Well...for a very long time that is.
Josh and I have planned a mini-getaway before baby girl comes. Technically I will be full term next week - during his spring break - and he had mentioned going away somewhere: places like Branson or Lake of the Ozarks. But I just didn't want to be too far just in case. He also said we could take the kids and make it a family thing, but knowing me, I know that after baby girl gets here, I won't be going out with my husband for quite a while (because I exclusively nurse and don't pump...not that I couldn't...not that I couldn't use formula for a night out...I'm just really bad at leaving newborns...or, umm...three month olds...yeah, maybe even six month olds).
So anyway, my parents and his parents are helping with kiddos, and we are going to St. Louis for an extended, overnight date.
We will check in to the DoubleTree by Hilton in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.
After we settle in, take a nap, lounge around for a bit, we'll head out to The Melting Pot where we have reservations for dinner.
I've never been there, so this should be fun!
Next we'll go see The Hunger Games at the Chesterfield Mall. Josh read the series of books, and he thought it was great (one of my close friends also read it and is gaga about it...so hopefully this will be a great movie).
After the movie we'll probably go back to the hotel and crash. Or watch tv...you know, something exciting like that. Maybe I'll watch the news or state up late (for me) and watch Letterman!
I'm guessing I won't be able to sleep in the next morning because it's just not in my genes! I'm too much of a morning person, but it will be nice to just relax and have a slow-paced morning. There is an IHOP close to our hotel, and I can't think of a better way to spend the morning than to start it off right with IHOP!
After breakfast I'm not sure what we'll do. We might go to the mall...I still need to find a "going home" outfit for baby girl, and I think Josh would like to find some new clothes for work. We'll just mosey around, nothing much, but much needed time alone together before our life changes with a newborn.
I am excited to do this. I can't wait to meet my baby girl and for our family to grow, but I know that it's hard to be just me and Josh when family dynamics change. At least for a while anyway.
"Sweet, an overnighter! Don't get knocked up!"
Don't worry, friend-of-mine-who-likes-to-give-me-crap. I'll try not to! :)
Did you have a "last date" before a new baby arrived?
An Opportunity to See More Clearly
6 hours ago