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Rooneykelsey williams2 Comments

Could you use a laugh today? I sure could. We have been struggling with Rooney staying in her bed at night. Mostly in the first hour after we put her to bed, but also in the middle of the night. I'm talking 14 times in an hour - every four minutes! It has really cut into our evening time as a couple and has been pretty frustrating. She used to sleep so awesome! She has only been in her big girl bed for three weeks and I know this too shall pass, but we don't seem to be making much progress. We feel like we have tried everything (telling her the rules up front, keeping a sleep log, being sweet, being stern, being silent, not looking her in the eye, keeping it dark, promising donuts for breakfast, later bedtime, earlier bedtime, earlier nap, no nap, shutting the door, leaving the door open, stuffed animal, night light...). I think our next plan of action is a longer, more detailed bedtime routine, and if that doesn't work, I'm not above putting a baby gate in her doorway. :-) Definitely open to hearing what has worked for you, too!

In the meantime, here are a few cute things Rooney's said lately that made me smile...


"Those are very nice boobs."

While eating queso: "You just drip the drip off so it doesn't drip."

Looking at our ultrasound pictures: "It costs a hundred dollars!"

"Hey mom, what was your favorite part of the day? Playing outside with the toys?"

Rooney: "Mom, can I feel the baby?"
Me: "Of course!"
Rooney: "Whoa, that's big!"
Me: "I know, and it's so hard!"
Rooney: "Are you tired?"
Me: "I am tired!"
Rooney: "OK, you can go lay on the couch." 

"Mom I'm hungry. What can I have in the car that isn't messy?"

"I have the hookups!" (hiccups)

"I like cookies to the moon and back."

"Actually I don't need a spoon."

"Actually I don't need to go potty."

"I'm gonna get my fox shoes on before my baby brudder comes."

Eating chips: "This one looks like a T-shirt!" *takes a bite* "Now it's a tank top!"

"Mmm! Markers smell good!"

"Who's really hungry in their mouth? Me!"

"Mom! I missed you so give me your hand. How is your life? What is your favorite part?"

"GUYS! GUYS! Slooooow down. You're really loud."

"Guys! Look at my eyes. Use your inside boices (voices), OK?" 

Rooney: "What old are these pants?"
Me: "Um, 4T."
Rooney: "Am I gonna be 4?"
Me: "No, you're just really tall."

Rooney: "After school, what?"
Me: "After school we'll go home and eat supper!"
Rooney: "And after supper, what?"
Me: "Maybe seek-and-hide or coloring?"
Rooney: "Coloring! And then after coloring, what?"
Me: "Well, today's pajama day so you'll already have your pajamas on, so we can watch a show."
Rooney: "And after watch a show, what?"
Me: "Then it will be time for bed. Nigh-nighs."
Rooney: "Yay!!!"

"You're 30??? That's a lot of fingers!"

"No talking with your mouth with food!"

"Tickle my turkey toms!"

Me: "Oh man, my back hurts."
Rooney: "Your baby needs a cookie!"

To the baby: "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit."

"I want 'All About the Bass' and Abby Abby and Elsa and Anna to come to my house, because they are beautiful. And Olaf is funny so he can come too."

Me, on a Wednesday morning: "It's Mommy & Rooney Day!"
Rooney: "Nuh-uh. Daddy's still here." 

Me: "You smell like peanut butter."
Rooney: "Mommy, let me smell you." *sniffs* "You're my favorite kind."
Me: "What do I smell like?"
Rooney: "Strawberry!"

Me: "Did you poop?"
Rooney: "Stop! Don't worry about me - worry about yourself!"

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buy my clothes on Schoola

shoppingkelsey williams2 Comments

I sent some of my pre-loved clothes to Schoola and wanted to let you know that they're now available on their site, if you're interested! Be sure to get a $15 credit first by signing up with this linkSome of the proceeds will go to support Rooney's school.


Junk Food 49ers tee - size M - $6.00
Super comfy, says 49ERS on the back, worn here


Mossimo dress - size M - $5.40
Worn here


Soon Maternity dress - size S - $5.98
Very roomy; worn here


Maxi dress from TJ Maxx - size M - $10.50
Worn here


Soon Maternity dress - size S - $5.98
Super flattering; worn here


American Apparel raglan - size M - $6.00
Worn here


Sweater poncho - size S-M - $10.20
Worn here


Soon Maternity tank dress - size S - $8.70
Worn here

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Soon Maternity shirt - size S - $3.88
Worn here; no ruching so would work for non-maternity as well

Soon Maternity boyfriend jeans - size 8 - $7.48
Worn here

Happy shopping! I have been way addicted to shopping for my kids on this site!

before baby bucket list

life, adventure, funkelsey williamsComment

Spring is officially here! With baby boy due to arrive in June and warmer weather in the forecast, I've been dreaming up some fun family outings for our last three months as a family of three. I know we can't time it perfectly, but I pray that Roo feels loved and a strong bond with us when he arrives. Of course, there's also a few things I want to do for myself on this list, too!

BEFORE BABY BUCKET LIST (aka spring bucket list):

  • Take Rooney to the Jester Park Natural Playscape
  • Family outing to the zoo
  • Date night with Eric to see Pitch Perfect 2 in the theater (comes out May 15)
  • Prenatal massage
  • Big sister class at the hospital
  • Weekly family dates to Rita's Frozen Custard or fro yo
  • Weekly baths with Roo (or until I no longer fit in the tub with her)
  • Hotel swimming weekend
  • Plant our garden (maybe?)
  • Eat a crepe at the farmers' market (opens May 2!)
  • Make cookie dough (and freeze for baking after baby's arrival)
  • Get a pedicure
  • Plan an Easter egg hunt for Roo (I've never done one for her before!)
  • Have maternity photos taken
  • Take a family photo for our time capsule

Can we cram this all in? There's just 11.5 weeks 'til my due date!