Friday, June 27, 2014

Five On Friday: Baby Sister Baby Shower Edition

Howdy! And Happy Friday! It's time again for my weekly, go-to post, "Five On Friday," which holds me accountable for documenting five random happenings of what's going on with my little family o' five each week. 

In case you missed my last post, yesterday was a very special day for my hub and me. Although he was away traveling on Wednesday and it would have been much easier on him to travel to his next city from where he already was, he decided to fly back home that night, getting home well after 9:00 pm and leaving at 4:30 am the next morning, just so that we could at wake up together on our anniversary. Needless to say, he was gone by the time I got up for the day. But. I was greeted by two dozen roses and 10 bottles of wine when I walked into the kitchen. I then spent the rest of the morning laughing and crying as I discovered sweet and funny notes he had hidden all over the house for me to discover. He is a keeper, that hub of mine, and I can't wait to see what our next 10 years of marriage bring. I also can't wait for the fall, when we'll do a long weekend away, just the two of us, to celebrate our special milestone. <3 

Our summer fun continues! Now that my sweet baby boy is doing better tummy-wise (more on that in a minute) and thus napping for more than 20 minutes at a time, I've really been able to capitalize on the extra time and have more play time with my older two. Yay! I've missed them! I also bring Harrison along for the summer ride whenever possible, which usually means tagging along in the Bjorn. :) A few snapshots of our summer fun from this week:

Tomorrow will be spent spoiling my baby sister at the baby shower my other sisters and I are throwing to celebrate her first baby--a sweet little girl named....SKYLAR ANN (and yes, she gave me permission to share that!). The theme of the shower is "Cute As A Button," and I will definitely share photos from it next week. Have I mentioned how much I love all things baby? Especially when it comes to celebrating my precious nieces and nephews! Yippee! And throw in time with my sisters (we'll miss you, Mariah!) and woohoo! One happy Momma here.

This little fella turned 2 months old on Wednesday. 

Wait...what?!? Y'all. I seriously tear up when I think about that. The last 9 weeks have been a crazy blur, and while things have certainly gotten easier, I already miss those early weeks. But. The GREAT news is that Harrison is doing so, so much better since we've gotten him on the Prevacid and me on the dairy- and soy-free diet! He just feels better--no more screaming out in pain, which is such a relief knowing he is not hurting anymore. He is just the sweetest, chattiest, smiliest little fella and he melts me into a big puddle on the floor every single day. He is also growing like a weed! He weighed 12 pounds, 4 ounces and was 24.5 inches long at his well-check visit, which means he's gained over 2 pounds and grown 3 inches in a month! 

I was able to sneak away for a little "me" time a few different times earlier this week, getting a fresh cut and color one evening, showing some support for the amazing R+F line during an afternoon momma party another day, and doing a little (unsuccessful :/ ) dress shopping right after. I always come home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on my Momma duties with an a reinvigorated positive attitude after getting a little time to myself. Three cheers for "me" time!

Here's hoping the weekend is filled with plenty of "me" time, "you" time, and "y'all" time. Catch you on the flip!

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