Mia at Zuma Beach in Malibu, CA
I've been tired, you guys. They said that during the second trimester I'd have more energy. They lied! Well, first of all, I have been doing more than normal. In between shopping for back to school for Anneka, Mia and Laila, we've been trying to get them out of the house to have fun. We've driven around so they can find Pokemon on their phones and we've been going to the beach! We've decided the only place to go to the beach is either Pacific Palisades or Malibu. Not because we're uppity and we're like "Malibu is the only place to be!" it's because it's the easiest place to find parking, easy access to the beach bathrooms and the cleanest sand. When we first moved here, we were all about the beaches you see on tv and in movies, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. The last time we went to Santa Monica, it was over-crowded and took us forever to find parking. The last time we went to Venice Beach, it was over-crowded, took us forever just to get towards the parking only to find out it was expensive, oh and full! And then we ended up at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades. This past Sunday, we went straight to Zuma Beach in Malibu. Okay, all beach bathrooms are gross. Even in Malibu! That'll always be a complaint, especially while pregnant. That's why we do potty breaks while driving all the way from Glendale to Malibu. It's like an hour drive with three kids. We have to stop at a fast food place along the way usually. Once we were there, it was great, totally worth the trip! The twins, who are usually afraid to go near the water, got over their fear finally! There was a lot of "I'll hold your hand" at first, but then it go to a point where I was trying to explain to Mia why she couldn't go further into the water, reminding her that we need to get her swim lessons (and honestly, we should've done that already! What is wrong with us?!). But it's okay. They were just fine with the water going up to their knees and building sand castles. Then we got home in time to give everyone showers, wash hair, and get them dinner and in bed at a semi-decent time.
I love the beach, but it truly leaves me exhausted! I went to bed that night around 9:30! Then the next day, I had my prenatal appointment. I got to see the baby again on the ultrasound and she hand her hand up and moving like she was dancing. It's probably all that kpop we listen to!
I want to go back to the beach more. It's so relaxing, especially now that we have chairs and a huge beach tent that covers all of us. Now we need one of those coolers with wheels because we go with a ton of food each time!