Hello, my friends! I hope you had a good weekend and are checking in this morning after two fun and relaxing days. Our weekend began around 10 a.m. on Friday when my mom, Chase and I picked up Ryan’s mom and grandma at the airport.
It was so special to see Chase with his grandma (we think Diane is going to go by Memaw) and great grandma (we were calling her Grand Bubbee all weekend since Ryan calls her Bubbee) and we spent the majority of our weekend hanging out around the house, enjoying quality time with family.
Chase actually wore real clothes this weekend… It was a miracle! (Fear not: Naked baby is back in full force today.)
Ryan joined us at home after work on Friday and we threw some filets on the grill for a delicious dinner that included roasted potatoes, asparagus and a tossed salad. We crashed early on Friday night but woke up at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday ready to begin another fun-filled day!
(Pic from my Instagram on Friday night!)
Ryan joined me on a 60-minute walk with Sadie and Chase on Saturday morning before he took his mom and grandma into Davidson for breakfast. My mom and I were initially going to meet them in Davidson with Chase after breakfast to walk around the farmer’s market and local shops, but Ryan called to tell us there was a triathlon in the area and the town was packed and parking was basically non-existent. Navigating around crowded Davidson with a large stroller as our first big outing with Chase didn’t sound like the best idea, so we stayed put and did some research on the computer for an upcoming family vacation we have planned in the mountains in October. We’ll get Chase out and about eventually!
Everyone arrived back at our house in the late morning and we spent hours chatting away and enjoying quality time together. Oh how I wish our families lived closer!
It’s kind of crazy to me how quickly time can pass when you’re lounging around with a baby, but somehow the hours ticked by in a flash and before we knew it, we were sitting down at the table digging into a delicious salmon dinner. We totally lucked out this weekend because Chase slept soundly through dinner giving all of us the chance to sit up at the table together while he snoozed in his Rock n’ Play.
Our Sunday was spent around the house as well. My mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law caught a 9:30 a.m. flight back to Florida and aside from a long walk with Ryan, Sadie and Chase, I spent a good portion of the day moving from one chair to the couch to the next chair. Chase was quite the active little dude on Sunday and seemed to need a lot of attention (and breastmilk!) throughout the day, so baby duty took over in full force! I suppose his two semi-sleepy days on Friday and Saturday caught up to him and left him with a lot of energy on Sunday!
I was very grateful for a bit of a breather around 2 p.m. when Chase chilled out a bit and I was able to take my first nap since he was born. Oh happy day!! My nap was just under an hour, but it was amazing. I could barely keep my eyes open on the couch so I decided to take everyone up on their offer to watch Chase and try to get some shut-eye. As someone who has the worst time napping, I was pleasantly surprised when I fell asleep within two minutes of crawling into my bed. I guess I needed the sleep more than I thought!
On Sunday night, Ryan and I insisted that my mom watch Hook with us since she’d never seen it before and that movie is all kinds of amazing. Ruf-i-ooooooo! It was a great way to end the day and we got into bed around 9:30 p.m. It was a bit of a restless night (as usual these days) but Chase is now about 20 minutes into a morning nap, so I’m thankful I had the opportunity to check in with you guys a little earlier than I have been able to lately.
I hope all is well with you!!