Monday, March 19, 2012
This past weekend we went on our first little 'vacation' since N was born. My brother lives in Springfield, IL which is about 3 and a half hours away from Indy. My parents, sister, BIL, and us all drove in for the weekend. We had a wonderful time - N was awesome. It was his first time staying in a hotel and he did great. Both days he went to sleep without a problem and only woke up once, basically just what he's been doing at home since moving to the crib in his own room. On Saturday we went to a St. Patrick's Day parade and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (which is very interesting, by the way). I wasn't sure how everything would go with nursing and carting N all over town but he did great, plus there was a nursing room in the visitor center and the museum which worked out perfect. The nursing room happened to be occupied at the museum when we needed it, which was funny because we only saw one other baby the whole time we were in the museum - really, what are the chances? So we just nursed on a bench that was in the restroom which worked out fine. The museum staff was great, they were so concerned and apologetic that the room was occupied. Figuring out where to nurse when we are out and about has been one of my biggest concerns since N was born, but it's turning out to not be as big of an issue as I thought. I do wish there were more 'nursing friendly' places of course, but so far we haven't run into too many issues. Plus, it's not too difficult to nurse in the car when you need to!