Rhys: Five Months.

by katelin on August 10, 2018

Yesterday, Rhys turned five months old. What? How? Why? I’m so confused. Wasn’t he just born? Didn’t I just announce I was pregnant? But really, why is this flying by so much faster??


– Has inherited his brother’s sleep skills. Meaning, his longest stretches of sleep have been in the 2-3 hour range. And that’s it. I’ve tried the Magic Merlin suit again, a Zipadeezip, the bean trick, alas this kid is not having it.

– Is the smiliest. It is so dang cute. He laughs, he smiles (mostly at whatever Riley’s doing) and it’s just so precious.
– Tried solid food. And my goodness if I didn’t crack up the entire time. We’ve done avocados (nope!), sweet potatoes (meh) and peas (he made the worst faces but he ate it all, so confusing!).

– Has some seriously delicious thighs. Seriously I just want to nom his little thighs. Is that weird? Probably. Whatever.

– Is still missing his eye brows. Well they’re not missing, they’re just still so blonde and it’s so hilarious.

– Gets wide-eyed all the time and I love it.
– He has the best little giggle.

– Tolerates Riley. Any time I try to tell Riley to not yell so loud in his face or be in his face or give him some space, Rhys just laughs. I seriously hope they always stay this close. It’s adorable.
– Is trying to scoot! Slow it down kiddo. I put him on his back and his tries to push his body back and he can move a bit. I’m slightly terrified of his desire to get moving.

– Drools like no other. We thought there was a tooth in there, but apparently it’s disappeared, or it was never there? Who knows? But I suspect teeth are coming soonish?


– Am melting. It’s just so hot. So so hot.

– Am also tired. Just so so tired.

– Survived a weekend away at my sister’s bachelorette party (Matt survived too, ha). It was fun to be sans kids and sans hangover. I enjoyed some rosé, some not-so-refreshing pool time and lots of quality time with some lovely ladies.

– Still get emotional looking at Rhys, our little surprise. And I love having time with just the two of us when big brother occasionally naps.
– Have been kicking butt at reading and watching movies in what little free time I have. I just finished reading Beartown and I can’t stop thinking about it. It was like a hockey version of Friday Night Lights and I can’t wait to pick up the sequel.

– Can’t wait for Fall things and Fall activities and wait, maybe I can. I’m just ready to not be hot any more, ha.

– Am surviving potty training. It’s so awkward. And frustrating. And wine/whine-inducing.

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by katelin on July 30, 2018

Enjoying: Time with family and friends. Last night we finally went to a music in the park and it was delightful. It was one of those summer things I’d always wanted to do and we finally got our act in gear to do it. My mom and my aunt joined us, as did my best friend and her family and it was just fun. And we’ve also spent a lot of time lately with my sister and my brother and Matt’s family and random play dates. And I’m just really enjoying it.

Watching: In the past few weeks I’ve devoured The Handmaid’s Tale, The Iron Fist and most recently SAFE. I think next up will be most likely be The Defenders or the newest season of Orange is the New Black.

Reading: The Death of Mrs. Westaway. I’ve read all of Ruth Ware’s books and enjoyed the suspense of all of them so far. I’m only a few chapters into this one and I’m already a fan.

Eating: Trader Joe’s Popcorn. You guys. It is crack. In a bag. The Spices and Herbs version is my favorite so far, but basically I’ve been trying out all of the Trader Joe’s popcorn varieties and I’m just never going to stop.

Dreaming of: SLEEP. My sleep. A baby who sleeps. Lots of sleep.

Wearing: $3 tank tops from Old Navy. My sister bought me two and I’m seriously considering going back to buy more. They are perfect for these hot summer days and nursing a baby and are loose enough that I don’t feel so sticky and sweaty all of the time.

Proud of: Matt. Last weekend he solo parented (with the help of his mom, his brother and my parents) while I went to my sister’s bachelorette party. It’s not that he doesn’t know how to dad, but to do it all weekend with a four month old, it’s not easy. I’m also just proud that he’s been working his ass off lately as we both try to navigate the coming months. Marriage, parenthood, it’s a team effort guys.

Dreading: Potty training. We keep putting it off. And just. I have zero desire to do this. But at the same time, all of the desire because I just want to buy diapers for one kid, not two. Hopefully we’ll get our act in gear and we’ll just do it. And it will click for Riley. So pray for us. And our carpet.
And how are you these days? I’m so behind on all things blog reading, catch me up.


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