Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 94

Juice time is Wylie's favorite (and mine), because it means break-time for mama. He actually went a month without wanting to drink any juice (I'd offer apple juice or sometimes just water, on occasion and he would just chew on the spout). I decided to offer prune juice because he had that when he was only a few months old, and he downed it! I don't plan to make this a daily thing, but if I need a break, I know what calms him down for a few minutes.

Day 93

Today my mom and I worked on packing. We pulled the swing out of storage to pack up some other items and Wylie was so excited! This was probably one of our best investments, he has been so entertained by this swing! He really wanted to be in it and enjoyed playing with the toys on tray (which we never used because he couldn't reach it before). I had to take him out when he started grabbing at the mobile.

Day 92

More proof. 'Nuff said.

(Yes he did that all by himself)

Day 91

Wylie is too smart for his own good. He figure out that if he stepped on the box he could get even higher and had a better chance of grabbing the flashing lights on the internet box! I took the box away after this, but now he's learning to pull his knees onto the shelf you see in the right of the picture. To say I have my hands full is an understatement!

Day 90

I promised on my other blog top post pics of the swimsuits I decided on. This is one of them and I love how it fits. I think it's sexy without being over-the-top. I will say that a one-piece actually draws more attention to my stomach than a bikini or tankini would, at least one-pieces with smooth fabric. I really love this suit (and the other one, which I will take a picture of later) which is from Lands' End Canvas.

Day 89

Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby? (Especially a baby that hates sleep?) He sleeps so peacefully at my parents house and I think it's because it is a lot warmer there. We only put him in a onesie and he always sprawls out to stay cool.

Day 88

Wylie has discovered the air conditioner, and he loves it! We don't keep it too cool because we're cheap, but it's been so hot that it has been running a lot more. Wylie giggles whenever it comes on and he's sitting near it.

Ignore that cord...I swear he never touches it!

Day 87

I've been using this product for awhile now, but I thought I'd finally feature it. It's called Herbalism and my mom got it from Lush while shopping in Canada. I absolutely love how it has helped my skin. It's bit messy to use (it's just a big chunk of this green grainy stuff) but I highly recommend their products. (It's handmade!)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 86

I have probably created a bad habit in having the TV on sometimes, but Wylie doesn't watch it much and when you're home all day (and some nights) by yourself, it's nice to have the company. This has been Wylie's newest way of watching TV...way too close! I pull him off of the TV stand probably 50 times a day! As long as he isn't climbing on it or touching the TV (or the XBOX), I generally just let him go because it's nearly impossible to keep him off of it.

Day 85

Tuesday, Wylie and I met up with my BFF at Sonic. Our friendship pretty much revolves around Sonic drinks..and I wouldn't have it any other way! This is my favorite picture from the day (although, admittedly, it was a pic Holly took, not me). You can read the blog she posted about our day here.

Day 84

Aaron planted a bunch of veggies this year, and he's been so proud of how well they are doing. I have loved eating cherry tomatoes and the peppers! Sadly a bad storm came through Monday night (the night after I took this photo) and broke our cherry plant in half :( Aaron was kinda sad the next morning, and I don't blame him! There were over 50 unripened tomatoes on the plant and now they are all dead.

He also has planted 3 jalapenos; green, red, and orange bell peppers, cubanelle, and sweet banana peppers (thankfully all of these survived).

Day 83

There is nothing this kid loves more on a hot summer day than to have the windows down and to chew on a plastic bottle. I thought his hair looks like a toupee :)

Day 82

Wylie has navigated his first set of stairs. It was absolutely nothing to him, but I thought it was pretty exciting. There were just two steps, so I'm not sure how he would do on a whole flight of steps.

Day 81

Aaron sent me this picture from when he was watching him Saturday night. (We keep the walker on the yoga mat when Wylie is climbing on it because it keeps it from moving). He loves climbing on this and playing with the toys outside, he really doesn't like to be inside of it.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 80

This morning the little dude was climbing on and into everything. Today he figured out how to climb onto the changing table! I was right behind him in case he fell, but he did pretty good figuring it out on his own! Nothing is safe in our home anymore, thankfully we'll be moving to my parents and their house is a little safer!

Day 79

Wednesday night was rough for us. Wylie is up every hour, standing in his crib, screaming. We've tried letting him go to see if he'll fall back asleep, but after 3 nights we've had no luck. I'm doing some research and we'll be trying out some new things. Once I finally got him out of the crib (he had been screaming for his 2nd set of 10 minutes) it took me about an hour to calm him down. He and I laid on the couch and watched TV until he finally fell asleep around 1. He was so peaceful, though, and so I don't want to do the CIO method anymore. He's too cute to get all worked up :)

Day 78

Wylie loves playing with our plastic cups. He blows raspberries into them and he it's the only time he really babbles (I think he likes the echo it makes). It's so cute to hear him and he gets so excited when he sees the cup!

Day 77

In this pic, Wylie was pulling himself up to get out of the pack n' play. He had his feet completely off the bottom! I cannot believe he is so strong, his arms are so tiny!

Day 76

I know you really can't see whats going on in this picture. We have terrible lighting in our home. Aaron and Wylie were playing ball with each other! Aaron would roll the ball to Wylie and he was giggling away when it would get to him (a few times he actually did catch it!) It was so cute to watch :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 75

This is where I have been spending my weekends when I have class. My dear from Rachel (and her hubby) have been very gracious in letting me spend my Friday nights at their house! Rachel and I can talk for hours, so it's nice to have some girl talk. Plus we have watched some good movies!

Day 74

Today's outfit.

Teal, green, and brown necklace: borrowed from mom
Brown tee: Kohl's
Peach cardigan: American Eagle
Skinny Jeans: Old Navy
Teal flats (sorry my shoes don't ever make it in the pic!): Soda brand

Day 73

The Ocean Soother is Wylie's new favorite toy! We used it when he was first born, but then the batteries went dead and only recently put new ones in. Unfortunately it's more of a distraction than something that soothes so we've stopped using it for naps and bedtime. Instead, I use it as a distraction if I need to get a few things done! I imagine this will be what I'll use to get a shower, as the bouncer is really too small for him.

(He has figured out how to turn it on and off, by accident I'm sure, but it's cute to watch him figure it out)

Day 72

The scrunchy face is his new look he gives everyone. I'm not sure what inspires babies to make the faces they do, but they are so gosh darn cute!

Day 71

Standing outside of the crib is the new thing! He's also trying to get his feet up on the bottom rung. I talked to a friend who has a 13 month old, and she said he has never attempted to climb on things (he will pull himself up on the couch, but that's about it). We have a monkey baby :P

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 70

Happy 4th of July! Today Aaron and I took Wylie swimming in a lake. It was my first time in a bathing suit since Wylie's been born, but all was well. Wylie loved floating in the water and splashing around. I imagine he'll love the ocean when we go in a few weeks. I'm so glad we got to spend our day together as a family of 3 :)

Day 69

I wish I could have gotten a pic of my whole outfit today, but it just didn't happen. Today it was very hot out, so I wore my first pair of shorts for the summer and I knotted this purple handkerchief shirt I got from Kohl's. Wylie is in a cutoff onesie from Kohl's too :)

Day 68

I've been trying to get a pic of Wylie crawling, but I haven't had much luck (I might have to post a video one day). He is so funny to watch scurry after a toy. He's still a bit wobbly, but he pretty much has it mastered!

Day 67

I could probably post a new pic everyday of something new Wylie is pulling himself up on. It's so cute to watch :) This was shortly after he had woken up and we were playing in the morning sunshine!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 66

The little munchkin loves eating his toes. Instead of eating his lunch today, he had his feet in his mouth! It's quite cute to watch, but he had food everywhere on his body! I'm amazed at how flexible babies are :)

Day 65

Today's outfit (severely cropped so you cannot see the mess that is my bathroom).

Navy tunic is from American Apparel
Grey leggings are from Walmart (Miley Cyrus' line, woo hoo!)
Belt is thrifted
Awesomeness is all my own!