Rhys: Four Months.

by katelin on July 13, 2018

On Monday my baby turned four months old. Wait. How. When. I’m so confused. I’m also in so much denial. I’m also giving myself a self high-five because I haven’t totally lost my brain yet, ha.


– Has had some good stretches of sleep but I’m not getting my hopes up. Once Riley hit the four month sleep regression everything went to hell. And it’s looking like it might go the same way with Rhys.

– Cut his first tooth, what an overachiever.

– Adores Riley more and more. I swear if he’s ever grouchy we just have to get Riley to get him to laugh. Even if Riley scares the bejesus out of him or plays too rough, he loves him the most.
– Gurgles and makes so many cooing noises now, it’s adorable.

– Is still my little snuggle bunny.

– Was a total champ on our trip to San Diego. He either slept the whole way or looked out the window and I hope he’s that great on every road trip. His brother on the other hand, we were ready to leave him at home, ha.

– Celebrated his first 4th of July in (hand-me-down) style. And was passed around with family and friends and was such a little champ. Seriously, this little firecracker was just too cute.
– Is rolling from his tummy to his back. He’s even started lunging forward if he’s ever propped up. Dude is just ready to move and I AM NOT READY.

– Is ready for real food. I swear every time we eat in front of him he gets envious. Not sure if we’ll start it soon, but I think we’re getting there, he’s a hungry little guy.

– Tolerates our shenanigans. Barely. Ha.


– Am over this heat wave. We’ve admittedly spent a few days cooped up in the AC watching movies because I’m just too tired to do anything else.
– Could use like ten naps. Or just gallons of coffee poured directly into my veins.

– Am excited for my sister’s bachelorette party next weekend. It’ll be my first time away from Rhys and I’m ready for it, although not too excited to pump. But still, quality girl time? Count me in.

– Am taking full advantage of my mom being off for the month and my brother being home for the summer. Riley has loved spending time with both of them and it’s truly saving my sanity.

– Love the Ergo. Even though I get super hot carrying my little heater, Rhys falls asleep almost every time I use it and I love it.

– Still get a little misty-eyed looking at my kids. It’s so crazy to think I’m here and I’m their mom. The me of five years ago still hangs around and she’s incredibly grateful for right now.

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Riley See, Riley Do.

by katelin on July 6, 2018

First of all, thank you for all the kind comments and words of encouragement on my last post. I swear, the terrible twos have nothing on these threenager years. But alas, we’ll get through it and maybe I’ll miss it once it passes, maybe.

Second of all, apparently all I write about is parenting quips these days. I mean, I still binge watch too many TV shows and read in my “spare” time. But alas, this parenting gig is the gist of my writing.

So here we go.
In our latest parenting milestone, we have the desire to copy Mom. Riley has always wanted to be like Matt. He calls dress shirts “Daddy shirts”, if Matt is wearing a hat then Riley wants to wear a hat, he watches sports with Matt, he always wants to play with him, he is so very much Daddy’s boy.

So when a few weeks ago when I was painting my nails, I was surprised when Riley asked me to paint his too. I was also a little happy about it. I had red nails, Riley wanted green and we were good to go.

Since then he’s had blue nails and he’s currently rocking matching red orange nails with me.

So far, he’s been all too excited to show them off to whoever cares but other times he doesn’t even notice that they’re painted. Yesterday I asked him why he liked his nail polish and he said “Cause it’s like your toes, Mommy.” And then maybe I teared up a little.

I admittedly love that he finally wants to do something because I do it.

I hope he continues to read because I read or dance silly because I dance like a crazy person. It’s the moments like these that I adore and I hope they stay innocent in his little mind for just a little longer.




happy weekend!

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Parenting Anxiety.

June 22, 2018

TweetLately I’ve been experiencing a bit of parenting anxiety. Mostly in the form of “Will Riley behave? Will Riley keep his hands to himself?” Last week we were at a friend’s house and Riley and his friend started to disagree. Loudly. I couldn’t see it all but I did see them start yelling at each […]

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Rhys: Three Months

June 14, 2018

TweetOn Saturday, Rhys turned three months old. I think that was by far the slowest fastest three months I’ve ever experienced. I feel like the newborn haze is slowly fading away and his little personality is starting to shine through. He: – Started laughing! Seriously one of my favorite parts of babyhood is the giggles. […]

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Gnome is Where the Heart is.

June 12, 2018

TweetRiley’s at this really great age where all new TV shows and movies are the most amazing thing to him. So when I told him we had a new movie to watch last week, dude was all about it. He hasn’t seen Gnomeo and Juliet yet, but I figured he’d be okay missing some plot points […]

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Emotional Whiplash.

June 1, 2018

Tweet Life with a three year old is exhausting. It’s fun, but it’s exhausting. Lately we’ve been dealing with some extremes. Extreme cuteness when Riley tries to make Rhys laugh. And extreme adorableness when he succeeds. Extreme sweetness when he asks me for hugs out of the blue or wants to be held. But then […]

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A Letter from My Little Brother.

May 22, 2018

Tweet Four years ago I wrote my little brother a letter before he left for college. And honestly, I sort of forgot about it. This past weekend, he graduated. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make the trip to New York but my parents, my aunt, my sister and her fiancé did. And thanks to technology […]

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May 17, 2018

Tweet Welp. Last week this little space on the internet turned eleven and I missed it. It’s the first time I’ve ever forgotten my blog’s birthday and I’m actually a little sad about it. Sad that I missed it, not sad that it’s eleven years old. Admittedly, there’s been a lot happening over here. I’ve […]

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