Good morning. Can I just say that I’m happy that Easter weekend is over? I don’t know what it is about Easter but it’s one of the social media holidays that I sometimes find to be a little triggering when it comes to the whole comparison trap.
(Easter 30 YEARS AGO at my grandparent’s house.)
I talked to my yoga class about Easter and social media this morning. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love seeing all the photos of egg hunts, family dinners and pretty dresses but when your Easter experience looks kind of starkly opposite of that, it can feel like you’re missing out a bit.
For the last few years, we haven’t really had a family Easter and it’s kind of felt like just another day. I usually make brunch at home, eat some Reese’s Eggs, teach yoga and carry on with life as usual. This year was especially mundane feeling and I told my class how important it is to remember that life doesn’t always look like “pretty Easter dresses.”
I wasn’t really even motivated to write a weekend recap today but I decided during class I’d share my “ugly dress” Easter weekend instead of skipping it or pretending my weekend was something it wasn’t. I hope you don’t find this too Debbie Downer on a Monday and appreciate a little reality. xx
My mom had a medical procedure done on Friday that meant a very early morning for both of us and a late night for me. She is 100% okay, just something that needed to be done pre-baby. I finally got settled at home and made this BBQ chicken frozen pizza from Whole Foods at 10 p.m.
And then went to bed at 11 p.m. and woke up at 12:30 a.m. with terrible heartburn and general worry/anxiety. Pizza before bed + pregnancy = nope. I thought maybe it would be okay since it wasn’t tomato-based but it wasn’t at all. Ahhh.
I kept it simple on Saturday morning with a smoothie. This one was frozen riced cauliflower, frozen banana, frozen strawberries and cherries, collagen powder, fish oil, plain greek yogurt, almond milk and Wild Friends Almond Cashew Super Butter.
Later that morning I taught yoga and then got showered and dressed for lunch after class.
This lunch was probably the highlight of my weekend. Seaweed salad to start.
And sushi! (I ate cooked rolls.)
I have zero photos from the rest of Saturday but I helped my mom out with some things, took the dogs for a long walk and watched I, Tonya.
Although the sushi was delicious, it also gave me heartburn and I never felt like eating dinner until I defrosted a blueberry bagel at 10 p.m. and ate it toasted with butter. Let me tell you, pregnancy Saturday nights are really something. 😉
On a more positive note, I enjoyed I, Tonya as the whole Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding drama took place in the height of my childhood figure skating obsession. I used to write letters to Nancy Kerrigan! I’ve only broken two bones in my life and both have been while roller skating. The second was my wrist while on inline skates at a friends house where we were playing “Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan” and I slipped on a patch of pine straw. Haha.
I slept really well on Saturday night, which I was grateful for. Sunday brunch looked like scrambled eggs, bacon, sourdough toast and fruit…followed by two Reese’s Eggs.
I spent the rest of the day hanging around the house with these two cuties. Tanner and I worked on the nursery and he got the fan installed and we (well, he…I sat in the glider and mostly supervised) hung the art. I also washed a bunch of clothes and blankets. We are getting there.
I found myself emotional while we were working on the nursery and experienced some tearful moments. There was the whole Easter Sunday social media contrast happening in my head along with an overall wish that things were a little different right now than they are…which of course was magnified by the social media stuff. I’m also contending with pregnancy hormones.
I am okay and I am so excited about baby boy but there is a contrast of some sadness along with it regarding some things like not having my brother here and relationship stuff.
I am updating this post two years later and I will be more transparent that things were NOT good at home. Sitting in that nursery preparing for a baby with a partner who was completely checked-out felt like a special kind of emotional hell.
I taught a yoga class at 4, stopped into the grocery to pick a few things up and then came home to prep dinner.
I didn’t cook an Easter meal because no one was really up for eating it other than me. I made this one pan roasted dinner with veggies and chicken sausage but for some reason, every time I’ve tried to eat it during pregnancy it turns my stomach. I had to choke it down.
This pie and ice cream, however, I did not have to choke down. I ate it before bed while we were watching Shameless. (That show, OMG.)
Also, last night my lower back/sacrum was really bothering me so I spent a lot of time rolling my glutes and hips on a lacrosse ball. I waddled up the stairs to bed because when I stood up, I was having that pelvic pain that I’ve been telling you guys about in my pregnancy update posts. I’m solidly in the “pretty uncomfortable” stage of pregnancy these days.
And that’s all. Today is a new day and I’m feeling better. I’ve said this a million times already but I can’t believe that pregnancy is coming to a close in the next month or so and that I’m so close to meeting this baby. I’m feeling so many emotions about it.
Here’s to a good and grounded week ahead. <3