I'm choosing to blog about our day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium right now, rather than focus on the fact that at this current moment, my sweet little baby is screaming her head off as we try the "Cry it Out" approach tonight. She is breaking my heart....
We spent the past couple days in the Monterey/Carmel area and today took Lucca to the Aquarium. She loved it and it was worth the steep price of $60 just to see her get soo excited while trying to touch the fish on the other side of the tank. OMG, why didn't anyone warn me about the Cry It Out nights BEFORE I had a baby???
So we walked up to the first exhibit/gigantic fish tank, and Lucca's face looked like this:
And then we took her out of her stroller to see the fish up close and personal. She was so excited and tried touching every fish that swam by, even the sharks (such a brave lil' thing she is...). Speaking of Lucca, it's now been 20 minutes of crying. Go to sleep little girl. Puh-leeeeze go to sleep. Dear God, make her sleep. Anyway, it was hysterical watching Lucca trying to catch these fish:
We had such a great time. It's funny, Monterey/Carmel is where Rustin and I had planned on going for our "Babymoon" but it didn't work out with our work schedules before she arrived. So this trip felt kinda like our Babymoon, except this time WITH the bambino. We loved showing her all the sights along the coast, Pebble Beach, the Aquarium and driving the 17-mile drive with her. I'm sure we will take her back here one day and tell her all about how she has been here before :)
And more importantly, Lucca is now sleeping. 30 (LONG) minutes later...and I feel like I deserve a second glass of wine. And a gold medal. And 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep.