Yay for Fridays!

Now that I'm staying home with G baby, every day tends to be a lot the same. Get up, eat, play, nap, eat, play, etc. Even though every day is great, I really look forward to the weekends. It's when we get to do our fun family stuff, and it's sure nice having an adult to chat with for more than a couple hours here and there. So even though I'm not technically working, weekends are by far still my favorite.

This weekend we don't have a whole lot planned, which is strange, and a nice change of pace. I'm hoping we get to do a lot of relaxing...or as much relaxing as you can do with an increasingly curious baby on your hands. I do know we will be going to look at SUVs at some point. Six months in and we have definitely realized one of us needs to get a bigger car for road trips and whatnot. It is incredible the amount of stuff a baby requires! Even just a trip to the store fills my car to the brim since I've got a huge stroller taking up my trunk. So, looks like we may have a new car on the horizon.

And that is literally our only plan. I love busy, fun weekends, but every once in awhile it's nice to have one of these. Before too long the holidays will be here and we will be traveling back and forth from Oklahoma, so I really want to soak up the downtime while we can.

Before I sign off here to start my weekend, here's a few new things on the Grayson front. It seems like overnight he's turned some type of corner.  Not sure what exactly, but definitely a change. Like a more mature, more active type of baby or something. It's been an eventful week, let me tell ya.
First, we had our first sick baby experience. Monday night he woke up about 9:30 throwing up everywhere. I was watching him on the monitor, and I saw him move and then he sounded like he was choking. Arsen and I both ran into the bedroom (he sleeps in our room...in our bed. Shhhh, don't tell), and when we got in there his entire little face was just covered and he was bawling his eyes out. He threw up several more times within the next few minutes, and then a few more times in the next hour. I held him the whole time because he was panicked because he kept choking and couldn't breathe, and he just had big tears running down his face. I ended up sleeping with him on my chest most of the night because I was so nervous.

And then Thursday morning, we had our first dreaded fall. He was sitting on the sofa with me, I literally looked away for thirty seconds to take a few bites of cereal, and the next thing I know he's toppling forward onto the floor. OH. MY. LORD. I have never felt like such a terrible person in all my life. He's been so good at just sitting and chilling with me lately, and it was literally like 7:15 in the morning, which is when he's usually super duper calm. He fell on his tiny head, and I freaked OUT! I grabbed him up and started talking to him all calmly because he was crying and scared, and then I ran into the bedroom and woke up Arsen saying over and over what a terrible mother I was. By that time (less than a minute later) he had already stopped crying and was totally fine, so we knew he wasn't actually hurt, but OMG did I feel awful.

And then, a few hours later I was in the bedroom folding clothes while he was hanging out in his crib, and I glance over at him and he is up on his knees attempting to stand up in the crib. Well, that's new! It's like all of the sudden he is super active and strong and becoming mobile and I'm pretty sure right on the verge of crawling and being all over the place. Ahh! So the very little bit of relaxing I have been enjoying is about to stop...I have a feeling this curious boy is going to keep me moving 24/7!
Alright, now that I've confessed my deep dark bad mommy secret, I'm off. My mom said babies falling off things is just something that happens, so I'm trying to tell myself that I'm not completely horrible. But I can guarantee you I'll be watching him like a hawk from here on out!

I'll leave you with a few of my favorites from Instagram the past couple of weeks. If you aren't following me yet, come on over! I've got loads of cute baby photos for your enjoyment. You can find me here :)


  1. It is definitely the worst feeling when they get hurt like that but it's inevitable with those little movers and shakers. When my niece was probably around the same age, a piece of exercise equipment fell on her while I was babysitting. I literally turned to answer the phone, still sitting next to her on the floor, and she used it to pull herself up, pulling the thing down on her. She did the same thing, cried then stopped almost immediately but I still spent the next two days texting my sister at random hours of the day and night to check on her. Now that I have my own baby, I cringe just thinking of when she'll start moving. He looks like he's doing just fine, though, and cute as ever!

  2. He is so precious!!! My daughter is 7 months and it is starting to get dangerous over here too! Oh and my baby sleeps in our room too! Shhh ;)

  3. Oh my goodness he is SO cute!!! We have been wanting an SUV for a little while but we are just waiting to pay off our car in a few months. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Poor little guy! That's a rough time there! I'm hoping he's feeling a lot better now :) And don't worry, a few of mine have had various topples of the couch - and they're relatively normal.

  5. What a sweet little boy you have there! I'm so sorry for his fall, but so glad he wasn't hurt! :)
    I'm going to head over to your Instagram and follow you! I'm loving IG these days :)

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  7. oohhh, so sad!! Luke just had his first throwing up experience a few weeks ago (we're real parents now!) and it's the worst to see them so sick and confused.
    and the fall...don't beat yourself up too much. It happens. They're more resilient than they look. Luke was always falling down the stairs and I felt awful, but they're so quick! And what's a little boy with out a few bumps and scratches? :) Poor guy.


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