Thankful Thursday- Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American followers (and to all those who are celebrating today!).

Today is especially wonderful because this year it falls on my husband’s birthday! I find that particularly poetic as the two things I am most thankful for are my husband and my beautiful daughter.

It’s Cupcake’s first Thanksgiving, so we’re celebrating big! Today we are spending the day with my wonderful in-laws. Cupcake is happy, healthy and blossoming into the most awesome person I’ve ever met! IMG_2807.JPG

Tomorrow, we’re breaking my grandma out of the nursing home for a Dessert Thanksgiving (imagine the quantity of food at Thanksgiving, but that it’s all desserts!). I’m excited to get to have two Thanksgivings and to get to celebrate with all of our family!

I am so thankful for my darling Cupcake, my hunky hubby, my health and my wonderful family & friends! I would be remiss to not include all of you people out there sharing in my momming journey! Even if you are not celebrating today, know I am thankful for you!

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that these products exist…

This has been a long week my friends. At first I thought Cupcake was just cutting her second tooth. I didn’t even think much of the fever she was developing. Teething is a pita, right?

Then yesterday hit. Well, actually, it started on Tuesday night. She just would not settle to sleep. Cupcake is in a pretty decent routine, so when we were still awake hours after bedtime… I was none too pleased. She fussed when I tried to nurse her and wouldn’t lay in her crib. It was awful. She finally fell asleep just before 1am.

When she woke up yesterday, she was even worse. She had her new fever and was so unhappy. She cried and fussed for three hours straight until I was in tears. I really prefer to minimize the pain meds she receives, but it was time. I skipped the Tylenol, which hadn’t been working, and went straight for the Ibuprofen.

Voila! Three hour nap.

But then she woke up, and was a mess all over again. Her fever kept climbing all day and through last night. It was one of the more difficult days we’ve had.

Here is a picture I snapped of our day. Poor kid, but that zippy sweater totally makes it cuter when she’s screaming.


And yet, how could I be anything but thankful for her? (And these products. I didn’t even like coffee before Cupcake arrived!)

Any delicious things you like to add to your coffee?

Thankful Thursday

As part of the October Blog Challenge, today is Thankful Thursday.

I feel kind of spoiled because I have so much to be thankful for. We have a beautiful home, I have great friends, and Cupcake is the light of my life.

But, raising Cupcake ain’t no piece of cake. This week has been particularly difficult. She received her six month vaccines, flu shot, is cutting her two bottom teeth and came down with roseola (virus that causes fever, followed by rash). The roseola really threw me as I thought she was just reacting to her vaccines, but no. Needless to say, I’ve got one grumpy baby on my hands.

Like for real, what the heck do you do with a sick six month old?!? A big kid can watch movies or read. Cupcake doesn’t want to cuddle or sleep or play or eat. Nothing seems to make this baby happy which leads to a grumpy mama.

So on this Thursday, I am immensely thankful for my darling husband. He has made me breakfast and a fresh pot of coffee every morning this week. On a good day, I do all the dishes, cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc. that needs to be done so that way once he gets home from work, we can spend family time. This week that has not been happening. The house is a giant disaster zone. I haven’t even had time to shower every day, which is really gross given how sick Cupcake is!

My wonderful husband hasn’t even batted an eye. He’s been so supportive: giving me breaks when he gets home, picking up the slack with chores, and treating me with a lot of care since I am emotionally a little shot. Now I know some of you might say that all of this is what a husband should do. I hear you. But, the sun should shine and I am still thankful each and every day that it does! Chris does all of this without expecting a thank you or praise, so that’s why today (and every day) I am thankful for you hubby. Love you!