Good morning to you! It’s Friday and we have a weekend full of more baby time on the agenda. Big surprise, huh? My Aunt Laurie is coming in town to meet Chase for the first time and we’re looking forward to her visit!
And now, before the weekend sets in, it’s time to chat about what we’re all loving most this week in your weekly Things I’m Loving Friday blog post. As always, feel free to join in the fun in the comments section!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Sushi and Spaghetti Pie
Sushi is back in my life! Oh happy day! Though I had California rolls while pregnant, I steered clear of raw fish ever since I found out I was expecting a baby, so when my best friends from high school had a giant tray of sushi and sashimi delivered to our house for dinner on Monday, I was in heaven. SO tasty! Then, on Wednesday night, Brittany came over and brought the most delicious spaghetti pie for all of us to enjoy. (The spaghetti pie was awesome and Brittany swears it was easy to make. I already printed off the recipe so we can make it again soon.) It was another week of good eatin’ around here thanks to our friends and my mom. I am so, so grateful for the help with food around here because when I’m left to prepare a meal on my own, I cannot help but grab whatever food I can quickly throw together in a flash and call a meal before Chase needs me again. The help with meals makes such a difference!
Bless you guys and your amazing recommendations. Ryan and I tried swaddling Chase in swaddling blankets for the first few nights after we brought him home from the hospital, but he was so darn wiggly and our swaddling skills were apparently a bit lackluster. We quickly realized we needed to explore another option. The swaddling sacks we bought before he was born were all too big for our little peanut, so we ordered a few newborn HALO SleepSacks from Amazon Prime and two days later our swaddling woes went away. I am now obsessed with the HALO SleepSack! It has made such a difference for us and makes late-night swaddling a breeze. Plus, it relaxes Chase and seems to calm him down. We still use swaddling blankets in the day, but the HALO SleepSack is our nighttime savior.
- Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
I had a huge craving for whipped cream the other day and when I realized we didn’t have any on hand, I whipped up a batch of coconut milk whipped cream using a can of coconut milk we had in the fridge. (Just chill a can of coconut milk in the fridge and remove the coconut cream that rises to the top. Beat the cream for a few minutes until it becomes nice and fluffy. Add sweetener of choice if desired.) I’ve been using it on top of fresh berries and crushed almonds for a mid-morning snack and placed a dollop on top of my cup of coffee this morning. (It melts fast in hot coffee!)
- Chase Meeting Family
Every weekend since Chase’s arrival, we’ve had family in town to meet our little one. My dad came the first weekend, followed by my sister and brother-in-law the following weekend and my Aunt Laurie is on her way here today! Ryan’s mom and grandma are coming next weekend and I can’t wait for Chase to meet his other grandma and great grandma. He’s already quite the loved little dude and seeing our family so excited to meet our son is the best feeling. I just wish they all lived closer!
- A Chase and Sadie Milestone
We had a big milestone occur in the Sadie-Chase relationship last night! While I held Chase in my arms, Sadie licked his face three times! She’s slowly beginning to embrace her little brother which makes me so, so happy.
- Friday Flashbacks
Healthy Banana Bread (Perfect to make on a Sunday morning and enjoy throughout the week!)
Saturday Morning Circuit Workout (This workout targets the whole body and makes time fly by!)
- Around the Web
Question of the Day
- Tell me about one thing you are loving this week!