Friday, October 5, 2012

Peanut’s first road trip.

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….

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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. 

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We got peanut all dressed up in her cheerleading outfit for the game!  She was sooooo adorable I could hardly stand it!!!!!!!!

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Then it was time to enter the ZOU……

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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! 

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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. 

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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!

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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!!!!!

Go Tigers!

xo,

Amanda

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness she is adorable in that cheerleading outfit! It sounds like a perfect trip, and just the right length of car ride. Glad everything went so smoothly!

Natalie said...

ahhhh, the life of a nursing Mama!!! Go you! And Go E! A successful trip :) I can't think of the weirdest place I've ever nursed...probably lots of them, haha! I miss nursing a lot, but I definitely don't miss the logistics of days like this-trying to figure out when and where you can make it happen :) Callyn would never take a bottle so that was never an option. I guess I usually just found my way back to the car or something! But we never went to a football game ;) Good for you guys for not letting having a baby stop you from doing fun things!

Jessica said...

Ah! That cheerleader outfit is adorable!

I've breastfed just about everywhere. Restaurants, bathrooms, the car, malls, peoples homes... everywhere!

Courtney @ One Fine Wire said...

oh my dear lord - she is PRECIOUS!!!

Theresa said...

You guys are brave! I don't think I would have been able to do a game like that with a baby. She looks so cute in her cheerleading outfit.
Doesn't your church have a nursing mothers' room? No one should ever have to breastfeed in a bathroom. I remember I was at a restaurant once and asked the hostess if there was a quiet place where I could nurse. There was half the restaurant that wasn't even being used so I thought maybe she'd suggest I go in there. No! She told me I could go in the ladies' restroom. I did because I didn't want to make waves at my nephew's party but I felt so disgusting in there. Never again!
I used to nurse my son in the sling walking around in the mall. No one could tell and he was quiet :)

Lauren said...

that outfit is tooo stinkin' precious!

and yes, the life of a nursing mama! The weirdest place I've ever nursed was at the STL Cardinals game. According to the website they have rooms for nursing mothers & to find an usher for access...well the nursing room was basically just a little corner in the ladies bathroom with a bench & no door! ha! I had a bottle, but decided to just bite the bullet and do it!

Breeann said...

Oh my gosh, she is so stinkin' adorable in that outfit! I can't believe how big she is getting! :) xoxo

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

She is so cute!! And good for you guys for being adventurous! The logistics of babies eating/sleeping is always tricky!