Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Girls Weekend

I got brave and took Logan away for his first girls weekend. I figure he might as well get used to it! We just went for one night and we had a blast! It was so nice to have a little change of scenery! We left Saturday around noon, it was a 2 hour car ride. My friend drove and brought her 11 month old daughter, who is ADORABLE! Both babies were in the back and just kept looking at eachother! It was so cute! There was a 45 minute period where they both screamed and then took turns screaming, ugh it was brutal. We even pulled over and tried to calm them or nurse, no go they just did not want to be in the car!

Once we got there tho things went so good. Logan went down in his PNP in the guest room like a champ. I did have to rock him to sleep which we don't normally do but considering there was a party going on in the next room he did so good! There were 6 girls, only 2 of us are mommies so they other girls had fun playing with our little ones. I enjoyed some wine and board games and just had an awesome time. Logan woke at his usual 11pm, nursed and went right back to sleep, despite the loud laughter and fun going on just outside the door.

All went so smoothly until 1AM, about 1/2 an hour after I went to bed and I heard a fire alarm going off. We were staying on the 8th floor of an apartment building. I got up and woke up my friend who lives there, she thought maybe it was a test. In my gut I knew it wasn't. I opened the door to the hall and smelled smoke. She called one of our other friends who lives in the building. She told us that she heard the alarm & called 911, they told her there was a fire and we shoudl evacuate. Seriously the fear that gripped my chest was undescribable. I just kept thinking about L. We bundled up our babies so quickly and threw on coats and shoes and went down 8 flgihts of stairs in lightening time. The stairwell had more smoke in it. I was so scared but relieved when we made it to the bottom. The fire department came quickly. Apparently there was a kitchen fire on a floor a few below ours. It took close to an hour but once it was all secure we made our way back upstairs, except this time we took the elevator. Once we got back to the apartment the babies thought it was playtime, I mean their mommies just pulled them out of bed and took them outside afterall. After some nursing and a little "In the night garden" all was well.

The ride home was smoother both kiddies slept the entire way and mommies got soem nice chatting in. I hope to have more fun filled baby friendly weekends like this in the future. Not too many of our friends have little ones so this was a really nice treat for me. I love beign hoem with L but feel a little isolated at times, this was exactly what I needed.


Samantha said...

Wow, that's scary! I'm glad everyone was okay though!

Jillian said...

Sounds like you had fun despite the scary fire!! I can't imagine that!

Scullyhoyy said...

What a story, but sounds like a great time:)