Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 36: New York, New York!

With all of us in good health, we went ahead with our scheduled trip to New York.  I will summarize it by saying that traveling with an infant is EXHAUSTING.  He wants to eat when it's time to be in motion, sleep when it's time to socialize with the relatives that we traveled so far to see, needs PT to be done when I'm hungry, and wants to nurse at 3 a.m. when no one else wants to be doing much of anything at all.  That said, it was a great trip, I only went to bed at 7:30pm on one of the four nights, and we had a lot of fun with Grandma and Grandpa.

Lemon also really enjoyed seeing Great Grandma Virginia again.  The two of them seem to have a special rapport.  He was even willing to wake up from a very peaceful nap on the floor to spend more time talking to her.

Although we spent most of our trip in Queens with Papa Bear's family, we did venture into Manhattan for one day to spend time with Uncle Jared.

We went out for a great brunch with a bunch of my cousins who live there. No doubt Lemon will come to idolize these hip urbanites when he's a bit older!

Of course our visit to Manhattan was complicated slightly by the fact that we left Lemon's antibiotics in Uncle Jared's refrigerator and didn't realize it until we'd already gone down into the subway station, so we had to climb all the way back out of the station again and meet up for a sketchy New York-style drug hand-off, through a fence at the back of a parking lot.

We rounded out the trip with one last breakfast this morning in Queens before heading back to Madison.

This was the first trip we'd taken as a family with Madison as our home base.  Coming back here still doesn't feel quite like coming home for me and Papa Bear, but it sure does for Lemon.  He went into such a state of manic glee when we got home, laughing and smiling and babbling and bouncing all around that he completely collapsed at 5:15pm.  Which doesn't bode especially well for tonight, so I think I'd better get to bed!

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