Last Friday was my birthday and we had plans to spend the weekend in NC. For my present, Paul took the day off on Thursday so we could leave early and stop at a few vintage/antique stores on our way down. We were pulling out of the driveway after loading up the 1,000,000,000,000 things you need when traveling wtih a newborn when Riley mentioned that her stomach hurt. Being Mother of the Year, I didn't really take her seriously because she had been complaining of a stomach ache off and on for almost a week and nothing ever came of it - no fever, no fatique, no obvious signs of stomach discomfort, etc. So, naturally, when we were probably 20 minutes from our house she started throwing up. And throwing up. And throwing up. It was terrible. She was so pitiful. We didn't know what to do...
Turn around and unpack the 1,000,000,000,000 things we had just loaded up knowing that we would just have to repack them the next morning when she would probably be feeling better???
Continue on and get there as quickly as possible so she could rest and hopefully recover???
Tell her to toughen up and drag her to the antique stores as planned??? (I mean, it was my birthday present afterall.) JUST KIDDING!
Obviously, antiquing was not going to happen but we were really torn about whether to turn around or not. After texting with my sister (She's back for a few weeks!!!!) we decided to continue on to NC and pray that no one else would catch the bug over the weekend. Luckily, this turned out to be the right decision. When we were about an hour away she was finally able to stop throwing up long enough to fall asleep and once she woke up she was back to normal for the most part. The resiliency of kids never ceases to amaze me.
We took it easy the rest of the day because we had busy plans for the weekend. Friday started off with Biscuitville for breakfast,
followed by presents,
and the Rockettes show at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
My dad bought us tickets for my birthday so we took Riley and had the best time! She loved every second of it and it is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit. Friday evening was spent on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill which is one of my favorite places in the world. So many good (yet fuzzy) memories from my college days :)
Saturday we went to the NC State vs Clemson football game. It was beautiful weather and the game was a huge upset which was exciting for the State fans in attendance. My dad and his friends are doing their best to turn my daughter into a wolfpack fan:
But I know she is a true Tarheel at heart!
Although the weekend got off to a rough start, it was still one of the best birthdays I've had in a while so thanks to all of you who helped me celebrate (in person or via calls/texts/emails)! Fingers crossed no one catches Riley's stomach bug!