Weekend Things

Whew, we had a productive and busy weekend and I am feeling it today! Or maybe I’m just 35 weeks pregnant and everything hurts?? The Braxton Hicks are near constant and my pelvis feels broken. I don’t remember being this uncomfortable with Dempsey, but I’m just doing my best to remind myself we’re almost there. I don’t remember getting that nesting bug with Dempsey either but it hit me hard on Friday, which means the crib is set up, the room is re-arranged, the mini-crib is in our room and ALL THE CLOTHES are washed and hung up. Feels so good! Plus we had an early Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday and a concert on Sunday, so it’s definitely feeling like the holidays and that feels so good too 😊

Friday night burgers and crib set up! Dempsey was sick all week with a nasty cough and I was praying it didn’t turn out to be RSV or that Joey and I would be next but I’m happy to report he’s much much better and both parents seem to have avoided contracting whatever he had. We celebrated Friday with burgers from Park Burger and one of the things I love best about Joey is that if I suddenly decide I want to do a project, he jumps on board and gets it done immediately. He and Dempsey started putting the crib together before dinner, then finished up afterward and oooo, it’s so cute! We played around with where we wanted to put everything, but this is the final decision. I love how the pink looks! After Dempsey went to bed, we watched the GBBO final and even though I sort of wanted Sandro to pull it out, Syabira was my other season-long favorite, so I was thrilled for her!

Lots more baby prep on Saturday! Joey was going so hard on the furniture re-arrangement and laundry and I kept reminding him it was only Saturday. That’s how the other side of the room looks and yes, it’s a little bit busy and crowded but I kind of like it! Dempsey only cried and pretended to fall down on the ground and not be able to get up without help a few times while the attention was not solely on him, so that’s a good sign, right?? πŸ˜‚ During nap time, I sat down and finished this book of essays that I liked but didn’t love. I related so much to some of the stuff she wrote about motherhood but I didn’t really feel like it had a narrative progression and I wanted it to. I’ve been book-less for two days now because the library is closed Sunday and Monday and it’s been torture! After Dempsey’s nap, we all got ready and headed over to Steve and Lorna’s to celebrate Thanksgiving and it was a very nice evening. A holiday season without alcohol is sort of depressing but I got to hold Delaney and watch Dempsey hand out candy to everyone, so that was fun πŸ₯°

Sunday started with bagel sandwiches. Dempsey and I chilled on the couch while Joey picked them up. I gave Joey some very Sally Albright-esque instructions on what kind of coffee drink I wanted πŸ˜‚ and Dempsey, of course, wanted a vanilla steamer. Afterward, we hung up all the baby clothes Joey washed on Saturday plus all the bows and headbands we received at the sprinkle and whether she wears them or not, the display is cute! Her mini-crib is housing stuffed animals right now, otherwise, it’s ready to go! Before lunch, Dempsey helped me make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. He’s my favorite sous chef!

My parents came over a little bit later, so Joey, Lori, Chad, Lauren, Adam and I could all go to dinner and a concert. We hit up Bar Dough and it did not disappoint! Garlic bread, pizza, cacio e pepe and pork milanese. All so so good. Then we headed over to Ball Arena to see a sold out Pentatonix show. They were so good! Joey and I were kind of surprised when they took a fifteen minute intermission, but staying out late on a Sunday night every once in a while is okay. That last picture is meant to show you how bright it gets just from everyone holding up their phone flashlight! Back at home, we released my parents who reported that Dempsey was a good boy and went to sleep easy and that’s what I like to hear. Happy Thanksgiving week!

Weekend Things

Hi! We had a good weekend, that included just one snafu, but more on that later because I’d rather talk about the happy parts πŸ˜ƒ

Friday started with that pretty mani I got from the gal my sis has been going to. Not only did she help me pick such a good color but she filed my nails into the prettiest shape. I can’t stop looking at them 😍 Later that afternoon, Joey and I headed out to my 34 week prenatal appointment. My doctor did an ultrasound to check baby’s position and… SHE IS HEAD DOWN! Cannot tell you how relieved I feel. I was euphoric for the rest of the day! Also, we saw her hair floating around in the amniotic fluid and I cannot wait to see it when she is born. We had an otherwise quiet rest of the day. Joey and Dempsey put together the new desk for our at-home office space and I cannot get over these two look-a-likes! ❀

Oops, lacking in pictures from Saturday, but we woke up and made pancakes then spent the rest of the morning in the basement organizing stuff and checking out our baby item inventory. Dempsey seemed completely entertained by all the junk we have down there and maybe also turned the hot water heater all the way down (which we realized Sunday morning when Joey went to take a shower πŸ˜‚). During his nap, I read because my book group meets tomorrow and I need to hurry up! Shortly after he woke back up from his nap, my sis and Wayne came over to babysit so Joey and I could go to happy hour and a movie for Denver Film Fest. We had a good meal at the bar of Tacos Tequila Whiskey (that Asada taco though!) then drove over to the Botanic Gardens for our showing of The Whale except that when we drove past, it looked strangely empty and dark in there and when we checked the tickets in the car, we realized the movie started at 4 and not 6 πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ I have no idea how we did that, but we were so bummed! Pivoted and saw The Banshees of Inisherin at the movie theater on the 16th Street Mall, which is definitely not as nice at the Botanic Gardens theater, BUT they do have concessions and reclining seats, so not the worst trade off. Bashees was very interesting! Funny and sad at the same time and such good performances from the entire cast. I liked it! Sounded like our good boy had a fun night with his two favorite people too ❀

Sunday was our sprinkle! Not going to lie, it was pretty nice to just be a guest and show up a few minutes in advance. Lori, my mom, my sister and Lauren did such an amazing job decorating the space and putting out food and games for everyone. We loved everything! Oh and my mom gave me that beautiful “sprinkle” necklace last week. I love it so much πŸ₯° I definitely requested that cute picture backdrop then took all of three photos in front of it. Joey and I were so mad at ourselves for not making all the guests pose with us. What were we thinking?? At least Mason and I got one together πŸ˜‚β€ Otherwise, a perfect celebration! I’m never not blown away by the diaper cakes my mother-in-law puts together!!! It’s one thing to make those in the days of Pinterest, but she’s been making them a lot longer than Pinterest has been around. This one was just amazing! And we got thee cutest stuff from everyone else for baby girl. She is already so loved ❀

Joey basically spent the rest of the day removing tags and sorting stuff by size. It was quite the undertaking! Meanwhile, I made dinner and salads for the week. I gave Dempsey a little bowl of noodles to snack on while I finished dinner and I heard him yell from the next room “more noodles!” and it was my favorite. I don’t think he would touch any of this meal last time I made it, but he seemed pretty into it this time around. Even the blue cheese and walnuts! Last week, I asked Joey if our daughter would be a headband/bow wearer but I think we got our answer based on how many of those we got from everyone πŸ˜‚ Dempsey seemed to like wearing some of it! After he went to bed, we watched the newest episode of The White Lotus then took ourselves to bed. A long but good day! Unfortunately, Dempsey has developed a pretty nasty cough, so pray for us that it’s just a cold and not RSV.

Happy Monday to you all!