We headed down to Anaheim on Thursday night around 6 pm. It's about a 5 1/2 hr drive without traffic. Our hope was to leave later to avoid traffic when getting into Los Angeles. Fortunately, we didn't hit any traffic and actually made decent timing! We stopped for dinner at Sonics and stopped twice so I could stretch and use the restroom and made it to the hotel a little before 1 am.
Although we made good time, it was extremely uncomfortable being a few days shy of 6 months pregnant. From the very beginning of our planning, I was dreading the car ride because I knew I would probably feel extremely uncomfortable, but we weren't willing to spend close to 500 dollars on airline tickets when we could use that money towards Liam! I started the trip sitting in the front passenger seat and two hours into the drive, my legs started to cramp up and I needed to use the potty. I also researched how pregnant women are more prone to blood clots and I needed to get out and stretch at least every two hours. Being the worry wart I am, I was freaked out and made sure I listened to my body and made Cal stop if I needed. Thankfully we made it to the hotel safe and sound!
My original plan for Friday morning was to get up at a somewhat decent time and head to Glendale to visit the Disney Baby Store, but that didn't happen. First off, Calvin was understandably exhausted from his drive and slept in. I, on the other hand, was up around 7 AM thanks to paper thin walls in our hotel. Not only was there a cheer leading competition with what felt like a million cheerleaders running up and down the halls, but it sounded like 5 people in the room next door to us where at least 3 of them were screaming children. I remember saying to Calvin "no! I'm not supposed to be woken up by a screaming child yet!". So we ended up with a late start and decided to head into Disneyland for lunch.
|Lunch at our favorite place to eat in Disneyland, Plaza Inn|
|I love Figaro!|
|Liam and mommy's first ride of the trip.|
|Basically my only craving of this pregnancy: Frozen Yogurt|
|Waiting patiently in line to pick our seats!|
|The last time we saw him as the White Rabbit, he asked if we had any children yet. This time we brought him one in the making! How cool are his ears?!|
Now off to Disneyland!
|Our awesome seats right in the center!|
|An assortment of cheeses, crackers, truffles, grapes, sugar cook with fruit filling, chocolate, cheesecake, coconut macaroon, lemon tart, and hot chocolate.|
We saw the later show at 10:30 pm and the park closed at 11. So once the show was over, we headed right back to our hotel. It was a nice, quiet, relaxing, and romantic end to the first full day of our babymoon.
The next day, we started it off with Liam's Monster's Inc Baby Shower! If you haven't checked it out, I did a recap of it in the previous entry.
After the shower, we headed back to our hotel to do a quick costume change! I loved my mint maxi dress I wore for the shower, but I knew it would be extremely uncomfortable to be walking around the parks in. Plus, I had this cutie patootie shirt that I've been dying to wear!
|I bought this WAY before Calvin and I were anywhere near getting pregnant, but fell in love with the shirt and knew one day I would have the opportunity to wear it. I'm so glad I made the decision to buy and save it!|
|How cute is Mickey give little Liam a big hug!|
|Thank you for hanging out with us ladies!|
Calvin and I started our day with lunch with our friends at Uva bar. I had the pork flatbread which was alright. I love the flatbread at Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel and this one, in my opinion, did not compare. Calvin got the Uva burger and it was better than my flatbread. Luckily my husband is a sweetie pie and could see I didn't really like my entree so he switched with me.
After lunch we headed over to DCA to do the Easter Egg hunt they had going on. It was pretty fun. You pay 4.95 and are given a map and stickers of the eggs you're suppose to find. So we walked around the parks finding each egg and attaching the corresponding sticker in its place. Once you have completed your map, you take it back to Elias & Co and redeem your Vinylmation prize! We got Simba!
|Our completed map!|
|Posing in our wedding reception venue! Who knew a common venue would help us find each other and would lead to a wonderful friendship?!|
|Love! I may or may not be hiding one of those adorable Easter eggs under my shirt. hehe.|
Anyways, like I said earlier, we were ending our Disney babymoon with a bang! Thanks to our amazing friends, PB&J, and their friend, we were able to live one of our Disney dreams.
|Club 33 has been on our Bucket List and we thought we would never be able to check it off|
|And now we finally can check it off!!!|
|Calvin, Liam, and I enjoying the beautiful balcony!|
|Bay Area Beauties <3|
|I'm absolutely in love with this candid shot my beautiful friend Jenn took of us! Thank you!|
|Gorgeous place setting that you actually don't get to eat off of, but it was pretty to look at!|
|First, we were served a delicious Caesar salad|
|For our entrees, Calvin ordered the chicken|
|I had the Filet Mignon, well done|
|Mommy's Tink and water. Daddy's Pirate and wine.|
Then not long after, it was time for dessert. We had a choice between the chocolate bomb and the cheesecake. Calvin and I both got the chocolate bomb because we both weren't really fans of cheesecake. What are my thoughts on the chocolate bomb? One bite, and that was pretty much all I could take. It was super dense and rich. I think I ended up taking a total of maybe 4 or 5 bites and that was it for me. Calvin completely demolished his into pieces. I asked what happened and he told me that he felt like there had to be more. He thought there might be something in the center so he kept digging. All he found was more and more chocolate!
|The chocolate bomb|
|C&C hella loves PB&J. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!|
|Told you we'd end our Disney babymoon with a BANG!|
The next morning as we headed back home, I started to cry. It was a mix of happy and sad tears. A very bittersweet moment. I had finally come to the realization that this would be the last time with just Calvin and I for a very long time. We did a lot of things we won't be able to do for awhile once Liam arrives and any future children. But then the happy part was Liam and our future children. We will now get to experience Disneyland in a totally different and new point of view, through the eyes of our children. I'm excited, anxious, and nervous for when we can finally bring Liam to Disneyland to see the magic fill his little eyes and warm his little heart. Thoughts just kept rolling in my head about how his first ride experience will be or how he will react to meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time. Although we had done a lot of "lasts" this trip, the next trip will be a ton of "firsts"! We seriously can't wait to share the Disney magic with our little Liam! It was comforting to know that the next time we'll be at Disney, we will officially be a family of three!