I am so grateful Ryan was able to take the day off work to help with Chase and take me in to see my doctor. Thankfully the dizziness got better throughout the day and everything seems to be okay with our baby and my health. (My blood pressure was a bit lower than normal and my doctor thinks I was slightly dehydrated.) I was sent home with instructions to rest as much as possible, drink lots of fluids and eat some salty foods and come back in if the dizziness worsened.
I am relieved to be feeling much better today and hope that is a good sign for the rest of the week. Ooph!
I worked on what I hoped would be Monday’s blog post a bit over the weekend, so now I want to dive back into it and share a recap of our weekend with you guys this morning!
Our weekend kicked off on a great note with a date night out!
For my birthday two weeks ago, Ryan surprised me with dinner reservations at Heirloom, a local farm-to-fork restaurant we’ve been dying to try, and tickets to see an improv comedy show. We booked a babysitter (the one I creepily approached at the park last Friday) and headed off to dinner soon after Ryan arrived home from work.
Heirloom was fantastic and we decided to splurge and each do the tasting menu as both a birthday and before-baby treat. Everything was so fresh and flavorful but the duck entree and s’mores-themed dessert stole the show for me! Oh… and the complimentary hot-from-the-oven roll that came with our soup was unreal. Is that weird to say? I don’t know but so often the pre-dinner bread restaurants serve is stale but man oh man this roll was warm, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth GOOD. (And yes, my affinity for refined carbohydrates is goin’ strong over here right now!)
After dinner, we headed off to the main event of the night: Whose LIVE Is It Anyway?
Ryan booked tickets to this live-show take on the improv comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and we were both looking forward to a night of laughter. The show absolutely delivered (I even got called on out of the audience and immediately started sweating!) and we loved every second.
We arrived home late but sacrificing a little sleep in favor of such a fun night out was more than worth it.
Chase had all of us up bright and early on Saturday and we spend the morning hanging out around the house. Since Chase and I did a massive grocery shopping trip at ALDI on Friday morning, we had a bunch of food on hand and prepped some brown rice and slow cooker salsa chicken before heading off to a Mommy and Me Boot Camp class at Burn Boot Camp.
Since we loved this Mother’s Day weekend event at BBC so much last year, I really wanted to make sure we attended again this year and to say Chase was in heaven would be a huge understatement. He gave the workout 100 percent effort 100 percent of the time and was running and jumping all over the place.
We spent some time chatting with friends after the camp and ate a snack on a bench outside before heading home. Unfortunately getting Chase into the car was a bit of a beast – we’re talking a major car seat battle – and I could tell he was completely exhausted from no nap on Friday, an early wakeup on Saturday and a very active morning. We went from super happy and joyful to cranky and weepy in 2.5 seconds, so Ryan and I scrapped our morning plans and laid low at home before we put Chase down for an early nap.
He fell asleep within 5 minutes and while Ryan went to work on our boat, I tackled thank you notes! I managed to finish the notes for my family from the baby sprinkle my aunt hosted and it felt good to check something off my to-do list.
Ryan arrived home an hour or so later and while Chase snoozed away, we dug into salads for lunch.
They came together quickly thanks to morning food prep!
Once Chase was up, we headed out on the boat and spent the rest of the afternoon and early evening swimming and playing at a local sandbar. It was so fun and got me way too excited for summer even though I know I’ll be on a bit of a swimming hiatus after our baby arrives.
And yes, you better believe we brought Chase’s potty on the boat with us.
We weren’t taking any chances! Also, huge thanks to those who messaged me about this portable potty option on Instagram stories after I shared that pic! I immediately ordered it and think it will be a great travel potty option for us as we’re still mastering potty training around here.
Sunday was Mother’s Day and the definition of a family day through and through! Since temperatures were supposed to eclipse 90 degrees for the second day in a row, we took advantage of the semi-cool morning weather and took Sadie on a family walk after breakfast.
We managed to cover around 3 miles which felt like a victory since Chase rarely tolerates more than 30 minutes in a stroller these days. Thankfully pointing out every bird we saw on our walk coupled with a variety of snacks, books and a few truck toys kept him stroller-bound and happy!
When we arrived home, we ate another snack and headed back out on the boat!
Spending time on the water with my family was high on my list of Mother’s Day activities, so it was a great way to spend our Sunday.
As we were splashing around, Ryan and I heard the familiar tinkly music of an ice cream truck and were shocked to see an ice cream boat floating along in the water. What a genius idea, right!?
We arrived back home ready for lunch and dug into sandwiches before Ryan settled Chase down for a nap and sent me off to get my nails done!
Apparently making an appointment to get your nails done on Mother’s Day is a good idea because I ended up visiting three different salons before I found one with an opening. I don’t get my nails done often and have never had any issues with drop-in appointments but I quickly learned Sunday is “nail day” for many women and that, coupled with Mother’s Day, meant nail salon overload!
I almost threw in the towel after my second visit but really wanted the SNS nails I had done for my birthday taken off professionally since I peeled two off myself and could tell it was a horrible idea for my nail health to manually remove them. Once my manicure was done, I headed back home and spent the rest of the evening relaxing with Ryan, Chase and Sadie… and plenty of ice cream!
I hope you all had a great weekend and that you’re enjoying the week so far. Thanks so much for stopping by PBF today!
Heather @Lunging Through Life says
We vacation at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland (so fun when you have a boat!) and they have a yummy yacht ice cream boat. It is the HIGHLIGHT of the week when it makes its way down to us!
I’ve never seen an ice cream boat and thought it was such an awesome idea!
I love Deep Creek Lake! One of my favorite vacation spots 🙂
Patricia @Sweet and Strong says
Looks like a great Mothers Day weekend! I love the mommy and me workout, that’s so cute and that ice cream boat is such a genius idea!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
Glad you are feeling better! That ice cream boat sounds amazing!
Sara c says
Glad you are feeling better and your bp was low- not high! Don’t want to scare you, but nausea and vomiting in the 3rd tri was my first sign of preeclampsia… Keep checking your bp and definitely see your ob asap is you develop sudden swelling or a really bad headache that won’t go away. You look great- baby is almost here!
My doctor said the same thing about my blood pressure — if it was high he would’ve been a lot more concerned but it was a bit lower than usual for me. I’m definitely on high-alert for anything changing and will absolutely call my doctor again if I begin to feel worse. I don’t have any swelling right now thankfully and while my nausea is here this morning, that’s been pretty consistent for the past few weeks.
Glad to hear you are feeling better – that must have been so scary. And I am so glad you had such a special weekend – you deserve it!
So glad you’re feeling better!! Do you have a video on the blog of how you curl your hair?! That picture of you & ryan…. love the curls! <3 You look beautiful! Happy Belated Mother's Day to YOU!
thank you! i have one from years ago but that was back when i was curling it with a straightener! i should do an update but in the meantime, i usually just wrap my hair around the outside of a wand away from my face, hairspray the heck out of it and then brush out the waves!
What a great weekend! On the boat is how I spent my Mother’s day too.
Just curious, what does a duck and smores themed dessert include???
two separate dishes! the duck was part of the entree and the s’mores was the dessert 🙂
Hi Julie! This is just a theory but sometimes I experience vertigo after spending substantial time on a boat. My body seems to get confused with switching back and forth between being on the water and land. It is a medical condition that is called disembarkment syndrome. That could explain your random dizziness. Glad you are feeling better!
I’m sure being outside in the sun all weekend and dehydrated probably didn’t help things – take care of yourself, girl! Your baby needs you to!
Oh my gosh, Julie, I’m so glad you’re OK and feeling better! Hang in there, I know this has been a challenging pregnancy for you and I know you’re so grateful for the baby but it also doesn’t take away from the challenges either. We dealt with infertility issues so the we were over the moon, and unfortunately the whole time we were so paranoid the whole time and we had issues left and right. Everything worked out in the end, but yeah, it wasn’t an easy pregnancy by any means. 🙂 Praying that you and the baby remain healthy and you have a safe and easy delivery!
Mrs. B says
So glad you are feeling better! It is easy to get dehydrated while pregnant! It sounds strange but it is so true! I will be in the third trimester during the hottest parts of Texas summer (bad planning but hey… ya know, things happen!) and I have got to up my water game.
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
AN ICE CREAM BOAT?! And I thought our neighborhood ice cream truck was the coolest, a boat is waaaay cooler! Genius indeed! I’m glad you’re feeling better now, definitely a scary sickness while you’re pregnant! I love that you brought Chase’s potty on the boat – we bring Adeline’s potty in the car with us everywhere and she’s obsessed with “going peepee in Daddy’s truck” HA! At least she’s going ON the potty I guess!
Emily @ Always Emily H. says
Under Friday I read it as dateline night out instead of date night out! I feel like I am showing my age with how exctied I was to think there was a such a thing as “Dateline Night Out.”
Happy Mother’s Day! Glad you’re feeling better!
We have an ice cream boat that hangs out on the lake nearby too..I thought it was such a brilliant idea!
I’m so glad you are feeling better and it could definitely be due to a random drop in your blood pressure. I have low bp generally, and when I’m pregnant it gets REALLY low, to the point where I have spontaneously passed out a few times (no fun!). Usually your bp is lowest around the halfway point and then starts to go back up but I definitely experienced some dips toward the end of my last pregnancy. My doctor actually advised me to drink a cup of coffee every morning to help keep it up, along with staying super hydrated. I hope this was a random one time occurrence for you! And hey, it’s better than your bp being high!!
silly male question here:
I see you are wearing a bikini (and on other blogs I’ve seen similar pregnant women with bikinis). Is it at all uncomfortable? I don’t have a pregnant belly (though sometimes it looks like it) but I would guess that having support for the abdomen and pelvis is at times desired??? (Not asking for any other reason than curiosity).
That boy of yours just gets more and more handsome and devilish looking each month. He looks like a lot of fun.
jordan @ dancing for donuts says
sounds like the most perfect weekend!!!! omg i used to watch Whose Line Is It Anyway every single night before bed in high school, it was my FAVORITE! and you are way too cute in that swimsuit photo – i hope i look half as beautiful as you if/when i’m pregnant someday!
Ryan Stiles lives in the city where my son goes to college and they always do a Whose Live show during family weekend. They’re so fun and how awesome that you were called on! (Also, mortifying.) I hope Joel Murray did his Dan Ackroyd impersonation. So spot on and hilarious. I’m glad you’re feeling better and had a fun Mother’s Day!
Sadie in her little pink life vest is just the cutest thing, haha! Glad you are feeling better Mama!!
Kim from MN says
Those lake days are the best things ever, and I love reading your recaps on the blog. We’re planning to head to a huge water park in a couple weeks, so you’ve got me amped to go! Also – love your swimsuit. So cute! Happy belated Mother’s day! It looks like your weekend was fantastic (and I hope that babysitter is going to work out great! Maybe she can come over and help you juggle things occasionally when you have the two little ones at home simultaneously.) I totally understand your restaurant bread feelings – when you find a good one, it’s such a treat! (Still eye-balling that milk bread you’ve posted about a lot.)
Since you tend to be on the water a lot – do you have a favorite waterproof sunscreen? I’m really in need of a new one (that’s hopefully paraben-free). Thanks!
Laura Mendez says
I love Ryan’s tank top tan! 😛 Sounds like it was such a fun weekend and glad you’re feeling better. Happy Mother’s Day!!
The Curious Frugal says
So scary about the dizziness! That’s just one of the worst sensations. Hope you’re feeling so much better today. Your mommy and me boot camp class looked like fun. We don’t have anything like that here. All the mom and baby classes are only for babies that aren’t yet mobile or kids that are still content in a carrier (not my daughter right now. Lol)
Cassie Thuvan Tran says
OMG, now I need an ice cream boat in my life! What a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend you had. It’s always really fun to spend some time in the sun and enjoy the outdoors!
So I live near new haven CT and we have an heirloom in our little city too! It’s also an upscale farm to table restaurant here — I wonder if they’re related ??