My birthday was Friday (I’m 33, nothing exciting), and while the day itself kind of sucked the weekend made up for it.
Friday night my parents babysat for the first time and J and I went out to dinner. It was our first date night since H was born and it was nice to be alone, though I kept checking my phone for messages (there were none). We went to my favorite restaurant, G-Zen, for a delicious vegan meal. I had the tempeh reuben, which I’ve has every time. I really need to try something new. Everything sounds amazing yet somehow I keep picking the same thing. I need to branch out next time.
On Saturday we went hiking again (last weekend was H’s first hike), starting at the large waterfall at one end of the park. H was fascinated and didn’t quite know what to look at. We did another short hike (we’re trying to get her used to hiking by going short distances for now) and H napped for part of it.
On Sunday morning I went for a run/walk. I’m still repeating week 2 of Couch-to-5K and I felt pretty good. It was actually my fastest pace so far, though it didn’t feel hard. I was even able to stretch after, which was a nice change. H isn’t eating as frequently so I has the time.
In the afternoon we took H to the beach for the first time. We went to Hammonasset, where J and I went on our first date and also where we got engaged. Again H was fascinated and couldn’t decide what to focus on. She kept turning her head to look at something new, which made getting pictures tough.
When H got hungry we sat in the pavilion and I nursed her. It was the first time I nursed in public without using my nursing cover and I was surprised how comfortable I was doing so. The cover was in the car but I didn’t even think of it at first, and then I didn’t care.
H is going through a bit of a mommy phase right now. During the day she’s fine with either of us but at bedtime she only wants me. I know it’s totally normal but it’s still hard on J and I feel bad. Also it kind if interferes with my plan to feed her then go for a run while J puts her to bed. I’m hoping this phase doesn’t last long and is maybe because she still has a little cold (10 days sick, 1 or 2 healthy, now going on 2 weeks with a little cough and stuffiness, poor kid).
My birthday present is that we are going to see Pearl Jam next week. This will be my fifth time seeing them and I can’t wait. If you’re a fan and have the opportunity to see them live, do it. You won’t be disappointed.
Did you have a hard time leaving your baby with a sitter the first time? I think after Pearl Jam that’s it for a while. I don’t like it.
Favorite band to see live?