no one has the right to be cruel

Life is crazy sometimes.  I have a million and one thoughts swirling around in my head, and I’m not quite sure how to articulate them right now, but I came across a quote that struck a chord with me.

don't be cruel

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry… but that never gives me the right to be cruel.

Amen.

That goes for everybody.  No one has the right to be cruel.  Ever.

If only it were that simple.  If only it were that easy.

Words can be cruel.  Actions can be cruel.

So what can we do when the cruelty of the world rears its ugly head?  Look within yourself and find love.  Surround yourself with the people who love you, the people who are kind to you, and the people who support you.  Find the strength within to be stronger than the cruelty on the outside.

find the strength within

I truly believe everything in life happens for a reason.  We may not always know what that reason is at the time, or ever, but I do think everything happens for a reason.

Case in point: Last night was a hard night for me for several reasons.  I posted a #throwbackthursday picture on Instagram of me and my great-grandparents from 1989.

Rose & Joe

I wrote, “My angels watching over me and William from above… Using and needing their strength and love today.”  My Great – Grandma Rose and Grandpa Joe have been my angels for over fifteen years now, but I still miss them dearly.  I take comfort in the fact that I know they are watching from above.  I take comfort in the fact that baby William gets to grow up with his great-grandparents and we get to spend so much time with them, listening, learning, and loving.

Around the same time I posted this picture, I received a notification that Annette had tagged me in one of Chelsey’s Instagram pictures.  It was a quote that read:

Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled.  They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.  -Sharon Jaynes

Good timing during a hard night.  Like I said, everything happens for a reason.

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William agrees.  He’s like, “Yeah, dude.”

Lessons learned from today’s post:

  • No one has the right to be cruel.
  • Find the strength within.
  • Never give up.
  • Be kind.

As we head into the weekend, maybe make an extra effort to be extra kind to everyone around you.  Those you know and strangers alike.  We all know the world can use more kindness, less cruelty, and lots more love.

Have a good weekend. Be kind. Show love. xo

How can you reverse the effects of cruelty?

What does the fox say?

Remember when my sister Stephanie turned William into a fox when he was just a tiny newborn baby?  Well that little fox isn’t so little anymore.

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His fox hat almost doesn’t fit!  Still cute as ever though.  Obviously.

Let’s do a quick #throwbackthursday photo and take a look at just how small he once was:

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SQUEAL!  Or, wait… what does the fox say? ;-)

This week is/was Parent – Teacher conference week at school, so I’m pretty wiped.  I’ve got just two more today, and I’m finished.  Early mornings, late afternoons, and lots of talking.  Tomorrow is Friday, oh yes! Today we’re keeping things light and simple over here since that’s all my brain can handle right now.  A few photos from the week:

Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

My sister watched William a few days ago, and of course the day began with pictures.  First, in his fox hat, then she put him in “real” clothes.  (Sometimes I just don’t see the point in changing babies out of their sleepers.  I mean, I’d stay in my pajamas all day if I could!)  But he does look darn cute and way too grown up (ok, older) in them:

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must.be.touching.baby.william.at.all.times.

Sometimes I wonder if Audrey is not sure whether she’s William’s mom, sister, or cousin as she plays all roles with him.

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It doesn’t matter what she is, really.  They’re family, and that’s what counts.

My other nephew, Jackson, slept over earlier in the week.

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I was proud to get us all up, fed, dressed, where we needed to go, and still make it to school in time for an 8:00 a.m. conference.

Despite all the busyness of life, there’s still time to smile.  There’s always time to smile and be happy.  Especially when I wake up to this face every morning:

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Are you close with your family?

Skoop A-Game Information

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Skoop A-Game.

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I recently became an affiliate for Skoop.  This means that if you click on the links in this post and purchase something, I do make a small profit from those sales. (Thank you!)  This also means that I spend my own money to buy Skoop products.   (I did receive samples to review, in addition.)  That’s how much I believe in Skoop, and I’m ecstatic about my partnership with them, and can’t wait to teach your about Skoop today.

Today’s post is focused on Skoop A-Game Information.  Skoop does have a few different products, but I’m focusing on the A-Game because that’s my favorite.  All information I’m sharing today comes directly from their website.

So, what’s all the hype about Skoop A-Game?  It’s a HUGE dose of healthy.  Does this mean it replaces all your healthy foods? Of course not.  I still believe in nourishing your body with whole foods.  Skoop A-Game is a boost of nutrition to supplement vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, and antioxidants that you may be missing.

Skoop A-Game is a powder of super nutrition.  Let me explain:

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Skoop A-Game Information

~ everybody deserves super nutrition ~ 

What’s in Skoop A-Game?

  • Vegetables: broccoli, carrot, spinach, parsley, beet, and kale
  • Greens: barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, and chlorella
  • Superfruits: apple, blueberry, pomegranate, goji berries, acai, and cranberry
  • Adaptogens: astragalus, reishi, cordyceps, and rhodiola
  • Fibers: flax seed, chia seed, and gum acacia
  • Probiotics: L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. casei, and L. rhamnosus
  • Antioxidants: quercetin, white tea leaf, rosemary, green tea leaf, and grape skin

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Why fiber?

  • Fiber’s job is to help support your heart and metabolic health, and to promote a healthy inflammatory response.  Fiber rocks!

Your body is a race car.

  • Carbs, proteins, and fats are fuel to your body, while micro- and phytonutrients act as oil.  To run optimally, you need both.  Start every day with the right stuff in your tank – and floor it!

Why eat grass?

  • Our Wheat Grass and Barley Grass provide you with 90% of the amino acid building blocks that muscle building proteins rely on.

Why broccoli gets such good PR:

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What’s an adaptogen?

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What are the flavors?

  • SWEETGREENS: Goji berries and blueberries, sweetened with organic honey and a hint of stevia
  • CHOCOFRESH: Greens and cocoa, sweetened with organic honey and a touch of stevia

One Skoop provides:

  • 50 calories
  • 0.5 grams of fat
  • 10 grams of carbohydrates
  • 5 grams of dietary fiber
  • 10 servings of veggies

Other information:

  • Fire Fighters: ORAC-rich superfoods promote a healthy inflammation response.
  • Clean: Proudly made with all organic vegetables.
  • GMO Free: Made without Genetically Modified Organisms.

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TWICE!

We had a great weekend over here, and I hope you all did, too!  Weekends are always fabulous, but even more so when William is healthy, I’m productive, and TWICE I got to go to a workout class.  That’s right, TWICE!  I treated myself to a workout both days, and it was faaaaantastic!  More on that in a second; let’s back up since today is Monday, so I’m linking up for Marvelous in my Monday and Weekend Snapshots.

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Always making my soul happy with this little baby.  Although he’s not so little anymore!  Doesn’t that Polo make him look super old?  That Polo was my nephew Jacob’s, and when William wears it, he looks so much like Jacob did when he was little.  I’ll have to do a side by side picture to compare the two.

Speaking of Jacob… he turned six last week and my sister threw him a surprise birthday party with our family.  Apparently he had been asking for one, so that’s what he got!

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Family is the best.  He had his party with friends over the weekend, so Audrey stayed the night on Saturday night, which, of course, we loved.  There was baking, playing, singing, and more.  I take about a million videos when she interacts with William because, seriously, it’s the most hilarious thing ever.  She alternates between acting like she’s fifteen and taking care of him and then the three year old that she is and gets mad when he takes her toys or won’t share with her.

But she doesn’t really get mad at him.  I mean, how could she?

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On Saturday, I took a hot yoga class at Yoga Six.  I love bikram yoga, and while this wasn’t bikram, it was still awesome.  It was fast paced, and I was dripping with sweat by the end.  Literally, dripping.  Not only did it give me a good stretch, but it was also a killer workout as my muscles could feel it later that day.  I’ll definitely be back.

After my hot yoga class, I ventured to Whole Foods where I picked up two bottles of this Suja green juice for five bucks!  Juice, especially Suja, is usually pretty pricey, so I was stoked to find this deal.  The King of Greens juice contains apple, celery, cucumber, kale, collards, lemon, ginger, spinach, chlorella, and spirulina.

suja juice

Very refreshing after hot yoga!

On Sunday, I attended my third Bar Method class.  I went with my cousin Becca, and we both agreed the class was challenging.  Those tiny movements sure do burn!  It was fun to catch up and have a workout buddy.  Catching up with friends while working out is the best.  I would much rather take a fitness class with a friend rather than grab coffee or lunch.  Best of both worlds when you combine friends with working out!

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My whole body was sore by late Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.  It was sore in the best way, as it’s been a long time since I’ve done two consecutive days of hard workout classes.  LOVE!  Big thanks to Class Pass for making it so easy to find and take classes at studios I’m unfamiliar with.  I only have one week left of my membership, so hopefully I can take two more classes next weekend, too!

Little man has been working out, too.  Ok, not working out, but moving his little body and practicing his moves… especially his STANDING!

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Happy standing BIG baby!

How did you workout this weekend?

make your soul happy

On one of the many days that my sister Stephanie watched baby William, she took him and Audrey to a place where you can paint pottery.  She put William’s hand print on a mug, and added the quote:

Take time to do what makes your soul happy.

And that got me thinking. What makes my soul happy?  Well, that’s easy.

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William makes me so incredibly happy.  Even when events unfold in life that are unexplainable or happen without a reasonable explanation, I am happy because of William.

So what else makes my soul happy?  After I pondered this question, I decided there are a few factors that truly make my soul happy, and I’m betting others can relate, as it’s a fairly simple formula for life.

How to Make Your Soul Happy

  • Love Your Family – they will be there, no matter what, and love you unconditionally
  • Surround Yourself With Friends – choose wisely; true friends are priceless
  • Move Your Body – strengthen your muscles, relax your mind, relieve stress
  • Get Enough Sleep – a necessity for life
  • Fuel Yourself Right - with mostly healthy foods and plenty of water

Above all else, find that healthy balance, and love yourself.

What makes your soul happy?

treat yourself to a workout

~ treat yourself to a workout ~

What do you think of that phrase?  What would you treat yourself to?  A workout?  Can a workout be a treat?  Let me explain my thoughts.  Simply put: YES!

My time is limited.  I work full-time and I have a very active ten month old baby.  When do I have time to workout?  When he sleeps?  In the morning?  In the evening?  What about all of my other obligations?  The house, laundry, cooking, cleaning, the list goes on.  You get my point.  I’m busy.  I’m not trying to toot my own horn; I know a lot of you out there are crazy busy, too.  Even if you’re not slammed every minute of every day, you can still treat yourself to a workout.

I used to workout on an almost daily basis.  I loved it.  I loved everything about it.  I loved challenging myself, getting stronger, improving my flexibility, running faster.  I loved how it made me feel, both during my workout and after.  While working out is not as big of a priority now as it once was, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have the desire.  The desire is there, the time is not.

Most weekends are pretty laid back.  However, if and when I do have someone watch William for just a couple of hours, I treat myself to a workout.

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Most recently, I attended another Bar Method class.  Since it’s a rarity that I actually do have a couple of hours to myself, I choose my activity wisely.  Sure, there are tasks I could get caught up on, and there are some things that I would like to do (get a manicure, pedicure, and massage, specifically).  However, treating myself to a workout provides numerous benefits.

Long term, it’s better for my health.  It makes me happy.  (Exercise gives you endorphins.  Endorphins make you happy.  Name that movie!)  While I do short workouts at home, nothing can compare to a solid sweat session.

Thanks to Class Pass, I am having fun trying new studios and different workout classes.  This weekend, I’m signed up for a yoga class in a heated room.  Recap to follow.

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My workout essentials for the day included my aluminum Class Pass water bottle, which I actually love a lot more than I thought I would.  I normally drink out of plastic water bottles (which I don’t ever love using plastic), but aluminum keeps the water so cold!  The new Detour Simple Salted Caramel Cookie Dough protein bar is fantastic.  With 20 grams of protein, it’s an awesome post-workout snack.  And I’m actually using my MizzFit socks as they’re intended instead of just bumming around the house!

Class Pass has it right with their motto:

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// be active // be happy // be you //

So true.

How do you treat yourself?

d’Lish GIVEAWAY (closed)

Oh hey there!  Missed ya yesterday because some handsome little man decided to take an hour and a half to get to sleep on Monday evening.  By the time he finally went down, this momma headed to bed herself.  Sleep > blogging.  True story.  Last night was considerably shorter (yay!), which I’m happy about because it means I get to come here and tell you about some tasty food I’ve been eating lately.  So here we go:

Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Pancake in Honor of Valentine’s Day 

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In the mix for the pancake: Love Grown Foods super oats with quinoa and chia, two eggs, flax seed, cinnamon, milk, and baking powder.  For the topping I microwaved frozen strawberries with a little water, mashed them up, mixed in Mamma Chia seeds, and let it sit to thicken up.  I slathered coconut oil on my pancake, topped it with this strawberry mixture, and then drizzled syrup on top.  It was fantastic.

Lunch: Chicken, Sugar Snap Peas, Orange, and Babybel Cheese

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My mom made the chicken and sent me home with a couple.  She makes the best baked breaded chicken.  I steamed a bag of sugar snap peas, and every time I do, I am reminded just how much I love them.  I think they are a very underrated vegetable.  I seriously love them.  I made them in the morning as I was getting my lunch together, and kept eating them.  It was seven o’clock in the morning, and I hadn’t even had breakfast yet!  I literally eat the whole bag in one sitting.  My grandma gave me a few Babybel cheeses, and the white cheddar flavor definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Yes, my family always gives me a lot of food.  I guess they know how much I like to eat. :)  Dinner was courtesy of my sister.

Dinner: Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches and Asparagus

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There is a little dollar roll underneath all that meat.  I went back for seconds.  Jacob, my nephew, couldn’t believe how much he liked the sandwiches, too.  I feel like everyone loves barbecue chicken sandwiches.

Dessert: Hot Chocolate and Special K Brownies

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The Special K brownies are supposed to be a healthy snack because they are pre-portioned in reasonable 80 calorie sizes.  However, after taking so long to get William to sleep, I needed a major chocolate fix.  So I had two.  And some hot cocoa.

Snacks: NuGo Fiber d’Lish Apple Cobbler Bar

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You might have seen that Gnu Foods FiberLove was recently acquired by NuGo Nutrition, and renamed NuGo Fiber d’Lish.  Same great bars, same great taste, same great flavors, same great fiber, just a new name.  These are honestly the best fiber bars I’ve ever had.  They’re so soft and chewy and the flavors are amazing.  Quick facts:

  • Entirely natural
  • Heart healthy
  • Promotes natural regularity with 12 grams of fiber per bar (48% of your daily needs!)
  • Only 140 calories per bar
  • Contains 6 grains and seeds
  • No trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils
  • Soy free
  • Vegan friendly
  • Flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, Banana Walnut, Blueberry Cobbler, Orange Cranberry, Blondie Bar, Apple Cobbler, Coconut Macaroon, and Carrot Cake

And now, to help spread the word about their new name, NuGo Fiber d’Lish wants to send TWO of you a box with 16 bars of your favorite flavor!

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To enter the giveaway, visit NuGo Fiber d’Lish and comment on this post with which flavor sounds best to you (mandatory).  For additional optional entries:

Be sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for each entry. This giveaway will be open until Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 8:00 pm CST. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, February 20th, 2015.  CLOSED!

Congratulations to #14 Maggie and #46 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet! We will be in touch to get your flavor of choice shipped out! Enjoy!

Disclaimer: NuGo Fiber d’Lish sent me a box of bars, free of charge.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Valentines

This guy.

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I mean seriously, right?!  I may have texted this picture with the words, “be mine!” to a few of his girlfriends on Valentine’s Day.  Such a stud!

Sadly, he became pretty congested over the weekend. That plus his active gag reflex made for some pretty nasty scenes.  Like throwing up in his crib, all over his room, in the kitchen, in his car seat, repeat several different times.  He has a lot of drainage going on which is hitting his gag reflex and causing him to cough and vomit. We had to cancel a play date today just in case he’s contagious because I definitely don’t want to be that mom that brings her sick baby around other babies.

I’m so thankful for my amazing family who is always there to lend a helping hand.  My grandma did my laundry (yes, did my laundry) and helped me put clean bed sheets on yesterday.  We had dinner at my parents’ last night, and just a few minutes into the car ride home, I could hear William throwing up.  I pulled over, made sure he was ok, and then turned around back to my parents’ house.  My dad cleaned his car seat (those are so annoying and so gross to clean!) while my mom bathed William and changed his clothes.  Seriously, best family ever.  Could I have done it all?  Of course, but it sure is nice to take a break when you’re used to doing it all, all the time.  And so very much appreciated.

Before William started feeling ill, I went on a very special shopping trip.

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Audrey, my niece, my mini-me – we were totally digging the fake glasses!

My sister, mom, and I (and baby William!) took Audrey to get her ears pierced!  She’s been asking for awhile now, and Valentine’s Day was the lucky day!  They pierced both at the same time, thank goodness, because she was screaming crying after, and my sister and I both shed some tears, too, at the sight.  My mom does what she always does, and came to the rescue.  Carousal rides and cookies were the perfect fix.

Other than that, it was a pretty low-key weekend.  Flowers were delivered, chocolate was eaten, and we actually got some sleep!  I have the day off today, too, which is great!

What did you do on Valentine’s Day?  How old were you when you got your ears pierced?  I was five for my first hole, and seven for my second.

Linking up with Katie and Erin.

How to Get Children to Eat Beans

How do you get children to eat beans?  Better yet, how do you get children to eat beans for breakfast?  Seriously!  I did it, and I’ll share the secret with you.  Are you ready?

TRICK ‘EM!

For real.

Children are very easily influenced, for better or for worse.  I see it with my students and I see it with my niece and nephew all the time.  Let me explain how to positively influence kids (aka trick ‘em), so they eat beans for breakfast.

I told my class of fourth graders that I had a special Valentine’s Day treat for them, but I wanted to take a survey on which flavor they liked better: strawberry or chocolate.  Right away, they already started thinking about their flavor preference. They weren’t thinking about if they would like the food or not.  Because of how I had phrased the question, they were assuming they would like the food, and would have to decide which flavor they liked the best.

So they tasted the strawberry…

poweros strawberry

And then the chocolate…

poweros chocolate

The marked their vote on our SMARTboard, and kept cheering for “their flavor” to “win.”  (Strawberry won.  My fav, too!  Smart kids.)  After the voting, I spilled the beans.  (<– see what I did there? haha)  I told them that the cereal was made with BEANS!  Navy, lentil, and garbanzo beans, to be exact.

BEANS FOR BREAKFAST?!  Beans for breakfast, friends.

You see, Love Grown Foods is very passionate about educating kids how to properly fuel their bodies with healthy foods.  They focus on:

  • Why breakfast is so important;
  • Why you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in your food;
  • Why whole grains, fiber, and good fats are essential to a healthy diet

They even have some great printables to “exercise your brain!”  Earlier in the week, students completed the Love Grown Foods word search.  Later in the day, we did the crossword puzzle together.  It prompted a discussion on many topics related to healthy eating, and it echoed what I tell them all the time: Breakfast is the most important meal.

Fast forward to yesterday, the day where we passed out Valentines.  As a Love Grown Foods LOVE Ambassador, I reached out to Maddy, the founder of LGF, and asked if they could help me distribute a different kind of Valentine this year.  Instead of the typical chocolate or candy (the kids get enough of that from their peers), the each received a special box of LOVE.

lgf poweros

LGF also sent “beans for breakfast” pins which my students thought were the coolest things ever.  And because I’m a teacher, I gave them heart-themed pencils.

That is how you get kids to eat beans for breakfast!

Big thanks to Love Grown Foods for spreading LOVE to my students!

How did you decorate your box to collect Valentine’s Day cards in school?  My mom is very creative and always helped us making elaborate containers!

10 month old baby William

Somebody turned ten months old on Tuesday…

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Baby’s got style!  Tank top and tube socks?  Oh, yes!

Here’s baby William’s ten month update:

Height & Weight: 20 pounds 0.5 ounces and not sure about his height.

Eating: Loving Earth’s Best foods, especially their oatmeal that he still gets twice a day.  Other favorites include carrots, sweet potatoes, avocado, banana, turkey, and yogurt.  William eats puffs, and I try to give him finger food to practice feeding himself. However, he still doesn’t really chew because he’s used to purees, so sometimes chunks of food get caught in his throat and he ends up throwing up a lot thanks to his active gag reflex.  I have learned to let him practice feeding himself before his oatmeal and fruit / vegetable because if he does throw up, at least it’s a bit less than after his full meal.

Sleeping (naps): Same as last month –> Our goal is to have three 45-minute naps a day (or three sleep cycles).  Ideally, he would take one 45-minute nap and one hour and a half nap (two sleep cycles back to back), but that rarely happens at day care – usually three naps which is fine.

Check out my Beginning to Sleep Train a Baby post where I explain in more detail about sleep cycles and naps.

Sleeping (at night): The last week has not been so great, honestly.  I think William’s teething (again), and he’s a little bit congested, so the combination has been rough on both of us. He’s been having more difficulty going to sleep. I’ve always rocked him to sleep (I know, I know…) but usually transferring him to the crib is fine.  Lately, not so much.  He screams when I put him down, even if he was asleep.  Then sometimes he’s wide awake after.  A couple of nights ago he went through multiple cycles of this and I could not keep him asleep in his crib at all.  Literally, over an hour later, I needed a breather, so I safely left him in his crib and stood outside his door taking deep breaths just for two minutes. Well, sure enough, because he was fussing…. he threw up all over his crib.  Oy.  Big thanks to my momma for coming to my rescue, washing the sheets and bumpers, and letting me get some much-needed sleep!

Clothing: Mostly twelve month clothing, but he can still fit into some nine month items.

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Clothes?!  What clothes?!

New this month: William has figured out where his milk comes from… He literally lunges at my chest when he’s hungry… or just wants to play lol.  He waves and claps all the time and just started giving high fives.  He especially loves to clap when we say, “Yaaaay!”  William has been pulling up more and more, especially in his crib. New this month has been crawling while holding items.  Sometimes I wonder if it’s just an accident that he’s still holding it while he’s crawling or if he really wants to move the toy there.  He also loves banging things together and opening and closing his hands.

William likes: Chasing our dog Zoey though she wants nothing to do with him. Opening cabinets.  Smiling and laughing.  Watching people throw things in the air.  Playing with his cousins Jackson, Jacob, and Audrey. They have him in stitches belly laughing! Trying to grab the water during bath time.  Singing.  So much singing. Throwing his binkies, toys, or food and then looking down to find it. Music.

William dislikes: Teething and getting the snot sucked out of him when he’s congested, though I suppose nobody would really like either of those things.

But mostly…

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…happiest baby ever!