Weekend Things

Happy Monday! My first week back to full time work was… rough. I definitely cried on Monday, but the good news is, the days got progressively easier as the week went on and I actually feel pretty good about it all today. Friday could not have come faster though! We had quite the weekend, packed with an actual outing, lots of visits from family, perhaps too much take out, a few movies and just so many baby smiles. Wow, guys, 3-month old babies are just so so fun! To top it all off, Dempsey has been sleeping 6-hour stretches at night and it has felt GREAT. Let’s hope he keeps it up 🙂

We worked till about 2:30 on Friday, then packed up the baby and ourselves and hit the road for Dillon to see the Ice Castles. I think we’ve talked about going for something like four years, but it took a sleepless night for Joey to just bite the bullet and buy us tickets. We made it up in about an hour and fifteen minutes, then put Dempsey in his snowsuit and tried putting him in the carrier but HE HATES IT IN THERE! We think he likes being able to see everything?? The castles were definitely smaller than we’d expected but they were still cool to see. I think we made it through in about 20 minutes though, ha! Ordered pizza from Hops & Pie on our drive back. The pizza special had orzo on it and their breadsticks have pimento (I think??) cheese on top, yum!!! Watched something like 20 minutes of Lady Macbeth before Joey announced he was too tired, LOL!

Up and at em with this cutie on Saturday! He’s so dang smiley in the mornings and it’s my favorite! We tried to let Joey sleep in again and got started on coffee and pancakes. I saw a recipe for cornmeal buttermilk pancakes last week and really wanted to try it. We all (including Andi) approved. Lounged on the couch for bit afterward, then got ourselves ready for a visit from Cathy, Todd and Courtney. It was their first time meeting Dempsey! They brought such cute toys for him too.

Someone passed out IMMEDIATELY after they all left. Meeting new people must be tiring. I held him while Joey went out on a run and then we had lunchtime sandwiches from Brider delivered. My banh mi was sort of disappointing, but man are those chips good! And we finished our movie. Love Florence Pugh but I did not love this film. Specifically a scene closer to the end that was deeply upsetting. No thank you! We tried to get some chores that we usually reserve for Sundays done too, so that we could have more free time the next day. Uncle Adam came over around 4:30 and Dempsey managed to stay awake until about the very end of the visit.

Ended the night with leftovers and another movie. We watched Shame and I don’t know, I felt like it was a movie I was supposed to think was good more than that I actually thought was good. I feel like I always like Carey Mulligan more than I like the actual movie she’s in. Joey liked it though! I made us some salted honey no-churn ice cream on Thursday and we were too tired to eat it on Friday, so we finally broke it out Saturday night. So creamy!

The face of a baby who basically slept from 7:30 PM to 3 AM! He ate a couple of times in between but didn’t even open his eyes to do so, ha! He was, however, wide awake when I put him back in his bed at 3:30 AM but he rolled around and “talked” in his bassinet for a bit, then eventually fell asleep on his own. Knock on wood that he keeps this up for a bit (but I won’t bank on it)!

We ordered from The Noshery for breakfast and I was hesitant to order just the basic breakfast (I’m picky about scrambled eggs and so many places are surprisingly terrible at it!) but it ended up being great! Dempsey fell asleep in his lounger, which he hasn’t done in so long (except when he did it again this morning?!) and then kept on napping in my arms when we moved ourselves over to the couch. I ordered groceries and Joey took a trip to Target to pick up a few things and then I ate lunch and wrote a letter to Dempsey while he briefly napped in his crib later on.

Sunday afternoon, my sis and Wayne came over!!!! Out of an abundance of caution, they literally hadn’t been inside or held Dempsey since the week he was born, so it was SO NICE to see them! This little baby has changed so much since they last saw him. He has neck strength and can smile and see faces. And he was so excited to see them that he could hardly contain himself and spit up a bunch of times on my sister. Oops! He fell asleep again toward the end of their visit, so Joey continued holding him after they left and I made salads for the week and then we ate dinner and finished the night with some episodes of Better Call Saul. I love this show so much!

Please tell me how your weekend was! Also, if you have kids, tell me if you “put them to bed” when they were a baby?? We just hold this guy while we watch TV at night and take him up when we’re ready for bed. Is that weird?

Weekend Things

Hello from my first full week back at work! I’m nervous but mostly because I’m addicted to staring at my son and I should probably be staring at my computer instead. We’ll see how it goes! In other news, we had a nice weekend and someone has been a much better napper (hint: it’s not Joey or I, though we would appreciate naps too) and has only decided to trade better naps for waking up at 4 AM?! Who knows!

The weekend officially started with Dempsey-Dad selfies and then we ate a beef stew which we’d prepped back when I was still pregnant and are just getting around to eating?? Why do I have such a hard time eating stuff from our freezer? In any case, IT WAS SO GOOD! Shared a crowler from Long Table Brewhouse and watched Promising Young Woman. They were showing previews for this movie back when we were still going to the movie theater (which was LAST February!), so I’ve been waiting a while to see it! I liked, but didn’t love, it. Seemed a little all over the place tonally. That said, the “Stars are Blind” scene made me laugh out loud and I do love Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham so much!

Saturday, Dempsey and I got up early and tried to let Joey sleep in, but he must’ve been lured from bed by the smell of coffee and pancakes because he came down shortly after. We had buttermilk to use up but were absolutely out of butter, so I had to find a recipe that worked and luckily found one. Added chocolate chips to the batter too! After breakfast and an episode of The Kitchen, Joey took down our outdoor Christmas lights and I ordered groceries then quick decided to clean our fridge before they came. It was nice enough outside, so we made the spontaneous decision to load up the baby and walk to grab lunch sandwiches at Il Porcellino Salumi. It was definitely past Dempsey’s nap time, so we worried he’d stay up if we took him out, but he managed to fall asleep in time for the walk home.

Joey had to run to the office later on, so I read in the nursery while Dempsey took another nap and then we pulled out stew leftovers and watched One Night in Miami which I thought was very very good. Regardless of his politics, Malcolm X is such a fascinating character and I don’t think this movie would’ve worked without him and without Kingsley Ben-Adir’s performance. Leslie Odom Jr. killed it too!

Why do I always feel like I have too much to do on Sundays? Joey seriously got up with Dempsey at 4:30 AM, oy! He brought him back upstairs around 7, so I could feed him and then we ordered bagel and coffee breakfast from bed. Joey went to The Radiator to pick up our order and I started laundry, while Dempsey fell asleep. I don’t know that I need the egg on my bagel sandwich to be hardboiled but everything else was good. After breakfast, we watched Silver Linings Playbook for the first time since it came out (which we looked up and was in 2012???) and though I remember not loving it originally because it felt so chaotic, I appreciated it much more a second time around. We worked bathroom cleaning, laundry, lunch and separate outdoor runs around baby naps. Dempsey supervised me making some vanilla-maple pistachio milk and then we made fish foil packs for dinner, watched a few episodes of Better Call Saul and called it a night.

This week is a big one! In addition to working full time, Andi turns 10, Dempsey turns 3 months, Inauguration Day and on Friday, we’re driving to Dillon to visit the ice castles! Let’s do it!