He's napping next to me right this second, so I have a few minutes to jot down some thoughts. How is my baby already 4 months? How. Did. That. Happen?? I stare at him. I want to memorize his face and expressions and hands and feet. I'm a tad emotional right now because my mom was here last week helping me while I worked and she just left for the airport. I will forever be jealous of people that have their parents in town. I'm grateful, though, Hayden has been able to meet and spend time with all his grandparents even though they aren't in LA. And we have our village here: I've been blessed with friends that are going through the same journey and some friends that are great "aunts and uncles."
Hayden changes and grows faster than I could have ever imagined. Example: when I was pregnant, I read about the stages of growth for babies. I remembered that he would be able to reach and grab things around 16-17 weeks. That sounded so far away to me back then. But, I saw him evolving and perfecting his hand eye coordination. And, it all came together this morning. I was holding him and chewing a piece of gum. I absentmindedly blew a bubble and he reached up, grabbed it, popped it and laughed. He's this little human being now with his own mind and sense of humor. My favorite is when he laughs so hard, he squeals and startles himself, then laughs again.
Ready or not, my little one is growing! He's in sizes up to 6 months now. While my mom was here, we went through his clothes. We sorted out all the little outfits that don't fit him anymore (cue the sighs) and brought out the bigger sizes I had stored. As hard as it is to realize he is no longer a "newborn," I keep reminding myself of all the fun phases yet to come: he played piano with his Dad for the first time! And some not-so-fun: we've just entered teething!! Poor thing.
shop the post below! (as well as a few of our new favorite things and I couldn't resist adding in a few girl items...go ahead and scroll through!) ps- the elephant in the picture above is a very similar one to the one I linked below.
"Chic is when a woman is in harmony with herself." Giambattista Valli
It's moving weekend for us. Looking forward to a little more harmony in the near future. Rediscovered this book while packing. Good one! http://liketk.it/2qOTA #LTKStyleTip #LTKUnder50 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #coffeetablebook #ltkshoecrush
It's Friday! #weekendvibes http://liketk.it/2qOtG #liketkit @liketoknow.it #daytonight #dressycasual More on the blog up now. #bellsleeves #springfling 📷: @ashleyburns_
Our little man is 10 months today! He loves laughing with his big brother and playing with @oscarthehappy. Right now he's attempting to walk with his Auntie @jlove_____ and Grandpa. I love this child more every day. #10monthsold #haydenjh @joelhenricks 📷: @ashleyburns_
Loved celebrating & being a part of @boldandbeautifulcbs 30th Anniversary! Congratulations!! Here's to many more. @cbsdaytime @boldinsider @joelhenricks 📸: @hutchinsphoto ps- small gallery up on blog from the night. More to come:) #30years #boldandbeautiful
Spring is in the details🌸 @liketoknow.it . http://liketk.it/2qMbk #liketkit More from the link in profile #LTKUnder100 #LTKUnder50 #LTKSaleAlert #LTKunder25
First day of spring! 🌸🌷💐🌻http://liketk.it/2qLqT @liketoknow.it #liketkit Read why this dress will be worn often! Link in profile. 📸: @ashleyburns_
You're Irish! I'll kiss you! Today and every other day @joelhenricks. 🍀💋❤ #happystpattys
http://liketk.it/2qK2l #liketkit @liketoknow.it #springfashion #ltkunder100 #LTKmen #moreontheblog #springfling
Happy St. Patty's Day! Wearing green and ready for the weekend!! Who's with me? 🍀🍀http://liketk.it/2qJOw #liketkit @liketoknow.it more in today's post... link in bio. 📷: @ashleyburns_
Funny girls & funny faces! Photo booth fun at @alifedotowsky & @kevinmanno wedding. Congrats you two! @Joelhenricks and I wish you all the happiness in the world.
#weddingphotobooth #mannoandwifeo || Check out more in the link in profile:)
At least with the time change, I get to wear my sunnies later in the day...😎 even more fun to wear when they're $24. http://liketk.it/2qHOh #liketkit @liketoknow.it #imlovingwhiterightnow details on the blog. #bellsleeve 📷: @ashleyburns_
Coffee is always a good idea. Especially after this time change, right? 😳 Now, I'm loving transitioning into spring with fun pieces like this light weight, bell sleeve, super soft hoodie (with a touch of ruffle!). 😍🌸 http://liketk.it/2qHlG More on the post up now on the blog. Screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop details from the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app. #liketkit @liketoknow.it 📸: @ashleyburns_
Off to the Great Catsby ball with these fabulous cats @bradgoreski & @normancook to support @pawworks! Ps-Anyone recognize this dress😉?
Up early just hangin' safari style 🐘with his homies in his highchair (so he can whisper all his secrets to Mr. Giraffe). || Many of you have asked to see more of the nursery + Huck's room, so there's a little post up on the site today. Link in bio. http://liketk.it/2qFgQ ps- screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop details from the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app, available in the App Store! #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home @liketoknow.it.europe #haydenjh 📸: @bridgetmariecollective
Happiest of birthdays, Auntie Jordyn!! We couldn't love you more and can't wait to see you v soon💙. May this next year be filled with joy, blessings, love and lots of Hayden kisses:) 💋@jlove_____ #birthdaylove #bestauntieever #haydenjh
#WCW @bettymwhite What a privilege to watch you work. You're one of our greats and oh so fun! Grateful I had the opportunity on @boldandbeautifulcbs #learnfromthebest #goldengirls ps- working on a longer post that'll be up soon on the link in profile:)
A little Oscar love before the #Oscars. #familywalk
We like to party. We like to get down. #danceparty #PennysRoom @normancook #backstagefun @bigbangtheory_cbs #swipeleftformore
So long, Nebraska. Until next time... #homewardbound #12daysofgivingmovie #haydenjh
That's a wrap on our Christmas movie! #12daysofgivingmovie Thanks to the good people of Fremont, Nebraska for your welcoming spirit. #payitforward @david_blue @jenninkansas .
#locationshoot #onlocation #thatsawrap
No words! This kid played so hard he passed out holding his heart balloon... and wouldn't let go. ❤️Thank you, Aunt Jordyn @jlove_____ for his balloon (and being the best auntie)! We ❤❤️❤you!