I woke up famished this morning and in the mood for a giant bowl of oats! Luckily Matt slept in again, so I had my hands free to make us both breakfast after depositing the baby into bed with him for snuggle time.
A big bowl of peach oats (just whipped banana minus the banana plus peach!) topped with Autumn Spice Granola and sunbutter!
Can you just FEEL the sunshine!?
On the one hand, I know I need to stay at home and relax. On the other, I am so eager to get out and enjoy life as a mom! Especially with this gorgeous fall weather we are having!
I got dressed and ready to go to meet with a lactation consultant at 10am. Unfortunately, we had a miscommunication and she wasn’t at home : ( So since I was up and out, I decided to go over to Babies R Us and Whole Foods for some shopping. Neither was a requirement, so I could head home if need be.
New tip I learned: park next to the cart return and get one as soon as you get out of the car so you don’t have to carry the car seat across the parking lot!
While in Babies R Us, we tested out the Chicco KeyFit Caddy, which is a snap n go stroller for the car seat. At $99, it wasn’t cheap, but it wasn’t expensive either and it’s so much easier to use for travel and leave in my car than the Bugaboo. Lightweight, one-handed opening, no removing any parts and a huge basket. Plus a built-in handlebar console and a foam handle (the foam on our Bugaboo is gone). I wheeled Stinky all around the store to test it out. I don’t want to seem unappreciative of the Bugaboo because we were so thankful to get it as a hand-me-down and option in our household, but I also want to be honest about my opinions of it as a stroller (especially a really expensive one) for anyone curious as to how we like/use it. It’s a great stroller for home use, walking, and versatility, but it’s just not great for portability, which really surprised me. When I was researching strollers, I watched a You Tube video of a woman who had 3 different strollers (an umbrella/portable, a jogging, a fancy one) and she insisted she needed all 3 for different purposes. I found that to be a bit extreme at the time, but now I understand! I am sure we’ll add an umbrella to our collection in time too.
Look how the snap n go sits up all by itself patiently waiting for me to put it in the car with one hand!
After Babies R Us, M was hungry when he woke up, so I decided to nurse him in the car. I am so glad I’m adjusting to motherhood in the fall and not 100* summer or this would not have worked. It was pretty nice and calm in there though.
After he was fed, I decided to be bold and tackle the grocery store!!
Also – another food I couldn’t wait to eat – smoked salmon!
I got home and in 5 minutes put away the groceries and walked to the doctor’s office for our 2 week appointment! Maze has regained his birth weight plus 4 ounces. Hungry baby! Afterwards (plus another feeding session in the office) we walked the long way home to get some fresh air.
And then I dove head first into that smoked salmon!
Served on toast with sharp white cheddar and capers! YUM! Best way to eat omega-3s ever.
Apple with apple butter dip on the side
Plus a Hugh Jass salad leftover from Katherine’s dinner. I forgot how much I like the Annie’s Woodstock dressing. Lynsie brought over a bottle with her salad, and it’s so cheesy good!
And a caramel for dessert!
Karen came over this afternoon and we ordered some baby clothes on sale online. I also put together the new stroller caddy and did some minor housework. Also lots of baby feeding!
We had another really good meal for dinner – starting with a little pumpkin beer that Faith brought over!!
Matt can remember every beer we’ve ever had, but I don’t remember having this one in the past. I liked it a lot!
Good eats included leftover chicken parmesan with noodles, cheddar garlic bread from the bakery and glazed green beans
I promise we’ll get back to making our own meals again soon : )
This bread was so doughy and cheesy!
For the beans, I put them in a hot skillet with about a cup of water and let the water melt away while the beans steamed. I drained them and put them back in with some Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze and some spiced pecans – amazing fall flavors!
This meal filled me up to the brim of satisfaction.
I just finished So You Think You Can Dance – GREAT show! So inspiring. Not at all like American Idol (so much positivity and love for dance here) – you guys have to watch it next summer if you haven’t seen it before! The performances are so creative, and the judges are never snarky. I was happy with the winners, although I wish all 4 could have won!
I’m not really liking my 9pm bedtime, but I am appreciative for the extra dose of sleep, so I’ll keep it up while I need to.