Last night was probably going to be one my last late nights out in New York City before baby Stormageddon makes her arrival in February. Now I can say it was DEFINITELY my last late night in New York City.
It started off SO well. My husband was already in the city for work, so I took the bus into Port Authority with one of our friends. We met Glen at Veselka for some delicious Ukranian food. I got a variety of pierogies, which were delicious despite the fact that they had run out of the pumpkin pierogies I was so looking forward to! The place was all decked out for Christmas and it was very cozy.
After dinner, we had some time to kill before Glen's show at the Upright Citizense Brigade Theatre, so we found a bar to hang out in for a bit, where I drank the biggest Shirley Temple ever. (Seriously, I think I've spent more time in bars since I got pregnant than I did before!) Glen's show went really well, but by the time it let out, it was about 12:30am.
Here's where the PSA comes in. I hadn't been to New York City since before Hurricane Sandy. Glen has only been in weekdays during the day. None of us had a clue that the PATH trains are currently shut down between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am. Our plan had been to take the PATH back to Jersey City where Glen had parked, because we'd done it a million times before.
After trying the 33rd St., 23rd. St. AND 14th St. stations to no avail (and a lot of walking!), we finally bit the bullet and took a very expensive cab ride to get to the parking garage near Journal Square. When all was said and done, Glen and I didn't get back to our house until 4:00 this morning.
I had originally planned on taking the morning off from my day job, since I knew it would be a late night, but I think I made the right decision in calling off for the whole day instead. And since I spent that entire ordeal paranoid about the possibility of going into preterm labor and with no way of getting home, I think it goes without saying that I will be staying a bit closer to home for the next 7 1/2 weeks!
By the way, I DO have 31 week belly pictures, but they haven't made it from the camera to the computer just yet. I'll post them soon, I promise!