• Babby Hardeman

    Nine Months Old

    I didn’t think it could get any more fun with you, Judge, but it has! Happy nine months, little man. Here are a few of my favorite milestones and memories from the past month. Your fourth (FOURTH!) trip back to the east coast to visit your grandparents. You like to grab everything in site, so it’s getting a little trickier on planes. But you still make lots of friends on our flights. Visiting again with your great-grandmother.

  • Babby Hardeman

    Eight Months Old

    Oh, little Judge. You’re not so little anymore! Everyone comments on how big you are for your age. Must be something in the milk. It’s been eight months and–just like everyone said it would–it just keeps getting better. Your hair! Your blonde hair is growing and growing and I love it. You’re one good looking kid, Judge. My very favorite part of your bedtime routine, when I cuddle you and sing you a lullaby right before putting you in your bed. It’s our sweetest time together.

  • parenting


    Something’s changed. I was listening to an audiobook and I was at an important scene where one of the main characters tells the story of when her baby drowned. I was surprised at how I much more it affected me now that I’m a mom. I could feel myself wanting to shed tears for a fictional baby’s death. It’s not that I ever was OK with stories about babies getting sick or dying, but now, it’s different.

  • Babby Hardeman

    Seven Months Old

    My, how you’ve grown, my son! I just love spending time with you. You’re getting so expressive, and it’s fun to find the things that make you laugh. Here’s to seven months. How easy it is to “scare” you. I love hiding behind a wall and jumping out to say “Boo!” You love it. You’re first true crawl! While you’ve been thinking about it for a long time, it finally happened last week. You may fall down a lot and substitute belly crawling sometimes for hands-and-knees crawling, but one fact remains–you’re mobile.

  • Babby Hardeman

    Six Months Old

    A whole half of a year that’s how long it’s been since you entered our lives. It’s been a really fun ride so far. In the past month you’ve continued to race ahead in your development. I want things to slow down, but I’m having a blast watching you discover the world. Your flipping and flopping all over the floor! How you’re THIS close to crawling, but for now you just scoot backwards little by little.

  • Style

    Five. Oh. Ones.

    Ok, Levi’s, you got me. I am in L.O.V.E. with these 501CT’s. The hubs suggested I try them, but I think I wasn’t really convinced until I read somewhere that it was the one pair of jeans style bloggers simply have to own. Signed, sealed and delivered. I bought two pairs the day I tried them on–one in this light-wash, CT (“custom tapered”) version and a stone-washed, destroyed, regular 501. I wear both pairs lots. Ladies, I definitely recommend you try a pair or three. Levi’s 501CT jeans | Journal Standard sweater | Madewell necklace | Troentorp clogs

  • Style

    The Bomb

    I don’t wear dresses much these days. (Any woman who’s breastfed and/or pumped breastmilk can appreciate the reasoning here.) But when I do, I feel pretty darn great, especially after being big and pregnant for what seemed like forever.

  • Babby Hardeman,  parenting

    Five Months Old

    Your second tooth. I can’t believe you have two now. Your impressive ability to entertain yourself with just about anything. Like when we were at a restaurant the other and gave you a coffee sleeve and you turned it over and over in your hand curiously. Your super-speed feedings. You had a lot of issues with breastfeeding in the beginning, but now you have it down, plus you speed through meal time.