Posts Categorized: our baby

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say hello to Orin Otto

say hello to Orin Otto : photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

this handsome little fellow entered our lives in the wee hours of the morning on September 22 after a speedy labor. {more on that soon!} he weighed in at 8lbs even and measured 21 inches long. we’re so in love with this new guy, especially his big brother. Wolf has settled right into the role of big bro seamlessly and gives Orin a million hugs and kisses every day.

new adventures ahead! in the mean time – we’re snuggling Orin and taking in every second.

say hello to Orin Otto : photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things say hello to Orin Otto : photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things
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mama things : life at 30+ weeks

unruly things | 30 weeks pregnant

tomorrow I’ll be 31 weeks pregnant. I can’t really say I’ve got much to complain about aside from just feeling very pregnant. and HOT! darn those 90+ degree days.

second pregnancies are so funny. and it’s so true what they say about the second baby not getting as much attention as the first. remember last time, when I took a picture of my bump every week? this time around I’ve hardly taken any. time has been flying by. plus, I haven’t been feeling especially cute this time. I started off a few pounds heavier than I did with Wolf, so already I was feeling larger. with second and subsequent pregnancies, you start to notice your bump {or bloat as I’d like to call it} sooner due to familiarity within the body so I’ve felt large the whole time. plus, this boy is hanging out right around my lungs and rib cage, making breathing, standing for too long or walking up stairs tough and all I’ve wanted to wear are my maternity shorts that have that giant belly band for extra support. but I finally got Levi to snap a few pictures of me this past weekend on our neighborhood walk. and surprisingly, I was limber and stable enough to get up on that rock. ;)

here’s to spending the rest of the summer getting bigger and rounder! and deciding on a name. this little guy is still totally nameless.

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little things : our favorite summer clothes

little things : our favorite summer clothes | unruly things

lately Wolf has spent almost every waking second playing outside in the backyard. it’s almost summer and it sure feels like it. he runs around bare foot, sprays the hose, helps me water the plants, hunts for four {and five!} leaf clovers, ants & flowers, and just has a blast being a kid. since he’s outside a lot, I like to pick comfy clothes for him that are still stylish but can take a beating. one of my very favorite brands is Nico Nico. the clothes are made with the softest organic cotton you can imagine and fit great. I’ve enjoyed many of their past seasons but I must say, this Spring/Summer collection is one of my very faves. with the combos of bright colors, indigo dyes & stripes and camo, you can’t ask for much better. have a peek here.

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{shirt c/o Nico Nico though I’ve stocked and bought many many things from them myself over the years and have truly grown to love their soft, comfy style!}

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Wolf and the blue bike

Wolf and the blue bike | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

this weekend, Wolf graduated to a shiny new blue bike for his birthday – the Specialized Hotrock 12 – and he’s pretty stoked about it. he picked up pedaling faster than I thought he would! the brakes are still a little tricky for him but he’s getting there. I imagine those training wheels will be off before no time.

if you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably familiar with my Wolf hashtags. #hellomynameiswolf, #wolfupinthesky and #wolfandtheredbike to name a few. I started a new hashtag – #wolfandthebluebike if you’d like to follow along.

Wolf and the blue bike | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things Wolf and the blue bike | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things Wolf and the blue bike | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things Wolf and the blue bike | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things
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Wolf turns THREE.

Wolf turns THREE | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

our little Wolf turned THREE yesterday and we celebrated all weekend. Saturday we threw a little backyard bash and invited all his buddies over to party. Wolf told me that he wanted a blue cake for his birthday so I obliged, and of course ran with it for a little blue theme. blue balloons, indigo blue tie dye everywhere, blue candles and that blue cake. our pals at Fearless Baking made the cake and those incredible cut out cookies. amazing right? we had a three piñata, bubbles galore and sunprints for the kids to create. it was so much fun and Wolf had the time of his life.

I still can’t believe he’s already three!!

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it’s a…

unruly things : it's a BOY!!

BOY!!! that’s right – brothers! I wanted a special way to announce this little babe and couldn’t think of anything more fun than a bunch of big balloons. so we braved a super windy day and headed to the park for a few pics. at first the news that we were having another little boy was hard. I’d always pictured myself with one boy and one girl. but I can’t say I didn’t have a hunch already that it was a boy even if I’d been holding out for the news of a baby girl. I’ve been getting used to the idea of having two little boys and the more and more I think about it, the more excited I am to be the mama to two wonderfully sweet little boys. plus, I think Wolf will just love having a little brother!

I’m almost 21 weeks pregnant, which means I’m over the hump! hopefully this little guy doesn’t play the waiting game that Wolf did and comes closer to his due date. we’re still looking at mid-September and couldn’t be more thrilled. now to think about names!

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52 weeks of Wolf : 12.52

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013.”

oh man.  what a rough week this was!!  Wolf had a terrible time re-adjusting to his schedule after our trip and is finally showing signs that he’s back on track.  he forgot that he knew how to fall asleep with no tears and decided that 10pm was a good bedtime rather than 8!

but despite the tears we’ve had this week, we’ve had plenty of laughter and lots of smiles.  and singing!  while we were on our trip, Wolf started singing songs, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Jingle Bells and the cutest of all – his ABCs.  I’ve been trying to capture him singing for days now on video and finally was able to sneak up behind him yesterday and shoot this gem:

Wolf sings the ABCs

dang, I’m a proud mama.  and to think, this is just the beginning.  if you’d like to see more photos from previous weeks, you can see them below the cut.

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a printable valentine

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope your day is filled with love and sweetness.  I never cared too much for Valentine’s Day until this year.  Wolf has two Valentines – lucky guy!!  and to see how excited he got when he opened up their cards just filled my heart with love.  today he colored and stickered some cards to give to the girls at the daycare he goes to.

in spirit, I also created this fun, printable Valentine’s Day word search for the Ergobaby blog.  download it for free here!  sending love your way and hope you get something sweet today.