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On Sunday Nate and I got up early and went out for a little brunch date at First Watch. It’s so simple but this is one of my favorite things to do with him. It makes a weekend day feel so much longer and I always love our random conversations. Plus we really love breakfast food – especially right now! We split an order of Cinnabon pancakes and I swear I died of pregnant lady happiness. After brunch we ran over to Target with all of our gift cards from the baby shower and did a little shopping for baby boy!! We got our crib mattress, a changing pad, a cute cover for the changing pad, and the little plush blooming bath tub I’ve been wanting. The crib mattress was really the last BIG item that we needed! We got it all set up in the nursery when we got home and I felt the instant relief of having another item checked off the list. Not too long after we got home my parents stopped by to bring us another gift! My Step-Dad’s parents bought us the bedside bassinet we registered for! I had originally planned to just use the pack n play in our room for a while but this little bassinet is going to make things so much easier. We’ll be able to leave the pack n play downstairs permanently and the bassinet can stay by the bed! Ahh, I can’t believe how everything is coming together. It’s very surreal!!
We went to our third natural birth class yesterday evening. We went over the different types of interventions that there are – basically all of the things I’m trying to avoid by having a natural birth. But I love that we’re going over all of the possibilities because you just never know what will happen! I feel confident that if things did go differently than what I “planned” that I would understand exactly what my options were and exactly what was happening based on my decisions. I think honestly the scariest part of giving birth is the unknown, right? Or the idea that things are going to be done TO you vs. knowing that you actually have options.
I’m so excited for next weekend! Baby shower #2 with all of our friends, UK plays in the Final 4, and we’ll have another birth class!
Man, life has been good lately. I haven’t been feeling that way on a daily basis necessarily – in fact – quite the opposite some days! But after browsing through my Instagram feed it feels hard to deny it – life is good.
Nate got his first tattoo on Sunday – there’s a little sneak peek of him on the table in the above photos! Some of you may have seen the tattoo already but I took some good shots with my big ol’ DSLR and I can’t wait to share those with you guys, along with the story behind what he got. It couldn’t be more perfect for him!
This weekend went by in a flash – as they all do. I spent most of last week sick and even had to call out of work on Wednesday for the first time since I started my new position. I’ll still be playing catch up this week – crossing my fingers that it will all go by quick since I have Friday off! Nate and I leave Friday afternoon to head to Louisville for his marathon on Saturday! Then on Sunday two of my very best friends from Sebring are stopping in to hang out with us for the day and spend the night! I am so excited to see them and have them here – HERE – in my house – in my city! The drive from Florida to Kentucky is quite a long one so I’m pretty understanding about not having a lot of visitors from home. It just makes it that much more sweet when friends do make the journey up here!
This weekend was a relaxing one and for that I’m so thankful. I jumped into my pajamas almost immediately after getting off of work on Friday and had no shame! I watched the last half of the first season of Hart of Dixie (again, no shame), stayed up late, ate pistachio gelato, and slept in way later than I should have. We did manage to do a few adult tasks – we bought all new pillows and enough paper towels to last us until next year. Ok, not really but – there was a ridiculous sale on paper towels at Target and we felt pretty awesome about the great deal we got. See? There is nothing more responsible than having the foresight to stock up on paper towels when they’re cheap. Saturday night Nate fell asleep on the couch and I went on to bed. He has slept on the couch a little to avoid coming down with whatever I’ve had and even though I was feeling mostly better I went on upstairs without him – he just looked too comfy to move. A few hours later I finally just came back down stairs and asked if I could sleep on the couch with him- ha! I literally couldn’t go to sleep without him after just a few nights apart. We slept cuddled and squished on the couch for a few hours before we both woke up like, “Uh… there is a queen size bed upstairs … what?” and made our way up to bed. It was just nice to sleep in our squished little ball for a few hours. Sometimes I think about these times where we’re doing just what we want – just the two of us. It’s fun to picture what our life will look like when it’s not just us anymore. That’s still a ways off my friends, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t on my mind! Like .. all of the time.
Have a great Monday!! (..and if you’re reading via a feed reader please stop by and check out my new design!)