Today was a great day. We had a relaxing morning, Ayden and I took a nice morning nap together, then hung out at Jess and Adam's neighborhood pool right before lunch.
Jess is a long time friend of mine. We danced together for as long as we can remember and were duet partners for 10 years. She met Adam through work here in Nashville and he and David really hit it off when they met which has made it really fun. Jess and Ayden are also birthday buddies. My due date was January 17th and Jess always hoped he'd wait until her birthday. After all was said and done she said to him, "I wanted you to come on my birthday but you didn't have to go through all that to make it happen!" I'm glad that he has such a great person to share his birthday with. Jess and Adam are getting married in October, and I am one of Jess' bride's maids, so we'll be back here before we know it!
Ayden got a little fussy after a while at the pool and practically gave me a hicky on my shoulder so I nursed him while lunch was being prepared only for him to fall asleep again! His afternoon nap usually isn't until around 2pm or so and it was only 12:30. The sun and pool must have tuckered him out more than I realized. He got in another good nap and woke up in a good mood. We all hung out, got our showers and got ready and around 4:30 he was asleep again! That nap was shorter but traveling must really take it out of our little guy!
|All tuckered out!|
After dinner we headed to a Nashville Sounds' game. Just like his first baseball game experience, Ayden was absolutely mesmerized by all the sights and sounds of the game. He enjoyed looking at the lights and field as well as people watching all around. Around 9:30 he finally started getting sleepy so I got out the nursing cover and he went right to sleep.
I have to say that ever since we stopped our sleep training attempts and just let things fall naturally into place, Ayden rarely fights sleep. I remember bragging about this on him as a newborn. I'd say, "He doesn't stay asleep very long, but he's so easy to get to sleep and back to sleep whenever he does wake up. When we started sleep training, that all changed and he would fight sleep all the time. Now, he lets me know when he's ready and willingly falls asleep. I am so glad we have found our groove again and that, even while traveling, we are in sync.
Now Ayden is in bed and we are watching a movie and enjoying some grown up time with our friends. We always wish we lived closer to Jess and Adam but it is nice to have an excuse for a road trip and visiting such a fun place!