An Uncomplicated Life Blog: High Five for Friday!

Friday, June 20, 2014

High Five for Friday!

Ladies and gentlemen! We have reached a new milestone that you likely care nothing about: Henry is sleeping between two and three hours at a time at night! This is life changing.

I've seen posts and have friends who's one-month old babies will go five to six hours without waking up to feed at night. Not our Henry! In fact, if he wasn't held all night long, he would scream and fuss uncontrollably. It was miserable, and I wanted to (not so secretly anymore) punch all these "my baby sleeps so well at night!" folks in the face and get my son examined to figure out just what in the heck his deal was. And then put a fork straight in my eyeball.

But alas! A corner has been turned (knock on wood). I can actually get up to two hours of sleep at a time, and just might actually get around five to six hours total at night. Booyah!

Here's to a "Not Horrifically Sleep Deprived High Five for Friday" countdown!

1) Henry's "deal" was dairy. Since I've omitted it from my diet, he's a different baby. I guess most newborns really struggle to digest dairy. Which is a dang shame, because cheese is pretty much my favorite food... But I'll forgo the cheese for sleep my friends, that is FO SHO.

2) We (by we I mean Henry and I) are working on a new workout regimen! I'll have a detailed post about it tomorrow, but we basically spend our mornings workin' on our fitness together at the lake. One morning this week all the sail boats were out for sailing camp. I loved sailing camp when I was younger, and it made me wonder if lil' H will also want to take sailing lessons some day...

All the adorable little sailors on White Rock Lake

3) I got a deep tissue massage at Hiatus Spa + Retreat this week... And it was AHHHHH-mazing! My sister got it for me back in October, right as I found out I was pregnant. I had to wait ten whole months to actually get it since they won't do deep tissue work on preggos, but it was so worth the wait! I love me a good, hard, painful rub-down.

4) If you follow me on Instagram, you know I ordered these pacifier clips from Tees By Three on Etsy and they are ADORABLE! I've spent way too many hours chasing paci's that are projected out of Henry's mouth and this was the answer to my prayers. She has over 40 fabrics to choose from (all of which are adorable) and they were shipped the day I ordered them! Best $15 I've spent in a long time.

5) After over four LONG months, our home's HVAC system issues are finally being addressed and repaired! We *just* might have adequate AC for the Texas summer ahead... Fingers are crossed!

I hope you all have a terrific weekend with your families and friends! Be sure to hop over and check out these lovely ladies' blogs, too! (Psshhhh, I know you're not really working on a Friday afternoon...)

That Friday Blog Hop

  photo db7528c5-a5c8-4eb0-9519-22997b018248_zps7d56832d.jpg

 photo H54Fbutton_zps973d26e1.png


  1. Those paci clips are absolutely adorable! I'm about to have a little boy (any day now!), and I can't imagine having to give up cheese for my kiddo. Haha mad props to you, mama!

    I'm stopping by from Lauren's link up! I hope you have a great weekend! :)

    1. Thanks Les, and (early) CONGRATS to you and baby boy! I hope you don't have to give up cheese... But sadly, it's a very common problem. I've been told after a few months I can attempt to eat it again - trust me, the screams from gas aren't worth even the best cheese! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hey, found your blog from a previous 5 on Friday link up and officially a follower now!
    My toddler was one of those babies that woke every 1.5-2 hours.... EVERY other baby we knew slept. I get it. The whole punch everyone in the face feeling ;)

    1. I think we need a honorary club for us mama's who deal with this "special" kind of baby. Because when its 4am and you've had a whopping 2 hours of sleep, you need some sort of support group to keep you from punching all the mama/s with the sleeping babies, right?! So glad you reached out :) Looking forward to following your adventures too!

  3. Luxe beauty and wellness spa treatments are health canada approved. Technicians are certified with extensive medical backgrounds and highly trained. melasma treatment mississauga on

  4. Giant Bicycle Halifax is the only Giant exclusive dealer in Nova Scotia, the largest bike brand in the world offering high-performance bicycles with exceptional value for all age groups. Barry Misener’s been in the bike industry for 30 years, owning a store in Bedford and then converting that business to a Giant-branded store and moving to downtown in 2016. Barry recently decided to retire and has sold his business to partners Mark Gavin and Zachary Steinman. bike store halifax

  5. I wish to thanks for your great efforts to post us an informative blog. Reception hall Montreal

  6. I've been told after a few months I can attempt to eat it again - trust me, the screams from gas aren't worth even the best cheese! Have a wonderful weekend! wealth management calgary

  7. I've been told after a few months I can attempt to eat it again - trust me, the screams from gas aren't worth even the best cheese! urban logistics montreal

  8. Hooray for Henry's improved sleep! It's amazing what a difference a few hours make. Also, kudos on the dairy discovery – sacrificing cheese for better sleep is a parenting triumph. Cheers!
    Protective Order New Jersey