Every week (it seemed) we went to
Once Baby came along
Kind of stopped
We were madly in love with our little baby.
She was perfect in every way. ....except she had a teensy weensy bout of colic
As a result we got no more than 25 minutes of sleep at a time.
Lack of sleep
Lack of showers (why couldn't I just get in that bathroom!!!!????)
Lack of anything familiar
this prompted us to come up with the brilliant idea of taking a trip when she was 5 weeks old....we were idiots.
The day finally came.
After lists and more lists and virtually packing for days....we were ready.
after a very warm winter, this day was dreary and cold.
"Maybe we should think this through Joanne" Hubby suggested.
We decided to try our luck at a local diner at an off peak time to at least get out of the apartment and decide.
The baby slept quietly as we had coffee and a huge pastry
When all of a sudden we hear...
"No, sorry" she answered with a smile
So I did the balancing act in the car with the baby as I changed her clothes and diaper.
Even though it was winter I was sweating profusely. The baby was uncomfortable,,,I was uncomfortable and soon my mood was going to make my husband very uncomfortable. I came back into the diner looking like a disheveled zombie.
We decided then and there that we were just not prepared to take a trip as a family. She was too little, we were too new at this and too sleep deprived to take a trip much less enjoy it.
Dejected and very sad when we got home I bathed the baby and unpacked everything. A week's worth of packing down the drain. I looked at the baby and she was fast asleep! No crying, no fussing, asleep like a little angel.
My Husband and I looked at each other, he unplugged the phone and we raced to our bed and quickly fell asleep.
The baby slept for four hours! and so did we.
After our welcomed nap both Hubby and I felt amazing and completely rested. Four hours of uninterrupted slumber had rejuvenated us. We picked up the baby and placed her between us on our bed. We hung out there for a while and smiled at all her little cooing sounds. Things were different that was true.....and we loved our new life.
And that my friends is how we spent our first family vacation.