Baby’s first night outPosted: March 18, 2013
Saint Patrick’s Day is clearly one of our favorite holidays so it was a must that our newest addition, Patrick, celebrate!
Below are a few laughs and lessons learned.
- Our newborn, Patrick, was sweet as could be – he even slept through the loud bagpipes.
- Our oldest, Andrew, got to beat the Irish Rovers’ drum.
- Andrew had his first Irish dancing lesson on stage.
- Andrew held the Irish flag with the bag pipers as I balanced little brother Patrick on the other side.
- As my Mom does, my sister made friends with everyone within ten feet of us – random girls our age (my age) gave us their business card before they left for photo exchange via email; the Irish dancers, older ladies in the bathroom, etc.
- It takes at least triple the time a new-Mom expects to get out the door (challenge to find clothes that are clean for the kids and the right size for her post-baby, etc. (THANK YOU, my MOM for all your help and patience, otherwise we would’ve missed the party!)).
- Traffic in any big city on a party weekend such as Saint Patrick’s Day is horrendous; it took us over an hour by car to travel three miles to be downtown near the Board of Trade in Chicago.
- Our oldest loves extra attention and will rise to any occasion.
- If you attend an event with advanced seating, RSVP early and request seating near the front so everyone gets a good view of the entertainment.
- My parents urged me to stay in the conversation while nursing our baby, but I had to be extra modest in front of the stage – it is tricky for newborns to latch and hard to multi-task and be discreet, which meant I hurt myself adjusting under blankets and scarves, so excused myself at the rest of our weekend outings to get a better latch with some privacy.
I’d love to hear about your first experience bringing your baby out! …