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Instagram photo by blogalacart - Both Sunny and Kaki wore this outfit home from the hospital when they were born. πŸ₯ This weekend, among barking seal coughs and sore throats and pink eye (it's finally been eradicated! Hallelujah!), I binge-listened to @longestshortesttime while knitting itty bitty, cozy accessories for this cold weather baby so s/he too could come home like her/his big sisters. Although if s/he's anything like our eldest, the hat and booties may not fit for more than a day. #thosepompomsareeverything #wemakeembig #handmadewithlove #nesting #shareyourknits
- Both Sunny and Kaki wore this outfit home from the hospital when they were born. This weekend, among barking seal coughs and sore throats and pink eye (it's finally been eradicated! Hallelujah!), I binge-listened to @longestshortesttime while knitting itty bitty, cozy accessories for this col...
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blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @longestshortesttime thank you Hilary. A blog reader just turned me on to your podcast and I'm hooked. Very appropriate listening, especially at this stage in my 3rd pregnancy! πŸ‘
ay_deedee - deanna Oh Ashley, too precious
drawingrobbi - Robbi Behr So darling. And I never use that word. ❀️
other_mother_ - Other Mother I cannot wait to see Baby Cart in his/her coming home outfit! I've been reading since the infant days of Sunny (I gave birth a week after you, it's been fun to follow along with a child the same age). You're such an inspiration to me as a mother, and a person in general. You're children are lucky ducks indeed!
other_mother_ - Other Mother Your*. Ahhhhh why can't I edit. Lol. Grammar mistakes make me πŸ˜–
blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @other_mother_ that means a great deal! Truly, thank you for following along! And the words of kindness. xoxo
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blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart Her hair has grown out enough that she's back to being my living doll. Only so many more years (months?) when she'll tolerate (dare I say enjoy?) having her hair styled by her mama. Just a lazy, heart-filled Saturday chez Cart. #readytoprepvalentines #hearthair #herecomesfebruary #myladybug 🐞
snips_entwined - Lili Levy I always wanted my mom to do my hair! But she was not an accomplished braider, so it didn't happen. I used to love standing in line with my cousins for my aunt to give us French braids.
mapaige - Melissa Paige That's real skill!
stiles1979 - @snips_entwined me too!!!! Only I learned how to, BUT my girls won't let me do theirs now 😭😭😭😭
Instagram photo by blogalacart - And so knitting and nesting for our Year of the Monkey babe has begun... 🐡 #handmadewithlove #babyknits #knittersofinstagram #knittingaddict #gestatinginjanuary #romper #shareyourknits #sweetlordweareallsoexcitedtomeetthisgummybear
- And so knitting and nesting for our Year of the Monkey babe has begun... #handmadewithlove #babyknits #knittersofinstagram #knittingaddict #gestatinginjanuary #romper #shareyourknits #sweetlordweareallsoexcitedtomeetthisgummybear
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blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @larajean1 Debbie Bliss Paloma. It happened to be on sale and I've worked with it before. The pattern actually called for a bulky weight cashmere but I wasn't prepared to drop that kind of πŸ€‘!
mmschade - mmschade If I knew I got to wear that upon my arrival I would make sure I came a tad early πŸ˜‰
shen_g - Damn girl, you're speedy!
shen_g - And also: cashmere. For a newborn outfit. Bahahahahahahaha.
blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @shen_g right?!?! πŸ˜‚πŸ€‘πŸ’© That is bananas.
aprilamking - April King I would buy that!
Instagram photo by blogalacart - Courtland got sent home from school today because preschoolers are gross and pink eye is crazy contagious. While at the pediatrician's to get eye drops, the doctor discovered a small rock lodged in her ear. The four year old had no awareness of this obstacle, and claimed that it was not her doing. Regardless, it took six adults to restrain her and flush out said rock thanks to the resulting hysteria and fear of the water pick. Both mom and preschooler are equally traumatized from the scene that unfolded.  Then we found out that no data from our broken external hard drive could be salvaged. While we no longer owe the company $1,600 to retrieve the data, all of our 2014 and 2015 photos are gone gone gone.  I am in a glass cage of emotion as evidenced by the block of cheese, bag of chocolate chips, and Netflix queue at my bedside. And now I'm obnoxiously using social media to whine about these trivial problems because FEEEEELINGS and hormones and no self-restraint.  So here is a photo of me looking totally blissed out because social media is a bunch of curated, self-selected BS. But sometimes life does look and feel that happy. And other times it's best faced with a bowl of uncooked cookie dough. #eatsmyfeelings #andoverusesIG #atleastiamselfaware #thisisparenting #huffpostparents
- Courtland got sent home from school today because preschoolers are gross and pink eye is crazy contagious. While at the pediatrician's to get eye drops, the doctor discovered a small rock lodged in her ear. The four year old had no awareness of this obstacle, and claimed that it was not her doin...
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sbrookner - Manateenana The heart is for the photo but my heart is sad about your loss. Boo
mmschade - mmschade Oh dude. Feel the feels. I will drink the wine for you. 🍷🍾
versoartprints - Verso, Jen Rork A little wine. Binge Netflix. Chocolate. (My ABCs, yes, every once in awhile on the crappy-ass days while pregs)
drawingrobbi - Robbi Behr Oh mannnnnnnn on the photosssssssssssssughughugh. Oh look if you write ughughugh enough it turns into hughughug. More hughughughughugs for you!!
ktotspadilla - Kendra Tots Ugh. So much ugh. Hug hug hug!
nessmuir - Galans That sucks! A whole two wonderful years of photos gone but at least you have your beautiful blog to see all of the last two years since you've been super good and your photo series!
ylimelb - ELB Two words for your day: Ugh & grr! πŸ’“πŸ’“
ephduke - Matthew Earle I lost a few years of photos from a hard drive fail, including everything from two months backpacking in europe, so i feel you for real! The sting never goes away, but it softens in time πŸ™ƒ
Instagram photo by blogalacart - While this baby may not have the newest clothes or the most fashionable and expertly designed nursery, s/he will be so very loved, by her parents who fully understand how fleeting and precious those early stages of life really are and siblings who already bestow kisses and hugs and "gentle high fives" ubiquitously and unprompted. A home that is busy and loud and filled with dog hair and laughter and (occasional) Cheerios for dinner and dance parties and love.  While we have prepared next to nothing for his/her arrival, we're ready. #33weeks #thirdchildrealities #homeiswherethecartis πŸ“·: @katedrew More #ontheblog #linkinbio #thisisparenting #huffpostparents
- While this baby may not have the newest clothes or the most fashionable and expertly designed nursery, s/he will be so very loved, by her parents who fully understand how fleeting and precious those early stages of life really are and siblings who already bestow kisses and hugs and "gentle high...
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stiles1979 - We bought and prepared so very little for Penny. I've long since gotten rid of most of the big sisters' gear and clothes. But honestly, this has been the easiest baby. Even with all the colic. I'm so much more relaxed. The girls adore her 1000x times more than I could've hoped. Same say a 3rd is crazy hard because you're outnumbered. I think a 3rd is almost easier because the big kids play well together and keep each other company. Alexa is old enough to help me with Penny from time to time. I don't feel out numbered. I feel complete.
blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @stiles1979 this is what I hope for! And I feel it already! xx
stiles1979 - Did you announce girl/boy? I forget. Sorry. (That much is true, I have zero brains left after 3)
blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @stiles1979 it's a surprise! No idea :)
linda_uzu - Linda Uzu Ah the third child is amazing. So little worry & so much sibling love. β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’š
stiles1979 - Fun! Alexa was our only surprise.
Instagram photo by blogalacart - "I have to tell you something so important… I don’t know what I am going to do when I grow up. I don’t know what I want. I won’t know where to drive. I won’t know what to do. How am I going to know?" / The thing is, I'm 28 years older than her, and I have no idea either. / My Worrier. My Thinker. My Courtland.
- "I have to tell you something so important… I don’t know what I am going to do when I grow up. I don’t know what I want. I won’t know where to drive. I won’t know what to do. How am I going to know?" / The thing is, I'm 28 years older than her, and I have no idea either. / My Worrier. ...
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blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart More #ontheblog #linkinbio #parenting #childhood #preschoolmind @huffpostparents
stiles1979 - Alexa has always been like this. Interested in way bigger ideas than I have answers for. Understanding the world far deeper than most adults. Worried about growing up and death in ways that make me so so sad. She once asked me why she wasn't as happy as all the other kids. My sweet anxious tender hearted girl. I feel for you. You're doing an amazing job! It's so hard. I was once this anxious child. I understand her in all the ways my mother never got me. I hope it helps.
Instagram photo by blogalacart - Feeling grateful for this handsome fella who keeps us functioning and sane and smiling. Our household would be at a loss without him.  He put up with a weekend's worth of "nesting" behavior and the resulting schlep of furniture and stuff all over the house. He cleaned chicken coops and mucked stalls and disposed of two mean roosters. He rubbed feet and backs. He built forts and had the kids screaming with laughter. He cleaned dishes. He cooked meals. He grocery shopped. He hiked the dogs and other stir-crazy dependents, despite the rain. He dealt with accidental bodily fluids thanks to said dependents. And through it all, he said "I love you," to each of us, over and over. He is the kind of partner/parent/human I hope my children grow up to be.  So I'll forgive the evening's worth of Cheerio-induced gastrointestinal explosions. Because love. And gratitude. And all the pregnancy-laden feels. I adore being a family with this guy.  #143james #sappybuttrue #sohumblethisone #familylife #notglamorousbutitsours
- Feeling grateful for this handsome fella who keeps us functioning and sane and smiling. Our household would be at a loss without him. He put up with a weekend's worth of "nesting" behavior and the resulting schlep of furniture and stuff all over the house. He cleaned chicken coops and...
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shar1f4 - shari I like how you skipped over the rooster assassination part...
blogalacart - Ashley Weeks Cart @shar1f4 dude, it's there. And thank the sweet baby cheez-its someone in this household will rid us of those aggressive birds. Peace restored to the coop!
shen_g - Barf! πŸ˜‰ You guys are the cutest. 😍
shar1f4 - shari Double O James, keeping the world safe one chicken coop at a time @cartwheelfarm ;)
greenolastyle - GREENOLA STYLE 😍 😍 😍
cartwheelfarm - James Whaley Cart Right back at ya, toots 😘
keeliariegg - Keelia Riegg What a guy 😊