Nothing important to report today, just a few random thoughts and tid bits to share.
I have to ask, how is it that the Prius doesn't make a sound but my breast pump sounds like a dump truck? If they can get an entire car to run silently, surely they can figure out how to make the tiny motor in a breast pump a little less loud. It's so damn obnoxious.
One thing that makes me feel better about neglecting my highlights for so long: I've discovered that I'm not yet going gray. Thank you baby Jesus. I don't think I could handle this pudgy post-baby belly and gray hair all at once. (Fear not, I got my hair done Saturday. I'm blonde-ish again.)
Yesterday, B and I met my sister for lunch.
I wish you could see B's outfit. My mom bought it for her and it is adorable. It has a matching cardi - cute overload. It was so fun to get out of the house and see Aunt Jilly, even if I did have to hold baby girl all lunch long. I ordered chicken fingers off the kids menu because I could eat it one handed and still didn't manage to finish. Babies are great for diets! Until I had Blaire, I never forgot to eat or was too busy. Now it happens all the time.
I've decided to
attempt to make Blaire's first Halloween costume. My mom made many of our costumes when we were kids and we loved them. I would love to do the same for Blaire, but I'm not at all crafty so this is probably a fool's errand. I'm going to start right away, so there's time to order something if it doesn't turn out. I want to go to Hobby Lobby today to get supplies for the costume but I'm pretty sure it's been a bit too long since my last shower to be venturing out in public. Being a new mom is glamorous. :)
I made my favorite pumpkin muffins last night (recipe here) and added salted pumpkin seeds to the top. It was amazing. The little crunch and hint of salt with the sweet pumpkin muffins was delicious. Give it a try! (You can find salted pumpkin seeds at the grocery store. They're usually called pepitas.)
Daytime TV is crap. I usually have the TV on in the background most of the day while I'm feeding Blaire, folding laundry or catching up on blogs and Twitter. Slim pickings, let me tell you. 75% of the time, I keep the TV on ESPN but after you've seen the same episode of SportsCenter three times, it gets old. There's a new food-centered talk show called The Chew which is pretty entertaining and Lifetime runs Will & Grace reruns in the morning. And that's about it.
I'm trying to plan outfits for our holiday photos. Where's Rachel Zoe when you need her?
Okay, gotta run. Nap time ends soon and the laundry isn't going to fold itself. Happy Tuesday!