Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Realizing why babies and pastel colors go together

I know we still have a long way to go on the nursery, namely washing clothes and organizing everything, but it's so great seeing furniture in there. Every time I pass that room I stop, stand in the doorway and smile. It's such a relaxing setting for me. I can almost feel the endorphins rushing into my blood stream.

Which is good because the next few days are going to be absolutely hectic. We're leaving for my friend's wedding in Nebraska at 8 a.m. Thursday morning and in between then and now I have two more work shifts, a lengthy doctor's appointment and need to pack. Not to mention that as part of the bridal party, I'll be busy continually until our return flight leaves on Sunday.

The payoff is a few days in Chicago with Jerry next week. I'm calling it our "babymoon." It's much like a honeymoon, only instead, it's the last trip we'll get to take as a married couple without worrying about packing diapers and the other arsenal of crap little human beings require.

During our stay in the Windy City, Jerry will be turning 30. To celebrate, we've purchased Cubs tickets and will somehow round up "a big steak" somewhere.

In the meantime, I'm trying to get as much rest as I can in between tasks. And when I get too overwhelmed, I just step in the nursery and take a deep breath. I really love it in there.

15 comments:

Amy said...

Have fun in Chicago! And happy birthday to Jerry! ...That old man. Heh. Hey, I'm 20 I can say those things. :D

kristin said...

What a great way to celebrate your last few child free months. HaAve a great time!

Chelsea said...

Have fun! What part of Nebraska are you going to be in? And the babymoon sounds so cute!!

Timberly said...

Can't wait to see you!!!!!!!

julie said...

So was that belly you tried on a few months back fairly accurate?

Enjoy the wedding and your babymoon. And take a picture of the baby's room to take with you in case you need that endorphin kick while you're away from home.

Ray said...

Yes: that's what I think nursery's are meant for, to bring peace to one's life. And pastel colors are very soothing. Have a great time at the wedding and your "BabyMoon!"

Take care, Kelly.

Anonymous said...

While you are in Chicago you should DEFINITELY go to Gibson's or Hugo's Frog Bar (they are right next to each other) for awesome steaks. I was there while I was prego with #1 and it may have been the best meal I have ever had! They have a website http://www.hugosfrogbar.com/ or http://www.gibsonssteakhouse.com/

melinda hale said...

Gibson's Steak House is a must for Jerry - best in the city.

Have fun! And don't worry - if the clothes don't get washed, the world does not end... :)

Emilee said...

Have fun in Chicago! The "babymoon" sounds like a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Hello! As a Chicago resident I would like to welcome you to the "Windy City." I'm going to let you know now that weather here is unpredictable (I read 20% chance of rain and the next thing I know theres 69 mph gust of wind and its thundering). One day its hot and humid and the next day will be stormy so prepare for both weather!

Go to Millennium Park if you have a chance. I go there often to get my mind off things and to relax. You can also have a picnic if you like at the Pritzker Pavilion on the grassy area. Since their concert season is over people lay around and about.

Be careful with Chicago drivers. We are crazy and we can be assholes especially taxi drivers.

If you're planning to take our "lovely" public transportation, there are tons of construction going on around right now so expect delays. Delays also happen when some "mechanical problem" occur as well.

Ok that's enough advice! Happy Birthday to Jerry and enjoy your time here!

Leslie said...

How fun! My roommate is from Chicago. I love that city. It's pretty fantastic. Enjoy the wedding and your babymoon!

Shalini said...

Have a happy Baby Moon!

the plainsman said...

A great time to celebrate and remember. Your post exudes "HAPPY."

Kristin said...

Aww, cute.
Have fun in Chicago =]

-KrIsTiN-

Emmy said...

I live in Chicago so I guess I can give you a tip! lol

Joe's in downtown Chicago is also a very good place to get a steak dinner. I've eaten there without anything to complain about. And then if you two want to, you both could do a little birthday shopping afterwards, since downtown is where many of the snazzy shops are located.