Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm a little crazy, but in a good way

When the Earl girl cousins first started throwing around dates for a reunion, I was planning on having a baby in October.  So September seemed perfect.  Finally, I could go to a reunion without having to bring along a baby.  And then it turned out I was not very good at math and I was due the week before the reunion was scheduled.

This reason alone is probably why I was so anxious to have Jude ASAP (that and pregnancy being extremely uncomfortable and all).  So when he was born only six days before the reunion, I thought my chances of getting to go were gone.

But then I came home from the hospital and sat around my house for 5 days while my mom handled everything.  And then I realized my mom was driving home.  And then I did a little logical thinking.  When my mom leaves, my activity level is going to increase.  I could stay home and pretend to rest while my children were either A) begging at my feet or, more likely, B) doing something naughty out of my reach, or I could hop in the car and continue my recovery time with some of my favorite people on the planet.

Hopping in the car for 5 hours a week after having a baby is not the most pleasant experience, but guys, seriously, it was totally worth it.

I spent the entire weekend sitting while my family entertained me.


I got to hand over my new little guy to his aunts every time  he wasn't hungry, and even a few times when he was hungry.  He got in some great naps laying on one of these ladies shoulders.
 
Plus I got to spend some time with Jules.  Every time we get time to chat, I find myself realizing how awesome I think she is and how perfect she is for Brad.  I like this whole new sister thing.

Funny Story:  So we took a little trip to Costco before heading up for the reunion and I had Jude in the sling (like I do in the picture below).  While in the checkout line, the lady in front of me turned around and asked, "What do you have in that little bundle of yours?"  "Umm... a baby?" I answered, very confused as to whether or not she was kidding, but she was genuinely shocked.  After looking at this picture, I kinda get why, he was still a pretty tiny thing.


It was such a fantastic weekend with all kinds of unforgettable moments.  I stayed up way too late and the flight home was all kinds of miserable but it was so very much worth it.


3 comments:

Lynette said...

Holy cow! Look at all the girls in your family! I am jealous!

Mindy said...

I'm so glad you went. I wish my cousins were as awesome as yours and we did something like this. ;D

David Earl said...

This is mom - So glad it worked out in spite of Jude not coming when we wanted/hoped/needed him to come which was Sept. 17th or 18th!(in case inquiring minds were wondering!)