We had a great time in Las Vegas. It’s an interesting experience being in Sin City at 22 weeks of pregnancy. Needless to say that I got a LOT of stares. I’m assuming it was because a) I am visibly pregnant, b) I was looking exceptionally good this past weekend or c) I had something hanging off of my face that I was unaware of! 🙂
I felt bad for Little Roo because I, and therefore she, inhaled a LOT of smoky air. The casinos are so bad and the air quality just sucks. I promised her that I would only breathe clean air between now and when she is born.
I also got very little sleep. I admit that I could have gone to bed earlier every night but it’s hard to in Las Vegas especially the last night there when our neighbors decided to have a party in their room from 2-5am. I wanted to call them and ask why they were partying in their room when they have the Strip to visit and tons of nightclubs. I don’t get it.
The conference that I supported was amazing. There were 550 young adult cancer survivors there. I am used to being around a lot of survivors because it is my work and my passion but this time it felt strange. Cancer survivors face not only cancer but infertility. I have to admit that I felt very awkward being there and being visibly pregnant. I am not a cancer survivor. I have the utmost respect for cancer survivors especially young adults…
It was nice to have MH go with me. Even though I was working and didn’t get to spend a lot of time with him, it was nice that we could spend my downtime together. We snuck in a little pool time, checked out some of the other casinos and had a lovely dinner at Bouchon in The Venetian.
It was amazing how many people bring babies and toddlers to Las Vegas. I’m not judging. Ok, I’m judging…but why bring such a small child to a place where it thrives off of alcohol, smoking, gambling and sex? Yes, there are family-friendly activities to be found but for the most part this is an adult playground. This trip was Roo’s first and last trip to Vegas as a little one. We’ll take her back when she’s 21! Though MH said that he doesn’t want to see his daughter dressed like a tramp as so many of the women we saw there.
I think we’ll stick to Disney – the true child’s playground 🙂
In baby-related news, I finished my registr(ies). I’ll do a post this week about them and how I chose which items to put on them.