Two days of driving down!

Only nine more to go!

Xander did AMAZING in the car Thursday! We woke up and left Phoenix at 3 AM.  The idea was that he and I could go back to sleep and Paul could drive for a while in peace. Well, that did NOT happen. Xander stayed awake until after 5, and then he finally fell asleep for a little over 2 hours. I fell asleep shortly after him.

Swinging with Allie at the park in El Paso.

Swinging with Allie at the park in El Paso.

We woke up about an hour outside of El Paso where we met our friend Denise for lunch at this place called Chico’s Tacos. She didn’t think I would like it but knew that Paul would. Needless to say I LOVED it, just wish I would have picked up some Tums for the heartburn that baby brother made sure I had afterwards.

We’ve spent two great days in New Mexico with Paul’s brother Duane and his sweet girlfriend Brittany.  We’ve been pretty lazy–which I’m super thankful for because I’ve been having Braxton Hicks contractions like crazy plus random round ligament pains. Being lazy has meant I can go and lay on the couch when it gets bad. (Which has been a lot more often than I’ve wanted!)

Tomorrow we made the 5 hour drive to visit Paul’s family in San Angelo. No one there has met Xander so I’no hoping it isn’t too much for him. (Paul’s family is pretty big!!) And he’s definitely getting some teeth in right now so that makes this even more fun!  It is nice to know that after tomorrow we’ll be 1/3 of the way finished with the driving days! The busy bags have been great, although I haven’t used them one at a time–and I totally broke one out today because we were in total meltdown mode thanks to the teething and just not napping well in general. (Hoping he does better tomorrow in the car!!)

Wish us luck tomorrow! We’ll probably need it! Haha!





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