So I'm gonna try to make it a not so rambly recap of our getaway (since I know I can do that from time to time). The flight there was great! A nice smooth ride. I was pretty nervous not only because the whole "You shouldn't travel at 28 weeks" comments I got from certain people (I'm looking at you men at work who have never been pregnant themselves!) so even though my OB and nurse practitioner have given me the green flag (just know where your closest hospital will be just in case), I was still a bit nervous. Not to mention the fact that I am the most motion sensitive person in the WORLD (it's a fact. It's been proven), and I've never ever flown without Dramamine. The flight went great, nice and smooth and I actually was assigned a seat next to my one and only (cause I would have thrown a fit if I wasn't), and another girl about my age who was also pregnant. She was 20 weeks and it was fun exchanging little tid bits, and fears of mamahood.
After getting our super sonic dodge caliber, it was off to our cush hotel. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Denver and it was so nice. I'm a snob when it comes to beds and bathrooms and this one did not disappoint. I always do a little hop up on the bed once I get into a hotel to see if it's up to par, so I didn't get a shot of it without wrinkles on the sheets, but oooo la la, mama like.
The views were awesome (the pics just don't do justice), and the room was very comfortable. When Nick and I checked in, we were informed there was a 'Gamers Convention' in town! I kid.you.not - grown adults, kids of all ages, women and men, were dressed as their favorite Sci-Fi and gaming character from head to toe. We even saw a Mario and Luigi walking around. Oh and Nick and I were fortunate to have witnessed a few Star Trek fans having their own little battle with homemade Bat'leth's. Don't know what these enchanting weapons are? Feast your eyes upon THIS
After catching up with Nicks mom (and devouring a much appreciated home cooked meal, we called it a late (for us early birds) night and headed back to our love nest for the weekend.
Saturday was busy busy. We were planning on heading up to Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs for the day and visit the Garden of the Gods, but Nick and I both got cold feet. I called my pediatrician's office to make sure traveling up to such a high elevation (in a non pressured transportation like I did in an airplane) would have any negative impacts. I got off the phone with another green light, but a very stern warning to 'BE VERY CAREFUL'. So Saturday morning Nick said he made the executive discussion to skip on Pikes Peak so it wouldn't be in the back of our minds and worry about Troy's well being. Instead we headed downtown with the MIL and went to see the King Tut exhibit that was in town, and did grabbed some lunch, scooped out good 'wining and dining' spots for that night, and walked around for some window shopping. Denver is one of the cleanest downtown's I've seen and they have a very cool downtown mall with fun shops. Walking around, we ran into several zombies <----- yup, you read that right. We ran into zombies; people were dressed in full makeup and zombie wear meeting in a centralized place. That would NOT be the last we saw of the living dead wannabes. The love machine decided on a place I saw downtown called Willie G's . If you live or go to the Denver area and are looking for a specical occasion dinner with your lovey, or even a special girls dinner, I recommend it. Right away we were impressed - great service (the waitress recommended me a fun preggy cocktail so I wouldn't be stuck with water), delicious food ( As you can see, I love me some shrimp cocktail), and great atmosphere.
Since Nick and I love to people watch, we couldn't have had better seats. They were also great seats if you loved to zombie watch. Dun dun duuuun! There they were, the zombies! Except there were soooo many more than we had previously seen in the day time (duh Karli, they come out at night full force). It was so much fun to see these kids, teens and adults just walking up and down the streets acting as if they were the real deal. I'm assuming there was some sort of a zombie crawl or event going on that night (or maybe that's how Denver people are and us Californians are just not hip to the craze?) Thank you Willie G's for providing a great atmosphere for my hubby to take me out for a fun night on the town!
We are just going to totally and completely skip the Sunday recap because Broncos lost - bad. But enjoy the pics of when there were smiles during the day :)
Monday it was off we went and boy was it eventful. About 30 minutes into the flight the flight attendant gets on the loud speaker "Attention passengers, if we have any medical professionals or doctors on the flight, please push your call button, we need someone to assist another passenger on board". Some old old old (did I mention old?) man was having signs of a heart attack, so back into the turbulent (TO THE EXTREME!!) weather we went to Denver to land to get this man to a doctor. On the way back down to land --Troy was a jumping bean and I don't mean that in a cute way whatsoever! As soon as we landed I asked the oh so snobby flight attendant for some ginger ale because I wasn't feeling well at all. No big deal, right? It's not like I told her I was going into labor, I was just mentioning how I was nausea's from the turbulence. Before we took off the 2nd time, the same attendant came up to me and said in the most unsympathetic voice "Are you doing okay honey? Other passengers asked me to ask how the pregnant woman was doing because they don't want to have to turn around and land again". REALLY?! People are saying that? Well they can all suck it! SOOOOO sorry I get motion sick and this is the 1st time I've flown sans nausea meds! At least that's what I wanted to stand up and say. With ginger ale in hand, off I went back into the air with even WORSE turbulence than before. My poor Troy, he was bouncing all over and it was making his mommy soooooooooo sick. I couldn't even wait to get to the bathroom, I reached in the front of my seat to the barf bag, and let it all out. All meaning the blackberry scone from Caribou Coffee. I had gathered quite the audience, which my knight and shining armor took care of by either verbally telling passengers to mind their own business or shielded me the best he could. Now, I'm not insensitive by any means, so when I could reach the bathroom, I did my business in there as to not disturb other passengers, but there were a couple times I just didn't have time to get to it. Moral of the story? Do not fly into Denver or any turbulent zone while pregnant (or not on Dramamine).
So that was our trip -- we loved every second of it (other than the disturbing game on Sunday). Even the nausea's plane ride on the way home was worth the trip.
Some other random belly pics :)