Sunday, September 22, 2013

Beer and Lighthouses - St Augustine

 For Daddy's birthday (32 again :) we decided to undertake our most ambitious baby-adventure yet... 

Chad wanted to hear a world respected brewmaster speak at a reception in St Augustine.  Something about ancient beer archeology...  Our friend Forrest wanted to go too so we decided to make a day of it.  We toured the St. Augustine lighthouse and grounds and learned about how they are discovering and preserving shipwreck artifacts found in 'The Nations Oldest Port'.  Then the beer reception started at 5 and proved to be a good time for all... except for Julia... 

After the 2 hour drive and 3 hours touring the grounds she was hot, tired, and DONE!  although we were prepared to meet all of her (admittedly simple needs) we didn't account for her basic annoyance at being hot and generally disgruntled with her lack of familiar surroundings.  She and I decided to skip the reception and just wandered around killing time and waiting for the boys to finish.  Not a roaring success but not too shabby for her 5 week birthday and Chad had a great time so it was worth it. 

A few interesting tidbits from the past week: 

  • She coughed for the first time.  She has always sneezed to clear her airway but coughing is new and so cute!
  • She is playing on her playmat and holding her head up for many minutes at a time.  When she is done though she is quick to let you know.
  • She is sleeping 2-3 hours during the day and 4-6 at a stretch at night.  There are some mornings I am pretty groggy but if I get one 6 hour stretch I feel great. I am very lucky in the sleeping department, I have friends who are up every 2-3 hours all night long.  I pray she doesn't regress from here.
Mama and Julia at 5 weeks

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