Friday, April 2, 2010

An Adventure

Written by Shannon Leigh

I'll admit it, I'm an over-packer.
BUT I had no idea what over packing was until I travelled with a baby, especially one that I have only known for 22 days.

We pulled up to the Hotel Burnham and I'm sure the valet thought we were staying for a week. I was slightly embarrassed, but hey I left my bouncy seat at home. The bellhop should count himself lucky.

Matt had a hearing in Chicago early Thursday morning so Ruby and I tagged along. One of the many perks of being a stay at home mom...

The 30th of March marked 6 YEARS since Matt and I had our first date.
It was like yesterday that we were sitting in Steak N' Shake talking into the wee hours of the morning. (The 24 hour Steak N' Shake in Carbondale happened to close one night a week for cleaning and that fateful night happened to be it. We literally got kicked out). It feels like I blinked and now we have a baby.

We decided we'd celebrate with dinner out in Chicago. We went to the Rosebud (one of my favorites) and dined in style, as stylish as it gets with a 22 day old baby in tow. Although the waiter did compliment us on the behavior of our child. "Why thank you sir, we've trained our three weak old well."
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We had a great view of the Chicago sign from our room, as well as the Joffrey Ballet. Ruby and I gazed out the window and watched the dancers prance as she drifted off to sleep.

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Thankfully the baby slept like a champ and we were ready for an "adventure" in the morning.
Luckily there was an H & M attached to the hotel, so we didn't have to go far.
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We even had time for a little photoshoot in the hotel.
I've recently discovered my child has no neck. She kinda looks like Humpty Dumpy with skinny little legs. Oh well, she's the cutest Humpty I've ever seen.
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2 comments:

About Me said...

ABSOLUTELY adorable!! Thanks for sharing so that I can live vicariously through you! ;)
~Diamend

Breanne said...

Looks like a very fun time! I love Chicago!

I'm glad she slept well for you while you were away from home. During my daughter's first month, her sleep is nowhere consistent enough to travel with her, so lucky you!

The photos are so sweet too!