Thursday, January 21, 2010

Canceling Mickey

I hate to admit it, but I am a Disney fan. I love everything about Disney World from their clever marketing tactics to get you to spend more to every square inch of Epcot. I like the character breakfasts and waiting in line for the rides. I don't even mind paying $8 for lemonade--it is the happiest place on earth after all! You expect to pay a little extra for all of that happiness!

We were planning to take Evan to Disney in March with my parents. I've been talking it up with Evan for months and have already booked our character dining experiences. Plus, I've been dreaming about the filet with macaroni and cheese and red wine sauce that is on the menu at Jico at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (it is the most amazing meal!). But after my visit with my doctor today, we decided that I should limit my travel and try to keep my feet up as much as possible for the next five months.

I think she meant to say, "Keep your feet up with a trashy magazine in hand and be sure your husband prepares all the meals and handles all the cleaning." But I can discuss the technicalities with her later.

Evan coming early was a big surprise. This time around, it looks like it is going to take a little extra effort to keep this one in, so at least I'm prepared for it. I'm going to spend the next few months taking it easy, getting things ready and trying to enjoy every last minute of alone time with Evan. Even on days when a trip to the grocery store with a toddler seems overwhelming, I'm going to remind myself that our special time together as we know it will be changing soon. It is going to be a wonderful change, but a change nonetheless. I'm taking a trip next week, but then I'm clearing my calendar and staying put. It is for a wonderful cause, but I'm trying to figure out how to break the news to Evan that he won't be seeing Mickey Mouse afterall!


TheWallinFamily said...

As sad as it is you won't be going on your trip, I think you're making the right decision. I hope all the rest pays off in the end and your little girl stays put until close to her due date.

jfm said...

Sorry to hear you have to cancel your trip, but it's for such a GOOD reason. Slow down and take care...Mickey and Disney will always be there... and later you will be able to share the magic with two little fans!!

MelissaF said...

Sorry to hear about missing Mickey. I know how it can be to have to be limited during a pregnancy. Almost nine months on bedrest is an experience. It will all be worth it though my dear. I will keep you in my prayers.