It's been another exciting week of OMG I HAVE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! over here. Sorry if that makes for unexciting blogging. I'm sure that some day I'll be all bored and ho-hum over how impossibly adorable every single thing Millie does is and I'll have other exciting things to blog about, but today isn't that day. Well, except for one thing. If you hate babies and cute pictures, just scroll to the bottom and I'll give you some amazing advice about pizza.
We tried on some skinny jeans just for giggles. Obviously she looked fabulous, but I felt bad about squeezing her into legit tight denim at such a young and tender age-- back to the soft and cuddly leggings!
On Wednesday we had her follow-up appointment with an audiologist. Camilla failed her hearing test (in one ear) in the hospital, so she had to go re-test this week. The doctors all said it's super common to fail the test and that nearly all of the babies will pass it a few weeks later (once all that amniotic fluid has cleared from their systems), so we weren't too worried about it. I had no idea what the test would entail (they took her away and did it in the nursery while we were in the hospital, so we didn't see it), but when they started strapping electrodes to her tiny little head, it made me feel sad!
Luckily she did just fine and passed with flying colors! She slept the whole time just like she was supposed to and I guess her ears and brain did whatever it was the doctors were looking for, cause they gave her an A+ and said she didn't need any further testing. So yay Millie!
We take baths several times a week. It is my favorite thing on earth every single time. While I get the bath (in the kitchen sink) ready, Matt gets the baby ready. And then they come to me like this:
Camilla still LOVES her bath and her flower petal thing, but now we've started also putting her in the little plastic bowl thing for a soak...and she loves that too. It is the most precious thing ever!
Yesterday we embarked on our first Family Road Trip to visit my family for the long weekend (haha- since we're still on maternity/paternity leave, our whole LIFE is a long weekend! Wooo!! But other people have a long weekend this weekend, so we shall celebrate with them). Since we ended up not buying that Honda Pilot (womp womp), this was our first big excursion with baby, dog, and ALL THE STUFF crammed into our little Toyota Matrix. We ended up with Millie, me, and Lola all squeezed into the back seat. The front seat was basically empty, but I just didn't trust Lola back there alone with the baby- Lola's not such a great car rider under any circumstances, running back and forth along the back seat, jumping against the window...ugh. I was just worried she would stomp right over the car seat and the baby in her passion to look out both windows. But with me in the middle, I could keep her corralled to 'her' side of the car. It worked out fine, but it was not a particularly fun drive. If we win the lottery or come into an inheritance anytime soon, you can put 'vehicle with 3 rows' at the top of my to-buy list.
But we made it and we are happy to spend time with family and enjoy a change of scenery for a few days!
|Yaaaaaay family!! And yaaaaaay for this adorable ruffled outfit!!|
Judge me if you will, but when I got a circular in the mail for Little Caesar's and saw that they now have a PRETZEL CRUST pizza...I almost died of happiness.
I love Little Caesar's pizza anyway. I know it might be unpopular to say that, but in all honesty, I'd pick Little Caesar's over Papa John's any day. I just think it's delicious- and CHEEEEEAP to boot, so even better!! (Also, I think many of the people that turn up their noses at Little Caesar's haven't actually tried it in the last decade...don't knock it til you try it, folks!) But anyway. Normal love aside, when I saw this SOFT PRETZEL CRUST (which I feel really needs to be written in all-caps because IT IS A CRUST MADE OUT OF SOFT PRETZELS), I knew I needed to try it immediately.
It lived up to all of my expectations and then some. YUUUUUMMMMMM. Everyone in the family agreed- best pizza invention ever. Pizza ON A SOFT PRETZEL. God bless America, this is why I love this country. I can be so fat and so happy because THERE IS PIZZA ON A SOFT PRETZEL now.
So there's my weekend recommendation: get thee to a Little Caesar's, give them $6, and be eternally happy with this new and most delightful pizza innovation. Amen.