Last Sunday, Matt celebrated his first Father’s Day. Well, technically it was his second Father’s Day but last June, our little peanut was still just dividing cells so it doesn’t really count ;). For Matt’s first Father’s Day, I thought it would be special for him to be with his family. We took a family vacation down to Arizona. That’s right…Arizona. It was 108 degrees but that is where Grandpa Walt and Grandma Shirley live so it was worth the trip 🙂
Abby was a wonderful traveler and only cried minimally on the plane ride. She slept for so much of the trip. I wish I could sleep like that! Going through security with breast milk and a baby was quite an adventure! Thanks to my maternity bra, I got pulled over for pat-down inspection; but all in all Matt and I were very prepared and organized while traveling and it went as smoothly as it could have.
We spent most of our time indoors enjoying A/C. Matt play a few rounds of golf with his parents and went fishing with his dad; I enjoyed a few naps, and Matt and I even had a date night! Abby was in great hands and didn’t miss us at all. I had my first cocktail in over a year and boy was it yummy.
For Father’s Day, Matt got a new iPhone cover with Abby’s picture on it, a bracelet engraved with Abigail Rose, and a pink barbie fishing pole. Of course the fishing pole wasn’t for him! It was for Abby when she gets a little older and can go fishing with her Daddy and Grandpa. Abby gave both Grandpa Walt and Grandpa Don coffee cups with her pictures on them. They both love them and use them everyday.
Knowing that this vacation was coming up was hard for me because it also meant that my maternity leave was coming to an end. I have been so blessed to have four months off with Abby and while returning to work this Wednesday will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, knowing that at the end of the day, I get to come home and see Abby’s smiling face will make it all worth it. She will be on my mind constantly I’m sure, but I know I won’t be on hers! She gets to spend her mommy free days with Nana and “Auntie” Sarah being loved unconditionally.