I was supposed to compete in a pretty intense relay race a couple of weeks ago. I would be leaving Ada for two full days, and running, with a team of 12, over 100 miles. Scott and I signed up for AND paid for this race while I was still prego. Little did I know the anxiety it would cause me. I thought for sure I would be okay to leave Ada with our good friends. I would just pump when I needed to, and that was that. However, just weeks before the race, I realized that not only was I physically not ready to run longer than 2 miles at a time, but I was not emotionally ready to be away from Ada for that long. I was talking to my sister about it, and it so happened that the same weekend of the Ragnar, her hubby was going out of town. So, it worked out perfectly. I dropped out of the race, found a replacement (of course with the help of the other racers), and headed to Michigan (Scott dropped out too. He was not about to spend two full days without me with a bunch of other women!).
My awesome and adorable niece, Anna. Poor thing had to put of with two crying babies whenever we got in the car. She was right in between Lukie and Ada. The babies would build off of each other. One would start crying and the other would shortly follow the other's lead.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Well, for me, it was going to the Midnight showing of New Moon. Juls and I had an absolute blast, and our babies did amazingly (Brian watched them for us), but getting home after 3 meant my baby would be hungry, which she was, so I didn't get to bed until after 4. The next day was long and it's not like you can just go take a nap whenever you feel like it. So worth it though!
Diet Coke was a must and the popcorn was just a want. I ate almost all of the popcorn by myself (It was a large).
Juls brought along some of her friends. I had a good time getting to know them a little.
Overall I was pleased with the movie, however, there were the most annoying girls sitting next to me. They were obviously not New Moon lovers and would laugh and snicker during any part of the movie. At one point I said rather loudly, "What was so funny about that!?" My sister nudged me and I later thought I should be careful what comes out of my mouth. I don't think fighting is something I should be participating in!
Juls and Brian spoiled me rotten. They took me to all of their favorite restaurants. We even sat right next to Clive Owen. Actually, let me change that around. He sat next to us. Of course we did not talk to him though.
Juls and I really wanted to work on some projects (crafts and stuff) and Anna would ask if she could work on a project too! She is great at coloring.
Julie let me sleep in her bed so I could have Ada right there with me. One night Anna came in the room cause she had a bad dream, and was confused cause I was in her parents bed and they were not. I told her to jump in with me and later learned, the hard way, that she sleeps all over the place. At one point her legs were over the top of mine. Needless to say, I did not sleep the best that night! I didn't mind though.
Ada struggled while in Michigan. She was so gassy and uncomfortable that I found myself holding her for most of the time. At one inconsolable time, I stripped her down and put her in the bath. She calmed down and enjoyed the warm water.
All Juls wanted to do was snuggle with Ada but she would not have it. She was so fussy that Juls got her in increments. Oh well, we still have Christmas.
Thanks again for the awesome time Juls and Brian. I had a blast. See ya soon!