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Relaxing Before Baby December 12, 2011

Filed under: Baby,Las Vegas — Kelocity @ 4:30 am
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Irving and I took a weekend trip to Vegas last week. I had originally planned on watching the marathon and meeting up with some bloggers, and Irving as usual was excited to play some desert golf. But as the days inched closer, the plans changed a bit and turned itself into the most amazing, relaxing weekend.

We stayed at the Green Valley Ranch, which is 20 minutes off the strip, totally secluded, and everything we needed. After we worked out a couple of reservation snafus (blame TravelZoo) and came to terms with the fact that we ended up with the worst room in the whole hotel, we actually had an amazing time.

Saturday, we spent six hours in the spa sprawled out on their indoor lounge chairs reading magazine after magazine. Seriously, I think I read 8 of them cover to cover. We never slow down enough to enjoy days like that at home and it felt so nice!

When we got bored, we headed off to the Outlet malls for a bit of maternity clothes shopping!!! I scored some jeans and two sweaters. (Whoever invented stretchy pants deserves a prize!) I also got a Snoogle! More on that later.

Driving from the mall back to the resort was the only time we saw the strip. We just weren’t feeling the crowds and the smoke, so we stayed away this time.
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Sunday, I had a 9am prenatal massage scheduled, so Irving headed off to golf and I enjoyed ANOTHER day at the spa. (I know, you can hate me. It’s ok.) Everyone keeps telling me to “relax now before the baby comes”. Don’t have to tell me twice!

I was laughing out loud at the prenatal massage table. How funny is this! I’m sure I’ll appreciate it it later once I actually have a belly. =)


I spent three hours in the afternoon laying on an outdoor bed by the pool writing out Christmas cards and surfing the web.

We were laughing after that if all we wanted was a spa, golf and a relaxing day by the pool… we should just go to Palm Springs next time. Two hours closer and probably cheaper.

Any other “do this before the baby comes” advice?


5 Responses to “Relaxing Before Baby”

  1. Alyse Says:

    I think the breast cutouts in the massage table are the most hilarious thing about it. Regular massage tables don’t have those…and it’s not like the boobs only show up during pregnancy!

  2. So happy to hear that you had a relaxing pre-baby weekend in Vegas! That massage table is cracking me up. I was wondering how a belly would fit into a massage, I had just assumed you lay on your side 🙂

  3. booradlee Says:

    How fun! Looks like you guys had a great time. I love, love going to the spa. 🙂

  4. Liz R Says:

    I know a lot of people will tell you to sleep while you can. Yeah, that doesn’t really work. Your body can’t store up sleep. I think you are taking the right approach of relaxing and enjoying the adventure. Pretty soon you’ll start to feel the flutters of your baby’s movements. That is when it becomes even more real.

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