snapshots of single parenthood

It's hard to believe, but Ryan's already been gone (only) two weeks...but we have less than 3 weeks to go, thankfully! It's been hard doing this solo parenting thing. I'm not going to lie. I love my son more than life itself, but oh my gosh, he can drive me batty. He also seems to have developed an aversion to sleep the past week or so. What do I mean by that? We're talking 5-6 wake-ups a night. The plus side of all of this is that I'm learning that I am capable of doing this much as I don't want to. And, heck, this little boy is a mama's boy through and through now. Sorry, Ryan! 

We've learned that we can go to the park and take selfies together:

We can go to church - on time - and take selfies for Daddy before we go:

We can go swimming in the lake together:

We can watch the storms roll in and enjoy the crazy clouds and wind:

We can watch the kitty and plot our epic takeover of her domain:

We can learn to crawl while Mommy's not looking and spill her coffee all over the floor:

And then, once the bubs goes to sleep, Momma can enjoy the sunset with a little peace and quiet :)


  1. oh my gosh that view is gorgeous! Single parenting is not easy but it looks like you're doing great!

  2. Knew you had this single parenting in the bag...! ;) Love the pics and yes,that view is to die for!

  3. He is just the cutest! Good job mama!! You're rocking the solo parenting thing and Ryan will be back before you know it!

  4. What cute pictures!! I seriously can't imagine how single parents do it, especially with 2 kids. Women are seriously superheroes. 3 weeks to go!! You are doing great!

  5. Hahahahahaha... the crawling and spilling the coffee! All boy!! :D

  6. hahaha oh my gosh that coffee photo. hilarious!

  7. Looks like you are doing great! Love the views. Your area looks beautiful!

  8. Looks like you guys are having a great summer! Love that he's into everything now!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. So cute and getting so big!

    I feel your pain in a different way. Jerry works evenings, so I'm home alone all night and put the baby to bed by myself... it's rough. Caleb has also started having a terrible sleep regression. It's been going on for two weeks. He doesn't want to go in his crib suddenly and will shriek about it until around 12:30. It's so tough. He's also started waking up again some nights.