The weekend was…long. My intention is not to make my blog pity party central but the reality is that I’m struggling. Weekends are extra tricky thanks to the added layer of social media and seeing all of the posts about family life and adventures. As someone who works in the space of blogging and social media, I fully know that the comparisons aren’t healthy or always realistic…but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still go there sometimes.
Finn and I had our own weekend adventures as a family of two. I’m doing my best to find the beauty in these days, and to make memories with him, because I know this time is fleeting and I’ll never get it back.
Here’s what it looked like for us.
On Friday Dorie and her daughter stopped by to visit and then another friend came by with her daughter who was born three days before Finn. Check out Finn giving her a little grin! (And check out that sweet curl she has front and center!) There was lots of baby cuteness happening at my house that afternoon!
After my friend left, Finn and I packed up and headed to Target to grab some things for the house. He was in a great mood while we were at Target and gave me tons of smiles and wide eyes.
While I was there I picked up a set of my favorite pajamas for Finn in the next size up as well as a tank top for myself. I recently discovered these tank tops. They’re only $8 (but on sale for $5 right now!) and are incredibly soft. I have it in all three colors.
I baked chocolate zucchini banana bread when I came home to send to a friend who lost her grandmother. I’m going to bake it again to photograph and share the recipe with you.
After baking, I went for a long walk and talked to my grandmother and then decided I wanted pizza for dinner. I ordered from Hawthorne’s and gave Finn a quick bath before going to pick it up. I took him in his PJs to get the pizza and he screamed the whole way home. I was taking deep breaths and praying the pizza was worth it. This is a moment where it would have been helpful to have someone to tag in or to send to get the pizza! It’s such a gamble to take him out at night.
Thankfully, he passed out when we got home and I was able to enjoy a few quiet minutes of pizza and Gilmore Girls.
Finn was in a great mood on Saturday morning.
We set out for the Matthews Famers Market and I grabbed a coffee once we got there and parked.
We strolled around the market for a bit and I picked up a few things for the week, including some of these gorgeous eggplants. I think I’ll make eggplant parmesan with it.
It was great to get out of the house and enjoy the small-town vibe of Matthews and their market. I still prefer the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market for how much more variety it offers but this market is so much closer and sweeter so I alternate visiting the two.
Perhaps the most notable moment of Saturday was taking my first postpartum yoga class at Yoga One. I took an $8 karma class and it was 90 minutes long. I have been hesitant to get back on my mat in a public class and have favored home practices up until this point but class was great. It was nice to take from a teacher that I didn’t know and to be among other yogis who were complete strangers. The whole experience felt cathartic and just really right.
Saturday night found me back on the couch watching a mixture of Call the Midwife and Gilmore Girls with the leftover pizza from Friday night.
Finn has been sleeping until 8 or 8:30 lately, which I have been loving because it allows me a quiet start to the morning. I can make breakfast and coffee and kind of get organized before he gets going. While lazy Sunday mornings aren’t what I thought they would be, I can totally see and appreciate the sweetness in this moment I had with Finn.
The rest of Sunday looked like church, a trip to Publix, dog washing, bottle and pump sterilizing, baby gazing and other fun tasks. 🙂 I did have a walking date with a friend at 6 p.m. that was the perfect end to the weekend.
Well, this ice cream was really the perfect end to the weekend.
Look at all of those peanut butter cups! It’s Ample Hills Creamery PB Wins the Cup. It’s from the pack of four pints that a former student sent to me and it’s over the top delicious!
Do you prefer to go out or stay in on the weekends? I couldn’t believe how many people commented on Instagram Stories that my pizza + Gilmore Girls night looked “perfect!”
What did you do over the weekend? Any farmers market trips? Workout dates with friends? Pizza eating? Ice cream treats?