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Ike, Instagram'd

Ike-king-of-the-beach

Every photo I take of this baby is immediately my most favorite. 

Ike-bumbo

We've officially entered the Four Months Old Ball of Sunshine & Glee stage, where almost everything is worth smiling at or over because WHOA CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS NONSENSE? I'M SITTING UPRIGHT KIND OF! THAT TOY MAKES NOISE. MY FEET ARE IN MY MOUTH. BOOBS CONTINUE TO EXIST.

Yeah, he's very caps-locky right now, sorry. Just be glad I'm sparing you my version of I'M ON A BOAT entitled I'M IN A STROLLER. For...now, anyway. (Just need another verse's worth of lyrics. THEN WATCH THE FUCK OUT.)

Ike-little-alouette

(Wooden teether/rattle from Little Alouette, a gift from HeatherB, better known around here as Ike's Boombox. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is his jam. Pump it up! He's in a stroller! Mommy thinks she's funny! Etc.)

Ike-achievement-unlocked

We're also in the midst of the four-month sleep regression, which for Ike has taken the form of refusing to go bed, at all, ever, until he basically gets ridiculously, irrationally exhausted around 11:30 at night. At which point he screams in fury at me like, DO SOMETHING, right before finally passing out cold. I AM doing something, child! It's called drinking. Go to sleep. 

Oh, kidding. Kind of. The seven false starts at bedtime aren't my most favorite, but I know they shall pass and suddenly he'll erupt in a new skill, one that likely ups his odds of injuring his fool self in a spectacular manner the instant I need to pee. 

Ike-paci

Yup. And?

Oh, Baby Ike. You are funner than a personal monkey, at least 20 times cuter, and you probably smell better too. Mama loves you heaploads. 

Comments

00Frog

My little ball of fun is two weeks older than Ike and we have 4 month sleep regression + teething going on. SO MUCH FUN.

Olivia

Second photo from the end is very Austin Powers-like. What a cutie.

Olivia

Second photo from the end is very Austin Powers-like. What a cutie.

Jenn

He is way too cute!

Jenn

He is way too cute!

Jenn

He is way too cute!

Jenn

He is way too cute!

Jenn

He is way too cute!

Zoë

That picture with the finger in his mouth just kills me. Baby Ike is the cutest!!

The 4 month sleep regression took the same form for us with our youngest (our oldest two lulled us into a false sense of security because they never once had a sleep regression. Ever). The baby would not go to sleep until 11pm or later. My husband and I both work full time and we were exhausted! After four nights of the madness, we sleepily met for lunch to come up with an action plan on how to handle it and wouldn't you know it, the baby was in bed by 9:45pm that same night. It was over, for the time being (we had another regression at 9 months and she's now nearly 13 months so I am bracing myself for an 18 month one already). But damnit, Ike is so cute that he might be worth staying up late for so you can nom on his cheeks.

Jenn

He is way too cute!

Amelia Sprout

Wait just one second, what kind of pacifier is that? Is he actually using it? Chances that Hattie will take one?

Shelley

Gah, how lucky those boys are that one day they can read all this and know their Mama like this, at this stage with all their newness and the whole getting to know each other thing. It just so damn awesome.

Amy

I love that you have a baby the same age as me, because you're able to describe things so much better than me and everything you wrote made me laugh. :) Thanks! And we're just starting the 4 month sleep regression, I think- last night she kept waking up after 2 minutes and screaming like a banshee. It took at least 4 tries to get her to stay asleep even though she was tired enough to be falling asleep during her last bottle. Hope it doesn't get worse!

Liz

Ya know, Ez has always been the one I ooglybooglybear over cuz when I had just started reading, you had just started, uh, mothering him, so he's kinda been my, ya know, ahem, favorite. (God that sounds horrible cuz I think Noah is just as awesome as Ez, but Ez has THE CHEEKS and Noah had kinda already surpassed the baby face stage and GOD DON'T HATE ME FOR HAVING A FAVORITE.) All this is to say that Ike is effing adorable and if I were to make boys (which I don't) I would absolutely want them to look like a Storch baby cuz, ya know, CUTENESS OVERLOAD and all. But, alas, I make girls. GORGEOUS little girls. And, apparently, I also write small novels in the comment section of people's (peoples'?) blogs. So.

Jenna

Completely, ridiculously adorable.

I'm pretty sure I just sprained an ovary looking at those photos.

Erin

omg I COULD EAT HIM!

Jessica

So adorable! My baby is 3.5 months and I'm trying to ignore the possiblity of a four month sleep regression.

Stevie

The eyes and expressions on that kid?

Yeah, they kill me. Things that small and loud and...goo-ey?... should not be that cute. It's just not fair.

Kristin

Absolutely adorable. He makes me want one more.

Laura

Ike is super cute. I just wanted to get that out of the way. But can I ask a technical question? when I upgraded to the newer Instagram, it quit saving the Instagram pictures on my phone. I don't know what to do!! help!!

Loretta S.

" I AM doing something, child! It's called drinking. Go to sleep. "

I snorted when I read that!

Loretta S.

" I AM doing something, child! It's called drinking. Go to sleep. "

I snorted when I read that!

Loretta S.

" I AM doing something, child! It's called drinking. Go to sleep. "

I snorted when I read that!

Loretta S.

" I AM doing something, child! It's called drinking. Go to sleep. "

I snorted when I read that!

Amanda

Bring on the "I'm in a stroller"!

Amanda

Bring on the "I'm in a stroller"!

Erika Mitchell

I have that same ram outfit from when Aidan was little! Awww, memories.

Also, I would like to know the lyrics for "I'm in a Stroller".

kristin

My little guy is 11 weeks old. I'm heartened to hear that the screaming will stop.

kristin

My little guy is 11 weeks old. I'm heartened to hear that the screaming will stop.

Barefoot Liz

He is so incredibly cute! Oh my gosh, the cuteness! Love his eyes.

tracey

My GAD. How do you continue to not eat him? He is ADORABLE. And so witty, too!

tracey

My GAD. How do you continue to not eat him? He is ADORABLE. And so witty, too!

sara

I'm glad mine isn't the only one who's had sleep regression. Is that really a thing? Never had that problem with my first. He was an expert sleeper from the beginning. #2, though has been a horrible sleeper from the beginning!

Della

I would pay CASH MONEY, ya'll, for a well-done version of the stroller song mentioned above.

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Rochelle

So so cute. Thanks for sharing these with us:)x x x

Robin

Have you read "Go the Fuck to Sleep"?

I found the audio version, read by Samuel L. Jackson, and I laughed and cried and the truth of it all.

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mark @ yelling near you

I can see why every photo is your faourite. I love the King of the Beach photo - looks like he's saying, "You can't be serious."

Looking forward to I'M IN A STROLLER.

mark @ yelling near you

I can see why every photo is your faourite. I love the King of the Beach photo - looks like he's saying, "You can't be serious."

Looking forward to I'M IN A STROLLER.

amymvr

Aaaaaagh! "Funner than a personal monkey" has just entered my personal lexicon. Hope you don't mind. Have you ever heard the Veggi Tales lyric "like butter on a bald monkey"? That's Christian music, BTW.

Donna

Pictures of your little guy always make me smile. He has the best expressions!!!

Donna

Stephanie

I <3 Ike!

Lucy

Oooh - what brand of pacifier ribbon/string/holder thingie is that in the last picture? It's so freaking cute!

(As is your baby, obviously. :))

(Also, I need to stop reading your blog, because I have a 2 1/2 year old slightly younger than Ezra, and a 3 1/2 month old two weeks younger than Ike, and EVERY TIME you post about getting a cold/flu/misery, I end up getting the exact same thing about 2 weeks after you do. It's like a forecast of my future! Of course, this might be partly because I, too, live in MoCo and am likely exposed to the same viruses that you are, but . . . okay, I'm going to stop this comment now. /rambly)

IzzyMom

I'm pretty sure you have the cutest kids on earth (excluding my own, of course :)

IzzyMom

I'm pretty sure you have the cutest kids on earth (excluding my own, of course :)

amy turn sharp

We love Ike! ZOMG. I wish we were close and he could be my baby model for LA. AHHHH thanks so much for posting that and the twitter too. We love you girl xoxox

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