August 30, 2014


couple snapshots of our backyard. it's gorgeous during the summer months. grew my first set of vegetables this year, quite proud of myself. and excited for my small target pillow finds to spruce up my little patio set. and of course, it wouldn't be complete without a portrait of Harlee. :)

August 26, 2014

five months

every month, i have to keep pinching myself. 5 months now. this little man has such character now. those dimpled smiles and giggles get me every time. he loves his hands and has just recently found his thumb. oh uh! he doesn't take a pacifier at all, it doesn't hold his interest. but he loves to lay on his mat and grab for the hanging toys. he's got a good grip on them too.

we still haven't rolled over all the way, but he did once to his side. doesn't like to use his arms during tummy time and barely lifts his head in the air. he does enjoy sitting in his bumbo seat or propped up on the couch. doesn't like to sit still and would rather be carried around so he can see what's all going on.

my favorite thing to do with him, is to bring him to a mirror. the second he sees my face and his, he gets the biggest smile. i love it. he still sleeps for about 10-11 hours a night. From 8:00 to 6:00am. this girl doesn't even need an alarm clock, because i'll wait up to him babbling almost like he's saying "momma, it's morning, wake up!" listening to him "talk" is so fun. we will have  minute long "conversations" back and forth daily. i can't wait to see those babbles turn into full words. then there's no stopping him.

we still eat 4 ounces every 3 hours, but take a good long nap in the late afternoon for 3-4 hours, and then a large 6 ounce bottle just before bed. once he's able to sit up a little better, we can introduce rice cereal. crazy thought of this little one eating solids soon, but i know it will happen before he's 6 months old.

at his 4 month appointment, he weighed in at 13 and a half pounds, and is above the 50th percentile for a 4 month old. pretty good for being 2 months preemie, he's catching up to all the other 4 month-ers. i have put away his 0-3 month and 3 month clothing. brought out the 6 and 6-9 month stuff. i have so much fun dressing him up in all the clothes i thrifted. if you follow me on instagram (blacklittlebutton), you can see those outfits.

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