February 20, 2012
My Birthday Weekend.
Sunday I celebrated my 27th birthday. We had a pretty low key weekend since Elliott is still pretty demanding, but my friends and family managed to make me feel special. On Friday, my Mom came and stayed with Elliott so I could go do some birthday shopping and redeem my Christmas present: a massage at Massage Envy. I hit up Target and Anthropologie for a new "post baby" wardrobe. It feels so good to be out of the same few maternity outfits, and back in normal clothes. We used this "Mother's day out" as a trail run for Mom and Elliott since I go back to work Wednesday and she'll be keeping him 3 days a week until April when he starts daycare. It was a success, he ate expressed breast milk from a bottle, and I practiced pumping in the car (since there will be no good place for me to do it when I'm at work). I feel confident that he'll be just fine without me come Wednesday.
Other birthday highlights include Tate coming in town from Texas to meet Elliott and celebrate with me, having pizza and Laura's homemade pumpkin chocolate chip pie with friends at our house on Friday night, and dinner and cupcakes with my family tonight. I got lots of calls, gifts, cards, facebook well wishes and Twitter shout outs. I am so very blessed!