The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Babymoon and Baby showers

Jen and I went away for a little weekend in Mystic, CT. We can't afford it, not by a long shot, but we thought it would be nice to spend some alone time before we're a family of three. This is likely our last opportunity to go somewhere before baby comes, and I doubt we'll be B&Bing it with an infant.

Unfortunately we have continued our tradition of taking rainy coastal holidays. It seems as if reserving a B&B is akin to doing a major rain dance. This has happened so many times I can't even tell you. This past weekend was no different, 50° or so, rainy, windy, blustery, awful. But we still got some alone time, that was nice! (And being away from home means you're not tempted to do chores.)

We had a good time just toodling around (in the cold rain), having fun at the aquarium, and eating chocolate covered bananas. And taking naps. And eating ridiculously unsensible breakfasts full of sugar.

And then came back on Sunday to a little, intimate baby shower, where we were positively spoiled. My aunt brought the hugest gift bag full of stuff from our registry, my grandmother gave the baby one of Vovo's (my great-grandmother's) rings, and our couch looked like a pink onesie explosion. I have never seen so much pink in my entire life. My kingdom for some blue or green!

But it was all very lovely and now our house is stuffed to the gills with picnic food. We are having people over again tonight to hopefully make a lot of it go away. The good thing about working with college students is that they are always hungry and will eat anything... so hopefully we can not only feed them lots and lots but get them to take home leftovers. Fun times!

My girl (I .hope. she is a girl after all of this pink!) is an early bird and tends to do an hour's worth of moving around 5am. She seems to have been discombobulated by our little holiday and decided to do her morning calisthenics at 3:30 instead. 3:30! We are doomed.


Blogger Co said...

Glad you got some alone time pre-baby. V. important. My parents were smart enough to take me to Jamaica in utero, where my mom found herself swimming with barracudas. (Not intentionally, but it could explain my childhood fascination with the ocean and sharks.)

Sorry it rained. I had a group of friends I used to go away with, and I don't know which one of us was the bad luck charm, but it always rained. Always. Every time.

Take care.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Lo said...

Co has forbidden us from trying to take getaway vacations in the winter because it snows.every.time. But I'm with is fun just to be away from the chores.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

The baby shower sounded wonderful!
We are on the other side of the state from Mystic, but are up there all the time since my parents live in Niantic, CT.
Sorry our state was raining and cold for your babymoon. When that baby gets here, you'll cherish that rainy, cold alone time! LOL

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Thanks, guys. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is cursed with vacations! We are the Queens of Rainy Weekends! (Ugh.)

Holly, where in CT do you live? We're in Western MA, so probably not too far! :)

11:27 AM  

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