We woke up at 4:00 am this morning to catch an early morning flight to Orlando for the Lamaze Conference. I guess a lot of other people were doing the same thing--three women right behind me and three women across the aisle were also going to the conference! When we got off the plane, Eric asked why I hadn't mentioned who I was, why I was going, etc. I was a little reluctant to toot my own horn and I was really tired. I went to bed at 10 pm and was up about 5 times tending to one or the other children in the short time I was asleep. I figure there will be ample opportunities for networking and horn-tooting once the I'm at the actual conference.
We got checked in, ate lunch, and took a nap together in the afternoon. Then it was time to play! We swam in the hotel's indoor pool and hot tub until we all had raisin skin. This is Dio's first time swimming. He's taken baths and gone in hot tubs before, but never in a real pool. This one was nice and warm and he didn't protest at all when I dipped him in.
My goal was to make this trip as cheap as possible, since the Disney tickets aren't. So we're staying at a nearby Ramada that was only $30/night and renting a car that was $10/day (plus additional taxes and fees). We bought groceries at Target this evening, so we won't need to eat out except maybe once for fun.
The main conference starts tomorrow afternoon. Eric and Zari will be going to the Disney parks for the next four days, while I'm at the conference with Dio. The last session ends at noon on the fourth day, so I'll be able to spend the rest of the day together with them at one of the parks. Should be loads of fun!