Week 23

Well, we made it through 2012, and here we are at week 23 (technically almost week 24 now).  Nothing exciting to report on the baby front, but we figured it’s time to sit down and start really going over what we need now that things should start settling down soon… we hope. Josh’s work has been keeping him really busy, so we don’t always have as much time on evenings and weekends as we think we’ll have.  I definitely want to start getting the nursery fixed up, though, even if the baby will be in our room to begin with.

  

We did, however, manage to get away for New Year’s Eve.  I’ve been feeling the need to get out and do something, and decided at the last minute that we should just go to a B&B and relax.  I thought it would be a good way to end 2011 and a good way to set the tone for 2012, which is going to be a pretty crazy year.  So, we went to New Ulm and stayed at the Deutsche Strasse B&B, which ended up being just what we needed.  We went on a brewery tour at Schell’s (1919 Root Beer for me, which is the best root beer ever) hit up a couple of antique stores, ate at a little German restaurant, and then relaxed at the B&B by soaking in a massive jacuzzi tub, playing cribbage and then watching a movie.  Breakfast the next morning was awesome, and then it was time to hit the road, which thankfully wasn’t too icy after the weather the night before.

Too make things even better, the cats didn’t even try and wake me up at 4:00 or even 5:00 this morning – they decided to wait until 7:00, which means they probably missed us and figured we were punishing them.  I really hope that means they’ll stop with the 4am wake-up calls from now on.