37 Weeks: Weekend “Getaway”

I come to you fully refreshed.

After the old hospital scare, I knew I needed to clear my head. Normally, when I really need to get myself in a better mindset, I head out of town for a quick getaway. But I’m not allowed to travel anymore at this point in my pregnancy, even by car, so my options were limited.

A staycation was definitely in order.

Tim and I booked a room at the Hyatt in Old City, packed our bags and headed out on Saturday.

But first, a surprise! My birthday is tomorrow, so on our way to the hotel, Tim stopped off at my favorite jewelry store, Halloween. The store is amazing: every corner is filled to the brim with sparkly things.

I scored some awesome gold cameo posts.

And a little fish necklace!

Upon arrival to the hotel, we surveyed our room. Undoubtedly cheesy, yet clean and very spacious.

And complete with a view of the city.

As soon as we set our bags down, Tim busted out with surprise number two. Flowers! He smuggled them (and a vase) into the room in his duffle bag.

Next was a trip to the pool.

And yes, I wore a bikini at 37 weeks pregnant. And yes, I’m actually posting a picture of it here. You gotta own it, right?

Post swimming, we ordered room service. Look at that spread. Also, check out those two bottles O’Douls! Hilare.

After that we spent the rest of the night watching TV, reading and talking about how grateful we were to have this one last romantic weekend before our family grows from two to three.

The next day, there was yet another birthday treat in store for me—a massage at a cute spa in Old City.

Then a late lunch at a little garden cafe.

And with that, our Staycation Of Awesomeness was complete.

I came away from the weekend feeling very spoiled, loved and rejuvenated. It was exactly what I needed. I so appreciated the time with Tim, and had I not had that hospital experience, I don’t think we would have been motivated to make the weekend happen. The hospital was good for something at least!

So now I am ready. Ready to face the rest of the pregnancy with a clear head and a calm heart. Ready to meet our beautiful, healthy little girl.

…Whenever she decides to come.

6 thoughts on “37 Weeks: Weekend “Getaway”

  1. Tanya,

    Your ‘Little Fish’ is actually a very large fish — do you realize that??? I love the picture in the bikini! I wish you a very happy birthday. Your year will be filled with such amazing experiences. I am so excited for you and Tim. Love, Auntie Susie

  2. what an amazing opportunity!!! happy early birthday and you go girl for rockin the bikini! yippeee on every level, lol

  3. What an amazing day–go Tim! Also, can’t wait to hear the good news & congrats on making it to 37 weeks: that’s full-term, right??!! Also, I agree, you ROCKED that bikini!


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