Hi friends! HAPPY FRI-YAY! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments on this morning’s tattoo post. I’m so happy so many of you like the design, too. I love love loveeeeeee it. It’s a lot less sore today, and continuing to heal well. That fact does not make me think I want another one. One tattoo, and we’re done here haha.
Time to start the weekly Friday Faves party! It’s always fun to share what I’m reading, wearing, eating and loving each week, and I always enjoy hearing about your faves, too. Please shout them out in the comments if you’d like to join in!
A major one for this week: we officially started venturing into solids with miss P. During her pediatrician appointment on Monday, I mentioned that she’s been trying to eat our food off the table. She’ll grab a plate with both hands and try to bring it to her mouth, and is notorious for making a quick dash at my morning egg burrito tortilla. The ped said to offer it to her if she seems interested, since she’s 5 1/2 months and a bigger baby. I made her some pureed gluten-free oats with steamed apple.
She LOVES it. She only has a handful of bites as a snack in between her second bottle and nap, but is really starting to get the hang of it. She’ll face dive into the spoon, mouth wide open. It’s the best. I’m going to offer foods very slowly since she’s MSPI, just to make sure she doesn’t react to anything. I’m already wondering if the apple is a little too acidic, so I’m going to tone it down in the oats for next week. Next, we’re going to do sweet potato!
Skype with Brittany! I ran a sneaky Post Baby Bod giveaway, and Brittany won a copy of the plan plus a free Skype training consultation with me. I had so much fun chatting with her, and was able to talk about her goals, current routine, and do some movement assessment. I sent her a weekly custom workout plan based on our talk and her movement assessment. It was so much fun, and I’m hoping to do more of these in the future on a limited basis.
These wedges. I’ve been wanting a pair of Valentinos for a long time, but always balked at the price. Many of the heeled styles just don’t seem realistic for my life -even though they are so pretty for date nights and special occasions- but I love how these wedges are casual enough for more regular wear. Plus, I love wedges! It’s nice to have some extra height without tottering around like a baby giraffe.
This candle! Rewind candles are still my #1 candle love (which says a lot). I’ve been burning the Rose, and it smells heavenly. These candles are fragrant without being overbearing and last so much longer than many of the other brands I’ve tried.
An amazing post from my friend Julie. Loved all of the insightful and honest comments, too! Fellow mamas, check it out.
Saffron. Betsy introduced me to this (she knows all the good spots in SD) and I’m obsessed. It’s super healthy Thai food. This is the “brain food” which was kale, chicken and sweet potato with spices like ginger and turmeric. I could eat this for lunch every day!
Speaking of lunch, we’ve had lots of kale salads lately. The almond butter dressing in this post is my jam.
Liv and I made some awesome blueberry muffins the other day. I wish I would have written down the recipe because they were on the fly and ended up SO good.
Special thanks to my friends at Paul Mitchell for the goodies. I’m a huge fan of their products (love that they are cruelty-free and do not contain parabens) — the lemon sage scent smells gorgeous.
The Pilot is home! He was gone this week for work, so it was amazing having madre here since I was still recovering. We miss her already! Always happy to have our favorite guy home. <3
Not really a fave: you guys won’t believe this (or maybe you will), but it looks like another surgery is in the near future. This is for my thumb. Since I accidentally cut it with the steak knife a year and a half ago -word to the word: use a spatula, NOT A KNIFE to get bread out of a pan- it has been numb and hurting. If I touch the scar, pain shoots down my hand, and the numbness has not improved. When it first happened, a few doctors passed me around and said it would get better, but it’s remained the same. I figured I’d see a neurologist because I wanted to ask if the pain would remain the same or get worse over time. He took one look at it, knew exactly where the numbness and pain was located, and said he could absolutely fix it. Apparently since the nerve was completely severed, it’s trying to grow back together and bundling in the process, which is where the pain is coming from. He can put nerves in the gap so they have somewhere to grow. Pretty incredible, right? Since I can’t work out anyway, we’re just going to get it over with. I’m excited to be able to hold a dumbbell normally again! (Right now, I have to usually “claw” them with my left hand since pressure on the spot causes pain.) This is all I’ll probably write about this until after it’s over because I don’t want the blog to transform into Gina’s year of random medical blah haha.
Happy happy Friday!