Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Updates // Still Here

I always do this. I always get too busy. Too busy for everything, when in all reality I'm not that busy at all. I just need to learn to make time. Time to see the sunrise and sunset. Time to smell my freshly bathed toddlers hair. Time to feel his breathes on me as he falls asleep. Time to be there in the now instead of just going through the motions. The motions aren't enjoyable. The being there is.

Here are just a few bits and pieces of my thoughtful brain on this lovely wednesday night, hopefully your amused:

I've started working again, so that has affected our family routine and definitely has been an adjustment, but we have been pretty conquering. Alex has been doing super well with it and it makes me so happy because I was so concerned that it was going to be such a battle. I'm grateful it's not. Also, with that, I'm going to be starting school this fall and I have finally decided what I want to do with the monetary side of my life and I am happy and satisfied with my choice. I want to become a graphic designer so I start my two year program for my bachelor's degree this fall! Woop!

We have started potty learning, where we do it when he wakes up from nights and nap and try to see if he will use it during the day. I've been really proud of him and just trying to not push it. So, I started using pull-ups instead of cloth diapers and I think I may buy a box of regular diapers as well and just go back to that because for the business of our lives, it works easier for our family. Thankfully, my loving husband supports whatever wild decision I make. So, go cody! Also, Alexander is almost 18 months old (what? seriously guys) and he is just the most spunky creature ever. Lately I've been just taking pictures with my phone, but I'm going to start trying to take out my camera more and take more photos of my sweet love and capture him. He is just a ball of everything lovely and I love him with all my heart. He is growing into such a sweet and special young boy. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Alexander // 14 Months Old

My little chunky man is getting so big! He has decided that he doesn't like getting on the swing but loves slide. This photo was right before a huge meltdown.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Update // It's Been A While

So, my lovely chunk of a baby is now 10 months old! He acts like such a lil toddler! He walks everywhere, loves to show me what he wants to wear (mainly just pulls all his clothes out), loves to be outside and help me with the clothes on the line (try to pull them all down, pretty much), and most of all still loves his mommy to death. We have had a very busy few months with moving and adjusting to everything new. 

I have been doing my crochet business, but being a mommy first and foremost. I've been trying to get out of the house more and walk more and trying to motivate myself, but its starting to get a bit cooler and its been very hard to motivate myself. There isn't really much to update about me...

More about Alexander: he loves to fake laugh * chase the cat around * play with his little friend Justin * LOVES elmo (we try to limit it to one episode a day - am snuggles) * loves to eat turkey * collects leaves and loves to give them to me * hates sleeping * loves playing with balls * just figured out how to make them move with his feet, yesterday * still nurses like a champ (woop) * I could go on forever.

It's been such a blessing being this little guys mom. He is perfect. The love a mother has for their child is crazy. I could still sit and hold him all night while he sleeps and just stare at his sweet and handsome little face. He makes me so happy. I can't believe in just under TWO months he will be turning ONE!!! (which means I need to start planning his little party) I am very excited for this chapter of my life. I feel so called to be a mother, a help-mate, care-taker. It is my most favorite thing. 

How has life been for you?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

7 Months Old

7 months old and such a little adventurer already.
He loves to crawl and use the couch to stand on up.
He loves chicken and cheerios.
He knows when he is tired and fusses and crawls over to me to sit in my lap and go to sleep.
He loves destroying block towers and chewing on everything.
He has two bottom teeth and his hair is coming in more.
He loves to run around in his walker and hates going on car rides.
He loves bath time and hates his high chair.
He still likes being worn occasionally and still breastfeeds like a champ.

I love this stage so much. I love being his mama.