Weekend Things

Hello from my new routine of bouncing on my yoga ball, eating dates, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, walking and responding to texts asking if I’ve had this baby yet. I have not! I know it’s not even his due date yet, but dang, I so thought this baby was going to come early, so it’s sort of killing me that he’s not. Both Joey and I were born three days late, so maybe baby just wants to continue the pattern πŸ™‚ Here’s what this weekend looked like!

Extremely thankful that my indigestion has actually basically subsided instead of becoming worse in these last few weeks of pregnancy. Mostly so I could stop avoiding spicy food (another wives’ tale for inducing labor). We decided to try an Indian place right around the corner and um… why don’t we eat more Indian food?? So good! My mouth was on FIRE, but it was worth it. Didn’t do the trick though 😦

After dinner, we stood across the street to admire the Halloween lights Joey put up earlier in the day (I love them!) then headed back inside and queued up The Trial of the Chicago 7. Even though I was making a “too many men!” joke beforehand, I really liked it! I thought Sacha Baron Cohen was marvelous and only the last ten-ish minutes started to feel slightly cheesy to me.

Saturday started with ricotta pancakes (my fav!) and then who knows what we did! Every weekend day is a blur of me sitting on the couch, watching random things on TV, looking at my phone and feeling impatient πŸ˜‚

Joey spent some time voting (Andi was being really helpful I think!) and I was out admiring the fall colors on our tree. I love that we have a pretty pink one in our own backyard! Oh and we did take a long walk that afternoon too. I really love seeing all the cute houses in our new neighborhood, plus all the Halloween decor they’re dressed in right now.

We took a trip to the office and when we got back we pulled out leftovers for dinner then watched this unfortunately titled film. I tried to search it through the voice command button and my TV told me it didn’t respond to such language πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I read a favorable Vanity Fair review but I actually thought this movie was just okay. I did appreciate how vulnerable, sensitive and emotional the main male character was though ❀ We watched this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off afterward to fill the time before SNL. I feel like the only time I see Justin Bieber is on SNL and I always think he’s good??

It was so gloomy on Sunday morning and our room was so dark but I somehow managed to wake up at a normal hour and decided to order us some Snooze while Joey… uh snoozed. My egg came over hard (ew) but otherwise, I really love their shrimp and grits. We got a pumpkin pancake on the side and it was so good! We also finished up SNL.

No joke, I felt like I just sat on the couch/my yoga ball for the rest of the day. We bundled up to walk at some point though! Before dinner we watched the last episode of Unorthodox, which I thought was really good! Joey made us dinner ❀ and it was delicious. Love a fall feeling pasta with at least four different kinds of cheese! After dinner, we decided to get back on our Hitchcock binge and pulled up Marnie. That movie is… weird. The psychological stuff at the end was interesting but I was deeply uncomfortable at the way Sean Connery’s character treated Tippi Hedron’s. I hope you all had a good weekend!

Weekend Things

Ooo, this weekend was a good one! I’m just going to jump right into it!

Friday has become our take out night and I’m not mad about it. We decided on Work & Class, where we brought home way too much food for two people but it was all so good. I got a raspberry date honey mocktail and it was amazing! Back inside, we watched The Devil Wears Prada because I’ve watched 75% of it like three times and never seen the end?? Stanley Tucci was my favorite part.

I made us both avocado toast for Saturday breakfast and then when we were done watching The Kitchen (Sunny made paella packets on the grill and said it makes a perfect camping meal and now I’m never going camping unless there’s a paella packet πŸ˜‹), we started our breastfeeding class. Not going to lie, I’m excited but overwhelmed by the thought of starting this journey in a few weeks, but it’ll all be okay!

Later on, Joey put up these cutie bookshelves in the nursery (they came sooner than I thought!) and then we maybe ordered two more because they’re actually in stock now and turns out baby already has a ton of books! We ate leftovers for dinner (this was SO GOOD) then watched Vertigo (we are on a real Jimmy Stewart kick apparently) and I did not see that twist coming! That Pink Elephants on Parade-esque scene (you know the one) really freaked me out 😱 but I truly dug the movie.

Sunday was the best day! Firstly, we didn’t have to decide what to have for breakfast because we were headed to my parents’ for John Legend’s breakfast sandwiches + hashbrowns by Mom ❀ She pasteurized eggs for me, can you believe it?? Afterward, we FaceTimed my uncle in New Orleans and got to chat for a good bit! Joey, my mom, my sis and I all walked over to the grocery store so Joey and I could grab mums and pumpkins and then, since Joey and I are putting ourselves into quarantine this week, I made my family take one last picture with pregnant me. The next time they see me in person, we’ll have a baby!!! Whoa, that is surreal to think/say!

Back at home, we set those fall decorations out on the front porch, finished our breastfeeding class, read, watched football (well, one of us did…) and sanitized stuff for baby. Another check list item to cross off! We made this Roasted Butternut Squash with Chorizo-Spiced Kale for dinner and it was a lovely little fall veggie dinner for a chilly Sunday night. Big Brother afterward and I’m ready for this season to get interesting already. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well!