Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Best Way to Wait for Baby

The day that my sister-in-law went into labor, I had plans to spend the afternoon at a winery with my parents. I knew my choices: go sit at the hospital for hours just waiting, or spend my hours in the beautiful sunshine, enjoying some wine and some family time. Please tell me you know what I picked.

The winery was just 30 minutes from the hospital where my niece was being delivered, so I told C that I'd check in with him throughout the day and to call me when the activity started. Then, my mom, dad, and I hit the road! We stopped to gather a picnic of sorts at at farmer's market then made our way to the winery.

Pearmund Cellars is located in Broad Run, Virginia, and is tucked away down a winding dirt road. The tasting room and barrel cellar are very pretty, but the grounds are the star of this winery. They have a large outdoor patio with lots of tables and chairs, and dogs are welcome to enjoy the fun, too! There are several fire pits, as well as picnic tables and corn hole boards for general enjoyment.

A standard wine tasting at Pearmund is quite affordable at $10 / each, and includes a wide variety of wines (I think we tasted 10?) The woman conducting our tasting was very knowledgeable and friendly, and she knew the answers to just about all our questions. We had a nice time sampling the selection, then picked a few to purchase before heading outside to settle at a table.

I greatly enjoyed soaking up the Vitamin D on the patio with my mom and dad, sipping some wine and people-watching. By the time C called to say that the baby was actually on her way, I'd gotten sufficiently burnt (even sitting in the shade most of the day!) and was ready to go join the family and welcome the new addition. It was such a nice way to spend a Sunday, and way more fun than sitting in the hospital all day. I considered it quite a success!

I picked up a gift for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law
to celebrate the birth day of their first baby!
Tucked into my purse for the hospital :)


Victoria said...

that is perfect!!

i personally think it is still to sit in a hospital waiting room for hours on end when you don't really need to....

congrats on your baby niece!!

my 3rd nephew (sixth now in total) was just born last Friday!! newborns are too sweet.

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Lisa C said...

I like your technique. And it's great that you grabbed a bottle for a gift!