This Memorial Weekend was a busy one for us. Brian took his usual trip to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes and Averie and I decided that we weren't going to sit at home bored while he was gone. My best friend in the entire world, Diana, had her little boy 10 days after Averie was born. We really wanted to get together some time during our maternity leave so that the kiddos could meet each other and we could baby swap for a few days. Well lets just say, I definitely was not bored flying to Denver. I thought about driving, but 2 hour feedings would make an eight hour drive turn into a 12 hour drive. A 90 minute flight seemed like a much more suitable solution. I will be honest though, flying with a baby by yourself is not the easiest thing in the world. Going through security was a joke. I had to hold Averie, take off my shoes and belt, take the stroller apart from the car seat, get everything on the belt to go through the xray, and the security guy had the nerve to stop me and say, "Mam, you need to take off the babies shoes." Are you kidding me?!? Really?! It did help that I have the world's best behaved baby. Averie is so easy and this trip really made me realize how lucky I am. She slept pretty much the entire time at the airport. When we got on the plane I was totally preparing myself to be one of those moms who frantically tries to calm her screaming child while all the other passengers glare in annoyance. This wasn't the case though. Averie ate while we took off and slept the rest of the way to Denver. All the people around me kept commenting on how they couldn't believe how good she did. That's my Averie girl. I really wanted a picture on the plane with her, but you know that flying alone thing didn't really allow for me to dig my camera out and snap a picture. So I guess you will just have to believe me that I did indeed go on an airplane with a one month old.
Once we got to Diana's we of course had to lay the kids side by side to compare. Averie is huge compared to Andrew. We could not believe the difference in length, width, everything!
Her feet were so much longer than Andrew's as well. She would wrap her toes around his, it was adorable.It was almost impossible to do much of anything while we were there. I have a new respect for parents of twins. Any time we would want to do something, it would take hours to get ready. Just when we would have one baby fed and ready, the other would wake up and need to be fed. They never managed to stay on the same schedule. It was exhausting to go anywhere. We did manage to make it to the park one day though and go for a walk. The weather was so nice and I really think the kids liked it as much as we did.Well, at least they were content. We tried out swinging for the first time in a long time. Diana and I noticed almost instantly that our hips have changed dramatically since the last time we tried to swing. Ouch!Andrew of course fell asleep instantly as Diana started to swing. This kid loves to be rocked and snuggled.And then there is Miss Averie. Doesn't really like to snuggle. Of course is WIDE awake. And must be facing out so she can see what is going on. I do think she enjoyed it though.
We had so much fun visiting. I can't wait to see Diana, Sean, and little Andrew again!After the trip to Denver, Brian and I went up to Logan with Andy and AmyLyn for some Caleb time. Brian and AmyLyn hadn't seen Caleb yet and the rest of us were dying to see him again. Speaking of how huge Averie is. It is ridiculous to even compare her and Caleb.
I can't believe how fast Averie has grown. She wasn't ever as tiny as Caleb is, but she was still pretty small. I can't believe that she used to be almost as small as her cousin is now. He is such a cutie and I can't wait for them both to grow up and be the best of friends.