Happiest baby ever is back at it again this afternoon! My cousin asked if I am spiking his milk with sunbeams, which accurately describes his general demeanor :). I am not in possession of any secret smile-inducing ingredient to spike his food with, though I do think such a thing would come in handy on grumpy days. We visited the pediatrician yesterday and Wyatt weighed in at almost 14 lbs, as I suspected.  He also grew TWO WHOLE inches in the last 4 weeks.  He is much smaller than his big brother was at this age, though still not on the small end of the baby -spectrum either ;).  He is hanging around the 77th-80th percentiles on all charts.  

We are off to North Carolina for the weekend to let Wyatt meet his great-grandparents and a lot of aunts, uncles, & cousins. Jackson has been talking all week about how excited he is to “go see Grandma Eva on Friday!” I am also looking forward to eating alot of biscuitville, which is probably one of my most favorite NC activities. 

Have a good weekend friends!


365 Project | February 26th - March 7th

February 26, 2014: Wyatt Smiles
February 27, 2014: Old is New
February 28, 2014: Always
March 1, 2014: Chubby
March 2, 2015: Happy!
March 3, 2014: 15 Months!
March 4, 2014: Snow Day!
March 5, 2014: Where’s Wyatt?!
March 6, 2014: Morning Light 
March 7, 2014: Moon Sand Mischief

To view the 365 entire project from the beginning, along with more detailed captions, click here.

Wyatt Man!

You are seven months old today, big guy! We are now on the opposite half of your first year, and I am having some sadness about you growing up so quickly, but also so happy that you are growing and thriving, even if it is too soon! At your six month well visit last month you were scooting around on the floor and rolling in all directions, and your pediatrician said to me that she felt that you would be pulling to stand within the next week or so. She was right - you pulled to stand for the first time the very next day. Since then, you have been standing at every opportunity. Your favorite activities are eating the coffee table, eating the recliner, eating the couch, climbing the step from the living room into the kitchen, and you LOVE to fall over and knock your head on things.  

I have renamed you to bruiser, because you have a gigantic bruise on the left side of your forehead at all times.  As soon as one bruise begins to fade, you somehow get another bruise on top of it (I tried to edit it out in the photo above, but you can still kind of see it). I sure hope you get some stability and balance soon! 

You love food. Especially mum mum cookies and crackers.  I think that your favorite part is holding them and feeding yourself.  You also still love beets (ew), and you are a huge fan of peas.  You do not like bananas (maybe the only baby ever to hate banana?), and aren’t a big fan of fruit. You still nurse like a champ also! 

You have become really funny this month, always interacting with us. You like to scrunch up your face and breathe in and out really quickly, and think it is the best ever if we do it back.  You also babble ALL DAY LONG, saying mamamamama dada dada bababababa and other fun things. 

Because you are on the move SO MUCH, you have become very difficult to photograph. I tried for DAYS to get a decent photo of you for this post, and this is all I could come up with!  Oh, and you still have one single tooth, and it is the cutest, funniest thing to have a cutie boy with a single tooth. 

All in all, this month has been a dream, has flown by quickly, and has had you keeping us on our toes! We love you so much, but PLEASE don’t start walking next month ;)



That place where they suck their bottom lip in and constantly smash their gums together because that first tooth is thisclose to popping through. That’s one of my favorite places. #wyattsmiles