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6 month check up and first road trip

Let me just preface this post by stating that I wrote this blog weeks ago! The hold up occurred because blogger wouldn't let me upload pictures (apparently I used up all of my free storage) To make matters worse, I accidentally deleted pictures from my earlier posts while trying to figure it out (I'll tackle that problem another day) As of now, the crisis seems to be resolved (I created a shutterfly share site)

Now to the original post...

Avery's 6 month check was, by far, the most traumatizing of all of her appointments thus far...she had serious stranger danger for the nurse and flipped at the doctor when he was examining her (she screamed bloody murder and had real tears!) She had to have 4 shots and the rotavirus. In terms of stats, she was/is perfect. She was 27 inches (85%) and weighed 17 lbs 4 oz (70%)

This past weekend Megan and I took Avery to New York. It was our first official road trip (unless you count our trip to the beach when she was really little) and our first time staying in a hotel.

Avery was great. We planned the drive around her naps. worked like a charm, as she slept the entire way there (and back).

On Friday, we picked up Panera Bread (so much more expensive than PA, but totally worth it!) and then checked into the hotel. We fed Avery food and let her get acclimated. We then put her down for a nap. When she woke up we took her to the "heated" indoor pool.

The water was way too cold...I could barely get my legs in. Avery loved it though. We were only in the water for a few minutes, but we managed to get plenty of pictures!


























































On Saturday, we went to our friend's house (Aunt Paff) and had breakfast with her and her mom. Avery played on the floor and enjoyed some food and puffs, while we munched on bagels. After breakfast we had to haul ass back to the hotel to prepare for the baby shower.

We had less than an hour to get the three of us showered and dressed. We also had to put Avery down for a nap. It was a little stressful, but we somehow managed to make it to the restaurant in time for Meg to help set up.

The food was awesome (we had calamari, salad, penne vodka, chicken parm, and way too many desserts!) Meg helped to make sure our friend enjoyed her special day and I got to parade Avery around. She was good as gold. It was a great day!

Here are some of the highlights from the shower:

Meg's first attempt at a diaper cake...






















Meg's super addictive brownie pops.





















































Saturday night we went out to eat at Panera. It wasn't as good as Friday (not sure if it was because we were full from the shower or just because the workers were in a rush) BUT we had fun with our friends.











































































When we went back to the hotel we passed out. Avery slept through the night without a peep (she slept through the night on Friday too!)

On Sunday, we went to the Christmas Tree Shoppe (the best store in the world!) and then met our friends at a diner for breakfast.
















It was an amazing weekend. I (we) can't wait until baby Mia is born, so we can do it again!

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