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Weekend Recap

Even though I’m on maternity leave and doing things like watching Teen Mom: Being Catelynn during the day, I still really look forward to the weekends because I get more sleep.  It makes a huge, huge difference in my mood.  I’ve never been particularly good at functioning with not a lot of sleep so it’s no surprise that I’m sort of a grumpy, weepy mess during the week.  I feel a lot better on the weekends.  I get to skip one or more of the middle of the night feedings which is huge.  We also get out of the house.

There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to taking a little baby out.  Some people think that you should keep them away from the general public for a couple of months and others think that you can take them out right away.  We fall into the second camp.  We’d go stir crazy in the house and plus, our pediatrician said it was fine to take Alexander out.

The weather has been sort of schizophrenic lately and like a week and a half after we had that big ice/snow, it was almost 70 degrees.  We took advantage and met our friends Jamie and Dave at Raging Burrito.

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Despite the double entendre on the wall there, it’s actually a really family-friendly place.  Plus also, it was National Margarita Day.

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The thing about going out with a baby is that there is only a small chunk of time that you can be out – that is if you forget something like his food or diapers or wipes or something that I’ve inevitably forgotten recently.  This time it was food, so after one drink and some food, we headed back home.

I’m not even sure what we did that night.  Sat on the couch?

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(I’m posting this picture strictly because I have regular clothes and makeup on.  It’s a rare event.)

Sunday was still unseasonably warm, so we went for a walk around the neighborhood.

Walk

Earlier in the day, I had baked a banana bread (without chocolate chips because you know what happened to them) to bring over to our neighbors house.  We put it in the bottom of the stroller and stopped by their house but they weren’t home.  So we kept walking and eventually ran into them.  Their son is like two weeks younger than Alexander, so that’s pretty awesome.  Also awesome – we forgot to give them the banana bread so I now have a loaf of banana bread for myself.

Banana bread

And now I’m sleep deprived again and onto Teen Mom: Becoming Amber.

Looking Back at 2013

So I know the whole look back at the year thing isn’t exactly original, but it’s fun for me and my family to see so I’m doing it.  2013 was a weird year.  Though it wasn’t a bad year, it was very trying at times.  But it was also a lot of fun and I decided to remember the fun parts of it rather than the more difficult ones.

January:

Jan everglades

Jason and I visited my dad and stepmother in Naples, FL and took a fun Everglades boat tour.

February:

Apparently, I did nothing of interest in February, so here’s a cute Murphy picture instead.  This is actually from September, but whatever.  And no, it wasn’t really coffee.

Murphy sbux

March:

Mar silver comet

I ran the Silver Comet 10K with Stacy.

March columbia

Jason and I went to Columbia, South Carolina for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and I discovered that I can’t hang like I used to.

March dog park

There were many trips to the dog park as the weather started to warm up.

April:

April festival

Festival season started in Atlanta and we went to a few.

April joans wedding

We also went to our friends Joan and Sean’s wedding.

May:

May deck

Jason built a new deck.  (It’s not finished in this picture.)

May greenville2

We went to Greenville, South Carolina and made funny faces.

May brew at zoo

We went to Brew at the Zoo with our friends Emily and Brian.  (See, Brian, you’re famous again.)

June:

June colorado

June colorado3

June colorado2

We went to Colorado for a week.  And why yes, that is a fried bull testicle in Jason’s mouth.

July:

July peachtree

I ran (or ran/walked rather) the Peachtree with Laura and Carol.  (Carol, did you stop blogging?)

July color me rad

I did the Color Me Rad 5k with Lindsay and Tina.

July stone mountain

We went to Stone Mountain a few times.

August:

Aug baby

Though we found out in June, we told everyone that Murphy was getting a baby (human) brother.  Actually, we didn’t know it was a boy at that point.

September:

Sept music midtown

We went to Music Midtown and it sucked.

Sept myrtle beach

We went to Myrtle Beach.

Sept festival

I tried to take pictures of myself with Murphy.  Wait, that happens every month.

October:

Oct winship

We did the Emory Winship 5K with other people from my office.

November:

Nov nursery

We started working on the nursery.

December:

Dec haircut

It’s been a slower month that usual due to my doctor ordered taking it easy.  I did get a good haircut though.

Instead of Blogging

So, what have I been doing lately instead of blogging?

Well, instead of blogging, I’ve been going to countless doctor’s appointments.  Honestly, if you are having a normal, non-eventful pregnancy, please don’t take it for granted.  Going to the doctor twice a weeks sucks.  I have anxiety before each appointment. I miss a lot of work. I have anxiety about missing work.  It’s not fun.  Though sometimes I do get pictures.

Kissy baby

Instead of blogging, I’ve been spending time with my brother and sister.  They drove from Maryland to Florida and stopped in Atlanta for two nights to visit us.  Unfortunately, it poured all day and we weren’t able to do much, save for a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit.

Trivial pursuit

And by rousing, I mean we all got bored after an hour and my brother couldn’t stop putting his answers in the form of a question.

Instead of blogging, I’ve been cooking.  Last night we made Vegetable Baked Ziti.

Baked ziti

It was good, but could have used some more spices.

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I also made Fresh Cranberry Oatmeal Bars.

Cranberry bars

Despite forgetting to put 2 tablespoons of flour in the filling, they tasted really good.

Cranberry bars cut

So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing instead of blogging.

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