Paul and I spent last weekend on a little downtown San Diego stay-cation. Originally when we talked about taking a weekend we had big plans. Seattle! Palm Springs! Somewhere far! And then we decided to just keep it simple and stay near home. We ended up at the Andaz in the Gaslamp and because we NEVER go to the Gaslamp, it felt like we were in a completely different location...that we could Uber to. Staycation win for sure.
As Elise and Paul vacations tend to go, this was pretty chill. Good coffee, good dinners, lots of walking (the Fitbit never sleeps), crossword puzzles and so. much. football. We didn't get to catch either of our college games, but we watched a lot anyway and saw a few good ones.
We also seriously missed our girl (who was home with Grandma and Aunt Kristen) and spent most of the time away talking about her and this new little one who's going to arrive in the next few weeks. We're at that place. That really great place where things are clicking for our family and we've got the routine DOWN. It feels insane to throw a newborn into the mix, but it also feels like exactly the right thing to do. This is our last baby. She's the final piece of our family puzzle and we are so excited to meet her (and equally excited to savor these last few weeks as three as well).
I've said this before and I'll say it again, but when given a choice, always choose to have a baby when your partner is NOT deployed to a foreign country. ;) It's amazing how different (and better) it is to have Paul home for this experience.