maryhwest The best dad in the whole world. I'm in awe of watching him each and every day with Rowan. Living this adventure without him wouldn't be possible. He makes me laugh and feel supported in every way possible. His heart is just so good and overflowing with love for his sweet baby and family. @patrickhwest #rowanwest 15h

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maryhwest Because baby hiccups are the most precious things on the planet. #rowanwest @patrickhwest 16h

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maryhwest Okay, I'm THAT parent. #rowanwest 4d

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maryhwest Ok, fine. Here's the rest. Clearly we've had a traumatic day, involving lots of emotions. Despite all this, she's still as cute as can be. #rowanwest 5d

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maryhwest The best expression of the day, indicative of how she felt about 4+ hours in the car, lots of holiday traffic, and a later bedtime due to frequent car naps. #rowanwest 5d

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maryhwest Great visit with Theresa this morning on our way out of town. We love her so much! @teecejurg 6d

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maryhwest Probably our first hour together without the baby. We love her dearly, but we needed some air. Big time. @patrickhwest 1w

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maryhwest Rowan meeting her great grandmother for the first time! #rowanwest 1w

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maryhwest Happy 4th of July from the Wests! #rowanwest @patrickhwest 1w

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maryhwest Well everyone, we've reached a high point for the day. 1w
  •   jahauth It really is quite artistic! Looks a bit like the outline of a troll doll. 1w
  •   ctdozier The girl has skills 1w
  •   danachitwood Turn it sideways and I see the Incredible Mr. Limpet. 1w
  •   caitlow615 It's a dog barking! 1w
  •   laurawgodfrey And this is why we don't put brand new babies in beautiful clothes... 1w
  •   maryhwest @laurawgodfrey which is kind of sad, but I get it. 1w
  •   reena_parekh This is so gross lol! You are too funny. 1w
  •   ktmhale I was finally told the "secret of poop" when Ansley was 4 months old. A blow out usually means it's time to go to the next size up in diapers. However, I'm still trying to figure out what poop on my shirt means... Let me know once you discover THAT secret. 1w

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maryhwest Killer sunset tonight, folks. 1w

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maryhwest Out with the old, in with the new! @patrickhwest says I should be ashamed of my old pair of Rainbows. 1w
  •   maryhwest @camerolivia oh no. These are from last year. Clearly these are my go-to sandals for everything... 1w
  •   camerolivia Nice! No judgement here! I wish I wore mine more... I'm always I'm my chaccos 1w
  •   knhale Those are from LAST YEAR?! 1w
  •   maryhwest @knhale whoops. 1w
  •   paigepelot Wait, did they start out looking like the ones on the left!? 1w
  •   maryhwest @paigepelot we were trying to figure that out. It looks like the newer pair might be lighter (to start)? 1w
  •   caitlow615 That's impressive wear after only a year!!! Love Rainbows but hate breaking them in. 1w
  •   kct613 Mine are just a gross. #noshame 1w

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  •   knhale Yes. 1w
  •   kleeng Please make a headband out of this. 1w

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maryhwest When you become a parent, there are things that you lose and things that you gain. The good news is that collectively, you net out on the positive side. The bad news is that you don't get to control much of said gains/losses. Tonight was a perfect example of this dichotomy. I went to bed at midnight, after having endless wine and cheese and pasta with some of my dearest friends. And then a mere two hours later, it's time for this girl to wake up and eat. Although I felt pretty horrific not being able to enjoy my wine-aided sleep, Rowan woke up her happiest and chirpiest self at 2am. I still love sleep and hate that it got snuffed out from my life so quickly and without warning. But I'm also lucky to have such a beautiful baby that I get to see in this state of happiness and glee, even if it is at 2, and then again at 5. So shoot me, but maybe just do it with a tranquilizer so everyone wins. </rant> #rowanwest 1w
  •   ctdozier Amen 1w
  •   laurawgodfrey So well said @maryhwest. Becoming a parent is also all about seasons... I promise you will enjoy sleep again in all it's fullness! And then it will go away again like it's about to for me 1w
  •   hawleywould Hahaha yuppppp 1w
  •   hawleywould Also? It's really awesome when severe sleep deprivation is no longer a part of your parental experience. I owe "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" so much. I do want another babe, but I sure do love this kids sleeping through the night most of the time thing!!! 1w
  •   jessicaeron So sweet! Thank you for sharing that! 1w
  •   kmoft That smile! Love it. #momwisdom 1w
  •   jspicknall I've always wondered what @patrickhwest would look like swaddled...now I know 1w
  •   patrickhwest @jspicknall it's great. You should try it sometime. Getting up to go to the bathroom is hard, though. 1w

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  •   ginnyrich Mary, thank you so much for letting us come over...and stay so late! This picture might need to be framed... Some of my favorites :) 1w
  •   maryhwest @ginnyrich we'll take a matching one when we go to London and then another in Spain. Deal? 1w
  •   ginnyrich Done. 1w
  •   louiseew11 Thanks so much for wine, cheese and pasta night @maryhwest #parlove can't wait for round 2 in london :) 1w

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maryhwest Sorry dad, she's going to be a heart-breaker. @patrickhwest #rowanwest 2w

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