We’re 10 months into this g-tube life, and I’m getting smarter about everything. I’ve started preparing now for our vacation that starts on Sunday! So far I’ve made 8 of the 18 feeds that C will need while Hubster and I are away. Doing a little at a time takes the pressure off instead of food prep turning into a 4-hour affair the night before vacation!
The past couple days, I’ve been daydreaming about being somewhere peaceful and warm. It might have something to do with the winter dragging on for what seems like forever (it always feels like forever by the time March rolls around); it might have to do with becoming larger and more pregnant as each day progresses; or it might be due to feeling sick and wanting to teleport elsewhere. Whatever it is, I’ve been thinking a lot about the beach, kayaking and relaxing to the sound of waves crashing against the shore.
Today’s post is basically a photo dump of some of the highlights of our vacation last week. Yes, there are a few pictures of ice cream. That’s what happens when a pregnant person goes on vacation. What can you do? Ice cream is delicious, and I apologize if any of you have cravings after the viewing of these pictures.
This is the first time I’ve ever purchased Disney Photo Pass pictures (the downloads are $14.95 each!), but I totally think it was worth it. We visited Disney World’s Animal Kingdom today and had a fantastic time. When most people were eating lunch, we took advantage of a relatively short line to meet Mickey Mouse. C was so excited to meet him. He absolutely adores “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” on Disney Junior. It was fun to see his reaction and get a nice, maybe once-in-a-lifetime family picture with Mickey. These two pics make my day.
We’re taking off this morning, heading to Florida for a week! We’re so excited!
The three of us have never been to Florida, and this is also C’s first time on an airplane. Please send prayers, cross your fingers, do whatever you do in hopes that he won’t scream on the plane! That’s pretty much my worst fear for this trip – that he’ll start defiantly screaming and I won’t be able to get him to stop.
We had a great time on vacation this week, and I’ll be featuring several of our experiences over the next few days. First up is C in the pool. It was his first experience swimming. He wasn’t scared at all, but he got cold pretty quickly and clung to us. Our time in the pool was quite short. We had to warm that little guy back up!
I can’t believe it! I convinced Hubster to “unplug” while we were on our two-day vacation! Another one of my 25 Before 25 goals was to unplug for a weekend/two-day span.
I thought that we were going to have a difficult time. We’re very tied into our email, social media and (for Hubster) sports. Much to my surprise, the time flew by and we didn’t really miss being connected at all times. We kept ourselves very busy with vacation things – we enjoyed the resort’s waterpark, theme park, fitness facility and lobby. We explored the monstrous resort’s hallways, convention center and coffee shop. We slept in! Oh, the beauty of a full night of sleep!
Hubster and I are on our way to a two-day getaway! I’m so excited to hang out with him and have fun as a couple. I even convinced him to “unplug” for those two days so that we have more quality time together (and to complete one of my 25 Before 25!). I’m sure we’re going to miss our smiley little C, but uninterrupted sleep will be truly devine.
I suppose that when you’re a stay-at-home mom and your child is staying with his grandparents for the week, you can consider it a vacation right?!
Well, I guess I’m on vacation! After visiting my parents last weekend, we decided to leave C with them for the week since I was planning on coming back next weekend. They get time to bond with C and I get some time to myself. It’s a win-win, really.
*Insert Relaxed Sigh Here*
We went to visit family and friends over the holiday weekend and just got home!
I love getting home after being away. Anything longer than a 7-day trip gets a bit exhausting. We LOVE seeing all of our family and friends and fill as many time slots on our schedule as possible. But it’s difficult not having your own bed, bathroom, kitchen…your own routine in general – especially for C! Hubster and I are both people who need a little alone time to be able to function at 100%.
Size of baby: Head of Lettuce (18 in., 3.2 lbs) (he was bigger than that at the ultrasound a couple weeks ago)
Newly craved food: Chips & salsa, shamrock shake
Food aversions: Beef, fried foods
What do you miss: Going on vacations with the hubster. I was actually starting to look into a Carribbean vacation for us this spring/summer when I found out we were expecting
Size of baby: Butternut Squash (17 in., 3.1 lbs) (although, he was bigger than this 1.5 weeks ago…)
Newly craved food: Last night I wanted oreos and milk, but there haven’t been any weird cravings in a while.
Food aversions: Beef, fried foods