4:44 pm - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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Peek-a-bath !

Peek-a-bath !

8:54 am
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Transformation Tuesday: cuddles with daddy!

The first picture is when Archer was only a few weeks old! Second picture he’s 33 weeks!! 

Love to love them !

Transformation Tuesday: cuddles with daddy!

The first picture is when Archer was only a few weeks old! Second picture he’s 33 weeks!!

Love to love them !

8:16 am - Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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So after a full week of successful crib training, last night was the worst!

Archer did not want to sleep.  I don’t think it was that he didn’t want to sleep on his own, he was just wide awake at 1:30 am.  He has never done this before.  I wasn’t willing to let him cry when he was wide awake.  Usually he will wake up and lightly fuss for a minute or two but then fall back asleep.  Last night he was waking on the hour every hour and it was ridiculous. 

So of course I give in, because mama needs her sleep, and bring him in bed with us.  Well it takes another hour to get him to sleep, nursing does nothing and Cody ends up having to strap him in the ergo and walk him around the bedroom. 

Did I ruin that whole week of crib training ? Will it be a disaster from now on? Ah I’m so nervous, it was so nice for him to be able to sleep through the night, and for me to as well!

So after a full week of successful crib training, last night was the worst!

Archer did not want to sleep. I don’t think it was that he didn’t want to sleep on his own, he was just wide awake at 1:30 am. He has never done this before. I wasn’t willing to let him cry when he was wide awake. Usually he will wake up and lightly fuss for a minute or two but then fall back asleep. Last night he was waking on the hour every hour and it was ridiculous.

So of course I give in, because mama needs her sleep, and bring him in bed with us. Well it takes another hour to get him to sleep, nursing does nothing and Cody ends up having to strap him in the ergo and walk him around the bedroom.

Did I ruin that whole week of crib training ? Will it be a disaster from now on? Ah I’m so nervous, it was so nice for him to be able to sleep through the night, and for me to as well!

9:03 am - Sun, Sep 28, 2014
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So thankful for everything in my life.

I’ve recently been REALLY noticing the clutter. We aren’t dirty folks, but we are definitely messy around here. We don’t keep up with things as we should. Laundry piles up, sits clean in hampers. The corners of the rooms are packed with baby items. Our shelves are stacked with books, letters, bills, knick knacks. We have STUFF. Too much stuff.

I don’t know that I would call myself a pack rat or a hoarder, it’s not that intense. I definitely tend to keep things around because “who knows when you will need it again”. But is this necessary? Probably not.

So I’m trying to rid my home of clutter (as I’m typing I spy a Santa Claus snowman sitting on our mantle , from last Christmas 😂).

Who is ready to de clutter ?! Any helpful steps ? What’s your mentality ?

9:47 am - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
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Back carrying is the best!! I’ve been missing out !!

8:06 am - Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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Archer at 33 weeks !!

My very dear friend beccajoan sent me some information about wonder weeks that is really quite spot on for how Archer’s demeanor has been as of lately.

Last week he was so very sweet and happy, and rarely got fussy at all! Then we begin crib training (5 nights in an he’s doing so much better than I thought ) and it seems as if he’s constantly cranky and WILL NOT NAP. I thought that sleeping on his own changed his mood, but it seems more like he’s going through a developmental leap !

So Archer will sleep between 11-12 hours at night but will only take two naps, and instead of longer naps they are only 20-30 minutes ?!? No matter if he goes down in the crib or the swing ! Did anyone else’s babe do this around 33 weeks (almost 8 months)?

8:31 am - Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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Ain’t no party like a sink bath party 🎉.

8:33 am - Wed, Sep 24, 2014
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In love with:

Those expressive brows. The Buddha belly. The chunky thighs. The whispy hair. The adventure. THE BOY.

9:03 am - Tue, Sep 23, 2014
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Crib Training—
We started trying out Archer’s crib two nights ago.  The first night I made the mistake of trying to feed him once in the night when he woke, without trying to let him fall back asleep.  It was the wrong decision and resulted in him coming back into our bed! 

Last night was a miracle of sorts.  He slept from 8 pm to 715 am only waking up for about 20 mins total (twice).  It was amazing ! I had insomnia just thinking about how I couldn’t believe it!  

It’s a very bittersweet process for me.  I am already away from Archer for eight hours when I’m at work, and now for more than eight at night.  I already missing having him so close to me, but I know moving him to his crib is for the best.  He sleeps wayyyy better with long stretches whereas in bed with us he wakes every 1-2 hours .  

Also—his feed keep getting caught in the crib and we keep moving him.  I’m scared to use bumpers, even of the mesh variety.  What do you all use ?!

Crib Training—
We started trying out Archer’s crib two nights ago. The first night I made the mistake of trying to feed him once in the night when he woke, without trying to let him fall back asleep. It was the wrong decision and resulted in him coming back into our bed!

Last night was a miracle of sorts. He slept from 8 pm to 715 am only waking up for about 20 mins total (twice). It was amazing ! I had insomnia just thinking about how I couldn’t believe it!

It’s a very bittersweet process for me. I am already away from Archer for eight hours when I’m at work, and now for more than eight at night. I already missing having him so close to me, but I know moving him to his crib is for the best. He sleeps wayyyy better with long stretches whereas in bed with us he wakes every 1-2 hours .

Also—his feed keep getting caught in the crib and we keep moving him. I’m scared to use bumpers, even of the mesh variety. What do you all use ?!

12:18 pm - Sun, Sep 21, 2014
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Straight into your soul.

Straight into your soul.

2:16 pm - Sat, Sep 20, 2014
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A note to my not-so-tiny-anymore avenger—

I remember when you were only a couple of months old and I was convinced that the only thing that could calm you was bouncing you up and down while humming the Adams family.  The angle at which you were propped up had to be juuuuust right, otherwise you were furious.  I was so convinced that you were the most difficult baby ever to exist.  I looked on enviously at those mothers who could take their babies to the grocery store while their babies napped away, or sat contently in their infant seat.  Why couldn’t you just be content? Why did it seem as if when yours eyes were open, your mouth had to be too (screaming of course)?  

But you know what is the most amazing thing, ever, in this whole world?  Your smiles, your giggles, and your belly laughs.  They fill each and every room you enter.  They’re like magic, I’m convinced they’re a cure all for the evil in this world.  And you know what makes me appreciate them even more?  The fact that your first few months seemed so miserable.  Now I can look back and say, yes I had such an emotional baby.  It was difficult, but man oh man were those tears worth these smiles.  

Please don’t ever change.  I hope that you laugh like this for your entire life.  I hope this world brings you the joy that you bring to those around you.  Thanks to you, my world is brighter, it’s purposeful.  All I ever wanted was purpose….

A note to my not-so-tiny-anymore avenger—

I remember when you were only a couple of months old and I was convinced that the only thing that could calm you was bouncing you up and down while humming the Adams family. The angle at which you were propped up had to be juuuuust right, otherwise you were furious. I was so convinced that you were the most difficult baby ever to exist. I looked on enviously at those mothers who could take their babies to the grocery store while their babies napped away, or sat contently in their infant seat. Why couldn’t you just be content? Why did it seem as if when yours eyes were open, your mouth had to be too (screaming of course)?

But you know what is the most amazing thing, ever, in this whole world? Your smiles, your giggles, and your belly laughs. They fill each and every room you enter. They’re like magic, I’m convinced they’re a cure all for the evil in this world. And you know what makes me appreciate them even more? The fact that your first few months seemed so miserable. Now I can look back and say, yes I had such an emotional baby. It was difficult, but man oh man were those tears worth these smiles.

Please don’t ever change. I hope that you laugh like this for your entire life. I hope this world brings you the joy that you bring to those around you. Thanks to you, my world is brighter, it’s purposeful. All I ever wanted was purpose….

9:17 am - Fri, Sep 19, 2014
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Archer’s in space. Ohhhhhhhh Yeeeaaaahhh. 😂😂😂.

Archer’s in space. Ohhhhhhhh Yeeeaaaahhh. 😂😂😂.

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