After 4 months into this whole two kids thing and we are finally hopping off the struggle bus. I remember after having Oakland I felt like time really started to speed up and now that I have Rye it feels like time has kicked it up another notch! I honestly still feel the pain from giving birth to Rye and she already turns 4 months old in less than a week. It’s such a generic saying, that I know everyone’s grandparents used to tell them, but it really goes by so fast. I’ve noticed I can’t even remember what Oakland was like as this age. I don’t remember her coo’s or her cry, I can’t even remember her newborn smell. It’s got me thinking If I don’t document these things somewhere I know it will all get lost in my cluster-fudge brain and that makes me sad.
Originally Heather and I started this blog to document our attempt at starting our own buisness (which is almost here- so exciting!). But that has taken us longer than expected to get going so we started to use it this as a place to be super honest about where we are at in our life. But I’ve realized as much as I want to be honest and real about how hard motherhood is I also want to document all the immense joy that comes with it and show my girls one day all the cute shiz they did growing up and their little developing personalities!
First up is Oakland. Whom I fondly refer to as Oaks, Oakie Bear or Chicken. Why do we give our kids random nicknames? I have no idea. I almost wish people just started naming their children the weird ass nicknames because other than her birth certificate I never call her by her name and it would be so fun to see peoples reactions when I say I named my daughter “chicken”. I live for those uncomfortable moments.
Anywayssss. Oaks is my spastic, spirited, mop head of a 1.5 year old. Her hair is at that super great length where if it’s not in a ponytail then she is legitimately blinded by all the bangs. She is full of energy and chatter. By chatter I mean she can hardly put any normal words together but is able to hold a full conversation with just about anyone and can communicate clear as day what she would like from them. Honestly, I think it’s more of a skill than a setback. The girl will go far in life. She really likes eating and drinking things that most kids wouldn’t. Coffee, Altoids, lentils?! I don’t know what’s going on with that palate but I don’t think it’s age appropriate. Originally when Oakland started to be able to eat normal food we said we would let her try just about anything to see if she would like it. We were hoping that she would realize she didn’t like what we were eating and she would just leave us alone to eat our own dinner. Except the plan backfired cause the girl eats anything and everything. Most times I’m over here like yeah I’ll eat less and take the weight loss, but sometimes a mama’s gotta eat. Some of her favourite pastimes include putting lotion on people. Is that creepy or weird?! Honestly I don’t know, I think she just isn’t down for dry skin. Her favourite activity is swimming and she thinks anybody in the pool came to play with her. She gets super bossy about where and what they are supposed to be doing. Especially to the older ladies. Newsflash Oaks they just want to float too, not everybody needs a pool noodle! Now I know everyone thinks their kid is special and basically no one really cares what my kid likes to eat or how she likes to spend her day but she IS pretty freaking special, even if it’s just to me.
Melodramatic much?! She legit posed that way. I don’t know what the solemn look is about, but I guarantee she thought it was a killer pose.
Next up is little Rye. Not as much to say about this one as she is still trying to figure out who she is. Preteens right?! But she is really cute to look at and she’ll give just about anyone a big smile. She gets pretty giggly when her mom’s around (I have that affect on people). Rye absolutely loves Oakland. Anytime Oaks gives her the time of day she is the happiest baby around. She is a fan of the bath, really hates being hot like her Dad, loves car rides and loveees TV. We haven’t had to deal with this issue yet with Oaks but we know Rye is going to be a little addict. Honestly don’t know if I’m happy about that or not but sometimes it is nice to have your kids sit down and melt their brain while you accomplish one of the million things you are behind on. All in all Rye is becoming pretty chill. She’s still not really sold on the whole sleeping through the night thing but we are making progress. Other than that she just wants her mom a lot which I don’t mind because Oaks has always been a daddy’s girl.