Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up (on life with a newborn) 11/1/14

Posted on November 1, 2014

Well, it’s been a few weeks since I posted a weekly update and it feels like forever because SO much has changed since then. In the time since L was born, life has turned around completely. Despite moments of being extremely tired and somewhat overwhelmed, I can honestly say that I am the happiest I’ve ever been. After all these months of Matt and I thinking that things would just be even better if we had our baby with us I know that we were right. That speaks volumes since my daily life consists of feeding a baby, changing diapers and sleeping in nap-like increments. I mean look at that face, how can I feel anything but pure joy when I get to snuggle with that?!

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I have to admit that I’m extremely lucky because I’ve had a LOT of help. We have a baby nurse (although she is leaving tomorrow…) and both sets of grandparents have been available for visits, errands and providing food. After having a C-section the help was definitely needed. For someone who doesn’t usually like to ask for help, I adjusted pretty quickly. I mean, when you can’t even bend over to empty the dishwasher you can’t do everything yourself. Plus, I couldn’t drive while I was on pain medication so even if I had wanted to take L out, I wouldn’t have been able to.

My 2-week postpartum doctor’s appointment went well, though, and my doctor gave me the go ahead to drive if I want (we are actually waiting until L has his one month shots to take him out much per pediatrician instructions). Everything seems to be healing well but I have to patiently wait another four weeks before I can resume any normal exercise routine (besides walking) and can lift “heavy” things (hello, baby car seat!). IMG_3826

Speaking of working out, I didn’t know how I’d feel about my post-baby body recovery, but I have to admit I care even less than I imagined I would. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll feel differently, but for now, what I weigh and how my clothes fit is pretty low on my list of priorities or cares. It seems like worrying about that and doing anything like tracking my food or counting calories would be a selfish use of my time and energy. I may still look a few months pregnant but oh well! Of course I wish I had more items in my closet that fit, but that’s really just because it gets boring to wear the same three pairs of maternity leggings (yes, still in maternity pants) on repeat. Luckily a lot of my bigger regular tops fit. And actually, I choose my shirts based on what is easiest for breastfeeding. Time to invest in some more button-downs!

I have some more baby updates and posts to share in the coming weeks, but also plenty of recipes to balance that out. And like I said before, follow me on Instagram for baby cuteness overload. 

Now for this week’s updates:

Most popular recipe/blog post: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls- most popular recipe this week! 

Three favorite things I pinned all week:

Hazelnut Crunch Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Hungry Girl Por Vida

Salted Caramel Soufflé from Serious Eats

Double Apple Crisp from Dessert for Two

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!

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