Guys, I am an AUNT!!!! Meet my perfect angel niece - Eleanor Lynn. Look at those cheeks?! I know I might be a bit biased, but she is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. My family had such a wonderful weekend welcoming this little gal into the world. And yes, I am OBSESSED.
Let’s rewind to Friday (Eleanor was born Saturday morning). I headed out for a run Friday afternoon. I have been battling some knee pain, so I’m focusing on keeping things easy and recovering like I’m supposed to. My run on Friday felt great! It was kind of a gloomy day, so I wore my brightest shoes to bring some color to my day.
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Such a charmer. Also, if you want one of my senior photos, let me know. They’re in high demand. ; )
Stretching/abs/foam rolling/anything on the floor is impossible with Rhea.
Epsom baths are so relaxing. Said no one in our house.
Friday night, we had a dinner date with my friend Alex and her boyfriend. We went to Cesar’s. They have the BEST sangria. Ever.
I branched out and got the fish tacos. Holy yum. They were incredible.
I woke up to a text from my Mom Saturday morning saying that my sister was getting close to delivering, so I ate breakfast super fast and rushed to the hospital.
I cried on my drive to the hospital because I was so proud of my sister and so excited to meet my niece!!
My Mom asked my Dad and I to take a selfie outside the door to show my sister. We got to listen to everything and we heard Eleanor cry for the first time!! Jake had gotten called into work early Saturday (he was on call all week/weekend), but he made it to the hospital to see Eleanor right after she was born. It was such an amazing day!!! My sister and brother-in-law had forgotten a heavy blanket for Eleanor when they took her home, so I grabbed one for them from their house. We included it in the picture os my sister would know we had it.
Look at this perfect little chunk! 8 lbs, 4 oz, 21 in. I. Love. Her. And I could not be more proud of my sister. She was an absolute rockstar.
After Eleanor was born, we gave my sister and her hubby some time with their new baby. My parents and I went to grab breakfast - Jake got called back into work. I took my parents to Cherry Picker, a super cute bar and bites place here in town. I had the Greek bowl (I forgot I wasn’t eating dairy - HA!). It was delicious.
My knee was a little sore, but I just had some easy miles, so I wanted to see how it would do. It was sore the first two miles, but after that, it loosened it up and felt pretty good!
After my run, my sister texted me and said no one was at the hospital, so I rushed back to get some cuddles with my niece. I got to hold her for about two hours straight. Definitely some of the best hours of my life. I already love being an aunt. This little girl sure is special! She is so stinking adorable. My sister didn’t even look like she just gave birth, so she’s definitely a rockstar. I am SO proud of her!
Jake worked a ton this weekend, so Saturday night, after I cuddled Eleanor, I grabbed sushi and a six-pack from Price Cutter and relaxed with our pups. The sushi was amazing.
I woke up starving Sunday, so I had some coffee, then made breakfast.
Lulu got to go with my to pick-up our groceries. She loved it. We have been doing Walmart grocery pick-up and it’s awesome. SO convenient. There’s a discount code for you at the bottom of this post! The nice lady who brought our groceries out to me had doggy treats, so Lu gave lots of kisses and got spoiled with treats.
I headed to run, hoping my knee would feel normal. It was a little tender, so I wasn't sure if I would get my whole run in or not.
I started my run, my knee was sore, so I stopped and texted my coach. She told me to take the day off. She said it’s better to take time off now than in April, which is when I have my race. Sooooo, as bummed as I was, I did some stretching and band work in the parking lot, then went home to foam roll. I have a huge knot in my leg that I worked on for a long time Saturday night. I have a bruise from trying to massage it out, ha!
I put some old songs that I used to love on a playlist for my easy runs. It made me smile to hear them. Here’s one that I loved in high school. So good.
Lazy lunch of leftovers - a piece of bread with pepperoni, leftover chicken and pineapple, and a side of balsamic mushrooms.
I am officially obsessed with THESE silicone muffin liners. They make meal prep so easy. We are having broccoli and ham egg muffins this week for breakfast. Mmm.
This is one of my favorite beers. It’s especially good in the summer because it’s so refreshing.
We went to dinner with Jake’s Momma Sunday night. We hadn’t been to Galloway in forever, so we headed there to get our fix. I got the tuna sandwich, minus the bun, fries, and a side salad. It was DELICIOUS.
If you do Walmart grocery pick-up, here’s a code for $10 off! FAMECARS.
Happy Monday, friends!
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