Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tessa's First Trip to Jessica's!!!!

This past weekend I (like a crazy person) decided to drive to Rock Island, IL (5 ½ hours away) with a teething 3 ½ month old. Don’t get me wrong…I was beyond excited to take this trip…if I could just fast forward past the driving part.

The trip started off bad…The rental car place that stresses “We will pick you up” was a good 20 minutes late on the pick me up part because the dude got lost. Once I FINALLY made it to the car rental place they give me the ugly Chevy HHR to drive…great on gas mileage but UGH so ugly! So anyway, get back home, Casey is packing the car while I am feeding Tessa one last time before our “adventure”. THANKFULLY my little poop bucket pooped right before we left…that would not have been cool if she waited to do her business when we were on the road.

I figured she would sleep at least 2 hours…maybe even 3…and I was right!

 About 3 hours into the trip she woke up…hungry of course and I was stuck in traffic! So I did what any super mom would do…feed her daughter while driving…Yep left hand on the wheel, right arm stretched out into the back seat…Tessa was fed…but I had no way of burping her…so as the non-super mom that I am I just didn’t burp her…she didn’t seem affected so that’s good. She stayed awake pulling on her toys hanging from her car seat and cooing away for about an hour and then fell asleep the final 1 ½ hours of the trip.
Here she is trying to stuff her hand in her mouth!

The trip there was great! The trip back…well…I will get into that later.

We had a ton of fun at Jessica’s. We got there around 7:00pm her time (8pm my time) and of course Tessa wasn’t ready for bed…she just slept forever! Jessica got some fun time in and around 8:30 her time (so 9:30 my time) Tessa got sleepy eyed and went to bed until the morning! I went to bed not too long after, I was tired from the ride and Jess had to work in the morning.

Saturday during the day was pretty boring. Jessica had to work until 3 so I just hung around the house and played with Tessa. Saturday evening her sister and her kids came over to watch Tessa while Jess and I had a night out. We went shopping, dinner at City Limits (WONDERFUL Pork Tenderloin Sandwich), and then went to see the movie “Remember Me”. Such a great movie…a definite must see!

Emma (Jessica's Niece) feeding Tessa while we were out and about!

Sunday was a pretty lazy day…which is exactly what we wanted. We hung around the house for a bit, visited her sister, got some lunch and decided to end our outings because Tessa was super fussy because she is teething. We relaxed the rest of the evening watching New Moon and then Desperate Housewives. Tessa went to bed around 8:30 and I quickly packed up everything I could to get the car ready for the LONG drive back in the morning.
Tessa...always the center of attention :-)
Monday morning came too quick! 5am my alarm went off and I was not enthused…after washing up and pumping I woke Jessica up to feed Tessa for me while I finished packing up the car. The drive back was not good…Tessa was fussy the entire time sleeping on and off. I just felt so bad for her! We got back at 1:30 our time, turned the ugly rental car in and went home to relax.

It was a great weekend! Can’t wait to see her again…probably not until August though

Here are a couple more pictures. My camera batteries died so I didn’t nearly as many as I wish I could have. They were mostly all taken on Sunday so sorry if they all look alike! :-)

Jessica is obsessed with Tessa...she took care of her as much as she could!

Hanging out on the couch watching some TV

Jessica getting Tessa dressed!


Jessica and her ridiculous amount of hair...This is her Jacob (from Twilight) inspired hair!!! hahaha it is sooooo out of control!

 I told her she needed to put her hair was taking over the pictures! Tessa agreed!

Another one just like the previous

 I really like this picture.

The three of us!

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