Being Brickner : Friday Things

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Things

TGIF!  I can't even explain how happy I am that Friday has finally arrived, I feel like we totally deserve this one after last weekend's unexpected date with the flu.  We are planning on a St. Patrick's Day breakfast a few days early (bring on the green!) & tonight, are taking Waverly Maye to the hibachi grill for the first time.  I know she will love it, not to mention it's been a major craving of mine, so it's a win-win for everyone. :)

The weather has been beautiful this week, which we have welcomed with open arms!  Sunshine is good for the soul, I am sure of it, it has been the best cure for both us girls.  We have been loving our daily walks & even afternoon errands have been so much more enjoyable without twelve layers on each of us.  I am really hoping this sticks & we can say farewell to winter until next year! 


We have had a slight sleep regression lately, Waverly is still in her big girl bed (& hasn't attempted to get out of it), but is suddenly taking a really long time to fall asleep during both naps and bedtime.  We can't really decide what it is, her wanting attention, going through a phase, a combination of the two or none if it, but she will call out from her room for as long as an hour until she finally gets quiet.  The other night she screamed out to request lotion for a hurt finger (which wasn't hurt), then for cheez-its "in a bowl", & finally, repeatedly yelled out to tell me her birthday was Wednesday (it's in July).  We used to go in there at every request, but have since decided we are enabling her, so instead we are (trying) to let her get through it on her own.  Which is no fun.

Then the other day at nap time, she did the same thing, when I finally went in she had pulled every one of her name letters off the wall, taken the pillowcase off her pillow, & completely undressed herself.  I asked her to go back to sleep even though I was sure her nap was a wash that day, then was completely shocked when she got quiet AND slept for over two & half hours.  I finally went in there to wake her but she was sound asleep, looking like an absolute angel.  Obviously, making it all worth it.



Some things I am loving this week, this dress that is bump-friendly but is also super cute pregnant or not, these cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, & did you see that Gap is 40% until the 16th?!  I am loving all of their spring line right now, this would be the perfect time to pick up some of it!
Wishing you all a happy, happy weekend!
XO

17 comments:

  1. The weather and sunshine are definitely good for the soul! Despite a pretty stressful week, having nicer weather has helped keep my mood light and happy! (Any day that I can drive with my sunroof open is a good day in my book!)
    Can't wait to see pictures of Waverly at the hibachi grill! I'm sure she's going to love it! Have a great weekend!!

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  2. So cute that you guys are doing a St. Patty’s breakfast and her first time at hibachi?! That’s so monumental! I’d be happy if the sunshine stayed forever! This burst of spring is just what we needed! Hoping the sleep troubles start getting better but my gosh! How cute does she look in those pics!

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  3. So glad you guys are feeling better now. And you are not alone on the sleep regression, Mama! Caleb did great the entire month of February - went right to sleep at naptime and bedtime in his big boy bed with no problems. March arrived...And bye bye went the easy sleep times. He is up 5 or 6 times each night now. We realized we were enabling him too, and have since allowed him to cry a bit instead of responding to every time he gets up. It's hard, but I think it's the only way he'll learn (he's way too smart and thinks it's a game to make mommy and daddy come in every 5 minutes to tuck him back in!) But you're right - it's so hard!

    Also, quick question - are Waverly's sheets from Land of Nod? I would love a gold polka dot crib sheet for Vivian, but Land of Nod is the only place I've been able to find one and was hoping to get one for a better price elsewhere if possible!

    And finally. Oh, Gap. I've been so good about avoiding shopping right now. But 40% off??? That makes me want to go ahead and stock up for after baby. After all, I'm going to need some new things, right? :)

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  4. Those pictures of her sleeping are DREAMY! Literally! I love them! And if lex is taking extra long we give her ONE "go-in". And then i hand her 2 books and tell her to read until she's sleepy enough to sleep. It SEEMS to work? I don't know. Toddler and sleep man.

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  5. So sorry to hear about the sleep regression. We're battling a bit of the same, and trying our hardest to not go in at every single request. It can be so hard to stay put when they're bellowing for something!
    Have the best weekend!

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  6. We go through some crazy sleep periods! I am sorry you're going through one now....Cam went through a few nights were he threw everything out of his crib, and I thought, for sure, that it would be a battle, but like you, I went up, put it all back in, and he went right to sleep. These kids! ;) I hope you have a great weekend celebrating St Patrick's Day - I think we are going to hit a parade, too!! PS LOVE that dress!!

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  7. I am so sorry you girls came down with the flu. That thing is a nightmare.. I'm sure even worse being pregnant. Btw. I am loving your bump pictures. I am pretty certain we are only weeks apart. We are transitioning my 2 year old, Caprilee, into a big girl room/bed in the next month. I am terrified. Her naps are less and less as well. Any tricks you gain through this time.. please share! I think staying strong and not going in at every plea (like you've been doing) is a good tactic. Enjoy the sunshine!

    Jill @ capriandcoblog.com

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  8. Oh silly Waverly girl! Nap time has been such a beast lately for us. 2-3 days out of the week, Mia won't fall asleep at ALL during nap time! She will literally hangout and play in her crib for 3 hours straight. It's maddening when I know she needs the sleep! This is one reason I'm totally weary to give up the crib and put her in a big girl bed. Yikes!!

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  9. Isn't it amazing how the biggest fit can be thrown or how you 'fight' them on getting them to take a nap/stay in bed or eat their veggies ... and then the very next minute they are smothering you with hugs and kisses or looking absolutely adorable. It's impossible to be upset with a cute little stinker! I'm sure that's why babies and toddlers are so cute! Hopefully nap/bed time goes better for you all! And, enjoy your yummy dinner, it sounds amazing!! :)

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  10. she is going to LOVE the hibachi grill! Elyse loves to watch the cook!

    I wish I could tell you that the nighttime delay will go away quickly...but Elyse just goes through phases. There doesn't ever seem to be a rhyme or reason to it, but we typically give in after 4-5 cryouts and we threaten to take away one of her stuffed animals if we have to come back in. Thankfully that works pretty well!

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  11. LOL about the stuff she called out for. Abigail does the same thing and it is equal parts so frustrating and so freaking hilarious.

    We've had beautiful weather this week too and it has been SO refreshing! Total spirit lifter to be able to get outside for a bit!!

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  12. YAY for sunshine! Hope it lasts all weekend so you guys can go out and play!
    We're also celebrating St. Patty's Day a little early this weekend and I can't wait to make it a special green day for Mason. Us working mamas gotta get in our festive holiday-ness when we can :)
    Have the best weekend! xo

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  13. Isn't this weather fabulous?! Waverly looks so happy being outside with her popsicle! Hoping her sleep regression is just a tiny phase that passes quickly. Xo, Stephanie

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  14. After that second picture I didn't think she could get cuter.....than those sleeping pictures proved me wrong! She is just so adorable! I'm so glad you're feeling better, so many mamas sick this week!

    28 Week Bumpdate

    Aspen Kelty Marie

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  15. Scarlett has been going through a bit of a sleep regression, also. I'm attributing it to the time change, but who knows. She will cry out in her bed forever and wants me to lay with her to fall asleep. I LOVE those photos of Waverly sleeping so peacefully, they're seriously Dreamy!! :)

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  16. The sleeping pics! I love them. But it is super hard to just leave them alone when they are calling out for you.

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  17. Her face is so precious!!!! She just wanted to sleep naked mama, geez ;-)

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