Ahhhhh…the first few months with a newborn (or, in our latest case, newbornS). Sleepless nights, showerless days. The neverending cycle of diapers and feedings and laundry. Feelings of awesomeness and loneliness. Pride and exhaustion. This time is incredible for so many reasons.
And so short.
When we had Evie more than eight years ago, we didn’t know what to expect. But, we were living in New York City and we were eager to enjoy all the city had to offer. So, Evie came along for the fun! We took her out to dinner in the evenings, and during the day we went all over town.
Brooklyn to visit my cousin and her baby:
The Today Show:
Day trips on the train to Philly:
And weekend trips to the shore:
Fast forward five more kids and eight years, and here we are in the middle of Chicago with twins. It would be easy to hunker down and wait out the first year or so, but, well, LIFE is happening and I don’t want to miss a minute of it. We don’t have a nighttime sitter we trust to watch all six kids – and I am breastfeeding the babies – so we have been bringing them with us to lots of fun events after sunset. Slide them into a baby carrier and GO!
Celebrating my brother’s 30th birthday at a super fun bar:
Cubs game (#gocubsgo #flythew):
Fancy dinner out with my parents:
Heck, they even tagged along when Chris and I celebrated our 10th anniversary!
Sadly, I think their portablity is waning. Now that they are almost four months old they like to go to bed around 7:30 in a quiet and dark room, and they get cranky when that doesn’t happen. I like that their routine is very slowly becoming more predictable, but I’m sad we won’t have our little late night buddies with us anymore.
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