Thursday, May 22, 2008

Big Bellies, Big Ankles, and The Big Apple

Preston and I just got back from a fun trip to New York City with our friends Judson and Amanda. We had a great time. I know what you're thinking...walking around New York City with a pregnant lady?...that sounds great. Try two pregnant ladies! was like Amanda and I were some freak show. People would stare and point us out. haha. But overall people were really nice to us. They let us use bathrooms that other people probably couldn't talk them into letting them use, people even gave up seats for us on the subway, etc.

Anyway, back to the trip. We did lots of site seeing, mostly from the top of a double-decker bus. I know it's so touristy but it was really fun! Probably my favorite part. We ate a lot, did lots of shopping, went to a Broadway show. The show we saw was Wicked (based on the Wizard of Oz). I absolutely loved it. I think I liked it better than the rest of my crew but that might be b/c I have read the book Wicked and grew up watching the W of O like every week. For a more complete run down of our trip you can read Amanda's blog.

I started to just leave my post at that but really that wouldn't be the whole story for me. I have to be honest. I had a hard time. I mean, we went to NYC when I was 32 weeks pregnant with Chase and I did fine. This time was different...and I'm only 29 weeks. I was a total wimp (not to mention I got dehydrated the very first day....but that's another story). Walking made my back hurt, legs ache, and ankles swell (pictured). I got sooooo tired. I complained a lot less than I wanted to but I'm sure I was annoying at times. Thanks for putting up with me Judson and Amanda and especially Preston! (Oh and Amanda did totally fine...didn't miss a beat...which I have to admit kind of ticked me off at times. j/k!)

Despite all this I really did have a great time...especially riding the bus, watching the show, eating....and other various sitting activities. :)

We had one pretty rainy day but it didn't stop us!

All four of us on the bus. Wow Preston, you sure are concentrating hard on taking that picture!
Times Square
I'm not in love with this picture but man, look at those waistlines! This is just before the musical started.
This is my foot the night we got back home. Wow. I mean, how gross is that. Don't worry, they don't look like that anymore....for now anyway.


allyo said...

Please don't show that last picture to the doctor! He won't let you come this weekend!! Can't wait to see yall. Be careful!

hejlyeah said...

that's nasty!!!!

Melanie said...

Oh your poor ankle!