Charlie’s Dad On Vacation

Charlie’s dad is on vacation. It is going to be somewhat of a staycation. For his first day home, we decided to go to the park rather than sit around the house.

During breakfast, we gave a tiny box of raisins to Charlie. I never would have guessed that she was going to love raisins like she did. At most, I hoped she would eat the raisins and work on fine motor skills as she picked each raisin out of the box. The raisins were finished off quickly. She liked the raisins so much that she started eating the box (Good bye oral aversion!) and screamed hysterically when the box was taken away.happyhiker_edited

After breakfast, we packed into the car and headed to the park. Charlie was excited that she was allowed to ride in the stroller like a big girl (without her infant seat). Prior to today, we used her infant seat for long hikes because she was too small for the stroller and lacked the core strength sit comfortably. She did very well considering it was her first time hiking in the stroller.

hiding_editedDuring the hike, we stopped by her favorite rock. She was terrible at hiding from her daddy. Nonetheless, she worked out excess energy and we had a good laugh.

We finished off the afternoon adventure by playing in the grass in front of the visitor center. She crunched leaves in her hand and shared her toys with her dad.

Overall, it was an excellent way to spend the afternoon. I can only hope that the rest of her dad’s vacation goes as well.

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About Rebecca Wood

In May 2012, my pregnancy ended three and a half months early due to severe early onset preeclampsia. This is my collection of thoughts and media. It is an attempt to document and discuss our experience of navigating the post NICU world. View all posts by Rebecca Wood

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