Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back Home Again

Well, we are back from our getaway. It was nice, but it was hard to leave too. Silly, I know, but I cried when we left, even though Jamie didn't. Cody was not phased at all, as I knew he would not be, but I figured Jamie would be quite distraught. He stared out the window, looking somewhat bewildered, but he never shed a tear. I cannot say the same for myself. I was very emotional, though I managed to hide it. I will chalk that up to pregnancy hormones, but still. Unfortunately, we had to return not five minutes after we left because we forgot something and when we got back, Jamie was still looking out the window, so when we left I cried again. Yes, it is pathetic, but this is me now. I spend much of my time wishing for a bit of escape from here, and then when I get to go I don't want to leave the boys. I guess I just don't know what I want, right?

In Winnipeg (yes, that was our big getaway...Winnipeg.) we stayed at a fancy hotel which we got a good deal on through priceline.com, but it was downtown and it was full of very rough people. I am a bit of a chicken about downtown Winnipeg, or any large city for that matter, but I consoled myself with the fact that a hotel that pricey (well, for me it was pricey) there would mainly be upper class, well-off people staying there. I was wrong. The funny thing is, I do not consider myself to be upper class, nor are we well-off, though we are by no means poor, so I don't know why I assumed everyone else would be. Maybe because I figured everyone else would be paying full price. Anyway, I did not feel a warm and fuzzy feeling in that hotel. Truthfully, it gave me a bit of a creepy feeling, but our suite was quite fancy and had a full kitchen, leather furniture, two flat-screen HDTVs and a king size bed with feather pillows and a feather duvet. We stayed on the 22nd floor, which disturbed me more than I care to admit. I was very nervous in the elevators because of recurring nightmares that I have about being in an elevator that falls. I never used to have this fear. It did not help that all three of the elevators' permits had expired on December 31, 2008.

Anyway, other than my sudden and extreme irrational fear, I did enjoy our time there. We ordered from my favorite Chinese restaurant, which I have been craving this entire pregnancy, and we also spontaneously went out at 9:30 at night. I know, that probably sounds lame, but I don't remember the last time we had the freedom to do that. It was fun. We had a lot of laughs and we may have settled on a boy name for our baby, though not a middle name yet. We also bought a girl outfit and a boy outfit, seeing we still don't know or even agree on what we are having. Mike says girl, I say boy. We shall see. The outfits are both adorable, and it was fun to look at them while considering different names.

The break was nice, but it is good to be back home, and today we celebrated Cody's third birthday and had a little party for him. He loved it and had such a blast. He told everyone, "Today is my April 1st, my birthday!" He got a Geo Trax railway set, which we bought used on kijiji.ca, and he loves it. He has been wanting a train set for months and months and told everyone he was getting one for his birthday. Good thing we found one. He is worn out and fell asleep as soon as we put him to bed. I cannot say the same for Jamie, who had a rough day. He was bitten very hard in the face by his cousin who is only seven weeks older than him, and he is quite sore. I think he may have finally settled.

Tomorrow we are heading to the fair. The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, that is. Anyone who knows me knows that the fair is a big deal to me and that my family has been going every year since I was about 7 or 8 years old. The only year I missed was 1999 when I was in California with a bunch of friends. I am nervous to take both boys because Jamie is likely to be overwhelmed and grumpy, and it is somewhat expensive (for someone who lives in the boonies) so I don't really want to have to leave if possible, but we will see what happens. I also feel very tired, and feel sometimes like I am having one long contraction. My stomach feels tight, and not in a good, I'm-in-shape kind of way. I would like to go to bed, but not sure what I will do next.

Anyway, there is nothing terribly exciting to report in here. Oh, but I did get a bunch of maternity clothes in Winnipeg, which is a first for me. Yeah, on my third and probably final pregnancy I decide to splurge and buy a whole bunch of maternity clothes that I will likely only wear for the next 3 months, but I have never been really pregnant in the summer before, so I really needed something to get me through. I feel a bit guilty, but it does feel good to have something to wear other than the yoga pants and sweatshirt that I have been wearing for the last five months. I'm going to sign off on this exciting note. Goodnight..

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