After much debate and an emotional struggle, Bae and I finally took a baby-less vacation. It was our first time away from Nuri since she was born over three months ago. It’s always been one of us here with her while we run errands (two hours max) while one of her Glam-Mommas watches her. We really needed some time to relax and just have some fun, but scheduling that was extremely difficult.
We went one hour away to Philadelphia and stayed in the city so we would be close to all of the attractions. It took us forever to get out of the house and of course, we over packed but we still made it. After parking and check-in, we were offered complimentary drinks by the hotel manager. Sounds cute in theory, however, the drinks were disgusting and not worth me having to pump-and-dump, so after my first sip I ended up leaving my Moscow Mule right with the bartender who gave it to me. We went back to the room to freshen up and get cute for a “night out on the town.”
After dressing and my 20-minute photo session we
Can’t come to Philly and not get cheesesteaks, so we stopped at Ishkabibble’s a popular eatery with some bomb food. This is my second time here and we got there early enough that there was no line…score! We got our food went up the street to get some pizza, then back across the street to Dunkin for some hot chocolate. Feeling fulfilled with our dining choices, back in the Uber we go. I accidentally ordered an Uber pool and I definitely paid for it. We had to pick up not one not two but three other riders and the drivers car broke down (luckily only a block away) before we made it back to the hotel. An unnecessarily long cab ride later we are back at the hotel.
We enjoyed the all-star game as we do yearly and ate our now cold food, next thing I know it was morning. I didn’t realize how exhausted I was until that point. All of our elaborate plans to hang out turned into some much-needed rest. It’s the first time we had uninterrupted sleep since even before I gave birth. I had so much anxiety leaving my baby girl for the first time, but she was in good hands with my mom. I called every three hours until I fell asleep and my mom totally understood. I appreciate her for not getting annoyed at our excessive micro babysitting. I don’t see us doing this again for a few more months but it was definitely needed. I’m glad we forced ourselves to get a little break. I encourage all new parents to who have trusted childcare to take a break and do something for themselves, even if it’s only for a few hours.
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