ha!

Love to all,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Good luck Texas Rangers in game #1 of the World Series!!!

Our little Ranger's fan in Daddy's hat! Sadie Rose almost 4 months...

Love to all,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just for fun...

Just for fun...I thought I would compare some pictures that I had of my girls in similar poses and the same age. I see some similarities, but they are definitely different girls. It is so crazy how much bigger Maggie was too. She out weighed Sadie by over 1.5 pounds at this same age.

Love my sweet girls!!! Can't wait to see their similarities and differences over the years.

Love to all,

Sadie Rose 3.5 months
Maggie Caroline 4 months
Sadie Rose 3.5 months

Maggie Caroline...3 months

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10 things on 10/10/10!!!

So, I thought I would do a "10 random things Hunt update" in honor of the day that is upon us.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Lots of love to all,

1.10 inches...that's right 10! I recently cut off 10 inches of my hair and donated it to the "Locks of Love" organization that makes wigs from donated hair for cancer patients undergoing Chemotherapy. I have a friend battling ovarian cancer at the young age of 30. She is being so strong, brave and courageous...and I was inspired to do something for someone in her same shoes. I am so blessed to have good health, and hope that my tiny little donation will bless someone. Such a cool organization, don't ya think?

2. We have all been sickly these last 10 days or so. Todd and I have both been battling allergies, drainage and sore throats....then the girls both got sick this week and are both on antibiotics for 10 days. Mags had a sinus infection and poor Sadie bug had the H-flu (haemopholus influenza). Ugh, I sure hope we have a WELL fall and winter. Sick kiddos is the worst, to me!

3. I love cupcakes!!! I have been learning to bake them and frost them. I have made at least 8 dozen of them in the last month for various birthdays, baby showers and just because. Ha! Also, we have two new little cupcake joints in our town. Such a fun little treat, that just makes me feel happy.

4. On the cupcake note...weight loss...ha! The Hunt house has recently been a little lighter. Before I delivered Sadie, Todd and I had decided that after delivery...we were gonna get healthier. We had been inspired by my Mom, who has lost 55 pounds in the last 9 months. We followed in her footsteps and have declared our home a "low carb" home. We have been eating tons of fruit, veggies, lean meats and salads. We have dropped most sweets, with the exception of a cupcake here and there (snicker out loud...:) ). The modification has worked well for us as Todd has lost almost 25 pounds and I have lost 49 (including my 30 lbs. of preggo weight). Yay for us!!! We are proud of ourselves...this has not been easy because we LOVE to eat!

5. The terrible/difficult 3's & separation anxiety... We have hit a bit of some tough times with our sweet Maggie. She was a doll through the 2's, but the 3's have been more difficult. She has lately seemed so much more whiney, moody and dramatic. She has really been struggling with separation anxiety, too. When I leave for work, even though its just a few times a month...or when I have left her at preschool...the tears come. It is so heartbreaking for me. I hate it when she is so sad and upset. Everyone keeps reassuring me it is a phase, but I sure did like my confident and brave Maggie and hope we see her again soon. In her defense, I know she has had a lot going on in her little life lately. The birth of her sister, her kidney illness and steroid therapy (they are a huge contributor to he moodyness), preschool....etc. I pray for patience and wisdom daily, and could use some extra doses of it lately. Any ideas, suggestions, encouragement...fellow bloggers?

6.Fall Ball---my hot-Toddy is playing fall softball and LOVING it. He would love it so much more if they could just win too...but it is all in the name of fun and fellowship. We are so glad to have some nice weather to go and root on our favorite player in. It is fun to see him play, and I know he is having fun. Games are on Fridays, if any of you ever want to come and watch. :)

7. Scentsy...? Anyone heard of this? It is a flameless candle/fragrance company. I have one in my home and change the fragrances out every few days. I love for my home to smell yummy and have loved my Scentsy warmer. I am thinking of hosting a fall Scentsy party here at my house, November 6th. Anyone think they would want to come?

8. NYC---my precious mom and aunt are going on a super fun, all girls...trip of a lifetime next week. They are making their way to NYC! They will be there for 5 days. They are doing all the NYC typical stuff...subway, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chinatown, Broadway...etc. To say I am jealous of their a bit of an understatement. I have always wanted to go to NYC...someday, right?

9. Iphone....woohoo, I got one. My cell phone had recently bit the dust, so my hubs decided I could get an Iphone. I love it. It is really awesome. Its like a little computer, gps, calendar and tv all rolled into one. Thanks babe, for getting it for me. :)

10. glad good shows are back on. We are some TV people. Todd and I have several favorite shows that were not on this summer, and we are so glad to have some shows on with some plot. Some of our favorites are Survivor, The Amazing Race, CSI: Miami, NY and Vegas, Chuck, The Office. Todd's faves are...Golf Channels "Big Break" and Hawaii 5-0 and my faves are Vampire Diaries and 90210...I know I am such a "teeney bopper" at heart!

Okay...thats all I can think RaNdOm...I know!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Pumpkin Patch of the year...

Last Friday, was our official first visit to the pumpkin patch this year. The weather has been so beautiful here the last week or so, and we were thrilled to have a fun outdoor activity to do...without melting. Ha! We loaded up with some of our favorite people, The Carpenter's, and headed north to a sweet little patch up in Wise County near my parents house. My Mom also joined us for the day once we got there. My girls loved spending the morning with their Gigi.

It was a darling place, owned by a family that I have known for years. The very best part of the trip was that we had the entire place...ALL to ourselves. It was only the patches second official day to be open to the public this year and we were so happy to be the only ones there. What a treat!

The pumpkin patch had all of our favorite things...a fish pond, a petting zoo with bunnies, goats and baby chicks...a corn maze, bounce house and swinging bridge/slide...face painting, pumpkins to buy and a barrel train ride. We had a super time and were able to get a few sweet Fall pictures from the day, too.

We topped off the day with some McDonald's for lunch, and everyone was down for a nap by 3! Whew, what fun. Hope to get to a few more pumpkin patches again soon. Such a fun Fall activity!

Love to all,

Clayton, Drew and Maggie feeding the fish...
Holding a baby chick...they were only 2 weeks old! So fun for my little animal lover to be so close and get to hold one.
How cute, right? Bunnyville!
Me and my girls...
Impossible to get them both looking in the same direction....
My Mom and I...what a wonderful Momma I have!
My Sarah blesses me so much!
The barrel train ride...hold on Mag!
In the pumpkins...
Feeding the goats....
This one is for Mag's Poppa!!! A city girl can be country, too??? He will be proud!
Pals checking out the swinging bridge/slide!

A pink pumpkin face painting!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Ranger game...2010

This last Thursday our family got to take a trip to the ballpark in Arlington to see the Rangers play. It was a Hunt family night at the ballpark. We were invited to go with Todd's brother Clay and his two oldest kiddos Lincoln and Lucy. Then we found out that his other brother Craig and wife Mandy and kiddos Davis and Faith were also going to the game as well. It was a gorgeous fall night, and Maggie had a really fun time.

We were so lucky to get great seats. We were 2 rows behind ths opposing teams duggout! They were the best seats I had ever sat in. We took in a million calories of yummy concession stand dogs, cokes, nachos, peanuts and ice cream! Yumm-o!

Even Sadie enjoyed her time in the Baby Bjorn taking it all in. She did so well and was happy as a clam.

Enjoying some junk food...forgive M's crazy smile. She is such a turkey to get to smile "real" right now. It's like pulling teeth to get her to look at the camera AND smile.

Great close to the action.

Thanks Clay, Lincoln & Lucy for inviting us to the game!

A cousin picture...had to get in the pic Sadie could be in it too! She was attached in the Baby Bjorn. HA!

Sweet cousins and friends...Maggie and Lucy.

Sadie....just hanging out!

Mag's favorite part of the night...doing the WAVE!

A family pic!

Love to all,

Sadie Rose--3 months old!

Oh my sweet Sadie bug! Could you really already be 3 months old?

It is true, Wednesday was her official 3 month birthday. I don't want to sound like a broken record...buuuuutttt, Sadie is still just sweet as pie. She is such a good baby. So easy going and pleasant....smiley and chubby! We could not love her more! It feels like she has been a part of our family forever.

Sadie is becoming more alert and interactive. She loves tracking and watching Maggie. She has strong and steady head control and is able to get up on her side right now. She has not rolled over yet, but I feel like we are just a few weeks away from that. Sadie has found her voice and is cooing and talking a ton. Her voice is so precious. I love her breath-ey excitement! She has started grasping at objects hanging from her play gym and still loves her swing and car seat. One of my favorite things she does right now is gets excited with her entire body. Like when she wakes up and I go to get her out of the crib, as soon as she see me her arms, legs, hands and feet all start wiggling and moving and her face lights up...and we get a HUGE smile. It is just the sweetest thing.

Here are some 3 month stats:

wt.: 13 lbs. 7 oz.

size: Size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothes and 6 month Pj's

eating/sleep: still nurses anywhere from 5-8 times a day, usually about every2.5-3 hours, sleeps from 9-6 or 7 most nights with the occasional night of waking for a snack around 2 or 3 a.m. Still 3-5 naps a day, anywhere from around 45 minutes to 2 hours after each feed.

likes: her fingers (new thing this week...loving to suck on her pointer and middle finger...I can hear her sucking on them from a mile away), also loves any face time (she is super smiley anytime anyone talks to her, melts our hearts), likes being outside and playing under her play gym, LOVEs bath time with Mommy and sister, too.

firsts: 9/3 first official bottle (not a big fan at first, but eventually got it figured out) 9/17 first overnight with Daddy...Mommy had her first night back at work, 9/19 first slumber party...ha...Cousins Davis and Faith spent a few days with us, 9/30 first Ranger game, 10/1 first Pumpkin patch trip.

Sadie Rose Hunt....a few of her expressions!

Thinking and studying her surroundings....loves having her hands mid line and clenched like this.
Content and happy...
Sideways grin...and laughing out loud!
So serious....
Yummmm, did I mention she LOVEs her fingers?
Sweet eyes....
Again, so happy with those fingers...cracks me up!

All done, photo session over, Momma.... I am ready for bed! Sleepy!

Love to all,