Has it really been another week? The days have started to blend together, which explains why Daniel and I usually start our mornings debating what day of the week it is. The weather here in Massachusetts has been pretty bleak this week. Cool and cloudy with rain, which makes being stuck at home harder with a little boy who loves playing outside. But hey, we’re all still healthy and it looks like Spring will be coming out next week, so James will have fun then.
I’m now 16 weeks pregnant and finally over the morning sickness. I had a prenatal appointment over the phone this past week and everything seems to be going well. I have to order a blood pressure cuff online before my next visit (weird question but do you have one? Any recommend it?). In food news, I saw a Papa John’s commercial for something called a “Papadia” which is a pizza- sandwich- calzone hybrid, and had the strongest pregnancy craving of my life. Apparently, there are no Papa John’s near us so Daniel got me a Philly Cheesesteak pizza from Domino’s and it was shockingly delicious! It was also our first takeout meal since being isolated because I’m just so, so fearful and risk-averse right now, which I think made the pizza taste extra delicious.
I hope all of you are staying safe and staying at home if you can. Please share any fun activities you have been doing with your kids or any shows or movies you have enjoyed.
Here are some other things I loved this week:
Onward, the latest Pixar movie, is streaming now on Disney+, which a lot of parents might already have. James is a little too young to pay attention to it, but Daniel and I have been enjoying it for him :)
John Krasinski has started a Youtube show where he shares uplifting news stories from across the internet. The first episode featured Steve Carrell as a guest and they talked about some of their favorite memories from The Office.
I tried to recreate this simple pom pom drop activity from Busy Toddler. James did have fun for about 5 minutes, buuuut then he ripped all the tubes off the wall within about 45 seconds. So it didn’t exactly work for us, but it might for toddlers who are a little older than 18 months?
Here’s a refreshing take from the New York Times about not putting too much pressure on yourself to optimize your productivity during these times.