Blah rainy day!! It felt like a hurricane out there today. I had Matt at home for a bit this morning, but he was sleeping in after some witching hour crying. Poor Matt’s shifts always coincide with fussy hour. We made up for that with lots of playing during dinner!
Plain yogurt, peach, banana, chia seeds and tons of Autumn Spice granola – now obsessed!!
And some hot tea on a crisp, cool day. I would have loved some coffee, but it is too much of a hassle to make! I might have to bring up the old programmable coffeemaker soon…
Karen and I made plans to go to the mall because I needed a pair of cowboy boots for the wedding I’m in in two weeks!
Not the best day to go out with a baby…
But luckily since there were two of us, I was able to drop Karen and Mazen off with the stroller and then go park the car in the rain.
Crying baby did not like it!
VERY frustrated with how difficult it is to use the Bugaboo on the go. Not only does it require 2 (or 3 or 4) hands to open, but you have to remove the carseat adaptor to break it down. I got soaked in the 60 seconds it took me to do this in the rain. The storage basket is also not the greatest and I don’t like the handle bar. I fixed this problem on Wednesday with a new purchase!
Shopping was fun and once we got him settled down, I found a pair of boots that were both reasonably priced and very comfy! Madden Girl for $70!
Karen and I were both impressed with the Belk at Fashion Square Mall!
Maze got hungry towards the end of our trip and I fed him in the shoe department on a comfy couch. Amelia gave me this AMAZING Alternative Apparel wrap that she loved for breastfeeding. (The same one in purple for my newborn photo shoot). Please note I pulled it farther over him for a modest photograph but he had plenty of breathing room while he was feeding from the side and above!
Our next stop was our first visit to Great Harvest!! He smiled when we walked in – he loves the smell of freshly baked bread!
I had a Turkey + Swiss sandwich, chips and an apple for lunch!
On the way home, I got stuck in a massive rainstorm. Wish I had a garage! I ended up climbing over to the passenger side, opening my umbrella and trying to keep it over the baby while I quickly walked inside. We both still got wet!
So excited when Dad came home!
Please shave that scratchy beard, dad!
Of all the foods that are forbidden during pregnancy, I missed red wine the most. A glass of wine with dinner tasted so incredible!
Underneath, we had leftover Faith lasagna and an awesome succotash on the side.
Matt had a few cups of fresh butter beans he got at the market on Saturday that were the base of this recipe. He seared two slices of bacon in a pan and then boiled the beans for about 15 minutes in another pot. He removed the bacon from the first skillet and then added the beans along with a tbsp of butter, Southern seasoning and summer squash. I LOVE thick, fat beans and this was so good – I had seconds!
Early to bed for me! 8-9pm is my new bedtime. I slept until 1am with a feeding in the middle and then took over baby watch from 1-8. There was only one meltdown last night and several happy feedings, and I woke up to the most beautiful fall day imaginable!