Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Birthday Weekend

I feel like I am still recovering from the weekend. A weekend where I turned 32. Wow, I really can't believe it, but I think it will be a great year ahead. I have this weird thing with even numbers. I love them, so I always think even number years (like 32) will be great years. So here is to 32!

Friday started off with work, then a delicious sandwich from Paisan's deli (one of my favorite Reno sandwich shops since 2005-ish), followed by a manicure and then my baby girls helmet appointments.
Paisan's Deli sandwich
 Sutton in her helmet
Sutton is very happy to know that her helmet comes off soon!
The girls helmet appointments were for an adjustment to the inside of the helmets. See my baby girls are rockstars and their heads have grown a ton in 5 1/2 weeks (major growth spurts). This meant that the doctor needed to shave down the inside of their helmets in certain areas to allow a bit more growth and ease the discomfort.

The good news is, Avery only has up to 3 mm left of growth and Sutton only has 4 mm. This is so small. And the news was confirmed yesterday when we saw their neurosurgeon who took measurements again and said the girls can take their helmets off in 2 weeks. Their heads are in the normal range which is a 6 or lower, and the girls are at a 4 and 5. So these next two weeks are bonus and will only help them out more. By the time 2 weeks is up, the helmets won't fit and they will have gotten full use out of them. And that will be around 7 1/2 to 8 weeks total which is less time than the neurosurgeon and helmet doctor have ever seen! Amazing news!

After their appointments, we went home to feed the ladies and then go out to a new noodle (udon and ramen) place in town. It was really good. Sorry no pictures.

Saturday was spent getting chores done, errands ran and hanging out at home.

Sunday was my birthday and it was an amazing day. From homemade lattes in bed to snuggles in bed with my baby girls, the morning started off right. Plus my husband got me the tieks in ballerina pink that I have begged nudged him about.

My little family and I went to brunch and had the best huevos rancheros, mimosa and coffee.
32nd Birthday
Bonus...I even got to curl my hair and pretty myself up for the day sans babies.

After brunch, we stopped at a few cute shops in midtown and bought myself a birthday present. Then we went home to feed the girls and have them take a nap before our next adventure.
Sutton at naptime
 Someone was supposed to be napping.

At 3, we headed to my friend Stacey's house for her housewarming party. Love her and love her new house. So much fun. Plus friends brought their little babies and there was a baby fest. The girls have new best friends.

At 5:30, we headed home to meet my sister. She was kind enough to watch the girls for us that night, so my husband could take me to a birthday dinner. We went to the Atlantis Steakhouse. It has been forever since I have been in a casino, but it was worth it. I haven't been to the Steakhouse since 2006-ish and my husband has never been. It was really good. So full of yummy steak and wine! 

We came home to the girls sleeping and some catch up time with my sister. It was the perfect end to a great birthday!

Monday, we had the appointment with the girls neurosurgeon and as I said above, it went very well. And bonus, we only had to work half day yesterday. Win win for a Monday.

How was your weekend?


  1. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend celebrating. Such good news about the girls helmets coming off so soon.

    1. Thank you! It really was a great birthday weekend. And I am over the moon about the girls helmets.

  2. Sounds like such a wonderful birthday! So glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Thank you! I don't really celebrate birthdays with friends too much anymore, but I do love to celebrate with my husband and kids now!