Today was the first full day of our Chicagoland Adventures. We had a blast and are very tired. Landon, my mom, stepdad, and I went down to the Navy Pier in the Kia Sedona. We wanted to go to the Ohio street beach or the splash pad, but there was so much to do that took up so much time. We didn’t get a chance to do any of the water activities.
We did ride the carousel and the Ferris Wheel. I think Landon enjoyed the carousel the most. He just giggled and laughed during the entire ride.
After all the walking we did on the Navy Pier and getting the amazing view from atop the Ferris Wheel, we were hungry. We strolled into an indoor area that displayed some interesting water fountains and a gift and food court. I had no clue the Chicago Children’s Museum was inside this area of the Navy Pier. On Thursday evenings they have a family fun night sponsored by Target. Entrance fees are waived for all visitors young and old. We plan to go back on one of the free nights.
We found the Bubba Gump restaurant at the other side of the mall area. I have not had the chance to visit this restaurant until today. There was a 45 minute wait to be seated. While waiting several people noticed Landon and would stop us to say hello to Landon, or make small talk with us.
Two girls with a young baby girl approached us and asked if Landon was the baby all over the internet and Instagram. Of course I told them yes. The mommy of the baby girl asked me about breastfeeding. She said her daughter was only 2 months and she didn’t know the rules of breastfeeding in public. I explained to her that there are no rules. Feed your baby how, when, and where you see fit. I told her as her baby gets older blankets draped over her little one will no longer work. But I also told her I usually find a nice quiet place to nurse Landon when I am in public. I then recommended a private breastfeeding group that I belong to on Facebook.
Being part of that Facebook group has been so helpful for me in my breastfeeding journey. When you have a question or need support, there are over 10,000 members to help you out. That type of support is amazing in my opinion. I hope talking to her bout breastfeeding will encourage her to stick with it and not give up.