Best Advice to New Parents

Hi, guys!

I’m just popping in real quick with a (very) random blog post with some highlights from the weekend as well as some advice to new parents. (Obviously, I’m an expert and all. Kidding kidding. I honestly don’t know what the F I’m doing most days.) I polled my followers on Instagram as well as the readers here, and I was surprised to see what so many still read the blog on the regular. I honestly love that, so I’m going to do my best to share more frequent “day in the life” and randomness posts here. If you’re coming to the blog, I want to keep you happy! 🙂 With that, here’s a recap from life lately!

Can we talk about my spine? Isn’t this x-ray below insane?! No wonder I have back issues. My chiropractor is amazed that I can do some much physically with what I have going on. And I’m actually a good candidate for surgery, which is crazy to think about. I have no plans to go that route, and my goal is to continue to workout and strengthen my body as much as possible. Getting old is hard enough, so I definitely want to stay healthy!

I actually visited my chiropractor to take some updated x-rays to see whether or not what I’m doing with Zen Den is working. Cliff’s Notes: It is! I’ll write a more in depth post soon. I’m also waiting for some more additional info from the chiropractor, but it’s all quite fascinating. I’m excited to share with you guys!

Here’s a random, but delicious dinner that I ate last night. I actually have loose “framework” for how I build my meals based on what I food prepped over the weekend. If you guys want additional details, let me know. Maybe I’ll write a blog post about it. In the meantime, it’s very much like my “Build-Your-Own CAVA-Inspired Bowl” checklist and it changes from week-to-week. (For the record, the CAVA-inspired bowl post is NOT sponsored. I just really like CAVA and thought it would be helpful to have an infographic of sorts to plan out your bowls.)

On Saturday night, Mal and I joined a bunch of friends for “Escape the Mystery Room at the Kingston Collection, and it was a ton of fun! You basically get clues to “escape” the room, and there are different themes for one. We chose Sherlock’s Library.

Truthfully, I was a bit confused when we first started, but as we figured out clues, it made much more sense. I definitely want to do another one sometime soon!

Our little fish is still loving and progressing with his swimming skills. Lessons are obviously very helpful, but Quinn really seems to connect the dots when he’s swimming on his own and trying new things. We also had a blast at family swim at Goldfish on Sunday afternoon. It’s the perfect activity for winter. The pool is 90 degrees F, so even I like going in! 🙂

On Saturday afternoon, I attended a friend’s baby shower. It was really cute, and the dessert selection was A+. It was also really nice to catch up with girlfriends and swap baby stories. Oooh, they grow up so fast!

What’s your best advice for new parents?

At the shower, there was a little activity where you could offer your best advice to the new parents. My advice was actually given to us by a friend who had twin boys. Mal and I took note, and it definitely helped us in the infant stage. My friend recommended, in the middle of the night, to NOT to talk to one another (unless we really needed to). Mal and I are both quite crabby with a lack of sleep, so it was in our best interest to do what we needed to do and get back to sleep!

Question of the Day

What’s your best advice to new parents?

Have you ever done an “Escape the Room”?

6 Comments

  1. You have scoliosis? Was it not diagnosed or treated as a child? I wore a brace starting when I was age 10 to correct mine. It is genetic so I am going to make sure my daughter is checked often.

  2. Ha that is such great new parent advice!! Nothing good will come out of your mouth in the middle of the night when you are sleep deprived!!

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