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Here’s how I felt about the weekend:


Which roughly translates to: “it was pretty awesome.”  (Henry started consistently smiling and laughing over the last few days!)


Why?  Nothing special, really.  Just lots of baby time, lots of down time, a little exercise, and a little productiveness.  Look!  I sorted the garage.  It was a disaster before I tackled it.


I got around to washing my bike – it was so dirty from {last year’s} triathlons and dusty from being in the garage.  My plan is to move it indoors so I can occasionally ride my indoor trainer while Henry naps. 


Anyone else keep tri numbers on their bike until the next race?  This one’s been on there since Ramblin Rose way back in September 2011.  I’m superstitious!  I don’t want to take it off.


Took James on a long walk.  We had to take several shade breaks due to the heat.  Is it autumn yet?


Drank a smoothie as big as my faaaaaace.


Debated baby bath options at Target.  Don’t you love how you can look up Amazon reviews when shopping at real stores to figure out what to buy?  This has saved me from so many crappy purchases – the $35 tub was rated much, much lower than the $18 one.  Isn’t it nice when that happens?  We ended up being the First Years Newborn to Toddler tub


We didn’t register for a bath tub because I had grand plans of washing him in the sink, as I was washed.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to hold onto a slippery, soapy baby when they are in the sink?! And how terrifying that can be? 


Me in the sink, circa 1984.


Mom, Dad – how did you do it? 


Post-tub rubdown with coconut oil.  It’s not just for cooking!


And last, but not least, a huge grocery haul per Sunday afternoon tradition.


So – that was my weekend in an {instagram} nut shell.  The only thing I didn’t do that I really wanted to was finish installing the light fixture in our kitchen.  We started to hang it right before Henry was born and obviously got distracted – I’ve been looking at wires ever since.  He’s nearly six weeks old; there’s no excuse!  Maybe next weekend…


Thought of the Day:


"Never gonna get it for yourself if you keep your eye on someone else." – Brendan James



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 23, 2012, 8:04 am

    Where would we be without Instagram and Amazon reviews?! LOL I love them both and use them both daily! PS I love that Brendan James quote. Writing it down on a Post-It now!

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious) July 23, 2012, 8:09 am

    Haha I love that first picture of Henry. It does sound like you had a pretty rad weekend!

  • Kelsie July 23, 2012, 8:12 am

    I was also washed in the sink, but as a newborn with an insert in to the sink. Then as I got older without and insert. I washed my nieces that way as well. It’s much easier on the back!

  • Morgan July 23, 2012, 8:12 am

    I don’t know how people wash babies in tubs OR sinks without a baby tub before they can sit up on their own. How on earth does that work? Does one person hold the baby while the other one cleans? Seems impossible!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance July 23, 2012, 8:15 am

    The pic of you in the sink as a baby is adorable. Funny thing is, I have one just like that of myself. My parents were building their house when I was born, and the only place they could bathe me was in the kitchen sink. 🙂

  • Jenny July 23, 2012, 8:23 am

    Sounds like a good weekend. That Panilonco wine is the BEST!! As far as baby bathing in the sink, it’s definitely a 2 person job–one to hold said slippery baby, one to wash. It gets easier once they can sit up, though.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 23, 2012, 8:37 am

    Ahhh that first picture of Henry is adorable!!! I love that he’s smiling! And what a great TJ’s haul! I don’t know what I’d do without that store!

  • Sarah July 23, 2012, 8:38 am

    We have the same tub and it is awesome. The sling insert is super helpful when they’re really little. Sink washing will be fine once he can sit up, but wet babies are SO slippery!!

  • Sarah July 23, 2012, 8:39 am

    Oh and! You can put the tub in your sink if it’s wide enough. That way you don’t have to break your back at the beginning. I moved Sam to the big bathtub once the splashing started- otherwise my kitchen would be soaked!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 23, 2012, 8:44 am

    Haha I was washed in the sink too! Is there any reason the coconut oil is there too?

  • Kelly July 23, 2012, 8:59 am

    I LOVE that first photo of Henry!!! It had me cracking up!

  • Amanda July 23, 2012, 9:09 am

    I always look up Amazon reviews when I am debating a purchase. I get so frustrated when I can’t get a good connection the middle of a store! Great pictures – looks like a fun weekend!

  • Jessica July 23, 2012, 9:19 am

    We have that tub and it worked great for our Henry! Now he is 15 months old, technically a toddler and playing in the regular tub every night…how fast the time goes!

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 23, 2012, 9:41 am

    I LOVE the quote for the thought of the day. I saw you tweet it and saved it into a quote book that I keep. Great to keep in mind when we compare ourselves too much to others!

  • Bobbie July 23, 2012, 9:45 am

    6 weeks already! I can’t believe it!! He’s a cutie! I always bathed mine in a little seat that sits in the sink or tub and you strap them into it…it’s just a little mesh thing. Experiencing a little nostalgia thinking about it.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 23, 2012, 9:52 am

    Pretty sure I was washed in the sink as well…must have been a big 80’s thing? I don’t see it being done too often anymore.

    Sounds like an awesome weekend!

  • Verna July 23, 2012, 9:55 am

    We have the bath tub in the picture. Has worked great for 2 babies so far! We LOVE it!

  • Leah July 23, 2012, 10:09 am

    we just laid Elliot in the tub from day 1…I never realized how bizarre people thought it was until I got many horrified comments like “YOU BATHE YOUR NEWBORN JUST LAYING IN THE TUB? Doesn’t that hurt her head?” Welllll….I guess it didn’t, because she is obsessed with baths!

  • Amy July 23, 2012, 11:00 am

    haha what a cute sink tub picture!

  • Presley (@runpretty) July 23, 2012, 11:05 am

    We are giving the baby his first bath today and I am already freaking out. I don’t know why! I guess I just want him to love the water, so I don’t want to screw it up.

    • Caitlin July 23, 2012, 11:20 am

      Have fun!!!

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  • Lindsey July 23, 2012, 12:00 pm

    That first is adorable!

  • Amanda July 23, 2012, 12:48 pm

    That first picture of Henry is precious! Have you talked with your pediatrician about coconut oil? (Not judging, I LOVE the idea of using something natural… I’m sooo intrigued!)

    • Caitlin July 23, 2012, 1:00 pm

      I didn’t ask but it’s all over the interwebs that it’s okay – you can also use olive oil! I think they just say not to use nut oils because babies can be allergic.

      • Jennifer July 23, 2012, 6:12 pm

        I rub both my kids down with coconut oil post bath. My ped actually suggested using Crisco…ewwww! Coconut oil works better than any lotion out there.

  • Jessica July 23, 2012, 1:06 pm

    He is so precious!

    OMG, your buggy! I have to have mine organized, I would go crazy with it like that. No snark, just makes me laugh!

    Smoothie looks delicious and your eyes are twinkling. How are you liking the bangs?! I have mine like that and I love them!

  • Brigid July 23, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Ha! I have a similar sink picture. My grandmother washed me in hers until I was, like, 3 because I was such a small kid. I assume my parents just put me straight in the tub, but I honestly don’t know.

    I can’t believe Henry is 6 weeks! He looks so much like your husband.

  • amy July 23, 2012, 2:21 pm

    I just bought a friend a Blooming Bath for her shower. Another friend received one earlier this year and LOVES it. It transitions from the sink into the bathtub so that when they are able to sit by themselves, they aren’t as likely to slip around and it cushions their tush.

  • Jenn July 23, 2012, 3:18 pm

    We have that bathtub and I love it. I used it with my first and I’m going to use it with the one that’s on the way.

    Henry is such a cutie. Love the daily photos.

  • Ashley July 23, 2012, 3:26 pm

    I Love that wine! Its one of the reasons I go to TJ’s. Its the best.

  • Kris July 23, 2012, 6:23 pm

    That’s the bath we have for our little one and he loves it!! I highly recommend it.

  • Jen July 23, 2012, 11:24 pm

    LOVE Amazon reviews & tripadvisor too!!! Also love the pic of you in the sink…TOO cute! (Obviously, as always, love the pics of Henry too.) 🙂

  • Amy July 24, 2012, 2:08 pm

    We got that tub for Claire — she LOVES it!! One of my better baby purchases. Claire prefers to take her bath in the big tub (with the little tub in it) than in the kitchen sink. I guess she figured out that the sink is for dishes not babies!! Hope Henry enjoys the tub!

  • Jillian July 31, 2012, 8:36 pm

    We have the first years newborn to toddler tub and loooooove it!!!

  • Sarah August 4, 2012, 1:35 pm

    looks like you go a lot done 🙂 I have never even thought of using coconut oil on my skin? but it makes so much sense, I guess i need to give it a whirl!

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