Sunday, September 28, 2008

Panama City Beach, FL

Welcome back to reality! :(

Nate and I ventured down to PCB last week for one last vacation before Peanut joins us in the world! We call it the "calm before the storm." I was a little hesitant about being in the car 13 hours at ~7 months pregnant! After talking with Katie M, she quickly reassured me the drive wasn't bad pregnant and she thought it was a killer idea!! So, I told Nate, let's go for it!! We packed our suits, towels, sunscreen, and books and headed south for a little "2nd honeymoon" as Nate likes to call it!! Oh yeah, Nate reminded me to make sure to pack Peanut too! :) I told him that shouldn't be a problem this time around. She is pretty low maintenance! :)

We left at 5:30am Saturday morning and headed south! The drive actually went pretty quick until we had to get off I-65 and travel 3 hours on country bumpkin roads!! I was a little anxious to get there and you just can't go 70 on those roads to get there quicker!! We arrived to our bargain deal condo that was across from the beach!! It totally rocked!! We had a little "Studio" with a mini kitchen!!

Sunday through Wednesday we basically did the same thing -- Up at 5:30am, breakfast, Worked out (Nate ran the beach, I worked out in the fitness center), showered and "suited up", headed to the beach for a few hours, in for lunch, out to the pool for a few more hours, in for dinner and The O'Reilly Factor, and then to bed at 8:30pm! It may sound boring, but we thoroughly enjoyed reading, relaxing, and swimming!!! Peanut really likes the ocean and the pool! Maybe she will be a little swimmer like her mama!!

I LOVE READING on the beach!!! I have to say that I finished 3 books! One of which being a 250-page breastfeeding book!! Now how many of you can say that you took a breastfeeding book with you to FL on your last trip??? I bet I can count on one hand huh? It was a great book and very informative!! A lot more info than I ever thought I would need to know!!! Nate tells me that we are going to be "know-it-all's" in our Breastfeeding Class in November. Should we be that annoying couple that sits at the front of the classroom and answers ALL the teachers questions?? Those of you that know me well -- I would NEVER brown-nose would I??? :)

Below you will find some pictures from our little getaway!! I have to tell you now that I was not about to purchase a $50 maternity suit to wear for 4 days so I made due with what I had!!! You might want some sunglasses for my pasty white stomach!!

My "hunk" of a husband checking out the beauty of the ocean!

One of our sunset photo shoots! Does the outfit look familiar?

My new-found appreciation for beach umbrella's! However, I learned you still need to wear sunscreen while sitting under one b/c the light is reflected up from the sand!! My whole left side was bright red after 3 hours of sitting there!!

Yes, I am "that" tacky person on the beach in a bikini that probably shouldn't be!!! Who needs maternity suits?? My policy -- no need to cover up that baby bump! Wear it proud!!! I told you that you needed some sunglasses for that white belly! :)

The beautiful sunset from our balcony! How amazing!!

Nate sitting on a sailboat at the end of one of our many beach walks!! It isn't as easy walking on the beach at 7 months pregnant! The uneven surface will really do a prego-mama in with some quality back pain!!!

Hope you enjoyed some of our many pictures from our trip! :)

Back to the grind of daily life! :( Boo Hoo!!! Anyone know how many days left till I get to be a mom and stop working as a pharmacist for awhile??? (I know the "work" I am looking forward to will be harder than any day at the office -- but I can't wait for it!) All I can say is "Bring it On Baby!!!"

Allyson and Peanut


Anonymous said...

Aww, I loved this blog. I'm so glad you guys had a good time. I think it's great that you had a chance to spend some quality time together before the little one arrives. Hope you have a great week! ~Steff

Amy said...

I'm so glad that you got to go. When Jeff and I went to St. Petersburg in May we rediscovered our mutual love for reading. We had a BLAST just relaxing together on the beach. Great call taking some time to relax before the little one comes along!