Sunday, October 27, 2013

Moose Posts: 6 Months

How Big?: At his official 6 month doctors appointment, he is officially 18 pounds and 27.75 inches.  He is in the 60th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height. 
Clothing Size?: Nothing in the 3 month category remotely fits him. Most of his clothes are 9 or 12 months.  I would always advise buying big for a boy.  Boys look cute in a clothes that are a little baggy, but clothes that are tight and bursting free not so much. 
What/When is he eating?: Moose eats and eats and eats and eats. He has tried peas, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, prunes, bananas, and MILK. Our boy still loves his momma's milk, and I am savoring all the time that he gets to have it. It was a hard road pumping, and I had to give it up recently.  I will post about my hard and emotional journey with quitting soon.  
Sleep?: We had to start putting him down earlier because he wasn't sleeping nearly enough.  He is a stubborn napper, and sometimes he will only sleep for twenty minutes at a time during the day. 
Movement?: Mover and a shaker!!! He scoots and scoots. Circles are easy for Moose these days. He will get up onto his hands and knees, but then he just sort of plops onto his face.
Milestones?: First TEETH! Holy cow. This guy got two at once.  His front bottom two teeth are through the gums and on their way up.
Hardest Moment(s) of the Month: Moose has been a little bit constipated this last week, and it has made him really upset. (As it would make anyone cranky!) I HATE seeing my kiddo hurting. It's the very hardest thing I am having to deal with as a parent.
Best Moment(s) of the Month: Starting a bath time remodel, watching Moose learn to sit up in the bath tub, spending time being goofy with my husband.. So much fun stuff!
Looking Forward to: November! It's going to be an awesome month.  I am truly a blessed woman!

Lots of love, 
The Rileys

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Homeowners: First Time Remodeling Before

Gulp! We did it... 

We have officially torn up the floor in our master bathroom. We aren't sure how far this remodel project will take us, but anything will be better than a leaky floor and busted tile. 

Here are before pictures of our bathroom from when we were first buying the house..

And here are some tile smashing pictures of our work in progress!!

Our Life: Life lately

Two words: Football Season

I cannot even explain how hectic this time of year is!! I feel like I am juggling too many hats all at once (or as Sam says 'pissing on too many fires').  I am in between my mommy, wifey, teacher, and coaching duties on a daily basis. This doesn't even factor in my dog owner, friend, daughter, and so on responsibilities.  It's really tough to leave stay at work for practice and games, when I know my little man is growing and changing so much each and every day. 

I am learning to balance everything, and giving up pumping has been a huge step in that (but more on that later). 

I am still working to become a better teacher, but that is a challenge too. Hopefully, I can hang tough through this year, and I will be even better next year. I love teaching, but I wish I felt more prepared. Maybe all second year teachers feel this way? Who knows...

In other parts of life, everything is AWESOME!!! I am loving being a mom. My Moose makes me smile every day. 
He is the light of my life! And he and his daddy make the world so amazing. 

Here are some of the fun changes we have been seeing in this little guy lately!