Weekend Things

It’s sometimes very difficult to write these weekend things posts. Not because I don’t have time or free hands (but I also don’t have those things 😋), but because I’ve lost all track of what day it is! I can only tell by when Joey is working and not and as for the date? Forget it! I think Christmas is Friday?! This holiday season has gone by way too fast! Anyway, I am finally getting this weekend recap up… three days later, oops! I wrote this post yesterday, while I was stuck on the couch with a baby who had just got his 2-month shots and was so extra sleepy. I won’t complain about extra snuggles though!

We got snow on Friday! I got to watch it come down from the nursery window while I was up there to FaceTime with my sister. We miss her but she got the vaccine yesterday and we get to see her for an outdoor activity next month! Grandma Lori came to visit and Dempsey showed off his newfound alertness by playing on his activity mat before falling asleep in Grandma’s arms. We ordered ramen from, not Uncle, but Ramen Star and it was so good and perfect for a snowy evening. Oh and we made this cocktail and LOVED it! Broke our Christmas movie binge to watch Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and my only complaint was that I wanted it to be longer!

Joey was up early with Dempsey on Saturday so when I came down, I made the pancake recipe my mom always used when we were little, then we swapped places so I could feed the baby and a bit later, I was presented this plate. They were so tender and delicious! Afterward, we threw on Elf and did some cleaning and present wrapping while Dempsey slept in his downstairs pack n play (for the first time!). He even slept through Joey vacuuming. Steve and Lorna came over that afternoon and Dempsey “opened” his first Christmas present! Too cute! We watched Love Actually that night and definitely didn’t make it to SNL.

Sunday started with SNL and a Onefold order. I got my burrito smothered for the first time and I don’t know why I hadn’t ordered it that way before! And I got to drink a Vietnamese iced coffee for the first time in over 9 months. So good! My parents came to visit afterward, so yes, Dempsey got to see all his grandparents this weekend. What a lucky boy! He is so loved. He fell asleep in another grandma’s arms ❤️ After they left, I attempted a run but I think I may have gone too hard too fast with this whole working out thing because my shins and ankles are not doing well and I ended up just walking. We took our little loves 2 month photos later on and he was hamming it up!! Gosh these baby smiles are the best! We made salad for weekday lunch, heated up leftovers and watched “Ozymandias” all while Dempsey fought his nap. Just how I always imagined watching that all-important episode of Breaking Bad 😂

I hope you are all having a good Christmas week!

Weekend Things

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Maybe slightly less wonderful this year, since we can’t get together with our families for Christmas, but wow is it extra snuggly this December with a little baby 🙂 Dempsey went through a small fussy phase this week, where he decided it was fun to cry like I was trying to murder him when I tried to feed him but thankfully it only lasted a couple of days and now he is back to his easy-going self. Guys, he is up to 9 pounds! And he is smiling and cooing!!!! I can’t even tell you how amazing it is to see him smiling up at us. MY HEART. And knock on wood, but he is still a really good sleeper. He wakes up once between midnight and 2 AM (depending on when we put him down to sleep), then once again around 5 AM. I honestly don’t even mind waking up to feed him. Sometimes I even hold him for an extra 10 minutes afterward. He’s just so sweet!

Grandma Lori came to visit her grandson on Friday and it was so nice because we hadn’t seen her in too long! Afterward, it was take out, Christmas Vacation and decorating the tree. Our office had a Zoom meeting to go over insurance updates last Thursday and one of our employees asked if everyone could see her and when we said no, her response was “good because I’m eating a hamburger right now” ha ha! We’d been craving burgers ever since, so Park Burger was an easy choice. In an effort to support local business, we picked up a tree at Little Man last week and it’s a beauty! Joey put the lights on and then I decorated it by myself because someone was getting overtired and needed to be held on the couch 🙂

Up and at em early on Saturday morning for our annual KBCO Studio C tradition. Except we couldn’t all go get breakfast and wait in line together. We knew Dempsey would be up early, so we volunteered to pick up CDs for my mom. The line took place in your car this year, but when we got there around 7:30 (after grabbing coffee and breakfast burritos at The Bardo Coffee House), there was no line! Joey went in for the CDs and a giant poinsettia (our bathroom is feeling very Christmas-y now!) and we snapped a family photo with Demps at what will be his new December tradition (at least for as long as I make his decisions for him :P).

I had my six week postpartum appointment last Monday and I am all cleared for activity again! I was so mentally prepared for PP recovery to be long and painful and… it wasn’t. I really really lucked out and I know it! I’ve felt fine for a while now but needed the actual okay from the doctor before I tried running again. I hadn’t done it in six months!!! I think I went just under a mile and though I had planned to run/walk, I was able to really slowly jog the whole way! It’s supposed to be nice all week, so I’m hoping to sneak in another try. Felt good to be out of breath from exercising and not from walking up the stairs 😛

Just some holiday decorations 🙂 Lori made that advent calendar for Dempsey and I love it so much!!! Joey was referring to it as “20 more sleeps till Christmas” because he “saw a mom on Instagram say that!” He’s gone full dad mode, guys and I can’t lie, I love it. He also got our house lights up and they look so pretty!

Well, I guess I’ve seen Citizen Kane now. I want to watch Mank this week but I felt I should see the movie it’s about first. I know Citizen Kane is #1 on the AFI best film list but I maybe had to Google “what’s so good about Citizen Kane” after we watched it. I like to think of myself as a film buff in progress but I guess I’m not quite there because it wasn’t super obvious to me why this movie is so highly regarded. After waking up early, we barely made it to 9 PM! There was a baby in the bed afterward! 🙂

Sunday scenes, including sweet potato chocolate chip pancakes, too much coffee, baby smiles for Dad, bath and naps for two sleepy boys and a visit from my parents later on. I thought Dempsey might be awake and give them some smiles, but he pretty much fell asleep shortly after they got there and slept the rest of the time, ha! I don’t think they minded though. He did look like a little angel 🙂 We made salads for dinner and watched a few episodes of Breaking Bad to end the night, but what a good weekend it was!