This weekend, we headed to Austin so that Corwin could be baptized at Gethsemane Lutheran
, the church where I grew up and where Andrew and I were married. We had an uneventful drive Friday evening. Since we didn't get on the road 'til around 7:00, Corwin slept the entire trip, and we made it in under 3 hours.
Saturday, Corwin and Andrew stayed at my parents' house in the afternoon, while I went shopping at the Round Rock Premium Outlets
, and onefishclappin
's son Alex, who rode along on Christi's or Liz's back in his Ergo. I was able to fill out Corwin's 9-month wardrobe, and get a good start on his 12-month wardrobe. I suspect he'll need some warmer clothing in 12-month sizes (since I suspect it will at least begin to cool off while he's in them, even if he doesn't make it through the winter in them) and he still needs footed sleepers. I was taken by surprise that that snap-front footed sleepers only go up to 9-month sizes; the 12-month ones all have zippers and treaded feet. So I suspect Corwin will end up with zippers and treaded feet...but that wasn't what I'd been planning to get for him, so I ended up not getting any this trip. Guess I just need a little time to get my not-always-so-flexible brain around the unexpected change.
We also stopped in Harry & David
where I picked up a 1-lb bag of chocolate truffles in Milk, Dark, and Mint Chocolate flavors. Unfortunately, I forgot them when we were packing up to go home on Sunday, so they are still sitting in my parents' refrigerator. Hopefully they'll still be there next time we go back!
Saturday night, Corwin didn't sleep well at all -- he woke up every 2.5 hours or so, and at 4:00 a.m., he decided that it would be a good time to stay up and babble happily. He wasn't unhappy as long as someone was holding him, but he wouldn't go back to sleep, either. We eventually got him back to sleep around 5:30, but it made for two very tired parents when our alarm went off at 7:30 to get ready for church.
We had a large crowd for the baptism -- my whole extended family with the exception of 3 of my cousins, plus Andrew's parents and his sister asharperfocus
. My Grandma Elaine was even able to make it from Dallas, which I am just thrilled about. I'm so glad that she was able to meet Corwin finally! Andrew was baptized privately before the service, and then it was off to get Corwin dressed in his baptismal gown. I'm so glad he only has to wear that the one time -- it was a pain to get on, and then because it's so long it was hard to carry him without getting it all bunched up. The service went fine; I had to take Corwin out midway through the homily to eat (Andrew and I were both amazed that he lasted that long, since he'd last eaten when he got up around 8:30 a.m.), and he fell asleep nursing and slept through the rest of the service.
After the service, we all headed back to my parents' house for a huge dinner. We finally got on the road to head back to Houston around 4:15 or so in the afternoon, so we weren't able to stop by onefishclappin
's to get hand-me-down baby clothes from her and liz_gregory
. I think most of what they had on offer was 12 and/or 18-month sizes, though, so it wasn't an urgent thing. Corwin slept through the first two hours of the trip home, waking when we stopped at the Dairy Queen in Sealy to get some dinner. That DQ is now officially off the list of baby-friendly places to stop -- the women's restroom wasn't even handicapped accessible, so not only did it not have a changing station, it had no floor space to change a baby on, either. And the men's room was apparently not suitable either -- it had floor space, but wasn't very clean.
We got home around 7:30, and spent the rest of the evening vegging before we crashed out and slept like the dead...except when awakened by the hungry baby, of course. ;)( More pictures from the baptism are here )
You can see a few more shots from the day in the gallery here