Baby Marin: Week Thirty Five

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Fall is my favorite season of all and sharing it with Marin has been a blast. Today she experienced playing in some leaves for the first time. Her ultimate goal is to taste all of them and I have to watch her closely. She taunts Geoff, who is stuck inside, and he just looks out at us, pissed off that he is behind a screen. 

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About an hour after we took these photos, I realized there is a massive raccoon just hanging out in our backyard. The raccoon is bigger than our cat. I think he's living underneath our porch. Great. 

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We also had another first yesterday evening. Marin took a ride in a shopping cart for the first time sans her car seat. Target was a new land full of treasures (her mom feels the same way and so does her bank account.)  I think it's nice for her to not only be able to see the ceiling tiles whenever we go anywhere. 

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Still no teeth but she's been pretty easy going the past few days. Nap time today has been awesome. We are currently on round two and she didn't fight either one of them. Amen and hallelujah. 

I love being able to experience simple, everyday things through the eyes of a child. 

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Week Thirty Five. 

Baby Marin: Week Thirty Four | 8 Months

I hate teething. I hate it so much. I hate knowing that our little girl is in pain and there's only so much we can do for her. We just have to get through it. I have major respect now for all of the parents that have gone through the season of the teething child. We are only in the very beginning and I already dislike it very much.

We have had some very early mornings lately. Drool soaked clothes. Tired, weary eyes from crying. She's fighting this so hard and it shows when she finally lets exhaustion take its course and she sleeps.

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We don't have one single tooth yet. Not a one. I keep hoping that one day I will wake up, stumble into the nursery, pick Marin up out of her crib, start nursing her, and then realize that we finally have a tooth: the one thing she has been working so hard for.

I know this is only the beginning. I know most parents are just laughing on the inside right now thinking, "Just wait until she gets molars." Oh Lord, I don't want to think about that right now. We just need one tooth. Just one.

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She now says "Mama" though, and my heart jumps a little every time. We went for a walk yesterday and she loved when the leaves would fall off of the huge neighborhood trees and into her stroller. We forgot about teething for a little bit on our walk and that was just what we needed.

I believe we will need another walk like that today, if only to forget for a little while, the fight for the first tooth.

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Week Thirty Four. 

Baby Marin: Week Thirty Three

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Here we are. It's Thursday already in yet another crazy week. I don't like when our weeks are so busy that I can't wait to spend a Thursday just with our kid. The past few days I have seen far too little of her aside from the early morning feedings and the bedtimes. I don't like that. That is not the type of parent I desire to be. Life is just crazy sometimes. We are in one of those seasons.

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Still no teeth yet. Part of me is shocked due to the amounts of drool on a daily basis, the other part of me knows that it will happen when it's time. I'm just ready to reach that milestone and then wait for more teeth.

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Next week we will have an 8 month old on our hands. I always say it, but I can't believe how quickly time is flying. We will be preparing for a one year old soon enough. Now with a new little cousin around, I realize how long ago the newborn stage feels now. Everything about our season with Marin is different than it was before. Her personality shines through every single day. She discovers the world one army crawl at a time and has to slobber over everything she sees. We battle nap times and bedtimes lately but she still mostly sleeps through the night. Now if I could get her to sleep past 5am, we would be golden.

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Bath time is no longer a fight. Now that she can sit up and splash around, I think she's fine with the situation. Sink baths have been a fun change lately as well.

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Time really does go by too fast these days.

Week Thirty Three.

The Everyday: Week Three

The past few weeks we have been all over the place. I blink and the weekend is upon us most days. There have been many hours spent at the office, on site photographing a property, editing photos until I feel like my eyeballs are going to give up, and soaking in new baby time with Gunnar and hanging out with our ever-growing, awesome kid. Life is good. Things are happening, good things that I can't wait to talk about in blog land. It's all happening.

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Editing until I can't edit anymore. 
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Sir Geoffrey. 
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I see a lot of early mornings these days.
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Taking time away in Estes. 
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Super greasy hair. Don't care!
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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Anne of Green Gables. 
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Little Gunnar Nolan
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New, awesome beginnings. So proud of this mama. 

Baby Marin: Week Thirty Two

This week has been a good one. A super busy one, but a good one. Everything feels like it's falling into place, one dream after another. We are heading into a good, new season. I welcome it with open arms. We also welcomed little Gunnar Nolan into the world one week ago. He is adorable, has so much hair, and Marin doesn't know quite what to do with her new little cousin quite yet. She kind of just looks at him like, "What do I do with it?" I am super excited to be an auntie and can't wait to spoil the little dude silly. That's what aunts are for, right?

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Marin seems like such a giant baby compared to little Gunnar. I hold him and then I pick up Marin and can't believe how much she is growing! It makes me realize how long ago the newborn stage really was. 

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Week Thirty Two.