April 2018 Spotify Playlist

Another month, another playlist! I recently won tickets to go see Brian Wilson in May from our local TV station through a Facebook contest. I’m excited to see him perform all of Pet Sounds live because it’s one of my favorite Beach Boys albums. In honor of the upcoming concert, I thought I’d put together a little playlist of some of my favorite Beach Boys songs and other songs by related artists from the 60s. There’s something about the music from that era that always puts me in a good mood. At the beginning of my pregnancy when I was feeling a bit anxious before our first doctor’s appointment, I bought Don’t Worry Baby on my iPhone so I could listen to it whenever I needed to adjust my mindset, calm down, and refocus on the positive. Hopefully this playlist will be a pick me up for whatever your day brings and get you in the mood for Springtime and sunny weather!

Other little weekend updates:

I finally got to check out the new construction at Riverside Village over the weekend! I took a long walk with my mom and sister from the soccer fields through Hammond’s Ferry and Riverside Village to the Brick Pond Park for Earth Day. I can’t wait to go to our first baseball game of the season in a couple of weeks!

Even though I think we are technically in a drought for the year, we’ve had a few days of heavy rain lately. It seems like everything turned green and bloomed last week! Somehow we are still having very mild, Fall-like weather with a few 80+ degree days thrown in for good measure. It doesn’t seem like April weather but I’m so grateful the temperatures have been mild so far. I know that the hot summer will make for a difficult last couple of months of my pregnancy so I’m soaking in my time outside while I can.

Alex got to feel the baby kick this weekend! I’ve been feeling consistent flutters since right at the beginning of week 19 but this past Friday I finally felt the baby kick my hand on my belly when I finally stretched out on the sofa and started to relax. I’m still feeling more movements internally but it’s been neat to start to feel them from the outside and get to share that with my husband too!

We’re going on a mini babymoon weekend to Charleston in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait! We watched Backpedal, a documentary about our addiction to cars and bike / ped struggles in Charleston, over the weekend. It made me feel homesick seeing familiar faces, friends, and locations featured in the film. Every time we visit it seems like more and more has changed. Fewer of our favorite stores and restaurants are around which as sad as that is, makes it all feel new and fresh every time. We’ll be attending A Charleston Affair but I’m hoping to squeeze in lots of al fresco dining and maybe a trip to the beach if the weather is nice!

A few cell phone snaps from the weekend: