I've been on internet hiatus over the past week or so- I had to go do some training in Panama City, and we had no internet service there. I was lucky in that I was able to bring Brett and Lucy along, and we spent the week in temporary family housing at Tyndall AFB. The place was actually really nice- we had three bedrooms and two bathrooms, good sized living room and a fully-stocked kitchen. Throw in daily maid service and I think Brett was sad to leave!
Training went really well, and I've found that morning sickness is definitely easier to deal with when I'm distracted. Every day we tried to do some fun activities, like going to the beach, going geo-caching, etc. I'm sure Brett thought I was a bit of a Debbie-Downer, because I have been so tired lately, but I did feel up to eating oysters twice (steamed, of course- although Brett didn't seem to mind eating raw in front of me- boo). Panama City has some really beautiful places- especially at sunset- and we were surprised to hear the sound of conch shells being blown into. Apparently many of the locals there carry on the tradition of sounding them at sunset.
On the way home, we took the "scenic route." FL 30A literally hugs the coast, and it has one beautiful town after another- Seaside, Watercolor, and Alyce, to name a few. I don't think I've ever seen such picturesque beach towns- incredibly beautiful, even more expensive. It looked like the Hamptons had landed in Florida.
I was super excited to see a Lilly Pulitzer store- Barefoot Princess, to be exact. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lilly, and have a ton of dresses. My family (Brett included) knows that if it's my birthday, Christmas, etc., Lilly is always a greatly appreciated gift. Anyways, once I had Lucy, I started dreaming about matching Lilly dresses- I'm such a nerd for them. I begged Brett to do some shopping, and being the awesome hubby that he is, he helped me find both a dress for me, and a matching one for Lucy. Lucy's is a little big (Lillys are so expensive that we bought a 2T, knowing we could just take up/lower the straps as needed), but she'll be able to wear it for a long time. I would have preferred to go up a size in my dress, for when I'm farther on in this pregnancy, but it was out-of-stock. So I will have to wear it frequently now, and then pack it away.
Tomorrow's my first appointment with my new OB at Eglin, and I'm excited/nervous. Excited to see this new little one, nervous because I'm afraid of what the OB (based on what I've encountered so far) will be like. Oh well- worst case scenario, I just "don't make it to the hospital on time." More to come.