Life with Wetley, 7/21/16

12:00 a.m. – You’re going to go to sleep so I can wake up early and work out in the morning. 

1:30 a.m. – What are you eating? Where did it come from? And why are you still awake?

3:00 a.m. – Maybe if I just lie down in the bed with you you’ll fall asleep. …….or you’ll crawl back and forth over top of me for the next hour, that’s cool too. 

5:24 a.m. – No! How are you awake?! My alarm is set for twenty minutes from now. Roll over and go back to sleep. 

5:35 a.m. – No, Daa is sleeping. Please don’t kick him in the head.

5:36 a.m. – ….or head butt him….

5:37 a.m. – Stop crawling on him! 

5:40 a.m. – Stop throwing princesses in the floor. 

5:42 a.m. – This is the last time I’m picking up Cinderella. 

5:44 a.m. – This is not a fun game Wetley please stop. 

5:47 a.m. – See, now you’ve lost Cinderella. 

5:50 a.m. – Ugh, okay fine, I’m up. Now let me pee. 

5:52 a.m. – I meant alone… Let me pee alone. 

6:00 a.m. – No you can’t have coffee. 

6:01 a.m. – How do you even have the energy to throw a fit right now? 

6:05 a.m. – Here, milk is better than coffee. Awwww, you’re welcome!!! *heart melts*

6:06 a.m. – No don’t pour it out in the fl- ughhhhhhhhhh. 

6:10 a.m. – No you can’t have my cereal. 

6:11 a.m. – No. 

6:12 a.m. – If I give you cereal you’ll pour it in the floor. 

6:13 a.m. – Okay, fine. Awwww, you’re welcome!!! 

6:20 a.m. – Sure, you can have more milk. 

6:22 a.m. – How can you drink this much milk? Please tell me it’s not in the floor. 

6:30 a.m. – You’re stabbing me in the leg with a… What is that? A straw? Where did you get a Dunkin Donuts straw?

6:33 a.m. – You want to ride the train? How are you not tired? 

7:07 a.m. -Where did you find the phone? You want to call nana and say happy birthday? Awwwwwwww. 

7:20 a.m. – What are you doing now? You want… Awwww a hug? *heart melts* 

7:22 a.m., as I watch you wreaking havoc in the playroom….. Seriously though, when can we go back to sleep? 

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Sweet Girl

My daughter will turn five this year.

Turning four was huge. She went from my baby to my kid overnight. But five just seems so much older.

She’s my first, and I find that I’m still learning how to be her mama. Every day I get the feeling that I have failed her. I wish I could go back to when I was pregnant with her and do so many things differently. They say when you know better, you do better. When I became a mother I didn’t know anything.. I wish I had.

If I let myself think about it, I could tell you a hundred things I should have done. I should have learned more about birth and what my options were. I should have had a better car seat, and known more about car seat safety. I should have tried more skin to skin bonding. I should not have been so frustrated with her sleep schedule. I should have spent more time staring at the sleeping newborn and less time staring at a screen… I was only thinking of the struggle with sleep – I didn’t realize that time was fleeting. So many things I should have done, and the list goes on…

The list goes on for four-and-a-half years, as I still find myself dealing with things the wrong way. It is time that I will always wish I could get back, though I know I can’t. I still struggle every day, even more as her personality develops and she wants to be independent and test me and be her own person. Every night I watch her sleeping, and I thank God for her, and I tell him I’m sorry and ask him to help me be a better mama to her. And I pray that no mistake I ever make will hurt her beautiful spirit.

I have made some poor parenting choices, and I owe my kid a huge apology for all my mistakes. But she doesn’t know that. She doesn’t expect an apology from me. She still loves me. She loves me so much, despite my flaws and failures. She doesn’t think I failed her. She thinks I’m the best mama in the whole world.

I know, because she told me so.

 


A Little Hectic

Hey, y’all! It’s been a while. We have been pretty busy with work, weddings, and the baby. On top of all that, a couple of weeks ago we bought a house- an old fixer-upper that we are making into our own. So in our free time we are working on it, getting it all ready for us to move in! The house we are living in is getting a little neglected… any spare time I have is divided between cleaning and packing, but lately there is not all that much spare time. The baby has gotten into a sort of backwards sleep schedule so that makes things even crazier! I know that soon everything will settle down, but until then we will try to start posting pictures of the progress on the house 🙂 Life is so good.

~Chippy

Parenting Surprise

I guess I should have figured that babies learn how to take off their own diapers… I just never thought about it.  But that’s exactly what Lyla decided to do today- I put her down for nap time, but I guess she didn’t feel like taking a nap. Instead she decided to learn that new trick… and then she decided to go #2… ( don’t worry, there are no pictures in this post. ) It was everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I won’t go into all the details, let’s just say i knew I was going to have to give her a bath. So I took off the dirty clothes and started getting her bath ready- that’s when she peed. EVERYWHERE.  Ugh.  So I have been cleaning things up for the last hour- her, the crib, the changing table, her clothes… but most importantly, her favorite stuffed animal. Oh I was so sad when I saw her poor little Horsie covered in… well… you know. Horsie plays music, so she can’t go in the washing machine, but I figured out a formula to clean her which worked pretty well.  I  want to go ahead and jot it down so I’ll know where to find it if this ever happens again… I can hope all I want that it won’t, but I’m sure it will.

So here it is: use Dawn or Ivory, the white or clear kind, to surface wash first. When Everything looks nice and clean again, blot with a damp cloth until the soap is out for the most part. then blot again with a mixture of water and vinegar- I used 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. Then blot with a dry cloth and it’s as good as new!

~Chippy

We Got Us :)

Heard a song the other day and fell in love with the lyrics- We Got Us by Canaan Smith. Check it out, the lyrics are awesome. We’re thinking about incorporating them into the wedding somehow. And hey, we’re always on the lookout for new music to listen to so please share the songs you love with us!

Goin’ to the Chapel….

So, we’re getting married, and I am so so so excited. Squirr asked me to marry him on November 2nd and I had my dress 12 days later. Needless to say I have been looking at wedding stuff and planning ever since. We were thinking that we would get married on my parents property, but last month the issue of bathrooms was brought to our attention. My parents house is hard to explain… but just believe me when I say the bathroom thing wouldn’t have worked out. And I know they make nice portable restrooms, but by the time you pay for that, the tent, etc…. it just seemed like a better idea to find a venue that had a lot of those things already included. So this is what we found…

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http://hiddenriverevents.com/

This place is amazing. It’s so gorgeous, and it includes housing for the whole weekend for our out-of-towners!  We put down the deposit yesterday so it’s official- we’re getting married here on October 13th!! It’s exciting to have a venue, especially since most dates in october are booked everywhere by now. Anyway, just wanted to share. And if you’re looking for a wedding or party venue, you should check this place out!

~Chippy~

Mama- Baby Moment…

Just sitting here having a pretty amazing moment with my daughter. I love this age. Every morning she wakes up and hangs out in her crib, talking her baby talk at everything she sees until I come get her. The huge smile on her face as soon as she sees me is one of the best parts of my day. This little baby is so full of love. She can’t talk yet, but she sure finds a way to let her mama and daddy know that she loves us. ❤

~Chippy~

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