Riley: Twelve Months.

by katelin on February 10, 2016

So last Friday I became the mother to a ONE year old. TWELVE whole months Riley has been in our lives. It’s still so nutty to say. But oh my goodness.


– Is the goofiest, silliest kiddo around. His personality has just exploded this past month and I absolutely love it.

– Is unfortunately still battling a cough. It’s so frustrating. This kid isn’t even in daycare or school and yet, the sickness persists.

– Loves books. It makes me so very happy when I see him surrounded by toys and decides to pick up a book instead.

– Hates sleep. Hard core. It’s gotten worse. Sleep is for losers!

– Doesn’t hate the swings! I took him to the park on his birthday and we gave the swings a shot again. And he actually laughed. Like a lot. It was so fun to finally see him not terrified.

– Also doesn’t hate CAKE. We had hist birthday party over the weekend and kiddo went to town on cake. And frosting.

– Is cruises along the furniture. And loves his push toy. I feel like walking will not be far away.

– Blows kisses and points to his head when you ask him.

– Has the BEST hair. It seriously is getting curlier every day and I love it.

– Hangs out in his tent. It’s hard to tell who likes it more, me or him. But he does look pretty chill.



– Am still so tired. Am I a broken record yet? Maybe. Probably. I’ll sleep one day. Right?

– Have read one book this year. I am such a slacker. I need more time. And less tiredness.

– Have unfortunately been getting even more migraines. It’s becoming ridiculous and painful and I just want them to stop.

– Am having so much fun with Riley lately. His birthday party was a huge hit and he cracked me up the whole time.

– Have been in freelance limbo. I had projects wrap up without having any others lined up. So I’m trying not to panic and know that things will work out. I’ve also been applying for full time jobs and just putting feelers out there. Any job juju you’ve got is much appreciated.

– Need a sugar intervention. Like seriously, I can’t stop.

– Also need to invest in a coffee maker of some sort. Starbucks has all of my money. I blame Riley.


happy wednesday!

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On Your Birthday.

by katelin on February 5, 2016

Dear Riley,

Today you turn ONE. How that happened, I have no idea.

As your mama, I’m full of all sorts of emotions. Part of me is excited that your dad and I made it, we made it to a year. You’re in one piece, we’re in one piece (albeit insanely sleep deprived), high five us! The other part of me is in denial that you’re no longer a little baby. I know you haven’t been a little bitty baby for a while now, but no longer counting your age by months confirms that.

You’re ONE.

And oh what a One you are. You crack us up every single day. You’re my constant companion and charm me every single day. You may not let either one of us sleep, but you make up for it in cuteness.

I cannot wait to see what the next day, next week, next month and next year brings for you and for us. Every day is an adventure with you munchkin.

Thank you for choosing me little guy. Thank you for making me your mama. Thank you for making your dad and I the happiest (and the tiredest).


Your Mama

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Some February Facts.

February 2, 2016

Tweet Riley turns ONE on Friday. As in three days from now I will be the mother of a ONE YEAR OLD. Someone please explain to me how that is possible? K? Thanks. Migraines are the worst. The worst. Not the worst? SLEEP. I got six hours of consecutive sleep on Saturday night and I […]

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January 28, 2016

Tweet Last August I took Riley to the zoo for the first time. And it was a bit disastrous. It was a million degrees, Riley wanted to be held the whole time and he was just too little to really care about anything. I mean, it was fun because we went to celebrate my niece’s birthday, […]

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Not Letting the Little Things Go.

January 22, 2016

Tweet One of the biggest tips/tidbits I got when I was pregnant was that once the baby arrived, let the little things go. Little things like doing the dishes, cleaning up messes and anything else that wasn’t necessary to actually function. And for a while I did. When I was a legitimate zombie with a […]

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Some Happenings.

January 19, 2016

TweetYesterday I: Got to see a friend from college. And our kids played together. And it was adorable. I mean seriously, babies on scooters? The best. Finished Making a Murderer and I surprisingly wasn’t as addicted to it as I thought I would be. I mean the story is effed up and it left me thinking, but […]

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Confession: I Loved Being Pregnant.

January 15, 2016

Tweet A few days ago my maternity photos showed up in Timehop. And I got incredibly nostalgic. Seriously, how was that a year ago already? And the more I looked at the pictures again, the more I missed being pregnant. Yes, you read that right. I MISSED being pregnant. I am that weirdo. I admittedly […]

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My Golden Globes Train of Thought.*

January 11, 2016

Tweet*As a reminder, I was 13 in 1997. And saw Titanic in theater five times.  Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are both in attendance. If there is no reunion shot this whole show is pointless. KATE WINSLET WINS! (I guess I should go watch Steve Jobs). But really, HURRAY KATE! And why is there no reaction shot […]

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