Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Thoughts on Co-Sleeping

I don't have any new pics to share, turns out that buying a new house totally consumes what was left of my free time and thus, no fun or new pics to share. But I have a few oldies that I will stick in for fun. I felt like these last few weeks we have turned the corner in the sleep dept. and therefore, I can finally share my feelings on co-sleeping. There is a book titled, I was a great mother before I had kids, and let me tell you, there are many days I think of that and find my self both agreeing and laughing. Mo and I certainly never set out to be a co-sleeping family, in fact, I would say that we were totally against it. Then Logan arrived and he had different plans. With bleary eyes and the unease of being new parents, we took his total comfort to heart and watched as he fell right asleep next to us. It seemed he hated his crib, he hated being alone, and what was I really going to do about that. In the middle of a move and the chaos that goes with it, we decided to go with the flow. Who knew that flow would last 6 months? And then, we cried it out. Well I also cried it out, how horrible was that? So from age 6 months+ we were only c0-sleeping half the night and now at 12 months+, we turned the corner to no co-sleeping. Bittersweet in a way, it is so nice to have my bed back, but as the mommy of a little boy, the only cuddle time I really get these days is during sleepy times. To watch my sweet little baby rest so peacefully was a gift that everyone told me I didn't want! Truthfully, waking up to that face was such a joy and I will never forget it. It's a very short time that your little ones are little, I really didn't realize that until now, and I am glad that I had that experience. I am no longer for or against co-sleeping, I believe that every family makes choices that work for them and it worked for us.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last Post about Logan's 1st Year - the PAR-TAY!

Last weekend, everyone knows, we celebrated our little monster turning 1! So we had a monster party and Logan pretty much loved every minute of a party that was just for him. The pics are pretty self explanatory and in no particular order. It was a small family affair and minus a few loved ones, an overall wonderful day.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

12 Months

I have to admit that I'm glad that I chose to document Logan's monthly milestone's, but I'm also happy these little photo shoots have come to an end. Not to say that I won't talk about his month to month changes, but if I have learned one thing about this age, it's that little boys don't sit still and trying to get a shot of him in the rocking chair became more like baby wrangling than photography!! This month Logan turned 1 year old, still can't believe we are here. He took his 2nd trip to California, sprouted 4 more upper teeth and is still chatty as ever. He is very much an adventurer and loves his new outdoor pool and all the sunshine we have been having. We have transitioned to almost all adult foods, with only a few purees left and he while he had a bout with teething this month, we are back on track with our healthy eater! He is still crawling, but I believe this is his month and he is so close to taking those first steps on his own. He loves to chase the cats around the house and feed the dog his leftover cheerios. What fun our boy has become - so I say, bring on the toddler years, we are ready!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Logan Taylor!

Happy 1st Birthday to my most favorite kid of all times! I can't believe how fast it went and how far we've come! You will always be my baby!

I love you to the moon and back, Mommy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011


While waiting for our home inspection appt, we decided to check out the park closest to our "new" house! It sits right on the river and it was such a beautiful day! Hubby wants to get some kayaks, but maybe we should buy a couch first :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Logan - 11 Months

I figured I should post about Logan's 11 month before his 1 year sneaks up on me, but really, it already has. My now very mobile young man has 6 teeth, is walking with the help of his toys and the furniture and says a few words pretty consistently. This month we took our 2nd trip to California, Logan was a dream on the airplane and a great traveler in general. We finally got some sun, had 2 picnics, swam in the pool and the hot tub and had a family beach day where he tested in surfing skills on the sand. My baby is well on his way to toddler-hood and we couldn't be more proud of him!