it’s finally friday

Holy moly…it’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 ๐Ÿ™‚