First off, thank you to Leigh for this wonderful Christmas ornament for the Canadian Bloggers Christmas Swap. What a perfect ornament to add to our tree this year 🙂

The high of my week was I feel like this is a kind of sad SAHM type thing to say… but my high of the week was watching episode after episode of Life in Pieces on Netflix yesterday. I just cuddled up on the couch with my sweet girl on my chest and binged Netflix. Life in Pieces is SO FUNNY and the perfect mindless show for me to be watching right now. Also, ALL the newborn cuddles was a high of my week. I seriously love the snuggles at this age and I am soaking them up.

The low of my week was Eric going back to work on Tuesday. Luckily he only works until the 22nd and then he has 9 days off for the Christmas holidays. But then in the New Year he goes back on night shift. I can’t even think about it, it makes me too sad.

A podcast episode I loved was The Mom Hour episode on Newborn Attachment. Obviously very relevant to where I am in my life right now considering I spend all day with a newborn – who is 3 weeks old today!

For my workouts, I completed walks. Still just doing short walks of 15 – 20 minutes right now. Today I am going to go for my first slightly longer walk at the walking track. I’m 3 weeks postpartum today and plan to wait the full recommended 6 weeks until I start actual workouts again, but I do want to continue walking daily and keep slowly adding time to my walks so I can build back up to walking for a full hour. I am feeling pretty great and on my way to healed at 3 weeks postpartum, which is great! Also yesterday was my first walk with Olivia in one of my carriers. I will have to do a full blog post on the carriers we are using at some point. It went pretty well but I didn’t have it quite tight enough so felt like I had to have one hand under her bum for extra support the whole time.

The best money I spent was on mailing our Christmas cards! We don’t always do Christmas cards but this year I wanted to because we took some adorable Christmas-y photos during our newborn photo shoot. I kind of combined them into a birth announcement for Olivia too. So excited for everyone to get them!

My plans this weekend include going for lunch with a friend on Saturday and that’s about all I have in the way of actual ‘plans’, You just never know what each day is going to look like right now because my boss is only 3 weeks old. Plus with Eric working through the weekends and me on maternity leave weekends don’t really feel ‘special’ at all. They are just two more days of the week! So no real plans this weekend other than lunch with a friend, going for walks, hanging out with my baby 🙂

What was the high and low of your week? What are your plans this weekend? 

7 Responses

  1. Nora says:

    Yes, Life in Pieces! I love that show. I think it just came back on air so I can’t wait until I can see the latest ones.

    High of my week: I’ve had a productive work week so I guess that? As lame as it is. Also, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime is just fabulous. I can’t wait for the second season. And there better be a second season 🙂

    Low of my week: it’s just been a weird week overall.

    This weekend: I think we are going to see some Christmas lights at the brewery tonight and then tomorrow eve I’m going to see a Christmas play with my dad, it’s a Jane Austen era type play! Other than that, I need to get some things for D for the holiday/his birthday….

  2. I haven’t heard of Life in Pieces. I will have to keep that in mind when I am on maternity leave this spring and need a show to binge watch. I’d also be loving the newborn cuddles. There is just nothing like holding a snuggly little baby.

    I love the ornament that Leigh got you! It’s so adorable and perfect for your first Christmas as a family!!

    The high of my week was seeing 2 friends. It was great to catch up. I hadn’t seen one of them since our wedding which is crazy. But she has 2 kids and doesn’t live close to me so it’s hard to get together. The low of my week was the glucose fail fiasco from yesterday. We have a pretty low key weekend. We are playing cards with another couple tonight. Tomorrow i’m going to a cloth diaper class in the afternoon, church, and then we’ll play games with another couple after dinner. Sunday is a shouldless day which I am really looking forward to!

    Booo to Eric going back on nights in January. That is going to be rough!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Love your ornament from Leigh!
    High of my week was going to a show with Avery, and I don’t think I have a low!
    I love newborn cuddles! Avery never cuddled but Chloe LOVED them!

  4. Leigh says:

    So glad you love the ornament! I really wanted to put all your names on it, but miss Olivia took her time arriving 😉

    Life in pieces is so funny! We didn’t realize there was another season, so we need to catch up on it. Hope you having a great weekend!

  5. I haven’t heard of Life in Pieces, but I am always looking for new shows when we finish a series. We recently started This is Us, and it’s pretty good, although I like it more than Christopher does.

    That ornament is perfect!!!

  6. Stephany says:

    Life in Pieces is one of my favorite shows! It was one of the shows I was so bummed to miss when I canceled cable, but at least I’ll be able to binge-watch the seasons on Netflix. 🙂

    That ornament gives me all of the happy feels, as does the adorable picture of you and Olivia snuggling. Ah! So perfect. 🙂

  7. TravelSpot says:

    It’s so nice that you are getting plenty of time to spend with Olivia! I am sure that she is enjoying it just as much as you are! I will be interested to hear about the carriers, as I have seen so many different methods and am never sure why one is better than the other sometimes. In Africa, they use a long shawl/sarong and just wrap it around themselves and baby and work the day away with the baby all snug as a bug in a rug. It’s always fun to see a woman carrying a basket of water on her head with a baby strapped to her front. Although you may not be carrying baskets of water, I am sure you will find one carrier that is superior to the others or at least allows you to move more freely!

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