Two weeks ago MBL and I left on our "babymoon". We went to Orla.ndo, which was an amazing escape from Michi.gan. When we left, it was 16 degrees in our town and when we arrived in Flo.rida it was 90! And it felt heavenly! Winter here starts in early November and tends to last through the end of March and sometimes even into April... On average we experience five months of winter, my least favorite season. We have plans to move to a warmer climate in the next five-ish years :). Anyways, I am so grateful that MBL and I got the chance to go away together one last time before the baby's arrival because I have been told life will never be the same. And I'm so excited for life to change, but I still want to relish these last few weeks with MBL!
We ended up in Orla.ndo because MBL had the opportunity to go to a conference and so his work footed the bill for his flight down there and our hotel for four nights. That meant we only had to pay for my food, my flight, and two nights of a hotel stay. And considering the fact that we spent $25,000 in medical expenses last year, we needed this trip to be budget friendly. We ended up using points for my plane ticket and so it was a really economical trip! MBL was at the conference for most of the day the first three days we were there, but I SOOO enjoyed relaxing and reading and having time to just be. A funny thing happened the first full day we were there... I went and laid out by the pool. I usually tan perfectly, I'm lucky and have inherited my father's skin. Seriously, on our honeymoon I laid out in CAN.CUN without sunscreen (yes, I know...so naughty!) and did not burn at all! Usually I can lay out and just get a nice brown glow. Um, apparently I should have goog.led pregnancy and sun tanning PRIOR to laying out!! I was out by the pool for 2 hours and was beyond burnt!! It was so bad on my legs that I got red raised bumps. I could barely move I was so uncomfortable. AFTER this happened I did my internet searching and discovered that some women are more prone to sunburn during pregnancy. Thankfully the Orl.ando weather helped me out and it rained the next three days, so I didn't have to feel bad about sitting inside (because I seriously could not even think about letting the sun touch my skin). I figure the burn was my penance for having a mostly uneventful and pleasant pregnancy.
Once the conference was over, MBL and I moved hotels to stay closer to Disn.ey. On our last full day, we went to Magi.c Kin.gdom and had a blast!! We took our time getting up and got to the park around noon...turns out it was spring break for a lot of schools, so the park was packed, but we still managed to enjoy ourselves :). I was impressed with the number of rides I was able to ride...yes, they were the very tame ones, but I get sick on rollercoasters, so it all worked out for me. We left for dinner and then came back and stayed until 1AM!! The only bummer of the whole day was that I had wanted to ride the Pe.ter P.an ride and it broke down while we were in line :(. Other than that, MBL and I had a fantastic time being together and acting like kids. We also spent some time dreaming about the future and how the next time we go will likely be with OUR children. CRAZY!! By the end of the day my foot was swollen to the size of a rhino's, but it was all worth it :).
All in all, I am just in awe of every day that goes by... I know that each night I go to sleep brings us one day closer to meeting our daughter (and closer to no longer getting any sleep). We're getting SOOO close!!