Rhys: Eight Months

by katelin on November 16, 2018

UntitledSo last Friday, Rhys turned eight months old. I’m in a bit of denial here, guys. The other day we went to the library and there was a ten month old and Rhys was basically the same size and sweet mercy, slow down baby, slow down!

– Is on the move! Shortly after last month’s recap he started moving and hasn’t stopped since. It’s just as exhausting as I imagined it would be.

– Not only crawls, but can pull himself up to stand. He did it in his crib and I legit pushed him over. Not that it did anything because little man is pulling himself up all the time now.Untitled– Is boycotting sleep. Still. His naps are so short. His nighttime sleep is ridiculous and unpredictable. It’s a good thing he’s so cute.

– Loves feeding himself. And eating. And more eating.Untitled– Continues to drool. All the time. He’s teething, so that’s part of it. But the other part is that I make droppers (seriously, Riley still drools and he’s almost four).

– Is still adorably eyebrow-less. It’s endlessly amusing.
Untitled– Has found his voice. He Babbles, he gurgles, he screams.

– Tolerated his first Halloween. There were several costume changes throughout the days, but my favorite was the little pumpkin.
Untitled– Is so dang snuggly. I LOVE IT.

– Had his first sleepover with grandma and grandpa. And it’ll probably be awhile til it happens again (the whole not sleeping thing is a bit rough on the grandparents, ha).

– Had an amazing time in Nashville. It was just the recharge I needed. I’m hoping I get around to writing more about it because there are so many things I don’t want to forget.

– Can’t stop eating candy. Halloween was over two weeks ago and I’m still eating my way through Riley’s stash.

– Have already started listening to Christmas music (basically just John Legend’s Christmas album, because it’s amazing) which is very unlike me. But I’m embracing it. I need that holiday jump.

– Am trying to stay grateful. Some days I still can’t believe these two little gremlins are mine. They’re exhausting and wonderful and difficult but they’re mine.


happy weekend!

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The Wedding Date.

by katelin on November 6, 2018

I have about three drafts waiting to be finished, a book that needs to be read, TV shows I can’t wait to start (House of Cards, Sabrina, Great British Baking Show), dishes that need to be put away and an apartment that desperately needs a vacuum.

Basically, I feel like I have a whole lot to do and I don’t always know when I’m going to get to do it.

Instead, I want to talk about my weekend a bit.
If you follow me elsewhere you’re already privy to the wedding I went to on Saturday night. It was truly a night that Matt and I needed. I feel like we’ve both been so strung out lately, running on little sleep, a lot of stress and just haven’t really been syncing up lately. But Saturday night, I feel like we got a bit of a reboot.
We were kid-free, surrounded by Matt’s family and at a wedding that basically ticked off all the marks of my favorite things. It was at the Warner Brothers lot (movie magic, check!), we got to explore the museum full of amazing movie things, particularly Harry Potter (nerd magic, check! check!), there was a donut wall for dessert (my love language, check!), a photo booth with cute props (my favorite, check!) and a great band that had everyone dancing (check!).

Ultimately, it was just a really good night. Capped off by uninterrupted sleep (my parents were saints and watched both boys over night), an actual dream.

As the busy time of year kicks in, it was really nice to start it off with just Matt. It’s easy to forget how much we need time to ourselves sometimes. So I’m glad his cousin gave us a really good excuse.


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On the move.

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Tweet See that little face? That is the face of a kid who crawled on over there. He’s CRAWLING. Sweet mercy, help. I knew it would happen soon, he was so close for so long, but as of Saturday, we have a crawler on our hands. And I have to get vacuuming. And baby proofing. […]

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Rhys: Six Months.

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Tweet SIX MONTHS. Excuse me while I freak out a little bit over the fact that my baby is six months old already. Sunday marked the day and I swear to god the past week was a flurry of milestones and changes and why is everything moving at warped speed? He: – Is sitting up. […]

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That Late Night Life.

September 4, 2018

Tweet I took this picture last night (this morning, really) because I needed to laugh. I had so much work to do and despite not really sleeping during the day, Rhys was up again. And he was so giggly and smiley and cute and sweet mercy it almost made me forget that he was wide […]

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