Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Road Trip...

I am in the midst of preparing for a vacation that has been a long time coming. 3 years in fact. Friday after my husband gets off work we are hopping in the car and heading for the sunny beaches of Florida. My parents rent a condo for a week every year. I am so ready mentally. Prepared? Not so much. There is so much to do. There is even more to pack. Last time we did this it was on our 1 year wedding anniversary. No baby to pack for. We hit New Orleans on the way there and back. This year it will be straight through with hope and lots of prayers that we avoid too many meltdowns from the backseat.

I have sort of begun preparations. I have written the requistite packing and to-do lists but I am just not 100% focused on the trip yet. Why? Because tommorrow I meet my new OB/GYN. When I left my job I left my insurance and had to switch to my husband's which does not cover the doctor I have used for the past 5 years. The doctor who delivered my son 7 1/2 weeks early. The doctor who monitored me after my miscarriage before Bear. The doctor I trust. Needless to say I am not looking forward to this. I don't want to start all over with someone new and explain my history and have to learn to adjust to new bedside manner. Ugh. Not to mention the $40.00 copay plus the babysitter I had to hire to watch Bear so I could go.

Once I get through that tomorrow morning I hopefully will be able to switch into vacation mode. Plus my camera comes tomorrow. I CANNOT wait. I want to play with it and learn all the new settings and take 100 pictures of the same thing. I have been tracking it all day from when it left KY and landed in Texas. It is now in route to my town and tomorrow it will be out for delivery. Unfortunately we are like the LAST freaking house the UPS man delivers to so it will probably be about 8:00 tomorrow before it gets here. Oh well, as long as it gets here before we leave so I can take beautiful beach pictures I will be happy.

8 comments:

WomensDaily said...

That's horrible that you haven't had a vaca in so long. I'm sure you will definitely enjoy yourself!

LL said...

Good luck with the appointment tomorrow, I'm very sad about having to leave my OB/GYN too.

And yay about the vacation!! Good luck on that car ride ;)

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Ugh - I HATE going to the gyno (especially a NEW one). Though after my delivery from hell, I gotta get a new one for the next baby who is currently just a sparkle in his/her parents' eye. I am not looking forward to being pregnant again for that matter. Though it'll be a little while yet before we get back on that horse. Anyway, good luck - and have a great vacation!

Stephanie said...

Good luck! We recently travelled about 4 hours away, and if you know someone who has a DVD player that straps to the back of your seat, it could be a life saver! My kids barely fussed the whole time and they're not fond of long car rides at all! Just an idea!

proud parents said...

We are in the exact same situation except I had to leave my OBGYN because we moved to a new city. My daughter was also premature and I am so worried about explaining my situation and making sure they take it seriously! I have an appt. for next month. I hope everything goes well.

Kristine said...

Change is hard. I hope your appointment goes better than mine did Tuesday...from what happened, I think I'm going to have to change doctors before I even think about getting pregnant again.

jpandtheboys said...

Good luck tomorrow. I don't know what else to say. I can imagine that would be a hard adjustment.

Have fun on your vacation. I would love to be heading to FL. That sounds wonderful. However it hasn't been quite two years since our last vacation so I guess I don't have too much to complain about. Have a wonderful safe trip and I can't wait to see the beach pictures so that I can live vicariously through you! :)

Indy said...

New OB/Gyn. Yuck. Hope it goes well. As you have to scooch down the exam table, just think of beach thoughts and sunny weather. That'll get you through it. Good luck.