Happiness // No.4

Friday, December 1, 2017


I'm not going to lie, this week has been a total doozy. Sometimes blogland and social media can seem so perfect, and portray only the "pretty" moments in people's lives...so I think it is good to keep it real on here from time to time. 

Starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving - Marin has been a total terror at night time. She won't go to bed, and then when she finally does...she never sleeps longer than 1-2 hours. On top of that, when she wakes up, she screams bloody murder and is inconsolable for sometimes upward of half and hour. That lasted for a good 5+ nights in a row. I know she is teething and also had a bit of sickness contributing, but that didn't make it any less difficult. (Don't worry, I've talked to the pediatrician and we've taken some steps to hopefully help her since this is totally not normal for her - it had me worried too!)

I've also been sick most of the week with a terrible sore throat and ear pain - all of which is viral, so in the doctor's words, I just need to "ride it out". Lovely.

Because of all the grumpiness and sleeplessness that has been going on at my house, I really wanted to sit down and do another post on things that have made me happy this week. Reminding myself that even when you are down in the trenches (of illness, parenting, whatever it may be)...there are always little bits of positivity to be thankful for. 

1// The return of Fixer Upper - I know it is the last season, which is bittersweet... but I truly enjoy this show and watching the Gaines family...so I'm excited to see new episodes showing up in my DVR cue! Now I just need to find the time to watch ;)

2 // Watching Marin crawl - she is determined and doing such a great job. She was going backwards for awhile, but over the past week she has gotten the forward motion down. I can't believe how fast she is growing up! Wasn't she just my little newborn a minute ago??

3 // Finishing up our Christmas shopping. It is done! Just waiting for everything to show up in the mail, since I do 99.9% of it online (over my dead body am I going out to the stores this time of year lol). 

4 // Rockabye Baby! Music - have any other moms heard of this? My friend told me about it the other day, and I am in love. It is lullaby music for babies, out of remade rock and pop music. Finally some kids music I can get behind! I immediately purchased the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters. We've been using a little playlist mix at bedtime for Marin and we've even been listening to it in the car too.

5 // I've had a new found love for this mascara. Don't know why it fell off my radar, but it really is one of the best cruelty free mascaras I've ever used! 


1 comment

  1. I'm so sorry you guys have had such a rough week- I can only imagine how hard it is waking up that often on top of not feeling well at all. I hope you and Marin are both feeling better soon! I'm so excited for the new Fixer Upper episodes too, though we haven't watched any of them yet either. Awesome job being basically done with Christmas gifts! We've hardly started over here, but trying not to worry about it too much... yet ;)


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