Tuesday, October 10, 2006

St. Louis--Jack's First Trip





















Well, we had a GREAT weekend in St. Louis! My mom's friend Phylllis (from Wichita) had a daughter that got married this past weekend in St. Charles-a beautiful town outside of St. Louis. So us ladies took it as an opportunity for a get-away, while Adam and his buddies got together for a "back to the river" fishing trip. Needless to say, we both needed a vacation, unfortunately it wasn't with each other...bummer.

We started our trip with tons of packing. We packed more clothes for Jackson than any child needs! I made more trips to Babies R Us over the past week, too. Adam has pretty much banned me from going there anymore--there is always something to buy! After getting everything together for Jack, we left for the airport on Friday morning, ready to get through security--our little sandwich bags of liquids (tummy drops, Tylenol, Germ-X, Aquaphor) and we made it through with flying colors--our arms were full, but we made it! Once we were on the plane, I nursed Jack and he went right to sleep! Perfect little flyer!

I also must note, that as a backup, we started Jackson on formula (giving him a small bottle a couple times before we flew, and then one small bottle on the plane to top him off) Let me tell you, formula gives him the worst gas I have ever been around! He can clear a room--or a plane, wherever you are! No more formula for this little guy! On top of that, he didn't poop for 3 days, and I was nervous that he would have a blow out at the wedding, so on Saturday morning, we gave him a supository trying to get him to poop before we left--it didn't work until the reception, and of course, it was a blow out and required a clothing change! So much for the wedding outfit....

We got to the hotel, and it was fantastic! I love Embassy Suites! Our room was spacious and relaxing, and the hotel got us a pack n' play, which I thought was nice of them! Friday night, we got dressed and headed down to happy hour where we met up with mom's friends Jeane and Ann (also from Wichita). They check the blog all the time, so they have seen Jackson and know all about his happenings, but Jackson got to meet them and "grandma" Jeane said she was in love! (although the gas thing was emabarrasing!) Jeane used to be a L&D nurse, so she took to him like a pro! After dinner, we all hung out in our room, and Jackson entertained on the floor for everyone--and said his first words (not officially!) He was talking up a storm, as usual, and the words "no-no" came out clear as day! We all looked at each other and laughed! So cute!

We started Saturday off with the constipation thing (I wasn't worried, but concerned about the mess later!) The wedding was beautiful! Jackson did very well during the ceremony, although we sat in the very back of church just in case. I burst into tears when I saw Lauren (she's a year younger than me, but I have always seen her as the younger sister, not as the beautiful grown women in the gorgeous wedding gown and it made me realize how much things change) After the ceremony, we stopped at Bass Pro Shop to get daddy a gift, and found that they have an infant section as well, so we bought Jackson a "My First Fishing Hat"! It's freaking adorable! I just love him in hats!

The reception was great--we danced, and passed the baby! Saturday night, I was so tired and it was kinda chilly, so we tried co-sleeping, which does not work for me. He takes up alot of the bed and I don't get any sleep! Every little movement wakes me up--and again with the gas that kept me up! Did I mention no more formula! Breastfeeding poos and toots don't smell!

But it is nice to be back home with daddy-we missed him! It's amazing how much this little sucker grows! He's so alert and steady and grabbing for everyhing....so active it's ridiculous! We still love him....

3 comments:

Sheri said...

Oooohhhhh he is adorable! Can't even say which picture I like more, there are so many. Thanks for the info on your trip - was anxious to hear. Mike said it went smoothly!

Annette said...

Lauren was a beautiful bride and it was a great day! It was so nice to see everyone and get caught up (wish you could have joined us Sheri). Jackson earned his wings, such a good boy. When and where is the next adventure???

Ramie Babcock said...

I think we should go to Wichita this weekend, but I'm not sure if he's up for a car ride! Sometime soon though! We need to get Jack and Coop together for some pics!