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Chicago Adventure

We had an AMAZING time in Chicago on our first family overnight. Drake was great in the car, and we made it to Daddy’s meeting venue with plenty of time to spare.

Mommy and Drake spent the day at Frontier Park in Naperville. They had a free children’s concert and we climbed at the playground, took a walk, and finished with a picnic.

We picked Daddy back up and headed through rush hour traffic downtown to our hotel. After checking in and unloading, we headed to Hard Rock for dinner.

The awesome host gave us a large corner booth. It was perfect for a kid who’d spent most of his day in the car and it didn’t overlook any other patrons.

D bopped and grooved to every song that came on, and DEVOURED a potato boat from our combo appetizer.

The next day was spent exploring the Magnificent Mile and taking a tour of Wrigley Field. We did learn that with a 1 year old you don’t fit in nearly what you expect to, and that pre2’s Drake is a pretty awesome travel buddy.












Mommy Guilt: EI

There’s a lot of second guessing going on in my house right now. With D’s low birthweight and left c lubfoot, I could have tried to qualify him for early intervention services a long time ago. I asked the questions at his well visits and his first NICU follow up clinic, but since it wasn’t pushed very hard we opted to wait.

Of course, now I have to wonder if we waited too long and that extra year could have helped him. Despite his Neonatologist’s telling me that the work I’m doing with him has nothing to do with his low muscle tone and gross motor delays, I feel responsible.

His appointment for evaluation is set for Monday, so if anyone that’s done this dance before has any tips I’m all ears and eyes. 🙂

To add to the mommy guilt buffet, we went on a tour of his school for next year on Friday and Monday he came down with a yucky stomach virus. Fever, running at both ends, the whole nine yards. I know we’ve been taking him out in the world more after over a year of isolation and he could have picked it up anywhere, but way to make me second guess myself and his readiness universe!

Today, he is playing and resting much better, so I think we are through the worst of it. Just in time for our 2 days to Chicago with Daddy during a business trip next week. It will be our first overnight away as a family that isn’t at a hospital! We’re staying downtown and plan to take a tour of Wrigley Field, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, walk on the shores of Lake Michigan, go to Navy Pier, and shop on  the Magnificent Mile. I can’t wait for our first big adventure!



Drake’s 3rd Birthday

February 20th, 2015

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