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Joey just suggested taking Alana back to work with him to drop something off. Alone. Without me. Just them. No. Just no, lol. I trust him, but she would be hysterical. I literally sit in the backseat with her until she falls asleep, every single car ride.

There’s a dog chew toy/rawhide type of thing that Alana constantly goes after if she sees it, normally we see it pretty quickly, take it and she becomes distracted by something else. Today I took it and threw it across the room behind the couch, she walked over it to and picked it back up and when she saw me getting up to come take it she turned around and started walking really really fast the other direction away from me! I couldn’t believe it, hahaha, she knew she wasn’t supposed to have that but she did it anyway! My baby is turning into a fully functioning toddler.. way way too quickly.

We didn’t get Alana anything for Easter.. No basket, stuffed animal, nothing. I feel sorta bad, I guess we could have come up with something if we tried. I just didn’t really see much of a point in celebrating this year because Joeys working and I don’t want him to miss any of her firsts and it’s not like she understands what’s going on or even be able to remember it. I mean she did get an Easter basket from his aunt? Lol I’m a shitty mom I guess.


My child will not stop whining at my feet if i sit on the couch, 6 inches from her. But as soon as I get on the floor she stops whining and totally ignores me. Doesn’t look at me or anything. What the hell. 😑


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where and how i want to live after Joey gets out of the army and it’s so much different than how I always thought I wanted to live. I want to live on property with chickens and our own garden, I want to cook with all of our home grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. I want a couple more dogs and more kids. I want to adopt babies and children and fill our home with so much love it could burst. It’s crazy because honestly up until a few weeks ago I didn’t know I wanted any of that, but something changed and I don’t know what. It just feels right, in my heart and in my head.


Literally eating dinner in the kitchen totally by myself and it is THE BEST EVER hahaha. That’s when you know you’re a mom.

9 months today!

Alana is 20 pounds 8 ounces
27 inches long

She already has her two lower teeth and the two top have popped completely through and are coming down. She’s almost fully cut both incisors on each side of her bottom teeth and she’s getting her upper left incisor too, were just waiting on that one to fully cut also!

SHES WALKING! the only time she crawls now is to get to something she can pull herself up on to walk, so she still has to figure out how to go from sitting to standing and the whole crawling thing will be out the door, lol.

She babbles mama and dada but mostly mama ;)

She started clapping the other day but only when daddy holds her up over his head

She uses her pointer finger for everything lol and she’s mastered her pincer grip

She loves when we read to her, she normally yells at the book while were reading

And we’re still cosleeping, baby wearing and all that other good stuff lol

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