Even though this was a short week, I am so happy to see the weekend. Last weekend, while visiting my family for Memorial Day, I started to feel sick, but I figured it was just my allergies coming back since the weather had finally cleared up. I felt a little achy, but I chalked it up to being more active. Then, on Monday night, Harper woke up about 30 minutes after she had fallen asleep screaming her head off. I noticed that her nose was congested so I cleaned it out, nursed her a bit to calm her down and put her back to bed. The next morning, she woke up with a runny nose and a slight fever and I woke up with a ton of guilt for not realizing that I had a cold and not allergies.
When Harper was born (six weeks early), the doctors and nurses warned us about how dangerous it could be if she got sick within the first 3 months of her life. I worried every time I heard her sneeze (not an exaggeration). I’m so thankful that her first cold didn’t come until she was 5 months old and I’m even more thankful that it was pretty mild. 90% of the time she was her normal, happy self and the other times I could calm her down pretty quickly by holding or nursing her. Her nighttime sleep included a few more wakeups, but her naps actually got better so I’m not complaining. But I’m definitely happy that Sam will be here this weekend to help me get a little more sleep.
Here are the highlights from this week and weekend…
// aden + anais is on Zulily this weekend! They have super cute Summer styles for up to 50% off. I’m trying to decide between this romper or this top and these bloomers. They also have a few of the towel and washcloth sets I talked about on Wednesday and a few sets of washcloths.
// These 2-year-old triplets are in love with their garbage collectors and it is the sweetest thing ever.
// I shared this blogpost about #MomLife on my personal Facebook page last month and I had to share it here too. You’ll definitely want to bookmark it to come back to on the hard days.
// I have a question for my mommy readers: what is the best baby food maker on the market? Harper will be starting solids in a few weeks and I’m starting to get prepared. I’d also love to know what tools you used when feeding your babies, as well as what brands of store-bought food you reccomend. Tell me everything!
// Old Navy had a Super Cash event that ended 5/30 and I shop there so much that I have three $10 coupons to use starting tomorrow. I’m thinking about using them to buy Harper a few 6-9 and 6-12 month items since her 3-6 month clothing fits perfectly right now. But even if you don’t have any coupons, you can get 30% off your entire order today for National Donut Day! You can see the items I have in my cart (plus a few I’ve already purchased) below.