What fits might you ask? One, my wedding ring! Two, my jeans! I am amazed… and just a bit giddy that they both fit again. Finally the swelling is completely gone from my hands and as for my jeans… either the Skechers Shape-Ups are working or else they are just motivating me to walk more and eat healthier so that the weight is coming off faster. I am almost to my pre-pregnancy weight, only a few pounds left… plus hopefully a few more will join them. It feels really good to wear my regular jeans again.
Simon is getting his workout too to strengthen his core. I love how he looks sitting in the Bumbo Baby Seat. It’s like he’s enveloped in it and he looks a bit perplexed and unsure what he should be doing. If the TV is on though, he’ll try to watch TV… all he needs is his own remote control.
He had a rough napping day today, he couldn’t really stay asleep. He seems to be having more digestive problems the last two days because he’s been having more gas and it’s been difficult to get him to burp completely right after eating. So we would burp him, he’d let out a few small ones, then he would sleep for about 20-30 minutes then wake up crying and after picking him up and patting him on the back, he’d let out a huge burp. So by evening, poor Simon was exhausted and fell asleep right before I was to go out to meet Vicki for dinner. I was able to wrangle him into the Baby Bjorn and he slept pretty soundly for the next 3 hours. He must like the motion of walking, it feels like I’m constantly rocking him probably.
As for our adult part of the evening, we did a bit of shopping and had dinner at Cocola Bakery. We wanted to try something different since we usually eat on the lower level food court. They don’t have that much selection and they ran out of our original sandwich choice but it seems like a good place for a quick bite and bit quieter than downstairs. My only complaint is that the server was kind of unpleasant. We had asked for our sandwich with potato salad but it came out with another salad so when we asked him to change it, he seemed exasperated and that he was doing us a huge favor by re-plating our sandwich with the potato salad. I could hear him slamming plates behind the counter. The person we placed our order with was much nicer.
This is Vicki with our chicken sandwich and potato salad. It was a very simple chicken breast on a baguette with some lemony sauce and the side of potato salad.
We decided to have a light dinner and then having two desserts. On the left is cappuccino mousse cake. The cake itself was a bit dry but the mousse was yummy. On the right is a slice of millefeuille (or Napoleon). The pastry cream was light and fluffy but the puff pastry was already a bit soggy so kind of tough to eat.
I also decided to try the banana hot chocolate. I loved the design in the foam and the mug was great, easy to hold and held a lot of hot chocolate. The banana flavor was light so not overwhelming.
I might not go back for the food but I do want to try their French macarons. They have a rose flavor which sounds yummy. I think they are only $1.50 each which may sound expensive but they are usually $2-$2.50 per piece. They do take some work to make so I can understand the cost. I would make them myself but they never turn out as pretty as the ones in the bakery.
An update on Simon’s sleeping situation. We started him on a sleep routine two nights ago to see if this would help him sleep longer through the night. Around 8:30 pm, we give him a bath, put on a fresh diaper and put him in some long sleeve PJs, feed him, wrap him in a blanket, put him down in his crib and whisper “shh shh shh, it’s bedtime Simon, good night” a few times. He usually gets really drowsy after eating so it’s been easy to let him fall completely asleep on his own. So far it seems like it’s been helping. The first night, he slept 5 hours then woke up to eat and slept another 4 hours. Last night even though we were out late, we did the routine with him and he still slept 3 hours then 4 hours. Just a few days ago, he had still been waking up after 1.5-2 hours. I hope this is a good sign that’s he’s getting more restful sleep so that we can get more restful sleep!