|On our way! Trevor drove us. We were sad to say good bye to him, we really miss him. He is gone a lot and can't make it back but every couple of months.|
|Waiting for the bus at the airport in Boston. Tired of traveling, ready to get to our hotel room!|
Driving around Boston!
Out touring Boston. We didn't see much, it was hard to know where to go and what would be the most fun. Next time, an hour and a half duck tour will be on the list! We found a TERRIFIC Mediterranean restaurant. So good! Locally owned, and the cook was terrific. Very fresh.
The moment! I get to try the cupcakes! I looked forward to this ever since I found out they had a store in Boston. They have cute tops and we were all excited to open the fancy box they put them in.
And, their boxes stink! It looks like we tossed the box around, but we didn't. Ha ha. It was funny.
"The girls will think your foxy if you chug a little Moxy in the state of Maine." This was the soda's slogan. Greg had the traditional drink in Freeport with a delicious Lobster Roll. There were a ton of shops there and we walked around for a bit and enjoyed part of a concert. It was really loud, the music was great. I didn't think it'd be good for Tess's developing hearing so, we went. It was getting late anyway.
This is my favorite little sleeping look. So content, exactly after eating, late at night and could barely open her eyes to eat!
After a bath, she loves them! She is always so excited afterwards.
Sporting the cute headband that great-grandma Grams gave her.
Checking out Gram. They got along perfectly. We will hopefully see her again sometime soon! Maine is so far away, it will be hard to make it out very often.
All wrapped up, comfy.
The kids loved the pinata!
Boston Redsocks fan!
First smile caught on camera. She smiles a ton, but it is still pretty random. She kind of looks like a cancer patient with her little hat. But it is such a cute face!
Albert, Heidi, Gram, Bart
A million dollar smile, always such a happy girl! And a BIG announcement, if you read her shirt! Excited for Anne and Reed to welcome their 4th in March, due on Harley's birthday the 7th.
The luxurious house with a fabulous view!
Trying to make her laugh...
she was definitely not old enough to think that was funny yet, but she didn't mind either.
Greg swam to a rock in the middle of the lake, Ben swam with him on the way there while Amanda and Stu rowed in the canoe. Stu swam on the way home.
Hanging out with Grampy Sloat! They had some good bonding time. It was so fun to have everybody meet her when she was only a few weeks old! I just love all my in laws, nieces, and nephews. Every time I am around them, every fun group text, etc I think, I am just so lucky! I love Greg's family, my family now! They are all such wonderful people. I couldn't ask for a better family.
Mr. Dallin with Tess again. Like a big brother to her! He is such a big hearted softy....
Fancy, fresh, lobster dinner! These were caught only the night before!
Digging in! Gram is showing everybody how to eat them!
Puzzles! They almost finished a really tough one! They just didn't have enough time, otherwise they would have.
I feel like this is what I did most of the time, feed Tess! So, I used the nursing cover a lot. I didn't want to have to be in our room for so much of the time in Maine. So, I was around a lot with this on while she ate. It's funny what a different perspective I have now of the whole trip. I started this blog post almost right after we got back but just hadn't finished yet. I was so unadjusted and so exhausted. Now, I am very much adjusted and have learned a few tricks and treasures that have made feeding more flexible. First, I went to the lactation specialist and she taught me how to pump right so I have plenty of milk. Second, I know how to use the milk and and feed her when we are on the fly and I can't feed her right away. Third, she is sleeping longer!!! She sleeps 4-5 hours the first leg of the night and then up every two hours but it has made such a big difference! I don't think mother's really are willing to say it, but I will! Having a baby is the best thing you could ever do and will bring you the most joy, but it is extremely difficult. On your body. On your emotions. It's a good thing they do bring you so much joy, or you may not have very many! You also adjust, and learn to truly enjoy everything about the changes they bring. Some changes are easier to adjust to. Like how adorable they are and how amazingly fast they grow. Others, like night time and trying to figure out how to make sure they are happy and fed every two hours is something that is harder to get used to. Now, I enjoy our night time feedings. I don't always pop up like a spring chick, but I always get there and I love feeding her at night, it is our special time. Now that I am in school, I really enjoy it because I miss so much during those hours of the day. Right now, I am almost half way through with the semester...yippee!!
First time I am digging in! It was really good. I was kind of a wimp though! Greg thought that was funny, he knew I'd be like that. It kind of creeps me out to eat the animal, and I can tell what animal it is. Like a pig picking party...not my thing.
MORE CUTE KIDS!
On a walk one morning with Tess.
My view of her, all bundled up in the Ergo Baby! Oh gosh, I love this little face. She is such a sweet little girl.
Snoozing, this is how she always sleeps if she isn't bundled. We were waiting to leave for Moosehead Lake for dinner.
Bad hair moment! The hairbands make her hair stick up in the front, so funny when we slip them off.
Little family photo! Gives me motivation to loose the extra 20 pounds I gained when pregnant.
Ice cream faces!
Yep, I definitely have the cutest nieces and nephews. I wish we could see them more!