They always say the first year goes by fast…it does, but even faster when you have two little ones. I’m always trying to squeeze in time for an extra kiss or snuggle because my little guy, Casen is getting so big! See his photo here.
He is crawling everywhere. We lowered his mattress in his crib again this weekend because he was hanging onto the railing, standing up! I need eyes in the back of my head to keep up, he’s quick. He will probably be the football player in the fam. I told my husband this morning he was going to be a model because he is always smiling, showing off his one teeny tiny bottom tooth. You’ll see him on tv someday or making someones day brighter for sure.
I love how you can’t fall asleep without your mobile. How you curl your toes. How you always smack your lips when eat your favorite foods. How ticklish you are. Your giggles. Everything.
I am such a proud momma.
Oh Christmas, you went by way too fast, like you always do. It was an overwhelming blast spending time with family this holiday. We played games, built a castle, shopped, went gawking at holiday lawn inflatables, ate cookies, rode in a carriage, made snow globes, and had lots of laughs. So many memories were made.
If you know me, I am bit of a procrastinator. But this year I’m kind of glad I was because late on Christmas Eve, my husband and I were wrapping presents…together, yes together. I just thought to myself, this is just the beginning. Ha! The beginning of pretending to be the guy in red! Oh what parents do. This year Jax thought the our tree in the living room was Christmas and that Santa was going to bring him a spaceship. For Case, it was just another day of not wanting his nose wiped and trying to stand up. Next year, I’m pretty sure we will need a bigger home or at least a toy room.
Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!
Having children is like living in a frat house —
nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s
a lot of throwing up. — RAY ROMANO
I know loads of single mommas out there rocking it. You will do great! Just don’t be nervous. Easy to say, I know. But the more relaxed and calm you are, the more your baby will be, even during pregnancy. Try the Baby Wise books…my husband always referred to them. We didn’t go to any breastfeeding or birth classes either. The nurses (L&D + post) actually walk you through everything when you are at the hospital, or if you are decide to have a natural birth, your doula or midwife will coach you the whole way. Lots of friends and family will try to tell you what to do, but actually most of it comes naturally and you will know in certain cases what works and what doesn’t. I would have to say the biggest piece of advice I have is to stick to a schedule. Start from day one. Routine naps and feedings makes everything easier for both of you. But having a baby is a life changer, an incredible one. Good luck!
You can find more advice from me here.
There are so many people in life that often think that big moments in your life have to happen in a specific order. My husband and I were not married when we had our first child. I always new I wanted to have children when I was young so I could watch them grow up and once they are on their own, I can still do fun things with my husband. Although neither of my pregnancies were planned, I wouldn’t change it for anything. I don’t think you should wait, I think you should just live your life and everything will fall into place…I know, I know, sounds dreamy but I like to live life not knowing what will happen next, order shouldn’t matter.
Just had to share this adorable nursery with you. Mom, Katie is a photographer (she took our family photos) and dad is a designer, so you know they’d put together something amazing for their firstborn. Baby Fox is the cutest! Read what they say about the space…
When we moved into our house about a year and a half ago, we originally envisioned the second bedroom as a guest room. Unfortunately it became a space that we started using for additional storage for things we weren’t sure what to do with. The previous owner had painted the ceiling a very dark navy blue and I couldn’t stand it so we ended up just keeping the door closed pretty much all the time. When we found out we were having a baby we finally had a reason to clear it out do something with it. The ceiling was such a pain to paint over, but when it was done it looked so much better!
We decided on a vintage boy scouting/exploring theme for the room and created a moodboard to go off of. We didn’t want to go overboard with vintage pieces (plus we wanted a safe and structurally sound crib), so we decided to get our main pieces of furniture in white to keep the room feeling fresh, while filling it in with vintage details.
Our favorite part of the room is the globe mobile. When it arrived in the mail we were surprised at the size of it (pictured it to be MUCH smaller) and was nervous that it was too big. But now we love it and Fox does too! He just lays in his crib and smiles up at it. We are proud of the room and look forward to the potential it holds for Fox as he grows!
GULLIVER crib, POANG rocker, EXPEDIT shelving unit, LACK floating shelves from IKEA / bookshelf from Target / dresser is vintage find from TFA / triangle curtains, rug, floor lamp from Urban Outfitters / brass monogram tree letters from Anthropologie / globe mobile from Fab, also available at Rosenberry Rooms
photos by Katharine Roberds Photography
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This kid. He’s mine. He’s a mess. I love him…all two years and eleven months of him. Jax will always be our little peanut no matter how big he grows.
Saying four sentences at a time. I enjoy trying to decipher the things he tries to say. The other day he woke up from his nap, looked at me so serious and asked, ‘where’s baby Tasen’s tail?’ Ha! He’s a dreamer. Some guy took him for ride in a spaceship too! He always corrects me when I tell him something is cute. ‘Not cute, Awesome!’ It makes me smile every time.
He hates eating. Well unless its sugar, which he rarely gets. We have resorted to putting him in Case’s high chair to eat…and he will sit there for an hour. Stubborn little dude. I was the small kid my whole life, so he’ll probably be the small kid too. But I know that won’t stop him. He is in full superhero mode. You can find him running around the house…naked most of the time pretending to be strong. He is going to shit his pants at his superhero birthday party next month. Capes, wristbands and all.