Monday, November 20, 2006

Our weekend was really great. Friday night we saw my brother's play and it was outstanding. I was so proud of him.

The Bed and Breakfast was also good, although the night away from Emma didn't quite work out. I called to check on her at 10:00 and again a little after midnight, and both times they said she was doing great. The second time my brother said she was looking pretty tired so they'd probably go to bed soon. I hung up thinking the night was going to be a success. As I went to sleep I was really missing Emma and almost wishing that we'd brough her with us. At 3:52 a.m., I was awakened by my cell phone ringing. My poor parents and Emma were in their car on their way to the B&B. Apparently my dad had driven Emma around at 12:30 to get her to fall asleep. They put her to bed with my brother and all was well until 2:30, when she woke up. For the next hour, they tried everything to make her happy, but she just cried inconsolably and repeated, "I can't nurse without my mommy!" So they loaded her up and delivered her to us. Thankfully we were only about 25 minutes away. I met them outside and brought her in. I think I was almost as happy as she was to snuggle up together and go to sleep. The owner of the B&B was pretty surprised to see her in the morning! Kids under 12 are not supposed to be allowed to stay there, but the owner handled it well. For Christmas every year my mom and dad give us a night at a B&B to be used in the next year. We're thinking we'll try to use the next one before the baby comes, but meet up with my parents at midnight or so to get Emma back for the night.

I signed up to participate in a homemade ornament exchange with some friends. We're exchanging the ornaments sometime in early December. There are eight of us, and I assumed we'd each make one ornament and swap with one person in the group. Today I realized that we are all supposed to make one for each person. Yikes! I was already worried about finishing my Christmas knitting, and now I have to add these ornaments to my to-do list. I seriously need to get busy!

Today I am thankful that I have such wonderful parents who I can completely trust with my children.


Anonymous said...

I was thinking about you this weekend! Glad you got some alone time but oh how sweet she wanted to nurse and missed you. We love snuggling with Bethany too. I almost hate it when she does want to sleep in her bed. Your parents sound really great and loving. I didnt know b&b didnt allow children?? Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

pete said...

It's too bad your brother isn't worth mentioning as a good babysitter. She really couldn't have been cuter until 2:30.

mom said...

Peter's right. We had the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat cast party here and Emma was as charming as could be with all those teenagers!

Abbie said...

Maybe Emma should do day trips to Kirksville for now.
It is cute that she is so in love with her mamma.

Abbie said...

I got to see you and Emma today, but I still miss reading your blog!!