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! 

Waylen: 3 Months 

My little bean is rapidly becoming not so little anymore. I mean people always say they grow up so fast but geez, I never realized how fast it really goes! 

No check up for Waylen this month so I’m not sure of his exact weight. I would estimate it is around 15 lbs. though. He is still my chunky monkey ha. 

As of now Waylen is pretty much a little man. He currently can hold a plank longer than me (during tummy time) and really uses his forearms to lift himself up. Plus he officially rolled over at 10 weeks and now also does this weird inch worm scooting while on tummy time. He has started grabbing at his toys and currently loves to shake Chappy’s musical egg and his giraffe rattle. He smiles and laughs and I SWEAR has already said his first word. Ha okay so I’m kind of kidding, kind of serious. They always say when babies speak their first word (usually Dada) they aren’t actually talking yet, just still putting sounds together that happen to come out as dada. Well Waylen did that a few weeks back, but instead of dada he said wow. And when I said he said wow, I mean he sounded like an adult saying wow. It was weird. So yeah basically my baby is a genius who started talking at 9 weeks. (Kidding) 

Now let me just say, sleep regression is reallll. My easy going baby became not quite as easy betweeen 9-10 weeks and my interval sleeping quickly turned into not sleeping at all. As the expert mommy I am (ha yeah right) I’ve concluded that our sleepless nights were caused by a combo of reflux, gas, and good old fashion cluster feeding due to a growth spurt. There were nights he’d eat for 20, I’d sit him up for 20 (to help with reflux,) he’d sleep for 20, and then we’d start all over. I can’t just blame the baby though for my zero sleep, it takes me WAY to long to actually fall asleep. Chappy will seriously hit the pillow and be out, unfortunately for me it takes closer to 30 or so minutes sooo if it wasn’t for that I would’ve at least slept a little. Some nights though he would wake up around 4-5 and only want to sleep someone’s arms. Is anyone else’s baby like that?! He would be fast asleep in my arms but as soon as I set him down he’d be wide awake screaming… and of course as soon as I picked him up he’d be out again. Sometimes being a mom is just like really awesome right?! ha. That’s when I’d wake Chappy up and make him take the bean. He was waking up at 5 to work anyways so I didn’t feel too bad. 

Luckily that little phase didn’t last too long and before we even hit 11 weeks he was back to sleeping 4+ hours at night and now will go up to 7 on a good night! Apparently “wonder weeks” are to blame and right after his irritable phase he did roll over so I guess they’re really a thing.

Some of Waylen’s favorite things these days are bath time, tummy time with Ramone, air druming with daddy, looking in mirrors and out windows, kisses from mom, being carried in his Ergo or Boba, and when anyone sings (mom) or raps (dad) to him. He doesn’t have too many dislikes, basically just riding in his car seat in Chappy’s car. That is literally the only time he will scream with no end ha. My car though, he loves! Yay me! 

In the end being a mom is still awesome even though I have become a little too dependent on coffee and donuts. Here are some adorable pictures of my tiny human from the last month. Enjoy! 

Waylen: 2 Months

How is it possible that my little bean is already 2 months old (and that I’m already over half way through my maternity leave?!?!!) 


Waylen is weighing in at a whopping 13 lbs. 3.5 oz and is 22.5 inches long. He’s really starting to smile for real now (not just when he farts ha) and is starting to babble more often! His favorite sound to say is “Arr” so I tease Chappy that his first word is going to be Arby’s since he always imitates that commercial to settle him at night ha. He’s currently still going anywhere from 1-5 hours between feedings at night though I must say 5 hours is unfortunately not the norm. He’s started to get a little reflux-y due to my overactive let down (aka me essentially “milk boarding” my son ha) so that will sometimes wake him up in between feedings. To help I’ve been nursing him up right and waiting 20-30 minutes before laying him down to sleep but I swear there’s no correlation between doing that and him sleeping longer ha. Sometimes reflux wakes him up, sometimes it doesn’t; I have yet to discover a pattern. So now we’ll just wait it out and hope it passes! I think it actually bothers me more than him since typically he’ll sleep right through it.

Waylen’s definitely more awake now during the day and his favorite things are playing with the moon in his activity gym, playing peak-a-boo, cuddling with Ramone, and listening to me sing. He pretty much only cries when he’s hungry or when Pickles tries to get him to rub her by scratching his arm ha. Oh and when he’s in the car. He is most definitely NOT one of those babies who loves car rides. He is still exclusively breast feeding (which means I’m still interval sleeping — yay… ha) and we just introduced a pacifier this week. We had been waiting to make sure breastfeeding was established but honestly he doesn’t really seem to need one (or even seem that interested in it) so we’re still debating whether to give it to him or not. So far he’s only used it for a few minutes one night. Now a little confession here… I was SO anxious when we gave it to him for the first time! I was slightly panicked it was going to ruin breastfeeding and was a little sad when he didn’t immediately spit it out. Chappy just thinks I was jealous ha but either way nothing has changed nursing wise so everything’s all good now!

Besides all that junk, everything is going great! I will admit the interval sleeping has started to catch up to me so now I take “naps” when Chappy gets home from work. I say “naps” because more often than not I pass out around 7-8 and then only wake up when it’s time to feed Waylen the rest of the night ha. So clearly I’ve reached grandma status. Oh well! 

The biggest thing though is how excited I am that Waylen has finally started to get some of his vaccines! (He totally took them like a champ today!) Thus far we have only taken him out a handful of times and I’m starting to go a little stir crazy. It’ll be nice being able to go out more often and not feel as paranoid! Wahoo! 

Most importantly though, here are some pictures of the little bean from the last month: 

Bumpdate – 24 Weeks

6 months in and I am exhausted already. I’m beginning to lose hope that I will ever get that “glow” ha. But seriously, as excited as I am to be pregnant and have this little baby I am definitely not one of those women who loves to be pregnant. I’ve pretty much been sick and/or uncomfortable the entire 6 months which has really been exhausting. I’m short and have a short torso so basically I think there is just no room for this little bebe to go! I can’t eat large meals anymore and have to stick to a million tiny snacks throughout the day and I STILL get extremely uncomfortable even after just eating those. I never thought I’d say this but food is no longer my friend ha. Other symptoms I’ve been feeling – back aches, sore hips at night, round ligament pain, getting out of breath easier, oh and I swear my hair hasn’t grown at all in the last 6 months which is superrr weird for me. On the plus side though I think I could probably go a week+ without shaving my legs and no one would even notice. Haha. Also this little bean is really starting to move a bunch which is fun to experience!

I have finally started to really pack on the pounds and now have officially gained 8.6 lbs since losing 3 in the first trimester! As long as I use my belly band I am still able to fit into all my pre-pregnancy work pants which is nice but my favorite go-to outfits are either overalls or a t-shirt dress. I’ve been trying to keep up with exercising but ugh IT IS HARD. I can’t wait until it cools off a bit more so I don’t have to wake up as early to exercise outdoors. Right now I pretty much stick to 30 minute conditioning sessions, long morning hikes, and just recently started prenatal yoga!

Here are some of my weekly pictures over the last month..



Only a few more weeks until we reveal the gender!