It's Friday! I've survived week two with our new baby and it's been quite a good week. Let's kick off this weekend with a celebration of all the wonderful things that happened this week.
We hosted a potluck last Sunday. We had the potluck scheduled weeks ago, before we knew that Baby O was going to arrive on December 1. We waited until we got back from the hospital and had settled in at home and decided that with my MIL around, we could still host the potluck, since we were providing appetizers and drinks and everyone else was providing all the other food. It was really great to see our friends and I know our son had fun playing with his friends.
My mother in law is making some fabulous meals. It is so nice not to have to cook. I can focus on bonding with Baby O and nursing her (which I have to do every 2-3 hours). And the best part? My MIL is here for the entire month of December! Here is one of my favorite meals so far, chicken marengo.
The holiday decorations are up! We managed to get the Christmas tree up last weekend, and it is just so nice to have the Christmas tree and all our holiday decorations up around the house.
We went shopping! My mother-in-law and I actually made it out of the house on Thursday and got most of our gift shopping done. I usually avoid the mall during the month of December, but going shopping in the middle of the day on Thursday was actually not too terrible.
While at the mall, I picked up some chocolate. Since we were at the mall, I restocked on some of my favorite truffles. It's one of my favorite treats.
How was your week? Are you busy with holiday shopping and other holiday events?