Yesterday ended up wayyy crazier than I thought it could have been, with not one single moment to sit at a computer. So, Happy Saturday! and 7 Quick Takes...just about 10 hours late...
Yesterday required coffee. Actually, the last 4 days required caffeine of some sort as little man thought it appropriate to wake up a little more often and I thought it appropriate to not go to sleep until about 2 hours after he had already been asleep. I've been trying not to drink it everyday, as it seems like some of the "experts" recommend not as much caffeine when you're nursing. But it also seems that the experts want you to be awake long enough to care for your child, true?
I'm staying at my parents for a whole 9 days! This is probably the longest consecutive stretch of days I have been here since...oh...junior year of college? But my youngest sister had complete ACL repair surgery on the 17th, and needed a "nurse" to be around to do little things like put her on the ice machine, get her food, etc. So this week I'll be doing multiple types of "nursing". I'm kinda excited to spend so much time with the fam (and I know they're excited to spend so much time with Silas) but I will definitely miss seeing the hubs every night!
The reason it worked out so well for me to be here this week is because I have the privilege of being the Matron of Honor in a wedding near my parent's house next weekend and the Bachelorette party is today! (woot!!) So fortunately Brandon is in town both weekends, but will just have to make the 3 1/2 hour drive back and forth by himself.
Silas will be hanging out with Dad and GG (my mom) this evening while I go to the Bachelorette party. Next Saturday we are leaving him with GG and his aunts again. This will be the first time I have ever been away from him for more than a few hours. While I'm super excited for being out with the girls tonight and getting to just focus on my lovely friend the Bride for the wedding, it will be so weird not having 100% focus on Silas during these times. It's not that I'm nervous, perse (I know he's in really good hands!), it just seems weird to be away from him after I haven't for so long!
We forgot the milk. Yes, the one thing little man needs to stay alive. Don't worry, we remembered other silly things, like his Bumbo seat and some toys....ugh. I had been pumping this week to ensure that we had enough for the Bachelorette party and wedding...and it's sitting nice and frozen 3 1/2 hours away in our freezer. fail. So now I am frantically trying to pump after every feeding and having a bit of a supply issue (although I'm sure by tomorrow I sure won't after pumping so often today!) I really hope we get enough for him to eat while I'm gone. Brandon might have to drive to the Bachelorette location in order to pick up some freshly pumped milk. Such is life. (I still can't believe we forgot the milk...)
In better sounding things, I really am so excited to celebrate my dear friend Jennie today. We met in college and I'm pretty sure we first bonded over the fact that we are "lame" aka really like to just hang out over a cup of coffee and talk about life as opposed to party-hardy and all of that un-lame stuff. Since then we have spent much time together and basically were involved in all of the same things in college. She was my church buddy and my travel buddy (Colorado, Mexico, Florida, the gym) and I am just so blessed for her presence in my life--and now she's marrying the love of her life!!
It's freaking cold out. A high of 66 at the end of July in the Midwest? This cannot be real. But I am absolutely not wishing it was 95 and humid, don't get me wrong. I guess I should've just looked at the weather when packing my shorts and tank tops.
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