Monday, May 4, 2009

We did it!

Not sure I will do it again...

: )

Hulk and I left on Friday night and made our trip up to Saco, ME. The place we stayed at was beautiful - right across the street from the beach. It was a sort of dormitory, so we were put in a room by ourselves - but with 2 bunk beds and barely enough space for the pack and play - but I made it work. All the friends I met up there were a lot of fun, and the first night, he went to sleep pretty well - went down around 8, got up at 4 for a bottle and then slept again until 7.

Saturday the weather was BEAUTIFUL and we sat outside and knit, did a little yoga on the beach, and went for a few walks. Hulk was wonderful, smiling with everyone, napping on and off - really enjoying himself! I was thinking how my baby was the most perfect baby in the universe. One of the women that was up there with us was also pregnant, so we made a trip to a consignment shop which was suggested to me by Baby Smiling in the BackSeat - and that place is great! I got a few new to me shirts and so did my friend.

Things kind of started to go downhill on Saturday night. Hulk was tired and so was I. I brought him to bed at 8, and we fell asleep - but he managed to wake up every. single. hour. the entire night. And because we were in these dorms, with thin walls - I really couldn't just let him fuss... because that would wake everyone else up. It was brutal. Finally, around 5, I brought him into the tiny twin bed with me and cuddled him to sleep... where he slept until 8 (and I lost all feeling in my right side). Sunday morning, we drove home, and I haven't been so happy to see Aaron in a long time! I fed Hulk his lunch, and we went upstairs to bed and both napped for about 2.5 hours.

Hulk is still having trouble sleeping (I'm thinking it's the end of his cold that is bugging him when he sleeps)... but at least we were home, and Aaron switched him to the swing, and he happily slept for 5 hours. It was a fun trip - but pretty much made it clear that doing this the last week of July for a full week is insanity. So I'm going to cancel that trip and just hang out at home and relax.


Jen said...

Ooh, the every hour wake-ups are brutal. I'm glad you made it!

Beautiful Mess said...

I'm glad you had fun, even though Hulk was a little party animal all night. Those are tough nights, but you totally got through it! Glad you're home and happy.

Carrie27 said...

Glad you all had a good time.

Add in that you'll be much more pregnant at that point in July, and snuggling with him in a twin bed, just might not be possible ;)

Jen said...

Sleep is a never-ending battle it seems. Pre-baby I always thought that once they slept through the night one time it would always happen. Adjusting my expectations has been so tough.

Lucia said...

Miss B was 4 months old for her first Maine vacation. As soon as we got up there 1) she started teething (she had a couple of teeth already) 2) everyone came down with a bad cold. She categorically refused to sleep more than a few minutes unless she was in bed with me -- I'd lay her down next to me and her eyes would instantly close. Not at all conducive to my sleeping, and I wasn't even pregnant.

Cassandra said...

Knitting outside, yoga on the beach, handling everything on your own, all good.

Glad that despite the sleep problems there were enjoyable parts of the trip!

Kristina said...

I have a random question for your random bullets day:

I know you didn't find out the gender for Hulk, since you are carrying two this time, will you find out the genders?