Posted by Mandy | Posted in baby boy, challenges, daddy, life as mommy, photography | Posted on 27-03-2012
We’re back from our mini trip! It’s been quite an exciting, exhausting and fun weekend. We went to the Washington coast and stayed in a nice little hotel called Ocean Crest Resort. The view from our room looked quite like this:
In fact, this is the sunset that was going on when we arrived late Saturday night:
If you’re ever going up to the Washington coast, I greatly recommend it. The rates were cheap, the rooms were clean and spacious (with a mini kitchen!), and the view was priceless! We got really lucky with the weather too – there wasn’t a speck of rain until we left on Monday. In fact, we were so spoiled by the weather that our trip to the coast awarded us with this sky:
Now that I have you sufficiently jealous, let’s talk about how the trip actually went! This was our first time taking the bean on an overnight trip, and since we had been alternating sleep schedules up until that point, we also decided to put them back together to have more time together. I mean, who wants to be alone for 8 hours unable to go anywhere when you’re on vacation?! Besides, even though Logan has some night wakings here and there again, he sleeps decently well overall.
The car trip to the coast went pretty well. Logan took a 40-minute nap, and was awake and mostly amiable for the rest of the car ride. I had some of his favorite toys lined up in his reach, and he was content grabbing onto them.
We wanted to go out for dinner after we’d arrived, but as it turned out, most restaurants closed at 8pm. Thankfully, we found a grocery store that was on the verge of closing and ran in to grab a DiGiorno pizza and some drinks. Phew! Hunger crisis averted. We threw it in the oven and hung out with the little guy until his bedtime. He fell asleep pretty well, but he was up a few times at night – which isn’t a biggy, but since it was the first time I was sleeping in the same room as my baby since he was a few weeks old, I had trouble sleeping myself. I kept expecting him to wake up at any point, and I was wide awake with every tiny noise he made.
So in the morning, I was sufficiently dead, as well as my husband who’d just done a complete 180 with his sleep schedule. Still, we dragged our butts out of bed and went to a Casino Resort to grab some breakfast!
We’d actually meant to take a small stab at the slot machines, seeing as neither of us have ever gambled and it seemed like a fun way to pass some time, but it turns out you can’t go into a casino with a sleeping 5-month old strapped to your chest in an ergo. I suppose this is common sense, but we hadn’t really thought it would raise an issue. So instead, we decided we’d go check out the beach… but the breeze was strong and Logan was shivering in the ergo when we got close to the beach, so we turned around and instead decided to drive onto the beach so I could take some pictures, then go home to grab some naps.
That is to say, both my guys grabbed some naps and I held the fort. Logan was only out for about 30 minutes and, in fact, hasn’t napped well since then, even though we’re back home now.
Thankfully, we did go to eat dinner that night and had an enjoyable rest of the night together. Hubby turned in early and I brought the little guy to bed at his normal time, then hit the pillows myself. Surprisingly, he didn’t wake up at all that night until about 6am, at which point hubs was up to take care of him, so I could get some decent enough sleep. Once I was up, we packed our belongings and got ready to head home.
We made a few stops on the way home, including one at the State Capital…
And there you have it. Since then, we’ve just been adjusting to our new sleep schedules & Logan did an amazing job sleeping in his own room last night! I was so proud of my little guy. Speaking of, he just woke up from his nap so I better cater to his needs.
I’ll see you in the next few days with a 5-month update!