Friday, January 25, 2013

7 Quick Takes, Volume 6

Joining up with Jen once again for 7 Quick Takes Friday. I absolutely loved her piece about the history of her views on abortion. As always, please send some prayers her family's way!

I'm going to set the record for how many times I can show you a photo of Ryan from this week in his too-small pajamas. I need to get some new ones...and make interesting (well, interesting to me) things happen when he is actually dressed.

1. Wake up, Mama! I have been with my parents for the past week. In other words, this is stay-at-home mom vacation! My parents wake up at an insanely early hour so ever since Ryan was a newborn, they basically beg me to give him to them so they can play with him. I get to actually "sleep in" until 8 or 9. Sign me up! However, now that Ryan is mobile and very vocal, things have changed. Yesterday after only being with Lola for thirty minutes or so, I heard the little munchkin yelling outside my door. He knew where I was and wanted me up! Next time, I'll move rooms.
Come out, Mama! I have a banana, and I am not afraid to use it! 
2. Mixed patterns. This morning my mom wanted to take Ryan for a very quick walk on the beach and put his coat on over his pajamas. It isn't exactly warm here so I threw some stretchy pants on him for an extra layer. When they got back, I took his coat off and burst out laughing at my baby's completely on-trend mixed patterns look. With the Deep V in the front and a monkey on his bum, the outfit is runway ready, for sure.

3. Daredevil. I looked up today after only looking down for a bit and saw this. This has happened numerous times this week. I am a mother to a boy.

4. Busting out while nursing. Not me! ;) Ryan's legs. He is a very active nurser, and today it showed.

Okay, now I promise that we are finished with those pajamas.

5. Insta! Insta! Tweet all about it. I finally put Instagram and Twitter buttons on my sidebar! But...they don't look very nice. Could anyone internet-savvy please point me in the direction of a tutorial for ones that look better or how to put custom ones in?

6. A. Rose & Her (A)Musings. One of my dearest and best friends in the whole world has started a blog, and I really think you should stop by! Aubry and I met when we lived in the same dorm at school and pretty much loved each other from the moment we found out that we had the same middle name. We made a pilgrimage to Lourdes together, she helped save me when I was stranded in Rome because of a certain volcano, we lived together for a summer, she did my wedding makeup and gave me a rosary from the Holy Land to have while I went through labor with Ryan. I have met few people with greater fervor for her faith than she has. So if you would like to hear about her (a)musings as she walks the Way of St. James, finishes up life in NYC and generally lives as an awesome person (I mean, come on...she has a pet hedgehog), start following her blog!

7. Baby feet. Those teeny tiny feet in the old ultrasound are now marching around on the beach, in the house, on the grass, in the snow, and they thoroughly love "This Little Piggie." Life is beautiful.



19 comments :

  1. Ahhh, Ryan is so cute!

    As far as customizing buttons, blogspot makes it very difficult. Have you considered making the switch to wordpress?

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    1. Thank you, Larissa! And yes, I have contemplated it because the sites on wordpress look so much better, but I chose blogger because I heard it is good for beginners and I am an internet-idiot. I have no clue about web design. So maybe in the future once I learn a bit? I do really love your blog design.

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  2. I love this post, top to bottom. My kids always bust out of their jammies while nursing, too. :) And my little guy pulled a very similar daredevil stunt at my in-laws' over Christmas. Which made me devoutly thankful we finally retired our precarious glass coffee table at home!

    I'm totally following your friend's blog, btw. :) The Way of St. James is on my bucket list.

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    1. It is so funny when all of a sudden they go from being content little nursers who take their time to crazy nursers that bust out! Sounds like our little guys would get along :) I'm glad that we don't have a coffee table at home! He falls into enough things as it is.

      And yay! You won't be sorry. My husband and I would love to walk it someday, too. Have you watched the movie The Way?

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  3. Your sounds like great fun! What a blessing and joy :)

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  4. Ryan is adorable! Off to go check out Aubry's blog =)

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    1. You won't be sorry! She will be thrilled.

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  5. There are few baby clothing items I find cuter than those stretchy pants with a little animal on the bum. :) They make me giggle every time I see them! Your son is too cute.

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    1. I agree. Extra cute when they start moving around and bring the little animals to life!

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  6. Ryan is adorable and I think that you could maaaybe get another month out of those pj's. Or maybe not! Love your wedding dress, you look gorgeous!

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    1. I just need to get some new ones! At least ones with non-slip stuff on them bottom of the feet because he always slips in them. But he enjoys sliding around, so maybe not? A store just needs to put pajamas on major sale and make the decision for me!

      And thank you about the dress! I wish I could wear it again :) to the same man, of course!

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  7. Awh, your last photo with his little feet is amazing! What an adorable family you all are! Blessings for a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you! I always dreamed of playing with his little toes during pregnancy and now I can't believe they are so much bigger than before. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I'm so glad you commented on my blog, because it made me find yours--and I love it! Enjoy that adorable little man of yours. I raised five sons, and I can't recommend little boys highly enough! I'm a lot older than you are--old enough to be your mother! But I think we'd make good friends. There are those connections you mentioned (ND, the military, and St. Therese); and I also happen to agree with you that the best outfit in the world for a wee one is either a onesie or a diaper all by itself--it's a toss-up.

    I'm glad we "met," and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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    1. Yes, I think we would make great friends :) I am loving being a mama to a boy, and I would be thrilled to have five! Ryan was walking around in just his diaper tonight, and just a onesie this morning, and I realized I miss the summer because he is always like that then! The cutest looks for sure.

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  9. What a cutie pie you have! I have little monkeys/daredevils in my house, too! One boy, one girl! :) Sounds like a lovely vacation! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you found me. I can't wait to follow along with you, too!

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  10. Your two are cuties! I'm excited to hear more about the monkeys/daredevils :)

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