With a newborn at home, my days and nights are starting to blur these days. I constantly look at my phone to check what day/date it is.
But I do know it’s April, and this month will be a special month for me since I will be celebrating my birthday and my first birthday that I am a mom. What this mama really wants for her birthday is a relaxing day and spend time with friends and family
I have a new appreciation for time management these days, since I normally operate on 2-3 hour blocks. Since the hubby has gone back to work, me and Hawke are spending most of our days with just the two of us.
I try to make plans to leave the house every few days so we can get some fresh air. I try to make plans to meet up with friends when the weather is beautiful and last Friday was gorgeous. Hot and breezy!
We headed south of OC for lunch at Veggie Grill. I met up with Sarah for lunch, so she can meet the baby for the first time.
I love the food at Veggie Grill, and I would highly recommend it. Sarah and I have met at this location for lunch a few times and we always get the same salad. We love the All Hail Kale salad with blackened chickn’ (and a side of baby pacifier, lol)
Look at that kale goodness! So delicious and so good for you. If you’ve never had kale, this would be a great salad to try. I think it will make you change your mind about kale or healthy food in general.
Hawke loves riding in the car so he slept thru the whole ride and also while we were eating so Sarah and I were able to catch up. After Hawke woke up, it was time for pass-the-baby-around game.
Mommy and baby.
Auntie Sarah with baby.
We had a great lunch date. Sarah had to go back to work and I put Hawke in the Ergo carrier and we did some shopping for me. I bought a few sale items at Old Navy.
Earlier this week, I celebrated my friend Stefanie’s baby shower. The hubby had the day off and he stayed home with the baby for a few hours so I can have some girls time. (P.S. after my baby shower, I gave Stefanie the DIY decorations we made so it can be put to use again, including the baby shower sign below.) I’m still loving that sign and how colorful it is. Too bad we don’t know of anyone else to pass it on to.
Me with the girls.
Stef chose not to find out the gender of the baby (she’s due at the end of the month), so it’s going to be a surprise. How fun are these chocolate bars she gave away? HE or SHE?
I am now on week 5 of my maternity leave. Although some days feels like they drag and go on too long, I feel like my leave is going by so quickly. I have to remind myself to cherish this time, when I can be at home with the baby all day long. I know that I am going to miss it once it’s time to go back to work