Thursday, July 25, 2013

In New York....

This was a big trip for us.  First official trip without baby Layne out of state, left for 3 nights and 4 days.  Andrew was in a wedding of our college friend Bryan in Westchester New York.
So we flew into NYC on Saturday morning and took the Metra North Train up north about 30 minutes.
Got there and went to one of the most beautiful (fancy) weddings I have ever been to.
The food and drinks were amazing and the view was just as great!

After a super fun night- we were off to the city on Sunday.  We stayed with our old friend Kelly who lives on the upper east side. (she's not old, we have just been friends a long time) ;)

Her street.  

Best bagels ever

We went out to dinner and drinks Sunday night- and then Monday Andrew and I hit the city!  We went to the Guggenheim Museum and saw the James Turrell Exhibit which was great.  Andrew the art teacher says :   he focuses on light as a sculptural medium  
I say:  There is lots of light and it changes colors.  :)

When we walked in we saw all the people laying on the floor looking up. That in itself was almost cooler than the art.  I mean I know it's apart of the art.....Art.  It's all art. ha!  

Andrew the photographer

What everyone was looking at.

Super cool. 
We also went to the Metropolitan Museum and saw a exhibit about PUNK! Fashion. Also super cool (no pictures allowed in that one)

Then we went to Time Square- just to see it again.  I have been to NYC many times but I gotta see Times Square when I go. The theatre dork in me always gets a little nostalgic walking on Broadway!  

NYC Taxi
Thank you again to Auntie Aimee for watching Layne.  I must say I am so blessed to have her here and so happy she loves Layne so much that she can handle her and the three kids she already has !  THANK YOU!  
Also- As i mentioned in my 9 month update. I am still breastfeeding.  So this trip was very interesting for me. I had to stop where I was every 4 hours- and Pump!  
I am so proud of myself for doing it and I saved and brought back on the plane 40 ounces!  (i didn't keep the milk when i was drinking).
I pumped at a bar called American Trash
I pumped in Times Square at Toys R Us.  Note to future nursing mama travellers- Baby's R Us has a "mothers room"  And i sorta remembered that they did, this is why I chose this store when we hit times square. 
I pumped in Laguardia Airport in a corner while people were waiting for their flight.
I pumped at the wedding. 
And i carried my milk all over the city and back home where its now safely in my freezer.  (pats self on back). 
When i got home- Layne latched on just as I had never left.  Thank goodness.  I was worried.  

Back to NYC- It was such a fun trip and I was so happy to be there but even happier to come home to my little one.  

Next big trip- Portland, Oregan for another wedding and to see our friend Sarah.  This time, we are bringing Layne. Sarah had a baby (Baby Ike) A week after me, so I am so excited to get the babes together. 

Till Next Time New York!  Thanks for the hospitality Kelly!

9 Months!

9 months seems so old doesn't it?  IT DOES !!  She is a moving/ crawling/ pulling up/ lifting/ standing/ never sits still toddler!!  JK.  I know she's not a toddler yet.  She's still my little baby Roo.  But man how things are changing.  No more sitting around the park or play dates holding on to my non mobile baby.  Now I am at play dates up and on the move following this little one making sure she doesn't get in to any trouble!  :)  Cute trouble of course.

Let's see- this past month as i mentioned above she's grown leaps and bounds!  We had her 9 month check up.

Weight: 20.3 pounds - 75th percentile
Height:  28.5  75th percentile
Head: 45.2inches (forgot the percentile)

We got a new pediatrician this month (our other one changed professions)  So I was excited to meet her and i like her so much more than the old one.  Andrew went with me to this appointment and thank goodness he did... because at the 9 month appt. they DRAW BLOOD!  From the baby's arm!! it was heartbreaking and so wrong to see. Just a warning out there... no shots on the 9 month... but yeah blood drawn- just as bad.

her poor little arm. 
We celebrated the 4th of July!  A lot of my friends were asking me how she did at the fireworks- and she did great!  To be honest it didn't even cross my mind not to bring her with to see the fireworks.  She was only up a little bit later than her bed time.   And we had a fun day spending time in the burbs with the Chobot's/ Adair's

Momma got a momma hair cut:

10 inches!  And donated to locks of love
Layne is a crawling machine (as previously mentioned)

Lots of fun activities!  Went to Millennium Park for the first time

Cruz and Layne

Went Swimming for the first time (she's an old pro now)

We went to more festivals! Logan Square art Fest and West Fest

She went to her first funeral.  RIP Baba.  Andrew's 99 year old grandmother past away.  She lived a long wonderful life and left behind a HUGE Family!  Layne was apart of the 44 great grandkids.
We love you Baba!

Pulling her self up and standing!

Girl Group! (i picked the picture where layne looks the happiest- it's my blog!) ;)

Lola, Sophie, Layne, Ayla, Mckenna

Lots of pictures!  Happy 9 months Layne.  Momma and Daddy went to NYC and left you with Auntie Aimee but that was technically after your 9 month b-day. I'll do a separate post about nyc.

At 9 months:
we started her on 3 meals a day. and snacks throughout the day.  Still making our own food and giving her finger foods.
Still on a pretty strict napping schedule.  Up 2 hours- nap- up 2 hours- nap- up 3 hours- sleep.
She is still sleeping 12 hours a night with a wake up after 8/9 hours then back to sleep. Mama's little sleeper- thank goodness.  Anyone who knows me- knows i am a SLEEPER.
This weekend we are going Camping with the Chobot's! Baby's first camping trip!
Breastfeeding still going strong! Although our sessions are much shorter and she is much more distracted lately. moving around/ kicking/ pinching my arm.  ha!  I still love it though. :)

ps. Summer is over.

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