Just now getting to blog (in the evening) – we’ve had a busy weekend thus far!!
Friday felt like a Saturday with our company here. It was so nice to have extra hands to play with M while I showered and made breakfast! I put together these plate for Cheryl and myself
Cville Crunch toast with Wild Squirrel Vanilla Espresso – yummy combo!!
Plus greek yogurt and some granola
After breakfast was consumed, I fed the baby (which sort of takes an hour from prep to finish) and then we all headed downtown in the glorious fall weather for a stroller walk and lunch.
I feel bad for being hard on the Bugaboo at first because I am realizing that what it lacks in portability it makes up for in accessories. I pulled out the sun shade when I started to realize how hard it is to be a baby lying down with the sun at a 45* angle in your eyes and was so happy to have this! M doesn’t love his strollers – he prefers to be carried – but we do both when he’s willing to nap in them.
Mimi and Papa (their new names!) hung out in a bookstore for an hour while I strolled (literally!) up and down the downtown mall for about 45 minutes. Yay for exercise! Then we sat down to lunch at Eppies.
I got my favorite Santa Monica salad with chicken on top. It also has dates, corn, goat cheese and a delicious champagne dressing!
Oh, and that incredible cornbread!!
I made it home just in time for M to eat again – good timing!
In the afternoon, I went for my 6 week postpartum checkup, although I went at 5 weeks because my doctor is on vacation next week and I had the choice of 5 or 7 weeks. I chose 5 in hopes of being cleared as “healed and healthy” a week early. Turns out all looks (and feels) great and I can skip, hop or run if I feel like it! I’m hoping to get in my first real run sometime this week! I can hardly wait. Ask me again in the middle of it when I’m likely huffing and puffing : )
The boys came with me to the doctors for moral support because I also got a flu shot.
This was the best/worst thing ever.
Best because it meant I could remove “get a flu shot” from my to-do list weeks earlier than other years (I hate going to pharmacies because it always takes longer than you think so I always put it off!)
Worst because it HURT. Like worse than the stitches on my second-degree tear. I kid you not. I hate shots.
When we got home, Cheryl and I read home magazines, Mazen napped and Matt and Mark went out for dinner ingredients.
We cooked NY Strip steaks on the grill and served them with my mom’s macaroni and cheese and a green salad.
My mom made this mac for us to freeze when she came when Mazen was born. It was DELICIOUS and the recipe is actually coming to her blog in a week or so.
Simple local greens dressed in olive oil, salt, honey and chopped almonds
For dessert, we all shared slices out of this Pumpkin Oh – a pumpkin cake rolled up with a cream cheese frosting from our bakery!! First of the season <3
Mazen had a marathon nursing session in the evening that kept me up until 11pm, but then he slept for 4 hours straight! It was worth the hour it took him to fill up to get a stretch like that. Matt gave him his bottle at 3am and I got 1.5 more hours on top of that. Needless to say, the next morning I felt pretty refreshed!