Jan 29, 2012

Meet Millie!

I know, 2 posts in one day (See below for more Hailey crawling cuteness)! But I actually have a few more minutes and wanted to share Millie!

She is a 4 month old lad/Shepard mix that my parents are now fostering! She is very special! Dad was introduced to her at the shelter that he volunteers for. She was already named so it was a little eerie seeing as they just lost Lilly. Dad says she is very sweet, very snuggly, but has a little tick. She tends to veer right. So, they had an appointment at University of Michigan this past Friday and learned that Millie had some sort of infection that is now resolved. She is healthy except one thing. She is completely deaf. 100% deaf! So, Dad got some names of trainers to work with and he plans on going through this with her! I can tell by the sound in his and Mom's voices that they are completely in love and there is no way they are giving this girl up!

Millie has apparently made herself right at home. She is very smart, already house broken, and follows Maddie everywhere. She's been to the beach already and dove right in which is a must in the Huling family. She also has to rest on top of someone's feet which is nice in Michigan winters. I cannot wait to meet Millie and learn all the sign language she will need to know!!!

More cuteness!

Bath time!!! This was actually really hard work for me! And thanks Brian for getting me in there. He could have zoomed in on the kids further!!!!

Also, more crawling! I just don't think there is anything cuter than a crawling baby! Especially mine! She's really starting to discover the place! The gates are now securely fastened all over the house. Ben considers it his job and does a very nice job as he does "not want Hailey to fall and go boom!"

Jan 27, 2012


She's been teasing us for weeks. Army crawling was her thing! Well, for the last couple of days, she's been pretty consistent, and then today she has been crawling 100% of the time (This video taken this morning)! She's so stinking cute. She's fast, too. And today she has had to be under my feet all the time!!! She looks up and smiles and just makes me laugh! She is figuring out that she doesn't have to cry when I leave a room. She can just follow me! This should work out well.

We're having fun!

She's also gotten very talkative. If you look closely you can see her teeth. Maybe Brian can help me get these videos on the clearer way!!! Check back!

Jan 21, 2012

PRO TIP #1: Hide and Seek

Well, we here at Major League Bishop have decided to go into consulting. We'll bring you a Pro Tip or two throughout the posts here, just so you can KNOW that you're living life to the fullest.

PRO TIP #1 - Hide and Seek

Step 1 - Find a good place to hide

Step 2 - Fit into that good place to hide

Step 3 - If Step 2 fails, go to Step 1. Repeat until you cannot be seen.

I hope this has been a valuable PRO TIP #1

- Brian

Jan 19, 2012


Quick updates on all:
Family as a whole: Had an AMAZING Christmas and New Years with smooth travels and lots of family.

Brian: Back to work. Has really gotten the knack of this snow stuff that he has to drudge through almost daily now.

Patti: Another year older. Had a nice birthday, getting spoiled by her family. Got everything but sleep, including another case of laryngitis. Yup, I can barely make a sound again (second case this winter). Maybe it's the heavens saying something to me....I won't read into this and want no comments.

Ben: He was definitely spoiled rotten between his birthday and Christmas! He has been busy playing with ALL his new toys. The most used include the drum set (thanks Grandma Huling), and the train table/train set!!!! Big hits!! He's a good kid and continues to be a big help with Hailey. He is such a doting brother!

He's my adventurer! We're starting to rediscover the winter wonders. He loves it! We're bitter cold today (high of 18, low tonight will be negatives), but more snow and a warm up into the 20's for the weekend, so I told him we can go sledding! Can't wait! So far, I've only been able to pull him around the back yard on a sled while Hailey sleeps! We need a hill!

Hailey: Now seven months old. She is getting big! 17lbs, 15oz when she was at the doctor last week. She has 2 teeth on the bottom that are super cute! Not handling the teething thing well. That's why we were at the doctor, on and off fevers, VERY sensitive, runny nose, screaming...a lot, not eating well, and not sleeping well. It was about this point when Ben was teething that I blamed everything on the teething only to find he had massive ear infections (all the time), so I wanted to check. Well, she's healthy, just teething. She's still my sweet girl and just BEAMS at her brother all the time. Very happy (when she's not in pain). Ibuprofen helps get my happy baby back.

She's crawling, mainly army crawl right now, but getting on those hands and knees very well! She's able to sit up, but doesn't really want to. We're working on it. She'd rather be on her belly where she can move around. I'm glad the Christmas tree is gone, because that was just a magnet for her!!!

She's eating more and more baby food. I've most recently added carrots and peas which she's actually gobbling up (when she's not in her super teething mood). And she has discovered Puffs which she is able to pick up and put right in her mouth! I love watching her try to chew those! For those who don't know, Puffs are meant for infants and dissolve quickly in the mouth. She LOVES them!

Sleeping: She's on and off still. It's been better since we've been home from our travels. I'm up once a night on average, but she does go for about 6hours in a row most nights. She's getting back to one quick feeding around 3am then back to sleep.
Ben was starting to get the hang of sharing!!

New Year's morning. Around 6:30am. Emerald Isle, NC. Sunrise, dolphins, and my baby!

We finally have snow!

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