This is not a man-friendly post. It discusses the pregnant body, which I promise is not something you want to read about. I'd also like to say that in no way do I think anyone cares to read about my life in this much detail, but I am writing it all down for myself so I can be amused by it later in life. Peace out.
This was our last full day without Curtis. Kay and I put our boys in mother's day out and we went to the Trellis Spa at The Houstonian hotel for prenatal massages. It was so wonderful! It had definitely given us something to look forward to while our men were gone. Afterward, we had lunch at this neat restaurant we'd never take our kids to called Tiny Boxwood's. That name gets me tickled. The Lord gave us a table outside in the shade. I had the grilled cheese panini with pesto and it was incredible. We rounded out the afternoon with a trip to Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids. After I picked up Jackson from MDO we had the ice cream debacle at Sonic. We then went across the street to a frozen custard place and I delivered ice cream to my little man as promised. He loved it. However, the sugar high mixed with his lack of a nap that day at MDO made for an interesting evening. Bedtime arrived a little early at 6:30. But he slept till 7:30 the next morning, so he must have needed it!
Curtis came home! That evening we celebrated our family togetherness with a trip to a different DoubleDave's than we'd been going to since we moved. This one was a much better experience, as I didn't find myself totally distracted and depressed about being 4 hours away from the Hartsfields, who were our DoubleDave's buddies in Irving. If you have never been to DoubleDave's, you must try it.
Curtis took the day off. Jackson went to MDO. Curtis and I had a really great lunch at Chuy's (a Mexican restaurant). They have some AMAZING salsa there. I like it almost as much as Pappasito's. We spent the rest of our time together shopping for Jackson's new furniture. We didn't find anything that we (I) liked. I have my heart set on a bed from PB Kids, but I wanted to exhaust the other options before we buy it. After we picked up Jackson, the three of us went to see a kids movie. We thought we were seeing a movie about monkeys in space, but we ended up seeing Fly Me to the Moon, which is about...flies. Jackson did not stop asking for the monkeys the whole time. This was a 3D film and the Mister could not really be bothered to wear his glasses. Although for the five total minutes that he did wear them, he was the cutest thing I've ever seen. The movie was so horrible and the popcorn so very average that we left before it was over. All was not lost, however, as we played video games in the foyer before leaving.
Jacks and I were sad to say goodbye to Curtis in the morning, but this is real life and not fantasy world. Hubs was suffering some jat lag that afternoon, so we hung around the house. I made taco salad for dinner.
We drove out to the Woodlands to see if the PB Kids there had the bed I wanted on display. I would love to see it in person before we order it. I also needed some new support devices for my...self. Victoria's Secret is now dead to me, as their workers are not properly trained to handle desperate, slightly irrational, hormonal pregnant women who are having conflicted feelings about their changing bodies. So I tried the Soma store and I have to give major props to the saleslady there who bent over backwards to help me out. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that the worst part of dressing myself for pregnancy is not the large belly, but my other features which take on a life of their own. Help me, Lord Jesus.
We stopped at Baby's/Kid's First Furniture on the way home and may I just say that Curtis Jones is lucky I did not know about that place when we were buying Jackson's crib? Wow.
That night Curtis and Jackson had more taco salad while I made one of my favorite soups - roasted chicken and wild rice soup. (Curt is not a big soup eater, especially if it's not a cheesy soup.) I ate it in a bread bowl from HEB and it was divine. I took some to my friend Missy who had strep throat last week - poor thing. She blessed me in return with some chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. Oh my! If you are a baker, you should definitely make these. Thanks, Missy!
We went to church and were quite late because Pregnant Girl had some outfit drama. I am carrying this baby differently than I carried Jackson and it is really messing with me. Plus, I am missing three skirts and one pair of black pants from my maternity wardrobe and I now have 2 things I can wear to church besides jeans. And have I mentioned that the Boobs of Doom are taking over my life? Ugh! (Honestly, I fought a bad attitude the entire day. I'll just go ahead and admit that right now.) After church we met up with Michelle, a friend from college who was in town from DC. We also got to meet Katie, a Phi Lamb from A&M, who was delightful. I love college students and I miss being around them! After lunch at Pappasitos' we took naps. Last night we had our Dinner 8 group at my friend Allison's house. My mom is a rock star and took Jackson to Chuck E. Cheese so that we didn't have to take him with us. Later came our experience with the neti pot, which I have detailed here.
I am meeting up with Missy to go on a walk this evening. If Beckham is lucky I will take him with me. He helped himself to some of Missy's cookies the other night and his fat little behind needs to go on a walk. And after all the food I've mentioned in this post I see that I need it just as bad!