Lots of Celebrations & Fun – Weekend Recap

On Friday, the weather was starting to heat up and everything was feeling great. Work was a little slow, but I had the pup with me, so that made it sillier.

My pup, the contortionist.

My pup, the contortionist.

 

After work, we headed over to our friend Mike & Kari’s for a little BBQ get together. Mike and Kari had a wee little one, Madison, just about a year ago and she’s perfectly adorable and behaved and so sweet. Anyway, our friend Tricia and her boyfriend joined too, and we had a little “pre-birthday” celebration for Tricia and I (Tricia’s bday was yesterday, mine is Thursday).

Birthday shenanigans.

Birthday shenanigans.

Make a wish!!

Make a wish!!

The gang hanging out!

The gang hanging out!

Saturday morning we got up early for our first labor & delivery class with our doula! She had tons of helpful information to share with us (some of it a repeat from our hospital class), and it really went well! I’ll share more about this in a separate post.

The remainder of Saturday was spent running errands and doing chores around the house. Your standard grocery shopping, meal prep, yard work, vacuuming, etc. Then, Saturday night, the hubs and I just relaxed and got to bed early.

Then Sunday was the big Mother’s Day brunch at our house. We had my sister and her family over and my Milly (mother-in-law) and Pop (Mark’s grandfather) over. Unfortunately, my parents did not come, as they went to a baseball game instead. While this is something my mother and I fought about and have since “resolved,” the feelings of disappointment and frustration definitely reemerged yesterday. I know the baby hasn’t arrived yet, but it was technically my first mother’s day… it would have been nice to share the day with my own mother.

Anyway, we did a waffle bar that really turned out wonderfully! We had different spreads for the waffles (butter, nutella, fudge, jam) and then tons of toppings (syrup, whipped cream, honey, berries, bananas, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, yogurt… that might have been all).

The table set for 8!

The table set for 8!

Yummy parfait compliments of Milly.

Yummy parfait compliments of Milly.

Wheat & Original Waffles... both delish!

Wheat & Original Waffles… both delish!

The spreads!

The spreads!

Mmmm toppings!

Mmmm toppings!

Delicious egg bake!

Delicious egg bake!

That's a tasty plate!

That’s a tasty plate!

The waffle bar in action!

The waffle bar in action!

Pop & Gabs laughing it up!

Pop & Gabs laughing it up!

That's a spoonful of chocolate chips!

That’s a spoonful of chocolate chips!

Heyyyyy!!

Heyyyyy!!

What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?

Where'd I go?

Where’d I go?

Here I am!!

Here I am!!

Third helping??

Third helping??

Have I mentioned I suck at quantities? These are all leftovers!

Have I mentioned I suck at quantities? These are all leftovers!

Here are the recipes I used…

Whole Grain Waffles (I thought these were pretty darn good!)

Waffles of Insane Greatness (These are the original waffles and I’m not gonna lie, they were pretty damn good)

Sausage & Egg Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Mozzarella (This REALLY hit the spot. So light and fluffy and awesome)

 

After everyone left, Marky and I totally just took advantage of the day. First the boys crashed…

Food coma.

Food coma.

Then, we snuggled up on the couch and took a nice nap. All the windows were open, allowing for a nice warm breeze. It was wonderful. Once we woke up, we moved to the hammock for some more R&R.

hammock time

Ahhh heaven. But I’m not going to lie. As we laid there, I couldn’t help but think, “holy shit, I’m going to miss this.” It was so quiet and peaceful and just us. I know that when baby comes, she will offer us new and different perfect experiences like these, but regardless, the thought made me feel a little guilty.

After nap & hammock time, we went to the store to put a little icing on our unhealthy day. In honor of Mom’s Day, we bought all of my cravings for dinner. Now, this is something we haven’t really done more than a couple times. But, I figured, might as well enjoy satisfying these little cravings before the pregnancy is over, right? So this was our dinner…

Frozen pizza (yes, I have a total weakness for the stuff)

Frozen pizza (yes, I have a total weakness for the stuff)

Caesar Salad Kit

Caesar Salad Kit

And here’s the kicker….

Jalepeno cheetos! My favorite chip!

Jalepeno cheetos! My favorite chip!

The boys' couch!

The boys’ couch!

We watched Delivery Man with the windows open and just enjoyed the night. The movie wasn’t great, but the day and evening were perfection. I couldn’t have asked for more from my amazing hubs. I should also mention that he wrote the sweetest card EVER and got me a gift certificate for Nordstrom Rack (one just opened and I’ve been dying to go check it out)!

Symptoms

I’m definitely at a much less comfortable place than I’ve been for the rest of the pregnancy. It’s still manageable, but I’m achy all over, my back doesn’t feel great, and my hands and wrists are quite sore. Thankfully I read on BabyCenter that this was normal. I’m trying to do wrist stretches periodically throughout the day, but it doesn’t seem to help. Oh well, right?

 

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2 thoughts on “Lots of Celebrations & Fun – Weekend Recap

  1. All those pictures of food are making me hungry- and I JUST ate lunch! hahaha. Your day sounded marvelous and am happy you were celebrated for being a mother- you are a great one already! I had so many people wish me “Happy Half a Mother’s Day” and “Mother’s Day to be” and “Happy Almost Mother’s Day” – it got annoying. I considered it my first Mother’s Day too- I am not growing half or an almost person inside me- it’s a baby and just cause it’s not out in the open doesn’t make it any less my son as I am not any less a mother. ALSO I have had those same exact feelings/ convos with the husband talking of all those special “us” moments we’ll have less and less of…I try not to feel guilty but just acknowledge how much we enjoy them in the present.

    • I totally feel you! We are definitely moms… it’s just as simple as that. As for the special moments… I know you’re right. I think I felt bad because I literally thought, “should we have waited a little longer?” The answer I came up with was no, but either way, I thought it as I laid there so peacefully with my guy.

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