Waylen: 11 Months

ELEVEN MONTHS!!!

The countdown until Waylen’s first birthday is officially on! CRAZY!

This last month Waylen has mastered crawling up the stairs, still pulls himself up on everything, and loves walking along the back of the couch. Seriously though he’ll spend 45 minutes entertaining himself on the couch. Ha he still isn’t walking or standing unassisted (for more then a couple seconds) but I really think it’s because his feet are SO fat. His toes literally curl down to the ground since his feet are so plump lol.

His favorite things this month are the couch, climbing the stairs, banging on my drum side table, crawling from any far away spot in the house to get to the dog bowls, watching the record player, and getting licked by the puppies. He has learned to give kisses (which is pretty much the cutest thing ever,) and loves flipping through all his books.

He still has no teeth but they’re bound to come eventually! I had a dream the other night he went to bed with zero teeth and woke up with 33 ha! Luckily it hasn’t effected his eating and he is still chowing down on everything! This month he loves shrimp cakes, chicken meatballs, healthy muffins, and has also mastered drinking out of a straw!

I cannot wait to see what this next month holds! Now let the party planning begin!

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A Day in the Life: Waylen

Now that I’ve blogged Waylen’s favorite foods, I’m still getting questions about how often and how much he eats so today I’m going to walk you through a day in the life of Waylen! 

Here’s what his typical day looks like: 

  • 6:15 Wake up
  • 6:15-6:30 Nurse 
  • 630-8:00 Dad and baby play time 
  • 8:00-8:15 Breakfast
  • 8:15-9:00 Play
  • 9:00-9:15 Nurse 
  • 9:15-11:00 Nap 
  • 11:00-11:40 Lunch
  • 11:40- 2:00 Play
  • 2:00-2:10 Nurse
  • 2:10-4:00 Nap #2
  • 4:00-4:30 Dinner 
  • 4:30-6:30 Play 
  • 6:30 Nurse & Bedtime Routine 
  • 7 Bedtime

Now below I’ve laid out some sample meals Waylen will eat. These are just estimates of about what he eats at each meal. Remember he’s a PIG so he eats a lot. I allow him to eat as much or as little food he wants so sometimes mealtime lasts an hour and sometimes it’s done in 15 minutes.

Breakfast Option 1: 

  • One entire Protein Waffle 
  • 2 slices of Avocado 

Breakfast Option 2: 

  • Healthy Blueberry Muffin 
  • Full fat Yogurt 
  • 3 Pear slices 

Breakfast Option 3:

  • 2 egg Veggie Omlette 
  • Avocado Slices 

Lunch Option 1: 

  • 1/3 cup left over grilled Mahi Mahi 
  • 5 Roasted Veggie Sticks

Lunch Option 2:

  • 1 Shrimp Pattie 
  • 5 Sweet Potato Sticks

Lunch Option 3:

  • 2 Mini Egg Muffins 
  • 1 “Not Horrible” Pumpkin Muffin 
  • 2 Squash Sticks

Dinner Option 1: 

  • 2 Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 Coconut nom nom 
  • 5 sweet potato sticks 
  • 2 zuchinni sticks 

Dinner Option 2: 

  •  Banza Pasta 
  •  1 Meatball 
  • 3 Steamed broccoli sticks 

Dinner Option 3: 

  • Blackbean Patty
  • 2 Avocado Slices
  • 3 Apple Slices

Remember you can find most of these recipes here on my past blog post! I also just made these Shrimp Patties for Waylen this past week and they were a hit! The only thing I did differently is swop out the mayo for Greek yogurt and skip the salt altogether. 

Hopefully this answers all your questions but if not feel free to message me! Baby Led Weaning has been such a fun and amazing journey for us and I’m SO glad we decided to go this route. He feeds himself and eats seriously everything even though he still has no teeth ha. 

Waylen: 10 Months

We are in double digits, I repeat, WE ARE IN DOUBLE DIGITS!!

Waylen is TEN MONTHS OLD! Like, how did this happen? 


This past month Waylen has really grown up! He has nearly perfected pulling himself up to standing on pretty much everything and babbles more then ever. In addition to mama he now also says dada, dog, and good! He uses his sippy cup like a pro, can also drink out of a normal cup, and has learned to turn the pages in his books!



He LOVES eating and will seriously scarf down adult size meals twice a day. In the next few weeks we will transition to three meals and one less nursing session. These days Waylen is more and more interested in food and less and less interested in me 😭. 


Also he has finally learned to crawl!! He will still Army crawl when he is in a hurry but he is actually finally crawling for real more and more. Mostly when he’s on hard surfaces that he can’t slide on. Ha 


Unfortunately my giggly little babe doesn’t think I’m hilarious anymore ha. Okay, so he still laughs a bunch (multiple times a day) but it’s a lot harder to get him laughing for a picture! He’ll just stare at me like I’m crazy. Which I probably am… I mean, I am making crazy noises, faces, pretending to hiccup/sneeze/ do pretty much anything to get him to laugh. Oh well!


His favorite things this month are eating, drinking from his cup, moving his ball pit, playing fetch with Pickles, pulling all the books off the shelf, door stops, chewing on the media cabinets knobs, and getting into mischief. 


Waylen still isn’t walking yet but he is getting more and more comfortable on his feet! He also had his second cold this month (which he is actually still getting over.) Nothing is sadder then a baby with a runny nose! 

Besides that everything this past month as been great! I can’t believe how fast he is growing up though. Only two short months and we’ll be celebrating his birthday! CRAZY! 

•Aunt Flo•

Alright so here’s my warning, this is a TMI-ish post. If you’re a guy and reading this post, you’ll probably want to skip it, so scroll on my friends ha. I’m about to talk a taboo girly thing that boys tend to shy away from. Like tampons.

Okay. So you’re all gone, right? Last warning! 

Alright then. 

There are so many things I didn’t realize until after I had a baby. Like, I never knew breastfeeding could postpone your cycle. And when I say postpone, I mean I literally can’t remember the last time I had a period ha. I mean I guess I know when, about one month before I got pregnant with Waylen so a longgggg time ago. Now “they” say pretty much anything goes when it comes to getting your cycle back. “They” also say that exclusively breastfeeding is like 98% accurate at preventing pregnancy for the first 6 months or something like that so I didn’t really expect it to come back right away. (And who really is this “they” anyways??? Ha)

Now I normally wouldn’t complain about not having a period ha buttttttt because Chappy and I are thinking about trying for a second soonish, it is something that is on my mind. 

So here we go, this is what I’ve done so far to jump start ovulation… at 6 months Waylen started sleeping through the night. One of the first things recommended to do is night wean so I was hoping that would work but nope. Next I read to go 3-4 hours between feedings during the day. Now Waylen is my little piggy so until recently he was eating every 1.5-2 hours, luckily its every 3-4 hours now, but still nothing! 
Now let’s think this through, breastfeeding takes a lot of extra calories, and when you workout too much or don’t eat enough you can lose your period. Why? Because you’re not getting enough calories. (Not the entireee reason but still) Sooo kind of along those lines I’ve decided to up my calories. Got to sustain myself, then my milk, and then hopefully my ovulation! But what else?!? I feel like nothing is working! And I’m not about to completely wean yet so don’t suggest that as an option! Feeding my little babe takes #1 priority but if anyone has any suggestions that worked for them my ears are open! 

We want baby number 2 sooner than later but it’s a little hard when you’re not ovulating! Ughhh so please send me all your advice! 

Thank you!  💛

Waylen: 8 Months

Eight months! EIGHT FREAKEN MONTHS! 


I’m not sure what’s happening but time is seriously flying by! Every day I look at Waylen and am amazed by how old he seems! 

In this last month Waylen has made some huge strides. He loves standing and playing with his activity cube and although he cannot pull himself to standing by himself yet he is constantly pulling himself up to his knees. He loves his ball pit, playing fetch with Pickles (aka stealing her ball and trying to eat it,) dancing to Sexy Back by JT, reading The Foot Book, grabbing his toes, chewing on tags (clothing tags, toy tags, tags on blankets… he LOVES tags ha,) and the TV remote. 





Lately he’s also been so giggly. Bouncing a blue ball? So funny! Swatting at a fly? A real knee slapper. Saying the word “poop” or calling him “boob dude?” Hilarious! He is just so cute and his laughs are the sweetest things I’ve ever heard. 

Some other things he all about these days? Blowing bubbles! He lovesssss blowing spitty spitty bubbles. Constantly. And mostly all over momma. Ha. His favorite foods this month? Zucchini and hummus! Still no teeth though! He is my little toothless babe. 


He is still sleeping through the night, his peach fuzz hair is finally coming in strong, and his eyes sometimes look greener than blue. He doesn’t crawl yet but he really doesn’t need to since he just rolls and pivots to get any/everywhere he wants to be. He’s a total mommas boy but still loves daddy time as long as I’m not in sight ha. 



Waylen is still our perfect little babe! But really we are seriously so blessed to have such a sweet and easy going baby. I just can’t wait to see what this next month brings! 

Donuts Donuts Donuts

Somewhere between Waylen’s birth and now I’ve become known as the “Donut Girl.” Instead of shying away from such a sugary nickname I’ve decided to embrace it. Glazed, sprinkled, filled, holed, donuts for breakfast, dessert, I’m pretty much an expert on donuts so I’ve decided to put together a list of my favorite fun non-edible donut items to sweeten up your life.

  1. T shirt                                     
  2. Drink Floats                          
  3. Pool Float                               
  4. Beach Towel                        
  5. Coffee Mug                            
  6. Makeup Bag                      
  7. Sticky Notes                           

Since Waylen is still a little babe I get to force my donut obsession on him as well so here are of few of my favorite baby related donuts items: 

  1. Teether                                   
  2. Pants                              
  3. Bib                                
  4. Wood Stacker                        
  5. Rattle                                    

Now all I need to do is create a list of my favorite EDIBLE donuts for you guys. Mhmm maybe a Charlotte donut taste test is in my future! 

Waylen: 7 Months

Gosh 7 months seems SO old! Where did my squishy little baby go???? We are officially closer to his first birthday than we are to his birth! How weird is that?! Waylen is now around 19 lbs and seriously gives momma an upper body workout. Carrying him in his car seat? Yeah right! It’s so hard ha. 



Waylen has made some major changes in the last month. He’s a new man! Well, a new baby. He literally sleeps through the night from around 7pm to 6am which really means I’m a new woman! I’m getting so much sleep I don’t know what to do with myself! Also he is the napping king so I literally can clean the entire house just during his first nap. It’s great! (He is also exclusively a tummy sleeper now 🙄)

We are still chugging along with breastfeeding but now Waylen has also started solids. We’ve gone with Baby Led Weaning and so far he’s tried broccoli, sweet potato, avocado, zucchini, Greek yogurt, eggs, carrots, squash, and watermelon. It’s crazy how well he’s done. Babies are so smart! He knows exactly what to do, even when we gave him a spoon with yogurt, it went right to his mouth! 

Some of his favorite things are animal noises, playing fetch with Pickles, his alphabet blocks, the book Roar, Greek yogurt, swinging at the park, and being held by any Panther player. That last one is kind of a joke but we’ve already got three Panther players to hold Waylen for a picture so might as well try for the entire team. Panthers PLEASE hold my baby. Ha


He is a champ at sitting on his own now, rolls from back to front and back like crazy, loves standing up, and blowing spit bubbles. He still is my little toothless baby though and hasn’t master how to crawl yet. Maybe one of those will happen this next month?! Who knows!