This pregnancy has definitely flown by faster than the first…prob due to the energy-bunny known as Jack. :) With all the busyness of raising our rambunctious, sweet boy and Jon’s work, we were really hoping we’d get a chance to do another baby moon or at least a one night getaway before Liv joins us…but just weren’t sure it’d happen. My mom very sweetly (and eagerly) agreed to take Jack for us. Now, could I actually let him go? Well, it was very, VERY, VERY hard but I did it…we did it. I only cried 3 times total (that’s not bad, right? esp with being pregnant ;-)) and Jon may or may not have got a little verclempt too. But we survived and reunion was sweet. :) Thank you again to my mom for taking Jack but I know she enjoyed every bit of it.
Here’s some pictures from our time. We stayed at the lovely Wildwood Inn in Denton as we didn’t want to go too far from home with me being 36 weeks. It was the perfect distance and place to stay to feel like we got away without having to do a ton of travel.
After checking in to our beautiful room (and ogling over the jacuzzi tub), we headed out to Sanger so Jon could experience The Tomato – my favorite pizza place in college. Sadly, they burned down in 2007 but have now reopened so after the many trips to Round Table (Jon’s CA fave), I was excited for Jon to see my pizza place. He really enjoyed it and we met and talked with some nice locals as well. Afterwards, I took Jon on the Bre’s-life-in-college tour and we drove by the Fry house and then got ice cream at Beth Marie’s on the square. With the twinkle lights up in the trees and a beautiful cool breeze in the air, it was the perfect way to start to unwind for our 2-night stay.
By around 10, though, I realized it’s the time we normally go in and check on Jack and as a result, burst into tears crying, “It’s time to go see buddy and we can’t!!!!! Who’s idea was this anyway?!?!?! Wahhhhhhh!” But after Jon gently reminded me that it was (oh yeah) my idea…I finally calmed down and we got a good night’s sleep.
In the morning, we tried out a local spot for breakfast (the B&B had a continental breakfast but not filling enough for this preggo) and then went to the Shops at Highland Village to walk around until our movie started. We ended up sitting in the Barnes & Noble for an hour and a half reading magazines (him woodworking, me sewing) which sounds so lame but was heavenly. (It’s the little things) It was so nice outside that we decided to skip the movie and just keep walking around the shops. We found and bought a new puzzle for Jack and kept seeing what seems like a million little boys every where we went. Our code saying was ‘uh oh, don’t look’ which of course made the other look and see whichever cute little boy was in our midst to remind us of our sweet little one. Plus, my mom would send us picture updates and had, at that moment, told us he had found a picture of us on one of her shelves and was carrying it around with him. Cue crying session #3,402. haha But I pulled it together and we grabbed some lunch and visited with old friends at The Village Church offices.
We then headed back to our B&B to enjoy the beautiful pool and spa. There was hardly anyone else staying there so no one was around. The pool water was too cold though and the hot tub wasn’t on but they got it going so we were able to get in for a little bit before it got too hot which was nice for me and my preggo belly.
After drying off and resting a bit, we headed out for dinner at Giuseppe’s then coffee and dessert at another local stop. Overall, a wonderful and relaxing day but we were eager to see our Bud in the morning! :) We woke up rested but still enjoyed a leisurely morning with Jon watching tv while I took my last of practically 15 baths in the tub (really only 3). We grabbed lunch at The Greenhouse then met mom to get Jack. He was banging on the glass of the Starbucks wall (lovely I know) staring out and it took him a second to realize it was us walking up but when he did he had the biggest grin. :) Now, we’re back home and resting and ready to kick it all back into gear tomorrow. Liv will be here before we know it but we are so thankful for this time to hit pause and just rest. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
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Jon and I had a lot of fun on our mini vacay or “baby moon”. We flew out Tuesday morning and landed in Orlando around noon. After getting checked in to the hotel, we grabbed some lunch then took a looooonnngggg nap (we won’t be getting many of those soon). After we puttered around Downtown Disney for a little bit, we had dinner and then went putt-putting at Pirate’s Cove (arg matie!).
Wednesday, we had breakfast then headed to Epcot for the morning. We rode Spaceship Earth, the ride in the big globe, and they took our pictures and made this funny video:
We rode a few rides and then rode the Monorail over to Magic Kingdom so Jon could see more of the park. Dad and Jackie flew in around noon so we headed back to the hotel, grabbed lunch with them then rode together back to the park. Jon had never been to Disney World so we thought if we do just one park this visit, Epcot was the way to go. He really enjoyed it and they were having a beautiful Flower Festival where all of the characters were made out of flowers. That’s me with the ostriches of Fantasia and there’s another pic of us with Lady and the Tramp. Jon wore his 1st Time Visitor button so I put one on my belly. It may not have been my first time there but it was Jack’s! :) We walked around the lagoon through the different countries and had a delicious dinner in Japan. It was a lot of fun but a lot of walking for preggo me.
We decided to take it easy Thursday. Dad and Jackie both had conferences there that they were attending so Jon and I drove out to Cocoa Beach for a few hours. We found an awesome food coop there and talked with their owner for a while then laid out on the beach. We had a great lunch watching the cruise ships in port and headed back to Orlando. That night, we had dinner with Dad and Jackie in Celebration, FL – a small town concept Walt Disney had that came to fruition in the mid-1990’s. Very interesting and cute place. Friday, we rested, spent more time with Dad then flew back. It was a great trip!! Thank you all so much for your prayers!!
Jack’s doing great. He’s been kicking more than ever and we’re seeing and feeling more of his little features like feet and elbows (or knees). It’s pretty crazy but oh so fun! Can’t believe he’s going to be here in just 2-3 months. :) Here’s my 28 weeks bump picture (braving it in a bikini – eek!!):
J + B