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I’ve had two nights with one three hour stretch of sleep each night. Now I feel like I can conquer the world.

(it’s the little things…)

Whew.

& now I can see a little bit more joy amidst the craziness. & one of those overwhelming joys is the behavior modeling sweet caroline is doing all day long. She is constantly loving on her baby. “Cry Baby” is her baby of choice…always. She speaks to cry baby like I speak to everett. She nurses her when she is hungry (from her belly button, which she calls her “udder boobie.” I love it.) She touches her brother like I touch him. She soothes him like I soothe him. It’s the most heartwarming thing I think I have experienced as a parent. I could watch her be a little mommy all day. & sometimes I need her–because oddly enough, she can often soothe everett when I can’t. They are very in tune with one another.

This is our new favorite thing to do together. She loves wearing her cry baby just like I wear everett every day. We have matching Moby Wraps. (I LOVE my Moby) & they even make a Mini Moby for the kiddies too. :) I can’t stand the cuteness.

Seems like just yesterday I was wearing a teeny tiny caroline around the house. How time flies.

& I am more of a babywearer this time around. I did write an article about all of the carriers I’ve tried. My two favorites are still the Moby & the Ergo. I wear them all the time. I am currently riding a Moby wave. I’m sure I’ll jump back on the Ergo soon. Just depends on my mood. ;)

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& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in MommyhoodAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice Craves Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KT The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker MamaFreckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie PortraitsIci & LaIt’s a Graham LifeIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival PhotographyLiving for Love Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tot TravelsNavigating the MothershipNicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll GoOur Baby Behr Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet FootstepsRachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama BlogSide of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our LifeSquamish Baby The Todd’s We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked KateWokabout Z as in Zebra

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Ingrid - I LOVE this picure!

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christina moodie - I love this picture! Really so cute.
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Ali - He looks so big already! And she is so cute I can hardly take it!!
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Mallory - I love watching a little girl imitate her mom. It’s such a big responsibility we take on as moms, to always strive to be the best person we know how as our little ones watch, but it’s so rewarding at the same time! I hope you are able to get even more sleep soon!

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Aja - Just precious. So glad you’re getting some rest!

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Shannel - “udder boobie” — sweet & hilarious. yay for small stretches of sleep!

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