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I tried to film another snap-story, this time on a weekend where there were more “fun” stuff going on…but with fun stuff actually going on, leave it to me to forget to snap a lot of it…oh well, i’ll still post what I have.  We took Ollie to see the pinwheels, went to lunch with Nolan’s parents…Rylen’s first time at zippys! and a super exciting “date night” spent going to whole foods, walgreens, and safeway. date nights are real wild these days! sigh.

 

 

 

 

8 months

how has it been EIGHT months already?! I read somewhere that this time is the longest, fastest time. ain’t that the truth.

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This month has been pretty eventful as far as rylen is concerned.

  • teeth have sprouted.
  • he’s crawling ALL OVER CREATION.
  • he can get into a sitting position all on his own
  • he can pull himself up to a standing position.

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we are still continuing on our solid-food-adventure. mixing flavors has been our saving grace as this kid does not seem to like single-flavored foods. He’s been slowly getting used to eating mum mums, but I won’t lie…a lot of it gets accidentally tossed on the ground to Ollie….Ollie loves it.

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nosey nosey nosey. rylen is the noisiest baby ever. he has to look at everything. who made that noise? where you going? what you watching? and while being inquisitive and very aware is a great thing, it’s not so fun when you’re trying to feed him or get him to nap. this guy has some serious FOMO issues.

rylen loves kids…rylen LOVES other kids…particularly older kids. he just seems much calmer and more at ease when he’s around other children. He had so much fun with Chase on easter, and chase is REALLY really good with him. love it.

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rylen + chase

and in other acronym news, he also still has a huge case of RBF…he can be the smiliest baby ever, or he can totally mean mug you.

as far as myself, I’m still pumping…who would have thought?!?! I didn’t even think I’d make it 3 months, I hated it so. I still do…but I figure I made it this far, I may as well at least try to make it to 12 months…or as close as I can get to 12 months. I’m not sure i’ll get there due to my supply dropping, but we’ll see. I can’t wait to stop though. I’m totally planning on a no-more-pumping party.

trying to plan his first birthday is also driving me slowly insane. it’s like planning a wedding…only without a planner and with no direction. I knew exactly what I wanted (for the most part) in regards to wedding planning….I know nothing about baby parties and what kids of various ages like. nothing. you know nothing jon snow.

AND we have an Ollie breakthrough! Ollie now seems to be (sort of) interested in Rylen! he likes to go by him and give him kisses and he’ll usually let rylen pet him, as long as rylen doesn’t pinch or grab at him. I consider this a HUGE breakthrough since prior to this, Ollie has seemed very aloof about his new brother. Still no naptime snuggling though. just drive by affection…image

slight setback update: while Ollie has begun to show much more interest in rylen, there are also times when rylen cries and Ollie is torn between being concerned about him and being terrified. I feel so bad for him. but hopefully it’ll get better!!!!

snaps

if you know me, you know I love watching daily/weekly vlogs on youtube. so I thought it would be fun and different (because really, this blog desperately needs some variety) to make a snapchat version.  a snapchat version, because I don’t have time or the talent to whip up an actual vlog. so here it is… my […]

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lately…..I’ve eating a lot of fun food…

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let’s do a little iphone photo dump/life-catch up shall we? I feel like I need to post something that’s mostly non-baby related.  something a couple of old highschool friends and i started doing within the past few months have been lunches. it’s been really great. like no time has past since those days when we all sat around talking boys […]

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Seven

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seven month update…better late than never right? i’m going to call this “the month of solids”. at rylen’s 6 month checkup, he was given the green light to start solids. we waited to six months because he had a lot of allergy issues with all the eczema and whatnot that we all just wanted to […]

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Ollie’s 6th Birthday

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Ollie turned 6 this month. SIX. that means he’s 42 in dog years. FORTY-TWO. I don’t even like to think about it. I’m in a state of denial. he’ll always be my little baby. I knew that this year would be tough to do typical birthday activities now that rylen is around. and since rylen […]

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{ six : six }

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FEBRUARY 1, 2016 we have two “SIX” events today. the first is that, TODAY IS OLLIE’S 6TH BIRTHDAY!!!! how is he already SIX YEARS OLD?!?!?! it’s been six happy years, but also it makes me a little sad because he’s getting pretty old in dog-years. but Ollie’s not a dog…he’s just a really small, furry […]

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Holidays 

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    ah, the holidays… It was the most stressful time of the year…. ok, maybe not the MOST, but certainly top 3- for a new mom struggling with time management issues. lol. trying to keep a baby on a schedule that you’re still trying to figure out, while keeping up with your own pumping schedule, all while […]

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five month insanity

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FIVE MONTHS {insane in the membrane} I declare this month as the month I’ve started slowly losing my mind. but more on that a little later. oh hell, let’s talk about me first.  I think the constant attached-to-the-pump thing is slowly chipping away at my sanity. it’s hard to go out when you know you […]

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a little more recent….

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Ollie stole rylen’s mitten and carried it around all morning. we are still working out jealousy issues. you know he’s jealous…but he’s being really good about it. I think he’s coming around, it’ll just take time. got out of the house and went to the Nordstrom 10-point party! baby-free, whoop whoop! it was a madhouse! […]

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