the baloney bug

the baloney bug Last week Jon and I took the baby and the dog down to Maryland to celebrate my mom’s birthday.  My parents had made reservations at Range, a restaurant owned by Bryan Voltaggio who was runner up on Top Chef (coming in second to his brother Michael).

Bryan is from my hometown and has three restaurants there, which are all amazing.  So when my parents made reservations at his fourth restaurant Jon and I were game.  The only snag in the plan was we had a baby and no babysitter.  My mom insisted that we bring her along, so we agreed.  Not to brag or anything, but Adelaide is an amazing baby.  She really only cries when she’s hungry, and even then it’s the tiniest little cry.

She slept the entire dinner in her car seat, waking just as dessert was finishing up.  That’s when I realized she had a major blow out and there was no changing table for a baby in a fancy restaurant.  Luckily I had my mom to help me juggle that catastrophe or things could have gotten ugly.

I even had one pregnant lady tell me that she and her husband called me her idol for successfully taking a baby out to dinner.  I’m not going to lie, I was scared to take a baby to dinner.  But at some point I’ve got to start getting out there and stop letting the “what ifs” and the fear of the unknown keep me in the house 24/7.

Yesterday I pumped for the first time, and Adelaide took the bottle with no problem.  It was such an encouraging day, that I could pump and that Adelaide wouldn’t refuse the bottle.

Big things are happening for us!



  1. Hannah says:

    I love that she’s pattern-mixing already! Little fashionista! Congrats on a successful dinner out!

  2. Michelle says:

    What a great experience! We love taking Levi out – there was a small window around a year old that was atrocious, but now it’s better again.

    Also, I literally almost bought Adelaide that same onesie!! Glad I didn’t!

  3. Merridith says:

    Awesome that she was so good an you could get out of the house! Makes you feel normal and fabulous!

  4. Veronika says:

    Where I live people take their babies out to eat all the time and it’s rare that they are disruptive. Most babies sleep through the dinner or if they get fussy one of the parents will hold the baby. I hope we will be able to go for dinner with the baby too! Posts like this are definitely encouraging 🙂

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