Monday, January 18, 2010

Notes to Self

After a sleepless night (due to pregnancy) I concocted a brilliant idea. My sister after one brief day at home was readmitted to the hospital and was feeling more than a little down.

Me (at 5:30 am) Wednesday: Hey, I was thinking. Do you want to go see Megan this weekend.

Doug (sleepy): Sure.

Me: We just have to find somebody to watch the dogs.

Doug: I hadn't thought of that yet.

Me: Well, I was thinking we could get a hotel with a pool and let the kids play, see Megan, maybe Jim and Marley would come over and swim with us.....

Doug: Sure, you work it out, babe. Love you.

(Exit Doug)

Me: I should ask him for more things when he first wakes up.

Me: Zzzzzzzzz


After two crazy days of planning, packing, running Beast and the boy to my parents (the dogs), cleaning house*, packing, finishing school for the week, we are headed to the cold, snowy state of Michigan.

*Thanks, Mom, for instilling in my the fear I will die on the road and someone will have to come clean up my home after I'm dead. It has served me well. Love you!

I, being pregnant in mind as well as body, remembered the underwear, diapers, clothes and forgot all shampoo, body washes, and random other things have decided to write a few notes to self that would have been helpful before the trip.

1. When pregnant, never buy a bathing suit in a pattern that looks like a picnic table cloth. Every time you put it on you will feel as though you are bringing the watermelon to the picnic.

2. Painted toes go a long way toward helping you feel better about the above situation. Why, I have no clue. (Any help on this one ladies?)

3. When visiting a hospital with four children under the age of 7 it helps to have a wonderful strong man who is willing to play patty-cake and make little girls giggle.

4. Watching your kids play in the pool is so much fun.

5. Watching your son get a well deserved dunking is also fun.

6. Chocolate milk and powdered sugar donuts are a wonderful pregnancy snack.

7. Sparkly shoes are a girl's best friend, giving your child a camera can result in some great pictures, babies in bathing suits are one of the cutest things on earth, if you're going to wear a hat with your bathing suit - wear it with pride.

8. For the love of all that is good in life, do not ever think it's a good idea to see how well your toddler does sleeping in a "big girl bed" for the first time in a hotel.

9. Remember hotels do not plan for more than two people in a room. Save yourself the trouble and ask for towels and the multiple items you forgot on the way up to the room.

10. Fights over who gets to push what elevator button are inevitable. So is Mommy's patience wearing thin. Plan for these things, take many, many deep breaths and remember soon you will be back in your own comfy bed. Once there, try to sleep. As fun as the weekend was (and it really was), a repeat in the near future is not good for anyone's health.


Laura said...

"Me: I should ask him for more things when he first wakes up." hahaha that's funny!

Okay, first of all...look at your belly!! I love it, so cute! And yes, something changes a girl when her toenails are painted, it's great. :)

Looks like everyone had fun in the pool. Glad you're back home your own bed. :)


Brandi said...

Awww, I hope your sis is doing better. I hate that she had to go back to the hospital.

Totally laughed about the elevator buttons! Mine do the same thing. OMW! It's an argument waiting to happen every time.

Look at that baby bump! It's cute as can be (even in the picnic suit)! ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

isn't that funny that when we take little trips I can relate to all the things you listed except the pregnant belly...cause I haven't had one for 5 years now:) But the rest were spot on.
Painted toes do make everything better.
I always forget something I need to go buy or borrow from the hotel front desk. ugh.

Marley's Mama said...

LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!! It was great to see you, and great for my health! Love you!

Mom said...

Sorry about the clean house legacy, honey. However, did you make sure everyone had on nice underwear - with no holes in them? (that's the one my mom always told me....never know if you're going to end up in the ER....)