Monday, August 25, 2014

wilder in 2014: week 34

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every night before bed, after i nurse him, wilder gives me the deepest hugs. he likes to grip both sides of my head in his tiny little hands and press his face into mine and really smoosh his hands into my hair. i like it too. ;) sometimes these hugs just go on and on, and i wish they would never end. they are my favorite part of bedtime, and i feel so lucky to be the recipient of all this love.

will you stay like this forever my wileybear?



Thursday, August 21, 2014

wilder in 2014: week 33

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last week wilder got to partake in one of his other favorite activities, aka terrorizing lars. i think lars is warming up to him;) although he obviously doesn't appreciate having his tail stepped on. i couldn't resist adding in some of my other favorites from this little photo shoot of this boy and his dog. aren't they cute together?

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doesn't it look like they've been caught in a compromising situation? haha!
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lars' nose is wrinkled slightly but i promise it's all in play. he really loves wilder ;)
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this is my favorite monkey of all time.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

wilder in 2014: week 32

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last week we visited the farm of friends of ours in Athens, Georgia. they have a garden, free-range chickens (as you can see), 2 pigs and a lot of dogs and cats. plus, 2 turtles. and they're getting goats too, soon. it's a new farm, so they will probably have double that amount by next year, who knows! ;) we had a good time checking out all their animals and land. wilder loved roaming free and picking up big, sharp tools, to his mama's everlasting anxiety attacks. i will say one thing about this kid though and that is that he doesn't get too close to the animals. it's like he knows they are not to be messed with, so that keeps me breathing easier at least. the chickens he did not know what to do with. the dogs he completely ignored. but the hoe! that is another matter. haha. i told them i would send him back to help work the farm when he gets bigger. doesn't he just look like he's in his element?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

wilder in 2014: week 31

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last week we met some friends at the Botanical Garden for an afternoon of petting bunnies, walking on the lawn and eating popcorn and watermelon. fun was had by all, especially by this little dude who didn't slow down for one second. he was much more interested in power walking than in the petting zoo, haha.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

wilder in 2014: week 29

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this photo! is one of my all-time favorites of this series. i just adore his little face (and those feet!!), cuddled up with papa on our beach vacation. there is nearly nothing better than watching your babies with your man. i love this cuddle, small, squishy stage when i can still bundle him up in a ball in my arms. i love it so much.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

wilder in 2014: week 28

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i guess all this catch up is going to be slow going. i forgot i still haven't posted last week's photo! i'm skipping week 27, because i figure our baby announcement photo can double as a weekly wilder. kapish? the good news is that there's only one other missed photo, so we're almost done, which i'm sure is a huge relief because aren't you just so bored of them? ;)

wilder = i told you he liked red fruit. he looks like a blood-covered vampire baby whenever he eats cherries, which is often these days. if you could only see his crazy eyes when i'm pitting those cherries for him. give them to me!!! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

16 week baby bump (#2)


so here is my very much 16-weeks-pregnant baby bump, although this dress is magical, so you really can't tell that i already look way more pregnant compared to my first pregnancy. that's normal, i hear, but still alarming when suddenly all of your clothes don't fit anymore and you're barely out of first trimester! i bought very few maternity clothes last time, because it took forever for that baby to show, but this time i don't think that's going to fly. good thing i had this dress in the back of my closet. it didn't really fit pre-pregnancy size, but i couldn't get rid of it, because it's such a happy color. and turns out, it's magical, too, so that worked out.

technically i will be 17 weeks tomorrow, and this photo is from last saturday, so in all honesty, that bump has probably doubled in size. i'm choosing to see this as a good thing, because that means that i look legitimately pregnant and not just like i had one too many chicken biscuits (which is also true. neither of my babies have craved salads or quinoa in utero. what can i say, but darn, right?;).

so apparently we have only 5 months left of pregnancy. when i read that today on my pregnancy app, i was a little shocked, because it seems like it just happened. but then i remembered how sloooowwwllly that second half of pregnancy went by last time, so i'm not too worried.

i've been feeling a little bit back to normal recently, so emotionally, things are really looking up. i'm even excited to be a stay-at-home mom again! and this week, i've been treasuring up all the time i have left with my only child. only 5 more months with just him and me! although i've always, always wanted a big family, and i adore the thought of a huge brood, there is also something kind of sweet and magical about only children, don't you think? the one on one time they get with their parents and vice versa! it's my mission to fully enjoy these last five months of just my toddler and me. we really get a long swell together, so it shouldn't be too hard.