Hello and good morning to you! How was your weekend? My weekend kicked off in the most amazing way… with a two hour nap. I slept from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday night and it was unbelievable. I think the intense lack of sleep throughout the week finally caught up to me on Friday because I was seriously cranky. I was annoyed at everything and everyone and knew my irritability was fueled by exhaustion. I finally decided to try pumping for the first time on Friday morning and knowing a bottle was available for Ryan or my mom to feed Chase if he needed it allowed me to nap soundly for two glorious hours on Friday.
I woke up feeling like a new woman and ate dinner before we all headed back to bed around 9 p.m. Chase also slept the best he had all week on Friday night, so our weekend began on a fantastic note. Sleep is a rejuvenating wonder, my friends.
Adventures In Baby Wearing
Chase had us up at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and after some playtime on his activity mat, Ryan and I headed out on a morning walk with the pup and the baby! Since Chase was still pretty excitable before our walk, I decided to try wearing him in my Baby K’Tan carrier since I assumed he’d resist riding in the car seat in his stroller if he was so awake.
Edited to add: Apparently Chase is still too small for the front-facing position in the K’Tan, as his dangling legs could possibly cause hip issues. I didn’t realize this ahead of time and appreciate the two kind readers who let me know that this could be an issue. I wanted to edit this post just in case anyone caring for a small baby out there happened to see this picture and might also be unaware. We’ll definitely be more cautious in the future. I still have a lot to learn!
Chase loves facing out in the K’Tan, though I have to support his head with my hand since he’s still so small and doesn’t have much neck control. (I am hoping the Ergo360 I ordered over the weekend will be a bit better for hiking than the K’Tan, though I am really enjoying the K’Tan for baby wearing right now.)
Well, about halfway through our walking loop, the clouds opened up and it started raining heavily on us. Thankfully we had the stroller with us just in case and I had a blanket packed that I draped over Chase. He fell asleep about five minutes into our walk and remained asleep as Ryan and I scrambled to find shelter from the rain. It was quite an adventure at 6:30 a.m.!
Saturday + Sunday
The rest of our weekend wasn’t quite as eventful at our 6 a.m. mad dash out of the rain, but it did include a lot of time outside and plenty of baby cuddles. I spent hours catching up on some things on my to-do list, including writing thank you notes to the friends and family who sent us thoughtful gifts following Chase’s birth. I also got a little crafty and decorated a few fabric patches to send away to be a part of a quilt for one of my best friends’ sweet baby.
The highlight of the day on Sunday occurred in the late morning when we took Chase out for a few hours on the boat!
The weather was fantastic and the breeze on the lake kept all of us cool… but not too cool that we opted out of a swim. This was my first time swimming in the lake this year without a baby in my belly and it felt so strange! It was weird to not have Chase in my belly floating along with me. I guess I got used to swimming (<— more like floating) with a pregnant belly! Chase didn’t seem to like his infant life jacket, but was a trooper about everything. He thankfully snoozed during most of our boating adventure, with a few little nursing breaks sprinkled in the mix.
Boating took a lot out of us, so we spent the majority of what was left of our Sunday on the couch.
My favorite trio! (P.S. Doesn’t Sadie look ginormous in that pic!?)
I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend so far and if you have the day off today, I hope you’re having fun and relaxing. Thanks for checking in this morning!