Get your pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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Let’s get listing:
Despite my whole turning a corner post last week, Ave and I had a few shaky days, where we both had minor (alright fine, major) meltdowns. Thankfully, my family was staying with us at the time, and they helped us get through it.
I sucked crazy amounts of long stretchy boogers out of Ave’s nose. I’m not gonna lie, it was disgusting, but it made a huge impact on her ability to eat and sleep, meaning I’d do it again in heartbeat.
As a result of getting Ave’s sinuses situated and the Hubby tackling her middle of the night feeding, I managed to get six almost totally uninterrupted hours of sleep on Friday night and another five on Saturday. It was sweet, sweet bliss; almost better than mad monkey loving, which speaks volumes to my level of fatigue.
I went for a run on Saturday morning with my Da (yes, it’s deliberately misspelled because he’s too cool for the last d). It was the first time I got my exercise on this year, and it felt amazing to kick my feet and pound some pavement. Also, I run about as fast as a tortoise so pounding pavement might be a stretch.
In boring real lifedom, I dusted and vacuumed the first floor, did ridiculous amounts of laundry, unloaded the dishwasher more times than seems humanly possible and balanced our bazillion checkbooks.
On Sunday, we took Ave on her first road trip to see the Wolcott Lilac Gardens. It was a learning experience. For example, we realized we need two spare sets of clothes in the diaper bag at all times for exactly the reason you think. Blowout city. The flowers were pretty though.
I penned more thank you cards, which means the gifts just keep on coming. I can’t express how touched I am, in a non-naughty type way of course, by all the support. It’s amazing and heart warming to know I have friends all over the globe.
I managed to write and publish a Currently post. While it wasn’t my most witty work of art, it felt damn good to get back into the game. It also feels good to be a gangsta. Just sayin’.
I hit up the weekly lactation support meeting. Boobies, boobies everywhere. I completely understand women who whip it out in public now. Bring on the breasteses.
Speaking of food (breastmilk totally counts as food), I took pictures of my Saturday eats in the hopes of penning a future What I Ate Wednesday post. Cross your phalanges for me.
I also made an unusual pizza, packed with pesto, Brussels Sprouts and shredded zucchini. I’ll share the recipe as soon as I figure out what to name it. Suggestions welcome.
I also whipped up a classic sandwich for dinner one night: the Avocado Cheese Panini.
On that glorious sandwich porn note…
It’s your turn. I want to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What are three things you accomplished in the last week? Any road trip tips for a newborn. We’ve got two upcoming travel adventures in the coming weeks.