Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cruise Pictures

I promised pictures and here they are...

This is a group shot of all of us at a resort in Mazatlan, Mexico. (above)

C and I at dinner on the ship. (above)

Last day on the ship waiting to disembark. (above)

We really had a great time. Thanks to all our friends for making it a memorable vacation.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm Back!

We got back super late last night from our fun filled vacation. We spent the first few days hanging out in Long Beach, CA before boarding the cruise ship on Sunday. I was a little nervous about cruising pregnant and let's just say, we probably won't be cruising while I'm pregnant again - if we can help it. I had a great time, we all did. I just felt really sick half the time and couldn't do much. C says I'm not really fun anyway, but I was especially not fun on this trip. The days we spend in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta were a blast. We spent some time on the beach, C went parasailing, I ate a Mexican Popsicle... overall - it was fun. The days on the ship, however, were not quite as fun.

I will hopefully get some pictures uploaded here in the next day or so and you can see our fun filled adventure vacation. But first let me tell you a story... a very embarrassing one. And I'm only doing this because I don't normally get embarrassed, but this day will be one I'll never forget.

It's Saturday night, the last night of our cruise. The ship was really rocking and rolling so I went to bed while the others we were with went to a comedy show. I was lying in my bed thinking, "I am going to throw up, it's just a matter of time." Within a few minutes, I was on the bathroom floor with my face in the toilet throwing up everything I had eaten for the past 7 days (so it felt). But the worst part is that I have lost a lot of control in my stomach muscles from being pregnant and the pressure on my bladder from throwing up caused me to need to go to the bathroom. But I couldn't stop throwing up, so there I am crouched down throwing up and peeing my pants at the same time. There was nothing I could do, I couldn't hold it in... nothing. Talk about humiliating. At 27 years old, I still wet my pants.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We're Cruising

Thanks everyone for the great pregnancy advice. Popsicles and jolly ranchers seem to be helping, as well as Sonic Happy Hour slushes. I discovered the new Lemon Berry flavor this week and it's amazing!

I am leaving on Friday for a fun filled vacation and couldn't be more excited. What is it about vacations that are so exhilarating? My dad would say it's the anticipation leading up to the actual trip. In fact, he usually has a trip countdown on his desk top to look at every day. I enjoy the whole thing. I love being somewhat disconnected from what's going on in the world, no cell phones, no computers, no TV. And even though those things generally fill up the majority of time throughout my day - the cruise ship is filled with fun like all the food you could ever imagine, swimming pools, ping pong (a personal favorite), tennis courts, game rooms and a library. Yes - I do make the occasional trip to the library and browse the collection of books on a cruise ship.

We will be enjoying this vacation with some great friends who we don't get to see very often. I imagine C and his friend, J - sitting in the shade protecting their precious skin from the damaging rays of the sun discussing things like financial investments, C's plans after Law School, and whatever else the future may hold. All the while J's wife, K and I will be lounging by the pool, drinking lemonade and discussing the more interesting facets of life such as... babies, waxing, shopping, and reality TV. After all - isn't that what vacations are all about?