Grace is asleep right now and she’s been ready for bed since around 6:30pm. She was completely exhausted and will likely remain sleeping for the next 13 hours or so (which is one of the perks of a busy day, I get to sleep in too)! After her day in the sun, amongst the excitement of people cheering, children playing and rainbow flags for as far as the eye could see, I don’t blame her for being pooped because I am too! Today was baby girl’s first Pride and she had an absolute blast. Pride is something that me and G have been looking forward to attending as a family since last year so we were pumped that we finally made it. :)
For Pride last year, we wanted nothing more than to take our beautiful gal to the festivities but unfortunately she was just 3 months old and only weeks away from her cleft lip surgery. We had made it 3 months without Grace catching anything and we knew we had to make it just a few more weeks without her getting sick because if she did, we would have to postpone her surgery. This meant that participating in super fun festivities with lots of people (like Pride) was out of the question.
Fast-forward a year and not only did we finally make it, but we were joined by my BF and her little gal, Olivia who is Gracie’s same age. They just happened to be in town for a visit so the timing was perfect. A few other friends joined us as well and together we watched the parade with two very excited little girls.
The entire parade Gracie sat happily perched in her carrier shouting, “Yay! Yay! Yay!” over and over. It was the cutest thing to watch. She pointed at everything and waved back to the people on floats who waved at us. G was able to snag a set of Pride beads for Grace, which made her the happiest baby in town. I really was proud of the girls. They made it 2 hours in the sun without a problem. They were excited and fuss-free. Such good little gals!
We decided that we would skip the activities at the fair grounds later in the day because it was past lunchtime and we were all starved. A delicious lunch + mimosas + a much needed naptime (for the babies and the mamas) brought our first Pride as a family to a close. It was pretty sweet. :)
Oh, and guess what else? I got a YES! I finally ovulated today on CD33! Is it weird that I ovulated that late? Everything I’ve read says that most women ovulate around CD14. In either case, I’m still just so pumped that I got a yes.
Happy Pride friends!