March 25, 2010

Babies R Work Day, 'Real' Showers and Long Rides

My hands were completely full and I made my way down to the third floor. That's where the lactation rooms are. I put down my ID badge, pump bag, bottled water and phone (to keep an eye on the time). I forgot my shields with membranes. Are you serious? Deep breathes. Somehow I didn't cry. Must've been the luck of the hormones at that moment. Tony picked me back up from work and we went to Babies R Us (closer than going back home) for its 9:30am opening. The day was saved. That was Thursday.

Friday I decided enough was enough with the hair growth on my legs so I got up a 1/2 hour earlier than the usual alarm and took a "real" shower. I didn't rush. The house was quiet. I shaved my legs. I felt like a different person! I did this another day too, but worked out on the elliptical. I wish I could drag my ass out of bed at 4:30 every day! So peaceful and relaxing...

Not peaceful and relaxing: the 4hr car ride to Vermont Friday afternoon. We got out of work early and shot home to pack up the truck. This is a much more involved process than the bag of clothes, toothbrushes and dog food packing before baby. I think the entire bed of the truck was full. You have the Pack n Play, the bouncy seat, the stroller, plenty of diapers, wipes, outfits, blankets, warm clothes in case we (God forbid) broke down, burp clothes and more diapers (you can never have enough). Jill's teachers at day care offered to try to time her last feeding so that we could hit the road (very nice of them!) running. We ran until New Hampshire. Then she started running her mouth. And then Mom ended up in the backseat. Two pitstops and 4 hours later, we made it to my in-laws in Burlington. It was a relief! And it was great to see them too, of course. Jill has changed and grown so much since their last visit. We are looking forward to spending a lot of time with them this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. that is a great pic of Jill! I am not looking forward to our vacation for my 30th....4 hr drive as well!!!