Our Weekend Away

I had visions of sharing stories of how wonderful our weekend away was.

Honestly, it was great.  It was so nice to see our friend’s new home, to enjoy their great hospitality, to go for a beautiful evening walk, and to visit with an amazingly inspirational blogger friend.

But, would I do it again?  No, not anytime soon.

Baby MPB did not handle the drive there well.  Our drive was 4 hours longer then it would have been before Baby MPB.  Listening to a baby scream inconsolably is never fun.

Baby MPB did not sleep well at all.  He’s pushing through another tooth which now means we are in for a string of bad nights.  Which means no-one in the house slept well, I felt so bad for our friends.  Again, listening to a baby scream inconsolably is never fun.

Baby MPB did not handle the drive home well.  See above for the explanation.

Then today, while driving with potential client, my car got a flat tire.  On a 6 lane highway.  Ya, not fun.  And while getting my flat tire repaired it was determined that it was time for all new tires (we knew this was coming but thought we had another month or two).  Then, upon inspection, my rear breaks were at 2% – clearly not safe.  So, $1300 later, my car should be in working order tomorrow.

Then, I realized I managed to forget my books at our meeting so I had to find a way to get back to get them.  Not an easy feat without my own car.

And then, my computer died.  As in, never going to work again, not worth the money to fix.  And being self-employed we have no choice but to fix the problem immediately or lose income – another $800 bill.  Needless to say the rest of my day/evening was spent trying to get the new computer up and running.

So, I fully acknowledge that the non-driving days of our weekend away were great.  But, right now I seem more focused on the fact that the nights were miserable, the driving days were horrible and my return to work today went rather poorly.

I’m not saying we’ll never go away again.  In fact, I suspect we’ll do it sooner then either of us expect because the good parts of this weekend will be what we remember in 6 months time.

But all this said, if there is a god out there, please, make this teething pain stop.  I need sleep again.  And Baby MPB could probably do without the pain!

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15 Comments on “Our Weekend Away

  1. Ugh! That is a lot on your plate all at once. And a lot out of your wallet all at once. We do not have good nights when we travel with the baby either. She just doesn’t do well sharing a room with us so it does make it more difficult. Hopefully next time it does better!

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  2. Oh no!! I’m sorry you had rough travel and rough nights while you were away. I’m glad your days were fun though! Hopefully now that your car and computer are fixed, you won’t have any more expensive fixes to make. As for baby…I know his teething won’t stop any time soon, so I hope that he gets through the rest of it in a little less pain than he’s in right now! I have no suggestions as to how to help this, as I haven’t been there yet. I do know about frozen teethers, baby Anbesol gel, and a friend used some sort of teething necklace that she swore by. Don’t know if any of that will help, but good luck!

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  3. Ugh, I hear you. We visited the in-laws in Minnesota for a week while our little guy was getting his second tooth, and there was not much sleep had by anyone — which of course also made S a crankypants during the days as well. Plus plane flights with a sleep-deprived baby who does not nap well on the go. Misery. But just as you remember the non-driving days happily, the happy grandparents were worth all the misery, so we’ll probably do it again. I wonder when traveling with these little nuggets gets easier?!?!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this reads like a sitcom script. I’m so sorry you had such a rough return to work. Yikes! Hope it smooths out and you have a nice uneventful rest of the week!

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  5. Good for you for giving a long trip a try. Now you can say you tried it, it wasn’t ideal, and you know it’s best for you family to lay low for a while longer. Sorry to hear about your car and computer trouble… When it rains it pours… We found out we needed new tires a couple weeks before the baby was born, right around the same time we had to get both cats teeth pulled… Money is such a big stressor in everyone’s lives.

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  6. I feel you on this big time. Every time Catch wants to spend a weekend at her parents’ house, this is what happens. Screaming in the car, no sleep, teething (always, basically). It paints a cloud over anything positive that comes from the weekend! Try to hold tight to those positives!

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  7. Ugh, teething makes everything worse! We road trip 6 hours (took 8-9 until H was about 8 months old) quite often and I HATE IT. It puts me in such a foul mood bc I know that it’s going to be unpredictable, long and mess with his sleep schedule. I’m glad the days that you were there were nice, if nothing else!! I’m sure I’ve said this before but the night time baby orajel helped H so much. Hope you’re all sleeping again very soon!!!

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  8. Ugh. Sorry! IMO, traveling with infants is not fun. My husband refused to take our sons anywhere until they were over a year old, and it has only been recently that time away with them has started feeling remotely like a vacation (not entirely, but a little bit). My twin sons are 4.5. 🙂

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  9. You are so right listening to a baby cry inconsolably in the car is torturous. I do hope the tooth comes through soon. And sorry to hear about the car and computer. When it rains it pours?

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  10. Oh man…that is ROUGH! So sorry you’ve been through all of that! Really hoping it turns around soon. A friend of mine swears by this teething oil called Lil Punkin Butt Teething Oil. You can order it on Amazon. I’m about to get some myself for my 6 month old boys. Hang in there, mama! You’re doing amazing!!!

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  11. Eek, that sounds so stressful! You got through it though, so you are doing great! Here’s hoping little one’s tooth comes through soon and that there are no more expensive fixes on the horizon!

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