Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hiatus Over! Babymoon Recap

Hello again everyone!

Thanks for your patience for the past couple of weeks.  As I mentioned before, mid-May is even crazier than the holidays for our family.  We have Mother's Day, my birthday, Hubby's birthday, and our anniversary all within 10 days. After a week of small celebrations with family, we left for a 3-night babymoon while grandma watched Z. We actually booked the trip right before we found out that we were pregnant - and we almost canceled - but I am so glad we didn't. It honestly was just what we needed. The newborn stage was pretty rough with Z and this time around we will have a toddler too. I am looking forward to all those newborn firsts though. :)

Even though I cried a little about leaving Z at first, the ride there alone would have been totally worth the trip. Hubs and I had a chance to really sit and talk more than we have in a long time.

The whole first day there we just stayed in the unit, on the balcony really, and just decompressed - looked at food magazines on my tablet, listened to the waves and dosed off ... it was glorious. 

Our balcony was awesome - we could see dolphins and several sting rays swimming by ... plus an occasional college student yelling "Spring Break! Whooooo!" 
Ahh, wildlife. 

Later on, we swam in the gulf, got a minor sunburn, explored the town and found some great restaurants. We thought about going out for a fancy anniversary dinner, but we opted to get carry out and eat out on the balcony. (Surprised?)  Nowhere in town had a better view. 

Although it was a day early, we took a quick 31-week bump pic. :)

The timing worked out really well because we were able to have a full weekend with Z before going back to the daily grind - so he took Daddy to see some dinosaurs. :)

I'm so grateful for the time that we got to spend away to relax, recharge, and reconnect.  I'm sure it will be a long while before we can do anything like that again!

Now for labor practice, finalizing the nursery, etc.! 
Onward and upward. 

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