Maternity Clothes: maternity jeans and tops, pre-maternity tops/maxi dresses
Food Cravings: cantaloupe, Mexican food while we were in Vancouver (which while known for its amazing cuisine, is NOT a destination known for its Mexican food, nor does it boast many Mexican restaurants)
Food Aversions: pho (meat is sounding good to eat again!)
New Symptoms: none
Movement: Movement constant throughout the day, really active at night
Belly Button: Halfway popped out
Best Moment of the Week: babymoon in Vancouver, B.C.
What I'm Looking Forward To: Painting the nursery, organizing her room
What I Miss: Soft cheeses, red wine, meguro sushi
Currently Reading: Bringing up Bebe, NurtureShock
Exercise: Feeling lazy, just walking
Feeling good this week. My husband and I took advantage of the long, Memorial Day weekend and ventured to Vancouver, B.C., a short 2-hour drive North of Seattle. The weather cooperated, and we were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city sans rain. We stayed downtown at the Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown. Our room on the 30th floor with floor to ceiling windows boasted a spectacular view of the ocean and mountains beyond. I'd highly recommend this hotel, as it was an ideal central location for sightseeing on foot.
Our first afternoon in town, we shopped Robson street and beyond, wandered through the Yaletown restaurant district and dined at the delicious Flying Pig - highly recommend! On Sunday, we had brunch at the Twisted Fork on Granville for their famous banana stuffed brioche French toast (a pregnant woman's dream come true!). Later, recharged by coffee and scones from Blenz, we took a leisurely drive and explored the depths of Stanley Park, the gargantuan expanse of greenery in Northwest Vancouver (also, the largest public park in Canada). After a nap and a few hours of relaxation, we explored Davie street and capped off our last night at a little neighborhood Thai restaurant.
In between our walking and eating (seriously, it felt like we - at least I - was constantly eating), we had a great time relaxing, talking about our baby and future plans, and getting lost in a new city. I wasn't sure a babymoon was a necessity, but having taken a weekend away, I'd recommend it to anyone. It was nice to have a weekend just us before our we becomes three!