By far the best gift I've ever received on my birthday. I got it from my daughter Aimée. I know it's hard to read, but It says:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD, I LOVE YOU AS MUCH AS THE SUN. DAD DOESN'T LET ANYONE HURT YOUR FEELINGS OR SMASH YOUR GOALS. I LOVE DAD AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
The drawing at the bottom is supposed to be of her and me saying "Go Notre Dame " 😢😍 #daddydaughter#birthdaycard#notredame#fightingirish#love#family#blessed
Had a nice daddy/daughter home-cooked Cuban dinner with a side of existential discussion and family banter. It was so quiet without @eyaimydiaz and the mini princess, but they are getting true, authentic Cuban chow down south #guajira 🐁🧀😁 #cheese#daddydaughter#nevergrowup#cuban#cheerup
So much sweetness. 💙 💤
And so much sleep deprivation... 😬. Rosie Jo is amazing- and has never been a natural ‘good’ sleeper. We worked hard and tried lots of things in order for her to start sleeping through the night when she was 8-9 mo old. I didn’t want to let her cry it out on her own- I wanted to teach her how to sleep on her own because sleep is the most magical, amazing thing! 💤 💙 (not to mention- NECESSARY.) AND SHE DID! She started sleeping through the night and taking decent naps. I was so close to insanity due to lack of sleep that this truly felt like magic. ✨💫
And yet, here we are. Struggling with sleep again. It’s not her fault. A couple of months ago she woke up in the middle of the night with a poopy diaper- nbd- we will take care of that for ya, Rosie. 👊🏼 And then the next night maybe bc she had a runny nose? She was cold? We were staying at the cabin? She had a cough? All of a sudden... here we are 2 months later with a baby struggling to fall asleep at her bedtime, waking up every night, sleeping in our bed, and asking for Elmo at 5:30 in the morning. How the hell did this happen?
I’m so tired.
We didn’t mean to create this routine. We just were making the little disruptions work and were unintentionally creating something that absolutely doesn’t.
I have a feeling this isn’t the last time we’ll unintentionally mess up at this parenting thing. 😜🤷🏻♀️💜 So, here is a cheers to sleep and a high five to all the tired parents just wanting to do the next best thing and unintentionally messing up all the time. Wish us luck on putting the sleep back in our lives before RJ’s little brother gets here and I’m back to waking up all night long with a nursing babe. 🙄🤱🏻💤🤦🏻♀️💙 (Also, if you’re in need of what works and doesn’t involve crying it out, @thesleeplady book is amazing and @yoga_girl’s podcast ‘The Sleep Episode’ is a quick recap of just about everything that works for us when we are actually doing it. 😜 We start again tonight. Sleep well, my friends.) #sleep#family#love#daddydaughter#batmanbaby#naptime#sleepyhead#sleeplearning#tiredAF#parentingismessy
Handsome Beard 🧔🏽by @frankandwhit and @blokesbarbershop🍼Baby by me! Have to give a much overdue thank you to @frankandwhit 💕 When I was pregnant with Mia, I went to Chris at Frank and Whit and said “my boyfriend’s beard oils are driving me nuts!” and with one little delivery from @frankandwhit ...all of our lives were instantly better 👍🏼 Ladies you already all ❤️ @frankandwhit but if you have a handsome bearded guy (or one that won’t let go of Movember) like I do check them out for the best beard stocking stuffers. This isn’t a sponsored post, we are just raving fans ❤️. #BabyandBeard#daddy