I had gone back and forth on whether we would go to the Sail Away Party. Nick doesn’t always do well in large crowds or with loud noises. He had seen the party on his video many times though, and I figured he’d love seeing the characters, so we decided to give it a try.
Obviously no one wanted to spend the party holding Nick, so when our emergency drill ended we went back to our room to get Nick’s stroller. Once he was all strapped in we went up to the deck that over looks the pools (the family pool gets covered for certain things like the Sail Away Party). When we got onto the deck though our group decided to go down to the pool deck. Instead of walking all the way back to the elevators mom picked Nick up and I folded up his stroller to carry it down the stairs (you’ve got to love light weight umbrella strollers some days). As we were going down a woman going up bumped into mom which sent mom towards the railing and Nick’s arm rubbed against it. It doesn’t sound too bad, but it was one of those high gloss railings and your skin doesn’t slide easily against it. That was enough to set Nick off. He was over tired and a little over done. There he was crying, and just down right unhappy, so I decided that he just wasn’t up for the party.
Jason and I left the others and took Nick back to the room to veg before dinner. Of course Nick wasn’t up for resting in his bed, but I did turn on the channel with the old Disney cartoons (the good old Mickey ones) and he was happy to watch those for a little. As he did that Jason and I went about finishing unpacking all the bags. We were almost done when I came to the realization that I was missing the little bag that contained my daily medications. I have IBS and I have to take certain medicine every day to keep foods from upsetting my stomach. We opened up every bag we had again, but the medicine wasn’t there. My best guess was that we either had left it at the All-Stars (which I was fairly certain I hadn’t done), or I had accidentally put it in the carpet bag that we had left in the car because it was full of all the items that we wouldn’t need on the cruise ship. I was terribly upset because a week of cruise ship food is hard for me to handle, but to do it without the help of my medicine seemed like a death wish for my stomach. Luckily I had the big bag of miscellaneous medicine (Ibuprofen, Benadryl, etc.) and in that bag I had put the Zofran pills that I had used during my pregnancy (best stomach medicine ever!). When I was pregnant I couldn’t take my IBS medicine, so the Zofran got me through that, so I did have them to fall back on.
Due to our searching of everything we had a late start getting ready for dinner. It didn’t help that I was so upset. Jason tried to calm me down by telling me that I had the Zofran, and some other things that might help, and that I’d be fine. At the time I was too upset to really heed his advice though. The last thing I wanted on our wonderful cruise was to be feeling sick and miserable.
As soon as we were all ready we headed down to dinner. That night we were dinning at The Royal Court. As we were almost to the restaurant we met mom in the hall. We were running so late that she was coming to see if we had needed help with anything. I told her about my medicine and she said exactly what Jason did. We did all agree that it was very lucky that I hadn’t left all of the medicine behind. I tried to calm down. Dwelling on the problem wasn’t going to change anything. Luckily after dealing with it for years I know which foods can make it worse, and which ones can help. I was just going to have to be even more selective in my food choices than I had planned on.
When we sat down our servers came over to introduce themselves since we had missed meeting them with everyone else. Our main server talked to me specifically about Nick’s egg allergy. He said that making sure that every thing Nick got was egg free was their top priority. He said that every night they’d give me the next days menu so that we could pre-order his food so that it could be verified that nothing contained eggs. I have to say that no where in the world would I find the kind of allergy diligence that Disney provides. Eating out can be so hard since we’re never sure if something has egg or not, but we never had to worry on the cruise. If they weren’t positive that the food was egg free than they wouldn’t even give it to Nick.
That night I had brought a new toy to dinner for Nick to play with (stacking cups). He had a really good time with them until he decided throwing them on the floor would be fun (this was a major issue with him over the whole trip). Luckily when he was starting to lose it the food came. Dinner was decent. I had the lamb which is my very favorite kind of meat.
After dinner it was time to go shopping! Since all of the stores on the ship are duty free they can only be open while the ship is at sea. Since it was the first time that stores were open they were packed. We found lots of things that we wanted to buy, and we did buy some, but it was so crazy that we didn’t stay too long.
Once we were done with shopping we headed back up to our room. It was nice to finally just sit back and relax. Mom had bought Nick some cruise ship toys and she sat on the floor and played with him while I looked over The Navigator which told us what activities would be going on the next day. Jason went upstairs to get us some drinks to relax with.
Eventually it was time for mom to go to her room. Nick was very unhappy to have her leave, so we turned on Bolt. Jason had figured out that the T.V.s now have an on demand station that contains just about every Disney movie ever made. Nick’s favorite movie in the whole world is Bolt, and once he realized that was on he couldn’t have cared less about who was leaving and who was staying.
While Nick enjoyed his movie I took a shower. When I was done I got Nick ready for bed. He threw a bit of a fuss, but he was really too tired to really care where he was sleeping. The nice thing about the cruise ship is that we could close a curtain to separate our bed from Nick’s. Having his own space really helped Nick sleep. Once Nick was settled Jason and I got into bed and turned on a movie, but we were all so tired that all three of us crashed by 10:15.
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