it's finally friday

Holy's Friday. I swear this week has both flown by and dragged. On the one hand, it's been so fast because we've been in a haze of sleepless nights. Last night though...last night was a Godsend. Sweet little Spencer Bruce slept from 8 until 3, and then again until 7:40. It was almost as good as a full night of sleep! And because of that, I'm participating in my first 5 on Friday. Boom.

one// We've discovered Hyland's Teething Tablets. I was a skeptic. My friends, they work. We popped two of those fast-dissolve suckers into his little mouth, and he got instant relief - and a little nap. It gave us both a little room to breathe, which made this momma's heart soar.

two// Despite the snowy weather here in New York, it looks like real spring weather is on the horizon again! We can't wait to get this little boy outside again because I think it makes him just as cranky as us to be cooped up inside - however nice this house may be!

three// You might remember my immense mom guilt about dividing my attentions and being a work-at-home-mom. It's been a constant battle, friends, because I love my son above all else, but it's financially and mentally good for me to keep my job and my career. I bit the bullet and cued the waterworks today, and I took Spencer to hourly childcare on post. They're wonderful there - sweet and attentive - and I know it will be good for him to meet other babies and play. Like my sweet momma said to me, I'm looking at it like a playdate, rather than daycare, and he's only there a few hours a day. 

four// Spencer had another checkup at the doctor, and it looks like his eczema is under control for now, which is awesome! He's gaining a little less weight right now, but they think it's because he's been uncomfortable. They're still recommending I start introducing solids soon, so we'll see! I'm still loving these sweet mommy-baby moments we have together.

five// Ryan and I are having a much-needed date day tomorrow! It pains me to leave our sweet baby bear, but we're committed to keeping our marriage at the forefront of all things, and so, we're going to spend some quality time together! I'm so excited :)


  1. How fun a date night!!! Kyle and I went on our first date night after having Sophie just recently. We hadn't had a one on one in over a year, whoops. We had gone out a few times, but never with ourselves, definitely something to keep in mind more often. I'll have to check into those teething tablets, Sophie's cutting molars, and whooo they are worse than I thought.

  2. I'm glad you decided to do the child care! It will be really hard at first, but I'm sure you'll get used to it and it will help you get your stuff done!

    Have fun on your date night! Jerry and I have had a few and it's always nice!

  3. Yay for date night! Have a great evening!

  4. Mary Katherine is also teething and I am SUPER thankful for Hylands teething tablets!! Glad his skin is feeling better!!!

  5. He is so cute! Glad those teething tablets worked! Have a great date night!

  6. So glad yall got some sleep, and that the tablets worked! They always gave Wyatt an upset tummy so I haven't tried with Stella. Maybe I should...sleep would be nice. ;) Every mama is different and I'm so glad you're doing what's best for you by taking him to a play date. I know he's loving it! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend!