We had our first family road trip! Where to?
A Mizzou game of course! :)
The drive is only about 3 hours….but I was still nervous. Plus we rode on a 15 passenger van with other MU fans! So, I really didn’t want E crying the whole time. I was also worried about how and when I was going to feed her since we were traveling with a bunch of people and a football game isn’t necessarily nursing friendly!
Here was peanut on the drive to Columbia….
The trip there was perfection! She didn’t cry or fuss one time! whoohoo! We stopped for lunch and I stayed in the van to nurse her. That went well….so no worries there! Then I joined everyone in the restaurant to eat.
Oh another good thing….she didn’t have any blowouts on the trip! Another thing I was worried about. She is definitely a big pooper!!!
We got to the stadium in good shape! We all got out of the van to hangout for a bit. Most people come to tailgate, but we didn’t this time.
We got peanut all dressed up in her cheerleading outfit for the game! She was sooooo adorable I could hardly stand it!!!!!!!!
Then it was time to enter the ZOU……
E was just taking it all in! There was so much for her to look at and enjoy!
Bringing a baby to a football game sure brings you a lot of attention too. Goodness….I don’t know how many people stopped to talk to us about E! haha!
She was a very good girl for most of the game! yahoo! I brought the Baby Bijorn and she sat in that for the first half. The other half she went back and forth between me and her daddy.
It got a little chilly as the sun went down. We had brought a hat for E but it was too small! haha! We should have tried it on her before. It must have been a newborn hat or she just has a large melon! So, we bought her a hat at the team store!
It kind of made her look like a boy….but she was still wearing her cheerleading outfit……so…….
We had to leave our seats once because she was fussing pretty bad and I felt bad for those around me. It was about time for her to eat anyway. I had packed a bottle with formula for this very moment! ha! I was not sure where to nurse her at in the stadium? I didn’t want to in the bleachers! I have nursed her before on a toilet (at church) but I didn’t feel like doing that in a nasty bathroom. So, bottle it was! I would be interested to know…..where is the strangest place you have nursed your baby? haha! Mine is the toilet! :)
Tim and I headed back to the van just a bit earlier than everyone else so we could get E ready for “bed”. We changed her dipe, put her in jammies and I nursed her. Then it was time for her carseat. She slept the whole drive home!!!! yay! When we got home, she transitioned to her crib just fine.
So I would call that a successful first road trip!!!
I love taking Eleanor new places! It sure is a lot of work…..but it is so much fun!!!!!