Our weekend was filled with quality time with friends and Mr. Chase. We stayed close to home for the most part, but still had fun. Here are some highlights:
- Chase Turns One Month Old
File this one under milestones that interest parents (and grandparents!) of a new baby way more than the outside world, but on Saturday, Chase officially turned one month old. He’s up three whole pounds from his birth weight (weighing in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces) which makes me so happy! I often feel like my days are dedicated to breastfeeding right now, so it’s wonderful to see it’s going somewhere and helping our little dude grow big and strong.
- Sweet Treats from Sweet Friends
On Saturday afternoon, our friends Kevin, Chandra, Melissa and Jarian came over to hang out and both couples brought sweet treats with them to share. Thanks, guys! We dug into a box of mini cupcakes from SweetCakes and a box of mini cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes and by the time everyone left, we only had two mini bundt cakes remaining. It was so nice to just hang out with some of our favorite friends and Chase did well with our visitors! You guys may remember my friend Melissa’s due date was within two-and-a-half weeks of mine… Well, she’s officially surpassed her due date and baby watch is rather intense right now. I am so, so excited for Melissa and Jarian! Baby K will be here any day!
- Remembering Mimi
When my Aunt Laurie came to visit two weeks ago, she brought a whole carload of things from my grandmother’s place along with her for my mom and I to look through. On Sunday, we spent some time going through everything and remembering Mimi. Smelling her bottles of perfume, looking through her turtle figurine collection and stumbling upon some of her favorite purses and accessories brought back wonderful memories of my grandma. Losing her so soon before Chase was born was really, really hard but remembering her through the things that made her happy this weekend brought a smile to my face.
- Long Family Walks
Ryan and I walked the farthest we’ve walked since Chase was born this weekend – almost five miles – and I felt great! Our longer walk was a great confidence booster for me since I’m hoping to get my doctor’s blessing to resume working out again soon. (Don’t worry, I’m planning to ease back into everything, be kind to myself and listen to my body. I’m considering loosely following the workout portion of Jamie Eason’s Post-Pregnancy Workout Plan since it seems safe and increases in intensity gradually, with the first workouts lasting 15 – 20 minutes.)
- Tasty Eats
This weekend was full of good food and a balanced mix of treats and healthy eats. Two highlights from the weekend pictured above included stuffed cabbage for dinner on Friday night and a crunchy peanut butter Chex mix I threw together on Sunday night when we were all feeling a bit snacky.
Question of the Morning
- Tell me about one of the highlights from your weekend!