Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{Happy Holidays from the Hardings...for those who want to sneak a peek!}

This holiday season is all about LOVE for us! The top two meanings for love have REALLY defined our lives most recently.

1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

This Christmas I am a wife to the LOVE of my life and a mother to a baby I LOVE so such words can't describe it in its entirety.

Hoping that you have this much LOVE in your life everyday but especially during the holiday season! 

{Reegan Does Denver}

Well we survived our first trip flying with an infant. Ryan, Reegan and I visited Denver December 16th-19th for Aunt Hillary's graduation from Colorado State University.

At the beginning of the trip we arrived to the airport early and decided to try and feed Reegan prior to going through security because she slept most of the way to the airport and didn't eat much. When we finally went through security everything seemed to go smoothly...all our bags and everything got through just fine and per our request they were conducting a vapor test on Reegan's milk since I wouldn't let them run it through the xray/radiation. But of course our stroller fabric test set off an alarm. So EVERYTHING had to be run through again. Reegan had her very first pat down and then she was put in her stroller while mommy and daddy got a pat down too. They funniest part about the whole thing is that the Phoenix Sky Harbor Security lady was totally irked with us....guess we should have known better than to try and bring a stroller to an airport with a 4 month old infant. LOL! ;) Luckily we made it to the gate with a few minutes to spare before boarding started due to the fact that we were able to keep Reegan's milk and I didn't have to pump. On the flight Reegan did great, just a little fussy {she loves to try and fight sleep :/}, our seat neighbor even complimented her on being a good little traveler at the end of the flight. :D

That night Reegan got to have dinner with lots of family that included Grandpa Wayno, Kiki, Uncles Trevor, Landon and Sean as well as Aunts Ashley and Lindsey.

Sleeping for baby the first couple nights weren't the best and I assume that was because of the altitude change and maybe pressure from her plane ride. She was def doing some blood curdling screaming for her food one night...was prob the worst fit we've ever gotten from her BUT AGAIN WE SURVIVED. ;)

Mommy was feeling a little sicky but we were still able to meet Uncle Sean and friends Zack and Roy for lunch which was some yummy BBQ....followed by a trip to the mall and dinner that night with Grandpa Wayno, Kiki and Uncle Landon.

We headed ?up/down? to Fort Collins to watch Aunt Hillary graduate and on the way out picked up Uncle Landon and got a tour of his spa! One thing Reegan has down is napping in the car! Mommy LOVES this! She was a very good little girl during the graduation ceremony, at Woody's {Aunt Hillary's Work} and at dinner that night.

Reegan got to meet her Great Grandfather {Wayne Jr.} for the first time. It was the sweetest thing! He said she was beautiful and gave her a kiss on the cheek. It was a tender moment for this momma to see. I'm so happy that we finally got them to meet each other! ;)


Reegan stayed at home and visited with Kiki, Grandpa Wayno and Aunt Hillary while mommy and daddy had breakfast with Uncle Sean and Aunt Lindsey. After breakfast we were headed back home.

At the airport mommy had the brilliant idea of checking the stroller since it set off alarms on the way to Colorado. We used the Baby Bijorn instead of the stroller. Well Reegan decided to spit up on mommy a good 5-6 times...plan foiled! Reegan won that one! ;) Security ONCE AGAIN hassled use about doing a vapor test on her milk rather than letting them put it through xray/radiation. At the Denver Airport we have to be a little more insisting on not letting them run her milk but they finally listened to us and got a supervisor to approve her milk. I mean I wouldn't have them put my food/drink through that process and turn around and consume it so I'm CERTAINLY NOT going to let them do that to Reegan's milk either! But once through security everything was fine...but I would have to say airport security is just not family/infant friendly. 
At the baggage claim back in Phoenix Reegan got another comment on what a good baby she was and that the passenger didn't even know she was on the plane. ;)

So overall this was an awesome trip and although it was difficult being away from home with Reegan we truly enjoyed ourselves. One thing is for sure is that the Hardings love Reegan to pieces. What a blessed little girl to have so many family members all over this country that have so much love for her.

{A Message from Santa to Reegan}

This is too funny!


Monday, December 20, 2010

{Aunt Hilly or Reegan}

The resemblance that Reegan has to her aunt Hillary is clear! This is a picture of Hillary when she was younger that we were all looking at in Denver while we celebrated Aunt Hillary's graduation from Colorado State University! Congrats again Hilly!
xo - {Rache}

Monday, December 13, 2010

{Reegan Meets Santa}

We took Reegan to see Santa last Saturday, December 11th (one day before she turned 4 months). She did pretty good...and actually smiled as him right after they snapped the picture of them looking at eachother. It was worth the 1.5 HOUR WAIT! It will be interesting to see how she will react to him next year. ;) xo -{Rache}


Our baby giggles like this for daddy a lot. I just happen to have my camera close by to capture this fun peek a boo moment! Enjoy! :) xo - {Rache}

Friday, December 10, 2010

{Not Only Baby's First Christmas But Also Baby's First Hallmark Ornament}

{Reegan Is Really Developing}

At 17 weeks aka nearly 4 months Reegan does something new almost every week. As of late she has been doing all the things below. I am always interested by the development process she is going through! Can you tell I'm proud of my baby! I am in awe of the little things she does now...I can't imagine the pride that I will feel when she takes her first steps, says her first words and so on and so forth! This little girl has truly captured my heart! xo - {Rache}

Laughing hard and talking
Blowing raspberries/bubbles
Sucking on her hands :/

Rolling Over

Lifting her feet up and holding them with her hands
Sticking her tongue out


{Watch Reegan Grow}

I can't believe how much Reegan continues to grow! How amazing it is to watch a child grow...what a beautiful, amazing thing! She hasn't had as big of a growth spurt as in her last picture taken but if you notice the pattern behind her she is definitely getting bigger. She weighed in at 13 lb 14 oz at the pediatrician today. Our baby is just growing up too fast but we sure are cherishing every single moment! - xo {Rache}

{Ouch! Reegan Gets Her Vaccinations Round - 2 of 3}

Today was visit 2 of 3 for Reegan's Vaccinations luckily we only had the Hep B today. Although as you can see she didn't like it very much. It only took a matter of seconds for her to go from happy to crying to happy again in Great Grandma Betty's arms. It was funny the nurse said that I could stand next to her but quickly saw that I was going to be taking pics so grandma Betty hopped right in to be there for Reegan and she did a great job we didn't even have to give Reegan a bottle before we left the doctor's office. Such a little trooper! She turn 4 months on Sunday so we will going back for her "4 month check up" very soon.

Her weight today was 13 lb 14 oz. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

{Santa Baby!}

All we wanted for Christmas is our lil angel! Here are a few of our 1st family {Just Us Three} holiday pictures! You'll have to wait and see the rest when our cards come out! ;)

Enjoy! xo - {Rache}

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

{Rolly Polly}

I'm a proud momma my lil baby girl rolled over for the first time tonight on her own! Video coming soon! Stay tuned!

The video is taken of her 4th roll on her own! ;)

xo - {Rache}

Thursday, December 2, 2010

{Future Thumb Sucker?...We Hope Not}

Thank goodness Grandma Carmen bought Reegan some mittens that she wears all the time now...except for at bath time that is. We are trying to avoid a bad habit before it starts but Reegan clearly has other ideas. Thumb sucking is a Taylor trait...hopefully Reegan doesn't take after momma on this one! :/ xo - {Rache}

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Daddy Giving Thanks

Since it is Thanksgiving, I thought I would sit down and jot down a few things I am thankful for this year. I have so many things to be thankful for, because of the amazing people I have in my life. First, I am most thankful for the beautiful daughter God blessed Rachel and I with on August 12th 2010 (my birthday by the way). I have never been more proud of the Woman/Mother Rachel has become, and I know Reegan is going to grow up with a wonderful women in her life. Watching Reegan grow these past 3+-months have been amazing. I have seen her go from sleeping 23 hours per day, to not wanting to sleep at all. She has gone from a fragile infant, to a confident baby. She is the most amazing part of this Harding family and I can not say enough how thankful I am to have her in my life. Reegan has brought our families closer together, and has given everyone around her a new perspective on life. Second, Rachel and I have been so lucky to have my mom and Rachel's Grandma help us watch Reegan as we go back to work. These two amazing women have helped Rachel and I feel confident Reegan is in good hands while we are working trying to give her the best life possible. We both look up to Janet and Betty, and know they are playing a key role in the development of our little Angel. Third, Rachel and I have a great family and Reegan has amazing Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. The most important thing in life is family, and we hope to instill this in Reegan. Fourth, I am thankful for all the friends we have in our life. Rachel and I have a great support group here in Phoenix, and we are so lucky to have such great friends and such great people in our and Reegan's life.

I hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving with your family. Cherish those around you, and make sure they know you love them.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

{Ms. Tutu Model}

Well today was Reegan's first photoshoot as a model for auntie Kristi's business of handmaking tutus. She did pretty good but I can't wait until she is able to sit up on her own because there was a lot of balancing acts going on and propping her up. Above is the first picture of the session that is perfection! Awesome job Jessica Flecky of Flecky Fotography! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peoria-AZ/Flecky-Fotography/131473413531950?ref=ts Enjoy these pics and stay tuned for more pics to come!

Also visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrulyUniqueBabyGifts for awesome tutus handmade by Truly Unique Baby Gifts and see some SUPER cute tutu models! :D

xo - {Rache}

Thursday, November 18, 2010

{Reegan's Raspberries}

Reegan has started to try and blow raspberries and make bubbles with her mouth. It's so cute now but I can't wait until she really gets its down. She loves it when mommy does it to her and you can tell she is trying hard to do the same thing. LOL! She is so cute! She is trying to do this right now as I'm typing. Haha! I love this little baby girl! xo - {Rache}

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

{Tutu Cute!}

Reegan was selected to be a tutu model for her aunt Kristi's tutu shop {http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrulyUniqueBabyGifts?ref=seller_info} Below are some pictures Kristi and I took in Reegan's nursery but we are having professional pictures taken this weekend! Check back for those pictures soon! :D xo - {Rache}