william alexander at six months

how are you already six months old (it was really last week)?! it’s really unfair. 

at six months, william has two on the bottom and is cutting at least one on top. oh, and i gave him strep throat. sigh… i would have never known had it not been for his doctor testing a rash behind his knees. poor kid. despite all of that, he continues to be a pleasant baby for the most part. he has been a little more clingy, but that’s totally forgivable. 

he loves to jump in his johnny jumper, or will even jump in your hands. he also loves his brothers and watches them very intently. he’s not crawling yet, but will push on his toes when on his belly. he remains to be my best sleeper and yet also my fattest. i affectionately call him sir chunks a-lot. 

we all love him very much and look forward to when he wakes up. 

weekend links



william is so close to being able to sit. milestones happen so fast at this stage and i have a love/hate relationship with it. the older boys got to do a carwash the other day while i got dinner ready. micah’s been asking to do it again every day since.

now for some weekend reading!

The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things. The world has enough women who live a masked insecurity. It needs more women who live a brave vulnerability. This is such a good reminder for me.

i’ve been looking for new dining room chairs for.ever. and either they’re too expensive or jerry doesn’t like them. i’m looking at these currently after inspiration from the faux martha (it was in her insta stories.)

i’m pretty sure this was jerry the first time he had bacon.

i am totally disgusted that a hotel in PA would be an epicenter for human trafficking and that no one spoke up about it.

i seriously was crying from laughing so hard at this one.

i love this madewell tee.

also, why is it so hard to find a red swimsuit that isn’t baywatch or wildly immodest?! maybe this one or this one. i’m a little nervous about the sizing, but since they’re free returns, i have nothing to lose.

have a great weekend!

taking stock:: 08

this little squish is so yummy. he’s my chunkiest baby yet, and you best believe i smother him with kisses all day. the strawberry pie was yummy too, so I’ve been told. inspired by the strawberry pretzel salad present at every berner/allinson family get together, only less sugar, no cool whip and no jello. 

Making: a lot of one pot/pan dinners recently. i’m making this later in the week. 

Drinking: wine. i’m trying to grow my palette to enjoy the not so sweet wines. the latest was an argentinian malbec. 

Reading: baby-led weaning. it pains me that we are getting to that point with william. 

Wanting: to find a swimsuit. we’re going to the beach early this year. 

Feeling: tired. dst and motherhood. it should be like drugs and alcohol. don’t mix. 

Smelling: a little candle that i got from the target dollar aisle that smells like peonies. 

Listening: to some gershwin. a friend was recently playing some on his instagram stories and it really got me in the mood. 

Wishing: to see my family really soon. 

Loving: the sound of the two older boys laughing and playing well together. there are enough of the times when they’re crying or yelling at one another, that when ethan’s got his full belly laugh going, i can’t help but laugh too. 

Watching: this is us. why does the finale have to be tomorrow?!!