One Man Circus

Henry’s dropping tricks like a ring leader!  Yesterday it was laughing and today he rolls over from tummy to back!

Go, Henry!

Remember when he would eat carpet every time we did tummy time? Well, hubby has been working on it with him every day (like he did with Charlie) and now he’s a regular pro!

Such a skilled little man! 

Here’s a video of him in action…

Aren’t my boys cute?

The NY Fam

Over the past 11 days, we’ve had Mark’s sister, brother-in-law (for part of the time), and two nieces in town! Charlotte absolutely adored her time with the cousins and all of the many outings we had. 

Here are some photos from the visit!

It’s no wonder why one of C’s favorite new words is “cousins”… The end of her summer has been jam-packed with her favorite people: the cousins (all 4 of them!)

He Laughs!!

While I can only imagine that he’s laughing at me, my sweet perfect little man officially giggles!!!!

I swear, Charlie was way older!

Fact check… I just searched my blog and while I couldn’t find the actual date of her first laugh, I know at 15 weeks, she still wasn’t laughing (although she was getting close). 

Side note: she was sleeping through the night. Totally not a competition… But really… Hint, hint, Henry.

Anyway, my little giggler is adorable! He’s been the smileiest guy around and I had a feeling a laugh was just around the corner (and before 13 weeks)! 

So excited to have captured the milestone 💙

The Worst Sleeper… EVER

Guys, remember when I was barking up Henry’s tree for his great routine? Remember when he was doing 5-7 hour sleep stretches?

Well, I’m having a hard time remembering because it’s been SO LONG. Henry has turned into the worst dang sleeper ever. 

If Henry could speak, this is what my nights would sound like (every 1.5-2 hours, start to finish):

Hey ma, I just farted… Can you come rock me back to sleep?

Momma, I dreamed I was drinking milk and now I’m thirsty. Can I have a sip?

Mommy, did you just try to put me down???? In my crib!!!? Pick me up immediately or I’ll wake the toddler!

Momma, I have hands! Now nurse me back to sleep!

Mommy, let’s snuggle (or I’ll scream).

You get the picture…

I don’t even think he’s hungry most of the time. He just wants to be snuggled NON STOP!

Don’t get me wrong, I love how cuddly and sweet he is, but time and place, Henry. Time and place.

Essentially, I’m haggard and tired and fed up. We need to sleep train STAT, but I don’t want the toddler to suffer. Ugh. Dilemmas. 

We just spent way too much money on a ZipadeeZip… Please say this will be our magic fix.

Let me know if you have helpful suggestions. I’m tired (understatement) and about to go back to work… 

The Best Gift

It’s 6:40 am and I just woke up for the first time since I went to bed last night! Did Henry sleep through the night?? 

Honestly, I have no idea 🙂

After a horrible night’s sleep the night before and an endless eye twitch yesterday, Mark suggested putting Henry to bed in the nursery and Mark taking the couch so he could wake with Henry and I could just sleep. 

I haven’t slept more than 6 hours interrupted (which even that has only happened a few times) in months… So you can inagine my excitement. 

Anyway, I haven’t even left our room. I’m just following instructions. Wake up after 8 hours, pump, lay back down. 

Isn’t my hubby the best??? 

Zoo Day!

Another fabulous day of mommy daycare, thanks to my amazing sister! We took all the kiddies to the zoo and honestly, it was a blast! 

I absolutely love watching the cousins play 💛

I was really anxious about taking care of (and being able to entertain) both babes for 2.5 weeks straight with no breaks, but honestly, we’ve been having the best time! I feel like a very, very lucky momma. 

After lunch, we went to portillos with my parents and coworkers! 

💛💛 All the feels 💛💛

Pool Day!

Today I took the kiddos to an amazing little “water park” with my sister, niece and nephew. I’m not going to lie, I was so anxious about it. 

Charlie is still at an age where she needs someone in the water with her at all times and that’s not exactly easy with an infant on shore. Anyway, my sister was amazing (thank you, thank you, thank you!!). 

She took Charlie in the water and on the slide about 7,055 times. The weather was perfect, the pool temp was great and it was just a magical day. Also magical, Henry slept the whole time (except for the 10 minutes when we required a little mid-nap milk snack). 

So much fun! 

Also fun this week… We had a great play date yesterday with a group of neighbor mommas, a lunch date with daddy, and another lunch date with grandma, grandpa and daddy! 

A Nice Saturday

I mentioned that my Saturday began with an amazing stretch of quiet “me time”… Well, the day followed suit.

When Mark and Charlie got home, we got ready “quickly” (nothin is quick with two children and sleepy parents) and headed to a nearby city with an adorable downtown.

Our new thing: simultaneous diaper changes on the floor 💙

 The plan: walk around, grab lunch, burn energy. And that we did…

When we got back to the house, we put Charlie down for a nap and Mark struggled to keep the little man happy while I went for a run. 

Yes, a run. 

Not an activity in my repertoire, but I did it… It’s time to get back in shape. So, I kicked off with a 3-3.5 mile run/walk (run 60 seconds, walk 90, repeat).

All in all, good day for mommy.