Tuesday, November 19, 2013

you know you are a new mom when...

  • you get sad when your baby grows out of their cute 0-3 month clothes
  • you don't know what to do with yourself when your baby takes a 30 minute nap in his crib
  • your workout routine doesn't involve arms--you'll get your workout hauling the carseat around
  • you rejoice when you can sleep in til 6am. baby sleep habits, oh boy!
  • loud noises make you jump, even if your baby isn't asleep
  • you wonder why you get weird glances in the aisles of Target, until you realize talking to your mute baby makes it look like you are talking to yourself
  • "little red caboose" and "4 little ducks" are stuck in your head, not the popular songs on the radio
  • you get more excited to shop in the baby department than in the lady's department
  • you feel happy, excited, grumpy, and frustrated all within a five minute period
  • you can't be bothered to use punctuation or capitalization on a regular basis due to exhaustion. this makes some of your freelance writing projects a little difficult.  
but i guess this guy is worth it all. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

little letters

Dear self,
Recommit yourself to No Crap November. Your body (and mind) will thank you.

Dear baby boy,
You are adorable and I love you, but these nights with three hours of sleep on the rocking chair are hurting my neck a lot and my soul a little bit. Cribs are great places to sleep, kid.

Dear Thanksgiving,
Can't wait to see you! I need some stuffing and cranberry sauce in my life. Not to mention the pie...maybe No Crap November will have to take a little break.

Dear November,
You've been killing it with the weather lately. 60 degrees and no snow in the middle of the month? Maybe a Colorado winter won't be so bad! (haha, yeah right!)

Dear strangers on the BV bus,
Keep being weird. Sure, my husband has to put up with your crazy antics on his commute, but the stories are super entertaining for me.

Dear library story time,
You make me feel like a real mom. You know, the kind who takes her kid to story time and chats with the other moms. But really I just love you for the little kid watching as they run wild and my immobile baby sits nicely on my lap.

Dear Christmas shopping,
I love you! My bank account, not so much.

Monday, November 4, 2013

October according to my iphone

 Mr. Manager// Loving the fabulous fall weather and playing outside// Doctors office mirror shots--because what else is there to do whilst waiting? Plus, I had to show off that chub// Sometimes Rhett wakes up super happy in the morning. Just sometimes
André scored Rhett a football that was just his size, so of course we had to have a Broncos photoshoot// You can't really tell, but there is a goat on top of that car. Adventures at the pumpkin patch// Delicious homemade pizza, tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden// The boys take Broncos games pretty seriously around here

Friday, November 1, 2013

this is halloween.

We had big plans for Halloween this year, but the thing about having a 3-month-old is that he doesn't really understand things--he is just along for the ride. Poor Rhett was (generally) a pretty good sport with our shenanigans. Hopefully he isn't scared too badly.
We had a lot of ideas for our costume to the couples party. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (to take advantage of André's beard), then Mr. and Mrs. Pacman. But a fussy baby made it hard to make costumes so we dug through the dress up bin right before the party to become the Incredibles. We didn't win any contests--there was some stiff competition
With our little JackJack
Rhett was the cutest garden gnome and even kept his hat on like a champ. Too bad he outgrew his costume before actual Halloween. The kid is a chunk.
Franken-baby at the law school party.
A little photo sesh of Rhett in his backup costume in the leaves. That boy loves to eat his hands.
Things went downhill pretty quickly
Visiting biker grandpa at the middle school on Halloween. Rhett was the star of the school.
And of course he had to try on the biker hair. Poor baby.

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