For the first time ever, I left Ian overnight. Actually, it was for three nights. I dropped him off at a friend's house (Thanks, Mary L!!!) and made the drive to Topsail Island, North Carolina. My mom was coming later that night to watch Ian and Jim was in the middle of a super busy rotation, but was able to do bath time with Ian most nights.
I spent the weekend with four other friends at our friend Joi's spectacular beach house. We got in late and pretty much just hit the sack. I woke up to this view in the morning, after waking up in my own time and at my own pace. What a glorious blessing.
I felt like a whole new woman, wife, and mama. The trip did wonders.
The next day I had a follow-up ultrasound for our sweet baby. I didn't get the results right away and was a bit frustrated by the whole experience. Fortunately, though I was teary and flustered, Ian reminded me of the simple joys of life by facilitating play time in the leaves!!! It was a blast and he had me laughing.
Ian: "Where Ian go?"
Me: "I don't know. Where did Ian go?"
Me: "Is he under the trampoline?"
Me: "Is he in the garden?"
Me: "Is he in the chicken coop?"
Ian: "In da leeeeeaves!!!!"
So much fun, that kid.
Whew!! So, so relieved. I think it's time to play in the leaves again. This time, I won't be nearly as distracted and weepy!
And let's channel the relaxed woman that returned from the beach on Sunday ;)