Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit Chris' grandparents in Towson, Maryland- just outside the Baltimore city limits. We always look forward to going up to visit, but this trip was extremely special for us all because it was the first time that Nanna and Poppop (Chris' grandparent's- Robert and Doris Ireland) were able to meet Avery and Micah. This was such a special weekend and I'm sure we have a thousand pictures from our time there, but I will try my best to pick out some of my favorite photos to share with you. It was also Avery's first time on an airplane and she did absolutely fabulous! We are so proud of our little monkey! Here is a recap of our weekend.
Saturday March 12: What a long day! We woke up at 5am to get ready for our trip and I have to admit, I was a bit anxious about flying with Avery. I didn't want to be "that passenger" with the screaming baby. I was also really nervous about having to nurse her in public since I have made it 4.5 months without having to do so! We woke Avery up (2 hours early) when my dad arrived at our house around 6am to take us to the airport. Our first flight from FL to ATL went so smoothly. I nursed Avery after we boarded in hopes that she would still be eating during our take-off. Unfortunately, we were a few minutes delayed on the ground and she was therefore finished eating and had no interest in her pacifier during the take-off. I was worried about her ears since she wasn't sucking on anything, but she didn't seem bothered at all. I had to laugh because I had myself all worked up about having to nurse her on the plane and it turned out to be NO BIG DEAL! This plane was super small and we were seated in row 17- the last row on the plane. There were two teenage boys next to us, probably around 15 years old and they loved Avery. The best part was when they looked over to find her under my nursing cover eating- they immediately looked the other way and it was obvious they were quite uncomfortable- but we had a good laugh! Avery fell asleep for the last 20 minutes of the flight and didn't even flinch when we landed. After a 2 hour layover in Atlanta we were back on a plane, which was much bigger this time, and I was able to successfully nurse Avery during our takeoff. She slept maybe 30 minutes on this flight. Guess what else? For those Real Housewife fans- Bethenny Frankel was on our flight from Atlanta to Baltimore. Pretty cool, huh? Avery didn't make a peep on either one of our flights that day. She did so well and we were so incredibly proud of her!