Hi guys! I know some of you probably have the day off today for Columbus Day, but I figured I’d pop in anyway to say hello. I’m so glad many of you (pregnant and not!) enjoyed my Pregnancy, Body Image, and Intuitive Eating post on Friday – thank you for sharing your thoughts, too!
Matt and I stuck close to home this weekend and tackled some serious baby and house-related to do lists. But first, on Saturday morning, we slept in and then I made us pancakes. 🙂
These were our usual fave made with the Simple Mills pancake mix; I added 1 Tbsp chia seeds to the batter and blueberries, too.
Delicious! I topped mine with some plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and extra blueberries as you can see above.
Despite the fact that run dates haven’t been part of my weekend routine for many months now, the weekends still feel a little weird without the comforting rhythm and routine of my usual favorite weekend workout. It was a nice morning, so once we finished eating Matt and I decided to play tennis – but unfortunately everyone else in the world had the same idea. We drove around to different public courts for awhile before giving up and going to get lattes at Java Shack and stroll around a bit instead. Bummer!
We ended up strolling to Whole Foods and getting lunch/brunch – they do made to order omelettes on the weekends so I got one of those with some bacon, roasted potatoes, and veggies. It was the biggest omelette in the world so I had some leftover for the next day too!
From there, we headed to the hospital for something important: an Infant Skills 101 class! Alternate title: how to keep a baby alive when you have no idea what you’re doing. It was 2.5 hours and covered swaddling, bathing, diapering, common things to know/look for, when to call the pediatrician, etc. Very helpful, and I really liked the teacher, who was a retired labor and delivery nurse. She was very calming and reassuring, which I appreciated.
We have a ton of these baby-related classes coming up – tomorrow night we’re doing a breastfeeding class (partners are also encouraged to attend, which I like – it will be good to have Matt know what’s going on/how to help, too), next week we have an infant CPR class and a hospital tour, and then we still need to sign up for a labor/delivery class. All of the labor/delivery classes seem to be 6 to 8 hours long – sheesh! For those who did one of those classes – was it worth it?! Or is there a similar video we can watch so we know what’s going on without doing such a long class? I feel like that sounds bad, and obviously I want to be prepared for what’s to come, but… thoughts? Am I the only one who feels like sitting through an 8 hour class seems like a bit much? I mean, people have been having babies for a very long time and these classes didn’t exist then, right?!
Anyway – we ran some errands after the class and were starving by 5:30 – early dinner it was! We hit up Faccia Luna for salads + pizza.
And then we randomly decided to go see a movie! The dogs are still at their 2 week training boot camp (more on that in my 32 week pregnancy update) so we didn’t HAVE to rush home, and we know stuff like this will obviously be quite hard once we have a baby, so why not right? Even though we had just had pizza, movie theater popcorn was clearly necessary. Mmmmm!
Also – I love movie theaters that have reclining seats where you can put your feet up! Very pregnancy friendly. 😉 We saw “It” – creepy! I hadn’t been to the movies in FOREVER – such a fun treat.
On Sunday we slept in (see also: no dogs, no baby yet – must take advantage), had leftover pancakes from Saturday for breakfast, and then got down to work. We had a MASSIVE to do list awaiting us – first and foremost was to finish putting together baby furniture and figure out what configuration of the baby’s room made sense so that we could see what space we had left to measure and order a baby bookcase. This involved lots of moving things around in the room, in and out of the hallway, etc. Zara observed the process but was shockingly not much help. Rude.
Also on our to do lists yesterday was general tidying up around the house – moving so many things around to accommodate the baby’s room has made the rest of the house a bit of a hot mess, so it felt good to get things more organized. I still need to do some more work on my office later today, though – it’s kind of a disaster right now.
I had my leftover omelette and some toast with nut butter and banana for lunch, and then around 4 after doing more work around the house I felt myself starting to get restless and irritated – my cue to get a change of scenery. Whenever I feel like that getting outside and/or getting in some movement always vastly improves my mood. It was really humid and warm and gross out, so I decided to take myself to the pool for a swim instead! Normally my swims as of late are really calming and low key, but I was craving something more invigorating so I swam a bit more intensely this time. It felt really good to zone out and move!
I also had a lane to myself the whole time which was awesome. 🙂
At 6, Matt and I had a special treat – a couples massage! He bought me gift certificates for massages at Ballston Therapeutic Massage for my birthday, and since he bought 5 he got a 6th one free, so we decided he should use that one and come with me this time. 🙂 It felt soooo good – they do a good prenatal massage!
We grabbed Sweetgreen salads on our way home and spent the rest of the night relaxing on the couch. We just started season 3 of Narcos – so far it’s really good!
I’ve been loving getting into bed really early lately and reading and relaxing, so I got in bed around 8:45 and read some of A Column of Fire – I’m about halfway through now and loving it… SO GOOD.
So there you have it – a productive weekend. We’re both working from home today and going to do a bit more baby room stuff later this afternoon with my mom – she’s going to bring over all the baby clothes (she washed everything for us – thank you, mom!!) and we’re going to start putting those away as well as some of the non-baby clothing gifts we’ve received. Only 5 weeks out now – time to get a serious move on!
Have a great day guys!
p.s. Last week I participated in a Dietitians Taking the Anti-Diet/Intuitive Eating Approach round table event! The recording is now available for purchase if you’re interested – here’s my affiliate link to check it out (click on “register”, and then under question 5 select option C – or D or E if you are interested in checking out the other round table calls too). Our discussion was geared towards dietitians and those in school to become dietitians who would like to implement the philosophies of intuitive eating and health at every size in their work with clients. We talked about how to incorporate the non-diet approach into sports nutrition, public health/clinical work, and more!