Pretty sure I am now 5 pounds heavier than I was Friday morning.
We stayed at Hotel Allegro in Chicago on Friday (a total steal with adorable details - great decor, a free cocktail hour for all guests, and a much better gym than the W) and ate at MK. Where we ordered gnocchi and truffle fries for appetizers (as well as a complimentary pumpkin soup the waitress gave each of us), I had the lamb chops and we-slash-me ended with a fresh donut dessert plate. (Don't forget the bread and butter and the cold salmon amuse bouche that all patrons get.) This was after eating pita chips and artichoke dip at the hotel bar mere hours before. Saturday we hit Hot Chocolate in Wicker Park for more pastries and donuts (Baby has a sweets problem), brunch and then a speed drive to Lakefront Brewery for an early afternoon tour. [If you are visiting Milwaukee, this is a Must Do.] Followed by Saturday night dinner at Roots Cellar, a trip to the world famous dive bar Wolski's and bedtime at . . . 1.
Yeah, we are officially no longer young.
Friday at the hotel my dear friends surprised me with a baby shower! Baby books, swaddling blankets, adorable clothes, the all-important breast milk booze testing strips, and a pair of miniature cowboy boots. Just awesome.
Now it's Monday, snowing, cold and we have an empty house.