Last weekend just the two of us

Happy November! As of today I am officially on maternity leave, since yesterday was my last day of work. I’m currently 38 weeks + 3 days pregnant with a due date of November 13. I have lots of plans for the next almost 2 weeks, but also wouldn’t be disappointed if baby decided to make an early appearance. I guess time will tell 🙂

In the meantime, Eric is back to work for 14 days and goes on days off again on our due date. So it’s entirely possible last weekend was our LAST WEEKEND off together with no babe! Of course I have to recap it, even though we really didn’t do anything too interesting.

Thursday… I did have to work on Friday, however our weekend kind of started on Thursday night as at 6:10pm we made the last minute decision to head to the 6:45pm movie. We saw American Made and it was pretty good. Maybe our last movie in the theatre for awhile!

Friday… I worked most of the day but left early for a chiropractor appointment. Friday night we got vietnamese takeout and my mom and brother came over for a couple of games of Settlers of Catan. We also played some Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit at the end of the night. It was a lot of fun!!


Saturday… we slept in until about 8:30am and then made some breakfast and coffee before heading to our last prenatal class at 10am. Due to Eric’s work schedule we ended up doing private prenatal classes, which were two 2-hour sessions 3 weeks apart. I’m really glad we did them as we learned a lot about the different stages of labour, different kinds of pain medications and different kinds of induction. It’s all information we could have found online, however it was great to have it presented to us and have someone there to discuss it with. Our instructor was also able to check our carseat and make sure it was installed properly.

I can’t really remember what we did the rest of Saturday honestly… I think we just kind of relaxed around the house and watched Stranger Things. Saturday night we made delicious homemade pizza!

Sunday… was another sleep-in day and then lazing around the house all morning. Eric played his game and I read my book. Around 11 we finally got ourselves together and headed out for a walk. We were hoping to do a loop on the local trail system, but it was full of snow and ice from our big snow storm last week so our walk was cut short. It was still a beautiful morning though.

Sunday afternoon I went to my little cousins birthday party and then over to my mom’s house to make my Halloween costume…

It was a total hit at work yesterday, I even won best female costume 🙂

Sunday evening, Eric made us homemade pho for dinner which was delicious! We watched more Stranger Things and went to bed early. I managed to watch all of Season 1 (Eric had already watched it) and Season 2 of Stranger Things from last Wednesday to Monday, so clearly watching that show dominated a lot of our time recently!

And that sums up our potentially last weekend together just the two of us. Pretty laid back and low key, which was honestly perfect. We just hung around the house and relaxed lot and ate yummy food. It was really nice. I am super tired these days and Eric is also pretty tired on his days off from his intense work schedule, so we will take the lower key days!

How was your weekend? What did you get up to? 

7 Responses

  1. TravelSpot says:

    I love that costume! I am not surprised at all that you won a prize! It is priceless. You and your mom are very creative! I did not dress up as anything for Halloween as I am boring and our office does not do any events to boot.

    That pho looks delicious. Did Eric do it the Vietnamese way where it takes a really long time to make the broth or does he have a shortcut that he uses? Either way, I would love the recipe, as I love pho but always thought it took forever to make!

    My weekend was going to be “slow” but ended up quite busy. I went for a long run on Saturday then rushed home to have lunch with friends and go wine tasting with my group from work. I got up that morning around 3:30 and went to bed around midnight. On Sunday, I got up and did an early (hungover!) run and went for a long brunch with a friend before coming home and reading on the couch for the rest of the day.

  2. Nora says:

    We just bought the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit game for the eldest bonus kid for Christmas! Glad to know it’s fun though I’m pretty sure I won’t be very good at it. Need to bone up on my knowledge 🙂

    This weekend we had a low key Friday night with my dad and watched the World Series Game, enjoyed some pizza and relaxed. I read a book in less than 24 hours, Saturday night went to see Hamlet with my dad and Sunday we did some Barnes & Noble shopping/browsing and hanging out. D also did some work on our house project (Replacing our old trim with new trim). I love weekends where we don’t have any real plans. It’s so lovely!

  3. I loved your Halloween costume! You looked adorable! I am not surprised that you won best female costume. You would not have known it was Halloween here at my place of work as we don’t don’t do anything to celebrate holidays! I did wear an orange sweater so that was sort of festive. As you know, I’m not very into Halloween but maybe i will have more fun with the holiday next year when we have a baby? I wasn’t even very into it as a child. The trick or treating was fun but I didn’t get excited about costumes. My favorite part was sorting the candy and trading with my sister. You can tell I was type A from an early age. 😉

    Your laid back weekend sounds wonderful! I think it was smart to just relax and enjoy each other’s company instead of being in go go go mode. You have some busy and exhausting months ahead of you so it’s good that you relaxed together, especially since you were both tired! Phil and I had a weekend like that recently and it was so wonderful to just hang out together at the house. That doesn’t happen very often as I’m usually on the go on the weekends.

    Our weekend was wonderful as we were in Asheville and Charlotte. It was really nice to get back around 3 on Sunday so I could get groceries and do laundry. It made it much easier to go back to work on Monday!

  4. Stephany says:

    I lovvvvved your costume. So creative and perfect! And hooray for winning best female costume – we also do a costume contest and one of my coworkers brought her baby in dressed as a scuba diver (she was a mermaid!), so of course, she placed in the contest, haha!

    Happy maternity leave! Woop, woop!

  5. Congratulations on finally making it to maternity leave! The baby will be here before you know it. That last gasp of free time while it’s just the two of you is very special time, because pretty soon the entire world will get rearranged. Glad you enjoyed it and got to appreciate that time together.

    Love the costume too! it’s priceless

  6. Kara says:

    That pho Eric made looks amazing!!! Totally jealous over here, lol.

    I loved the “off” time between my first day of maternity leave and when baby arrived! Definitely soak it all in and do whatever you need to do to feel ready, be it nesting or just relaxing! I can’t wait to “meet” Baby H!

    This past weekend we didn’t get up to too much! I got to snuggle a 2-week old newborn on Sunday so that was pretty awesome 🙂

  7. Adorable Halloween costume!!! Also, that pho Eric made looks INCREDIBLE! I absolutely love pho!

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