Emersyn’s 1st Birthday

I can’t believe Emersyn’s birthday has come and gone! I now have a 1 year old little lady.

We had so much fun celebrating Emma yesterday with family. I think she had a lot of fun, I am so thankful that Grant’s parents and sister and my mom and sister were able to come to town and help us celebrate. Emersyn seemed to enjoy all the attention. She also loved all the party decorations, especially the flowers!

I am especially proud of the birthday cake I made for her. After my two children, I’m pretty sure it is the best thing I’ve ever made ;). It was dairy and egg free, and tasted delicious! I will post her 1 year update soon, but for now here are a few pictures from her party!

 

 

Back again. Again.

Everyone goes through phases in life.

These past few months have been a hard season for me. It has been a very long winter. I’ve experienced the “winter blues” more than I ever have before, but that is something to talk about in its own post. Today, I’m just here to say that I am back to blogging again! Thank you for everyone who has continued to follow me on my other social media! I’m excited to start this process again and bring in some fresh new things for Spring!

Here is to some happy blogging!

Emersyn Update

Well, I fell of the blogging world again. I go through phases where posting comes easily, and then life happens and I drop the ball. So today I’m doing Emersyn’s 6, 7, and 8 month update!

Emersyn is 8 months old as of 3 days ago. She is army crawling, eating some solids, and saying mama! She is still waking up 3 times a night to nurse, which has not been my favorite thing, but she always goes right back to sleep on her own once she is done- which makes it bearable. Emersyn loves crawling around and exploring- she especially loves when we have play time in brothers room and she can have free reign of all the toys! Over all, she is a very happy and chatty baby! She loves when people talk to her and she will usually try and talk back. Its easier taking her places than staying home all day, which is not how it was with Randsom! I love seeing all the small differences between my kids.

So here are some pictures from month 8, 7, and 6!

Love,

Mommy Little

 

Changes: Blog About What You Love

Confession time.

I don’t always love blogging.

There I said it. Sometimes it feels like I’m trying to push out content that others will love, instead of writing about what I truly enjoy. I love the community that I have found here in the blogging world, but I feel like my best connections are on Instagram and not my blog. And honestly, I’m feeling burnt out.

So from here on out- I will be making a few changes to my blog. I will be posting everything from my usual “mom” posts and family updates, to fashion and beauty. I have lots of interests and I want my blog to showcase that. I hope you will stay with me as I try to figure this all out.

As always,

Mommy Little

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One Year Update

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As of August 4th, we have been living in Washington for 1 year! Time seems to have flown by, and also dragged on all at the same time. I still remember crying my eyes out as I hugged my family goodbye before we left. I didn’t talk the whole first hour of our drive and I was sick to my stomach… but that last part was probably because I was pregnant and hadn’t realized it yet ;).

I thought it would be appropriate to give a family update, one year into our adventure. A lot has changed, and thankfully some things have stayed the same.

The biggest change has been adding a new member to our family! This last year I was pregnant while adjusting to our move. It was really hard being away from my family (especially my mom) while I was sick. I was afraid that my pregnancy would have complications like my last did, and I felt so alone. There were some hard days, and a few set backs (like having to have another c-section) but thankfully everything worked out, and Emersyn Claire is such a joy in our lives! I still can’t believe that she is here, and that just one year ago we weren’t even expecting her presence!

The second biggest adjustment was adjusting to how busy Grant was (and is!). I knew going into this that Grant would have to work hard, but it didn’t dawn on me just how hard it would be for me. Most days, Grant was at school (either in class, or studying) from 7 in the morning until 8 or 9 and night. Sometimes he would stop home for dinner, but he always left quickly to get back to studying. Randsom and I both missed him, and honestly I know it will be even harder when school starts again this year. Thankfully, Grant is loving school, so that makes it easier to get through the long days without him. I know that 3 years from now I will be writing about his graduation, and it will all have been worth it. Going into this next year, my expectations will be more managed, and I will have two kids to fill the lonely days.

We became members at our church this year, and we are slowly getting more and more connected. I’m thankful to be surrounded by such a strong community of believers! We have met so many great people, and I’m blessed to have made a few mommy friends. I can’t wait to start Bible Study again in the fall and reconnect after a summer away.

I am loving our home here, we are so blessed to be in a house and not an apartment. I’ve enjoyed decorating with the knowledge that things will stay for a few years. I’ve never been motivated to hang pictures or truly decorate before because we moved so many times. I’m excited to share some of my projects with you guys! I’ve already shared Randsom’s bedroom, which I LOVE. Our neighborhood is also wonderful, I love living a few blocks from an amazing park with a beautiful lake. We have really enjoyed the small town feel, and also the amazing local farmers market every weekend. Overall, Washington is really starting to grow on me. It will never be “home”, but it holds a special place in my heart. I even miss it a little bit when we travel.

I can’t wait to see what this next year brings!

Blessings,
Mommy Little

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4 Reasons My 4 Month Old Won’t Sleep

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If you read my 4 month update for Emersyn, you would know that she hasn’t been the greatest sleeper as of late. Every night she wakes anywhere from 3 to 6 times… And that’s only between my bed time hours of 10 and 6.

Some nights I can handle the constant wakings… Other nights I cry as much as she does. Mama needs some sleep, ladies! So I thought I would share the top 4 reasons why I think Emersyn has woken up this week…


Someone slammed a door or was talking too loud. And by someone, I mean my 3 year old who likes to run to baby’s room and “check” on her when I’m not looking. This usually happens while I’m in the bathroom, go figure. Guess I should never pee again. But I’d have to give up all the coffee… And that’s just not an option.

Baby is gassy. This girl does some serious tooting, and it’s always a huge effort. Grunting, wailing, and waking from a dead sleep because the air needs out. I do what I can, like burping several times during feelings, and bicycling her legs… But it always seems to happen at night.

Baby knows I just got all snuggled under my covers. After spending the last 2 hours nursing, rocking, and singing I was finally able to lay her down without waking her up. I am just dozing off and she gets “the feeling”. She knows that I’m comfortable. She knows I’m not thinking about her. She knows I am ready to sleep. So she MUST wake up. Just in case I miss her. She is always looking out for me like that.

She thinks we might be doing something fun without her. I think she has FOMO. Apparently, in her mind, exciting things happen at night that she needs to be awake for them. Nothing is better than a wide eyed baby at 2:30 in the morning. She always makes sure to be extra cute and giggly so that I don’t completely lose my mind.


And those are the reasons my baby isn’t sleeping. I know this is just a phase, and 13 years from now I will be dragging her out of bed because she is sleeping in too late again… And let me tell you, I will enjoy every second of that sweet revenge.

I need a nap,

Mommy Little

Emersyn Claire: 4 Months

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This last month has been a roller coaster ride!
At least for me. I’m sure Emma feels great.
She is a drooling machine lately, I really think she is working on some teeth! Nothing has popped through yet, but I hope they do soon because girlfriend is cranky. She is waking up a lot at night again as well. These last few nights she has been up every. single. hour. I try nurse her and put her back to sleep, but usually she isn’t having it and just wants to be held. I’m hoping this ends once the teeth come in.

During the day she is a pretty happy girl as long as someone is talking to her or she is being held. She loves her face to face time, and I always get big smiles when I sing to her. She is rolling from tummy to back, and is SO close to rolling from back to tummy! She also scoots around in circles if she is on her play mat. I feel like she is a lot more active than Randsom was at this age. She keeps me busy and I love her to death!

Stats-

Weight: 16 pounds and 6 ounces which is 90th percentile.

Height: 27″ which is 98tn percentile!

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Can’t wait to see what next month brings!

Blessings,
Mommy Little

25 Thoughts on 25 Years

Guys. I turned 25 at the end of July and I can hardly believe it!

I have been alive for a quarter of a century (sounds older now, doesn’t it?)

I’m at the point in my life where I’m supposed to be an adult, and I don’t even know how I got here. Some days I still think I’m 17- I definitely feel 17 most days. So just for fun, I wanted to share 25 thoughts on being 25!

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  1. I’m a quarter of a century. I know I said that earlier… but seriously. Think about that for a second.
  2. I have been married for 4 years!
  3. I have 2 beautiful children. I never would have guessed I’d be a mommy of two by the time I was 25!
  4. Drinking coffee is no longer for fun, is a necessity.
  5. I wear my hair in a “mom bun” a lot more than I am proud of. I guess two kids will do that to you.
  6. Putting on real clothes is a lot of work. I love my sweat pants. And they love me.
  7. I pull all nighters, but not for fun anymore. Kids will do that to you.
  8. I’ve gained some weight, and it isn’t the end of the world. I was so worried about my weight growing up, now I’m worried about what my kid just ate off the floor.
  9. I have gained a deep appreciation for area rugs. They really make a space feel like home.
  10. I don’t always need to wear makeup. Who has time for that?
  11. I NEED alone time. Even if its just for a few minutes hiding in the bathroom. Having some peace and quiet.
  12. My mom is one of my best friends, I wish I wouldn’t have appreciated her more when I was living at home.
  13. Highschool friendships really can last a life time.
  14. Changing lighbulds is not my strong point. I haven’t seen whats really in my closet in almost a month….
  15. I didn’t like to cook when I was 20. I still don’t like to cook at 25… I was hoping this would change. So was my husband.
  16. Sometimes I have to say no to fun things, because I just can’t cope. And that is OK. I don’t always have to make it to the play group or Bible study. Sometimes I just need to stay home, in my pajamas and mom bun.
  17. Pay your bills. On time. All the time. It will affect your credit and someday you will want to buy a house and it will matter.
  18. Sometimes I like to trick my 3 year old into coloring, so that I can pull out my grownup coloring book and join him.
  19. Birthdays get less exciting every year. And less people remember them.
  20. I love shopping online. I used to be scared to order things without trying them on… now I’m more scared to take my kids into a store…. let alone a tiny dressing room.
  21. Flying still freaks me out. Another thing I was hoping would change.
  22. I like nice things. I don’t need a lot of things, just a few really nice things.
  23. I LOVE naps. Like, I really love them. Especially when my kids take them.
  24. It’s not all about me. Wait, what? My husband and my family come first, and I’m not always great at that but I am realizing it more and more as I get older.
  25. Being 25 does not make me feel like an adult. Waking up and realizing I’m a wife and a mom is still so crazy to me!

 

Here is to another year, I know it will hold more than I can imagine. I can’t wait to see what God had planned for me.

Blessings,
Mommy Little