Happy new week y’all! Well, no matter what I’m having a baby this week so what week it will be! Hard to wrap my head around…not going to lie.
I’m going in to my doctor’s office for a fetal non-stress test in a couple of hours to make sure that baby boy is doing okay in there. As long as all looks good, he gets until Saturday evening to make is entrance into the world on his own before they induce me. Come on buddy!
My last baby-free weekend was super chill and relaxed. Let’s take a look!
After my 4 a.m. start to Friday, I kind of lost steam as the day went on. I took the girls for a 3.5 mile walk and then ended up getting a sub for my 4:30p yoga class. I just did not feel like teaching. Instead, I got showered, dressed and went to hang out with Dorie and her daughters for a little bit. It felt nice to just get out of the house.
After I left Dorie’s, I went to get a pedicure and to have the gel polish taken off my nails. I didn’t want to deal with having any nail polish on during delivery, especially of the gel variety since it’s such a pain to take off by yourself at home and I knew I wouldn’t be getting back to the nail salon anytime soon!
Back at home, I heated up some leftover pad thai and we watched the movie Game Night. I also ate a chocolate peanut butter cupcake that I didn’t take a picture of because it was dark. 😉
After only sleeping 3.5 hours on Thursday night, I was beyond thrilled to get over 9 hours on Friday night. I think I finally got out of bed around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. It was amazing. I made a green smoothie for a light breakfast.
Next stop was the studio where I taught my 11:15 a.m. hot yoga class. It was a lot of fun and good for me to get out and teach. It really boosted my mood/spirits. (Check out that apple watch tan line from all the walking I’ve been doing with the dogs!)
I came home for lunch and ate a bunch of sweet potato chips and a turkey avocado sandwich.
I did some more car reading and research and then went to the Subaru dealership to test drive the Forester and the Outback. I ended up not feeling comfortable in my gut with making a decision so I left. I don’t really think I’ll be driving too terribly much in the first month or two of baby’s life so I think I’m going to hold off for a few more weeks on a car. I’m going to reach out to someone I know who owns a dealership and let him know what I’m looking for and have him keep his eye out for something used that he thinks would be a good fit. I just don’t want to rush this decision, even though my car is acting up again. It’s such a huge purchase and so overwhelming. AHHH!
After car stress, I needed to de-stress. I took the girls for an evening walk on the trails/greenway and it was the perfect way to wind down the day.
I thought I wanted to go out for dinner but it was after 8 when I got home so we ordered takeout sushi instead. We ordered from New Zealand Cafe for the first time and were so impressed. The sushi was so much more affordable than the usual places we frequent and so delicious. Also, how awesome is this to-go packaging!?
Tanner was out running errands at the mall earlier in the day and surprised me with a dozen macarons and some new dishes from Crate & Barrel. It was a nice early Mother’s Day treat.
I started my day with a greek yogurt bowl and a bunch of computer work. I finally broke from working around 11:30 a.m. and needed to move my body.
I decided to go for a dog-free walk/jog. As you all know, I haven’t done much jogging/running at all in the third trimester but I added a few intervals in yesterday and it felt pretty good! I covered 4 miles all said and done. Probably 2 of those were jogging (slowly…like a turtle).
I refueled with and open-faced turkey sandwich and some pineapple.
Next on the agenda was a trip to Whole Foods where I ended up spending WAY too much money because they had a special over the weekend where all body care products were 25% off. I’ll do a recap later this week with everything that I purchased. I went a little crazy.
I went straight to the studio after leaving Whole Foods to teach my 4 p.m. hot class and then came home.
I have quite the Sunday evening bath ritual going these days and I love it. Best way to end the weekend.
Tanner’s mom took my 4p yoga class and then came over after to hang out with us for a bit for Mother’s Day. I made an appetizer tray with some things I found in the fridge including hummus, a greek yogurt kale dip, goat cheese and pepper jelly and olives.
Whole Foods had wild coho salmon on sale for $8.99/lb so I roasted a pound of salmon that night. I drizzled it with olive oil and then seasoned it with pink himalayan sea salt, Trader Joe’s lemon pepper grinder and Trader Joe’s 21 spice salute seasoning. I cooked it on 400 for about 12-15 minutes until the internal temp was about 120.
Served on a salad with massaged baby kale, radishes, cucumbers, goat cheese, avocado, dried cherries and pistachios. So yum. I love radishes!
The evening ended on the couch with macarons and Shameless. Exciting times! 🙂
How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?
Do you have any favorite Sunday routines or rituals?
Currently…what color are your toes painted? Essie FloweristaI went with . I’m such a sucker for purple and probably choose purple shades more than anything else!