Tonight after work I went on a secret mission (25 days to the reveal…) and happened to find this beautiful area off the beaten path! Sadly, I only had my phone with me and daylight was fading, but it us definitely a place I want to take the Mr. come real spring for some photos!
(This post is a continuation of the story I started yesterday about Babywearing.)
Fast forward to my pregnancy with E. I started to take a more laid-back approach to motherhood (ok, it’s probably the whole 2nd baby thing), and realized I could try to rock the baby wearing look. When I ordered my free (pay shipping) Udder Cover, I soon got an offer for a free Seven Sling. It involved sizing (which I measure all the time and according to their site have correct). Sizing scared me. What if I gained more weight than I expected? What if I suddenly lost weight post-baby? What if my ladies ballooned in cup size? So many ifs, so I bought size insurance. Evan arrived, and after he was a few weeks old, I decided to put him in the sling and walk around the house with him. I was comfortable, but he wasn’t exactly “close enough to kiss”. After about 5 minutes, he would get really upset. Now I see realize that the sling was pretty uncomfortable for him–I compare it to low thread count sheets. Basically, he didn’t like being held in a sling position by a carrier that I wouldn’t think twice about wearing as a piece of clothing.
Happy Birthday, Myron Cope!
Happy Birthday, Terrible Towel!
Today we take the final push to the Super Bowl. It is Ben’s 7th season. It is our 77th year as a franchise. It is in the cards, climbing the Stairway to Seven!
We are headed to church, decked in gear, pumping Black and Yellow. How many others from Steeler Nation will be wearing the colors? Sadly, my dad (the pastor) won’t be donning the jersey ’til sb, but will have a tie. That’s ok, our littles have plenty for us all. <3 GO STEELERS!!!
Last Thursday we joined our friends for dinner at Buffalo Blues (highly, highly recommend–even family friendly!) followed by a Tweet Up at Oh Yeah! for ice cream. The trip got wins from all of us, but mostly from Arianna who is lactose intolerant. She’s had ice cream off and on, but it always makes her have awful diapers and even swell around the mouth. NOT FUN. HOWEVER, Oh Yeah! has a great selection of soy ice cream and she was in Heaven. Her cup was absolutely devoured, she mostly used a spoon, I promise. We also got to meet some of the great Burgh tweeters like @SecretAgentL and @Wormy920. Greg and I both agree we’d like to go to another tweetup, and preferrably get to head out to one when I am not pregnant/sick and without the kiddos in tow. Either way, we’ll definitely do it again. A GREAT way to meet other awesome ‘burghers!
Last weekend we braved a very packed Zoo for “Baby Day”; however, it wasn’t everything we expected. There were some sponsor booths geared toward baby/toddlers; however, nowhere near the amount I expected. And it was seriously PACKED. People were rude–anyone with a stroller was basically pushed out of the way by 10-12 year olds rushing to see exhibits that weren’t going anywhere. It’s really sad to see parents letting kids get away with that. Sigh. I was a lot angrier over the situation on the day of, but it was just before another fun round of not eating anything but Jello for 2 1/2 days (so maybe it was the sick coming on). Greg said I needed to start to write my own B%&$# Blog, but I will leave that up to the Burgh experts! 🙂 I did tell him that you know, we have this blog and he could vent on his own…maybe one day I’ll convince him to get on and get involved. Either way, we’re heading back to the zoo tomorrow for Members Night so hopefully that will be a better experience.
We love the fact that we are Pittsburgh Zoo members. It never fails, there is always something new that sparks the little one’s interest—one time it’s the monkey house, another the penguins, another the elephants, another the koi in the “river” around the zebras and giraffes—and we always leave extremely satisfied. The Zoo has come a long way since I was a ‘lil Burgher myself, and it is about to get one more amazing feature: “The Top of the World”. Although it will take a few years and three phases, the fact that it is being built is awesome news for a mommy and daddy of (soon) two little ones who LOVE animals. (Ok, and really awesome for the daddy who knows all the scientific stuff about them and loves reptiles and amphibians.) If you haven’t heard about this coming attraction, check out the details from the article in Tuesday’s Tribune Review.