Hell Week

What a week! As I mentioned earlier, Gracie got her first tooth a few days ago. It seemed to come out of nowhere! Just when I thought we were in the clear, along came tooth number two. So, apparently she IS bothered by new teeth. Thankfully she’s not waking up in the middle of the night (as I write this I’m afraid that I’ll completely jinx myself), but her naps are about 5 seconds long, and falling asleep at night is like having a newborn all over again! I even found myself walking her in the stroller to get her to fall asleep for a quick nap this afternoon! I mean, look at those tired eyes! Just give in, girlfriend.

Babies are such a roller coaster ride. Right when you think you’re livin’ the dream, a tooth, a growth spurt, or something else Dr. Google came up with, rears its ugly head and interrupts your routine!

To add more excitement to the mix, we’re selling our house, and the buyers scheduled their appraisal, inspection and CL-100 during this past week of hell. I knew we had to be gone during the inspection, so I planned accordingly. The house was beautiful, lavender essential oil filled the air, and we left the house to give the buyers some space.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the memo that the buyers would also be attending the CL-100 on Friday morning (because who comes to the termite inspection!?). I didn’t even think anyone would be in the house! So there we were, beds unmade, dirty diapers on the floor, me in my pajamas and slippers, and Gracie whaling in her crib as she attempted to get out of yet another nap, when a caravan of people rolled up. Turner and I scrambled to clean up the toys. I ran upstairs to make the beds, pick up Turner’s underwear on the floor, throw away the diapers, and grab Gracie. Off we went, in the rain, to walk around Trader Joe’s (still in my slippers…shit).

Today was a much needed day of rest. We spent the day together as a family, walking around the Farmer’s Market, chowing down on some lunch, and playing at the park.

Right when I think I’m at my edge, God sends me a little reminder that I’m so blessed and that I can handle anything that comes my way! That reminder comes in the form of two sweet smiles that make it all worthwhile!


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