Well, I have been back in TN for a few days and I think I'm finally rested from our vacation and work.
Mike and I flew up to NYC last Friday for a little 4 day weekend. We were hungry when we landed in Charlotte and started walking to our new gate in search of food. Luck was on Mike's side because our next flight happen to be leaving right by Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, Mike's favorite burger joint. Mike felt like he was in a dream as he sat in first class, had a few free beer and chowed down on his Bad Daddy's!
We checked into the Westin and got upgraded to an amazing suite. These are the perks of traveling so much! We explored the city, grabbed a bite to eat and then got some sleep.Saturday morning we enjoyed our hotel breakfast and then as we were still laying in bed, Mike got to feel Anderson kick for the first time! Such a sweet moment that I'll never forget.
After getting ready, we hit the pavement and shopped for hours. Mike was such a trooper and let me go to any store I wanted and carried my bags all around the city (Rick Jr and I love it). I finally own some maternity clothes and Anderson got a great start on his wardrobe!
After some NY pizza and Crumbs cupcakes (I know, we were fat kids), we went to see Mary Poppins. This wasn't Mike's first choice but I promised him that it would be worth it. It was so good and I enjoyed every second of it.Later that evening, we headed to a "Carolina" restaurant to eat dinner and watch the UNC vs Duke game. Since Mike saw Mary Poppins, it was the least I could do.
By the time we got back to the hotel, my legs were so tired and I was ready for sleep!
Sunday morning we woke up early and headed to the TODAY SHOW!! This has been on my bucket list for probably my entire life. As luck would have it again, we stood in exactly the right spot and got on the show a few times. Jenna Wolfe and Carl stood directly in front of us and even stopped and chatted with me for a few minutes.
The rest of the day was spent doing "tourist" things...central park, ground zero, statue of liberty and battery park. We met our friends, Ben and Becca, for lunch near central park and it was great to catch up on life.
By Sunday evening, I was exhausted. We decided to walk as much as possible instead of using the subway or taxis. In the end we only used 2 taxis and walked our little hearts out. Probably a good thing since we didn't eat particularly healthy. We ended Sunday with a really nice dinner and talked about all we have going on during the next few months.
Monday morning, Mike headed to the airport and I headed to the office. I stayed in NYC until Thursday and had a great time meeting my new hires and hanging out with my teammates.
It is always nice to get away with Mike because it surely won't be as easy in the future. Here's to hoping Anderson likes to travel as much as we do because we're already planning his first trip!!
Because I am tired of everyone nagging me, here's the one and only "belly" picture that I will probably share. Here I am at 21 weeks. I do have a bump, you just can't tell as much in this picture. Not only has my pooch gotten bigger, but so have my legs, hips and butt.