26/52 {baby/toddler/life updates}

I’ve pretty much given up on dressing Eva. She throws a huge fit if I try to put shorts or pants on her lately. She has to wear dresses or skirts (but only if the skirts are frilly). Preferably pink. Once again, I’m floored as to where she gets this from. I was never like this and I never tried to push “girliness” on her. But she is her own little person, and I need to respect that. Even if it means she puts together outfits I don’t necessarily agree with. She mostly pulls it off, though:

Sometimes I draw the line, though, when she wants to wear nothing at all! Unless we’re at the beach, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚
One of the highlights of this week was going to Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark with my best friend, Ashley. Eva absolutely adores her.

Evita also had fun visiting with family this week:
Eva and her cousin Isla.


Damian started sleeping so well this week! There was one night where he only woke up once the whole night. A few of the other nights he only woke up a second time because EVA woke him up! (She still wakes up around 6am and wants a sippy with milk before falling back asleep. Ugh.) He’s also switched up his bedtime routine all on his own. Instead of wanting to fall asleep in my arms and then me stealthily transferring him to his co-sleeper, when he is finished nursing he wants to immediately be put into his co-sleeper AWAKE where he falls asleep ON HIS OWN. Say what?!? This is a completely new thing to me, since I pretty much still have to put Eva to sleep. The last few nights Damian actually fusses if I hold him any longer than when he’s finished nursing. He still stays awake pretty much all day, though, with the occasional nap (that usually only lasts 20 minutes or less). Other than that, Damian has spent a lot of time at the beach and in the pool this week. I’m so glad he’s a little water baby. ๐Ÿ™‚
And here are some more pictures of Damian with the people he’s met so far on his trip to Texas:
Left: My little brother Diego with Damian. / Right: My mom with Damian.
Left: With my best friend, Ashley. Right: Both babies crashed out after a morning at the beach.
If you follow my blog, you’ll know that one of my best friends since the age of 13 was pregnant at the same time as me. Well, I finally got to meet her daughter Rylee, who is a little less than a month older than Damian. I was so stoked:
Here’s a picture of the two babies together:
My mom and I went to Tipsy Canvas on Saturday night. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a place where you drink lots of wine while (trying) to paint a picture, haha.


  1. Rylee. Thats my baby girls name. After having 3 girls we knew if we had another, which we did, it would be a unisex name. We were deciding between Ryan or Rylee. Rylee won, of course. (And yes its spelled the exact same way)

  2. Damian’s eyes are just beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved hearing about your daughter…maybe I should start expecting this soon with Marli?!? I never knew toddlers could be so picky about their clothes, but it’s definitely a part of their personality. Great to hear about you guys winning that lawsuit!

  3. Oh, I am jealous of Damian’s night time sleeping! Hope he keeps it up. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Going to read the CIO article now. My son is almost 14 months and still sleeps more of the night in bed with us than he does in his crib (or Pack N Play)… Ugh. Our pediatrician said he can sleep all night if we just make it happen but I can’t find any direction on how TO make it happen. besides CIO so… hoping to find something else!!

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