Late Weekend Recap

In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to lately, it’s only really been one thing: trying to keep a baby alive. Holy hell is it time consuming or what?! The days are pretty easy, but it’s getting him used to the nighttime schedule that has been the absolute pits. I think mostly because I’m tired + I’m convinced I’m doing it wrong + it’s kinda scary and lonely being up alone at night trying to figure out the whole baby thing. And don’t get me started on when I google all things baby on the internet, because it leaves me feeling even MORE confused and overwhelmed and anxious and any other similar adjective.

Good thing my mom is here.

She has really helped take over when I reach my breaking point and just start crying for no reason (see? I am crying now. Mostly because I’m convinced my child hates me. That’s normal, right? Because he seems to settle when anyone else makes an attempt. Except for me)

Ok, so on to actual things we did over the past few days. Note: Must type fast so I can squeeze in a nap before baby wakes up

Friday: Whitney came over to take a bunch of pics of Wes. I am DYING to see all the photos. She was really great with him and I would pay her to come over everyday to swaddle him. She already posted a sneak peak on Facebook and I’ve been staring at it nonstop.


That night, Tyler and I went to The Keg for dinner to celebrate our anniversary/first week of baby. We told the waiter, but he didn’t give us a free dessert…so that sucked. We did order a bottle of wine and I had a glass but felt so guilty about it and now I’m afraid to drink because I’m paranoid about passing it to the baby. Among other unknown guilt feelings.


Saturday: I think we did nothing? I don’t remember. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I stayed in my jammies all day and fed/changed/burped a baby. Maybe I showered. Definitely didn’t sleep. There was a hockey game on TV at some point. My mind is so fuzzy.

Sunday: After a lovely feast of bacon and eggs, my mom and I took Wes to Cross Iron Mills (outlet/regular mall combo). Yeah, BAD IDEA. Everyone from the city of Calgary was there. I don’t do well with crowds. Especially when 95% of said crowd was comprised of unruly children. We squeaked out with a few outfits for Wes then came home to a nice steak dinner. After feasting on a caramel apple, of course (we split just one of those. Guess how much they cost? $9 EACH. Insane)

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{insert 60 minute break to feed/bathe Wes. Naked new babies are really cute}

Monday: Again, not too much to report. I started the day with some peanut butter banana protein pancakes. NOMSOHARD.

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For six silver-dollar sized pancakes:

  • 3/4 c oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 c greek yogurt
  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana

Add first 4 ingredients to immersion blender until smooth. Pour batter on hot skillet and top with thin slices of banana. Flip. Top with maple syrup. Jam into face hole.

My mom and I then took Wes to Market Mall and bought OURSELVES some makeup. #treatyoself. Although I’m dying a little on the inside at how much it all cost. Whatever.

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Which brings us to today. PHEW. Wes is on somewhat of a schedule (eat, change, activity, sleep. REPEAT A BILLIONTY TIMES). And we’ve managed to have him sleep in his crib at night which is apparently a miracle? Although I’m glued to the monitor the hole night since I’m convinced he will be stolen or something.

How was your weekend??

15 thoughts on “Late Weekend Recap

  1. Sounds about right for life with a newborn. Mind a blurr! Can’t wait to see all the newborn pics, she is a swaddle master!! shushing too! 🙂 Nice work for having him sleep in his crib. I was the most anxious new mom ever so pretty much stayed awake all night watching her at the bedside. And cried a lot too for no reason so you are not alone. Glad you had a night out at the keg, enjoy that wine – don’t feel bad!

  2. The first few weeks are so scary! Do not Google anything… Haha it will make you crazy 🙂 Congratulations. He is perfect

  3. Yup my babies would do the same thing- settle for other people. It’s because they can smell us (=milk) and can’t decide if they are hungry or tired. So when someone else takes them they just crash. It’s normal! Don’t be hard on yourself!

    Nice makeup! Don’t spend all your money on baby stuff;)

  4. Sounds like life with a newborn! I’m impressed you braved Cross Iron on the weekend….it’s nice being able to go during the week now- it’s just stroller central with all of the other moms! Can’t wait to see the rest of the newborn pictures…the teaser is adorable!

  5. 1. Don’t google anything!! It never ends well.

    2. Get those strips posted above. But also be assured, you can drink quite a bit (definitely a glass or two) before it shows up in your breastmilk. The alcohol doesn’t go straight into the boobs, it gets pretty diluted 🙂 Either way, I still had a glass of wine here or there and my baby is fine 😉

    3. Crying for no reason is TOTALLY normal after you have a baby. If you weren’t crying for no reason, then I’d be worried 😉

    4. You are doing great!!

  6. Aww I’m sure you’re doing absolutely PERFECT in your new mom role! I’m sure I’ll be a crazy, crying, stressed mom. No question about it. As far as the wine to breast milk thing, my friend had a baby in August and said it really doesn’t get to the baby, even if you have a few glasses, so enjoy it! you definitely deserve it:)

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