Monday, October 10, 2011

Mama's first night away and Hannah's first stroller nap

Whoever said there's a first time for everything might have been right. Hannah fell asleep in her stroller yesterday in broad daylight, in public, at a bustling event in DC.  For the first time ever, I was one of those privileged moms pushing around a sleeping child while enjoying an afternoon out of the house.  I never thought the day would come!

How we all ended up back in DC again for the second weekend in a row is kind of a funny story. I took the train in alone on Saturday morning for a much-needed girl weekend and my first ever night away from Hannah! Amy and I trekked around DC on Saturday, got facials, and then went out to dinner in her neighborhood at this awesome Greek tapas-style restaurant. I enjoyed my first dirty gin martini in about 3 years and loved every drop of then I made the unfortunate decision to have two more.

Being the lightweight that I am, I had quite the hangover come 5:00 a.m. and remembered why I never returned to drinking after Hannah's birth....It was a fun night, but I don't see me doing that again for a looooonnnnng time.

The worst part is that in my silly stupor, Amy found out that the next day was Taste of DC weekend and that Shannon, Demetrios, and Atticus were planning to attend, so I thought it would be a fun idea to invite my family to partake in the second day of my girl weekend.  I drunk dialed Eric, and he said he'd start gathering up stuff immediately.  When I woke up with a debilitating headache at 5:00 a.m. I texted him to call it off so I could spend the day in bed and then return home after I'd recovered.  When he still hadn't texted back by 8:00, I called his phone and it went straight to voicemail.  His phone battery died.  I called the house phone and caught him as he was walking out the door.  Too late to call it off.

Consequences people.  Three martinis is too many, and drunk dialing is never a good idea.

The day was mostly painful but there were a few moments of bearability that coincided with the Taste event, and Hannah sleeping in the stroller was just plain awesome given my state.

All things considered, it was a great first weekend away in spite of the fact that I didn't get anywhere near as much sleep and rest as I'd planned on getting so I guess that means I'll just have to do it again really soon, right Eric????

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