33 Week Highlights

33 Week Highlights

This little girl brings so much laughter into our lives. She’s so happy all of the time and is learning such fun things!

These first couple of pictures are from when I was gone to Hanson Day. She had a BLAST with her grandmas and daddy.  Tyler would go to my mom’s to hang after work and help put her to bed. Mom and Nancy played with her during the days. She loved it.

I did get to Facetime her one morning. She was smiley and happy. 

One afternoon, she took a long carseat nap (daycare play wears you out!) and she looked like an angel. So sweet. 

We wore some cute outfits this week! LOVE this cotton candy colored ensemble! (The bow came off before daycare. Ain’t no need for bows there). 

She is LOVING finger foods! She still gets some purees and yogurt and such…but berries are her JAM. This week she loved raspberries and cooked carrot slices.

We attempted the park after dinner one night. Not impressed. We only stayed for like 5 minutes because she didn’t care. ha!

And this cute outfit rounded out the week. Watermelon romper. I die. 

Just crazy fun together. She’s learning to crawl, playing so well with her toys, and working on some tricks (working on “bye bye” and clapping). Love her so much!


32 Week Highlights

32 Week Highlights

This girl is on the MOVE! She’s up on all fours and rocking…and she can army crawl (not quite full crawling yet) but she can get across the room! So crazy! She crawled over to Pippin. The dogs (and their toys) better watch out!

This was taken on Mother’s Day. It was a pretty uneventful day since Tyler was working- so we just did normal church and lunch and naps. We were singing and playing together and had a great day together. I love being her mama.

This was taken on Saturday morning. We planned a surprise birthday party for Grammy, and she played while I cooked breakfast!

This is the face of a baby who woke up at 5 a.m. ready to play. Oh well, more playtime together!

One day last week, she wore her Hanson “Play” onesie. I LOVE it.

The back is PERFECT for our busy little girl. 

Baby planks are the best. (ignore our messy living room…we had done a spray bath after dinner and hadn’t put on jammies yet- hence the towel and jammies.)

I got SUCH CHEESY smiles before daycare one morning. So silly.

Getting so big! Talking so much, so close to crawling (we are still creeping) and saying real words.


Mama Here

Mama Here

I wrote this several nights ago after rocking Remington back to sleep…..


Tonight I held you.

You seemed so big when I picked you up. It took effort.

You woke up early and were crying. You haven’t done that in a while. I gave you a bottle and rocked you. You didn’t want to be held like a baby. You wanted to be upright, chest to chest. You laid your head on my shoulder and grabbed a handful of my hair.

Your other hand curled around my face. Your little fingers wiggled. Those fingers still feel tiny.

I rubbed your back and patted your bottom. I told you, like I always do, our saying for Mama is here to help you-  “Mama here.”

You squirmed.  You don’t love being held too tight for too long. You are independent. You are a mover.

But I held you.  I held you for an hour and a half. I think your tummy was upset. You got pretty upset at one point, but I just kept holding you. Mama here.

When you finally fell back to sleep, you seemed like my little baby again. Your head resting in the crook of my hair, hot like it always is. You’re my portable furnace.

You tucked your little hand into the collar of my nightgown. You like to feel me close. I’m here.

Mama here.

Some days are a challenge.  Some days are long. Some days I’m easily frustrated and tired and overwhelmed. Not always with you.  With work. With life. With things to do. With myself.

Sometimes I’m sad when I have to clear out the clothes you’ve outgrown. Sometimes I’m so proud at how quickly you’re learning that I could burst.

Happy, sad, overwhelmed…I’m here.  I’m here for the “I woke up and can’t sleeps.”  The “I don’t feel goods” and the “It hurts.”  The “I’m too tired to sleeps.”  The “I’m scareds.”  Mama here, baby girl.

And what a privilege it is to be.


Mother’s Day Tradition

Mother’s Day Tradition

Our Mother’s Day tradition is going to pick strawberries. It’s a fun time to be outside together, and we get amazing strawberries to take home!

This year, Remi got to come along for the fun!

She looked SO cute in her cowgirl romper.

It was her first time forward facing, and she was always looking down at everything- so you can’t see her face here! ha! 

We found picture perfect strawberries!

This little toodle bug even got to eat one right off the vine. 

Can you say DIVA?

It was fun to spend the morning all together!