Tuesday, April 15, 2014

mirror mirror.

Wyatt & I have turned into epic errand-runners. And the funny part of it is that I think he enjoys the errands more than I do. I used to feel bad for lugging my kid around to places like Target or my daily stop at the grocery store, but now it always seems like he's the one itching to get outside. And who am I to keep him cooped up at home when all he wants is to get out & see the world? Anyways, all this to say that last week we went thrifting and found this awesome mirror for seven bucks. And obviously few things are cuter than a baby looking at themselves in the mirror. (See also this pic I snapped with my phone. Kid cracks me up!) In the first photo above he found me in the mirror, and in the second he is practicing his tricks, of course...crossing his legs while on his stomach. So talented. (He's already a pro at crossing them while laying on his back—see here.)

Other notes from this past week...

He's learned how to put his pacifier back in his mouth. I knew he had done it a few times before I actually saw it in real life, and the first time I saw him do it I was so impressed. (ha) It's amazing to see him learn how to do something new and being so coordinated.

Wyatt has become a dream sleeper! A month or so ago things were getting pretty dicey (he was only able to fall asleep while nursing), so Aaron & I thought it best to help him learn how to fall asleep on his own (some people call this "sleep training"?). We got the okay from the doctor, and started a few weeks ago. It was quite the process and took a lot of trial & error—at times it was very, very hard, but I felt confident that this was the best decision for Wyatt and for our family. I am now a firm believer in helping your baby learn how to fall asleep on his/her own, and am so proud of Wyatt and the progress he has made. He sleeps through the whole night now (10 hours straight!), and takes 3 naps during the day. And the protest-cries are becoming less & less—today there were none at all. He's amazing. I've thought about doing a blog post sharing how we sleep trained, but really it just comes down to knowing your own baby and doing your best to stay consistent with whatever approach you are using.

Now that Wyatt can roll over both ways, it's hard to keep him still, as he always seems to be reaching for something. I didn't see it, but Aaron said he saw Wyatt do an army crawl. (I'll see it when I believe it! And also...I really hope not! This kid is growing up too fast.) He can do some sitting up, although I think he still needs some more practice before either of us are confident in him sitting up unsupervised.

Anyways, he is cute as ever and I feel like the luckiest lady getting to spend my days with such a sweet little boy. He is always impressing me, and I am such a proud mom. I tell him that every day.

week 15

Sunday, April 6, 2014

the after-nap.

Wyatt just after waking up from a nap yesterday. When Aaron is home on the weekends he is usually the one to get him when he wakes up, but picking him up after a nap is one of my favorite times with Wyatt. He is always so soft and tender. He was being especially vulnerable yesterday and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't totally jealous of Aaron yesterday while he got to hold him. Gosh we love you, Wyatt.

week 14

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

tuesdays with wyatt.

Some photos from today...

Mexican blankets I got for five bucks each (!!) at a friend's overstock sale on Saturday. When I got home Aaron asked why I bought four (instead of, say, one or two...), but I thought that was the whole beauty of five dollar blankets—not having to choose your favorite(s)? Silly Aaron.

I haven't highlighted or colored my hair in almost an entire year. (10 months, I think.) Coupled with a bit of postpartum hair loss, my hair has definitely seen better days. My ends are still blonde, but with the new Spring season I'm getting the itch to go all blonde again. Now if only there was a place that would do it for free....

A quick trip to the grocery store today and now I have more brussels sprouts than I'll ever know what to do with. Most of my impulse buys happen in the produce section, for sure.

Wyatt is dead set on chewing on his toes any chance he gets. It's always a white-knuckled grip on his right foot, and Aaron & I are always impressed, to say the least. Babies are so limber! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

a little boy in a big (it's not that big) kitchen.

Week 13! Wyatt sitting in his bumbo chair on the kitchen floor while I made dinner last week. He always looks so grown up to me when he sits in that thing. At dinnertime we like to put him & his bumbo on the table so he can be with us while we eat. He's been showing more interest in food, and probably within the next couple weeks or so we will start him on solids. I'm so torn about the whole ordeal...excited that he'll get to try new things, but sad that my baby is growing up so fast! He hit his 5-month mark on Saturday. He'll be leaving for college and I'll still be scratching my head wondering how it all happened so quickly. Time flies.


Friday, March 28, 2014

life in constant motion.

On the days that I ignore my To Do list and instead just focus on what needs to be done in that moment, I feel the most productive. I've had a long-time love affair with To Do lists, but I'm starting to wonder if life wouldn't be more calm and enjoyable if I just focused on the task at hand. What if rather than seeing something that needs to be done and writing it down on a list to do later, I just do it. (Seems obvious, I know.) Been trying this week to remember to live life in constant motion—continuously being engaged and aware of what needs to be done in the moment. Slow and steady.

(Wyatt's been crossing his little ankles lately and I think it's pretty darling. He also pumps his legs a mile a minute, which of course I find equally as charming. This kid!)