Three days after we returned home from the beach, Owen and I packed up and headed to Milwaukee for a MOPS conference. Way back in the summer, when I was talking with the steering team about this conference, my friend Mary said, without any prompting or hesitation, that she would watch Ian for me so that I could go. Whether he needed to spend the night or not, depending on Jim's schedule, she would take him for us. WHAT?!? So, it was decided that I would go with Owen and my friend and co-coordinator, Anna.
The day before I left I learned that all of my phone photos and videos were lost from March until now. UGH. Painful to know that all of these are lost forever, but life goes on.
I tried to be very careful with my packing and making sure that I was giving Ian, especially, a lot of present, undistracted mama time. It was so fun to watch these guys play simultaneously.
And, fortunately, he slept just fine in the hotel! I brought his sheepskin and borrowed a pack 'n play from the hotel and he felt right at home. It was even better than home because of the blackout curtains! After staying up until 2 AM due to delayed flights, he let us sleep until 9 AM!! WOO!
One of the ladies I met in the sweet baby suite was from Milwaukee and she told us all about the town, the area, and then walked with us down to Rock Bottom Brewery for lunch one day.
Someone was happy to see me, too. Missed this boy.