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!

Weekend Things

Guys, have I mentioned we’re bored?? In addition to just quarantining and waiting around for baby to arrive (not yet please, but soonish 😋), I also had time to take a total of four pictures this weekend. I have a feeling this post will be brief!

I’m now on a steady diet of dates, don’t worry about it. My favorite way to eat them is by blending them into a smoothie with milk, peanut butter and banana. So good!

Everyone celebrates Friday with a big salad, right?? This one had all the fun things though (chicken made THE BEST way, goat cheese, bacon, avocado and crispy shallots!), so it felt Friday-worthy. We also started watching To Catch a Thief and then I had to put Joey to bed we were both too tired to finish it and went to bed.

Started Saturday with breakfast sandwiches and a blueberry cream cheese croissant from the Wooden Spoon, then we finished our movie and I didn’t love that one, to be honest. Why was everyone so tan?? In search of something to do, Joey went down to start organizing our basement and… I made padsicles! I’m sorry if you’re not here for talk of postpartum recovery but um, I, a 31-year old woman, did not know anything about the bleeding and cleaning and icing and general pain of postpartum so I’m not even about to continue that trend of keeping it hushed up. I hope my future self thanks me for making basically an aloe and Witch Hazel coated underwear ice pack 😋

Later we took a trip to our office to check the mail and I put on real clothes to do it because it was truly my excitement for the day 😂 That night, we watched The Devil All the Time and even though Rob Pattinson should not be allowed to do accent work (or maybe even act at all), and even though this movie didn’t get great reviews, we both liked it? Made it through Weekend Update on SNL and I thought that episode sucked.

Sunday morning pumpkin waffles! I haven’t been able to get canned pumpkin in weeks and weeks but I had just enough in the freezer to make these waffles and they were so good! My new trick is to just sub buttermilk for milk in every recipe. Andi also approved.

The afternoon included football, a long walk for the pup, making pickled veggies for banh mi dinner, Joey finishing the basement organization and I took a nap 👸 After dinner, we walked the pup again (yes, I am doing all the walking!), finished What We Do in the Shadows and started The Vow. Also, my family FaceTimed us and they were all having tacos together and I wish we could have been with them! I hope your weekend was more eventful 🙂