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.