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Happy belated Easter, friends!
Here’s what happened this past week:
Well, the past few weeks have been pretty low key. We have just been staying home, focusing on kids’ online school work and coming up with different ways to occupy ourselves. Gordon did a full week of the midnight shift which is always interesting for me, especially since he has to sleep through the day. Normally, if kids were going to school this wouldn’t be that big of a deal but since we are all home, it’s a bit of a challenge putting the baby down for naps quietly in the same room as him (ha! what a joke) and keeping the other three quiet upstairs. Our bedroom is in the basement of our apartment and our older three sleep on the main level with the living room and kitchen. We live on the ground floor of a brownstone, so have the full main floor plus the basement. For NYC-standards, its huge.
I started counting my macros again. My chest have given up its milk-making abilities, so Porter is fully on the bottle train. Some days, he seems to be starving and other days, he wants nothing to do with it. But I trust that between the food and formula, he’s gaining the weight he needed to. His thighs are definitely getting chunky and he does feel heavier to me PLUS he’s fitting into 6 month clothing. But I digress. Back to macros! This basically means I’m counting the number of grams of Protein, Carbs and Fats I’m eating. Based on the numbers I was given by my trainer the very first time I did this after I had Blake, I’m eating pretty low carb (60g/day). Its a hard first two weeks of adjusting, but my body responds well to this and I know I will see results. I should probably take measurements and actually weigh myself, but its kind of nice being blissfully unaware.
We quietly celebrated Easter at home this year. Once Gordon woke up from his day sleeping, we had a later dinner. I was able to find ham, albeit teeny tiny ham, and scalloped potatoes, rolls, salad and key lime pie. It was glorious! Easter dinner was my cheat meal and it was delicious, though after one piece of pie I was feeling pretty sick. I got some small little trinkets for kids’ Easter baskets (I hate bringing extra ‘stuff’ into our apartment that will just clutter it all up) ordered some new Easter baskets but of course they didn’t arrive on time.
We paid all our taxes this week. Not really that noteworthy, but its what is sticking out as memorable. This is how bored we are day to day.
Still working on our puzzle. Turns out it was harder than we originally thought, plus we don’t have a table big enough to have all the pieces laid out for a few weeks, so the pieces are divided between two smaller tables. It’s tricky getting it done. I hope to finish it this week so I can put the darn tables away!
And now a few things that made my happy this week: I got these earrings FINALLY in the mail. They were backordered since January and they finally arrived. It was such a pleasant surprise. Currently on sale for $7.50! Is it just me or is mail taking FOREVER to arrive places?
I got refunds back for all the vacations we were supposed to go on and while that was a terrible reminder that we aren’t going on vacations, it was a nice surprise to get all that money back.
Porter is starting to sit up! He will fold in half when he gets tired AND when his toes look alluring enough to want to eat them. Besides that, he’s doing pretty well with his sitting practice.
Speaking of vacations, this rash guard I got for Porter is my favorite thing ever. He’s so cute. And this tankini swim top is so so flattering (and on sale too!) Paired with the high waisted bottoms, its the perfect combination. I love them and got a shot of happiness (and sadness) as I saw them piled together in a drawer. I really wish those vacations weren’t cancelled. Grumble grumble. (Yes, in the grand scheme of things my vacation is a ridiculous thing to gripe over considering the circumstances of the world, but we just were really looking forward to going. It’s ok for me to feel upset about it.)
A few of Brooke’s friends celebrated birthdays this past week so she was able to ‘attend’ a few Zoom parties to see all her friends. SO fun hearing her play two truths and a lie.
Gordon finished his midnight shifts! Hooray! I feel like I have a husband again.
Brooke’s teacher called her on the phone and said she was doing so well at completing her online work that she gave her a special group assignment with a few other classmates. Yay for one kid thriving with this online school thing!
This photo of Blake and Porter. It’s just hilarious to me:
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
I’m not sure yet. Can I get back to you? Brooke is always asking “what are we doing tomorrow?” and I’m like “what we did yesterday? Nothing?!” I really wish we had a yard.
Gordon has a light work load the rest of this week because his bosses know midnights are rough, so that was really so nice of them. The kids certainly love having him around. I do too.
What are you doing this week? How are you not going stir crazy?
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