Monday’s always kick my butt. It’s like not matter how busy or relaxed my weekend is, no matter how much sleep I get, no matter how much I’m looking forward to the week, I inevitably sleep TERRIBLY on Sunday night and have the hardest time getting up Monday morning. What is it about Mondays????
The positive thing? I literally have maximum of 2 mondays left. 2 MONDAYS! $#(*#&!!! (<– that is my happy dance right there).
So on that happy note, let’s take a minute to look back on my weekend, instead of focusing on the fact that it’s Monday.
Last week was actually an insanely stressful week at work. At one point, it actually sent me into having enough BH contractions that I had to start counting them to make sure it wasn’t real labor. Stress + 36 weeks pregnant does NOT equal good things, people!
Despite the insanity, I do still have some awesome coworkers who threw me a totally surprise shower on Friday afternoon. Complete with a desk explosion.
They also brought me breakfast, Starbucks (decaf for me, of course), and a potluck lunch, AND gave me some adorable and thoughtful gifts. It was definitely much needed after such a crazy week, and definitely makes me a little sad to leave this place.
After work on Friday, Chris and I had some exciting surprise plans for his birthday! Since we didn’t really get to go on a Babymoon thanks to all the traveling that I was doing for grad school interviews, I wanted to surprise him with more of an “experience” present for his birthday. Something that we wont really get to do once the baby gets here, at least for a little while.
So without him knowing where we were going, we drove up to National Harbor in Maryland, where I had bought us tickets for Bobby McKey’s dueling piano bar!
In case you don’t know, Chris and I are total music nerds (I mean, come on – we met in band in college. Serious nerd alert). So a night full of sing-a-longs, good music, impressive piano playing, and drinking is our idea of an awesome time!
Drunk girl watching was also quite fun too, especially considering I obviously was not able to participate in the drinking part!
It was our first time at Bobby McKey’s, but we had a great time and the music really was SO impressive. If you ever have the chance to go to a dueling piano bar of any kind, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s literally like a giant sing-a-long, so what’s not to love?
Bobby McKey’s was especially awesome because on Friday nights they have an “early bird” and “late night” package, so we could buy tickets that just went from 7-10:30pm (and then someone else came in and took our seats from 10:30-2am). Which was perfect for this preggo, because even 10:30 was pushing it for me!
We were up early on Saturday morning to get a bunch of work done around the house. I’m still in serious nesting mode, so I went a little crazy vacuuming and organizing the house, and by the time I finished we had to run around like crazy people to get dressed up for our next event: A baby shower!
A good friend of mine is having a baby due 1 day after me, so it was so fun being able to celebrate someone who is literally going through the exact stage of pregnancy that I am right now!
We had a great time hanging out with our friends, eating some delicious food (they had quite the spread!), and enjoying the amazing weather!
By the time we got home on Sunday evening, Chris and I both decided that a relaxing evening was in order, and opted to hang out on the couch in our PJs watching Captain America: Winter Soldier. We are exciting people these days, I tell ya!
Sunday was another day of productivity! I was on a roll, apparently!
I managed to clean the house, run to 3 different stores to return duplicate items from our baby showers, clean my car (aka vacuum out all the dog hair, darn Laney!), and install the car seat in my car. Phew! I was pooped by the end of all of that!
I had HOPED to take a power nap somewhere in there (preggo girl was exhausted), but that didn’t end up happening and I finished up just in time to get cleaned up and ready for church and dinner with my in-laws. Which included a pre-Cinco de Mayo meal!
Overall, it was a pretty productive weekend, but also one full of parties and food. In fact, my eating schedule was so all over the place that I had a minor freak out on Sunday afternoon when I realized that I hadn’t felt Baby Freckle move in a little while (he usually starts kicking me just before lunch time when he apparently gets hungry). Thankfully a few hours later he was moving up a storm, but that definitely shows how all over the place I was this weekend, even the baby was confused! haha.
I know we wont have too many more weekends like this left, so I’m definitely trying to make the most of them while I can!
Hope you all had a great weekend too!
So tell me: What did you do this weekend? Anyone else have bad luck with Mondays?