Last week I hit the big 3-0 on the same day the Trikester surpassed the six-week mark. Celebrating this milestone birthday didn’t involve a crazy party or far-flung vacation, but I still had a wonderful day with my little family.
Following the advice of our pediatrician, we’ve done our best to keep the baby at home and away from public places. Cold and flu season is in full swing in the northeast, so I’ve tried really hard to follow orders. Minus a trip to the post office and a few visits to the doctor’s office, we haven’t left the house with the baby. Can you say cabin fever?
To celebrate my birthday and the Trikester’s entrance into society, we took a day trip to Skaneateles, a resort town in the Finger Lakes. It was a little nerve-wracking, as we haven’t spent any time in public with the baby. Would he cry the whole time? How would I nurse? Could we pull off doing normal people things with the Trikester in tow?
I’m happy to report that the trip was a great success! The Trikester did his part and slept peacefully in his car seat during the drive. It’d have been nice to sit in the front seat with Mr. Tricycle, but chilling next to the baby in the back did give me an excuse to dose off and take a sleep-deprived mama nap.
Since we were going to be walking around the whole day, going into little shops, and navigating snow and slush, we opted to use the Ergo instead of our stroller. Actually, the Trikester made that decision for us, as he hates the stroller and instantly falls asleep in the Ergo, so it was sort of a no-brainer. The comments we got while walking around were interesting; tons of people asked Mr. Tricycle if he “had a baby in there.” I guess he got sick of answering, because by the end of the day his standard reply was, “No, I’m just practicing.”
Our visit included a trip to a jewelry story to add to my push present/Christmas present/birthday present – we ordered a pendant inscribed with all of the Trikester’s birth stats to add to the birthstone charms I was already wearing on a necklace. After jewelry shopping, we ate lunch at a famous fish fry place. The baby slept soundly while we chowed down. As a side note, it’s kind of rough being an MSPI mama and dining out. I’m still not eating dairy or soy, and it seems to really help the Trikester, but it makes finding food a challenge. Mr. Tricycle got to scarf down fried fish and onion rings, but I made do with a bowl of chili (which was delicious, nonetheless).
We walked around and went in all the cute little shops. Now that we’ve got a baby we had an excuse to spend time in the fun toy stores, where we picked out all the things we want to buy for the Trikester some day. We’ve got to be careful or little man is going to be one spoiled child.
All in all it was a super successful outing and a great way to celebrate turning 30 with my little family. Glad the Trikester and I got to share a milestone day together.
How do you like to celebrate? Kids or no kids?