I definitely spaced and skipped last week’s recap, but I promise you that it wasn’t all that interesting.
Monday: Rest day
I took a half day at work because it was a very important holiday — the Minnesota Twins home opener!
We didn’t win and I had a headache, but I’m so glad outdoor baseball is back. That means summer is right around the corner!
Tuesday: 1.2 mile walk
I got my first “when are you due?” question from a stranger today. Talk about awkward. I was so caught off guard that I almost forgot when I was due and definitely stuttered a bit when answering her. It really didn’t bother me too much, but I do think I took a little longer looking at my side profile in the mirror in the bathroom after that.
Tuesday afternoon I took a nice walk with Patti and the pup and enjoyed the sunny weather!
Wednesday: Rest day
The hubs and I attended a Dogs and Storks class on Wednesday evening. What bad timing — an amazing 70 degree day and I go straight from work to a classroom for two and a half hours. Oh well.
The class was really interesting and included tips for introducing your dog to your new baby. Now if only they had some sort of feline introduction class.
Thursday: 1.2 mile walk
A nice walk after dinner with Mandy!
Friday: Rest day
I flew home to Wisconsin on Friday to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday! Technically, her birthday isn’t until Wednesday but it was too hard to get home in the middle of the week. My dad picked me up from the airport and had it all worked out to meet my mom for dinner. He planned it so we’d get there about ten minutes before her. When she walked in, she exclaimed, “what are you doing here?!” (But in a much more excited way than typing that out makes it sound.) It was pretty fun to pull off that surprise and then I got to eat fish fry (complete with corn fritters and potato pancakes) — win!
Saturday: Rest day
Saturday was pretty relaxing. My mom and I were going to go for a walk but it ended up raining almost all day (with some thunderstorms at night!). So instead, we ran some errands and baked this beautiful cherry pie:
I mostly just supervised.
That night, my dad and I took my mom out for her birthday dinner. We went to a place near where my mom grew up and although it took FOR-ever to get our food, it was definitely worth it. We had an asparagus tart for an appetizer that consisted of a pastry puff filled with brie and asparagus covered with some kind of horseradish sauce — really amazing. My entree of prosciutto-wrapped shrimp with mushroom ravioli was delicious, and the bite of my dad’s rack of lamb was also outstanding.
Sunday: Rest day
Sunday was my last day in Wisconsin so we made the most of it with breakfast at my favorite place: Egg Harbor!
Before I knew it, it was time to head to the airport. It was a great weekend with my family, but it’s always so nice to get back home.
Next week I hope to surpass my goal of working out 3x/week to make up for my lack of workouts this week. I also have yoga on the schedule next week which always helps.
Random pregnancy-related things this week:
I think my fruit cravings have subsided a bit. Nothing really seems to have taken its place either.
We’ve decided on a babymoon location! We are going sometime in May and I’ll share all of the details once we return
All week I was hoping to feel the first signs of the baby moving and nothing. Although a couple of times while I was working (and drinking a smoothie) on Friday, I thought maybe I felt something. And I had a few other moments of thinking I felt something over the weekend, but nothing that I am 100% sure about. Can’t wait to feel that actual first kick!
Do you ever visit your hometown? Do you still live where you grew up?
How do you know that summer is right around the corner?