Good morning! Happy Hump Day, friends!
Quinn slept until 5:00 AM yesterday morning and Mal did the middle-of-the-night feeding, so I actually slept last night and it was a-mazing. Well, I sort of slept. I still woke up 4 or 5 times to change my clothes because of the night sweats, but I fell right back to sleep every time, so it was a win in my book.
Breakfast at 5:30 AM: Toasted English muffin with peanut butter and banana + iced coffee.
A couple of hours after breakfast, Quinn and I headed out to meet Kerrie at Southfield for a run with the jogging stroller.
Our legs were heavy and tired for the first mile or so, but we managed to pick up the pace by the end and finished 3 miles in just over 27 minutes, which is fast for me when it comes to the jogging stroller!
After our run, I said goodbye to Kerrie and then headed to Whole Foods to buy a few groceries, which included some “first foods” for my little peanut. I can’t believe he’s going to be 5 months next week and eating real food!
After that, I popped into Starbucks to get my first “red cup” of the season. I planned to order an eggnog misto, my favorite holiday beverage, but I was informed by the barista that Starbucks won’t be offering eggnog this year. (Well, at least not on the East coast. Supposedly, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest will still have eggnog.) Isn’t that sad? My favorite Starbucks holiday drink is no more. Boo. I guess I’ll have to make my own eggnog coffee beverages at home. #firstworldproblems #eggnogproblems
I ended up ordering an iced latte with a pump of caramel burlee. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but it was still pretty tasty.
When I got home, I snacked on some bacon from the Whole Foods hot bar. (Yes, I am totally obsessed. If I see bacon on the hot bar, I just HAVE TO have it. It’s the best ever!)
Then, I put on a deep pore cleansing masque and let it dry while I fed Quinn. Multitasking.
Once Quinn finished eating, we played for a bit. I took a shower and washed off my mask. Then, we went for a walk to go vote. We took the long way home and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
Back at home, I reheated some Chicken Bacon Alfredo for lunch. Yummmmm! I love this meal so much.
And my afternoon snack was the bomb. I spread some Light Creamy Swiss from The Laughing Cow on a whole wheat wrap, topped it with dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and cinnamon. Then, I rolled it up into a long cylinder and cut it into bite-size pieces. Holy yum! It was so tasty and really filling!
Questions of the Day
Have you got a red cup from Starbucks yet?
Eggnog? Love it or hate it?
Moms, what was the first food your little one tried?