It’s Sunday night and instead of being in my pajama pants, I’m still in jeans (my green ones to be exact). Who am I? If you know me at all, I’m in comfy clothes as soon as I know I won’t be leaving the house again. But the evening got away from me and I’m scrambling taking care of last minute things before I head out on my first work trip post baby. Meep!
A part of me is looking forward to being on a plane and enjoying my Kindle, perhaps a glass of vino, etc without a squirmy baby; but a bigger part of me knows how much my heart is going to ache not seeing my baby boy each evening. Thank goodness for Facetime right (err, except that I never have personally had to / wanted to use it..so there’s another first).
We had some friends over last night and made another autumnal menu, but this time for dessert, I made the first pumpkin pie of the season. It never gets old. Ever. I gave about half the pie away because I’m afraid Zach will forget about it and there is nothing sadder than an uneaten pumpkin pie.
And today, I took Bean to his first pumpkin patch. I’m convinced he loved it. Ha! Actually it was an incredible pumpkin farm with so many adorable attractions. I may want to go back before season is over. We snagged a blue pumpkin (actually looks green) and a perfect lil mini that’s Bean-size.
There is something about babies in pumpkin patches that is pretty darn cute:
Another first? Prolonged killer back pain. I think hauling around Bean is taking a toll on my lower back. Big time. I’m getting spasms, tightness, soreness while sleeping, etc. I’ve alternated ice and heat and taken some Aleve, but nothing seems to be working. I’m sure throwing a few Spin classes in the mix over the last couple weeks hasn’t helped, but I (wrongly) assumed this was a fleeting thing. I have a new appreciation for those that experience chronic back pain. Any suggestions on how to make it better?
And with that I’m shutting things down for the evening.
Wish Zach luck with the Bean on his own