I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!

Whoever taught my husband how to feed Harlo her oatmeal, put her in the tubby, get her into her properly sized (and even clean!) jammies, prepare a bottle and nearly put her to sleep all by himself. I’d like to thank you.
I had a fun time by myself for the first time ever since Harlo was born, at girl’s night. (Not quite as fun as I have at home with my trio, but you get the picture)
Tonight Harlo and I are watching Idol (she’s DYING to see who wins!) by ourselves while daddy is having a “daddy’s-golf-night”.
As much fun as we’ve had, we’re probably in need of a family date night, eh babe?
{B, I’m so glad I’m married to you, thanks for being my better half}
{H, you’re the best thing I’ve ever done. (and obviously the best thing I’ve ever made, you’ve personally witnessed the small fires I’ve made it the kitchen…) Some may try to argue, but I know you’re the most fabulous lady around}

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Our Very First Family Vacation

Well, we made it back!! We had SUCH a fun time in Park City. I was so worried about taking Harlo in a car trip that long, and having her sleep somewhere other than her crib, but she was a little trooper! We were so excited about that! Anyway, we stayed in the NICEST condo. Thanks again to Mitzi for making our stay possible =)
All packed and ready to go! (No, we weren’t staying for 10 days, just 2… Harlo and I aren’t the lightest packers, can you tell?)

I HAD to get a picture of us in the rocking chair, Brady wasn’t so enthusiastic, but come on! It was our very first family vacation EVER and we needed a souvenir photo to prove it!On Saturday we did a little shopping, ate a YUMMY lunch, found a jamba juice, met up with the rest of the gang and had dinner, then went and got my favorite Park City treat, apple pie carmeled apples.. Mmmm!

I love this little slobbery-toothless grin! This is how she ALWAYS looks at her Daddy.

I have no idea how he captured this, and what she was doing.. but we were having a blast with our photoshoot in the car.
Traveling with a 4 1/2 month old, we had to stop quite often for feedings… then we had to let her chill for a minute before we strapped her back in, so we tried to get creative so Daddy wouldn’t get too bored ;)

On our way to search for a Jamba.

Good Morning!

My favorite: Morning-time snuggles in Park City

This was our beautifuly cozy condo

The actual reason we went up was for Amy’s graduation party. Harlo had never met her Aunt Amy or Grandma Darci before, so that was a very exciting moment! You can tell by the look on her face.

Some of my favorite ladies

Anyway, we had a such a great time. It was the best mother’s day weekend a girl could ask for!

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so behind…

I’ve totally been slacking lately, but nothing too crazy has been going on at the Miller Residence. Harlo had her 4 month appointment today and she is fabulous. She is tall and skinny like her dad, she’s in the 54% for height, and 20% for weight.. she started out at under 10% for everything, so she’s doing so SO well.
Started Rice cereal last week… any tips? She’s not havin’ that.
She’s such a little singer.. she sings to me all day long and I can’t get enough of it.
She is SUCH a wiggle worm these days, always busy movin’ and shakin’, rolling over, always wants to stand, can scoot around in a circle on the floor.. she’s a busy lady!
We’re leaving tomorrow on our Park City vaca, wish us luck! {and seriously send us lots of prayers.. we are traveling with the Diva}
My first Mothers Day is this weekend and we’re {okay, I’m} very excited about that! {Even though Brady’s given me most of my presents already because he can’t hold onto it for more than 10 minutes…} ha-ha.
Made meatloaf tonight, what a woman! I feel like I’ve conquered all of my cooking fears {yes, I did wear latex gloves… but that’s not the point! I can get down and dirty in the kitchen! —Mom, are you reading this?!–}
Mr. Miller is just as busy as ever, and please don’t remind him because I still can’t believe he’s taking 2 FULL DAYS off of work for our trip! How romantic!
The laundry is done, the lists are made, but truthfully I have no idea how to plan for taking a baby out of her home… Good thing Park City has a target near by, just in case!
So, again.. wish us luck, send your prayers, and I’ll update you with the details when we return!!

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The not-so-fun kind of busy.,

I haven’t posted in a while, since my days have been full of tylenol, hospital visits, thermometers, humidifiers, oils and all the other supplies you hope you never have to use when you have a baby, because it means she’s sick.
Poor little Harlo had been a little fussy last week. I went to change her and she was a little warm, so I took her temp. and it was 100.6. She’d never had a fever before, so I thought maybe these were the beginning stages of teething {we have early teethers in our family} gave her some tylenol and went out to get her some teething rings. She just wasn’t quite right for the rest of the day, so we gave her a nice relaxing bubble bath and put her to bed a little early. She woke up soon after and was up nearly the entire night after that. She was extremely congested, couldn’t get any air through her nose, couldn’t eat.. it was so sad. I called the doctor the first thing the next morning and they got us in with a pediatrician at their clinic. My poor little baby had bronchialitis that tested negative for RSV, thank goodness, but it was still the same treatment. At the doctor they stuck tubes clear down her nose to her throat to suck it all out so she could breathe for a little while, and they gave us a perscription to get that done at the hospital 2-3 times a day for the rest of the week. It was SO miserable!! If you haven’t had to do this with your child {and hopefully you haven’t} they use a machine to suction, and they stick long tubes up both nostrils… Your baby will try to scream but they can’t because all the mucous is blocking their vocal passages for the time being.. Oh, did I mention they have you hold them down? The good news is, that this really works for a long time and makes your child much more comfortable and able to breathe, so you know it’s worth it, as painful as it is to watch. Unfortunately, I went to the doctor by myself because Brady was at work and I had no idea it was going to be so morbid. I had no idea what to expect, but as soon as the nurse said “we’ll use this to hold her arms down”, wrapping the blanket around her arms and under her body, I absolutely lost it. The thought of holding her down was just too much. Luckily they got another nurse to come and aid my daughter in her first “suctioning” experience, and even more luckily my actual pediatrician {who we weren’t even there seeing because he was too full} caught a glimpse of me from the hallway and rushed to my side to be my stand-in husband and a shoulder to cry on. {Did I also mention that we have the best pediatrician ever?} So that was that… the procedure was done, I was still sobbing from the trauma and the 2 hours of sleep I was going on, and little precious Harlo was already fast asleep in her seat. We went home and had a movie-marathon, snuggle-fest the rest of the day. Brady’s dad came over later that night after we went to the hospital to give her a blessing, and my sister Ali came over that day to bring us a doTERRA oil called “breathe” that I could put on her feet and in her humidifier… She slept like a dream that night and the next morning she was about 80% better. They said it would take about a week for her to start feeling better, but in about 2 days she was ship-shape. I’m so glad it was short lived, because that is the hardest thing in the world to have a sick baby.
Oh, and on a very exciting note, all of the work her sinuses have been doing, have completely cleared up her clogged tear ducts! At least that makes it just a little worth our sleepless nights. Those were starting to be a real neusense!
So, now my daughter is better than ever and we made it through our first sickness.
Thanks to all of Harlo’s grandparents for helping out and checking on her, and of course to her 3 wonderful aunties who are always there for great advice, and moral support!

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