Neal and I had grand plans of traveling this weekend, but sometimes you just have to roll with what life throws at you. We’ve been dealing with some basement flooding in our rental, so this weekend we decided to stick around DC and enjoy time with friends!
Friday kicked off with my 24 week OBGYN appointment and glucose test. So many people dread that test, but I personally didn’t think it was all that bad. My doctor offered me an orange or fruit punch flavored oral glucose tolerance beverage, which was nice. I opted for the fruit punch, which honestly tasted just like Hawaiian Punch! It was super sugary, but I personally didn’t think it was that big of a deal. One hour later they drew my blood and I should get the results back early this week. Hopefully all is well, but it hit me Thursday that it ultimately is what it is. Not too much I can do if I need to get retested.
After work Friday, Neal and I went to dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s in Gaithersburg, MD. The restaurant was PACKED, so I took that as a really good sign! While waiting for our table, Neal and I grabbed an appetizer and drinks (non boozy of course) at the bar. We ordered the Thai Spring Rolls, which were delicious!!
For dinner, Neal had the Buffalo Chicken Pizza, which was really good…
and I ordered the Greek Turkey burger, which was the bomb! We both were stuffed because of bread brought to the table before dinner, but both dinners made great leftovers on Saturday.
Saturday was an amazing day but so incredibly exhausting!! We kicked off the day at Babies R Us in order to finalize our registry and test out strollers.
We were there for about two hours and were absolutely exhausted mentally by the time we left. Who knew picking out a stroller would be so difficult?
After Babies R Us, Neal and I headed home for lunch (leftovers) and then headed over to Great Expectations to look at baby furniture. Holy moly!! Who knew baby furniture was so expensive?? This was my favorite set, but I just couldn’t spend that much on furniture, so Neal and I decided to go a different route.
Our next stop was Ikea to look at dressers. Ikea was packed, shocker, but we ended up buying a really nice dresser for the baby’s room. We also bought the baby’s crib at Buy Buy Baby (hello 20% off coupon) after our trip to Ikea and are really excited about it! I was SHOCKED that the wait for cribs at every store was 12-14 weeks, but it is what it is. Hopefully baby girl’s crib will arrive before she does! All in all, Saturday was an incredibly productive day!! We now have all of our nursery furniture ordered and are really in the thick of prepping for her arrival.
Sunday morning I woke up bright and early for spin class. I decided to return to The Pedal Studio for the next two months as I just can’t stand the spin bikes or classes at my gym. It felt SO great to take what I would consider a real spin class again and I’m excited to return each week as long as I’m feeling good!
After class I swung by the Olney Farmer’s Market, grabbing an iced coffee before shopping for the week’s produce.
This week I bought two pints of strawberries, cherry tomatoes, mixed greens, kale, and summer squash!
After showering, Neal and I met up with our friend Becky for brunch at Founding Farmers. It was so nice being able to enjoy a late breakfast and to catch up over a delicious meal. I’ve always wanted to order chicken and waffles, so I just went for it yesterday. It was really good but I think I’ll stick to my eggs in the future.
After brunch, Neal, Becky, and I headed over to Seneca State Park to hike on the Schaeffer Trails.
Theodore absolutely LOVED the trail. It was a beautiful hike and a really great workout (my second of the day!)
I started the hike around 2,300 steps, so ending at 13,264 was pretty awesome!
Once home, I enjoyed some watermelon and pineapple and then took a fabulous nap!
For dinner, Neal and I cooked some bison burgers and served them alongside watermelon and a cherry tomato salad. A perfect “unofficial start to summer” dinner.
Saturday and Sunday were really awesome and we’re looking forward to enjoying this Memorial Day!