Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Baby's First NFL Game

Yep, it's true. We took our almost 3-week old baby to the Packers vs. Redskins game on Sunday. Once we learned the Packers would be playing in DC for their wildcard playoff game, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go to the game. Jon procured tickets in the club level so we had an indoor climate controlled concourse for changing, feeding and any other baby-related needs. The plan was to hopefully take Charlie - I couldn't imagine not getting to go the game myself, and at this point in his life, Charlie and I pretty much go everywhere together.

It was either going to be the dumbest or coolest thing we've done as new parents.

We left the house early (we are quickly learning that you can never prepare to leave the house too early with a baby on board). Once we arrived at the stadium, we changed and fed Charlie in the car (btw, a cheesehead doubles as an excellent nursing pillow) before adding his warmer layers and noise-canceling headphones. The kickoff temperature was 60 degrees, but the temp dropped quite a bit throughout the game. He had on two cozy layers, two hats, one scarf and was bundled up against Dad in the Ergo carrier to stay nice and toasty.

Charlie was a total rockstar. He slept through the first half, went inside to eat at halftime, came back out midway through the third quarter and slept until the end of the game. He was a big hit with Packers and Redskins fans alike. We got a few judgmental glances, but most people thought it was awesome. Of course, the best part is that Charlie was good luck. The Packers won, and it was glorious to be there for the victory.

Definitely the coolest thing we've done as new parents.


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